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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 March, 2015

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.

# editors-picks - Friday 13 February, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks last weekend?

The likes of Mike Ross, Paul O’Connell and Tommy O’Donnell were mightily busy at Stadio Olimpico.

# 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.