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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Thursday 29 September, 2016

His rivals may feel hard done by but Conor has earned this historic opportunity

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach, writes exclusively ahead of McGregor’s return at UFC 205.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 September, 2016

'What could I have achieved if I came to this a bit younger? I would have been a UFC champion'

Neil Seery reflects on his career as he gets set to hang up his gloves in Belfast in November.

'It was just too hard for me to play so I took a step back'

Dublin’s Sinéad Finnegan determined to topple Cork after missing out on 2010 All-Ireland win.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 September, 2016

Irish sport is a duller place without Davy Fitz

Tommy Martin reflects on the departure of one of hurling – and Ireland’s – most colourful characters.

The day the Dublin Ladies turned the screw

Gerry McGill’s Dublin side found a way to banish their All-Ireland ghosts in 2010. Now they need to do it again on Sunday afternoon.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Analysis: Jimmy Garoppolo gives the Patriots a glimpse of their Brady-less future

The loss of the backup QB will be felt over the next two games says Steve O’Rourke.

# editors-picks - Monday 19 September, 2016

Analysis: Own goals, Dublin's shooting under pressure, Mayo's ferocious tackling

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll casts an eye over yesterday’s drawn All-Ireland football final.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 September, 2016

The real Jose Mourinho is about to reveal himself at Manchester United

“This is the fable of the scorpion and the frog, and United may be about to feel Mourinho’s sting.”

# editors-picks - Thursday 15 September, 2016

A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals

Two gold, one silver and one bronze made Wednesday an unforgettable day at the Paralympic Games.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore'

Phil Eaglesham contracted Q Fever, a rare and incurable condition that left him using a wheelchair, six years ago. Yesterday he made his Paralympic debut to set an example for his three young boys.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Analysis: Carson Wentz shows the traits that could soon have the Eagles flying high

Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the number two overall pick’s first NFL touchdown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From rock bottom to top of the world in five weeks, emotional McKillop seizes his moment

Michael McKillop used the difficult days as motivation to drive him on to Paralympic glory in Rio earlier.

A week on from Tipperary's triumph, 5 questions after the 2016 hurling season

Are the Premier on the cusp of domination and will Brian Cody perform surgery on this Kilkenny team?

'How running saved me from addiction' Interview This post contains videos

'How running saved me from addiction'

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

Analysis: Why are Ireland so poor at passing the ball?

There was a distinct lack of confidence about the team’s play in Serbia during the week.

From 'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me' Depression

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Connacht will trust their 2-4-2 after getting international injection

Tiernan O’Halloran and Kieran Marmion start against the Ospreys this evening.

# editors-picks - Thursday 8 September, 2016

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'

Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Not a popular choice for some, but Gatland brings experience to Lions role

Gatland will name his Lions assistant coaches on 7 December.

# editors-picks - Monday 5 September, 2016

Analysis: How Tipperary finally overcame Kilkenny to claim All-Ireland senior hurling glory

Tipperary’s 2001 All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the key factors that resulted in another Liam MacCarthy Cup win for the Premier County.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 September, 2016

John Gardiner: Relentless Tipp left Kilkenny searching for answers they simply didn't have

The42′s hurling analyst breaks down an epic Tipperary performance and where it all went wrong for Cody’s Cats.

# editors-picks - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Dancing at the Crossroads 20 years on: the song that summed up a summer and toppled the Spice Girls Purple And Gold This post contains videos

Dancing at the Crossroads 20 years on: the song that summed up a summer and toppled the Spice Girls

It’s 20 years since a glorious few months for Wexford hurling.

'The Kilkenny lads don't buy them outta pure spite'

John O’Brien shows us around his hurl-making workshop in Cahir and shows us the science of a perfect hurl.

# editors-picks - Monday 29 August, 2016

Analysis: Kerry's long ball tactic, Cluxton's kickouts, fouls hurt Kerry, Dublin's process triumphs

The42′s columnist looks back at yesterday’s epic clash.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Grand Slam, Schmidt and Rebels: Toolan's journey leads to Melbourne

Eoin Toolan is the head performance analyst of Super Rugby’s Melbourne Rebels.

Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone

“We have a saying in Connacht that we share the workload. It’s not about getting forwards and wrecking them so they can’t run with 20 minutes to go.”

'A journey for perfection I'll never reach the end of': Martin Tyler on the art of football commentary

The definitive football voice on technique, coaching in the Conference and tears after that Sergio Aguero goal.

# editors-picks - Friday 26 August, 2016

I'd like Conor to go for a second belt now and I believe he'll only need two rounds to win it

SBG head coach John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.

# 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

Patience the key to revenge for McGregor as new strategy required to conquer durable Diaz

The rematch takes place tonight in Las Vegas.

# 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.

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