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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams'
# One Club Man
# One Club Man

'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams'

May 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 32,243 Views 9 Comments

Derek Tracey spent his entire career with Shamrock Rovers during the homeless period before their move to Tallaght Stadium.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'
# AIL Legends
# AIL Legends

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'

Updated May 16th 2020, 12:20 PM 31,555 Views 27 Comments

Ger Earls was a key part of Young Munster’s AIL success in 1993 after joining from Thomond.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Caught in a trap, Chapter 3: 'In my head I felt we could win the World Cup'
# MANCHESTER IN THE AREA
# MANCHESTER IN THE AREA

Caught in a trap, Chapter 3: 'In my head I felt we could win the World Cup'

May 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,076 Views 11 Comments

Brian Kerr lifts the lid on what it was like to manage Ireland and his year-long chase to get Roy Keane back in an Ireland shirt.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost
# The Pitch Is A Carpark
# The Pitch Is A Carpark

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost

May 12th 2020, 9:43 AM 14,501 Views 27 Comments

If everything had gone to plan, the 2002 World Cup would have been the crowning moment of Roy Keane’s career. Instead he came home before the tournament began and the inquest lasted for months.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 May, 2020

'I had the idea in the queue for the supermarket' - The making of the iconic 2020 Sunday Game montage
# Behind The Scenes
# Behind The Scenes

'I had the idea in the queue for the supermarket' - The making of the iconic 2020 Sunday Game montage

Updated May 11th 2020, 9:31 PM 50,108 Views 7 Comments

RTÉ Sport sub-editor Elaine Buckley produced an incredible promo piece, which went down a treat at the weekend.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney
# Political Football
# Political Football

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

May 11th 2020, 10:38 AM 22,935 Views 0 Comments

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football'

May 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,258 Views 1 Comment

It’s 50 years since a seminal match took place between Dundalk Ladies and Manchester Corinthians.

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

May 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 48,709 Views 6 Comments

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom

May 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,357 Views 27 Comments

League of Ireland legend and former Cobh Ramblers boss Alfie Hale recounts the ex-Man United player’s early days, 30 years on from his move to English football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s

May 5th 2020, 5:23 PM 23,001 Views 38 Comments

Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it'
# BTL
# BTL

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it'

May 5th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,859 Views 1 Comment

Liam Hayes is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and spoke of writing about himself, Sean Boylan, and his Meath team-mates in his playing days.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'
# Suftum
# Suftum

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,622 Views 5 Comments

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later'
# Performer
# Performer

'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later'

May 3rd 2020, 12:00 PM 48,893 Views 6 Comments

Ex-League of Ireland forward Robbie Doyle has moved into the music industry since retiring from football at 28.

'They brought a priest in to give me the last rites, that's how bad it was'
# Interview
# Interview

'They brought a priest in to give me the last rites, that's how bad it was'

May 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 65,100 Views 16 Comments

The story of Limerick man John McGrath, who began his professional football career at Aston Villa.

# 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 16,909 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 23,708 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 90,761 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 25,222 Views 9 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 38,315 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 24,647 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 33,128 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 29,662 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 41,208 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 26,552 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 9,000 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 30,837 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 33,590 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 31,115 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 36,745 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 29,224 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 31,326 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 29,425 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 11,566 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 15,949 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 55,444 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 47,798 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 46,860 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 18,661 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 85,978 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 18,795 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.