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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Arsenal boss hails Irish 'gems' McCabe and Quinn as Gunners end title drought

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro described the Republic of Ireland duo as ‘incredible players’ as they starred in a title-clinching win.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'

33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 April, 2019

TV Wrap: More Kerry jerseys at the Masters while Tiger doesn't cry and Healy-Rae moans

Woods was subjected to a bizarre Butler Cabin interview after his remarkable triumph, while the FAI story became about one man.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From childhood abuse to absolute war with Billy Walsh, Claressa Shields has earned this the hard way

Rape survivor, Olympic champion, ‘The GWOAT’: Claressa Shields was dealt one of life’s most rotten hands, so she put her own to good use.

'The Day of the White Noise' - Risible silence causes most damaging week in FAI history

Sponsors are asking questions, domestic players are in open revolt, fans are protesting and even the Taoiseach is unimpressed with the FAI.

'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this'

Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe reflects on her entire AFLW experience as she readjusts to Gaelic football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Appreciating every day and trying to work Racing TV: visiting Aidan O’Brien's Ballydoyle yard

The legendary trainer laid out his life philosophy when we called to his famous Tipperary base.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 April, 2019

'Loads of girls on our team had previously suffered from mental health issues - I wanted to help them'

Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe on her recent AFLW award and subsequent donation to charity, and her plans going forward.

# editors-picks - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Espionage, glory and an Irish past: the absorbing, thrilling but forgotten tale of a sporting legend

Cork-born Duncan Hamilton was a key figure during a glorious era of motorsport and even won the iconic Le Mans race in 1953.

'I missed my chance and my dream of professional rugby was slipping away'

After falling out of the Leinster academy system, Peter Sullivan has bounced back from a potentially fatal career setback to lead the All-Ireland League try-scoring charts this season.

'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival' Heroic This post contains videos

'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival'

Cork’s Eoin Keith on his distinguished career in ultra running, winning the UK’s ‘most brutal race’ and taking part in the Netflix-famous Barkley Marathons last year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'When I was 15 I sat down with my mum and said: 'This is what I want to do'. I still have a long way to go'

Michael Obafemi on becoming Southampton’s youngest ever Premier League goalscorer and making his Ireland debut.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane

Mayo’s centre-field pair were hugely influential in their Division 1 final defeat of Kerry.

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 March, 2019

A former Ireland international on why the FAI needs drastic change

Gareth Farrelly believes there are institutional issues within the organisation.

# editors-picks - Friday 29 March, 2019

Bottling lightning: Eric Donovan on second chances, proposals and turning pro

The Athy native will take on Stephen McAfee with the Irish Featherweight title on the line tomorrow night.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 March, 2019

A one-time world champion Irish prodigy's descent into hell and back

Irish racewalker Kate Veale reflects on a difficult few years.

'People will say it can't compare to Arsenal, but I'm extremely proud of what I have here'

Kerry native Sean Kelly reflects on his rollercoaster journey, which included a two-year spell in England.

'It was a rough time: you've got a baby on the way, no new contract - what are you going to do?'

Michael Allen decided to retire from rugby at 26, and he’s delighted he did.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 March, 2019

The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation Comeback This post contains videos

The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation

Keith O’Neill recalls the “devastating” end to his international career and the ups and downs of his relationship with Mick McCarthy.

# 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.