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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'Not alone was he the Ireland physio, but he was an agony aunt to the players as well'

Mick Byrne and Charlie O’Leary played important roles in the Ireland set-up for many years.

The retro Euro teams we loved: Croatia, 1996

Davor Suker’s moment of magic against Denmark made us all fall in love with a magnificent side.

From Killybegs to Saint-Denis: charting Seamus Coleman's rise to the top

In the second of a three-part series, we track the Everton defender’s rise from humble beginnings at St Catherine’s in Donegal.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to preview Ireland's South Africa tour On Tour This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to preview Ireland's South Africa tour

He’s the last Ireland head coach to take on the Boks in their own backyard.

From Gortnahoe to the Stade de France: charting Shane Long's incredible rise

In the first of a three-part series, we track the Southampton hitman’s rise from humble beginnings at Two-Mile-Borris/St Kevin’s in Tipperary.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 June, 2016

'Better than Senna' - Tommy Byrne was the greatest racing driver you've probably never heard of Crash And Byrne This post contains videos

'Better than Senna' - Tommy Byrne was the greatest racing driver you've probably never heard of

The life story of the enigmatic Irishman has been turned into a documentary.

Behind the scenes at the Rás, an international sporting event that remains quintessentially Irish

Away from the doping scandals and negativity, this is sport at its captivating best.

Analysis: Better width, ineffective Laois kickouts and areas to exploit Dublin

Rob Carroll breaks down Saturday’s Leinster SFC quarter-final clash at Nowlan Park.

# editors-picks - Friday 3 June, 2016

'Using my son as a proxy, the Euro 2016 album marks my return to the sticker collection game'

Tommy Martin is opening packets of stickers and a world of memories.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 June, 2016

WWE superstar Sheamus on the first time he met Vince McMahon and Conor McGregor rumours Interview This post contains videos

WWE superstar Sheamus on the first time he met Vince McMahon and Conor McGregor rumours

The 38-year-old Dubliner also chatted to The42 about his new movie.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

The retro Euro teams we loved: Portugal, 2000

God, Figo was great.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 May, 2016

Analysis: Bundee's brilliant hit on Sexton brought about by clever tweak

Pat Lam’s men have been pushing their scrum defence to get even greater linespeed.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 May, 2016

One step at a time: this Meath man's journey from a brain haemorrhage and stroke to Rio

Six short weeks in the summer of 2009 saw Paul Keogan’s life change forever. He now has his sights set on the Paralympic games in September.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 May, 2016

'Jose, Rafa and Rodgers face the same challenge: to make slightly lost clubs feel good again'

Which is the better way to hire a manager, asks Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Expert view: 'Jose Mourinho walking into a situation like this is perfect...for him'

Mike Forde, who was Director of Football Operations at Chelsea for six years, gives his take on the signing of the season.

Video analysis: Connacht's intelligent attack means they can be history makers

Pat Lam’s side bring their superb attacking form into the Pro12 final against Leinster in Edinburgh.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Analysis: How Cork were the architects of their own downfall against Tipperary

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne starts his new column by taking a closer look at how his native Tipp got the better of Cork.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 May, 2016

Analysis: Teams talk about fast counter-attacks - but Tyrone are walking the walk

GAA analyst Rob Carroll breaks down yesterday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final in Celtic Park.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?''

Richie Ryan has just signed a lucrative and life-changing deal in North American soccer.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home', but now Louth star is living his AFL dream

Ciarán Byrne has put his injury nightmare behind him and today plays his seventh successive game for a rejuvenated Carlton side who have won four in a row.

# editors-picks - Friday 20 May, 2016

5 steps to becoming your own personal trainer

Ireland hockey international and owner of SMART Training, Jonny Bruton, on how you can avoid spending fortunes in the gym.

# editors-picks - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'When I eventually blew every cent I had on a 50-1 horse, I just about hit rock bottom'

Former Dublin footballer John Leonard on gambling addiction and how the GAA can help.

Analysis: Crusaders' classic shape allows individual skill to shine

We take a look at the Kiwis’ 2-4-2 shape, which has been adopted by Pat Lam’s Connacht.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Constipated hurling to two-trick ponies: 10 most controversial moments on The Sunday Game

The Sunday Game returns tonight and it has provided us with its fair share of memorable moments over the years.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 May, 2016

My identity was wrapped up in being a Dub... and it all unravelled when I was dropped

John Leonard ‘fell back into heavy drinking and drug taking’ and headed for Sydney when the jersey was taken off him.

Scrum Doctor Bracken taking Connacht and Wasps lessons into coaching

A Heineken Cup-winning prop, Peter Bracken has developed a scrum-coaching business.

# editors-picks - Friday 13 May, 2016

We should be allowed to worry about hurling - it's the best thing we have

Don’t mind the defensive tactics, with the likes of Tony Kelly leading the way the future of hurling is in safe, exciting hands, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 May, 2016

Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport

The 36-year-old’s popularity continues to grow in spite of yesterday afternoon’s result in Rotterdam.

Analysis: Big hits and power plays keep Connacht's good times rolling

Pat Lam will, however, pick out many areas for improvement ahead of the Pro12 semi-finals.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 May, 2016

The Irish teen sensation who stunned his rivals to claim European gold

Nhat Nguyen talks to The42 about his remarkable success, moving from Vietnam to Ireland at the age of four and his goals for the future.

The Irishman who's a lifelong Leicester City fan

John Duggan chats to The42 after his team were crowned Premier League champions during the week.

# editors-picks - Friday 6 May, 2016

The Irishman leading the mile-high rugby revolution in sports-mad Denver

Sean O’Leary is head coach of the newly-formed professional side in the city.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 May, 2016

'It's not an ideal situation to be in 4 months from the Olympics but it's the reality'

Without a sponsor and €225,000 short of their funding target, the Irish hockey team find themselves in another desperate situation.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 May, 2016

Sports nutrition advice to supercharge your week: 7 tips for 7 days

Summer is on the horizon so there’s no better time to take control of your diet.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 May, 2016

One of Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes taking great expectations in his stride

With Rio 2016 just a few months away, The42 chats to one of the individuals with the weight of a nation on his shoulders.

# editors-picks - Monday 25 April, 2016

Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin

Rob Carroll breaks down the Division 1 football final to discover how Dublin steamrolled Kerry.

Dubs flex their muscles, Kerry's room to improve - Monday's football talking points

Plus Tyrone finish their campaign in style.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 April, 2016

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.