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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 February, 2021

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose

Feb 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 67,005 Views 15 Comments

Emeka Onwubiko on his past and future in football.

# editors-picks - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic
# Boxing And The Cult
# Boxing And The Cult

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic

Feb 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 23,660 Views 12 Comments

With Kinahan stating his intention to remain at the forefront of professional boxing, only external pressure on major broadcasters can realistically dilute his influence.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'I will never forget the first day my session got torn to shreds. That was the start of that learning process'
# Coaching Advice
# Coaching Advice

'I will never forget the first day my session got torn to shreds. That was the start of that learning process'

Feb 10th 2021, 10:00 PM 30,419 Views 2 Comments

Skills acquisition specialist Dr Ed Coughlan is Shane Keegan’s latest guest on How To Win At Dominoes.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 February, 2021

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’

Feb 6th 2021, 10:09 AM 48,299 Views 23 Comments

Noel Mannion is best remembered for his iconic try against Wales in 1989 – but his fondest memories come from crossing the border to play in Ulster.

'The people who said 'you saved my daughter, my son.' Those messages are why I've done it'
# Interview
# Interview

'The people who said 'you saved my daughter, my son.' Those messages are why I've done it'

Feb 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 39,285 Views 15 Comments

Dublin footballer Shane Carthy has just released an inspiring book called ‘Dark Blue’.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Trips away, loyalty and setbacks: An inside look at the careers of 6 retiring Mayo greats
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Trips away, loyalty and setbacks: An inside look at the careers of 6 retiring Mayo greats

Feb 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,493 Views 12 Comments

The recent spate of retirements in Mayo has an end of an era feel to it.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
# Trends
# Trends

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,458 Views 7 Comments

The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

'These horrific incidents seemed to keep them enmeshed with one another, in a taboo bond of manhood'
# BTL
# BTL

'These horrific incidents seemed to keep them enmeshed with one another, in a taboo bond of manhood'

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 47,399 Views 3 Comments

Anna Krien, author of the award-winning Night Games: Sex, Power, and a Journey to the Dark Heart of Sport, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 1 February, 2021

'She's setting the standard' - a closer look at the nine Irish players that featured in AFLW openers
# Analysis From Oz
# Analysis From Oz

'She's setting the standard' - a closer look at the nine Irish players that featured in AFLW openers

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 9:34 PM 26,250 Views 4 Comments

The view of an expert Down Under ahead of TG4′s highlights show this evening.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Hand of Tom: The Condon catch that ended Limerick’s 45 years of hurt
# Profile
# Profile

Hand of Tom: The Condon catch that ended Limerick’s 45 years of hurt

Jan 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 28,753 Views 4 Comments

‘That was a very proud day: Liam MacCarthy coming into Knockaderry and a local man with an All-Ireland medal in his pocket.’

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 January, 2021

In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight
# Arise Jason Knight
# Arise Jason Knight

In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight

Jan 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 42,021 Views 24 Comments

Still a week shy of his 20th birthday, one of Irish football’s brightest prospects is attracting significant Premier League interest.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster
# Clinical
# Clinical

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,588 Views 22 Comments

Ross Byrne had an impressive involvement as some of Leinster’s bench players made a late impact.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 3:34 PM 44,655 Views 7 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
# Profile
# Profile

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 12:55 PM 31,572 Views 2 Comments

Sean Long is preparing for his side’s game at home to Pep Guardiola’s men later today.

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'
# Memories
# Memories

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 33,094 Views 15 Comments

RTÉ’s Peter Collins and Greg Allen recall their time working with athletics legend Jerry Kiernan.

# editors-picks - Friday 22 January, 2021

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'
# Appreciation
# Appreciation

'What stood out was how Kiernan’s public persona matched up exactly with who he was in private'

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 8:35 AM 37,143 Views 11 Comments

Cathal Dennehy pays tribute to the Irish athletics legend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''
# Tribute
# Tribute

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''

Updated Jan 16th 2021, 5:27 PM 24,118 Views 5 Comments

Shane Ronayne recalls working alongside Eamonn Ryan.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 January, 2021

The story of one of Irish football's greatest servants and how he almost chose GAA
# LOI Legends
# LOI Legends

The story of one of Irish football's greatest servants and how he almost chose GAA

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 32,466 Views 2 Comments

Dundalk legend Gary Rogers reflects on his distinguished career.

'If I didn't have that conversation in 2010 or in 2016, I wouldn't have my All-Ireland medal'
# James Skehill
# James Skehill

'If I didn't have that conversation in 2010 or in 2016, I wouldn't have my All-Ireland medal'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 32,274 Views 2 Comments

James Skehill on his Galway career, opting against emigration and goalkeeping challenges.

