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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Retelling of Anne O'Brien's incredible story takes inaugural 20x20 award

Eoin O’Callaghan’s piece on The42 has been recognised with a new prize aimed at rewarding coverage of women in sport.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 March, 2019

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’ Mentor This post contains videos

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’

St Patrick’s Athletic legend Johnny McDonnell reflects on his memorable career in football.

TV Wrap: FAI awards a damp squib while the tide begins to turn on Joe Schmidt

Irish football’s big night was dominated by absences as Matt Williams called for some honest conversations around Irish rugby.

'He's always been a fighter' - Clubmates in awe of Cork All-Ireland winner battling cancer for a third time

Conor Counihan and Pearse O’Neill speak to The42 about Aghada’s Kieran O’Connor who is fighting cancer again.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'I'll be 93 in April, the same day as the Queen of England' - hoping for All-Ireland club final glory

Dr Crokes patron Donie Sheahan on a life of football, racing and his club before tomorrow’s All-Ireland final.

'People keep asking me if this will be my last year, but there's not a chance of that'

Despite turning 35 in January, Irish midfielder Alan McCormack is thriving in England.

# editors-picks - Thursday 14 March, 2019

20s Slam to Connacht's crowning moment: Browne happy out as he moves beyond rugby

The Galwegian spent 11 years as a senior professional with Connacht, but at 32 he is finding a path to his next career.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'If you stand in front of the mirror with a pink tie and a black shirt and you think you look well – you can’t coach him'

Ted Walsh and Patrick Mullins sat down with The42 for an extensive chat about coaching, Christy Ring and life ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 March, 2019

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 March, 2019

How David Beckham's former housemate walked out on United and ended up in prison

Gary Twynham talks to The42 about defying Alex Ferguson, going from a prison cell to Wembley and sharing sunbeds with Robbie Savage.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'There were times when I didn't even ask how much I was getting for the fights - I'd just find out afterwards'

Katie Taylor knows her value in boxing’s punch-for-pay ranks, and so do her opponents, but money remains low on her list of priorities.

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.

# editors-picks - Friday 8 March, 2019

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'We beat Le Tissier's Southampton. Lawrie McMenemy shook my hand and said: 'Listen kid, sensational f*****g goal'' Longread This post contains videos

'We beat Le Tissier's Southampton. Lawrie McMenemy shook my hand and said: 'Listen kid, sensational f*****g goal''

Brian Morrisroe chats to The42 in the latest instalment of our League of Ireland Legends series.

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'The doctor said, 'You're going to be hit by a bus here'' - Monaghan star's six-hour open-heart surgery

21-year-old midfielder Niall Kearns chats to The42 about his recent operation and the long road to recovery.

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'

In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick.

'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again' Ireland Scott Talent This post contains videos

'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again'

The Carlow-sprinter will represent Ireland at senior level for the first time today in Glasgow.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

'I would have beaten her again... She didn't have the balls to step up and take the chance'

Kellie Harrington on her non-rivalry with ‘young one’ Amy Broadhurst, and why she’s inspired by Irish boxing’s bogeywoman, Mira Potkonen.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'

Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.

'I was so f*****g insensitive... I thought, 'Jesus... I shouldn’t be doing that''

In an exclusive long-form interview, Eamon Dunphy talks to The42 about RTÉ, criticism, regrets, legacy, and Glenn Whelan.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 February, 2019

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet

Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

'There are things I hold onto dearly - her class, her accent and her beautiful smile'

Italian football legend Carolina Morace pays tribute to her late friend Anne O’Brien, a pioneering, revolutionary but unheralded icon.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'My love for fighting came from battling anorexia and battling my own mind'

Mary-Kate Slattery shares her inspiring story.

# editors-picks - Friday 15 February, 2019

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis

Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'I know it's possible to turn it around. Plenty of others already have'

Evan Pierce is starting from scratch after being hit by the harsh reality of professional football.

Rice decision is a reminder of what Ireland have been getting wrong for decades

The only way of avoiding these situations in the future is by developing our own talent.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 February, 2019

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'

Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.

'If I had a euro for every time I was called a f*cking Black and Tan or an English c**t'

Beaufort’s Welsh native Nathan Breen is bidding for the ultimate glory in Croke Park later today.

# editors-picks - Monday 4 February, 2019

TV Wrap - Matt Williams' harsh words leaves a nation finding solace in the GAA

Nobody saw defeat against England coming, which made it all the worse.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield Cork Born And Bred This post contains videos

'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher is aiming to become the first Irishman since 2008 to play for the Reds.

From chasing basketball dream in New York to stunning debut against All-Ireland champions in Clones

Former Ireland U20s basketball star Stephen O’Hanlon scored a goal against Dublin on his first appearance for Monaghan last Sunday.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink

The Ireland loosehead came close to retiring from rugby in 2015.

# editors-picks - Monday 28 January, 2019

From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP

The former Cowboys quarterback is making a name for himself as the best commentator in sports, writes Steve O’Rourke.

TV Wrap - A winter of moaning finally ends while Brolly meets the new sheriff in town

Elsewhere, it seems that Jeff Stelling’s unforgettable trip to the 2017 All-Ireland final wasn’t so unforgettable after all.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'Football was her life - it was all she ever wanted to do': The revolutionary and unheralded Irish icon

Anne O’Brien was still a teenager when she made history and signed for Stade de Reims. The rest of her story is even more remarkable.

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