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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 26 November, 2021

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties
# The Body Keeps The Score
# The Body Keeps The Score

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties

Fri 7:00 AM 10,468 Views 1 Comment

Kerry legend Aidan O’Mahony and former Cavan ladies player Monica Sheridan discuss the long careers they’ve enjoyed in GAA.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'
# Harry's Game
# Harry's Game

'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 21,521 Views 3 Comments

Harry Byrne, who is set to win his second cap for Ireland today, has long stood out as a special talent.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 November, 2021

'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 29,716 Views 8 Comments

Long-standing Kerry colleagues, David Moran and Tommy Walsh are chasing club glory with Kerins O’Rahillys in a county semi-final.

# editors-picks - Friday 19 November, 2021

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny
# The Challenger
# The Challenger

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny

Nov 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,482 Views 8 Comments

‘There used to be a time when I couldn’t go into a room on my own, I couldn’t be in silence because things would come into my head that I didn’t want to think about.’

# editors-picks - Monday 15 November, 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,526 Views 6 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 38,598 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes
# Journeys
# Journeys

The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes

Nov 14th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,162 Views 1 Comment

Conor Clifford and Robbie Brady joined Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively, when they were the Premier League superpowers and competed in the 2008 Champions League final. So, what happened next?

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'
# My Kind Of Town
# My Kind Of Town

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'

Nov 13th 2021, 8:09 AM 25,123 Views 8 Comments

Five years on from Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, the team’s psychologist talks about the mental game-plan that led to glory.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign
# The Gaffer
# The Gaffer

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign

Nov 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,531 Views 20 Comments

The young Boys in Green boss dealt with controversies, landmark defeats and media battles.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
# Pressure
# Pressure

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing

Nov 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 42,950 Views 27 Comments

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'You grow up fast when you win a county final' - Chasing his 10th title, 15 years after the first
# Boy To Man
# Boy To Man

'You grow up fast when you win a county final' - Chasing his 10th title, 15 years after the first

Nov 6th 2021, 8:15 AM 11,936 Views 2 Comments

TJ Reid is hoping to lead Ballyhale Shamrocks to the second four-in-a-row in their history tomorrow.

'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'
# Perfect 10
# Perfect 10

'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'

Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,386 Views 13 Comments

Johnny Sexton’s story is a quintessential Irish one where perseverance eventually brought success to a man who will win his 100th Ireland cap today.

'I'm very proud of myself for just taking this leap' - Cork dual star taking life as it comes in NYC
# American Dream
# American Dream

'I'm very proud of myself for just taking this leap' - Cork dual star taking life as it comes in NYC

Nov 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 10,908 Views 0 Comments

Hannah Looney has moved Stateside for work and plans to stay until next summer, at least.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 October, 2021

'You are right to be excited by them, but it's easy to ruin their careers really quickly'
# Reasoning
# Reasoning

'You are right to be excited by them, but it's easy to ruin their careers really quickly'

Oct 31st 2021, 11:45 AM 37,389 Views 1 Comment

Norwich manager Daniel Farke says hype surrounding Idah and Omobamidele is justified but warns about putting too much pressure on them so young.

'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'

Oct 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 63,443 Views 3 Comments

Donie Shine Jnr and Eamonn McManus speak to The42 about Clann na nGael’s history of All-Ireland heartache.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 October, 2021

'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'
# True Great
# True Great

'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,333 Views 4 Comments

Claire Molloy made a huge impact for Ireland over the course of 74 caps.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 October, 2021

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour
# No Compromise
# No Compromise

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour

Oct 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,639 Views 4 Comments

Maurice Brosnan speaks to some of the Aussies who made up one of the most controversial and eventful International Rules series ever.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 October, 2021

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'

Updated Oct 23rd 2021, 8:34 PM 92,829 Views 6 Comments

Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 October, 2021

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,064 Views 6 Comments

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

Shels are going up, and this time it feels different
# Reds Issue
# Reds Issue

Shels are going up, and this time it feels different

Oct 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,089 Views 2 Comments

Positive moves off the pitch have helped put the club on the right path again, but the Tolka Park issue still looms large.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
# Exes And Ohs
# Exes And Ohs

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?

Oct 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 6,767 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
# In The Archives
# In The Archives

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown

Oct 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 36,483 Views 17 Comments

RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,214 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

# editors-picks - Friday 15 October, 2021

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles
# This Is 40
# This Is 40

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,762 Views 3 Comments

Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly continue to perform at the top of the Tipperary senior hurling game.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 October, 2021

Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign
# Pragmatism
# Pragmatism

Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,124 Views 7 Comments

The manager has changed the team’s formation and approach in this World Cup campaign, and it delivered a first win in Baku at the weekend.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'
# Le Petit General
# Le Petit General

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'

Oct 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 75,194 Views 9 Comments

Once he was Munster’s mascot – now he is their leader. An in-depth look at Irish rugby’s rising star.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland

Updated Oct 9th 2021, 12:17 PM 37,973 Views 1 Comment

Read an exclusive extract from Meyler: A Family Memoir, the new book from David and John Meyler.

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,665 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,520 Views 8 Comments

The future of football lies in the hands of delegates at Special Congress later this month.

# editors-picks - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war
# What Didn't Kill Him
# What Didn't Kill Him

Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war

Oct 7th 2021, 8:20 PM 18,477 Views 3 Comments

‘I think the hardest part was not getting revenge. I knew that if I sought revenge, I would have ended up in jail.’

# editors-picks - Monday 4 October, 2021

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,055 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 October, 2021

'I know I've made my family proud and that will always do for me'
# Making A Mark
# Making A Mark

'I know I've made my family proud and that will always do for me'

Oct 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 36,402 Views 3 Comments

From a Premier League debut at 19 to his move into full-time coaching, Mark Yeates reflects on his career.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 October, 2021

'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'
# Long Road Back
# Long Road Back

'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 28,438 Views 3 Comments

Chloe Mustaki’s journey back from a cruciate injury sustained in March 2020 hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
# BTL
# BTL

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 8:39 AM 30,135 Views 46 Comments

Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40

Sep 25th 2021, 5:59 AM 43,339 Views 2 Comments

Joe Murphy’s professional playing career in English football has spanned a remarkable 23 seasons.

# editors-picks - Friday 24 September, 2021

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever

Sep 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 34,172 Views 4 Comments

Eamonn Darcy talks to The42 about his crucial role in winning the 1987 Ryder Cup, the first time Europe ever won on American soil.

# editors-picks - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes
# Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:02 PM 22,060 Views 9 Comments

Eamonn Darcy, Christy O’Connor Junior and Philip Walton were considered weak links on Europe’s Ryder Cup teams but they overcame the game’s superstars to write their names into golfing folklore.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 September, 2021

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win
# Age Of Empires
# Age Of Empires

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win

Sep 18th 2021, 10:00 AM 27,652 Views 29 Comments

Paul Flynn, Barry Cahill and Kevin Nolan relive the day that launched Dublin football’s greatest era.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 September, 2021

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
# Games Over
# Games Over

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,626 Views 0 Comments

Transitioning back to normal life after the Games can bring challenges, writes Ciarán Kennedy.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 September, 2021

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone
# Pathfinders
# Pathfinders

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,724 Views 6 Comments

Tyrone were once day-trippers to Gaelic football’s biggest stage but a committed plan saw them join the sport’s elite.

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