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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 February, 2021

'That's when people will realise that Jerry's not here anymore'
# Tribute
# Tribute

'That's when people will realise that Jerry's not here anymore'

Sun 7:30 AM 5,234 Views 0 Comments

David Gillick shares his memories and stories of the late, great Jerry Kiernan.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 February, 2021

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy

Sat 8:36 AM 22,501 Views 13 Comments

The story of Ireland’s hat-trick of Italian humiliations in the mid-90s is one of farce and bad planning.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Paul McGrath at Derby County: an Irish football legend's last dance
# The County Sheriff
# The County Sheriff

Paul McGrath at Derby County: an Irish football legend's last dance

Feb 23rd 2021, 11:13 AM 26,286 Views 25 Comments

It’s 25 years since one of Ireland’s greatest embarked on his final season in the Premier League.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 February, 2021

'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'
# Expert
# Expert

'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'

Feb 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 19,620 Views 1 Comment

Dave Alred helped England to the World Cup in 2003 and remains obsessed with kicking.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'

Feb 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,217 Views 16 Comments

Shane Byrne won 41 caps for Ireland, played four tests for the British and Irish Lions and is fondly remembered as one of the best hookers of his era. Yet his career is touched with sadness and regret.

Why is women's sport being hit so much harder by the Covid-19 pandemic?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why is women's sport being hit so much harder by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Feb 20th 2021, 9:00 AM 3,716 Views 5 Comments

We assess the current situation and try to answer the big question with Kathleen McNamee of ESPN, and formerly of TheJournal.

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,453 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# editors-picks - Thursday 18 February, 2021

50 years of the All-Stars: 'I was meant to be sitting down the back with Jim Stynes... I ended up an All-Star'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

50 years of the All-Stars: 'I was meant to be sitting down the back with Jim Stynes... I ended up an All-Star'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,376 Views 2 Comments

Kevin O’Brien, Brian Murphy, Kieran Fitzgerald and Paul Murphy on their memories of the end-of-season accolades.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him
# Legend
# Legend

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,514 Views 3 Comments

An insight into coming up against the legendary Cork coach on the one-month anniversary of his death.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 February, 2021

5 questions now facing the GAA in 2021
# Delayed Return
# Delayed Return

5 questions now facing the GAA in 2021

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,326 Views 13 Comments

We examine some key issues after the announcement that inter-county training won’t return until Easter at the earliest.

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'
# Toto
# Toto

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'

Feb 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 23,799 Views 7 Comments

Ireland are coming up against arguably the world’s form player in Antoine Dupont on Sunday.

'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'

Feb 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 36,908 Views 19 Comments

Tom McGurk, Brent Pope, and George Hook are synonymous with a time when Irish rugby took a leap forward.

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose

Feb 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 65,766 Views 15 Comments

Emeka Onwubiko on his past and future in football.

# editors-picks - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic
# Boxing And The Cult
# Boxing And The Cult

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic

Feb 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 23,456 Views 12 Comments

With Kinahan stating his intention to remain at the forefront of professional boxing, only external pressure on major broadcasters can realistically dilute his influence.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'I will never forget the first day my session got torn to shreds. That was the start of that learning process'
# Coaching Advice
# Coaching Advice

'I will never forget the first day my session got torn to shreds. That was the start of that learning process'

Feb 10th 2021, 10:00 PM 30,255 Views 2 Comments

Skills acquisition specialist Dr Ed Coughlan is Shane Keegan’s latest guest on How To Win At Dominoes.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 February, 2021

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’

Feb 6th 2021, 10:09 AM 47,832 Views 23 Comments

Noel Mannion is best remembered for his iconic try against Wales in 1989 – but his fondest memories come from crossing the border to play in Ulster.

'The people who said 'you saved my daughter, my son.' Those messages are why I've done it'
# Interview
# Interview

'The people who said 'you saved my daughter, my son.' Those messages are why I've done it'

Feb 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,587 Views 15 Comments

Dublin footballer Shane Carthy has just released an inspiring book called ‘Dark Blue’.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Trips away, loyalty and setbacks: An inside look at the careers of 6 retiring Mayo greats
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Trips away, loyalty and setbacks: An inside look at the careers of 6 retiring Mayo greats

Feb 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,340 Views 12 Comments

The recent spate of retirements in Mayo has an end of an era feel to it.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
# Trends
# Trends

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,363 Views 7 Comments

The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

'These horrific incidents seemed to keep them enmeshed with one another, in a taboo bond of manhood'
# BTL
# BTL

'These horrific incidents seemed to keep them enmeshed with one another, in a taboo bond of manhood'

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 47,334 Views 3 Comments

Anna Krien, author of the award-winning Night Games: Sex, Power, and a Journey to the Dark Heart of Sport, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 1 February, 2021

'She's setting the standard' - a closer look at the nine Irish players that featured in AFLW openers
# Analysis From Oz
# Analysis From Oz

'She's setting the standard' - a closer look at the nine Irish players that featured in AFLW openers

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 9:34 PM 25,899 Views 4 Comments

The view of an expert Down Under ahead of TG4′s highlights show this evening.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Hand of Tom: The Condon catch that ended Limerick’s 45 years of hurt
# Profile
# Profile

Hand of Tom: The Condon catch that ended Limerick’s 45 years of hurt

Jan 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 28,600 Views 4 Comments

‘That was a very proud day: Liam MacCarthy coming into Knockaderry and a local man with an All-Ireland medal in his pocket.’

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 January, 2021

In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight
# Arise Jason Knight
# Arise Jason Knight

In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight

Jan 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 41,604 Views 24 Comments

Still a week shy of his 20th birthday, one of Irish football’s brightest prospects is attracting significant Premier League interest.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster
# Clinical
# Clinical

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,535 Views 22 Comments

Ross Byrne had an impressive involvement as some of Leinster’s bench players made a late impact.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 3:34 PM 44,496 Views 7 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
# Profile
# Profile

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 12:55 PM 31,440 Views 2 Comments

Sean Long is preparing for his side’s game at home to Pep Guardiola’s men later today.

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'
# Memories
# Memories

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 32,895 Views 15 Comments

RTÉ’s Peter Collins and Greg Allen recall their time working with athletics legend Jerry Kiernan.

# editors-picks - Friday 22 January, 2021

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'
# Appreciation
# Appreciation

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 8:35 AM 36,568 Views 11 Comments

Cathal Dennehy pays tribute to the Irish athletics legend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'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 Jan 16th 2021, 5:27 PM 24,047 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 32,366 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 32,126 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 62,063 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 28,329 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 125,840 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 13,978 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 50,119 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 45,419 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 57,404 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 70,290 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 26,183 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?

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