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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'That was the beginning of the end at Cork City because the new owners were strange, strange people'

Having just turned 70, we catch up with one of the most unmistakable personalities in Irish football — Damien Richardson.

The incredible rise of Conor Whelan and the cousin's memory he carries on his skin

Conor Whelan has been a revelation for Galway this season.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 September, 2017

The Austin Gleeson hurley and the craft behind the magic of an Irish sporting summer

“I never got to play in Croke Park… the next best thing for me is making the hurleys for the lads who do.”

# editors-picks - Friday 1 September, 2017

Hurling may be the best thing we do as a nation but is something many never get to do at all

‘When it comes to hurling, we are prisoners of geography,’ writes Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 August, 2017

‘I was confident that I was good enough… But I was worried about having a nightmare’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

‘I was confident that I was good enough… But I was worried about having a nightmare’

Neale Fenn tells The42 about making his debut against Manchester United and winning titles at Cork, Bohs and Rovers.

'Patrick O'Connell is very respected here but the man who saved Barcelona? It's a myth, really'

The Irishman is seen as a saviour of the Catalan giants but is it a fair reflection of what actually happened?

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Battered, bruised and beaten: Emotional and sobering end to a home World Cup which promised so much

The lowest ebb can so often be the turning of the tide and the hope is that Ireland learn from their mistakes at this World Cup.

When reality meets resilience: why Cian Bohane quit professional rugby at 25

“People talk about living the dream, but what dream are we talking about here?”

# editors-picks - Friday 25 August, 2017

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

Olympic heartbreak to European dreams: The42 presents The Eric Donovan Story

Eric Donovan never achieved his dream of becoming an Olympian. He now has a new dream, and we’ve been following his journey towards redemption.

# editors-picks - Monday 21 August, 2017

Analysis: Sweeper conundrum, Moran's movement, and Mayo's big gamble

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Sunday’s enthralling draw between Kerry and Mayo in Croke Park.

'The toughest white boy ever to step in the ring with Floyd' doesn't do Dublin's Robert Gorman justice

Six months after ‘injuring’ Mayweather in Vegas, Gorman found himself on a Balbriggan beach contemplating suicide.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'This is Cork... there's no way those f**kers are coming down and taking the league from us'

From the Cork minor football panel to the first team at Brighton and success in the League of Ireland.

# editors-picks - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Would it happen in the men's game? Not a hope. It's actually embarrassing'

Briege Corkery and James Masters share their thoughts on Cork dual star Libby Coppinger’s dilemma – potentially lining out in two All-Ireland championship games on Saturday.

Analysis: Waterford's homework done, Cork's strengths nullified, game-changing moments

Waterford showed composure and maturity to kill off the challenge of 14-man Cork.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Pat hands me the phone and it was Kenny Dalglish. He goes ‘We really want you to sign’'

Eddie Gormley tells us all about his time in England, returning to the League of Ireland and falling into management.

Scott Evans is angry

The Irish badminton star wants his sport to appear on TV more than just every four years.

From gutted she couldn't 'be like Sonia' to finding her niche and flying the flag worldwide

Irish high jump record-holder and Olympian Deirdre Ryan spoke to The42 about her own experiences and the importance of sport.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 August, 2017

The world's best jockey wants his riding to do the talking

Ryan Moore tells The42 why he’s more comfortable in the saddle than the spotlight.

'In the case of Waterford fans, it's the hope that sustains them year after year'

Waterford supporter Amy O’Connor on a county’s dream to finally land the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 August, 2017

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes

Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%

# editors-picks - Sunday 6 August, 2017

How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups

The 62-times capped Ireland international chats to The42 about her rugby career.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns History In The Making This post contains videos

Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns

How Ireland Women shocked everyone but themselves to beat New Zealand 14 – 17 and end their run of four straight World Cup titles.

# editors-picks - Thursday 3 August, 2017

London 2017: The start times for every Irish athlete at the World Athletics Championships

Eleven-strong Irish team head to London’s Olympic Park.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Two titles, Michel Platini and a 'devastating' goodbye: Liam Brady and The Old Lady

It’s 35 years since the Dubliner left Juventus in dramatic fashion after a thrilling two-year spell in Turin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 July, 2017

More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.

'I'm very thankful for all the help' - The Rossies and a football passion after battling cancer

Cian Smith will be cheering on his brothers Enda and Donie in Croke Park tomorrow.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

A year has made all the difference for the professional boxing scene in Ireland

Following the Regency shooting in 2016, professional boxing in Ireland had ground to a halt. The sport’s protagonists were left to pick up the pieces.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'Their drive was serious. There was no hurling in Kilcar but they won a county title in national school'

How Ryan McHugh and Paddy McBrearty made it from a small village in south west Donegal to the top of Gaelic football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Going back to basics: 10 of the most important things to get right in your diet

Personal trainer David Last has 10 nutrition tips you should take on board.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 July, 2017

Analysis: How Stephen Cluxton has completely changed the role of a goalkeeper in the game

A closer look at the influence of Dublin’s brilliant leader.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio'

Brendan Bradley on his remarkable League of Ireland legacy and playing alongside a footballing icon.

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 July, 2017

The road from Waterford hurling and English soccer to becoming Kildare's midfield general

Kevin Feely’s unlikely journey to being a key player in tomorrow’s Leinster final.

Seery's swansong provides welcome respite from theatrics elsewhere

The veteran Dubliner will hang up his gloves after tomorrow evening’s UFC bout in Glasgow.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 July, 2017

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya" Interview This post contains videos

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"

Eamon Zayed chats to The42 about a remarkable career in the League of Ireland and beyond.

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series

Warren Gatland’s men will leave New Zealand feeling that they achieved success.

'I felt like I wanted to give up... I rang my ma and told her I was done with football'

Eighteen months since he considered quitting, Sean Maguire’s being hailed as Cork City’s greatest ever player.

An ode to Niall McCarthy, the Rebel wildman whose points were worth two

‘He fist-pumped with more snarling, come-on-to-f*ck savagery than I’ve ever seen in another hurler’.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'He's still as obsessed now as he was as a kid' - Horgan closing in on Ring in scoring charts

Four points separate the two Glen Rovers men.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 July, 2017

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.