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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''
# Tribute
# Tribute

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''

Updated 22 hours ago 22,436 Views 5 Comments

Shane Ronayne recalls working alongside Eamonn Ryan.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 January, 2021

The story of one of Irish football's greatest servants and how he almost chose GAA
# LOI Legends
# LOI Legends

The story of one of Irish football's greatest servants and how he almost chose GAA

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 32,166 Views 2 Comments

Dundalk legend Gary Rogers reflects on his distinguished career.

'If I didn't have that conversation in 2010 or in 2016, I wouldn't have my All-Ireland medal'
# James Skehill
# James Skehill

'If I didn't have that conversation in 2010 or in 2016, I wouldn't have my All-Ireland medal'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 31,965 Views 2 Comments

James Skehill on his Galway career, opting against emigration and goalkeeping challenges.

# editors-picks - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ex-Nottingham Forest defender takes local club to the promised land after being given 48 hours to live
# Keeping It Local
# Keeping It Local

Ex-Nottingham Forest defender takes local club to the promised land after being given 48 hours to live

Jan 1st 2021, 12:15 PM 61,820 Views 6 Comments

With a team largely made up of players from the area, Keith Foy has turned Kilnamanagh’s fortunes around since returning to his former side three years ago.

The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis
# Initiative
# Initiative

The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis

Jan 1st 2021, 8:00 AM 28,213 Views 2 Comments

Former League of Ireland footballer Mark Herrick is the co-founder of Headrite Sports.

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA

Jan 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 125,122 Views 8 Comments

Johnny McMahon – or Johnny Smacks of The 2 Johnnies – delves deeper into a brilliant podcast discussion with The42.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,935 Views 2 Comments

We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Quiz: How many of these random 90s Premier League footballers can you identify? - Part VII
# Memories
# Memories

Quiz: How many of these random 90s Premier League footballers can you identify? - Part VII

Dec 29th 2020, 10:00 AM 49,893 Views 16 Comments

Take a break from the Super Nintendo and put yourself to the test.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 45,361 Views 6 Comments

Author and journalist Bob Harris discusses Bobby Robson’s career, including his ill-fated stint with Ireland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'
# Mental Health Matters
# Mental Health Matters

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 9:44 PM 57,354 Views 3 Comments

Cavan’s Rónán Patterson launched ‘Need To Talk?’ to raise awareness about mental health after his own struggles.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'
# Interview
# Interview

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'

Dec 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 70,101 Views 25 Comments

Former Wexford goalkeeping coach Noel Considine speaks to The42 about his horrific journey to conquering alcoholism.

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,065 Views 8 Comments

Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced
# Not Ready
# Not Ready

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 28,802 Views 19 Comments

A spin-off of Brexit is the possibility that Irish players must wait another two years before they leave for the UK. Academy Directors warn The42 that Irish football isn’t ready to step up and take over the job.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
# BTL
# BTL

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 58,958 Views 4 Comments

Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 57,570 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 December, 2020

'This year, more so than any, it's more about family than yourself'
# Down Memory Lane
# Down Memory Lane

'This year, more so than any, it's more about family than yourself'

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 12,914 Views 0 Comments

Family and football are two cornerstones of Ciara O’Sullivan’s life — and the promised land is in sight once again after 13 years of highs and lows with Cork.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager
# Journey
# Journey

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager

Dec 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 20,770 Views 6 Comments

From teenage star, to union leader, to coach, Farrell has taken a circuitous route to today’s All-Ireland final.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 December, 2020

'It was no use to her playing on the girls' side because she was just so far ahead'
# Dual Journey
# Dual Journey

'It was no use to her playing on the girls' side because she was just so far ahead'

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,262 Views 1 Comment

‘Always an exceptional talent,’ Saoirse Noonan will light up the FAI Cup final today and the All-Ireland ladies football final next week.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 December, 2020

My grandfather, sporting memories and a Kerry team playing on All-Ireland hurling final day
# Sunday Stage
# Sunday Stage

My grandfather, sporting memories and a Kerry team playing on All-Ireland hurling final day

Dec 10th 2020, 2:59 PM 15,553 Views 7 Comments

Next Sunday is a landmark day for Kerry hurling.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'

Nov 28th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,673 Views 1 Comment

Dublin star Lauren Magee speaks about a recent family tragedy in the hope of helping others.

How 'a bit of good fortune' has left an Irish footballer working for two Hollywood stars
# Always Sunny In Wrexham
# Always Sunny In Wrexham

How 'a bit of good fortune' has left an Irish footballer working for two Hollywood stars

Nov 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 11,595 Views 3 Comments

Fiacre Kelleher is excelling for a club that was recently taken over by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Revered but not emulated: the many Maradonas of an Irish childhood
# El Pibe De Oro
# El Pibe De Oro

Revered but not emulated: the many Maradonas of an Irish childhood

Nov 26th 2020, 3:12 PM 17,539 Views 13 Comments

In the World Cups that were contested on the streets, if you weren’t Maradona, you were no one.

