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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

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.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup Interview This post contains videos

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup

Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

'To get the standing ovation coming off the field, I get goosebumps even recalling it again'

Michael Meehan and Bryan Sheehan on the 2002 college classics that helped influence their careers.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 April, 2020

From the Premier League to Trinity College: the untold story of Rory Ginty

The winger who became the first player from Galway to experience English football’s rebranded top flight.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 April, 2020

Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer LOI Legends This post contains videos

Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer

Former Dundalk, UCD and Shamrock Rovers star Alan O’Neill looks back on his remarkable career in the game.

When Munster pulled off a miracle against Gloucester at Thomond Park

Alan Gaffney’s men were on the brink of a pool-stage exit in the Heineken Cup.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 April, 2020

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork

The Deise prevailed to land their second provincial title in three years.

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny

Jim Crawford on his recent appointment as Ireland U21 boss.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes'

Ex-Ireland and Milwall midfielder Dave Savage revisits his career in football, which included five senior international caps — all earned in the summer of 1996.

'He shot the lights out' - What to expect from Damien Duff as Ireland's latest assistant coach

He has criticised pushy parents and said he was probably ‘too tough’ on his U15s, but Duff is a lot more than just an old-school coach.

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?

Some of the province’s greatest days have been heavily influenced by Limerick men.

# editors-picks - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Introducing: Warriors, The42’s new GAA podcast

Come with us on a journey through space and time… to Wexford in 1996.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'It's a pic I've been thinking about for 10 years': Behind the lens, 1km away, of an iconic supermoon image

James Crombie had some help getting his head around a massive mathematical problem before he could take an iconic photo.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'Fans would come up and openly call me a b******s ' - The challenges of being an Irish manager in Ireland

Stephen Kenny is only the third Irish manager in almost 50 years to live in the country full-time. Eoin Hand and Brian Kerr talk to The42 about the unique pressures of being home-based.

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

'I can't even describe it, really, the sh** I've been dealt over the past year and a half'

Brendan Irvine sheds light on his fightback, Kevin McManamon’s quick thinking in London, and John Conlan being a dark horse on Call of Duty.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 April, 2020

The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best

His first signing, his former sidekick and the journeyman who became one of the best players in the League of Ireland tell us the secret behind the Dubliner’s ascent to the top of Irish football.

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 April, 2020

George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes'

Bobby McAlinden first met George Best when they were both fifteen. They became team-mates, business partners and lifelong friends.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 March, 2020

'They're mad to come in to us. It's sad but we're better off than most' - waiting to hug grandkids again

Richie Bennis speaks to The42 following the launch of his new book.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Quiz: Can you recognise these 90s All-Ireland hurling winners?

Do you remember the victors from a brilliant hurling decade?

Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000

Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.

'It was like living in Las Vegas' - the Dubliner, the Bundesliga and clubbing with Pat Kenny in Berlin

Alan Clarke moved to Germany in the early 1980s after a spell at Leeds United didn’t work out. But that’s only a tiny part of a remarkable story.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 March, 2020

The Dagenham Yanks, Christy Ring's role in Charlton Athletic's history, and 100 years of London's McCurtains

Founded in the wake of Cork Lord Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain’s murder at the hands of the RIC, the club once played Christy Ring and Cork’s three-in-a-row winners in front of 10,000 fans, including the mayor and mayoress of Dagenham.

The Boys in Green from Brazil: Eusebio, Iran and Ireland at 'the Minicopa'

In 1972, the national side took on the best in the world in the home of football.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 March, 2020

Quiz: How many of these random 90s Premier League footballers can you identify?

This is where all the money you spent on the Merlin sticker albums will finally pay off.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Had your fill of Netflix's sports films? Here are 12 hidden gems to watch on YouTube

With the options on Netflix becoming scarcer by the day, we’ve trawled YouTube to bring you your sporting fix.

Losing our wages is far from ideal but there are bigger concerns now

Cork City FC captain Gearóid Morrissey shares his thoughts on the impact of Covid-19.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Late nights, dark places, and knowing when to pull back - The Art of Ghostwriting

We talk to Vincent Hogan, Paul Kimmage, Christy O’Connor, Keith Duggan and Dion Fanning about what goes into writing a sports autobiography.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Tractors, hypnotists, and 'what are we doing in a cowshed?' - Sky Sports in Millstreet, 25 years on

Sky Sports’ head of boxing recalls Steve Collins’ 1995 upset win over Chris Eubank, and the local businessman who became ‘the star of the show’.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'If you tried to invade his space mentally too much, you got less from him'

We examine the enigma of Mayo legend and current coach Ciaran McDonald.

# editors-picks - Monday 16 March, 2020

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 March, 2020

10 of the best sports films to watch on Netflix

With the Coronavirus outbreak causing people to stay in doors, catching up with great movies and documentaries is one recommended way to kill the time.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Thank you Mr Eastwood - you gave us hope in our darkest decade

The boxing promoter who died last night was a genuine A-Lister in the ’80s. Mention the name Eastwood and people assumed you were talking about Barney not Clint.