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# editors-picks - July July 2022

‘My heart was broken by the All-Irelands we lost’ - Jim Carney’s long life in GAA
# Know Your History
# Know Your History

‘My heart was broken by the All-Irelands we lost’ - Jim Carney’s long life in GAA

Jul 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 35,614 Views 5 Comments

Jim Carney chats about presenting The Sunday Game, Galway vs Kerry and caring for the GAA.

'He'll miss it terribly' - Saluting the Sunday Game career of Pat Spillane before final curtain
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

'He'll miss it terribly' - Saluting the Sunday Game career of Pat Spillane before final curtain

Jul 23rd 2022, 8:00 AM 39,224 Views 29 Comments

The Kerry great is finishing up with the iconic GAA show after 30 years in the studio.

The stories behind this iconic photo of Sean O'Shea's match-winning free
# Living In The Moment
# Living In The Moment

The stories behind this iconic photo of Sean O'Shea's match-winning free

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 8:50 AM 113,049 Views 7 Comments

Inpho photographer James Crombie took one of the standout images from an epic semi-final.

'It's so much more than just a picture on a wall' - When sport becomes art
# Walls Of Fame
# Walls Of Fame

'It's so much more than just a picture on a wall' - When sport becomes art

Jul 17th 2022, 10:00 AM 23,742 Views 9 Comments

A walking tour of sports-related street art in Dublin.

Meet New Zealand Rugby’s best kept secret and potential saviour – a man called Joe Schmidt
# No Ordinary Joe
# No Ordinary Joe

Meet New Zealand Rugby’s best kept secret and potential saviour – a man called Joe Schmidt

Jul 17th 2022, 8:03 AM 62,608 Views 18 Comments

It might be hard to believe but Schmidt’s profile is way higher in Ireland than it is in his native country.

# editors-picks - June June 2022

'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'
# Lost Generation
# Lost Generation

'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'

Jun 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,174 Views 3 Comments

Marian Leahy looks back on her football career and laments how Irish teams and players of the past often tend to get overlooked.

Mikey Collins continued a family dynasty when he signed for Liverpool. What happened next?
# Familybusiness
# Familybusiness

Mikey Collins continued a family dynasty when he signed for Liverpool. What happened next?

Jun 25th 2022, 10:00 AM 32,399 Views 1 Comment

“Football is engrained in me and that won’t change, it feels part of our family. Yeah, it can be ruthless but that’s part of the story.”

'Now, I look back on my time at Man United as a success. When I came home, I felt like a failure'
# Perspective
# Perspective

'Now, I look back on my time at Man United as a success. When I came home, I felt like a failure'

Jun 19th 2022, 9:09 AM 69,003 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Whelan looks back on his career as a footballer.

'I'm no monster. I just live with something so powerful'
# Clare Shine
# Clare Shine

'I'm no monster. I just live with something so powerful'

Jun 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 81,455 Views 1 Comment

The full extent of Clare Shine’s struggles are laid bare in her new book, Scoring Goals In The Dark.

‘I was literally trying to get through the next hour without having a drink’
# Problems
# Problems

‘I was literally trying to get through the next hour without having a drink’

Jun 11th 2022, 8:00 AM 77,077 Views 8 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Keith Treacy on how various addictions severely impacted his football career and caused him to seek help.

Meet the rising star of the Irish coaching scene that everyone is talking about
# Next Big Thing
# Next Big Thing

Meet the rising star of the Irish coaching scene that everyone is talking about

Jun 4th 2022, 10:00 AM 41,890 Views 2 Comments

Noel McNamara reached adulthood without ever playing rugby but infectious enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge has seen him rise through the ranks ahead of the biggest game yet of his career.

# editors-picks - May May 2022

'If you are beaten, the summer of hurling is over – all hurling is over. You can’t lose'
# The Game
# The Game

'If you are beaten, the summer of hurling is over – all hurling is over. You can’t lose'

May 29th 2022, 9:30 PM 28,538 Views 3 Comments

Read an extract from the stunning new memoir, from Tadhg Coakley, about life and sport as a player and fan.