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'
# Tribute
# Tribute

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'

Nov 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,169 Views 15 Comments

Fabian Costello is a former Argentine footballer now living in Cork, and he talks to The42 about the sad death and enduring legacy of Diego Maradona.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'
# BTL
# BTL

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,127 Views 5 Comments

Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 November, 2020

Magic. Special. What it's all about: Cavan's fairytale Ulster triumph just means more
# Raw Emotion
# Raw Emotion

Magic. Special. What it's all about: Cavan's fairytale Ulster triumph just means more

Nov 23rd 2020, 9:30 PM 24,800 Views 18 Comments

The42′s Emma Duffy reflects on a day that will live long in the memory of Cavan people.

'I watched the Brendan Gleeson piece and it hit home' - the making of the 1920 commemoration
# Tribute
# Tribute

'I watched the Brendan Gleeson piece and it hit home' - the making of the 1920 commemoration

Nov 23rd 2020, 7:09 PM 7,830 Views 1 Comment

Michael Foley and Robert Smith look back at what was a stunning tribute to Bloody Sunday at the weekend.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat
# Concerns
# Concerns

Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat

Nov 22nd 2020, 4:24 PM 10,044 Views 23 Comments

The Irish lineout and maul struggled against Maro Itoje and the English pack.

A breakthrough at Liverpool and senior caps for Ireland in a career to be proud of
# Interview
# Interview

A breakthrough at Liverpool and senior caps for Ireland in a career to be proud of

Nov 22nd 2020, 10:00 AM 59,555 Views 9 Comments

‘It’s phenomenal to look back at the kind of world superstars you were in a dressing room with.’

'I just thanked them for giving me such a day' - Cork's medicine man still full of rebel roar
# Blood And Bandage
# Blood And Bandage

'I just thanked them for giving me such a day' - Cork's medicine man still full of rebel roar

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:30 AM 10,844 Views 1 Comment

The legendary Dr Con Murphy speaks to The42 ahead of the Munster SFC final between Cork and Tipperary.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 November, 2020

'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club
# History In The Making
# History In The Making

'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 AM 46,077 Views 29 Comments

A closer look at Na Gael Aeracha and inclusion in Gaelic games.

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'
# Paddy Johns
# Paddy Johns

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 39,736 Views 10 Comments

Remembering a famous win over England, seeing Brian O’Driscoll emerge as a star, Paddy Johns was a shining light in Irish rugby’s darkest decade.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night
# Fight Like A Girl
# Fight Like A Girl

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night

Nov 18th 2020, 9:00 AM 39,126 Views 8 Comments

With Jane Couch watching on, it was fitting that Katie Taylor and co. put their fists through the glass ceiling at Wembley Arena, of all places.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'I definitely saw a bravery from him' - Poignant new film charts the battle of Jack Charlton's final days
# Big Jack
# Big Jack

'I definitely saw a bravery from him' - Poignant new film charts the battle of Jack Charlton's final days

Nov 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,453 Views 4 Comments

Pete Thomas, producer of Finding Jack Charlton, explores how Jack and his family met the tragic challenge of dementia.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Nov 14th 2020, 2:58 PM 8,780 Views 0 Comments

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

How Joshua Daniels prevailed in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy
# Interview
# Interview

How Joshua Daniels prevailed in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy

Nov 14th 2020, 9:00 AM 48,726 Views 5 Comments

‘It’s something I always told my mother I would do. Coming over here just meant so much to me.’

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'
# Family Tragedy
# Family Tragedy

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'

Nov 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,982 Views 1 Comment

Waterford goalkeeper Brianna O’Regan opens up on how camogie has shaped her life following a tragic event from her childhood.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'
# Boxing
# Boxing

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 23,245 Views 10 Comments

Katie Taylor on her free-to-air fight this Saturday, her cultural significance in professional boxing, and the debate over female fighters’ earnings.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful
# The Masters
# The Masters

Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful

Nov 10th 2020, 4:52 PM 22,613 Views 2 Comments

This year of Covid 19 has disrupted all schedules yet James Sugrue still stands apart. This week, finally, he tees up at the US Masters, seven months on from its intended date. His journey started in North Cork.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 November, 2020

The unluckiest Leinster player to never win an Ireland cap
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

The unluckiest Leinster player to never win an Ireland cap

Nov 8th 2020, 9:53 AM 75,686 Views 17 Comments

It is 25 years since rugby turned professional – the same year a new tournament called the Heineken Cup was born. Former Leinster captain Chris Pim relives the madness of those transitional years.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 November, 2020

The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final

Nov 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,353 Views 1 Comment

John O’Dwyer was part of the Derry team that gave Offaly a scare in the 2000 All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.

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