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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Thursday 12 May, 2022

‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’
# Tribute
# Tribute

‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’

Updated Thu 4:51 PM 46,773 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the late Freddy Hall’s stint in Irish football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 May, 2022

The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?
# Road To Croker
# Road To Croker

The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?

May 7th 2022, 10:02 AM 35,302 Views 9 Comments

It’s time to bring Katie Taylor home.

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy
# Big Ben
# Big Ben

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy

May 7th 2022, 8:03 AM 33,114 Views 11 Comments

Healy has emerged over the last year as a key player in Munster’s squad – but his schoolboy mentors believe there is a lot more to come.

Analysis: Cork's made defensive changes and outsourced their issue
# Expert View
# Expert View

Analysis: Cork's made defensive changes and outsourced their issue

May 7th 2022, 7:15 AM 8,027 Views 1 Comment

Sean Flynn looks at how Cork have reacted to last year’s All-Ireland final and the unintended consequences.

Sligo will carry with them Red Óg Murphy’s legacy
# GAA
# GAA

Sligo will carry with them Red Óg Murphy’s legacy

May 7th 2022, 7:01 AM 34,349 Views 7 Comments

Red Og Murphy passed away on Friday, April 1, at the age of 21.

# editors-picks - Friday 6 May, 2022

Anthony Nash: The camera never lies, but does it tell the whole truth?
# A Closer Look
# A Closer Look

Anthony Nash: The camera never lies, but does it tell the whole truth?

Updated May 6th 2022, 12:12 PM 32,196 Views 5 Comments

Watching back the Galway vs Kilkenny game from the behind the goal camera was an interesting experience.

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
# Full Package
# Full Package

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'

May 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,466 Views 9 Comments

Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 May, 2022

Taylor, Serrano, and a night to stir the soul
# See You Soon
# See You Soon

Taylor, Serrano, and a night to stir the soul

Updated May 2nd 2022, 12:07 PM 33,843 Views 19 Comments

Two great champions elevated their sport and levitated their audience at Madison Square Garden. It will be tough to recreate that magic without each other.

Breaking news, recruiting players and an online addiction - The fans behind the Twitter accounts charting Irish football
# Plugged In
# Plugged In

Breaking news, recruiting players and an online addiction - The fans behind the Twitter accounts charting Irish football

May 2nd 2022, 8:00 AM 20,078 Views 8 Comments

The fans behind Kenny’s Kids and Rep of Ireland Player Tracker explain why they gave up their free time to track Irish players, and why they quit.

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything

May 2nd 2022, 7:01 AM 35,420 Views 4 Comments

Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Casey on Boxing: Good morning from New York
# New York Giants
# New York Giants

Casey on Boxing: Good morning from New York

Apr 27th 2022, 9:53 AM 14,443 Views 5 Comments

Gavan Casey touches down in the Big Apple ahead of a mega-fight in the Garden.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Ghosts of Galway's past: A blessing and a burden
# The Galway Way
# The Galway Way

Ghosts of Galway's past: A blessing and a burden

Apr 24th 2022, 7:15 AM 9,151 Views 3 Comments

The county has huge potential, which brings pressure for a performance in Castlebar today.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 April, 2022

When Ireland's greatest goalscorer first lit up the Premier League
# Teenage Dreams
# Teenage Dreams

When Ireland's greatest goalscorer first lit up the Premier League

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 36,648 Views 9 Comments

A look back at the time Robbie Keane became the most expensive teenager in British football history.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Analysis: What does it take for the short puck-out to be successful in hurling?
# Expert View
# Expert View

Analysis: What does it take for the short puck-out to be successful in hurling?

Apr 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 22,559 Views 1 Comment

Sean Flynn breaks down why Limerick were so successful with their short puck-out, and why others weren’t.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Man United is run by the wrong people for the wrong reasons and expect failure until it changes
# Eternal Hopelessness
# Eternal Hopelessness

Man United is run by the wrong people for the wrong reasons and expect failure until it changes

Apr 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 10,850 Views 11 Comments

Erik ten Hag may well be a good manager but, under the Glazers, the club’s purpose is to serve corporate interests, writes John Brewin.

