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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 March, 2020

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted

Robert Hall fronted RTÉ’s racing coverage for more than 30 years. Together with Ted Walsh, he formed a much-loved double act. They sat down to relive the highlights of a remarkable TV career.

'Who asks to leave Manchester United? I look back and wonder if I was insane. Did I go mad?'

Mark Wilson was on the fringes at Old Trafford and left under a cloud. Up until recently, he was still anxious about ever going back.

'It was put out as an accolade at funerals that a Laochra Gael had been done on them'

Irial Mac Murchú talks to The42 about the concept behind this iconic GAA documentary series.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 March, 2020

‘I never sat with my Da and just talked, not really. But I learned more about him drinking together for three hours than ever before’

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Aaron McEneff visits Dolphin’s Barn in Dublin, where his father grew up supporting the Hoops in the 1980s, as the Derry native explains to The42 how winning the FAI Cup led to a breakthrough in their relationship.

'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’ Young Guns This post contains videos

'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’

This is half-forgotten story of how seven Irish footballers and their Irish manager went on a three-month adventure that ended up with Arsenal becoming one of the best teams in Europe.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Unknown in Ireland, celebrated in France - the forgotten Dubliner who won titles and fought Nazis

Bernard Williams was living in England and playing amateur football when he rolled the dice and headed for adventure.

Meet the football agent who has a heart and doesn't care about money... but is still ruthless

Willo Flood has almost 20 players on his books since hanging up his boots and setting up his own agency, but as the Dubliner tells The42 he is not in this to make a quick buck.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'Here's three girls that buried their father and they arrive to training that evening' - the rise of Slaughtneil

The Derry club’s camogie side are eyeing their fourth All-Ireland title in-a-row tomorrow.

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'

Former Ireland and Ulster lock Dan Tuohy has been forced to retire from rugby.

A little help from an Irish ex-footballer has a big impact on bullied youngster

Gary Dempsey flew to Scotland this week to lend his support to eight-year-old Ollie Young.

# editors-picks - Friday 28 February, 2020

Byrne screamer seals huge Rovers win over Dundalk in Tallaght thriller Byrne Supremacy This post contains videos

Byrne screamer seals huge Rovers win over Dundalk in Tallaght thriller

An extraordinary Jordan Flores goal went unrewarded as Stephen Bradley’s side went three points clear at the top.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'Your future depends on the decisions you make every day' - How The Ringer became a $200 million success

Bryan Curtis, the site’s Editor-at-Large, is this week’s guest on Behind The Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 24 February, 2020

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'

GAA presidential candidate Larry McCarthy recalls the glory days of New York football, how Irish immigrants stayed in touch with the game and his vision for the Association.

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show

While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players

The former Republic of Ireland international spent the final ten years of his life battling the insidious disease.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 February, 2020

Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster

The Cork man oversaw the transformation of the province in his 20 years as CEO.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford'

With two players in the Munster academy and Jack O’Donoghue in the Ireland squad, things are looking up for the Déise.

'I feel I can enjoy my football a lot more over there' - babies, bereavement and a new chapter in America

After a difficult time at Hearts, Jake Mulraney is preparing for a debut Major League Soccer season with Atlanta United.

# editors-picks - Friday 14 February, 2020

'I can’t set up a maul in an office. Rugby was my release'

Sportsground favourites, JP Cooney and Andrew Browne, soldiered for Connacht for many seasons; now they reside on opposite sides of Galway’s big AIL rivalry.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

A league of our own: why Irish football can't afford to neglect the domestic game

Fans of the League of Ireland recognise its flaws, but the blemishes will never obscure its greatness.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge

Andy Farrell’s side left plenty of room for improvement even as they notched a bonus point.

'Wrongly there was an assumption we were spending massive money on wages and should be walking the league'

Shelbourne CEO David O’Connor talks to The42 about running a football club in his mid-twenties, the new FAI and the 2020 season.

The Shed is dead. Long live The Shed.

St Patrick’s Athletic players, fans and rivals recall the halcyon days of a visceral part of League of Ireland culture.

Too nice, too soft and too easy-going…. How Enda Stevens changed it all to change his life

From his closest friends to his Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, David Sneyd speaks to those who know the Dubliner best as they chart his rise from pizza delivery boy to dealing with tragedy and challenging for a Champions League place.

# editors-picks - Saturday 8 February, 2020

'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'

Donegal and Western Bulldogs star Katy Herron is set to make her AFLW debut tomorrow. Here, she reflects on her journey both on and off the field.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'I remember saying - I don’t know if I can do this - it felt like hitting the wall'

Ahead of the AFLW season kick-off, Cora Staunton sits down with Maurice Brosnan in Sydney to chat about her injury comeback and her hopes for the year.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland

Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Analysis: What did we see from Ireland's attack as the Andy Farrell era began?

Johnny Sexton and co. did look to play but their execution and decision-making was poor at times.

Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream

Adrian Young was a star with the Philadelphia Eagles but that’s only half of an inexplicable tale.

'I played in the third game I saw' - The incredible life of the last Irish-born player in the NFL

Neil O’Donoghue left Shamrock Rovers for the US in 1972, and was soon a team-mate of OJ Simpson’s. He carved out a fine career, thanks in part to his remarkable family.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I don't think anything compares to it' - the former Tipp captain who's now a world bodybuilding champion

Leanne Barrett reflects on her journey and delves into the unique world of bodybuilding.

# editors-picks - Friday 31 January, 2020

‘I've no problem with someone not liking a commentator. But don’t say I don’t like that woman commentator’

With the women’s and men’s Six Nations championships set to start this weekend, The42 speaks to four female broadcasters who will cover the events.

'Well done, young man! That stuff about your granny, not so much.' A farewell to the face of RTE's racing coverage

The much-respected Robert Hall will wrap up his time in front of the cameras this weekend, writes Johnny Ward.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 January, 2020

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant Mamba This post contains videos

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant

Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'The senior guys, they didn't like me, they didn't want an Irish guy coming over'

Waterford legend Alfie Hale reflects on his remarkable career in Irish and British football.

Family first: Taking advice from ex-AFL star brother, and having a 'role model' and midfield partner sister

The Byrne family of St Mochta’s in Louth are a talented bunch. Star midfielder Eimear chats to The42 ahead of the Wee county’s 2020 league campaign.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 January, 2020

The making of Andy Farrell

Joe Schmidt may be a hard act to follow but Ireland have chosen the right man.

'People say now will you miss it? I don't think I will because I'm satisfied' - life after Tipp hurling

It’s new for James Barry to be watching on as Tipperary’s 2020 season commences.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'United haven't been this bad for 30 years': why 1990 remains so relevant ahead of Anfield clash

The most essential ingredient for a successful football manager is the capacity to dominate – Jurgen Klopp has it in abundance.