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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Remembering Weeshie Fogarty: A great commentator, broadcaster, and a truly great person

‘Weeshie’s gift wasn’t just to give you the information,’ writes Oisin Langan. ‘It was to transport you to the time and place he was talking of.’

# editors-picks - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''

Joe Waters was part of the Republic of Ireland side that faced Northern Ireland at Windsor Park at the height of The Troubles in 1979.

Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999 Coming Together This post contains videos

Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999

In May 1999, a charity match was organised to raise funds for victims of the Omagh bombing. Former defender Danny Griffin recalls the game and his winning goal.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 November, 2018

Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara

The New Zealand-based coach will join Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey, in association with Aldi.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Diego Maradona in Dublin: the flicks, the tricks and the unusual circumstances behind it

It was May 1980 and the Republic of Ireland side found themselves in the middle of another transition.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 October, 2018

'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II' Wrighty This post contains videos

'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II'

Ian Wright dedicated his 2016 autobiography to school teacher Syd Pigden. He recalls memories of the first male role model in his life, who passed away last December.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Chasing Kona: From 60-a-day smoker to elite Ironman

Dubliner Rob Cummins gave up smoking at 27 and rose to the top of one of the world’s toughest endurance sports.

'I don't regret it, I don't hold any bad feelings. Things happen for a reason'

Cork’s John Murphy on breaking through at Aston Villa, marking David Beckham and what might have been.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston

‘It’s a stupid time for her to go into MMA and claim there’s no money involved in women’s boxing,’ says Katie Taylor of Amanda Serrano.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'If you give Beauden Barrett three seconds on the ball, good night and good luck' ROG

'If you give Beauden Barrett three seconds on the ball, good night and good luck'

Ronan O’Gara’s outlook on coaching has been transformed in New Zealand.

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person' Honesty This post contains videos

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person'

Ex-Ireland international Dave Langan opens up about the highs and lows of his career.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 October, 2018

We've published a brand-new collection of great Irish sports stories... and it's out now

Behind The Lines, No. 2, is available to order today.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 October, 2018

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Introducing our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne got stuck in with Ryan Bailey as the rugby season hots up.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'You were home at half 12 everyday twiddling your thumbs. It was easy to say ‘Anyone fancy a pint?’'

An Ireland underage star who broke into the Nottingham Forest team as a teenager, Keith Foy took his eye off the ball and paid the price.

The return of the man the UFC couldn't afford to live without

Conor McGregor doesn’t need the fight game. But the fight game needs him, writes Jeremy Botter.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'I've never seen such a good turn-out of players... that tells you what everybody thinks of Liam' Reaction This post contains videos

'I've never seen such a good turn-out of players... that tells you what everybody thinks of Liam'

Denis Irwin, Gary Neville and John Hartson reflect on today’s Liam Miller memorial match in Cork.

Football legends pay tribute to the late Liam Miller at a packed Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The former Celtic, Manchester United and Ireland midfielder was remembered today in his hometown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 September, 2018

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’ Goalscorer This post contains videos

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’

Mark Quigley discusses his time at Millwall and his League of Ireland career where the Dubliner won every domestic honour and was named PFAI Player of the Year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Santry 1958: 60 years on from the race of the century The Magic Mile This post contains videos

Santry 1958: 60 years on from the race of the century

Dan Carbery was 19 when he raced against Olympic champions in what turned out to be a record-breaking race in Santry.

'At times during my career I felt I was the only one on the planet that felt like this'

Sean Cavanagh discusses the obsession that drove him to greatness.

# editors-picks - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'

World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'I didn't sacrifice $2m for somebody to tell me to shut up and f**k off': The George Weah and Man City disaster

18 years ago, nobody could have predicted the club would become the envy of the Premier League and the striker the president of Liberia.

'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga

The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?'

Devin Toner visited The42 offices today to discuss life after rugby.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 September, 2018

'Think of the humour that man brought': All-Ireland final day with the Louth footballers Resilience This post contains videos

'Think of the humour that man brought': All-Ireland final day with the Louth footballers

The Louth ladies met Limerick in yesterday’s junior decider, just months after the death of their manager Micheál McKeown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'It’s nice to have the feeling that you belong to a club and I don’t think there are any better than Bohs'

Former Bohemians captain Kevin Hunt looks back at a decade with the Gypsies, playing in Asia and life after retirement.

'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'

Athlete Leon Reid on switching allegiances, growing up in foster homes and why he wasn’t at his best during the Europeans.

'I just thought we'd have a snazzy away kit but it's been insane': a non-league club's remarkable reign in Spain

Clapton Community FC have been at the centre of an immensely positive football story in recent weeks.

'Two days after Wembley, I was seeing people on their death bed and I was lucky to make it'

Twenty-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Gartside was on the verge of a first-team breakthrough at Watford when a life-threatening illness altered his career path dramatically. He is now back to full health and chasing his dream again.

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 September, 2018

A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream Resilience This post contains videos

A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream

Brendan Doyle’s road to representing Ireland at the Olympics has only just begun, but it’s only by luck that he has the chance.

'You've a handful here, boy'- Donaghy's warning to a Longford defender before the Star was born

Longford defender Barry Gilleran recalls marking Kieran Donaghy in 2006 when he made his breakthrough for Kerry.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It's a relief for it to finally happen because I've been promising it for so long'

No longer the nearly man, Thomas Barr has become Ireland’s man for the big occasion after ending the summer as a European bronze medallist.

We don’t deserve Aaron Rodgers

There are some who doubt the Green Bay Packers quarterback but those people are idiots, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 September, 2018

'I left something behind me and that's not an easy thing to come to terms with'

In an extensive interview, Shane O’Connor of Cobh Ramblers, who was on the books at Liverpool and Ipswich Town, opens up about the challenges he encountered after returning from England.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Player ratings: How we scored Ireland in their dismal defeat against Wales

It was a night to forget for the Boys in Green.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Analysis: Cluxton's best ever final display, Tyrone's sweeper and can anyone stop the Dubs in 2019?

The42 columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone.

Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills

The 22-year-old provided the assist for Dave O’Callaghan’s try at Thomond Park.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'He's a bit of a guardian angel:' A brother's promise and keeping the spirit of Tyrone's Paul McGirr alive

Michael McGirr talks to The42 about his brother Paul who passed away after playing a game for the Tyrone minors in 1997.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad Feel The Rhythm This post contains videos

Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad

People from all sporting backgrounds are invited to apply to represent Ireland in bobsleigh, skeleton and monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics.