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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News


# editors-picks - Monday 20 February, 2017

'It was a spectacular day for the GAA, for sport in this country and for Ireland in general'

Then GAA President Nickey Brennan looks back at a seminal day for Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'

A cult League of Ireland figure but Sheridan’s mythical status has counted against him throughout his carer.

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete' 10 Years On This post contains videos

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Having won All-Irelands with Cork, Dublin's adopted daughter gears up to face her former side

Sarah O’Donovan shares her turbulent story with The42.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 February, 2017

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run

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

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 February, 2017

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now' Wing Wizard This post contains videos

'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now'

Aymen Ben Mohamed speaks to The42 about swapping the League of Ireland for Tunisia and his shock call-up to their national team.

Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park

It’s time for football to put the League of Ireland in perspective.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 February, 2017

10 years on from 'manic aggression': Behind the dressing room door on rugby's Croke Park debut

‘Everybody feels they were there,’ but O’Connell’s famous speech would only emerge much later.

What makes an elite athlete? One of Ireland's top physiologists put us to the test Success This post contains videos

What makes an elite athlete? One of Ireland's top physiologists put us to the test

Is elite performance more about genetics or dedication? We met sports physiologist Caroline MacManus to discuss.

Gooch the mascot, Corofin and Dr Crokes 1992 match revisited, and the Patrick's Day prize

The Galway and Kerry champions meet for only the second time tomorrow.

Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy

Devin Toner continues to lead the way for Ireland in terms of sheer ruck numbers.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'

David Corkery was voted as Ireland’s Player of the Tournament at the 1995 World Cup but professional rugby proved an unforgiving environment for the Corkman.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'It was rugby's Wild West!' - The difficult early years of professionalism

Irish rugby stumbled into the new era back in 1995, but gradually got to grips with professionalism.

Shoulder to shoulder: why Ireland's Call became the anthem for rugby's new era

Trevor Ringland and Jim Glennon discuss what the anthem means to them.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player?

The professional era has transformed rugby and its athletes.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 January, 2017

'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire

Modern professionals receive a lot of personal development support from IRUPA, but there are natural challenges that always need hurdling.

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 January, 2017

'It was really magical - we were celebrities in our own right': The golden era of Irish basketball

Dave Hopla was part of the influx of US players in the 1980s and was based in Belfast at the height of The Troubles.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 January, 2017

Time for Irish basketball to look towards the future, not focus on the past

The glory days may never come again, but the foundations are in place to make the sport great again.

Serena and Venus 2017: the last chapter in a fairytale nobody saw coming

The sisters meet in their ninth Grand Slam final in a match-up nobody thought was possible.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

'I still have dark days when it's up and down but I won't give in to anything, not even depression'

This isn’t the first time Ashling Thompson has told her story but each and every time she does it helps someone else in a vulnerable position. A few years ago, she had given up but found a mental fortitude to battle back from the brink.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Standing up and speaking out: Fionnuala McCormack on the rules denying her medals

The three-time Olympian would prefer if someone else did the talking but as a runner who has consistently been denied medals by Kenyan-born athletes running for Turkey, McCormack is concerned by the lack of action from those at the top.

From a home in Wales to a camper van in Dublin to realise the UFC dream

Welsh fighter John Phillips has been getting ready for his UFC debut in unusual surroundings.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 January, 2017

'Because of my ancestry, there is no way I could walk around with MBE after my name'

Howard Gayle speaks to The42 about being the first black player to play for Liverpool.

'I felt f**king ghastly': The story of Graham Taylor and one of the finest sports films ever made

Ken McGill directed and produced The Impossible Job and remains in awe of the documentary’s late subject.

Kearney keen on success at the club where he was once public enemy number one

It’s been a rollercoaster ride at Cork City for Liam Kearney, the club’s newly-appointed first-team coach.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'I feel like I can relate to Munster. I think I've got that connection'

Jaco Taute feels at home in Munster after a torrid time with injuries at home in South Africa.

# editors-picks - Thursday 12 January, 2017

'I was at a point of crisis in my life' - How Graham Taylor saved Paul McGrath's career

Former Aston Villa boss, who died today aged 72, had a huge impact on McGrath’s life and career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 January, 2017

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race

Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A leader who dragged a team from the bottom of League 1 to the Premier League promotion hunt

A young man from West Cork, Conor Hourihane is now a hero in South Yorkshire.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan begins a series of columns with part one of an examination of pressure.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'I came on for Cantona and the crowd went 'Who the f**k is this?': Dessie Baker on his Man Utd years

He would go on to become a decorated League of Ireland player but the attacker cut his teeth at Old Trafford between 1992 and 1996.

# editors-picks - Saturday 31 December, 2016

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''

Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.

Shel-shocking the Aviva and a dazzling year in green: Leanne Kiernan's 2016

The 17-year-old sensation has had a year to remember.

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes

The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 December, 2016

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all

In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.