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# 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.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

The forgotten story of the Irishman who helped save Barcelona from extinction

Without Patrick O’Connell, the Catalan giants, as we know them today, may not have existed.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 February, 2015

‘I kind of ran away from it initially’ – Fogarty fronts up on concussion issue

The former Leinster hooker says players are ‘never going to want to come off’ after knocks to the head.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 February, 2015

‘Doctors told me I’d never walk again. Now I’m competing for a place at the Paralympics’

Irish showjumper Emma Cahill suffered a life-altering accident four years ago.

‘I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics’

Even this far out, Ciarán O’Lionaird has Rio on his mind.

‘After the Olympics it felt like I was dropped & there was no way forward, no plan’

Olympic skier Conor Lyne on lack of funding, lack of sponsorship & the relentless struggle of keeping it all together.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From Business ETC This is the story behind *those* Gaelic Football and Hurling games – Part 1 Cautionary Tale

This is the story behind *those* Gaelic Football and Hurling games – Part 1

One that goes back much further than you would expect.

# editors-picks - Thursday 19 February, 2015

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

9 reasons why we’re excited about Roy Keane’s return to punditry

The Ireland assistant boss is set to be part of ITV’s coverage of Chelsea v PSG.

Tommy Martin column: Vainglorious, thuggish, mercenary – why I love Zlatan

Ahead of tonight’s PSG v Chelsea Champions League tie, Tommy Martin looks at how the controversial Swedish striker has managed to make himself likeable, for all his many flaws.

# editors-picks - Monday 16 February, 2015

‘I must have been aiming for someone in the crowd’ – Corkman’s dream FA Cup run continues

Billy Clarke’s deflected shot gave Bradford City the lead in yesterday’s win against Sunderland.

Analysis: Missed try-scoring chance the biggest frustration for Schmidt’s Ireland

We break down the moment when Ireland should have crossed the tryline against the French.

6 talking points after the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling Leagues

Kilkenny show their strength, wasteful Tipp disappoint, and more to discuss from Saturday and Sunday’s action.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 February, 2015

It’s Sunday so here’s 7 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 7 days

Here’s how the week looked through a lens.

The Lansdowne Road Riot of 1995: an oral history

When Ireland and England faced off on a football pitch in 1995 we didn’t make it to half-time. This is what happened on an infamous night in Dublin 4 in the words of players, media and fans.

Cool runnings: Why Irishman Gary Seery is taking on one of the world’s toughest marathons

The Dubliner is hoping to raise €42,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

He’s not Jerry Maguire but Niall Woods still fights to get the best deal for Irish rugby players

The former Ireland international represents some of the country’s brightest talents.

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