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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 21 April, 2018

#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 April, 2018

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'" Remember When This post contains videos

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'"

Cork City legend Dave Barry on winning All-Irelands, scoring against Bayern Munich, Patsy Freyne’s fondness for a smoke and representing Ireland against Man United.

'I didn't sleep for two weeks, to be honest. Staff possibly losing their jobs? It was strange, scary'

Faced with the prospect of relegation shortly after arriving, Dubliner Gary Dicker has seen Kilmarnock conjure a remarkable turnaround

"Everyone was asking: 'Are you going to do Medicine? I was like: 'Oh no, I want to go to the Olympics'"

Irish pentathlete Sive Brassil on the long, arduous road towards the top of her sport.

'You go to school and you'll always get comments with your weight. It wasn't a very positive time'

Leah Lyons talks to The42 about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and why she decided to call out a spectator who made a horrible remark about her.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 April, 2018

O'Sullivan and Walsh: Husband and wife team chasing 'fairytale' Grand National run Family Affair This post contains videos

O'Sullivan and Walsh: Husband and wife team chasing 'fairytale' Grand National run

Kildare trainer Ross O’Sullivan will have his first ever Aintree Grand National runner today, with his wife Katie Walsh riding Baie Des Iles in the iconic race.

Shefflin as club manager, juggling two jobs with hurling and the eldest figure in the Kilkenny ranks

TJ Reid embarks on a new era with Ballyhale tonight as a different summer with Kilkenny beckons.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 April, 2018

'We were on a replay and missed a goal': Why TG4 made the call to introduce new in-game feature

The Irish language station received widespread praise for the small-screen replays and puck-out angle they rolled out on Sunday.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'Liam Brady ran across to me and said ‘Paddy, your Panathinaikos players are f***ing mad!''

Ex-Ireland, Shamrock Rovers, Chelsea and West Brom full-back Paddy Mulligan on his beginnings and a wonderful playing career.

'I saw people taking drugs, taking tablets and drinking. I said, 'I don't want this life''

Former Republic of Ireland player Olivia O’Toole talks to The42 about her football career and her expectations for the current women’s national team.

# editors-picks - Friday 6 April, 2018

'On Sunday nights, kids are feeling immense anxiety about school - like I did. I'll do it for them'

Kilcullen’s Dennis Hogan has more reasons than your average boxer for wanting to become a world champion. He’s seriously close.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence

The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 April, 2018

How working with Gary Neville prepared Ed Chamberlin to become the face of horse racing

The former Sky Sports presenter talks to The42 about his role in ITV’s racing coverage.

'It was just raw emotion': Megan Connolly on going viral, sibling rivalry and a different Irish camp

The Cork native is back for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and making big plans for her future.

'You have to upload your video after each game': How 22 county teams joined forces to pool match footage

The majority of inter-county sides are now part of Whatsapp group where they share videos of full games with each other every Monday.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'

Alan Lynch and the Irish Wheelchair Rugby team aim for World Championship qualification this week.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 March, 2018

'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'

With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'

One of the League of Ireland’s great goalscorers reflects on his career.

'Looking back now, I made the right decision as playing for Con helped shape my career'

After helping Ireland win the Grand Slam last weekend, Peter O’Mahony tells The42 how his time in the Ulster Bank League made him the player he has become.

'We could see that he'd lost his hair and may not have been well. It sort of shook us all'

Former Dublin player Paul Clarke talks to The42 about playing Gaelic Football with AFL legend Jim Stynes.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 March, 2018

From Chelsea reject to Ireland international: 19-year-old Declan Rice's remarkable rise

The West Ham youngster was named man of the match on his senior debut against Turkey last night.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 March, 2018

Here's how we rated the Boys in Green this evening

The Republic of Ireland went down 1-0 to Turkey in this evening’s friendly.

'The biggest f**king mistake I ever made': how a friendly with Turkey changed everything

Full of confidence and looking forward to playing at a World Cup, there was a shock in store for Gary Waddock.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success

The Ireland boss was ‘proud of how some guys got thrown in there and survived.’

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 March, 2018

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Grand Slam preview with Mike McCarthy

It’s a huge weekend for the Irish team as they try win the Grand Slam in Twickenham.

Local heroes like Maguire can be the Messi or Ronaldo to a generation of Irish youngsters

John O’Sullivan on why our rising stars are the League of Ireland’s most valuable asset.

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland Slambusters This post contains videos

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland

We spoke with two Englishmen familar with the difficulties of the final hurdle in a Grand Slam chase about what can go wrong.

# editors-picks - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Commuting from Coventry and pucking about on a rugby pitch: One hurler's journey to Saturday's All-Ireland final The Toughest This post contains videos

Commuting from Coventry and pucking about on a rugby pitch: One hurler's journey to Saturday's All-Ireland final

David Breen is a physio with English Premiership Rugby side Wasps, and has been travelling back and forth to play in the All-Ireland hurling championship with Na Piarsaigh.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I would never have thought it would be possible. I would have said, 'Absolutely not''

Trailblazing referee Joy Neville looks back through the past few months, and years, of breaking boundaries and smashing firsts.

The 2007 Epsom Derby paid for Tony 10's wedding, but almost cost him much more

Read an excerpt from ‘Tony 10: The astonishing story of the postman who gambled €10,000,000 … and lost it all’ by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly.

He could see his house from jail, but John Phillips is invading the UFC from a caravan in Dublin

‘The UFC rang me up: ‘How did the interview go, John?’ I said: ‘Well, to put it nicely, I got escorted out by two armed guards.’

'I've worked 3, 4 jobs... washing cars, walking dogs': Wexford man Fawsitt thriving on American dream

A product of Greystones and Blackrock, the hooker helped the US Eagles win a Grand Slam last weekend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'You're part of the club forever because you've worn that red shirt...it's just magical'

Before the Class of ’92, Finglas native Derek Brazil was one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ at Manchester United.

# editors-picks - Friday 2 March, 2018

Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people?

The careers of Jamie Heaslip and Andy Lee were eulogised last week, writes Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Thursday 1 March, 2018

'I broke her nose, but I've still got her autograph': Tonya Harding's fight for a second chance

‘Tonya was standing over to the side of the room with Tyson, so I was thinking, ‘I might actually have to fight her before we get on the scales!’

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'

Alan Cawley talks joining Leeds United as a teenager, winning a league title with Shelbourne and getting into TV punditry.

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic

We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team Feel The Rhythm This post contains videos

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team

While the Jamaicans were creating history by creating an Olympic bobsleigh team, there was something very similar happening at home in Ireland.

'I would kick myself in the face if I was the fella who threw on a tracksuit and was jobs for the boys' Doc

'I would kick myself in the face if I was the fella who threw on a tracksuit and was jobs for the boys'

Donncha O’Callaghan is preparing to bring the curtain down on his professional career, and explains to The42 that he is looking forward to life at home with his young family in Cork.

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