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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 22 August, 2016

Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal

Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 August, 2016

A conventional Irish trait brought an unconventional Irish sportsman to his most important victory

Revenge was sweet for Conor McGregor but he had to dig deeper than ever before in order to achieve it.

Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour

Brazil exorcise their World Cup demons and clinch first Olympic football gold on an unbearably tense night in the Maracanã.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 August, 2016

# editors-picks - Thursday 18 August, 2016

48 seconds from immortality: The biggest day of Thomas Barr's career

Waterford star set to end Ireland’s 84-year wait for an Olympic track sprint final.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Michael Conlan and the outburst heard round the world

Conlan’s furious comments grab headlines as spotlight turns on more questionable judging decisions.

'She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her'

A silver lining for Annalise Murphy after the pain of London 2012.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

More than just Xs and Ys - The nuance is often lost in the Caster Semenya debate

Ross Tucker and David Epstein speak to The42 ahead of the South African’s 800m title tilt.

What happened to Katie Taylor?

Ireland’s nightmare week in the ring goes from bad to worse as champion crashes out.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 August, 2016

'There was nothing to smile about here. He was in trouble and it startled me'

In an extract from his autobiography, John Kavanagh recalls Conor McGregor’s defeat to Nate Diaz.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 August, 2016

‘About 20% of all medals should have been stripped’ - The dark history of the Olympic Games

Author and journalist David Goldlatt chats to The42 about the troubled past of sport’s biggest event.

Skibbereen spirit separates Ireland's rowing heroes from the rest

Skibb coach Dominic Casey the mastermind behind Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan.

Scott Evans spoils favela fairytale to deliver his greatest night

Evans extends his historic run to book place in the badminton knockout rounds.

'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'

After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.

This Olympics needs to be the start of Irish hockey's adventure, not the end

“This is not a once-off. This is not a fluke. This is what we want to do every time.”

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'Football is supposed to be entertainment and so is TV': Jeff Stelling on the iconic Soccer Saturday

The Sky Sports presenter on those statistics, Friday night football and his double-act with Chris Kamara.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 August, 2016

Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track

“My doping is training. My doping is Jesus. Otherwise I’m crystal clean,” Olympic gold medalist Ayana said today after smashing the world record by 14 seconds.

No shortage of craic in the O'Donovans' medal-winning press conference

Ireland’s RowBros are racking up admirers to go with their medals.

# editors-picks - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Believe the hype: Simone Biles is simply unstoppable

American teen superstar was effortlessly brilliant as she claimed the individual all-around title.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From great to Greatest: Phelps and Ledecky's golden night

American pair light up the pool on a night to remember in Rio de Janeiro.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 August, 2016

No sugarcoating the shock as Barnes takes Olympic exit on the chin

Weight comes back to haunt Ireland’s team captain as he crashes out in the last 16.

My reputation as a coach is at stake in Conor McGregor's rematch with Nate Diaz

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach, writes exclusively for The42 ahead of UFC 202.

Analysis: Waterford's attacking threat, war in the skies and spare man dilemma against Kilkenny

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Waterford and Kilkenny’s thrilling All-Ireland semi-final stalemate at Croke Park.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes' Feature This post contains videos

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'

Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Analysis: Mayo turnovers, Andy Moran is key, shaky Donegal defending, McBrearty's vital role

Football analyst Rob Carroll looks at how Mayo and Donegal can try to stop Tyrone and Dublin.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.' Keep Paddling This post contains videos

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'

Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.

# editors-picks - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Analysis: What can Munster expect from new lock Jean Kleyn?

The 22-year-old joins the province from the Stormers next month.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal'

Twenty years on from being Ireland’s flag-bearer at the Olympics, the Galway native talks about his memories from Atlanta, his early retirement from boxing, and the portrayal of Tyson Fury.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 July, 2016

Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal

GAA analyst Rob Carroll talks us through a tactically-absorbing Ulster SFC final.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 July, 2016

'I was 29, I was supposedly going to be in my prime and all of a sudden my career was being taken away'

Former Ireland international Stephen Elliott discusses his career as he faces a new challenge with League of Ireland side Shelbourne.

# editors-picks - Thursday 7 July, 2016

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 July, 2016

'I was scared s**tless but I needed to do something about it and sport was the only option'

It’s four years since David Gillick retired from professional athletics. Next week he will represent Ireland at the European Championships. This is his journey back from depression.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 June, 2016

The disappearance of 'The Ghost', the first Irish winner of the Wimbledon men's singles title

The man from Monasterevin who became the world’s best player.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 June, 2016

The Likely Lads: 'Robbie always stood out while Jeff relishes the big occasion'

Gillingham’s John Egan has played alongside Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick in various underage teams.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'There were mistakes made and, as the coach, I’ll take ownership of them' Exclusive

The exclusive first extract from ‘Win or Learn’, John Kavanagh’s autobiography, which is released this week.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 June, 2016

Our reputation is keeping thousands of Irish fans safe - even if we never realise it

Irish football fans aren’t perfect but don’t underestimate the power of goodwill, writes John O’Sullivan.

'It might be a fluke' - The Irish footballer who had a first-hand view of the Belgian revolution

Dominic Foley spent seven years of his career in Belgium.

7 Days of Euro 2016: Keeping Up With The On-The-Lashians

Tommy Martin channels his inner Craig David to reflect on a hectic opening week at the Euros.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Analysis: Are diamonds forever for Martin O'Neill and Ireland? Analysis This post contains videos

Analysis: Are diamonds forever for Martin O'Neill and Ireland?

The team didn’t fully embrace the system while certain players seemed uncomfortable with new responsibilities.

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton Tactics This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton

Johne Murphy joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an historic weekend for Irish rugby.

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