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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 November, 2020

'I got very emotional on the field afterwards. I just felt, 'Is this me gone now?'
# 2010 Revisited
# 2010 Revisited

'I got very emotional on the field afterwards. I just felt, 'Is this me gone now?'

Nov 7th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,702 Views 2 Comments

As their counties start out in 2020, Colm O’Neill, Mark Poland, Johnny Doyle and Karol Mannion reflect on a different football championship a decade ago.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Lining out in the San Siro aged 20, playing with two legendary Irish sides and moving to Australia
# LOI Legends
# LOI Legends

Lining out in the San Siro aged 20, playing with two legendary Irish sides and moving to Australia

Nov 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 40,662 Views 8 Comments

Former Athlone, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City player Noel Larkin reflects on his career in football.

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,050 Views 41 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 October, 2020

How the French rediscovered their mojo
# French Revolution
# French Revolution

How the French rediscovered their mojo

Oct 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 7,759 Views 0 Comments

After a decade of farcical selections and disastrous results, new head coach Fabien Galthié has turned France’s fortunes around.

Introducing The42 GAA Weekly podcast with Shane Dowling and Marc Ó Sé
# The42 Members
# The42 Members

Introducing The42 GAA Weekly podcast with Shane Dowling and Marc Ó Sé

Oct 30th 2020, 10:47 AM 28,981 Views 2 Comments

Dowling and Ó Sé team up with The42 for exclusive members GAA podcast.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why
# Strategy
# Strategy

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why

Oct 25th 2020, 12:09 PM 50,921 Views 26 Comments

Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.

Could empty stadiums mean we're in for hurling's highest scoring season of all-time?
# Scoring Rates
# Scoring Rates

Could empty stadiums mean we're in for hurling's highest scoring season of all-time?

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 38,967 Views 15 Comments

Dublin and Laois shared 56 scores last night, eight more than their clash in July 2019.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 October, 2020

'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other
# Sky's The Limit
# Sky's The Limit

'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other

Oct 24th 2020, 10:00 AM 37,580 Views 2 Comments

Gráinne McElwain – best known as the face of TG4′s ladies football coverage – is Sky Sports’ presenter for the 2020 championship.

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'
# No Hiding
# No Hiding

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'

Oct 24th 2020, 8:04 AM 49,385 Views 18 Comments

Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 October, 2020

What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?
# Risk
# Risk

What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?

Oct 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,651 Views 6 Comments

Dr Una May of Sport Ireland and Swim Ireland’s Kate Hills on child protection in Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 17th 2020, 11:06 AM 20,904 Views 4 Comments

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

‘Exeter are English rugby’s version of Munster and Connacht rolled into one’
# Morality Tale
# Morality Tale

‘Exeter are English rugby’s version of Munster and Connacht rolled into one’

Oct 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,720 Views 20 Comments

At one stage they were not even the best team in Devon but today Exeter Chiefs can become the No1 side in Europe.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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

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

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 10:00 AM 32,525 Views 5 Comments

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
# Red Army
# Red Army

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

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,703 Views 18 Comments

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
# Legend

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

Oct 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 25,672 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
# Hard Men Of Rugby

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

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,286 Views 33 Comments

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
# Dundalk

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

Sep 26th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,247 Views 1 Comment

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
# Dr Paddy Crowley

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

Sep 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 23,773 Views 2 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Sep 20th 2020, 11:10 AM 10,182 Views 33 Comments

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
# Warrior
# Warrior

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

Sep 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,732 Views 34 Comments

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!'
# Mayo Man
# Mayo Man

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

Sep 19th 2020, 10:00 AM 45,418 Views 26 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Sep 5th 2020, 10:24 AM 12,324 Views 40 Comments

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
# Morality Tale
# Morality Tale

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

Sep 5th 2020, 7:57 AM 30,472 Views 33 Comments

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
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 PM 26,184 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Positive Vibes
# Positive Vibes

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:31 PM 23,725 Views 0 Comments

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
# Preview
# Preview

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

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 9:12 AM 25,146 Views 35 Comments

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
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

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

Aug 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 37,301 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Whistle Blower
# Whistle Blower

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

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 20,851 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Deadly Dessie
# Deadly Dessie

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

Aug 30th 2020, 8:00 AM 44,633 Views 2 Comments

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
# Essential Viewing

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

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,487 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Get To Know The Rowes
# Get To Know The Rowes

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

Updated Aug 29th 2020, 10:27 AM 54,981 Views 9 Comments

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
# Dreams
# Dreams

The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 25,229 Views 10 Comments

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
# O Captain My Captain
# O Captain My Captain

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

Aug 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,242 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cinderella Stories
# Cinderella Stories

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

Aug 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,768 Views 5 Comments

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
# Oh Captain My Captain
# Oh Captain My Captain

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

Updated Aug 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 31,054 Views 2 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 41,734 Views 9 Comments

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
# Wingman
# Wingman

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

Aug 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 39,973 Views 23 Comments

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
# Historic
# Historic

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

Jul 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,544 Views 7 Comments

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
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

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

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 2:30 PM 50,275 Views 12 Comments

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
# RIP
# RIP

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

Jul 16th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,939 Views 4 Comments

The 2010 All-Ireland winner passed away yesterday.