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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 13 July, 2020

'We didn't really perceive him as this famous person, he was just big Jack to us'
# RIP Jack
# RIP Jack

'We didn't really perceive him as this famous person, he was just big Jack to us'

Jul 13th 2020, 10:45 AM 38,896 Views 6 Comments

Former Galway player Alan Kerins on his family’s close links to Jack Charlton.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'Sorry Mr Marley, you can't play here' - Playing football with a music icon before a famous gig in Dublin
# Jammin
# Jammin

'Sorry Mr Marley, you can't play here' - Playing football with a music icon before a famous gig in Dublin

Jul 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 34,358 Views 24 Comments

It was 40 years ago this week when the reggae singer performed at Dalymount Park.

# editors-picks - Friday 10 July, 2020

The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League
# Premier League
# Premier League

The Bishopstown Blade: John Egan’s journey from GAA roots to the Premier League

Updated Jul 10th 2020, 1:58 PM 20,857 Views 6 Comments

Egan was a promising GAA star before he set off in pursuit of a professional football career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'I was struggling to walk, hoping the pain would go away - it didn't'
# Life Of Brian
# Life Of Brian

'I was struggling to walk, hoping the pain would go away - it didn't'

Jul 5th 2020, 8:03 AM 40,026 Views 2 Comments

Brian Scott faced a choice of risking his health or following his dream. Amazingly, the Munster man walked through the pain barrier for months before injury brought an end to the 27-year-old’s career.

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport

Jul 5th 2020, 7:15 AM 50,465 Views 4 Comments

Director Jon Shenk speaks about his new documentary ‘Athlete A’ and how a deeply flawed system led to years of sexual abuse in gymnastics.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history
# Double Standards
# Double Standards

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history

Jul 4th 2020, 10:00 AM 47,992 Views 38 Comments

So many boxing figures performatively take the moral high ground when it comes to the sanctity of human life – until doing so might inconvenience them personally.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano
# Bad Blood
# Bad Blood

Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano

Jun 30th 2020, 9:27 PM 24,120 Views 4 Comments

A tweet from Taylor sparked an online war of words between Serrano, Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella, and female boxing’s biggest fight now looks unlikely.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'Excited' about knockout football championship and fears over future of family-run pub during lockdown
# Green Light
# Green Light

'Excited' about knockout football championship and fears over future of family-run pub during lockdown

Updated Jun 28th 2020, 7:44 PM 34,017 Views 2 Comments

Kevin Cassidy talks about the exciting battles that await in the GAA season, and life in lockdown.

'Starting in a World Cup qualifier at Croke Park was a huge honour, but unfortunately it turned sour'
# Rowl Model
# Rowl Model

'Starting in a World Cup qualifier at Croke Park was a huge honour, but unfortunately it turned sour'

Jun 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 37,595 Views 2 Comments

Former Ireland midfielder Martin Rowlands retraces his steps.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Big shock as Jack McCaffrey steps away from Dublin panel
# Jack The Lad
# Jack The Lad

Big shock as Jack McCaffrey steps away from Dublin panel

Jun 27th 2020, 11:08 PM 83,839 Views 50 Comments

If this is the end of the 26-year-old in the Dublin jersey, it’s been one hell of a ride.

The best player Ireland never capped
# Paddy McCarthy
# Paddy McCarthy

The best player Ireland never capped

Jun 27th 2020, 10:15 AM 46,806 Views 28 Comments

Paddy McCarthy played over 250 games in the Championship but missed out on the cap he desperately wanted.

# editors-picks - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 3:00 PM 43,795 Views 17 Comments

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
# Champions At Last
# Champions At Last

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

Jun 25th 2020, 10:12 PM 43,256 Views 65 Comments

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''
# On The Road Again
# On The Road Again

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

Jun 21st 2020, 2:24 PM 20,367 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 21st 2020, 9:00 AM 81,564 Views 19 Comments

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
# Calling It
# Calling It

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

Updated Jun 19th 2020, 4:00 PM 10,407 Views 3 Comments

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
# Next Generation
# Next Generation

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

Jun 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 22,356 Views 4 Comments

‘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
# Swing And Miss
# Swing And Miss

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

Jun 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 95,539 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 8:45 PM 41,471 Views 8 Comments

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
# Genius Week
# Genius Week

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

Updated Jun 1st 2020, 12:04 PM 30,490 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

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

May 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 35,151 Views 35 Comments

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 From The Dock
# Jenny From The Dock

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

May 23rd 2020, 7:40 PM 11,538 Views 19 Comments

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
# Laid To Rest
# Laid To Rest

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

May 23rd 2020, 10:24 AM 53,600 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Del Boy
# Del Boy

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

May 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 63,448 Views 14 Comments

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?'
# Farney Goes To Hollywood
# Farney Goes To Hollywood

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

May 20th 2020, 10:28 PM 21,763 Views 6 Comments

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
# On The Box
# On The Box

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

May 18th 2020, 7:45 AM 35,725 Views 19 Comments

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'
# One Club Man
# One Club Man

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

May 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 32,172 Views 9 Comments

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'
# AIL Legends
# AIL Legends

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

Updated May 16th 2020, 12:20 PM 30,953 Views 27 Comments

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'
# MANCHESTER IN THE AREA
# MANCHESTER IN THE AREA

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

May 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,028 Views 11 Comments

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
# The Pitch Is A Carpark
# The Pitch Is A Carpark

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

May 12th 2020, 9:43 AM 14,474 Views 27 Comments

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
# Behind The Scenes
# Behind The Scenes

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

Updated May 11th 2020, 9:31 PM 50,055 Views 7 Comments

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
# Political Football
# Political Football

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

May 11th 2020, 10:38 AM 22,840 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

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

May 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,231 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

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

May 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 48,679 Views 6 Comments

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
# Looking Back

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

May 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,131 Views 27 Comments

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
# On The Box
# On The Box

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

May 5th 2020, 5:23 PM 22,954 Views 38 Comments

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'
# BTL
# BTL

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

May 5th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,822 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Suftum
# Suftum

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

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,593 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Performer
# Performer

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

May 3rd 2020, 12:00 PM 48,852 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

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

May 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 64,998 Views 16 Comments

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