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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Dublin looked nice all lit up for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Night Run

Running 10k along the quays isn’t the worst way to spend a Sunday evening.

6 talking points after another great league day for Dublin while Cork suffer setback

Dublin completed the three-in-a-row in style this afternoon in Croke Park.

The London-based Irish pub where pints are exchanged for Panini stickers

Sebastian O’Driscoll chats to us about the recently opened Six Yard Box bar.

A lifetime ago, the world fell in love with Bruce Jenner because of his determination and spirit

Before the operations and reality TV, he was already a hero.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Northern Soul: ‘He played a World Cup play-off game with one hand and one leg’

A new documentary film looks back on Northern Ireland’s remarkable World Cup quarter-final journey in 1958.

‘Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

The latest column from Ireland’s top mixed martial arts coach.

Is there a better SSE Airtricity League player than Richie Towell? Our midweek talking points

The Premier Division table is starting to take shape.

Analysis: Was Sean O’Brien justified in calling Armitage ‘completely illegal’?

We’ve broken down the Leinster and Toulon opensides’ turnovers on Sunday in Marseille.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

‘Who’d be a visionary genius?’ – Can Guardiola ignore the critics and stay on track?

After Bayern Munich’s 3-1 first leg defeat to Porto and the resignation of the club’s medical staff, Tommy Martin sees Pep Guardiola as a genius under pressure.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 April, 2015

We sent one of our journalists to Dublin’s newest boxing gym to see how fit he really is

If you like full-body workouts, Underdog gym could be for you.

‘I think I’m the only Ireland international ever to play for Toulon’

Rob Henderson tells The42 about his memorable season with the European giants.

‘Cloning used to be for rich Americans trying to keep their kids’ favourite pony alive’

Earlier this year, Mary McCann unveiled Ireland’s first cloned show-jumping horses.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

This Irish woman is making all sorts of racing history at the moment

Dublin drift racer Danielle Murphy wants to be crowned Queen AND King of Europe this season.

Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals

Time for the Champions Cup to add to the list.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Bollocks and brains – Can Simeone make the big leap with Atletico?

TV3′s Tommy Martin wonders if Diego Simeone’s macho magic can take the Spanish champions to even greater heights.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn’t even get out of my bed’

Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie,’ chats to The42 about sport, mental health and life as a teenager in Israel.

Reinvention or departure? What now for Van Persie at Manchester United?

The striker is fit again after an ankle injury, but Louis Van Gaal’s side have been much improved in his absence and he has just one year left on his contract.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From League of Ireland referee to Europe’s main man in the UFC

Dublin native Dave Allen is leading the expansion of MMA’s largest organisation in this part of the world.

# editors-picks - Friday 10 April, 2015

No sleep ’til Brooklyn: How Andy Lee can retain his title tomorrow night We Go Hard This post contains a poll This post contains videos

No sleep ’til Brooklyn: How Andy Lee can retain his title tomorrow night

The Limerick native is the big underdog against ‘Kid Chocolate’.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

# editors-picks - Monday 6 April, 2015

Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days?

We break down the Manawatu left wing’s contributions to a near miss against France in 1989.

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 April, 2015

10 of the best images from another busy week of sport

All the action through a lens.

Can we guess your age based on these Irish sporting memories?

60% of the time, it’ll work every time.

‘Mindless vandals destroyed our pitch but they’re not going to ruin our club’

Four years of hard work and €6,500 has gone up in smoke but Cabinteely Cricket Club are desperately shifting through the wreckage for salvation.

From Rwanda with love: Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry on his new African adventure

The Ebola virus derailed the young manager’s incredible work in Sierra Leone but he’s eager to conjure something similar in a new country.

# editors-picks - Friday 3 April, 2015

How Van Gaal’s Manchester United revolution is FINALLY taking off

The 20-time champions were poor for much of the season but have turned it around with their last two performances as they march towards the Champions League.

Marquee Mark English stands out from the bunch

Mark English has already proven himself at two major championships, now he’s planning World and Olympic success.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls

There were tries from the clever ploy in both the Pro12 and Super Rugby last weekend.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?

Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Sinead Kane has overcome blindness and bullying and now she’s headed for Brazil

Sinead Kane sees the Mini Marathon debacle as just another obstacle to overcome.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 March, 2015

Complaining about 40-week contracts in the League of Ireland won’t fix anything

John O’Sullivan takes a closer look at the league’s contract structure and tries to plot a way forward.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers

He was a prolific scorer but Henry Shefflin’s selflessness and strength in adversity helped make him great

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

‘People would always ask, is it tag rugby?’ — Double 6 Nations champ Ali Miller

The winger isn’t playing for fame, but was happy to help her side put their best foot forward on a fast track in Scotland.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 March, 2015

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments El Clasico This post contains videos

Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments

Get the tapas ready and pour yourself another glass of Rioja. Tonight we’re all Spanish (or Catalan).

‘I thought if I could help just one person be comfortable with themselves, that would be an accomplishment’

Irish hockey star Nikki Symmons came out publicly last year. Now she’s been nominated for a distinguished international award for inspiring young people.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Brian Clough and his effect on the Irish management team

On what would have been Clough’s 80th birthday, we examine the iconic manager’s influence on Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.

# editors-picks - Friday 20 March, 2015

‘No one likes Gary Neville’: Ince & Carragher pick their best combined Liverpool/Man Utd XI

With so many high-profile names in the mix, what team did they settle on?