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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?

From the Premier League to the depths of depression and back again: David Sneyd spends a weekend with the former Ireland international and his family in their Yorkshire home.

# editors-picks - Friday 24 May, 2019

'We were on our team holiday and Páidí called me to the bar to inform me about the All-Star'

Westmeath legend John Keane reflects on his career and their famous Leinster title victory in 2004.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'For f**k's sake, their anthem goes on a bit. Don Givens looks at me and says, "That's ours!"

Terry Mancini, once of Watford, Arsenal and the Republic of Ireland, talks to The42 about his remarkable career.

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer

A closer look at how Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has gotten the best out of mercurial forward John O’Dwyer.

Family at the forefront for Sherry as he looks forward to new horizons beyond Munster

With a new baby in the house, the hooker has been travelling back and forth from Gloucester during his loan stint in the Premiersip.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 May, 2019

'They were worried about getting an extra inch on the soles of his feet... I was like, 'Ye're f****d!''

Kildare’s Dennis Hogan was prevented from achieving Irish sporting history in Mexico. The whole thing was dodgy, but there may be a golden lining…

# editors-picks - Monday 13 May, 2019

TV Wrap: The Sunday Game returns with a new approach and an age-old trait

For all of its new gadgets and approach, the show still left lots of people annoyed.

Analysis: Kickouts, shooting, lack of intensity and ill-discipline, but Tyrone survive almighty scare

The42′s analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at yesterday’s Ulster SFC opener.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'Sometimes my heart starts racing' - Former Cork minor hurler embracing memories of a spinal cord injury

Dessie Fitzgerald discusses the incident in a county-semi-final that changed his life and how he has found a vocation in life coaching.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 May, 2019

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’

Christy McElligott, a league winner with St Pat’s in 1996 and now Ireland’s international amputee manager, shares his incredible story.

'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'

Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer is ready to hit up the AFLW after signing for Brisbane Lions.

'I can see myself living and dying in Ireland one day, it's not like I said goodbye for keeps'

A year on from celebrating Leinster’s fourth European Cup in Bilbao, Richardt Strauss will watch today’s final from a very different vantage point.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

TV Wrap: Even Jose Mourinho swoons for Liverpool on remarkable Anfield night

George Hamilton got his prediction (almost) right while Jurgen Klopp was stuck for words.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 May, 2019

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'I don't blame players, leaving the game or going to play GAA'

Ex-Peamount and UCD Waves boss Eileen Gleeson on the problems that continue to hamper women’s football in Ireland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'

A look through Leanne Kiernan’s rise to the top, through the highs and the lows, ahead of today’s FA Cup final.

# editors-picks - Friday 3 May, 2019

The secrets to Bohs' success: From David Attenborough to Keith Long's Little Shed

Keith Long’s fifth season at Dalymount started in darkness – but his Bohs side are embracing a bright new dawn.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 May, 2019

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Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

A Life in the Saddle: Ruby bids farewell to racing the only way he knows how

Johnny Ward looks back on Walsh’s glittering career after a legend of the sport retires.

# editors-picks - Monday 29 April, 2019

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'Once you go out on track, you’re on your own... you don’t have time for thinking out there'

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought reflects on her incredible career in circuit racing.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Arsenal boss hails Irish 'gems' McCabe and Quinn as Gunners end title drought

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro described the Republic of Ireland duo as ‘incredible players’ as they starred in a title-clinching win.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'

33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 April, 2019

TV Wrap: More Kerry jerseys at the Masters while Tiger doesn't cry and Healy-Rae moans

Woods was subjected to a bizarre Butler Cabin interview after his remarkable triumph, while the FAI story became about one man.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From childhood abuse to absolute war with Billy Walsh, Claressa Shields has earned this the hard way

Rape survivor, Olympic champion, ‘The GWOAT’: Claressa Shields was dealt one of life’s most rotten hands, so she put her own to good use.

'The Day of the White Noise' - Risible silence causes most damaging week in FAI history

Sponsors are asking questions, domestic players are in open revolt, fans are protesting and even the Taoiseach is unimpressed with the FAI.

'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this'

Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe reflects on her entire AFLW experience as she readjusts to Gaelic football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Appreciating every day and trying to work Racing TV: visiting Aidan O’Brien's Ballydoyle yard

The legendary trainer laid out his life philosophy when we called to his famous Tipperary base.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 April, 2019

'Loads of girls on our team had previously suffered from mental health issues - I wanted to help them'

Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe on her recent AFLW award and subsequent donation to charity, and her plans going forward.

# editors-picks - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Espionage, glory and an Irish past: the absorbing, thrilling but forgotten tale of a sporting legend

Cork-born Duncan Hamilton was a key figure during a glorious era of motorsport and even won the iconic Le Mans race in 1953.

'I missed my chance and my dream of professional rugby was slipping away'

After falling out of the Leinster academy system, Peter Sullivan has bounced back from a potentially fatal career setback to lead the All-Ireland League try-scoring charts this season.

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'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival'

Cork’s Eoin Keith on his distinguished career in ultra running, winning the UK’s ‘most brutal race’ and taking part in the Netflix-famous Barkley Marathons last year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'When I was 15 I sat down with my mum and said: 'This is what I want to do'. I still have a long way to go'

Michael Obafemi on becoming Southampton’s youngest ever Premier League goalscorer and making his Ireland debut.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane

Mayo’s centre-field pair were hugely influential in their Division 1 final defeat of Kerry.

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 March, 2019

A former Ireland international on why the FAI needs drastic change

Gareth Farrelly believes there are institutional issues within the organisation.

# editors-picks - Friday 29 March, 2019

Bottling lightning: Eric Donovan on second chances, proposals and turning pro

The Athy native will take on Stephen McAfee with the Irish Featherweight title on the line tomorrow night.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 March, 2019

A one-time world champion Irish prodigy's descent into hell and back

Irish racewalker Kate Veale reflects on a difficult few years.

'People will say it can't compare to Arsenal, but I'm extremely proud of what I have here'

Kerry native Sean Kelly reflects on his rollercoaster journey, which included a two-year spell in England.

'It was a rough time: you've got a baby on the way, no new contract - what are you going to do?'

Michael Allen decided to retire from rugby at 26, and he’s delighted he did.