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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'In terms of what was achieved, it’s a year that I certainly wouldn’t want to change'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

'In terms of what was achieved, it’s a year that I certainly wouldn’t want to change'

Apr 30th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,868 Views 22 Comments

The events of 2000 kickstarted Matt Holland’s career as a Premier League and international footballer.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

'Seve came to me and said, "Look, it's not your time. You will have your time"'
# The42 Membership
# The42 Membership

'Seve came to me and said, "Look, it's not your time. You will have your time"'

Apr 29th 2020, 3:10 PM 23,699 Views 19 Comments

Pádraig Harrington is Shane Keegan’s guest on this week’s episode of How To Win At Dominoes.

'Tiger had pinned a note to his locker: Congratulations... but you'll always be a fat f**k'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

'Tiger had pinned a note to his locker: Congratulations... but you'll always be a fat f**k'

Apr 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 90,357 Views 34 Comments

The42 remembers Darren Clarke’s matchplay win over Tiger Woods at La Costa in 2000, which ushered in a golden era for Irish golf.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement'
# Cora
# Cora

'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement'

Apr 28th 2020, 9:30 PM 25,189 Views 8 Comments

Cora Staunton on her remarkable recovery from a career-threatening injury, a whirlwind 12 months, and what the future holds for the Mayo great.

'I was told, 'You'll be going in now'. I nearly turned pale, I was thinking, 'Oh no Brendan, will you get up'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

'I was told, 'You'll be going in now'. I nearly turned pale, I was thinking, 'Oh no Brendan, will you get up'

Apr 28th 2020, 7:50 PM 38,253 Views 3 Comments

Eoin Kelly on his hurling year in 2000 that saw him play for three Tipperary teams and win an All-Ireland for a Kilkenny side.

From Bizet to O'Brien: How Stand Up and Fight became a Munster anthem
# SUAF
# SUAF

From Bizet to O'Brien: How Stand Up and Fight became a Munster anthem

Apr 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 24,101 Views 27 Comments

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?''
# Shadow Of Sydney
# Shadow Of Sydney

'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?''

Apr 27th 2020, 8:03 PM 32,750 Views 11 Comments

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
# Long Read
# Long Read

'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching

Apr 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,267 Views 12 Comments

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?’'
# Pot Luck
# Pot Luck

'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'

Apr 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 41,123 Views 15 Comments

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
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital

Apr 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,474 Views 2 Comments

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
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

A new Donal Ryan essay and everything else you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

Apr 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 8,993 Views 1 Comment

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
# Interview

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

Apr 19th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,606 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

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

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,562 Views 4 Comments

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'
# College Classic
# College Classic

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

Apr 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,036 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Mafs
# Mafs

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

Apr 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,675 Views 23 Comments

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
# Rory's Story
# Rory's Story

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

Apr 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,023 Views 8 Comments

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
# LOI Legends

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

Apr 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 31,276 Views 7 Comments

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
# The Miracle Match
# The Miracle Match

When Munster pulled off a miracle against Gloucester at Thomond Park

Apr 13th 2020, 2:49 PM 29,221 Views 27 Comments

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
# Retro Read
# Retro Read

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

Apr 12th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,547 Views 12 Comments

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
# New Era
# New Era

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

Apr 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,938 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Long Read
# Long Read

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

Apr 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 55,344 Views 11 Comments

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
# Promotion
# Promotion

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

Apr 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 47,760 Views 57 Comments

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?
# Lineage
# Lineage

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

Apr 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 46,623 Views 90 Comments

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
# Dancing At The Crossroads
# Dancing At The Crossroads

Introducing: Warriors, The42’s new GAA podcast

Apr 9th 2020, 9:02 PM 18,656 Views 2 Comments

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
# Luna Pic
# Luna Pic

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

Apr 8th 2020, 2:03 PM 84,670 Views 36 Comments

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
# Home Pressures
# Home Pressures

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

Apr 7th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,760 Views 14 Comments

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'
# BTL
# BTL

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

Apr 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 36,024 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Home Improvements
# Home Improvements

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

Apr 7th 2020, 7:45 AM 6,121 Views 0 Comments

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
# Stephen Kenny
# Stephen Kenny

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

Apr 6th 2020, 4:51 PM 16,976 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Best Pals
# Best Pals

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

Apr 5th 2020, 9:45 PM 57,933 Views 14 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Updated Mar 30th 2020, 5:15 PM 35,215 Views 13 Comments

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?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

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

Updated Mar 29th 2020, 2:41 PM 52,438 Views 18 Comments

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
# Flashback
# Flashback

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

Mar 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,984 Views 6 Comments

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
# Collector's Item
# Collector's Item

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

Mar 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 32,762 Views 19 Comments

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
# Little Cork
# Little Cork

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

Mar 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,674 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Samba Boys
# Samba Boys

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

Mar 28th 2020, 10:00 AM 15,581 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Memories
# Memories

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

Mar 27th 2020, 11:40 AM 97,286 Views 48 Comments

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
# Under The Radar
# Under The Radar

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

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 69,211 Views 30 Comments

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
# Comment
# Comment

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

Mar 24th 2020, 7:28 PM 6,368 Views 1 Comment

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
# Sportswriting
# Sportswriting

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 8:30 AM 12,827 Views 2 Comments

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