The start of a journey in football:  'I feel like I'm always chasing, and being chased'
# No Excuses
# No Excuses

The start of a journey in football: 'I feel like I'm always chasing, and being chased'

May 29th 2022, 8:00 AM 10,955 Views 4 Comments

Dubliner Killian Phillips tells The42 why fear and love are his driving forces as he aims to make his mark with Crystal Palace.

Training with Celtic, coached by Brian Kerr and a sporting journey to managing Donegal
# Declan Bonner
# Declan Bonner

Training with Celtic, coached by Brian Kerr and a sporting journey to managing Donegal

May 24th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,626 Views 1 Comment

Bonner takes Donegal to an Ulster final showdown with Derry next Sunday.

'Saipan? It’s something that you always see when it's on Reeling in the Years'
# Roy Keane
# Roy Keane

'Saipan? It’s something that you always see when it's on Reeling in the Years'

May 23rd 2022, 8:00 AM 16,075 Views 13 Comments

Amid the reflections and memories on the 20th anniversary, The42 asked 10 Irish footballers born around that time what the controversy means to them.

'A porter who was probably given a few quid said, 'Oh, Mr Keane is leaving from the back door''
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

'A porter who was probably given a few quid said, 'Oh, Mr Keane is leaving from the back door''

May 21st 2022, 9:00 AM 69,825 Views 9 Comments

BBC reporter Stephen Watson recalls his famous interview on the 20th anniversary of Saipan.

McIlroy, Lowry, Power: How Ireland's Class of 2006 graduated to the major leagues
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

McIlroy, Lowry, Power: How Ireland's Class of 2006 graduated to the major leagues

May 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 14,049 Views 1 Comment

Aaron O’Callaghan and Gareth Shaw — team-mates of the trio at the 2006 European Youths — recount their journey to the top.

‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’
# Tribute
# Tribute

‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’

Updated May 12th 2022, 4:51 PM 47,450 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the late Freddy Hall’s stint in Irish football.

The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?
# Road To Croker
# Road To Croker

The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?

May 7th 2022, 10:02 AM 35,575 Views 9 Comments

It’s time to bring Katie Taylor home.

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy
# Big Ben
# Big Ben

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy

May 7th 2022, 8:03 AM 34,152 Views 11 Comments

Healy has emerged over the last year as a key player in Munster’s squad – but his schoolboy mentors believe there is a lot more to come.

Analysis: Cork's made defensive changes and outsourced their issue
# Expert View
# Expert View

Analysis: Cork's made defensive changes and outsourced their issue

May 7th 2022, 7:15 AM 8,276 Views 1 Comment

Sean Flynn looks at how Cork have reacted to last year’s All-Ireland final and the unintended consequences.

Sligo will carry with them Red Óg Murphy’s legacy
# GAA
# GAA

Sligo will carry with them Red Óg Murphy’s legacy

May 7th 2022, 7:01 AM 35,500 Views 7 Comments

Red Og Murphy passed away on Friday, April 1, at the age of 21.

Anthony Nash: The camera never lies, but does it tell the whole truth?
# A Closer Look
# A Closer Look

Anthony Nash: The camera never lies, but does it tell the whole truth?

Updated May 6th 2022, 12:12 PM 32,345 Views 5 Comments

Watching back the Galway vs Kilkenny game from the behind the goal camera was an interesting experience.

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
# Full Package
# Full Package

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'

May 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 21,088 Views 9 Comments

Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.

Taylor, Serrano, and a night to stir the soul
# See You Soon
# See You Soon

Taylor, Serrano, and a night to stir the soul

Updated May 2nd 2022, 12:07 PM 33,954 Views 19 Comments

Two great champions elevated their sport and levitated their audience at Madison Square Garden. It will be tough to recreate that magic without each other.

Breaking news, recruiting players and an online addiction - The fans behind the Twitter accounts charting Irish football
# Plugged In
# Plugged In

Breaking news, recruiting players and an online addiction - The fans behind the Twitter accounts charting Irish football

May 2nd 2022, 8:00 AM 20,674 Views 8 Comments

The fans behind Kenny’s Kids and Rep of Ireland Player Tracker explain why they gave up their free time to track Irish players, and why they quit.

