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# editors-picks - This year 2022

Keane's boot deal, Parlour's Indian curry and Overmars' goal tell tale of old rivalry
# Businessend
# Businessend

Keane's boot deal, Parlour's Indian curry and Overmars' goal tell tale of old rivalry

Apr 9th 2022, 8:58 AM 9,249 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

'Brands are waking up to the fact that women's sport is a new market that can deliver better value'

Apr 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 9,318 Views 3 Comments

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
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out

Mar 27th 2022, 7:15 AM 16,066 Views 0 Comments

Michael Ryan has stepped down as Ballymacarbry ladies football manager.

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
# Pride Of Offaly
# Pride Of Offaly

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,456 Views 1 Comment

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'
# A True Underdog Story
# A True Underdog Story

How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 26,197 Views 2 Comments

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
# Stick Or Twist?
# Stick Or Twist?

Anthony Nash: The modern game is like a chess match. There are two key pieces

Updated Mar 24th 2022, 8:32 AM 26,398 Views 6 Comments

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
# Progress
# Progress

Adaramola emergence shows cynics shouldn't judge a book by its cover

Mar 20th 2022, 9:01 AM 7,176 Views 0 Comments

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
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 19,753 Views 14 Comments

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
# Legend
# Legend

The life and death of a Derry hero

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 25,636 Views 1 Comment

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
# Road Trip
# Road Trip

On the road to Ballybofey: Salsa dancing, keeping the faith and loved ones in Ukraine

Mar 13th 2022, 8:00 AM 19,317 Views 3 Comments

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
# Gesture
# Gesture

Why former Clare star Tony Griffin is auctioning off his All-Star to help Ukraine

Mar 12th 2022, 12:03 PM 36,522 Views 14 Comments

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
# James Horan
# James Horan

Horanball: the system that transformed Mayo into contenders - and why it now needs to change

Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 22,411 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Gazza
# Gazza

Remembering Gary Halpin - 'he was such a one-off, not made for mass production'

Mar 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 32,598 Views 5 Comments

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’”
# Coach Workshop
# Coach Workshop

“I remember saying, ‘Stephen Kenny could do a lot worse than Jim McGuinness’”

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 12:00 PM 27,349 Views 2 Comments

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
# Adopted Sons
# Adopted Sons

'I jumped at the chance' - the 15 Kerrymen playing for other counties this season

Updated Mar 4th 2022, 8:39 AM 43,770 Views 4 Comments

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
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream

Updated Feb 27th 2022, 10:23 AM 12,270 Views 1 Comment

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
# Uneasy Alliance
# Uneasy Alliance

'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Feb 27th 2022, 10:00 AM 19,078 Views 3 Comments

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'
# New Breed
# New Breed

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'

Feb 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 67,557 Views 2 Comments

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
# Sliding Doors
# Sliding Doors

'I said f**k this and I quit... and look what happened then' - The rise of Caoimhín Kelleher

Feb 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 67,709 Views 10 Comments

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'
# The Switch Up
# The Switch Up

'Him holding the Sam Maguire was alongside a picture of the Irish soccer team meeting the Pope'

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 12:02 PM 25,393 Views 0 Comments

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?
# The 42 Reads
# The 42 Reads

The coaching evolution continues. How can we sustain it?

Feb 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 15,187 Views 0 Comments

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
# Anthony Nash

'My father got me trials for Cork minors and I had war with him. "I'm not good enough, Dad"'

Feb 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 49,246 Views 2 Comments

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.'
# Man On A Mission
# Man On A Mission

'Gaelic football can be the saviour of the AFL. Simply, we stop our tackle.'

Feb 12th 2022, 11:55 AM 49,431 Views 10 Comments

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?’

'If you don't think our boys are the best in the world then tell me who’s better?’

Feb 12th 2022, 10:00 AM 34,794 Views 33 Comments

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?
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'TJ is just an absolute genius to watch' - The greatest club hurling forward of them all?

Feb 11th 2022, 11:15 AM 24,272 Views 10 Comments

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
# Ball And A Wall
# Ball And A Wall

Ross Munnelly’s legacy is a lesson for the next generation of sharpshooters

Feb 9th 2022, 9:58 AM 8,887 Views 2 Comments

The Laois legend is the longest-serving player in the game currently.

