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#Editor's picks

# 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

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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?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

‘We’ve gone from being Conference strugglers to Premier League contenders in just two years’

Is Ireland taking its remarkable MMA success for granted?

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men dominated the early aerial exchanges at the Millennium Stadium.

# editors-picks - Monday 16 March, 2015

5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games LOI

5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games

Our thoughts on Derry v Dundalk and the rest of the recent games.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 March, 2015

We’ve debunked Irish schools rugby’s greatest mystery – Why don’t Roscrea play in Munster?

The school is one win away from their first ever Leinster Schools Senior Cup triumph.

How one woman went from 20 cigarettes a day to triumphing in Ireland’s toughest endurance race

Diane Behan tells The42 about her exceptional performance in Donegal last weekend.

From Dublin’s northside to coaching Kaka: Dave McKay’s American adventure

The 28 year-old from Drumcondra has been with MLS side Orlando City SC since last year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Here’s how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales

Ireland trailed 12 – 0 in Cardiff and couldn’t reel Wales in during an intense contest.

With 10 gameweeks to go, here’s how our writers think the Premier League will finish

The race for the coveted Champions League spots looks set to go to the wire.

Letter from Cardiff: A Six Nations thriller awaits for relaxed Ireland

Our man in Cardiff checks in before Joe Schmidt’s side take on the Welsh in a game that could decide the championship.

‘Training at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning makes no difference to me — it’s just a number’

Letterkenny native Sean McFadden — winner of the 2015 Race — chats to The42 about his recent triumph.

# editors-picks - Friday 6 March, 2015

‘The truth is Cabinteely is exactly the type of club that the League of Ireland needs to attract’

In the first of his weekly columns, John O’Sullivan looks at what the League of Ireland’s newest members can bring to the table.

Five Willie Mullins flyers to follow at Cheltenham 2015

In anticipation to the greatest show on earth, we look ahead to the best bets from Willie Mullins’ magnificent Cheltenham string.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

The UFC can’t find a challenger for Ronda Rousey but here are 7 we can suggest…

Who’s next for the undefeated champion?

Here’s Conor Murray’s view on the ‘pressure-off’ kick that put Sunday’s game beyond England

Ireland’s play-making number nine is almost completely satisfied with a job well done against England and is ready to get back to work tomorrow.

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 March, 2015

‘I felt like a complete fraud’ – Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson

The former out-half spoke to us about injuries, THAT drop goal and whether he should have left Newcastle sooner.

How did she get on? One of our journalists took on the Crashed Ice Belfast track

There is lots of footage of falling. Lots of falling.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.