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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 26 June, 2020

‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League

Former Ireland international Curtis Fleming on emerging from a challenging upbringing to carve out a career across the water.

# editors-picks - Thursday 25 June, 2020

How Jurgen Klopp made light of Liverpool's heavy history to finally deliver their holy grail

It’s taken just the 11,009 days…but Liverpool are once again champions of England.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 June, 2020

'On the day of the surgery, my surgeon said 'you may never play professional football again''

Ireland’s Megan Campbell talks to The42 about her latest injury woe and signing a new deal for Man City.

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A horrific accident left him on the brink of death. One year later, he was champion of the world

Maurice Hamilton chats to The42 about the extraordinary life and career of Niki Lauda.

# editors-picks - Friday 19 June, 2020

'Klopp is steely, Mourinho charismatic and angry': Life as a Premier League commentator

Meet Irishmen Conor McNamara and Nathan Murphy who have the best job in the world.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 June, 2020

The Corkman aiming to ensure the future is bright for Leicester City's youngsters

‘Addressing small things off the pitch can have a big impact on it,’ says Leon McSweeney.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Kinahan's attempt to take centre stage goes wrong with Fury-Joshua announcement

With his ongoing PR campaign, Daniel Kinahan has managed to attract more of exactly the type of attention he was hoping to avoid.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

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The man who didn't give a f**k

As part of Genius Week, we chat to Paolo Hewitt about his biography of Robin Friday, one of the great footballing cult heroes.

# editors-picks - Monday 1 June, 2020

'King Carlos' - Kiwi out-half Spencer was the greatest maverick of them all

The All Blacks and Blues out-half thrilled fans with his audacious, creative play.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 May, 2020

'It's not women's sport, it's just sport'

Jenny Egan reflects on her incredible journey – and looks at what’s yet to come on and off the water.

'I was at home before Paddy was in the graveyard' - paying respects to GAA heroes in era of Covid-19

Offaly legend Paddy Fenning was laid to rest in Tullamore this week, where strict social distancing measures took place.

'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me'

Derek Geary provides an extensive account of his journey from Rivermount Boys to the Premier League.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'

Three ‘ordinary human beings’ from Monaghan have added a boxing legend to their arsenal as they try to do something extraordinary halfway across the world.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 May, 2020

TV Wrap - Ghostly Bundesliga appears on BT Sport while NBC make a hames of golf's return

Donald Trump appeared during coverage of Rory McIlroy’s charity skins game with Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Mathew Wolff.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams'

Derek Tracey spent his entire career with Shamrock Rovers during the homeless period before their move to Tallaght Stadium.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'

Ger Earls was a key part of Young Munster’s AIL success in 1993 after joining from Thomond.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Caught in a trap, Chapter 3: 'In my head I felt we could win the World Cup'

Brian Kerr lifts the lid on what it was like to manage Ireland and his year-long chase to get Roy Keane back in an Ireland shirt.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost

If everything had gone to plan, the 2002 World Cup would have been the crowning moment of Roy Keane’s career. Instead he came home before the tournament began and the inquest lasted for months.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 May, 2020

'I had the idea in the queue for the supermarket' - The making of the iconic 2020 Sunday Game montage

RTÉ Sport sub-editor Elaine Buckley produced an incredible promo piece, which went down a treat at the weekend.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football'

It’s 50 years since a seminal match took place between Dundalk Ladies and Manchester Corinthians.

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom Looking Back This post contains videos

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom

League of Ireland legend and former Cobh Ramblers boss Alfie Hale recounts the ex-Man United player’s early days, 30 years on from his move to English football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s

Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it'

Liam Hayes is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and spoke of writing about himself, Sean Boylan, and his Meath team-mates in his playing days.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later'

Ex-League of Ireland forward Robbie Doyle has moved into the music industry since retiring from football at 28.

'They brought a priest in to give me the last rites, that's how bad it was'

The story of Limerick man John McGrath, who began his professional football career at Aston Villa.

# editors-picks - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'In terms of what was achieved, it’s a year that I certainly wouldn’t want to change'

The events of 2000 kickstarted Matt Holland’s career as a Premier League and international footballer.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

'Seve came to me and said, "Look, it's not your time. You will have your time"'

Pádraig Harrington is Shane Keegan’s guest on this week’s episode of How To Win At Dominoes.

'Tiger had pinned a note to his locker: Congratulations... but you'll always be a fat f**k'

The42 remembers Darren Clarke’s matchplay win over Tiger Woods at La Costa in 2000, which ushered in a golden era for Irish golf.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement'

Cora Staunton on her remarkable recovery from a career-threatening injury, a whirlwind 12 months, and what the future holds for the Mayo great.

'I was told, 'You'll be going in now'. I nearly turned pale, I was thinking, 'Oh no Brendan, will you get up'

Eoin Kelly on his hurling year in 2000 that saw him play for three Tipperary teams and win an All-Ireland for a Kilkenny side.

From Bizet to O'Brien: How Stand Up and Fight became a Munster anthem

An old song with an older tune is the soundtrack of modern Munster.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 April, 2020

'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?''

Ireland’s only boxer at the 2000 Olympics, Cork’s Michael Roche, reveals why his 16-year dream turned into a nightmare, and how it followed him home from Sydney.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching

From managing Tralee IT’s galacticos on their run to Sigerson glory in the 1990s to Cavan during the Seanie Johnston transfer saga.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'

Tipperary native Brendan O’Donoghue on the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with a career in snooker.

'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital

Noelle Healy shares her experience through the Covid-19 crisis.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 April, 2020

A new Donal Ryan essay and everything else you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

The acclaimed writer penned a piece especially for our supporters.