25 games in the space of 36 days, Munster and Leinster hurling takes centre stage
# Championship
# Championship

25 games in the space of 36 days, Munster and Leinster hurling takes centre stage

Apr 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,195 Views 0 Comments

The round-robin structure is back as the 2022 provincial hurling championships commence this weekend.

# editors-picks - Friday 15 April, 2022

Brosnan on GAA: When the talking stops, all that's left is the truth
# The42 Membership
# The42 Membership

Brosnan on GAA: When the talking stops, all that's left is the truth

Apr 15th 2022, 3:00 PM 13,680 Views 1 Comment

Maurice Brosnan gets set for a blockbuster start to the 2022 hurling championships.

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?

Apr 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 6,542 Views 12 Comments

Man City and Liverpool meet in the FA Cup semi-final, and it will see one club’s hopes of matching United’s historic success of 1999 come to an end.

Anthony Nash: Do you really want to know what a soft hurler is?
# Championship
# Championship

Anthony Nash: Do you really want to know what a soft hurler is?

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 35,036 Views 10 Comments

Cork want to beat Limerick more than any team in Ireland.

# editors-picks - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Analysis: Limerick will target the short puck-out, Cork need to crack the Cian Lynch code
# Expert View
# Expert View

Analysis: Limerick will target the short puck-out, Cork need to crack the Cian Lynch code

Apr 14th 2022, 12:00 PM 21,142 Views 2 Comments

Sean Flynn breaks down the key battles ahead of Sunday’s blockbuster championship encounter.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Daniel Kinahan in boxing: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
# Probellum Child
# Probellum Child

Daniel Kinahan in boxing: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Apr 13th 2022, 9:12 AM 35,730 Views 9 Comments

Boxing figures may disown Kinahan publicly in light of US sanctions but privately, his influence on the sport is unlikely to wane.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 April, 2022

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast
# Rise
# Rise

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast

Apr 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,426 Views 8 Comments

Former Manchester United player Sammy McIlroy looks back on his career in football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'There were times where, when I lost a boxing match, I felt like a worthless piece of sh**'
# Survive And Advance
# Survive And Advance

'There were times where, when I lost a boxing match, I felt like a worthless piece of sh**'

Apr 9th 2022, 1:27 PM 18,651 Views 2 Comments

Eric Donovan is ready for one last European title tilt in the ring, but he’s already winning outside of it.

Keane's boot deal, Parlour's Indian curry and Overmars' goal tell tale of old rivalry
# Businessend
# Businessend

Keane's boot deal, Parlour's Indian curry and Overmars' goal tell tale of old rivalry

Apr 9th 2022, 8:58 AM 9,147 Views 4 Comments

As Manchester City and Liverpool prepare for a crucial clash tomorrow, The42 looks back at the week Arsenal took the title from United in 1998.

# editors-picks - Thursday 7 April, 2022

'Brands are waking up to the fact that women's sport is a new market that can deliver better value'
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

'Brands are waking up to the fact that women's sport is a new market that can deliver better value'

Apr 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,981 Views 3 Comments

The42 takes a closer look at some significant sponsorship announcements for camogie teams and what it means for women’s sport in Ireland.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 March, 2022

'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out

Mar 27th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,871 Views 0 Comments

Michael Ryan has stepped down as Ballymacarbry ladies football manager.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 March, 2022

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
# Pride Of Offaly
# Pride Of Offaly

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,315 Views 0 Comments

Nichola Fryday has enjoyed an impressive rise from Tullamore RFC to become the new Ireland captain.

How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'
# A True Underdog Story
# A True Underdog Story

How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 23,713 Views 2 Comments

An in-depth look at the rise of John Eustace.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Anthony Nash: The modern game is like a chess match. There are two key pieces
# Stick Or Twist?
# Stick Or Twist?

