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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

'I would have beaten her again... She didn't have the balls to step up and take the chance'

Kellie Harrington on her non-rivalry with ‘young one’ Amy Broadhurst, and why she’s inspired by Irish boxing’s bogeywoman, Mira Potkonen.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'

Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.

'I was so f*****g insensitive... I thought, 'Jesus... I shouldn’t be doing that''

In an exclusive long-form interview, Eamon Dunphy talks to The42 about RTÉ, criticism, regrets, legacy, and Glenn Whelan.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 February, 2019

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet

Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

'There are things I hold onto dearly - her class, her accent and her beautiful smile'

Italian football legend Carolina Morace pays tribute to her late friend Anne O’Brien, a pioneering, revolutionary but unheralded icon.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'My love for fighting came from battling anorexia and battling my own mind'

Mary-Kate Slattery shares her inspiring story.

# editors-picks - Friday 15 February, 2019

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis

Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'I know it's possible to turn it around. Plenty of others already have'

Evan Pierce is starting from scratch after being hit by the harsh reality of professional football.

Rice decision is a reminder of what Ireland have been getting wrong for decades

The only way of avoiding these situations in the future is by developing our own talent.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 February, 2019

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'

Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.

'If I had a euro for every time I was called a f*cking Black and Tan or an English c**t'

Beaufort’s Welsh native Nathan Breen is bidding for the ultimate glory in Croke Park later today.

# editors-picks - Monday 4 February, 2019

TV Wrap - Matt Williams' harsh words leaves a nation finding solace in the GAA

Nobody saw defeat against England coming, which made it all the worse.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield Cork Born And Bred This post contains videos

'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher is aiming to become the first Irishman since 2008 to play for the Reds.

From chasing basketball dream in New York to stunning debut against All-Ireland champions in Clones

Former Ireland U20s basketball star Stephen O’Hanlon scored a goal against Dublin on his first appearance for Monaghan last Sunday.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink

The Ireland loosehead came close to retiring from rugby in 2015.

# editors-picks - Monday 28 January, 2019

From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP

The former Cowboys quarterback is making a name for himself as the best commentator in sports, writes Steve O’Rourke.

TV Wrap - A winter of moaning finally ends while Brolly meets the new sheriff in town

Elsewhere, it seems that Jeff Stelling’s unforgettable trip to the 2017 All-Ireland final wasn’t so unforgettable after all.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'Football was her life - it was all she ever wanted to do': The revolutionary and unheralded Irish icon

Anne O’Brien was still a teenager when she made history and signed for Stade de Reims. The rest of her story is even more remarkable.

'Joe told me he hadn't seen enough of me. I knew I needed to move'

Now very much an adopted Ulsterman, Jordi Murphy hopes his big-game performances for the province will get him into the Ireland team.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 January, 2019

'My Dad has always said, 'this is the land my children are going to prosper in''

After a stunning breakthrough year in 2018, Patience Jumbo-Gula is one of Ireland’s most exciting young track and field athletes.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Join The42 for a special Six Nations preview event with Simon Zebo & Murray Kinsella

The Racing 92 man joins us in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre on Thursday 31 January.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 January, 2019

The one-time Irish wonderkid now back at Liverpool Unbreakable This post contains videos

The one-time Irish wonderkid now back at Liverpool

Once considered Ireland’s next big thing, Richie Partridge on how his failure to make it as a top-level footballer opened up a new path.

'That's something people can get lost in... at the end of the day it is our hobby'

Dublin star Niamh Collins leads a busy life, both on and off the pitch.

# editors-picks - Friday 18 January, 2019

'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival

Watering in January? Welcome to global warming, writes Johnny Ward in his first column for The42.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'All I did was throw a c-bomb into the mix but if your face doesn’t fit you're cast out'

John Sitton was the star of cult documentary ‘Leyton Orient: Club for a Fiver’. After it aired, he was shunned by the football world, sank into a depression, and retrained as a taxi driver.

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I kind of feel like I was the nearly-man in my career. I don't want to be the nearly-man' Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

'I kind of feel like I was the nearly-man in my career. I don't want to be the nearly-man'

After losing half a year to injury, boxer Eric Donovan is keen to get a European title shot as soon as he can.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts Interview This post contains videos

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts

Seán Mannion chats to The42 about his remarkable boxing career.

# editors-picks - Monday 31 December, 2018

'Even in the darkest of days in hurling, she would have always said you'll have your day'

2018 was a year to remember for Tipperary hurling club Clonoulty-Rossmore.

The son of a Cork GAA legend's unexpected role in ending a 33-year wait

From a junior championship trouncing to a senior county final triumph, John Kerins had a year to remember.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 December, 2018

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton Influence This post contains videos

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton

Paddy Madden on how a move to League One outfit Fleetwood Town has reignited his career.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 December, 2018

4 Irish female pro boxers, who aren't named Katie Taylor, to keep an eye out for in 2019

Siobhán O’Leary, Elaine Greenan, Cathy McAleer and the returning Lynn Harvey will fly the flag for Irish women’s pro boxing alongside world champ Taylor over the next year.

'Sometimes it's better to accept what can't be and move on': The Irish coach pressing reset in Bangladesh

Lisburn native Johnny McKinstry turned down football opportunities in the UK to stick to his guns and his sense of adventure.

# editors-picks - Friday 28 December, 2018

'I didn't expect the rebound. I hit it, and to me, the ball was in the net but it came back off the post'

Clare’s Aron Shanagher reflects on his comeback for the Clare hurlers in 2018 following an ACL injury.

The man in Joe Schmidt's first Ireland squad who played his final competitive game at 26

An injury sustained in a Premiership semi-final in 2015 forced Niall Morris into early retirement.