# Editor's picks

Last year
How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.
Casey on Boxing: Good morning from New York
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 county has huge potential, which brings pressure for a performance in Castlebar today.
When Ireland's greatest goalscorer first lit up the Premier League
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?
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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**'
Eric Donovan is ready for one last European title tilt in the ring, but he’s already winning outside of it.
Keane's boot deal, Parlour's Indian curry and Overmars' goal tell tale of old rivalry
As Manchester City and Liverpool prepare for a crucial clash tomorrow, The42 looks back at the week Arsenal took the title from United in 1998.
'Brands are waking up to the fact that women's sport is a new market that can deliver better value'
The42 takes a closer look at some significant sponsorship announcements for camogie teams and what it means for women’s sport in Ireland.
'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out
Michael Ryan has stepped down as Ballymacarbry ladies football manager.
'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
Nichola Fryday has enjoyed an impressive rise from Tullamore RFC to become the new Ireland captain.
How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'
An in-depth look at the rise of John Eustace.
Anthony Nash: The modern game is like a chess match. There are two key pieces
Cork went away from what suited their key man in the 2021 All-Ireland final. So far this year, the system has worked.
Adaramola emergence shows cynics shouldn't judge a book by its cover
Dublin teenager has made his Crystal Palace first-team debut in the FA Cup this season after biding time in the shadows as a schoolboy
How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink
Cursed by emigration, economic recession and political turmoil, Irish society was in desperate need of a boost in 1982. An inspirational group of rugby players provided it.
The life and death of a Derry hero
Remembering former club captain Ryan McBride, five years on from his tragic passing.
On the road to Ballybofey: Salsa dancing, keeping the faith and loved ones in Ukraine
The42 joins Finn Harps teammates Dave Webster and Bastien Hery on their journey from Dublin to Donegal, as well as hearing from some on the coalface of the great League of Ireland survivors.
Why former Clare star Tony Griffin is auctioning off his All-Star to help Ukraine
Now involved as performance coach with Kerry footballers, Griffin won the hurling award in 2006.
Horanball: the system that transformed Mayo into contenders - and why it now needs to change
Mayo have used the league to develop talent and a new style of play.
Remembering Gary Halpin - 'he was such a one-off, not made for mass production'
A year after his sudden passing saddened the rugby world, former team-mates and coaches pay tribute to a larger than life character.
“I remember saying, ‘Stephen Kenny could do a lot worse than Jim McGuinness’”
Shane Keegan discusses coach education, transferable skills, taking risks and creating decision-makers.
'I jumped at the chance' - the 15 Kerrymen playing for other counties this season
Roscommon, Cork, Clare, Limerick, Sligo, Tipperary and London have all handed game-time to Kerry-born players in the league so far.
The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream
Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan, Megan Campbell and S&C coach Colm Smith are having a big influence on Merseyside.
'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis
Rob Koehler, a former Deputy Director-General of WADA, on doping, abuses of power and the legacy of the Beijing Olympics.
'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'
Dan Sheehan had to fight hard for his breakthrough but he’s now standing out for Ireland.
'I said f**k this and I quit... and look what happened then' - The rise of Caoimhín Kelleher
The young Liverpool goalkeeper will start tomorrow’s League Cup final at Wembley, but it could all have turned out very differently.
'Him holding the Sam Maguire was alongside a picture of the Irish soccer team meeting the Pope'
The42 takes a look at some cases in Irish sporting history where athletes and coaches moved between different sports.
The coaching evolution continues. How can we sustain it?
Stephen Poacher, Ciaran McLaughlin and Pa Ranahan on the evolution of coaching within the GAA.
'My father got me trials for Cork minors and I had war with him. "I'm not good enough, Dad"'
Anthony Nash revisits the highs and lows of his remarkable inter-county career.
'Gaelic football can be the saviour of the AFL. Simply, we stop our tackle.'
Concussion campaigner and AFL player manager Peter Jess talks about his ongoing campaign in Australia.
'If you don't think our boys are the best in the world then tell me who’s better?’
Ireland’s newish front row has the potential to lead the team to greatness. The rugby world is about to discover their magic.
'TJ is just an absolute genius to watch' - The greatest club hurling forward of them all?
A sixth All-Ireland club hurling medal is the prize TJ Reid chases tomorrow.
Ross Munnelly’s legacy is a lesson for the next generation of sharpshooters
The Laois legend is the longest-serving player in the game currently.