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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Fast and Furious: We spent an afternoon drifting with top 400m runner Thomas Barr Need For Speed This post contains videos

Fast and Furious: We spent an afternoon drifting with top 400m runner Thomas Barr

“It’s an adrenaline buzz. It’s something completely different.”

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw’s contentious winning try

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the three second-half tries in South Africa’s defeat to the All Blacks.

‘In the name of maintaining the rule book, they will break all promises made to treasure the game’

This latest fiasco underlines the need for change in camogie, writes Sinead O’Carroll.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 July, 2015

What I think about when I think about thinking about running

Slow and steady wins the race for Aoife Barry, who took up running 18 months ago. Here’s what she’s learned.

# editors-picks - Thursday 23 July, 2015

‘Not only does Conor Lehane lift the piano, he cracks his knuckles and belts out Beethoven’

Jamie Wall traces the ‘not-quite-professional’ development of one of Cork hurling’s biggest talents.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management

South Africa lost control of the scrum by making too many subs, too early in the game.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 July, 2015

Man in the middle: a day in the life of Irish MLS referee Alan Kelly gets exclusive access and goes behind the scenes to see how the Irish official prepares for a high-profile MLS fixture.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 July, 2015

6 talking points as Kerry savour Munster final glory and Cork aim to recover

The Kingdom eventually prevailed after 140 minutes of absorbing football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 July, 2015

The inspiring story behind one Irishman’s 490-day, 29,000km round-the-world cycle

Breifne Earley chats to The42 about his incredible achievement.

# editors-picks - Thursday 16 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: ‘I did think it was inevitable that this day would come’

Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 July, 2015

John Gardiner: Tipperary’s adaptability, Cork’s determination and Paul Ryan’s accuracy

Our columnist has his say on the weekend’s hurling action.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Questions answered… Doubters silenced… History made… Takeover complete

Paul Dollery signs off from Las Vegas on a memorable weekend for Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 July, 2015

McGregor vs. Mendes: Distance and Movement – A striking breakdown

Analyst Connor Ruebusch examines the UFC 189 main event.

Meet the Limerick man whose invention is reducing concussions in American Football

JP Hartigan’s product is being used by more than 50 NCAA Division 1 schools.

# editors-picks - Thursday 9 July, 2015

20 years ago today the Clare hurlers won a famous Munster title…but where are they now?

Two decades ago, the Banner roared in Thurles.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A letter from Las Vegas: ‘You’ve come all the way from Ireland for the Robbie Lawler fight?’

The build-up to UFC 189 is in its final few days.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 July, 2015

Johnny Doyle – Penalty controversy, Cork intensity, Kerry rescue and Kildare recovery’s Gaelic football columnist looks back at a hectic weekend of action.

John Gardiner: ‘Great goal but Galway need much more from Joe Canning’

The views of The42′s hurling analyst on the weekend’s action.

A letter from Las Vegas: McGregor isn’t the only show in town on International Fight Week

We’re in Las Vegas with UFC 189 just days away.

‘It was never planned, it all just happened’ – The Pig ‘n’ Porter tag rugby festival

How the Pig ‘n’ Porter became the biggest tag rugby festival in the world

# editors-picks - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Summer’s over: Here’s how your favourite Irish rugby stars spent their holidays

Jackson and Henderson went to the woods, Heaslip acted out some Will Smith lyrics and everybody broke their diet plan wide open.

# editors-picks - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Spot the Ball: Italia 90 Ireland v Romania penalty shootout edition

The nation holds its breath to see how you’ll do.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 June, 2015

Brendan Cummins – Tipp’s perfection, Kilkenny’s home comforts and the luck of the draw

The42′s hurling columnist gives his verdict on the weekend’s hurling action.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Chasing a ghost: The search for Daniel Timofte

Known to so many Irish because of his missed penalty at Italia ’90, the Romanian is an elusive figure.

‘Fighting is the rawest form of sport’ – Kieran McGeeney’s martial arts journey

“It’s about thinking under pressure when someone is trying to break your arm or choke you out.”

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 June, 2015

‘I used to have a fear of public speaking — now I make a living from it’

Gerry Duffy chats to The42 about goal-setting, motivation and overcoming phobias.

# editors-picks - Friday 19 June, 2015

‘Don’t wake me up, let me enjoy the dream’: The eternal sadness of Toto Schillaci

The Italian striker lit up the 1990 World Cup but everything unraveled afterwards.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 June, 2015

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland’s Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland’s Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 June, 2015

Help me Boab! Why I can’t help but like the Scotland football team

‘Short of locking myself in room with Wet Wet Wet, I can’t work myself up into a lather of rabid anti-Caledonian sentiment,’ writes social media sensation Tommy Martin.

VIDEO: The42 spent the day with Natalya Coyle, a very modern Irish athlete

The Meath woman is aiming for glory in the modern pentathlon next summer in Rio.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 June, 2015

24 World Cup memories we won’t forget from Italia ’90

It’s 25 years today since the tournament kicked off.

John Gardiner: ‘Physically, you could see that Waterford have done a lot more work than Cork’

The views of The42′s hurling columnist on today’s big game.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Women’s World Cup is an opportunity for Canada & welcome distraction from FIFA chaos

The tournament gets underway in Edmonton later tonight and is bigger and better than its ever been.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 June, 2015

‘These guys were morons… They didn’t come to watch football’

Ger Canning tells The42 about his recollection of reporting at the infamous 1995 friendly between England and Ireland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 May, 2015

‘It’s the first time in professional rugby I found it and I found it in Munster’

Munster hooker Eusebio Guiñazú tells The42 about feeling at home 11,000km from his native Mendoza.

# editors-picks - Friday 29 May, 2015

Analysis: Revisiting Jack Grealish’s special FA Cup semi-final performance

Can the youngster replicate his outstanding display against Arsenal on Saturday?

# editors-picks - Thursday 28 May, 2015

‘No love is wrong!’ – Check out this brilliant League of Ireland video

The promo uses clever allusions to the recent same-sex marriage referendum.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

We asked G-Mac if McDowell and McIlroy can bring home Olympic gold for Ireland

“I’d love to be there in Rio.”

# editors-picks - Monday 25 May, 2015

Analysis: 10 years on, we ask how Liverpool won THAT Champions League final

We outline just how Rafa Benitez’s side pulled off one of the most famous sporting comebacks ever.

5 talking points from this weekend’s LOI as Cork and Hoops lose ground

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers were left frustrated at a penalty miss while Limerick are still without a win.

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