# editors-picks - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ex-Nottingham Forest defender takes local club to the promised land after being given 48 hours to live
# Keeping It Local
# Keeping It Local

Ex-Nottingham Forest defender takes local club to the promised land after being given 48 hours to live

Jan 1st 2021, 12:15 PM 62,602 Views 8 Comments

With a team largely made up of players from the area, Keith Foy has turned Kilnamanagh’s fortunes around since returning to his former side three years ago.

The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis
# Initiative
# Initiative

The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis

Jan 1st 2021, 8:00 AM 28,469 Views 2 Comments

Former League of Ireland footballer Mark Herrick is the co-founder of Headrite Sports.

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA

Jan 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 127,121 Views 8 Comments

Johnny McMahon – or Johnny Smacks of The 2 Johnnies – delves deeper into a brilliant podcast discussion with The42.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,040 Views 2 Comments

We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Quiz: How many of these random 90s Premier League footballers can you identify? - Part VII
# Memories
# Memories

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

Dec 29th 2020, 10:00 AM 50,333 Views 16 Comments

Take a break from the Super Nintendo and put yourself to the test.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 45,581 Views 6 Comments

Author and journalist Bob Harris discusses Bobby Robson’s career, including his ill-fated stint with Ireland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'
# Mental Health Matters
# Mental Health Matters

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 9:44 PM 57,511 Views 3 Comments

Cavan’s Rónán Patterson launched ‘Need To Talk?’ to raise awareness about mental health after his own struggles.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'
# Interview
# Interview

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'

Dec 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 70,698 Views 24 Comments

Former Wexford goalkeeping coach Noel Considine speaks to The42 about his horrific journey to conquering alcoholism.

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 27,136 Views 8 Comments

Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced
# Not Ready
# Not Ready

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 29,188 Views 19 Comments

A spin-off of Brexit is the possibility that Irish players must wait another two years before they leave for the UK. Academy Directors warn The42 that Irish football isn’t ready to step up and take over the job.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
# BTL
# BTL

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 59,061 Views 4 Comments

Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 58,163 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 December, 2020

'This year, more so than any, it's more about family than yourself'
# Down Memory Lane
# Down Memory Lane

'This year, more so than any, it's more about family than yourself'

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 13,415 Views 0 Comments

Family and football are two cornerstones of Ciara O’Sullivan’s life — and the promised land is in sight once again after 13 years of highs and lows with Cork.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager
# Journey
# Journey

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager

Dec 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,180 Views 6 Comments

From teenage star, to union leader, to coach, Farrell has taken a circuitous route to today’s All-Ireland final.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 December, 2020

'It was no use to her playing on the girls' side because she was just so far ahead'
# Dual Journey
# Dual Journey

'It was no use to her playing on the girls' side because she was just so far ahead'

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,352 Views 1 Comment

‘Always an exceptional talent,’ Saoirse Noonan will light up the FAI Cup final today and the All-Ireland ladies football final next week.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 December, 2020

My grandfather, sporting memories and a Kerry team playing on All-Ireland hurling final day
# Sunday Stage
# Sunday Stage

My grandfather, sporting memories and a Kerry team playing on All-Ireland hurling final day

Dec 10th 2020, 2:59 PM 15,754 Views 7 Comments

Next Sunday is a landmark day for Kerry hurling.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'

Nov 28th 2020, 10:00 AM 39,260 Views 1 Comment

Dublin star Lauren Magee speaks about a recent family tragedy in the hope of helping others.

How 'a bit of good fortune' has left an Irish footballer working for two Hollywood stars
# Always Sunny In Wrexham
# Always Sunny In Wrexham

How 'a bit of good fortune' has left an Irish footballer working for two Hollywood stars

Nov 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 12,192 Views 3 Comments

Fiacre Kelleher is excelling for a club that was recently taken over by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Revered but not emulated: the many Maradonas of an Irish childhood
# El Pibe De Oro
# El Pibe De Oro

Revered but not emulated: the many Maradonas of an Irish childhood

Nov 26th 2020, 3:12 PM 17,581 Views 13 Comments

In the World Cups that were contested on the streets, if you weren’t Maradona, you were no one.

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'
# Tribute
# Tribute

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'

Nov 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,405 Views 15 Comments

Fabian Costello is a former Argentine footballer now living in Cork, and he talks to The42 about the sad death and enduring legacy of Diego Maradona.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'
# BTL
# BTL

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,392 Views 5 Comments

Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.