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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 June, 2021

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby
# Sportable
# Sportable

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby

Sun 10:00 AM 25,410 Views 21 Comments

Sportable’s smart ball was used recently in the Varsity Cup in South Africa.

What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?
# Pathway
# Pathway

What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?

Sun 8:00 AM 41,921 Views 5 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Sean St Ledger on his past and future in football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Meet the Irishman with Wales at the European Championships
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

Meet the Irishman with Wales at the European Championships

Sat 8:00 AM 28,230 Views 3 Comments

Kilkenny sports scientist Ronan Kavanagh talks to The42.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 June, 2021

The42 GAA Weekly: Is this the most important weekend of the football year?
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

The42 GAA Weekly: Is this the most important weekend of the football year?

Thu 4:17 PM 5,181 Views 1 Comment

A free clip from this week’s members episode as Marc Ó Sé joins us to look ahead to a mouthwatering weekend of promotion and relegation deciders.

The right man in the right place at the right time
# Big Time Charlie
# Big Time Charlie

The right man in the right place at the right time

Thu 8:00 AM 18,515 Views 8 Comments

Gavin Cooney speaks to Charlie O’Leary, the beloved kitman who’s seen it all in Irish football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers
# Forward Thinking
# Forward Thinking

Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers

Jun 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 32,514 Views 5 Comments

25 years ago, considerable efforts were being made to get Chris Armstrong into a green shirt.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 June, 2021

The unluckiest player in Irish rugby - forced into retirement at just 25
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

The unluckiest player in Irish rugby - forced into retirement at just 25

Jun 5th 2021, 10:00 AM 75,608 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Fitzgerald was tipped for greatness as a teenager but injuries got in the way. Now he hopes younger brother Conor can carry the family flame and become an Ireland international.

# editors-picks - Friday 4 June, 2021

When Munster stepped behind the Iron Curtain
# Munster On Tour
# Munster On Tour

When Munster stepped behind the Iron Curtain

Jun 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 25,940 Views 11 Comments

In 1982 Munster embarked on an eventful three-game tour of Romania.

# editors-picks - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I've never for one minute doubted his talent and I've always said he would be a senior international'
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

'I've never for one minute doubted his talent and I've always said he would be a senior international'

May 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,042 Views 4 Comments

A detailed look at the rise of Shamrock Rovers’ Danny Mandroiu on the back of his recent Ireland call-up.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 May, 2021

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'
# New Era
# New Era

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'

May 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,200 Views 16 Comments

The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and Lions are due to join European rugby next season – what lies ahead?

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Over land and sea: The complicated life of the Irish Chelsea supporter
# Feeling Blue
# Feeling Blue

Over land and sea: The complicated life of the Irish Chelsea supporter

May 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,667 Views 42 Comments

For any young person in Ireland, deciding to follow Chelsea is an odd choice.

# editors-picks - Thursday 27 May, 2021

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'
# Pace To Burn
# Pace To Burn

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'

Updated May 27th 2021, 10:01 PM 31,420 Views 14 Comments

Denis Hickie was a key man for Leinster and Ireland before bowing out of the game at the age of 31.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Keeping the Faith: the Offaly hurler on the gambling addiction that cost €800k in 13 years and the road back
# Out Of The Darkness
# Out Of The Darkness

Keeping the Faith: the Offaly hurler on the gambling addiction that cost €800k in 13 years and the road back

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 57,285 Views 25 Comments

‘I robbed, stole, conned, hurt people throughout many years,’ says Derek Morkan as he rebuilds his life.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 May, 2021

How to win friends and captivate people
# ROG And The Media
# ROG And The Media

How to win friends and captivate people

May 22nd 2021, 12:23 PM 31,660 Views 3 Comments

‘He’s gone the opposite direction to most coaches who put up a front.’

‘I would struggle to watch the 2008 Heineken Cup final again – I’d just cringe’
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

‘I would struggle to watch the 2008 Heineken Cup final again – I’d just cringe’

May 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 49,805 Views 6 Comments

What is it like to play in a Champions Cup final? And what sort of influence does Ronan O’Gara have on a team? Munster’s 2008 Heineken Cup winner Denis Hurley opens the dressing room door.

# editors-picks - Thursday 20 May, 2021

'The place just erupted': Maurice Fitz and one of the most iconic points in Gaelic football history
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'The place just erupted': Maurice Fitz and one of the most iconic points in Gaelic football history

May 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 30,749 Views 31 Comments

Dublin and Kerry head back to Thurles on Sunday, 20 years on from their unforgettable championship double-header.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 May, 2021

The lessons Irish rugby should learn from Australian rugby’s calamity
# Warning
# Warning

The lessons Irish rugby should learn from Australian rugby’s calamity

May 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 49,519 Views 21 Comments

From heavyweights in the game to being ‘on the bones of its arse’, the story of rugby Down Under is a cautionary one.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Hourihane out to dash the Premier League hopes of a club that still adores him
# We Meet Again
# We Meet Again

Hourihane out to dash the Premier League hopes of a club that still adores him

May 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 39,314 Views 4 Comments

Barnsley have finally recovered from losing their talismanic captain to Aston Villa in 2017.

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’
# Clare Shine
# Clare Shine

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’

May 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,286 Views 5 Comments

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 comes to a close, Clare Shine opens up further on her ongoing battle.