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything

May 2nd 2022, 7:01 AM 36,138 Views 4 Comments

Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.

# editors-picks - April April 2022

Casey on Boxing: Good morning from New York
# New York Giants
# New York Giants

Casey on Boxing: Good morning from New York

Apr 27th 2022, 9:53 AM 14,521 Views 5 Comments

Gavan Casey touches down in the Big Apple ahead of a mega-fight in the Garden.

Ghosts of Galway's past: A blessing and a burden
# The Galway Way
# The Galway Way

Ghosts of Galway's past: A blessing and a burden

Apr 24th 2022, 7:15 AM 10,130 Views 3 Comments

The county has huge potential, which brings pressure for a performance in Castlebar today.

When Ireland's greatest goalscorer first lit up the Premier League
# Teenage Dreams
# Teenage Dreams

When Ireland's greatest goalscorer first lit up the Premier League

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 36,739 Views 9 Comments

A look back at the time Robbie Keane became the most expensive teenager in British football history.

Analysis: What does it take for the short puck-out to be successful in hurling?
# Expert View
# Expert View

Analysis: What does it take for the short puck-out to be successful in hurling?

Apr 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 23,073 Views 2 Comments

Sean Flynn breaks down why Limerick were so successful with their short puck-out, and why others weren’t.

Man United is run by the wrong people for the wrong reasons and expect failure until it changes
# Eternal Hopelessness
# Eternal Hopelessness

Man United is run by the wrong people for the wrong reasons and expect failure until it changes

Apr 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 10,937 Views 11 Comments

Erik ten Hag may well be a good manager but, under the Glazers, the club’s purpose is to serve corporate interests, writes John Brewin.

25 games in the space of 36 days, Munster and Leinster hurling takes centre stage
# Championship
# Championship

25 games in the space of 36 days, Munster and Leinster hurling takes centre stage

Apr 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,278 Views 0 Comments

The round-robin structure is back as the 2022 provincial hurling championships commence this weekend.

Brosnan on GAA: When the talking stops, all that's left is the truth
# The42 Membership
# The42 Membership

Brosnan on GAA: When the talking stops, all that's left is the truth

Apr 15th 2022, 3:00 PM 13,732 Views 1 Comment

Maurice Brosnan gets set for a blockbuster start to the 2022 hurling championships.

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?

Apr 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 6,598 Views 12 Comments

Man City and Liverpool meet in the FA Cup semi-final, and it will see one club’s hopes of matching United’s historic success of 1999 come to an end.

Anthony Nash: Do you really want to know what a soft hurler is?
# Championship
# Championship

Anthony Nash: Do you really want to know what a soft hurler is?

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 35,218 Views 10 Comments

Cork want to beat Limerick more than any team in Ireland.

Analysis: Limerick will target the short puck-out, Cork need to crack the Cian Lynch code
# Expert View
# Expert View

Analysis: Limerick will target the short puck-out, Cork need to crack the Cian Lynch code

Apr 14th 2022, 12:00 PM 21,263 Views 2 Comments

Sean Flynn breaks down the key battles ahead of Sunday’s blockbuster championship encounter.

Daniel Kinahan in boxing: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
# Probellum Child
# Probellum Child

Daniel Kinahan in boxing: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Apr 13th 2022, 9:12 AM 35,882 Views 9 Comments

Boxing figures may disown Kinahan publicly in light of US sanctions but privately, his influence on the sport is unlikely to wane.

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast
# Rise
# Rise

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast

Apr 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,633 Views 8 Comments

Former Manchester United player Sammy McIlroy looks back on his career in football.

'There were times where, when I lost a boxing match, I felt like a worthless piece of sh**'
# Survive And Advance
# Survive And Advance

'There were times where, when I lost a boxing match, I felt like a worthless piece of sh**'

Apr 9th 2022, 1:27 PM 18,917 Views 2 Comments

Eric Donovan is ready for one last European title tilt in the ring, but he’s already winning outside of it.