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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'What happens to the guy who's 6'5", 18 stone and runs a 4.8 second 40-yard dash?'

Eddie O’Sullivan and Wesley Liddy believe there is major untapped rugby potential in the States.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'The major threat to the All Blacks will come from the Northern Hemisphere in 2019'

Sean Fitzpatrick believes Ireland or England will challenge Steve Hansen’s side next year.

Former Liverpool striker rediscovering 'love and hunger' for football in Sligo

“People say ‘what’s happened to him?’, but I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy.”

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun

We caught up with the Azzurri boss as a daunting Six Nations schedule looms, but Pro14 performances have shown that there is something brewing in Italy.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 January, 2018

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster

The Ireland international is ludicrously mobile for a tighthead prop.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Win the moment: 5 lessons in mental strength and high performance from Paul O'Connell

It’s about more than manic aggression.

'He's on a trajectory to win five in-a-row and that's probably what's driving him more than anything else'

Paul McGinley and Tommy Walsh helped explain Dublin’s sustained success at the GAA Coaching Development Conference last weekend.

'I was thinking to myself, ‘Jesus Christ, almighty, I was 19 when this guy was born!''

James Coughlan has moved into coaching with Pau’s academy after retiring last summer.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'I was emotional but Dad was roaring and crying. You do it for those background reasons'

Lauren Magee opens up on the huge influence her family has on her inter-county career, Dublin’s 2017 and Blues Sisters.

'Most of my friends are working or living abroad, it was just my move was publicised because I left Leinster'

A homecoming of sorts awaits Marty Moore next season, but for now his focus remains on developing as a player and, just as importantly, as a person during his time in England.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'I wouldn't be able to pick, I love the two of them. It's crazy to think I didn't like sport'

Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer kicks off a busy 2018 with the camogie side later today.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 January, 2018

'She got away with absolute f**king murder!' The day Katie Taylor took on the boys of Ballyfermot Cherry Blossom This post contains videos

'She got away with absolute f**king murder!' The day Katie Taylor took on the boys of Ballyfermot

Though her excellence on the football field has been overshadowed by her boxing prowess, a recent viral video clip conjured special memories.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 January, 2018

'I love playing for Ireland but you have to really want to be there. I had no motivation to go again'

A draining World Cup experience has taken its toll as Jenny Murphy explains her decision to take a break from rugby.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'The Heart of Darts' with an elusive world title in her sights once again at Lakeside

Deta Hedman has been leading the way in women’s darts for years.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces

The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.

# editors-picks - Monday 1 January, 2018

From Cats to Crimson: how one young Kilkenny athlete made the high jump to the Ivy League

How Donagh Mahon went from from St. Kiernan’s College to Harvard.

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'

This extract from a recent book on the late Cormac McAnallen recalls the harrowing circumstances in which he was discovered dead.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'It can be a brutal game sometimes but you're still focused on getting to where you want to go'

After stints in charge of Sierra Leone and Rwanda, 32-year-old Johnny McKinstry is managing a club for the first time: in Lithuania.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing'

In this extract from ‘Centaur,’ Declan Murphy recalls the first time he came across the legendary Barney Curley.

# editors-picks - Thursday 28 December, 2017

‘They don’t give a f**k about you. After 15 years that was it. I was crying all the way home’

Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan speaks to The42 about his time in one of the most successful periods of the club’s history.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

‘As a group of players, we knew things had to change’

Áine O’Gorman reflects on what will likely be remembered as a landmark year for Irish women’s football.

'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen'

Check out this extract from Barry Ryan’s book on the rise of Irish cycling’s golden generation.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'I had been kind of having dangerous and negative thoughts and realised I needed to talk to someone'

All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Nicole Owens talks to The42 about her experience with depression and her 2017 season with the Dublin Ladies.

# editors-picks - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

'Rio was the worst thing that had ever happened to me, but it was a blessing in disguise'

It took him five fights, but Michael Conlan feels he has finally found his feet as a professional boxer.

'When I got the tube in my side, my lungs were punctured, I realised things were more serious then' Inspiring This post contains videos

'When I got the tube in my side, my lungs were punctured, I realised things were more serious then'

Robbie McNamara was due to ride Lord Windermere in the 2015 Aintree Grand National. The day beforehand, his life changed forever.

'I'm aware that she's not there. It's just the habit of after games I have to ring my Mam'

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Gemma O’Connor speaks to The42 about the loss of her mother and her All-Ireland winning 2017 with Cork camogie.

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'I switched social media off during some of the stupid stuff that happened earlier in the year'

Aidan O’Shea chats to The42 about a busy year in the spotlight.

'Tourists randomly started arriving at the club just to see it... it's a bit mad'

While Denise Walsh wants to replicate the success of her team-mates, she’s happy to remain under the radar.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'I probably wasn’t mature enough to go over to England at 15'

Stephen O’Donnell chats to The42 about his early days at Arsenal and his development into one of the League of Ireland’s best players.

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

# editors-picks - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'm grateful to everyone in Ireland for supporting me - I wouldn't have gotten this far without them'

Aqua Blue cyclist Conor Dunne reflects on his experiences finishing as the Lanterne Rouge at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 December, 2017

'I heard this guy say 'Good man, Brady. Up Mayo.' And I turned over across the street and it was a homeless man' Solidarity Sleepout This post contains videos

'I heard this guy say 'Good man, Brady. Up Mayo.' And I turned over across the street and it was a homeless man'

Former Mayo footballer David Brady was one of the organisers of the Gaelic Voices for Change #SolidaritySleepout at the weekend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'I've gotten a good bit of attention, which wouldn't really be what I'd look for'

The most successful player in the history of Gaelic Games has a big decision to make for 2018.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes'

Dublin Ladies’ kitman Willy O’Connor talks to The42 about his battle with gambling, and his road to recovery from a silent affliction.

# editors-picks - Friday 8 December, 2017

Do all football fans really want impartial analysis?

In modern sports coverage, bias is everywhere, except in the eye of the beholder, writes Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'It's a sad and unfortunate situation which makes you realise how lucky you are to play sport for a living'

Working with Rugby Players Ireland and Feed Our Homeless, members of the Leinster squad have been volunteering in Dublin city centre recently.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 November, 2017

'People don't realise: without that fight, I wouldn't have been able to pay next month's rent'

Jono Carroll and his young family were staring at a bleak Christmas until ‘King Kong’ secured a replacement opponent at the eleventh hour.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks back on Ireland v Argentina

The former Ireland head coach joins Gavan Casey to look at the final November international.