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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 17 February, 2020

Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster

The Cork man oversaw the transformation of the province in his 20 years as CEO.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford'

With two players in the Munster academy and Jack O’Donoghue in the Ireland squad, things are looking up for the Déise.

'I feel I can enjoy my football a lot more over there' - babies, bereavement and a new chapter in America

After a difficult time at Hearts, Jake Mulraney is preparing for a debut Major League Soccer season with Atlanta United.

# editors-picks - Friday 14 February, 2020

'I can’t set up a maul in an office. Rugby was my release'

Sportsground favourites, JP Cooney and Andrew Browne, soldiered for Connacht for many seasons; now they reside on opposite sides of Galway’s big AIL rivalry.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

A league of our own: why Irish football can't afford to neglect the domestic game

Fans of the League of Ireland recognise its flaws, but the blemishes will never obscure its greatness.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge

Andy Farrell’s side left plenty of room for improvement even as they notched a bonus point.

'Wrongly there was an assumption we were spending massive money on wages and should be walking the league'

Shelbourne CEO David O’Connor talks to The42 about running a football club in his mid-twenties, the new FAI and the 2020 season.

The Shed is dead. Long live The Shed.

St Patrick’s Athletic players, fans and rivals recall the halcyon days of a visceral part of League of Ireland culture.

Too nice, too soft and too easy-going…. How Enda Stevens changed it all to change his life

From his closest friends to his Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, David Sneyd speaks to those who know the Dubliner best as they chart his rise from pizza delivery boy to dealing with tragedy and challenging for a Champions League place.

# editors-picks - Saturday 8 February, 2020

'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'

Donegal and Western Bulldogs star Katy Herron is set to make her AFLW debut tomorrow. Here, she reflects on her journey both on and off the field.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'I remember saying - I don’t know if I can do this - it felt like hitting the wall'

Ahead of the AFLW season kick-off, Cora Staunton sits down with Maurice Brosnan in Sydney to chat about her injury comeback and her hopes for the year.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland

Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Analysis: What did we see from Ireland's attack as the Andy Farrell era began?

Johnny Sexton and co. did look to play but their execution and decision-making was poor at times.

Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream

Adrian Young was a star with the Philadelphia Eagles but that’s only half of an inexplicable tale.

'I played in the third game I saw' - The incredible life of the last Irish-born player in the NFL

Neil O’Donoghue left Shamrock Rovers for the US in 1972, and was soon a team-mate of OJ Simpson’s. He carved out a fine career, thanks in part to his remarkable family.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I don't think anything compares to it' - the former Tipp captain who's now a world bodybuilding champion

Leanne Barrett reflects on her journey and delves into the unique world of bodybuilding.

# editors-picks - Friday 31 January, 2020

‘I've no problem with someone not liking a commentator. But don’t say I don’t like that woman commentator’

With the women’s and men’s Six Nations championships set to start this weekend, The42 speaks to four female broadcasters who will cover the events.

'Well done, young man! That stuff about your granny, not so much.' A farewell to the face of RTE's racing coverage

The much-respected Robert Hall will wrap up his time in front of the cameras this weekend, writes Johnny Ward.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 January, 2020

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant Mamba This post contains videos

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant

Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'The senior guys, they didn't like me, they didn't want an Irish guy coming over'

Waterford legend Alfie Hale reflects on his remarkable career in Irish and British football.

Family first: Taking advice from ex-AFL star brother, and having a 'role model' and midfield partner sister

The Byrne family of St Mochta’s in Louth are a talented bunch. Star midfielder Eimear chats to The42 ahead of the Wee county’s 2020 league campaign.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 January, 2020

The making of Andy Farrell

Joe Schmidt may be a hard act to follow but Ireland have chosen the right man.

'People say now will you miss it? I don't think I will because I'm satisfied' - life after Tipp hurling

It’s new for James Barry to be watching on as Tipperary’s 2020 season commences.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'United haven't been this bad for 30 years': why 1990 remains so relevant ahead of Anfield clash

The most essential ingredient for a successful football manager is the capacity to dominate – Jurgen Klopp has it in abundance.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'

Ronnie Delany’s gold at the Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 January, 2020

One of his first memories is holding a football, another is being sent to a foster home

Reflecting on a traumatic childhood in care, Mikey Place is glad to be home with Galway United and determined to be an example to kids like him.

# editors-picks - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'

Former Limerick player Sean Russell on coming to terms with the premature end to his football career.

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 January, 2020

'There was the three of us - myself, my pal and Kenny Dalglish - butt naked and singing Otis Redding'

St Mirren boss and Waterford native Jim Goodwin on Celtic, selling Cadbury’s and becoming one of the sharpest young coaching minds in Scottish football.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 January, 2020

The quiet man in Katie Taylor's corner

Ross Enamait used to work for an investment management company. Now, he trains one of his biggest fans: the undisputed lightweight champion.

The Gambler: Des Smyth on how he carved out a career in cut-throat pro game

At first, he was an unlikely Pro. Six seasons it took him to win on the European Tour, scrapping out a living until that breakthrough moment in 1979. From there, his career took off. Des Smyth relives an astonishing golfing life.

'My heart will always want to play and that's the problem' - Reflecting on a rollercoaster 19-season career

Waterford great Michelle Ryan called time on her Déise duty this week – but would love nothing more than to be starting out again.

'Anyone who would have played against him would have said, 'Oh God, where did you get him from?'

As he breaks onto the biggest stage of all, The42 profiles the rise of Adam Idah.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 January, 2020

The year that changed Irish rugby forever

In the 1990s, Irish rugby was a byword for failure, but within six months of the new century a new era had dawned. Twenty years on, The42 reflects on the most important season in Irish rugby history

# editors-picks - Friday 27 December, 2019

The 83-year-old ice king - How movie stars, Bolero and 'The Barn' sparked a lifelong love affair

Ron Warren has travelled the world to feed his obsession with figure skating.

'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am'

Leinster man Scott Fardy on what drew him to the province and why he enjoys life in Dublin.

'It is always there: 'You need to live your life just like Lynch would.' He left a mark on everyone'

A tribute to late Irish and Shercock AC athlete Craig Lynch, with contributions from two of his former coaches.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 December, 2019

A weekend in crisis: Kilmarnock captain Gary Dicker opens his doors with the club in turmoil for a glimpse of the reality

David Sneyd stays on the Dubliner’s sofa bed as he hears the truth about a life of extremes – both on and off the pitch.

'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that'

Richie Sadlier discusses his new book ‘Recovering’ and his long journey towards contentment.

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