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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Thursday 12 February, 2015

It started out as a move to the Pro D2 but James Coughlan might be part of rugby’s next galacticos

Pau are recruiting heavily ahead of next season and Coughlan is playing as well as ever.

Fancy a gawk around Leinster’s gym? Come with us…

Leinster’s head of fitness Daniel Tobin talks us through a regular day under the roof of their shiny new facility.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 February, 2015

A University Limerick graduate is the driving force behind the Cayman Islands’ rugby evolution

Dave Clancy is living the dream in the Caribbean.

Analysis: Conor Murray’s score the epitome of a Joe Schmidt team try

Using GIFs, screenshots and videos, we pick apart the first try of Ireland’s Six Nations title defence.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 February, 2015

How one Irishman went from contemplating suicide to cycling the world

Breifne Earley tells The42 about his extraordinary journey.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 February, 2015

15 of the best images as Ireland complete a hat-trick of Six Nations wins over Italy

The men, women and under 20 sides all had a hard-fought win to start their campaigns.

‘I wanted our son to see Peter as a man rather than as a Dad’

We chat to Anna Gibson-Steel — wife of the Munster and Ireland legend — about her new book on the former star.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Who said it: McGregor or a Hollywood villain?

Test your knowledge of some of the UFC star’s best one-liners.

Shane Carthy’s depression battle – ‘I just had this constant dark shadow in my way’

Things are looking up for the Dublin player after a difficult time in 2014.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Gearóid Morrissey is still on a high after last night’s ‘surreal’ debut at Old Trafford

The 23-year-old from Cork made a dream start to his Cambridge career at the home of Manchester United.

Simon Hick Column: There’s no show like a Joe Schmidt show

Many pundits are tipping Ireland to defend their 6 Nations title and our columnist says it’s all down to the man in charge.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Breaking down the play that won the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots

We break down the most important play of the Super Bowl

From No line on the Horizon: How Ireland’s biggest sports star has ended up in the High Court Timeline

No line on the Horizon: How Ireland’s biggest sports star has ended up in the High Court

Rory McIlroy could face two weeks on the stand in the case which begins today.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 February, 2015

The story of two Irish fans sneaking into the Super Bowl is the best thing you’ll read tonight

Richie Whelan and Paul McEvoy flew over without a ticket but that didn’t stop them getting in.

16 things that will definitely happen on Transfer Deadline Day

Jim White being ridiculously over-the-top and other imminent clichés.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 February, 2015

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Stevie Collins Jr is fighting to step out of his father’s shadow

The son of Ireland’s two-weight world champion speaks to The42 ahead of his return to the ring this month.

‘Whether you like combat sport or not, people enjoy it’ – Dr Eanna Falvey MMA

‘Whether you like combat sport or not, people enjoy it’ – Dr Eanna Falvey

One of the country’s top sports doctors gave us his thoughts on the rise of MMA in Ireland.

Warren Gatland recalls his school days and David Meyler opens up: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring one of the football’s great cult figures and ESPN’s billion dollar studio.

# editors-picks - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Jamie Heaslip never tired of learning from the world’s great ‘outliers’

From the Rock to Rob Kearney, Ferriss to Phelps. The Ireland number eight chews through any insight that can help his game.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

10 players to watch out for in this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup

Here are the stars we’re keeping an eye on in the glamour third-level hurling championship

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Fancy taking a look around Roy Keane’s 7 bedroom house? We have you covered

Have a look at how the other half live.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 January, 2015

‘I only started this because I was a fat kid trying to lose a bit of weight’

Dublin’s Paul Redmond makes his UFC debut tomorrow night in Stockholm.

Cantona: The madness of King Eric

20 years after that iconic moment at Selhurst Park, we look at why it happened, its significance and its aftermath.

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 January, 2015

‘Conor will stop Jose Aldo inside three rounds’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for

Ireland’s top MMA coach looks ahead to a big day in May.

JJ Hanrahan: Leaving Munster doesn’t mean goodbye for good

The talented Kerry native will join the Northampton Saints in England next season.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Wembley, Wembley! Irishman Doyle has his sights set on a League Cup final

The Sheffield United midfielder talks to The42 about life in League One and his side’s remarkable cup pedigree.

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 January, 2015

The ‘Big Dance’ within reach for McGregor and Brady, but underdogs promise plenty of bite in Boston

There are two clear favourites in two major sporting events around Boston tonight, but neither Siver or the Colts will roll over.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 January, 2015

The Irish takeover begins in Boston ahead of Conor McGregor’s primetime showdown

Niall Kelly is stateside for the big fight. How do you like them apples?

This is what a $1.2 billion stadium looks like

It’s a long way from Semple, we’ll give the Atlanta Falcons that.

# editors-picks - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Coaches Film: Here’s one way the Packers could beat the Seahawks on Sunday

It’s time for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offence to be brave.

No miracles required against Saracens but Munster need smart gameplan

We take a look at the importance of the kicking game, maul control, and attacking variety.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 January, 2015

‘I can’t see it going beyond 2 minutes’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for

Conor McGregor’s head coach joins our team of expert columnists ahead of UFC Boston.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 January, 2015

How James McGee’s Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015

Ireland’s top tennis player is in action at Australian Open qualifying next week.

Ireland back row Fitzpatrick striving to bring sports science to life

The 29-year-old’s company is based out of DCU and focuses on driving athletic performance.

# editors-picks - Thursday 8 January, 2015

‘You need 2 eyes to play but I seem to be doing okay with just one’ – Ian McKinley’s rugby return

‘You need two eyes to play out-half but I seem to be doing okay with just one. ‘

It’s not just Stephanie Roche: 6 more Women’s National League stars you should know

There’s no shortage of talent in our domestic league.

Detoxing? Here are a few ideas for simple lunch recipes

They might not look the most exciting but they’re pretty damn tasty.