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# editors-picks - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage

Lorenzo Cittadini is there for the taking after being tormented by the Scottish.

The42 Six Nations Show: Lynne Cantwell joins Murray Kinsella to discuss winning strategies

Ireland’s most-capped women’s player also looks ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations showdown in Dublin.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 March, 2016

As Ireland’s World Cup campaign gets under way, here’s everything you need to know

The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.

Violent behaviour mars the opening weekend and our League of Ireland talking points

Last year’s top two got off to winning ways while there were mixed fortunes for the newly-promoted sides.

‘People say America is the land of dreams and I lived that dream’

Major League Soccer is back for a new season but Paul Keegan was the first Irishman to play there.

# editors-picks - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse?

“When he elected to follow that route to success, McGregor knew it was a potentially perilous policy.”

Letter from Las Vegas: As the bruises heal, McGregor will face his toughest test yet

“This is the cauldron in which superstars are made and broken.”

# editors-picks - Friday 4 March, 2016

Letter from Las Vegas: No such thing as bad publicity for McGregor, only smart business

Press conference skirmish injects a new lease of life ahead of Saturday’s clash with Nate Diaz.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London

Things got pretty detailed around the Subbuteo table this week.

From the ring to the dressing room: Bernard Dunne explains his role with Dublin GAA

The former world boxing champion has been part of the Dublin backroom team for three years.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

What Conor McGregor aims to do on Saturday has happened just once before

McGregor will face Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.

# editors-picks - Monday 29 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s defence takes backward steps in Twickenham

Joe Schmidt was disappointed by Ireland’s passive approach without the ball.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Queally more determined to seal his UFC deal after ‘seeing life through Conor’s eyes’

There’s a big night ahead for this SBG fighter.

# editors-picks - Thursday 25 February, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to talk England and Eddie Jones

The former Ireland coach on England’s new boss.

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole’s short binds

Romain Poite needs to keep a close eye on the English tighthead’s binding.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

QUIZ: Can you recognise these players from Ireland-England 90s rugby games?

Back to the days of the Five Nations…

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 February, 2016

‘Three years ago I was world champion and now I’m sitting at home unemployed’

Martyn Irvine decided to call it quits last month and now finds himself without a job. He chats to The42 about the new chapter of his life away from the sport he fell out of love with.

# editors-picks - Friday 19 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: 'Do we have under-developed rugby decision-makers?'

Our Six Nations columnist reflects on what Ireland can learn ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

# editors-picks - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s defence slips up to allow Médard heartbreaker

The France fullback crossed for the winning converted try in the closing 10 minutes in Paris.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: Sexton shines, French offloads and a Perpignan test

Our Six Nations columnist looks at how Ireland can deal with the French offload threat.

# editors-picks - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Coach Kavanagh: I’m open to Conor fighting for a third UFC title in July

Conor McGregor’s head coach brings us his latest exclusive column ahead of UFC 196.

QUIZ: Can you recognise these players from Ireland-France 90s rugby games?

Back to the days of the Five Nations…

The42 Six Nations Show: Trevor Hogan joins Murray Kinsella to talk Paulie, Paris and more

Watch the first of our new video series.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Analysis: Schmidt’s attack strikes but ruthless edge needed against France

Ireland manufactured seven linebreaks against the Welsh but could have converted more chances.

# editors-picks - Friday 5 February, 2016

The case for Mick McCarthy as Ireland’s greatest ever manager

It’s 20 years today since the Barnsley native was appointed as coach of the Boys in Green.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘They don’t have a fear of doing something wrong. You’re supposed to express yourself’

Our columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at how Ireland can genuinely make progress during the Six Nations.

Analysis: Boring or not, kicking game a key focus for Ireland against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men won the aerial battle in Cardiff a year ago.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Born in England, uncapped by Ireland but still asked to be captain – The Rob Saunders story

Saunders reign as Ireland captain was short-lived but eventful

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way’ – Canavan

Performance analysis is changing elite sport and those refusing to keep up to speed are being left behind, according the Tyrone legend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 January, 2016

What a transformation - this 29-year-old has lost almost nine stone in 10 months

Ciarán Burns opens up to The42 about his weight struggles and the remarkable, life-changing journey he’s been on since last March.

Stephen Ward on homesickness, beating Germany & the frustration of not playing

The Irish international also discusses Burnley’s upcoming FA Cup tie with Arsenal and his grounding in the League of Ireland.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Analysis: Hail Marys are great, but a bread and butter pass won the day for the Cardinals

We take a closer look at the 75-yard gain that helped Arizona into the NFC Championship game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 January, 2016

‘It was just meant to be a college project’ – The rise and rise of FootGolf in Ireland

Ronan Cunningham chats to The42 about travelling to Buenos Aires with the rest of the Irish side.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 January, 2016

One of our writers is taking on a 12-week fitness programme designed by Jordi Murphy

Ryan Bailey is taking on a new challenge this January. Here is the first instalment in his fitness diary.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Stan’s teams were painful to watch, but relentless abuse of an Irish legend didn’t sit right

It’s 10 years today since Steve Staunton’s ill-fated appointment as Ireland manager.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

John Kavanagh: What Conor will do at UFC 197 will never happen again

Conor McGregor’s head coach on the challenge facing them in Las Vegas on 5 March.