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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 2 April, 2018

'You have to upload your video after each game': How 22 county teams joined forces to pool match footage

The majority of inter-county sides are now part of Whatsapp group where they share videos of full games with each other every Monday.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'

Alan Lynch and the Irish Wheelchair Rugby team aim for World Championship qualification this week.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 March, 2018

'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'

With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'

One of the League of Ireland’s great goalscorers reflects on his career.

'Looking back now, I made the right decision as playing for Con helped shape my career'

After helping Ireland win the Grand Slam last weekend, Peter O’Mahony tells The42 how his time in the Ulster Bank League made him the player he has become.

'We could see that he'd lost his hair and may not have been well. It sort of shook us all'

Former Dublin player Paul Clarke talks to The42 about playing Gaelic Football with AFL legend Jim Stynes.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 March, 2018

From Chelsea reject to Ireland international: 19-year-old Declan Rice's remarkable rise

The West Ham youngster was named man of the match on his senior debut against Turkey last night.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 March, 2018

Here's how we rated the Boys in Green this evening

The Republic of Ireland went down 1-0 to Turkey in this evening’s friendly.

'The biggest f**king mistake I ever made': how a friendly with Turkey changed everything

Full of confidence and looking forward to playing at a World Cup, there was a shock in store for Gary Waddock.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success

The Ireland boss was ‘proud of how some guys got thrown in there and survived.’

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 March, 2018

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Grand Slam preview with Mike McCarthy

It’s a huge weekend for the Irish team as they try win the Grand Slam in Twickenham.

Local heroes like Maguire can be the Messi or Ronaldo to a generation of Irish youngsters

John O’Sullivan on why our rising stars are the League of Ireland’s most valuable asset.

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland Slambusters This post contains videos

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland

We spoke with two Englishmen familar with the difficulties of the final hurdle in a Grand Slam chase about what can go wrong.

# editors-picks - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Commuting from Coventry and pucking about on a rugby pitch: One hurler's journey to Saturday's All-Ireland final The Toughest This post contains videos

Commuting from Coventry and pucking about on a rugby pitch: One hurler's journey to Saturday's All-Ireland final

David Breen is a physio with English Premiership Rugby side Wasps, and has been travelling back and forth to play in the All-Ireland hurling championship with Na Piarsaigh.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I would never have thought it would be possible. I would have said, 'Absolutely not''

Trailblazing referee Joy Neville looks back through the past few months, and years, of breaking boundaries and smashing firsts.

The 2007 Epsom Derby paid for Tony 10's wedding, but almost cost him much more

Read an excerpt from ‘Tony 10: The astonishing story of the postman who gambled €10,000,000 … and lost it all’ by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly.

He could see his house from jail, but John Phillips is invading the UFC from a caravan in Dublin

‘The UFC rang me up: ‘How did the interview go, John?’ I said: ‘Well, to put it nicely, I got escorted out by two armed guards.’

'I've worked 3, 4 jobs... washing cars, walking dogs': Wexford man Fawsitt thriving on American dream

A product of Greystones and Blackrock, the hooker helped the US Eagles win a Grand Slam last weekend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'You're part of the club forever because you've worn that red shirt...it's just magical'

Before the Class of ’92, Finglas native Derek Brazil was one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ at Manchester United.

# editors-picks - Friday 2 March, 2018

Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people?

The careers of Jamie Heaslip and Andy Lee were eulogised last week, writes Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Thursday 1 March, 2018

'I broke her nose, but I've still got her autograph': Tonya Harding's fight for a second chance

‘Tonya was standing over to the side of the room with Tyson, so I was thinking, ‘I might actually have to fight her before we get on the scales!’

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'

Alan Cawley talks joining Leeds United as a teenager, winning a league title with Shelbourne and getting into TV punditry.

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic

We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team Feel The Rhythm This post contains videos

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team

While the Jamaicans were creating history by creating an Olympic bobsleigh team, there was something very similar happening at home in Ireland.

'I would kick myself in the face if I was the fella who threw on a tracksuit and was jobs for the boys' Doc

'I would kick myself in the face if I was the fella who threw on a tracksuit and was jobs for the boys'

Donncha O’Callaghan is preparing to bring the curtain down on his professional career, and explains to The42 that he is looking forward to life at home with his young family in Cork.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Andy Lee: The nice guy who finished first

Limerick’s former WBO World middleweight champion will go down as an Irish boxing great, but he’s not going anywhere fast.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen' Karl Marx Of The Left Wing This post contains videos

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen'

As The42′s League of Ireland legends series is renewed for a second season, we chat to former Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers star Terry Eviston.

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland' BBM

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland'

Having eased from the pitch to the dugout, Brian Barry-Murphy is preparing for the biggest day in Rochdale’s recent history.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 February, 2018

Pigs' heads, pitch invaders and a century of hatred - the Dublin Derby takes centre stage again tonight Derby Day This post contains videos

Pigs' heads, pitch invaders and a century of hatred - the Dublin Derby takes centre stage again tonight

Bohemians take on Shamrock Rovers at a sold-out Dalymount Park tonight in another instalment of an iconic rivalry.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 February, 2018

Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan

The Leinster fullback has provided important composure and solidity in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 February, 2018

As one of Irish football's most valued off-field assets, 'Foods' didn't die wondering

Like the dawn of any new year, the beginning of a season offers the opportunity for resolutions to be made.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'He's in the mould of Anthony Foley' - Keith Earls' journey to the top

The Moyross man is now a key part of Munster and Irish rugby and has stayed grounded through it all.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

The lost genius of Irish football: Remembering Liam Whelan, Dublin's Busby Babe

Tuesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, in which Irish football lost one of its sons, and through the words of his family, this is Liam Whelan’s story.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

# editors-picks - Friday 2 February, 2018

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''

Dublin’s Amy Connolly shares her story.

# editors-picks - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Former Munster scrum-half embracing new role after being forced to retire at 28

Just days after earning a new contract, Cathal Sheridan suffered an injury that ended his professional career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'People think sports photography is a glamorous game': 30 years behind the lens

We spoke to Inpho founder Billy Stickland as his agency completed a third decade of supplying stunning sports imagery.

'Beautiful hotels, steak dinners - college athletes are treated better than a lot of pros'

Cork’s Jordan Blount has come a long way from the Parochial Hall and Neptune Stadium.