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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 25 April, 2016

Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin

Rob Carroll breaks down the Division 1 football final to discover how Dublin steamrolled Kerry.

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# editors-picks - Sunday 24 April, 2016

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 April, 2016

Kilkenny vulnerable, Waterford and Clare evolve - What we learned from the hurling semis

Championship is not too far around the corner…

Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam

We take a look at the unity behind the western province’s continuing rise.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Eamonn O'Hara blasts 'pathetic' refereeing as blight on Gaelic football

And the former Sligo footballer believes the introduction of the mark will do little to change the style of play that is bemoaned by so many.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I don't need to be elected but I got into politics to make a difference to our children's health'

Former world champion Eamonn Coghlan on his continued quest to tackle Ireland’s obesity epidemic.

John Leonard column: Carvery in Croker and the art of war

“One of my favourites was ‘Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt’.”

# editors-picks - Thursday 14 April, 2016

A tragedy in cycling opened a discussion on safety, we must give MMA the same opportunity

The sport’s detractors want it banned, but there’s an opportunity to make it safer than ever in the wake of this week’s tragedy.

Analysis: The Chiefs' brilliant 'tackle only' tactic backfired against the Blues

The ingenious defensive tactic has made a return in Super Rugby this year.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 April, 2016

Analysis: How Dublin beat the blanket defence - and why Donegal couldn't find a way through

Leading GAA analyst Rob Carroll starts his new column for The42 with a closer look at the second of yesterday’s league semi-finals.

# editors-picks - Friday 8 April, 2016

If football has a doping problem, do fans and media deserve some of the blame?

Expecting the drug testing regime to catch drug use in football is like trying to break into Fort Knox with a pea-shooter, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

John Leonard column: I know the effect drugs have... but I wouldn't have doped to be Dubs #1

“If I had been drug tested when I was U21 Dublin keeper, they would have found positive test results for cannabis, ecstasy and probably some amphetamines too.”

# editors-picks - Thursday 7 April, 2016

John Gardiner: Cork lose experience, Rebel manager's long-term view and sympathy for players

The cut of experienced Cork players has been a major talking point.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

'Gatty rang me and offered a deal, but the problem was I was going to Japan'

Bernard Jackman recalls the beginning of his professional career with Connacht.

# editors-picks - Monday 4 April, 2016

'I was getting out of a country that was struggling and I don't regret it a day since'

In the mid-1980s, Ian Hennessy was playing for Cork City while earning a pound an hour working for a taxi company. He’s now a top collegiate coach in the United States.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

How Aston Villa squandered the 1992/93 Premier League title & history changed forever

Ron Atkinson’s side looked set to claim the championship but fell away in the second half of the season.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 March, 2016

100 years of Irish history told through 10 sporting events

The games we play give us a snapshot of the country through the past century, writes Mick O’Keeffe.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Trevor Hogan and Murray Kinsella reflect on Ireland’s campaign

And we pick the team for the tour of South Africa.

# editors-picks - Thursday 17 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Shane Jennings joins Murray Kinsella to look ahead to Ireland’s tournament finale

The former Ireland and Leinster flanker talks Joe Schmidt, tactics and more.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

‘It is a measure of the man that his peers still look to him for inspiration and support’

Eoghan Culligan, a victim of last year’s Berkeley tragedy, played for Ballyboden St-Enda’s. Tomorrow some of his former teammates play in the All-Ireland final in Croke Park.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Analysis: Fear of Schmidt drives Heaslip to finish Ireland’s try of the season

Joe Schmidt’s side showed excellent running lines off the ball to score just before half time.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 March, 2016

‘Acceptance for me now is that I think it’s s**t – I hate the condition’

A Tipperary minor hurler, Peter Ryan’s life changed when diagnosed with a rare disorder. Now, after sinking to dark, depressing lows, he’s Rio-bound as a para-cyclist.

# editors-picks - Friday 11 March, 2016

‘To be honest about it, there were tears’: Richie Power on coming to terms with walking away

The eight-time All-Ireland winner announced his inter-county retirement in January but coming to terms with it has been tough.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage

Lorenzo Cittadini is there for the taking after being tormented by the Scottish.

The42 Six Nations Show: Lynne Cantwell joins Murray Kinsella to discuss winning strategies

Ireland’s most-capped women’s player also looks ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations showdown in Dublin.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 March, 2016

As Ireland’s World Cup campaign gets under way, here’s everything you need to know

The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.

Violent behaviour mars the opening weekend and our League of Ireland talking points

Last year’s top two got off to winning ways while there were mixed fortunes for the newly-promoted sides.

‘People say America is the land of dreams and I lived that dream’

Major League Soccer is back for a new season but Paul Keegan was the first Irishman to play there.

# editors-picks - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse?

“When he elected to follow that route to success, McGregor knew it was a potentially perilous policy.”

Letter from Las Vegas: As the bruises heal, McGregor will face his toughest test yet

“This is the cauldron in which superstars are made and broken.”

# editors-picks - Friday 4 March, 2016

Letter from Las Vegas: No such thing as bad publicity for McGregor, only smart business

Press conference skirmish injects a new lease of life ahead of Saturday’s clash with Nate Diaz.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London

Things got pretty detailed around the Subbuteo table this week.

From the ring to the dressing room: Bernard Dunne explains his role with Dublin GAA

The former world boxing champion has been part of the Dublin backroom team for three years.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

What Conor McGregor aims to do on Saturday has happened just once before

McGregor will face Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.

# editors-picks - Monday 29 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s defence takes backward steps in Twickenham

Joe Schmidt was disappointed by Ireland’s passive approach without the ball.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Queally more determined to seal his UFC deal after ‘seeing life through Conor’s eyes’

There’s a big night ahead for this SBG fighter.

# editors-picks - Thursday 25 February, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to talk England and Eddie Jones

The former Ireland coach on England’s new boss.

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole’s short binds

Romain Poite needs to keep a close eye on the English tighthead’s binding.

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