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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 15 July, 2019

Just 18 months into his Kerry career, this is already David Clifford's team

The heir to Colm Cooper’s throne, Clifford shone on the big stage once again.

'We just hugged and Eoin said: 'We did this, Dad, me and you''

It hasn’t been an easy journey but Jody Morgan was the proudest man in Lord’s on Sunday.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Live coverage of women's World Cup goes a long way to silencing critics

Elsewhere, a few classic Irish tropes emerged on The Sunday Game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 7 July, 2019

'There's not a day that goes by when I don't miss Leinster'

Kurt McQuilkin played, captained and coached Leinster, but a family tragedy meant he had to leave his adopted province in 2016.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Soccer celebrations, carrying sandbags over hills, and ending a 28-year wait for Ulster glory

As Cavan go in search of an Ulster SFC crown, The42 looks back at their last triumph in 1997.

# editors-picks - Friday 21 June, 2019

No escape from lure of horse ownership for me after Operation Houdini

Johnny Ward trots down memory lane and praises the humble claimer.

# editors-picks - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it'

Meath greats Mick Lyons and Liam Harnan reflect on their football careers.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'It was a great experience but it was tinged with a bit of disappointment as well'

Alan Kernaghan talks to The42 of going to the World Cup in 1994, having grown up expecting to play for Northern Ireland.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 June, 2019

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final The Troubles This post contains videos

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final

‘I heard what I thought was a cork popping. I looked behind me and there was a bullet-hole in the mirror.’

# editors-picks - Monday 10 June, 2019

Old issues of style of play raised again ahead of must-win clash with Gibraltar

Mick McCarthy bristled slightly on Ireland’s need to play open, expansive football ahead of tonight’s game in Dublin.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home Looking Back This post contains videos

'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home

Ex-Longford and Galway player Eric Lavine recalls his career in the League of Ireland.

Full throttle: Nicci Daly's drive for the extraordinary

After helping Ireland to the Hockey World Cup final, Tokyo 2020 is no mere fantasy for Nicci Daly.

'I wanted to be a football coach. The teacher chuckled: ‘Well obviously you can’t do that, Laura.’'

Uefa A Licence coach Laura Ní Chíosóg on her life in Irish football.

'I was 13 or 14. I was growing up seeing all these people taking heroin and dying from it'

Ireland legend Olivia O’Toole reflects on her career and discusses the future of football in the country.

# editors-picks - Saturday 8 June, 2019

520 kilometres, 214 peaks, 6 days: Former Cork hurler makes record attempt

‘Just getting around is something I’d value doing,’ says Paul Tierney. ‘That’d be an achievement in itself.’

Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream

Deirdre Duke and Ireland begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign on home soil today.

'You could hear my scream echo around the stadium. I still feel sick every time I walk past the same place'

Ireland and Man City star Megan Campbell has battled back from the brink once again – and we’ll be seeing plenty of her on our TV screens over the next few weeks.

# editors-picks - Friday 7 June, 2019

Here's how we rated Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark

The familiar foes played out a 1-1 draw in this evening’s game at Telia Parken in Copenhagen.

Johnny Ward: Racing needs to find common ground with Green Wave or risk being swept away

Irish industry has to up its game and start thinking green, writes Johnny Ward.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup?

Norway’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is refusing to play.

'I'm not ashamed of who I am and not scared to hide anything'

Ireland captain Katie McCabe opens up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn to mark the start of Pride month.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Ballydoyle puzzle as tricky as ever following five-star Derby day

Aidan O’Brien joined an elite group with Anthony van Dyck’s win on Saturday.

Taylor finds more than she was looking for but disputed title win was no underhanded robbery

Taylor has become the most disputed undisputed champion in boxing, but her victory was not evidence of ‘corruption’.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 June, 2019

TV Wrap - Jose and Arsene come together to star on Champions League final night

Once enemies, Mourinho and Wenger were the stars of the show as Michael Owen painted the town beige on BT Sport.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 June, 2019

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’

Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'

Still only 21, Elena Tice is fast approaching a century of caps for the Ireland women’s hockey team. She has made sacrifices and brave decisions, but is now closer than ever to achieving her sporting dreams.

# editors-picks - Friday 31 May, 2019

'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child''

After losing three siblings to an incurable lung disease, David Crosby was diagnosed himself when he turned 40. The inspirational double-lung transplant recipient and marathon runner shares his remarkable story.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'I knew from the way the power had left my body that I was paralysed. I couldn't move my legs'

Victor Connell was left paralysed after breaking his neck in a scrum at 25, but he has built a whole new life for himself.

'We had a few beers and Paul was crying on the tour bus. He kept saying: I cannot believe I've won an All-Ireland'

With six All-Irelands, 10 Leinster titles, five National Leagues and four consecutive All-Stars, Paul Flynn is set to be remembered as one of Dublin’s all-time greats.

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?

From the Premier League to the depths of depression and back again: David Sneyd spends a weekend with the former Ireland international and his family in their Yorkshire home.

# editors-picks - Friday 24 May, 2019

'We were on our team holiday and Páidí called me to the bar to inform me about the All-Star'

Westmeath legend John Keane reflects on his career and their famous Leinster title victory in 2004.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'For f**k's sake, their anthem goes on a bit. Don Givens looks at me and says, "That's ours!"

Terry Mancini, once of Watford, Arsenal and the Republic of Ireland, talks to The42 about his remarkable career.

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer

A closer look at how Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has gotten the best out of mercurial forward John O’Dwyer.

Family at the forefront for Sherry as he looks forward to new horizons beyond Munster

With a new baby in the house, the hooker has been travelling back and forth from Gloucester during his loan stint in the Premiersip.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 May, 2019

'They were worried about getting an extra inch on the soles of his feet... I was like, 'Ye're f****d!''

Kildare’s Dennis Hogan was prevented from achieving Irish sporting history in Mexico. The whole thing was dodgy, but there may be a golden lining…

# editors-picks - Monday 13 May, 2019

TV Wrap: The Sunday Game returns with a new approach and an age-old trait

For all of its new gadgets and approach, the show still left lots of people annoyed.

Analysis: Kickouts, shooting, lack of intensity and ill-discipline, but Tyrone survive almighty scare

The42′s analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at yesterday’s Ulster SFC opener.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'Sometimes my heart starts racing' - Former Cork minor hurler embracing memories of a spinal cord injury

Dessie Fitzgerald discusses the incident in a county-semi-final that changed his life and how he has found a vocation in life coaching.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 May, 2019

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’

Christy McElligott, a league winner with St Pat’s in 1996 and now Ireland’s international amputee manager, shares his incredible story.

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