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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Two titles, Michel Platini and a 'devastating' goodbye: Liam Brady and The Old Lady

It’s 35 years since the Dubliner left Juventus in dramatic fashion after a thrilling two-year spell in Turin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 July, 2017

More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.

'I'm very thankful for all the help' - The Rossies and a football passion after battling cancer

Cian Smith will be cheering on his brothers Enda and Donie in Croke Park tomorrow.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

A year has made all the difference for the professional boxing scene in Ireland

Following the Regency shooting in 2016, professional boxing in Ireland had ground to a halt. The sport’s protagonists were left to pick up the pieces.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'Their drive was serious. There was no hurling in Kilcar but they won a county title in national school'

How Ryan McHugh and Paddy McBrearty made it from a small village in south west Donegal to the top of Gaelic football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Going back to basics: 10 of the most important things to get right in your diet

Personal trainer David Last has 10 nutrition tips you should take on board.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 July, 2017

Analysis: How Stephen Cluxton has completely changed the role of a goalkeeper in the game

A closer look at the influence of Dublin’s brilliant leader.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio'

Brendan Bradley on his remarkable League of Ireland legacy and playing alongside a footballing icon.

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 July, 2017

The road from Waterford hurling and English soccer to becoming Kildare's midfield general

Kevin Feely’s unlikely journey to being a key player in tomorrow’s Leinster final.

Seery's swansong provides welcome respite from theatrics elsewhere

The veteran Dubliner will hang up his gloves after tomorrow evening’s UFC bout in Glasgow.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 July, 2017

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya" Interview This post contains videos

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"

Eamon Zayed chats to The42 about a remarkable career in the League of Ireland and beyond.

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series

Warren Gatland’s men will leave New Zealand feeling that they achieved success.

'I felt like I wanted to give up... I rang my ma and told her I was done with football'

Eighteen months since he considered quitting, Sean Maguire’s being hailed as Cork City’s greatest ever player.

An ode to Niall McCarthy, the Rebel wildman whose points were worth two

‘He fist-pumped with more snarling, come-on-to-f*ck savagery than I’ve ever seen in another hurler’.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'He's still as obsessed now as he was as a kid' - Horgan closing in on Ring in scoring charts

Four points separate the two Glen Rovers men.

# 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.