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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 3 July, 2017

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'You were against Pele and Beckenbauer. It was like going to play in Hollywood'

Pat Byrne recalls growing up with Kevin Moran, success at Shamrock Rovers, managing Shelbourne, playing in the US and ending Liverpool’s 85-game unbeaten run with Leicester.

Sex, lies and videotape: Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump and freedom of the press

A new documentary delves into the murky world of how the powerful silence the media, with the former wrestler’s sex-tape at the centre of it.

'Nickey Rackard sensed Wexford could win an All-Ireland and he could be the catalyst. So he quit drinking'

The remarkable story of Nickey Rackard and Wexford’s All-Ireland final victory over Galway in 1955.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 July, 2017

‘It was horrific for me and it was horrific for my family, but I’m very lucky’

Former Everton midfielder Gareth Farrelly on the goal that saved the Toffees from relegation, his troubled League of Ireland spell, and beating the odds to survive a life-threatening illness.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'We used to kick the s**t out of each other in training but the bond was incredible'

Joe Gamble, the last domestic player to represent Ireland, reflects on an eventful career at home and abroad.

'I saw everyone talking about me and thought, 'Yeah, I probably don't look like the average U21 hurler'

Westmeath U21 hurler Sean Maher received huge plaudits for his performance against Kilkenny during the week.

'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions'

The summer of 2017 is one the Longs won’t forget in a hurry.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'If I win the Irish title it's a f*** you to all the naysayers': Steve Collins Jr

The unbeaten 27-year-old takes on Westmeath southpaw Paddy McDonagh at the National Stadium tonight.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 June, 2017

'We were barely finished the Junior Cert and Pete had us in on our summer holidays doing line-outs'

Peter O’Mahony’s Lions captaincy might have come as a surprise, but he’s been building towards Saturday since he was a child.

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 June, 2017

This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds

John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'It would probably be bad for boxing if McGregor won, but f**k it, I'm an Irishman!'

Michael Conlan will join Conor McGregor’s camp ahead of the Mayweather fight, but remains realistic about his chances.

# editors-picks - Monday 19 June, 2017

Analysis: Kildare's physicality and pace key as Meath's lack of tackling and aggression prove costly

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday’s game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'The youth teams seemed a bit of a shambles - I wanted to give it the respect it deserved'

In the final part of our Boys of Summer series, Brian Kerr looks back on before, during and after Malaysia twenty years ago.

'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!''

We chat to Pat Scully about his career in England, representing his country at every level and success in the League of Ireland — both as a player and a manager.

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’

Rua Tipoki has pride in his Māori blood and his time with Munster.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 June, 2017

Mars bars, diarrhoea, Connect 4 and a once in a lifetime triumph: an oral history of Malaysia '97

Players, staff and journalists recount the finer details of the Republic of Ireland U20s’ historic journey 20 years ago.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Kilkenny hurling, Wexford schools football and now an Aussie Rules life in Melbourne

St Kilda’s Darragh Joyce has taken a different route.

# editors-picks - Monday 5 June, 2017

‘I knew I was a good player but the manager didn’t believe me’

Dismissed as a youngster, Jason Byrne tells The42 how he went on to become a League of Ireland legend.

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 3 June, 2017

‘I used to get comments about not being born in Ireland, but I didn’t feel the need to justify myself’

Former Ireland goalkeeper Alan Kelly speaks to The42 about his playing career, his move into coaching and his father’s legacy at Preston North End.

I wouldn't be involved in preparing Conor for this fight if I didn't think he could win

John Kavanagh discusses Conor McGregor’s potential clash with Floyd Mayweather in his latest column.

# editors-picks - Friday 2 June, 2017

GAA players are a special case - so they should be drug tested even more

Tommy Martin believes drug testing of GAA players should be increased.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'Players who travel away, they might have loads of money but they don't have the memories I have' No Regrets This post contains videos

'Players who travel away, they might have loads of money but they don't have the memories I have'

Paul Doolin chats to The42 about a distinguished career as a player and coach in the League of Ireland.

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

# editors-picks - Friday 26 May, 2017

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer

Eric “Lilywhite Lightning” Donovan has set his sights on being European champion.

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'

He should look back on it with a huge sense of pride but Shane Byrne’s memories of the 2005 Lions tour are skewed by the disappointment of a series defeat.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The iconic Irish international and the unmitigated disaster of signing for Johan Cruyff's Ajax

Frank Stapleton swapped Manchester for Amsterdam in 1987, played alongside Frank Rijkaard and kept Dennis Bergkamp out of the team.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse

From the Caribbean to Galway, via Sligo Rovers, Bray and Russia, the imposing centre-back has had quite the journey.

John Gardiner: Cork needed to do something drastic after last year, but nobody saw this coming

The42.ie’s columnist reflects on Cork’s brilliant victory over All-Ireland champions Tipperary in Thurles.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

10 young footballers to watch out for in this summer's senior championship

Keep an eye out for this lot during the summer months.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

The Clare lads who taught Brazilian children how to hurl on Ipanema beach Samba This post contains videos

The Clare lads who taught Brazilian children how to hurl on Ipanema beach

Two Ennis natives travelled 9,000km to teach disadvantaged children living in favelas the traditions of Gaelic games.

Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season?

David de Gea and other individuals who have stood out this campaign.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 May, 2017

'I still absolutely love it. I'm already counting down the days until pre-season so I can smash it' Doc

'I still absolutely love it. I'm already counting down the days until pre-season so I can smash it'

Donncha O’Callaghan talks to The42 about his season with Worcester, why he decided to play on for another year and the influence Jim Williams had on his career.

Quiz: Test your All-Ireland SFC knowledge ahead of the 2017 season

There’s six games on the agenda this weekend.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma' Passion This post contains videos

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'

Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.

'You’re always pushing yourself to your very limits, which is very tough to do every day' Ireland's Fittest Man This post contains videos

'You’re always pushing yourself to your very limits, which is very tough to do every day'

Jamie Headon is just the third Irish man to qualify for the Regionals of the Crossfit Games.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 May, 2017

After ditching plans to study medicine and play for Leinster, Meath teen is determined to excel in AFL

Six months after making the move to Melbourne, Conor Nash is delighted he decided to join Hawthorn.

'From a young age I've had dark thoughts. One day, I had enough, abandoned hope and was going to end the pain'

Irish hockey international Paul Gleghorne opens up to The42 on the mental health illness which saw him sink to the depths of despair. This is his journey back from the brink.