Anthony Nash: The modern game is like a chess match. There are two key pieces

Updated Mar 24th 2022, 8:32 AM 26,250 Views 5 Comments

Cork went away from what suited their key man in the 2021 All-Ireland final. So far this year, the system has worked.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 March, 2022

Adaramola emergence shows cynics shouldn't judge a book by its cover
# Progress
# Progress

Adaramola emergence shows cynics shouldn't judge a book by its cover

Mar 20th 2022, 9:01 AM 7,005 Views 0 Comments

Dublin teenager has made his Crystal Palace first-team debut in the FA Cup this season after biding time in the shadows as a schoolboy

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 March, 2022

How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 19,475 Views 14 Comments

Cursed by emigration, economic recession and political turmoil, Irish society was in desperate need of a boost in 1982. An inspirational group of rugby players provided it.

# editors-picks - Friday 18 March, 2022

The life and death of a Derry hero
# Legend
# Legend

The life and death of a Derry hero

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 25,207 Views 1 Comment

Remembering former club captain Ryan McBride, five years on from his tragic passing.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 March, 2022

On the road to Ballybofey: Salsa dancing, keeping the faith and loved ones in Ukraine
# Road Trip
# Road Trip

On the road to Ballybofey: Salsa dancing, keeping the faith and loved ones in Ukraine

Mar 13th 2022, 8:00 AM 19,209 Views 3 Comments

The42 joins Finn Harps teammates Dave Webster and Bastien Hery on their journey from Dublin to Donegal, as well as hearing from some on the coalface of the great League of Ireland survivors.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Why former Clare star Tony Griffin is auctioning off his All-Star to help Ukraine
# Gesture
# Gesture

Why former Clare star Tony Griffin is auctioning off his All-Star to help Ukraine

Mar 12th 2022, 12:03 PM 35,694 Views 12 Comments

Now involved as performance coach with Kerry footballers, Griffin won the hurling award in 2006.

Horanball: the system that transformed Mayo into contenders - and why it now needs to change
# James Horan
# James Horan

Horanball: the system that transformed Mayo into contenders - and why it now needs to change

Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 22,185 Views 5 Comments

Mayo have used the league to develop talent and a new style of play.

Remembering Gary Halpin - 'he was such a one-off, not made for mass production'
# Gazza
# Gazza

Remembering Gary Halpin - 'he was such a one-off, not made for mass production'

Mar 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 32,366 Views 5 Comments

A year after his sudden passing saddened the rugby world, former team-mates and coaches pay tribute to a larger than life character.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

“I remember saying, ‘Stephen Kenny could do a lot worse than Jim McGuinness’”
# Coach Workshop
# Coach Workshop

“I remember saying, ‘Stephen Kenny could do a lot worse than Jim McGuinness’”

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 12:00 PM 27,251 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan discusses coach education, transferable skills, taking risks and creating decision-makers.

# editors-picks - Friday 4 March, 2022

'I jumped at the chance' - the 15 Kerrymen playing for other counties this season
# Adopted Sons
# Adopted Sons

'I jumped at the chance' - the 15 Kerrymen playing for other counties this season

Updated Mar 4th 2022, 8:39 AM 42,693 Views 4 Comments

Roscommon, Cork, Clare, Limerick, Sligo, Tipperary and London have all handed game-time to Kerry-born players in the league so far.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 February, 2022

The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream

Updated Feb 27th 2022, 10:23 AM 12,223 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan, Megan Campbell and S&C coach Colm Smith are having a big influence on Merseyside.

'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis
# Uneasy Alliance
# Uneasy Alliance

'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Feb 27th 2022, 10:00 AM 19,022 Views 3 Comments

Rob Koehler, a former Deputy Director-General of WADA, on doping, abuses of power and the legacy of the Beijing Olympics.

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