Pints with David Beckham and kind words from Roy Keane - the lives of the Salford Irish
# Star Power
# Star Power

Pints with David Beckham and kind words from Roy Keane - the lives of the Salford Irish

Feb 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 24,083 Views 1 Comment

Stephen O’Halloran and Adam Rooney remember their respective stints at the club.

Sonny Bill Williams and Andy Lee: An unlikely partnership of world champions
# Brothers With Arms
# Brothers With Arms

Sonny Bill Williams and Andy Lee: An unlikely partnership of world champions

Jan 31st 2022, 11:55 PM 23,103 Views 4 Comments

A move from rugby league to rugby union in 2008 sparked the New Zealand sporting legend’s interest in boxing – because he found himself a million dollars in debt.

Irish football has always been defined by Britain - so what has changed since Brexit?
# The British Question
# The British Question

Irish football has always been defined by Britain - so what has changed since Brexit?

Jan 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 23,872 Views 9 Comments

We take a big-picture look at what is happening with the men’s national team, the men’s national league and youth development at a time of great change for Irish football.

How a one-month loan backed by Brian Clough started a remarkable League of Ireland career
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

How a one-month loan backed by Brian Clough started a remarkable League of Ireland career

Jan 29th 2022, 8:00 AM 42,504 Views 14 Comments

From Derby County to Cork City, Alek Ludzik had a fascinating journey.

‘It's been a dream in our club for many years’: Kilcoo and Ballygunner chase All-Ireland glory
# Pride Of The Parish
# Pride Of The Parish

‘It's been a dream in our club for many years’: Kilcoo and Ballygunner chase All-Ireland glory

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 9:23 PM 20,118 Views 9 Comments

Kilcoo and Ballygunner are vastly different clubs but they share a common goal.

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind

Jan 26th 2022, 5:21 PM 17,393 Views 1 Comment

Heather Payne, Beibhinn Parsons and many more stars in the same age bracket have crossed paths in the sporting hotspot on the Galway/Roscommon border.

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
# Incomplete
# Incomplete

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 8:36 AM 26,645 Views 5 Comments

Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.

'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns
# Never Really Over
# Never Really Over

'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns

Jan 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 18,801 Views 0 Comments

Cork hurling legend Brian Corcoran and Ireland international Áine O’Gorman speak to The42 about why they went back.

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'
# New Kids On The Block
# New Kids On The Block

'Ulster players have to go above and beyond in their performances to be selected for Ireland'

Jan 22nd 2022, 8:00 AM 24,765 Views 56 Comments

A new generation of Ulster players have emerged to help the club reconnect with fans – now they want recognition by Ireland.

Analysis: The tweak that has unlocked some of Ireland striker Adam Idah's Premier League potential
# Matchwinner
# Matchwinner

Analysis: The tweak that has unlocked some of Ireland striker Adam Idah's Premier League potential

Jan 17th 2022, 5:00 PM 21,863 Views 9 Comments

The Irish striker scored his first Premier League goal against Everton on Saturday, and may have given Stephen Kenny some food for thought in the process.

'I went to Barcelona and spent €2,500. That's the kind of release I was living for'
# Happy Place
# Happy Place

'I went to Barcelona and spent €2,500. That's the kind of release I was living for'

Jan 16th 2022, 8:00 AM 82,036 Views 9 Comments

Niall Saunders retired from professional rugby at the age of 22 and is better for it.

'Zoom meetings weren't for me... There were people a long time sober who relapsed'
# Noel Considine
# Noel Considine

'Zoom meetings weren't for me... There were people a long time sober who relapsed'

Jan 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 52,755 Views 7 Comments

Hurling goalkeeping coach Noel Considine talks about the challenges that AA members faced during Covid.

Munster’s identity crisis: ‘You’d see more innovation at a civil servants' conference’
# Stand Up And Fight
# Stand Up And Fight

Munster’s identity crisis: ‘You’d see more innovation at a civil servants' conference’

Jan 8th 2022, 8:00 AM 35,428 Views 39 Comments

Despite losing just twice this season Munster’s coaching staff and team have had to face a barrage of criticism. Is it fair?

From training with Inter Milan on reality TV and playing at Anfield to Boreham Wood - The life and times of Connor Smith
# Journey
# Journey

From training with Inter Milan on reality TV and playing at Anfield to Boreham Wood - The life and times of Connor Smith

Jan 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 35,199 Views 6 Comments

The Irish midfielder finished second in the Football’s Next Star TV series, and talks to The42 about his career thus far against an FA Cup reunion with his former side today.