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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 October, 2020

An ode to the lifeblood of the nation's sporting anatomy

Let coaches know how much they’re appreciated, because the importance of participation in sport for young people has never been more clear.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'It's been kind of fairytale stuff' - The Antrim doctor part of a major Galway football breakthrough

Former Antrim player Owen Gallagher on a year starting out as doctor and Galway football glory with Moycullen.

Sport without fans is soulless - they are the lifeblood of the game

Sport may be secondary to life’s greater challenges right now but that does not stop us yearning for the day when stadium doors re-open and communities are allowed come together again.

# editors-picks - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker Legend This post contains videos

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker

55 years ago, Frank O’Neill was part of the Irish team that fell narrowly short of reaching the 1966 World Cup.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

‘We were jealous watching Rovers against Zlatan and want our own big day out’

Dundalk’s win over Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday has left them 90 minutes away from a place in the Europa League group stages and the €3m prize that goes with that. But Shane Keegan, a key member of their management team, says it is about the glory not just the money.

50 years on and still central to Cork club hurling - 'There's a brilliant attitude among these fellas'

Dr. Paddy Crowley played for UCC in the 1970 Cork final, managed them in the ’99 final and is involved again in today’s semi-final.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 September, 2020

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road

Bennett is set to become the first Irishman in 31 years to win the prestigious green jersey when the Tour de France finishes up in Paris today.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!'

Caelan Doris came through Ballina RFC and Blackrock College to establish himself as a major prospect for Irish rugby.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster

The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.

How a financial crisis ended up being the best thing that ever happened to Bohs

Burdened by a €6.7m debt, Bohemians were forced to cut their cloth to suit. As a result they have turned their club around both on and off the pitch ahead of today’s top of the table encounter against Shamrock Rovers.

# editors-picks - Thursday 3 September, 2020

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.

'There are certainly other people in the world way worse off than myself'

Sene Naoupu is excited about Ireland Women’s next few months after overcoming a health scare.

Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia

The long, long wait for Kenny’s first game in charge comes to an end in the Uefa Nations League tonight.

# editors-picks - Monday 31 August, 2020

'He couldn't get first-team football at Bohs' - new Spurs signing Matt Doherty's remarkable rise

The Dubliner recently completed a move to Jose Mourinho’s side.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'

Irishman JP Doyle was made redundant by the RFU in England earlier this month.

From Brighton soccer to Ballygunner hurling - 'I still don't see a ceiling with him'

Dessie Hutchinson continues to thrive since returning to Waterford hurling after five years in England.

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again Essential Viewing This post contains videos

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 August, 2020

'You could never repay your parents. I'm just so grateful for them, I mean that from the bottom of my heart'

Sarah Rowe’s parents, Gráinne and Alan, have had a huge influence on the Mayo star’s glittering career so far.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 August, 2020

The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them

Ireland international Niamh Fahey on being appointed the Reds’ new skipper.

# editors-picks - Saturday 8 August, 2020

'It's been a long time coming' - Passion burns on and off the field as Bohs braced for WNL bow

The history-making side’s captain, Niamh Kenna, is back in the top-flight after a six-year hiatus.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 August, 2020

How a coca-cola bottle filled with coins helped Brian Kerr reach the top

St Patrick’s Athletic nearly went out of business in the ’90s but through the ingenuity of Brian Kerr and Pat Dolan they ended up as team of the decade.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 August, 2020

Every young player needs a mentor...even if they put the fear of God into them

Conan Byrne recalls his initiation into the League of Ireland and how it shaped his love for the domestic game.

Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade

Being released at the age of 19 was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ to Gavin Donoghue.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 August, 2020

The Irishman at the heart of the greatest ever FA Cup final

As the curtain comes down on this English football season, Tony Galvin remembers the part he played in the most famous goal in Tottenham’s history.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 July, 2020

How a GAA broadcasting legend found himself commentating on JFK's funeral

Michael O’Hehir described it as the toughest broadcast of his career.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 July, 2020

‘I put the phone down three times’: Crazy Gang at Wimbledon, Big Jack and Phelan's Ireland break

The ex-Premier League defender remembers the Charlton era and pays tribute to an Irish icon.

# editors-picks - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Kieran O’Connor: A club hero, a county star, a tragic loss

The 2010 All-Ireland winner passed away yesterday.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 July, 2020

'We didn't really perceive him as this famous person, he was just big Jack to us'

Former Galway player Alan Kerins on his family’s close links to Jack Charlton.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'Sorry Mr Marley, you can't play here' - Playing football with a music icon before a famous gig in Dublin

It was 40 years ago this week when the reggae singer performed at Dalymount Park.

# editors-picks - Friday 10 July, 2020

The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League

Egan was a promising GAA star before he set off in pursuit of a professional football career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'I was struggling to walk, hoping the pain would go away - it didn't'

Brian Scott faced a choice of risking his health or following his dream. Amazingly, the Munster man walked through the pain barrier for months before injury brought an end to the 27-year-old’s career.

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport Sex Abuse This post contains videos

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport

Director Jon Shenk speaks about his new documentary ‘Athlete A’ and how a deeply flawed system led to years of sexual abuse in gymnastics.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history

So many boxing figures performatively take the moral high ground when it comes to the sanctity of human life – until doing so might inconvenience them personally.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano

A tweet from Taylor sparked an online war of words between Serrano, Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella, and female boxing’s biggest fight now looks unlikely.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'Excited' about knockout football championship and fears over future of family-run pub during lockdown

Kevin Cassidy talks about the exciting battles that await in the GAA season, and life in lockdown.

'Starting in a World Cup qualifier at Croke Park was a huge honour, but unfortunately it turned sour'

Former Ireland midfielder Martin Rowlands retraces his steps.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Big shock as Jack McCaffrey steps away from Dublin panel

If this is the end of the 26-year-old in the Dublin jersey, it’s been one hell of a ride.

The best player Ireland never capped

Paddy McCarthy played over 250 games in the Championship but missed out on the cap he desperately wanted.

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