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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'I switched social media off during some of the stupid stuff that happened earlier in the year'

Aidan O’Shea chats to The42 about a busy year in the spotlight.

'Tourists randomly started arriving at the club just to see it... it's a bit mad'

While Denise Walsh wants to replicate the success of her team-mates, she’s happy to remain under the radar.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'I probably wasn’t mature enough to go over to England at 15'

Stephen O’Donnell chats to The42 about his early days at Arsenal and his development into one of the League of Ireland’s best players.

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

# editors-picks - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'm grateful to everyone in Ireland for supporting me - I wouldn't have gotten this far without them'

Aqua Blue cyclist Conor Dunne reflects on his experiences finishing as the Lanterne Rouge at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 December, 2017

'I heard this guy say 'Good man, Brady. Up Mayo.' And I turned over across the street and it was a homeless man' Solidarity Sleepout This post contains videos

'I heard this guy say 'Good man, Brady. Up Mayo.' And I turned over across the street and it was a homeless man'

Former Mayo footballer David Brady was one of the organisers of the Gaelic Voices for Change #SolidaritySleepout at the weekend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'I've gotten a good bit of attention, which wouldn't really be what I'd look for'

The most successful player in the history of Gaelic Games has a big decision to make for 2018.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes'

Dublin Ladies’ kitman Willy O’Connor talks to The42 about his battle with gambling, and his road to recovery from a silent affliction.

# editors-picks - Friday 8 December, 2017

Do all football fans really want impartial analysis?

In modern sports coverage, bias is everywhere, except in the eye of the beholder, writes Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'It's a sad and unfortunate situation which makes you realise how lucky you are to play sport for a living'

Working with Rugby Players Ireland and Feed Our Homeless, members of the Leinster squad have been volunteering in Dublin city centre recently.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 November, 2017

'People don't realise: without that fight, I wouldn't have been able to pay next month's rent'

Jono Carroll and his young family were staring at a bleak Christmas until ‘King Kong’ secured a replacement opponent at the eleventh hour.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks back on Ireland v Argentina

The former Ireland head coach joins Gavan Casey to look at the final November international.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia'

Andrei Kanchelskis reflects on a memorable time at Manchester United and his subsequent acrimonious departure from the club.

'Players won county titles in 1977 and here they were 21 years later, winning an All-Ireland club in Croke Park'

Galway and Corofin legend Ray Silke speaks to The42 about the club’s successful history as they go in search of another Connacht title.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 November, 2017

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action

Mo Salah is on fire for Liverpool right now.

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva

Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

The All-Ireland winner who retired at 25 after eight concussions - 'It's not about me, it's about the issue'

Diarmaid McNulty had to call time on playing GAA but wants others to avoid the same outcome.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Pogba, Arsenal and Moyes - 5 things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Plus, how significant is the loss of John Stones for Man City?

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

One club can't stop winning in Munster, the other craves a senior hurling breakthrough

Na Piarsaigh and Ballygunner get set to face off in Thurles today.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat

Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories Green Shoots This post contains videos

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories

Author and journalist Michael Walker chats to The42 about some of the game’s pioneers.

Room for improvement, but Ireland's demolition of 'Boks leaves huge ground for optimism

Without getting carried away, South Africa’s abject performance shouldn’t take anything away from Ireland.

'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'

Jimmy Conway, former Republic of Ireland international and best-known for his time with Fulham, has been battling dementia for a decade.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'In the last months of Jim's life I spent a lot of time just sitting with him... It was the most special time'

Garry Lyon chats to The42 about his friendship with Jim Stynes and his International Rules memories.

# editors-picks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'The word 'superstar' was bandied about but I know that wasn't all to do with my football ability'

Jason Sherlock spoke to The42 about his new book this week.

'I was ranked fifth in the world and working on a building site. This world title fight is everything'

There have been lean Christmases and broken hearts aplenty, but Jamie Conlan has paved an unlikely path to a shot at world glory.

'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it'

Wolves youngster Connor Ronan chats to The42 about swapping jerseys with Kevin De Bruyne and why he chose to represent Ireland rather than England.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time'

Cork City are looking to end a memorable season on a high in the FAI Cup final this weekend. Dan Murray, one of the club’s most highly regarded ex-players, has been present for the good times and the bad.

'I think I'd be working in some factory or on a building site if I was still back home'

Dubliner Niall McCabe always wanted to be a professional footballer. It took him a while but he got there in the end, just in a different way.

'I'm really, really bad at trash-talking. She'll win that, but it's who wins in the ring that counts'

‘Britain’s latest world champion’ Katie Taylor laughs off another Sky slip as she prepares for a rapid first defence.

'You're never faced with the possibility of dying when you're so young. You don't think about it'

Three years after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, former Ireland U19 captain Chloe Mustaki is preparing to return to the Aviva Stadium tomorrow for the FAI Cup final. It promises to be an emotional day.

# editors-picks - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge The amazing story of how a little girl from Dublin finally met Katie Taylor five years after seeing her in hospital Ella And Katie

Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now

The reaction to the Cork goalkeeper’s remarks was inevitable, and it was disingenuous, writes John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 October, 2017

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’

Eoin Hand chats to The42 about his incredible career in football.

'I didn't realise I was grieving and I didn't realise that it would help. It was huge'

Philly McMahon speaks to The42 about his new book ‘The Choice’ and how special lifting the Dublin senior title would be with his dad watching on.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory

The42′s Ryan Bailey is one of 20,000 people running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, hoping all the training pays off on the most extraordinary sporting day in the capital.