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Dublin: 4 °C Tuesday 11 December, 2018

#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'In four years, I don't think Kellie will be able to beat me... I won't be stepping down for anyone then'

After suffering a controversial defeat at the World Championships, Amy Broadhurst has her eye on Ireland’s own world champion.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Ryan McHugh: 'I took about eight weeks off, I had a slight bleed in my brain'

The Donegal star has been out with two concussions in 2018.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 November, 2018

Music, football and nostalgia: How and why Bands FC became a remarkable online phenomenon

What started out as a pub conversation between friends has morphed into one of the best things of 2018.

'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country'

Simon Zebo would relish the opportunity to pull on the green jersey again.

# editors-picks - Monday 26 November, 2018

IRFU back Andy Farrell for daunting task of succeeding Joe Schmidt

Ireland’s current defence coach will step up to the top job next year.

Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?

They might not have the best offence or defence but nobody is more complete than New Orleans, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Mick McCarthy: The most affable man to have ever divided a nation

Mick McCarthy’s appointment as Ireland manager was confirmed on Sunday.

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'The dream of this day kept me going, just that want and determination to get this'

Wayne Hutchinson was finally crowned a Munster hurling champion with Ballygunner last Sunday.

The half-parish of 400 people looking to make history with Leinster football final spot

Mullinalaghta are aiming to become the first Longford club to reach a senior Leinster final when they take on Éire Óg this weekend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20

Roscommon U20 star Conor Shanagher has had to call it a day after six concussions.

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy' Trailblazer This post contains videos

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy'

Kevin O’Brien joined us during the week to discuss his travels around the world as a gun-for-hire Twenty20 batsman.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 November, 2018

'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'

After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Quick-fix appointment could waste a huge opportunity for Irish football

The FAI must resist the lure of a stop-gap hire for the senior manager’s role, writes John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 19 November, 2018

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game

The Ireland forwards showed off their handling skills to go along with the physicality.

The story behind this iconic photo of Jacob Stockdale's match-winning try

Inpho photographer Tommy Dickson took one of the standout images from a historic night at the Aviva.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Remembering Weeshie Fogarty: A great commentator, broadcaster, and a truly great person

‘Weeshie’s gift wasn’t just to give you the information,’ writes Oisin Langan. ‘It was to transport you to the time and place he was talking of.’

# editors-picks - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''

Joe Waters was part of the Republic of Ireland side that faced Northern Ireland at Windsor Park at the height of The Troubles in 1979.

Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999 Coming Together This post contains videos

Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999

In May 1999, a charity match was organised to raise funds for victims of the Omagh bombing. Former defender Danny Griffin recalls the game and his winning goal.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 November, 2018

Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara

The New Zealand-based coach will join Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey, in association with Aldi.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Diego Maradona in Dublin: the flicks, the tricks and the unusual circumstances behind it

It was May 1980 and the Republic of Ireland side found themselves in the middle of another transition.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 October, 2018

'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II' Wrighty This post contains videos

'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II'

Ian Wright dedicated his 2016 autobiography to school teacher Syd Pigden. He recalls memories of the first male role model in his life, who passed away last December.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Chasing Kona: From 60-a-day smoker to elite Ironman

Dubliner Rob Cummins gave up smoking at 27 and rose to the top of one of the world’s toughest endurance sports.

'I don't regret it, I don't hold any bad feelings. Things happen for a reason'

Cork’s John Murphy on breaking through at Aston Villa, marking David Beckham and what might have been.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston

‘It’s a stupid time for her to go into MMA and claim there’s no money involved in women’s boxing,’ says Katie Taylor of Amanda Serrano.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'If you give Beauden Barrett three seconds on the ball, good night and good luck' ROG

'If you give Beauden Barrett three seconds on the ball, good night and good luck'

Ronan O’Gara’s outlook on coaching has been transformed in New Zealand.

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person' Honesty This post contains videos

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person'

Ex-Ireland international Dave Langan opens up about the highs and lows of his career.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 October, 2018

We've published a brand-new collection of great Irish sports stories... and it's out now

Behind The Lines, No. 2, is available to order today.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 October, 2018

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Introducing our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne got stuck in with Ryan Bailey as the rugby season hots up.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'You were home at half 12 everyday twiddling your thumbs. It was easy to say ‘Anyone fancy a pint?’'

An Ireland underage star who broke into the Nottingham Forest team as a teenager, Keith Foy took his eye off the ball and paid the price.

The return of the man the UFC couldn't afford to live without

Conor McGregor doesn’t need the fight game. But the fight game needs him, writes Jeremy Botter.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'I've never seen such a good turn-out of players... that tells you what everybody thinks of Liam' Reaction This post contains videos

'I've never seen such a good turn-out of players... that tells you what everybody thinks of Liam'

Denis Irwin, Gary Neville and John Hartson reflect on today’s Liam Miller memorial match in Cork.

Football legends pay tribute to the late Liam Miller at a packed Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The former Celtic, Manchester United and Ireland midfielder was remembered today in his hometown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 September, 2018

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’ Goalscorer This post contains videos

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’

Mark Quigley discusses his time at Millwall and his League of Ireland career where the Dubliner won every domestic honour and was named PFAI Player of the Year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Santry 1958: 60 years on from the race of the century The Magic Mile This post contains videos

Santry 1958: 60 years on from the race of the century

Dan Carbery was 19 when he raced against Olympic champions in what turned out to be a record-breaking race in Santry.

'At times during my career I felt I was the only one on the planet that felt like this'

Sean Cavanagh discusses the obsession that drove him to greatness.

# editors-picks - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'

World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'I didn't sacrifice $2m for somebody to tell me to shut up and f**k off': The George Weah and Man City disaster

18 years ago, nobody could have predicted the club would become the envy of the Premier League and the striker the president of Liberia.

'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga

The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.

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