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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope'

There’s no point criticising football fans for attending the recent Aviva Stadium friendlies while ignoring the League of Ireland, writes columnist John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 August, 2018

'He's intelligent, tactically very capable and full of ambition': Bayern impressed by Irish-eligible teenager

Ryan Johansson is expected to be included in the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad next month.

Ireland hold their heads high after bringing the nation on their magical journey

‘We’ve now put ourselves on the map of where we want to be.’

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup Local Lad This post contains videos

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup

Pat Nolan reflects on winning the Premier Division and FAI Cup with Limerick, playing against Real Madrid in Europe and being tasked with marking Diego Maradona.

No such thing as bad publicity for UFC as McGregor makes swift return from long hiatus

The MMA organisation should spare us the lip service about codes of conduct when their stars step out of line.

'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now' Rocket Man This post contains videos

'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now'

A year after a hamstring injury cut his season short, Marcus Lawler is heading into the European Championships in the fastest form of his life.

'Italian football in the 1980s was the pinnacle and at the epicentre was a mercurial Dubliner'

There was so much more to Liam Brady’s time in Italy than a two-year spell with Juventus.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Ireland's golden generation make the impossible dream a reality

The magical run to the World Cup final has been no fluke, rather the result of years of hard work and sacrifice.

'Anyone who does even five minutes' research will see there are big fights out there for Katie'

Suggestions that women’s boxing lacks talent have left Brian Peters incredulous, but Katie Taylor’s manager has some choice words for a few of her prospective opponents.

'A guy doesn't get picked because he's too small. He might just be a late developer'

The new Rugby Academy Ireland is looking to give rugby players another route into the professional game.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history

A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell

Alex Krstic on conquering the Derry accent, the club’s mid-80s revolution and being a local sex symbol.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 July, 2018

'He shone like a beacon through all the gloom': Maradona, Clough and the makings of Roy Keane

25 years ago this week, the Irish midfielder signed for Manchester United.

'You're just pinching yourself asking if it's real... I'm thinking, 'we're the world silver medalists''

Karen Kirk is the coach who guided the Ireland women’s 4x100m relay team to a sliver medal at the World U20 championships.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 July, 2018

An emotional night with a relevance that went beyond the result

Ahead of Tuesday’s second leg, former Cork City chairman John O’Sullivan on the club’s Champions League tie against Legia Warsaw.

In memory of my Mother: football, family and finding comfort in the past

After his Mum passed away, Eoin O’Callaghan began to look into his grandfather’s football career in 1920s Cork.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Analysis: The rise of 'quarter-back' goalkeepers and why they'll light up the Super 8s

Stephen Cluxton transformed the position but now a number of goalkeepers are gunning for his throne.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 July, 2018

'The fans were thinking: F**k sake, we paid that amount of money for this lad and he's useless'

The hero of the 1992 FAI Cup final reflects on his career in football.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Power ranking the 8 remaining teams in the World Cup

England became the final side to reach the quarters on Tuesday night.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

'Being upset on Messi's behalf is like writing to celeb magazines lamenting Jennifer Aniston’s failed relationships' Column This post contains videos

'Being upset on Messi's behalf is like writing to celeb magazines lamenting Jennifer Aniston’s failed relationships'

Eoin Butler isn’t quite ready to start writing eulogies, for the Mayo footballers or for Lionel Messi.

Analysis: Cork's attacking class, Clare's collapse and Conlon influence

Rebels boss John Meyler deserves credit for making some important in-game changes, writes columnist Tommy Dunne.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'You’d get phone calls at 4am, lads would have had a few drinks and this fella is roaring down the phone' Stuey This post contains videos

'You’d get phone calls at 4am, lads would have had a few drinks and this fella is roaring down the phone'

Former Shelbourne, Drogheda and Longford midfielder Stuart Byrne reflects on his career in football,

From the Aran Islands to American international: Mullen helping Eagles to new heights

“Six months ago I’d only played division three rugby,” says the prop who started all three of the USA’s June Test wins.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 June, 2018

‘I was at rock bottom and a friend got me a job in a supermarket. I got the call to say that I failed the drugs test’

Craig Walsh has rebuilt his career and returned to League of Ireland football after a gambling addiction saw his life spiral out of control in 2015

From Munster final day to life in Melbourne and watching on from San Francisco

Aaron Cunningham played for Clare in last year’s Munster hurling final but will be supporting from afar tomorrow.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 June, 2018

What happened to Robert Lewandowski?

The Bayern Munich star was poor as Poland exited the World Cup following a 3-0 loss to Cololmbia.

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty

The Wallabies flanker is a deeply intelligent rugby player and this penalty was worth a closer look.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates'

Philip Hughes on a career with 19 transfers, 11 clubs and 138 goals.

'The whole side of my face went numb and I couldn't see out of my left eye so I went straight to hospital'

Donegal footballer Kate Keaney speaks to The42 about her harrowing recovery from a concussion and a torn cruciate as Donegal prepare for an Ulster final.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'I look down the back of the bus and there’s Claw, fag in his mouth, puffing away!'

Australian second row John Langford had a major influence on Munster during his three years with the province.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Watching England punch themselves in the nuts at major finals turned out to be a very close second to Irish success'

Eoin Butler is settling in for month of solid football-watching.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 June, 2018

Analysis: Clare's late heroics and how they can become genuine All-Ireland contenders

The42 columnist Tommy Dunne breaks down the Banner’s thrilling Munster hurling victory over Tipperary yesterday.

Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game

Joe Schmidt’s side surprisingly targeted the Wallabies fullback with their first two restarts.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid'

Former St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians defender Maurice O’Driscoll on facing one of the greats, a brief spell managing in the LOI and his highly-rated son Aaron.

# editors-picks - Monday 4 June, 2018

An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games GAA Abroad This post contains videos

An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games

A small group of coaches from Ennis spent two weeks in Buenos Aires and Rosario teaching children the skills and traditions of GAA.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'The minute I landed I was on the phone doing interviews… I started to cry' Golden Girl This post contains videos

'The minute I landed I was on the phone doing interviews… I started to cry'

Irish teenage sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses on triumphing at the European U20 Championships, sudden media scrutiny, national identity and sports psychology.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 May, 2018

‘A lot of players have said it makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up’

The story behind the Champions League anthem, in the words of composer Tony Britten.

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