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 May, 2021

The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale
# Hardy Buccs
# Hardy Buccs

The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale

May 15th 2021, 10:00 AM 50,765 Views 15 Comments

In the 1990s an unlikely union between two towns lifted Buccaneers from the third tier of Irish rugby to the top. Their story was a classic tale of success against the odds.

'I couldn't look at a hurl, it was gone that bad' - return of a four-time All-Ireland winner
# Ready To Rock
# Ready To Rock

'I couldn't look at a hurl, it was gone that bad' - return of a four-time All-Ireland winner

May 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,084 Views 6 Comments

Katrina Parrock is back with the Wexford camogie team after a five-year break.

# editors-picks - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'
# Legacy
# Legacy

'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'

May 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 23,370 Views 2 Comments

The inside look at how Nigel Carolan built a lasting legacy at Connacht.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 May, 2021

'He read it and said: 'Tony you cannot publish this. If you do people will think you're weak''
# Long Read
# Long Read

'He read it and said: 'Tony you cannot publish this. If you do people will think you're weak''

May 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 39,523 Views 4 Comments

Tony Griffin’s 2010 autobiography helped break the mould as an Irish sports star discussing his mental health. Now his new book is aimed at teenagers.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Alan McLoughlin: A proud Irishman who instantaneously etched his name into the history books
# Tribute
# Tribute

Alan McLoughlin: A proud Irishman who instantaneously etched his name into the history books

May 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,080 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland international’s death at the age of 54 was announced today.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 April, 2021

'He's getting no-frills treatment there but he still manages to make it look effortless'
# Old Wesley
# Old Wesley

'He's getting no-frills treatment there but he still manages to make it look effortless'

Apr 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,419 Views 3 Comments

Twenty years since his professional debut, Wes Hoolahan is still going strong as he approaches 39.

# editors-picks - Thursday 29 April, 2021

The story of Maureen Shea, 'The Real Million Dollar Baby'
# Born For The Role
# Born For The Role

The story of Maureen Shea, 'The Real Million Dollar Baby'

Apr 29th 2021, 11:59 PM 24,404 Views 4 Comments

She has been a fighter all her life and a boxer for over half of it. At 40, she wants Eddie Hearn to give her the world-title shot she deserves.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'
# Inside Line
# Inside Line

'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'

Apr 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,959 Views 16 Comments

Jack Conan talks us through some of his play for Ireland and Leinster in recent months.

'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'

Updated Apr 25th 2021, 10:15 AM 24,798 Views 3 Comments

22-year-old Jack Kennedy’s metoric rise in racing and recovery from injuries has inspired his fanbase at home in West Kerry.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 April, 2021

The greatest era in Irish football – 'when we owned’ the Carabao Cup
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

The greatest era in Irish football – 'when we owned’ the Carabao Cup

Apr 24th 2021, 10:00 AM 23,187 Views 8 Comments

Ten years have elapsed since an Irish player won the Carabao Cup. Ahead of tomorrow’s final Garry Doyle speaks to four Irishmen who tasted Wembley glory in an era when English teams relied on Irish talent for success.

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand

Apr 24th 2021, 9:15 AM 8,597 Views 3 Comments

In the final part of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we relive a historic 18 months for the national women’s side with players who were there.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV
# Park Your Weasels
# Park Your Weasels

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV

Apr 20th 2021, 1:09 PM 45,789 Views 49 Comments

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rounded on their own clubs, called for ‘scavenger’ Glazers to be booted out of the game and heard from a bristling Liverpool manager.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'It's definitely time that kids are back on the field' - the long-awaited return of underage GAA
# About Time
# About Time

'It's definitely time that kids are back on the field' - the long-awaited return of underage GAA

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,305 Views 13 Comments

There’s a real concern that many youngsters won’t return to sport after the lengthy shutdown.

# editors-picks - Thursday 15 April, 2021

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

Apr 15th 2021, 7:30 PM 20,738 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,064 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland

Apr 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 37,749 Views 11 Comments

Months after beating Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier fronted a band that toured 10 venues in Ireland. It could hardly have gone worse.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 12:18 PM 26,118 Views 4 Comments

In the first part of our new series, Trailblazers, we hear about their humble beginnings, merging with the IRFU and the journey still ahead.

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'
# Player Profile
# Player Profile

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 9:19 AM 36,277 Views 7 Comments

19-year-old Ballinasloe RFC product Beibhinn Parsons is a rising star of Irish rugby.

# editors-picks - Friday 9 April, 2021

From DCU to Down Under: The team-mates, house-mates and friends dreaming of AFLW glory
# Ties That Bind
# Ties That Bind

From DCU to Down Under: The team-mates, house-mates and friends dreaming of AFLW glory

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 8:07 PM 17,331 Views 2 Comments

‘It was as if they were operating on a professional level even back then.’ Now, Collingwood duo Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan are one step away from the biggest stage in their adopted sport.

# editors-picks - Monday 5 April, 2021

'They don't do it for the glory of playing in an All-Ireland final...It's the most selfless job'
# Characters
# Characters

'They don't do it for the glory of playing in an All-Ireland final...It's the most selfless job'

Apr 5th 2021, 10:00 AM 40,653 Views 5 Comments

A reliable kit man is an indispensable asset and many serve their counties for decades.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Fond memories of facing Real Madrid for the Limerick legend who lived his dream
# Play It Again Des
# Play It Again Des

Fond memories of facing Real Madrid for the Limerick legend who lived his dream

Updated Apr 4th 2021, 10:00 AM 25,872 Views 15 Comments

‘I happened to be the fella who was in the right place at the right time.’

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