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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 May, 2018

‘I hated myself… I got terribly down and lost my confidence, not just as a footballer but as a person’ Looking Back This post contains videos

‘I hated myself… I got terribly down and lost my confidence, not just as a footballer but as a person’

33 years on from representing Liverpool in the European Cup final, Jim Beglin reflects on a career full of highs and lows.

James Ryan: The great-grandson of a 1916 Easter Rising rebel

The Leinster lock’s great-grandfather was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers and Fianna Fáil.

'People always tell me I'm a mad bastard for fighting over there but I never see it that way'

Peter Queally is prospering after a big win in Russia.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself but there's no point - I was the lucky one'

Tony Cousins on Chelsea in the 1980s, those infamous Liverpool Christmas parties and a legendary League of Ireland career.

How a former Manchester United and Ireland captain died penniless Fall From Grace This post contains videos

How a former Manchester United and Ireland captain died penniless

Patrick O’Connell also managed Barcelona and Real Betis, and is the only coach to guide the latter to a league title.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 May, 2018

A million questions without any reassuring answers - the first step into the unknown

As Ryan Bailey begins his fitness journey, former triathlete Bryan Keane is on hand to offer some expert advice.

# editors-picks - Friday 18 May, 2018

'If one person reads this and feels it helps them, that’d be brilliant'

Tony Buckley can deal with the physical consequences of a decade of professional rugby. The psychological wounds aren’t as easy to ignore.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'I could win 101 gold medals, but I've only one mam and she is my priority'

Dubliner Conor Grassick only returned to action last weekend.

'I can remember the faces in the dugout when I told him to go f**k himself': the remarkable tale of Joe Cleary

Before PJ Conlon, the Cork native had his moment to shine in Major League Baseball but it didn’t go very well.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 May, 2018

James Ryan is already one of the best in the world at the age of 21

The second row was magnificent once again as Leinster overcame Racing in Bilbao.

10 young hurlers to watch out for in this summer's senior championship

These youngsters are in for a bright summer.

'We had an open training session in December and there must have been 1,500 people at it' Carlow Rising This post contains videos

'We had an open training session in December and there must have been 1,500 people at it'

Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien is at the helm of a rising in his home county.

'We're all caught up in our lives with work and Mayo football, but it just makes you think what happened to him'

The memory of David Gavin lives on in Breaffy GAA club in Mayo.

# editors-picks - Friday 11 May, 2018

At the end of a long and winding journey, Ireland ready for its place in cricket history Test Match Preview This post contains images

At the end of a long and winding journey, Ireland ready for its place in cricket history

Ireland will today become just the 11th nation to play Test cricket as Pakistan provide the opposition for a historic occasion in Malahide.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet

Leinster’s playmaker-in-chief is relentless in the pursuit of perfection and a first medal with his native province since 2013.

The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 May, 2018

'Well, I wouldn't be married to her!' - How picking Gaelic changed Paula Murray's life

Paula Murray and her wife, Susan Byrne, both line out for Louth in the Division 4 league final today.

'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque'

James Lowe has made a big impression since arriving at Leinster, and the Kiwi winger hopes to prove his worth by helping the province to Champions Cup glory.

# editors-picks - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Things were going really well and what killed me looking back was Ron Atkinson got the bullet'

Alan Kirby talks to The42 about his time at Aston Villa and his fond memories of playing with various League of Ireland teams.

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’

We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'I remember the XXXXL O'Neill's gear didn't fit me. From that day, I changed everything'

From a battle with thyroid cancer to an incredible weight loss, Mayo manager Peter Leahy shares his story.

Learning from Jim - 'If it was a snooker player, he would still get him right! He’s that kind of man'

New Sligo boss Cathal Corey on working with Jim McGuinness and getting set for his first taste of the championship as a manager.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'If I can emulate Liam Miller's achievement on Saturday I'll be a very, very happy man'

Roy O’Donovan is one game away from becoming the second Irish-born player to win an A-League medal.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 April, 2018

"I walked down the road. It was the loneliest walk. I said 'there's 20 years of my life'" FAGO This post contains videos

"I walked down the road. It was the loneliest walk. I said 'there's 20 years of my life'"

Sligo Rovers legend Tony Fagan on his long love affair with the club where he made his name.

'I learned more in the prison about people than I did in any f*cking school I was in'

We caught up with Shane McNaughton to discuss his journey from Croke Park to Broadway.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Scarlets second row was left deeply frustrated by Leinster’s excellent rucking.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I told Fergie to shove his Manchester United contract and he told me to get out of his office'

Joe Hanrahan’s career included League of Ireland and FAI Cup medals, plus a spell at Old Trafford.

# 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.