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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'When he was dying he said to me: ‘Jack is going to play for Ireland, he’s special’'

David Sneyd sits down with Ireland and Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne, along with his family, ahead of the FAI Cup final.

# editors-picks - Monday 28 October, 2019

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret

In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 October, 2019

How Brogan reacted to a reduced role in his post-prime years showed his true measure

At his brilliant best, Bernard Brogan soared to heights few other forwards have reached.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

We have a new book! Our brand-new collection of great Irish sports stories is out now

Behind the Lines, No. 3, features 17 great stories from across the world of Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Rory Best can bow out of rugby as one of Ireland's great captains

The hooker steps away after a quarter-final disappointment, but in his 124 caps he created so many reasons for Irish fans to hope and aim for better.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 October, 2019

'I realised that he never really treated me like a girl or a boy... he completely let me be who I wanted to be'

Ireland star Louise Galvin delves into the positive influence sport – and role models like her late father – have had on her life.

# editors-picks - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

# editors-picks - Monday 14 October, 2019

Letter from Tbilisi: George W Bush St, the DOD and 19th century meals

Gavin Cooney moves on to Geneva having been charmed by the Georgian capital, if not the football.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'I just remember the pain of being so completely lost' - How a lifelong wanderer rediscovered his path

Des McAleenan has travelled the world as a goalkeeping coach but his current role has helped him rebuild both his life and love of the game.

'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic'

Willie Anderson’s career took him to places far more frightening than the teeth of an All Black haka.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 October, 2019

'Two brilliant servants for the club' - Davy, Gilly, the 'Bridge and chasing Clare glory

Davy Fitzgerald and Niall Gilligan will be at the heart of Sixmilebridge’s efforts tomorrow to land the Clare title.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 October, 2019

TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha

Seb Coe told Gabby Logan to ‘go back to Match of the Day’, but the Beeb’s coverage wasn’t nearly as harsh as it ought to have been.

# editors-picks - Sunday 6 October, 2019

The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him Journey This post contains videos

The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him

Dave Mooney on his League of Ireland beginnings and ultimately carving out a successful career abroad.

Diego and Jimmy: trailing the self-destruction and tragic comedy of an extraordinary, wild genius

Asif Kapadia’s documentary has been rightly acclaimed but author Jimmy Burns took on the same complex subject in the mid-90s, with similar results.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 October, 2019

The Irishman who wasn't there Looking Back This post contains videos

The Irishman who wasn't there

Lee Carsley on his bittersweet international career and his belief that his country never saw the best of him.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland

The skill level and structure of the hosts’ attack has instilled a confidence in their players, writes analyst Eoin Toolan.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 September, 2019

'Nearly everyone who came back gained weight. We laugh about it now and call it the fat camp'

Former Ireland international Susan Byrne reflects on her career in the game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 September, 2019

The Irishman who made his La Liga debut in front of 90,000 at the Camp Nou LOI Legends This post contains videos

The Irishman who made his La Liga debut in front of 90,000 at the Camp Nou

Liam Buckley on a remarkable career that encompassed stints in Canada, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland.

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener

A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'I had a lot of bad days when I had no motivation to do anything, thinking that I’m f****d, basically'

Jayson Molumby talks to The42 about recovering from a 15-month injury nightmare to captain Ireland’s exciting U21s.

'You say it's permanent? Yeah, it's permanent' - The true legacy of Dublin's five in a row

The Dubs have done what was considered impossible for more than a century. So what does it mean to them? And what does it mean to everybody else?

# editors-picks - Monday 16 September, 2019

TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage

The two broadcasters have learned from each other and now there’s little difference in their approach.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better' Interview This post contains videos

Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better'

The former Liverpool striker on overcoming his addiction to football and fame.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'Three minds working for the wellness of a player is always better than one': Inside Dublin's three in-a-row bid

Dublin ladies team doctor Dr Katie Lydon, physio Antia O’Brien and performance nutritionist Kate McDaid are fuelling the All-Ireland champions’ three in-a-row bid.

'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer'

Limerick MMA fighter Catherine Costigan speaks to The42 about her mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer and her return to the Octagon.

Portrait mode: Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad line out for unique tournament pen pics

INPHO’S Dan Sheridan has tried to capture the people behind the Ireland crest in these brilliant images.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now BTL

Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now

The series editor of the iconic Best American Sportswriting anthology joins us on the latest edition of the show.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 August, 2019

GAA values, All-Ireland tickets and Premier League ambition: John Egan on what makes Sheffield United unique

The Cork native aims to be in Croke Park to support the Kingdom this weekend.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'I've lost some great friends - pilots in aviation accidents. Life can be very fickle'

How his military career shaped Jim Gavin the manager.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Episode 4 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Alan English - is out now

The former Sunday Times sports editor joins us on the latest edition of the show.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 August, 2019

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic

‘Dara has everything. He’s like, mentally, he’s thinking about every minute of the training. Whatever you tell him, he is there.’

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 August, 2019

The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991

Joe Schmidt got a taste of Ireland long before Leinster recruited him from Clermont.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 August, 2019

How Murphy and Hogan were primed for modern goalkeeping roles

Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy and Brian Hogan of Tipperary honed their skills as outfield players.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From transition year in Ballincollig to facing the world champions in LA

Seventeen-year-old Éabha O’Mahony made her senior international debut for Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream All Or Nothing This post contains videos

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream

Shane O’Donoghue, Stephen Cole and Daragh Walsh talk about putting their lives on hold to pull on the green jersey.

Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler Gorey's Finest This post contains videos

Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler

Garda Niall Kennedy will take on the biggest fight of his career in Boston tonight, and has been working with fellow Gorey man Conor McDonald in his latest camp.

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'

Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Humans of the LOI: The famous soup of Finn Park

Pat and Margaret set up a shop in Finn Park to help bring in funds for the Donegal club. 22 years later, and their homemade soup is the main attraction.

# editors-picks - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Food and mood go hand-in-hand': Fuelling Ireland's World Cup bid

IRFU performance nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin is travelling to her third World Cup, and she brings us inside preparations for Japan.

'His running style was actually slowing him down. They basically retaught him how to run'

Former Kerry footballer Sean O’Sullivan and Gary McGrath of the Sem recall their days of coaching David Clifford.

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