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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 18 January, 2019

'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival

Watering in January? Welcome to global warming, writes Johnny Ward in his first column for The42.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'All I did was throw a c-bomb into the mix but if your face doesn’t fit you're cast out'

John Sitton was the star of cult documentary ‘Leyton Orient: Club for a Fiver’. After it aired, he was shunned by the football world, sank into a depression, and retrained as a taxi driver.

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I kind of feel like I was the nearly-man in my career. I don't want to be the nearly-man' Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

'I kind of feel like I was the nearly-man in my career. I don't want to be the nearly-man'

After losing half a year to injury, boxer Eric Donovan is keen to get a European title shot as soon as he can.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts Interview This post contains videos

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts

Seán Mannion chats to The42 about his remarkable boxing career.

# editors-picks - Monday 31 December, 2018

'Even in the darkest of days in hurling, she would have always said you'll have your day'

2018 was a year to remember for Tipperary hurling club Clonoulty-Rossmore.

The son of a Cork GAA legend's unexpected role in ending a 33-year wait

From a junior championship trouncing to a senior county final triumph, John Kerins had a year to remember.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 December, 2018

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton Influence This post contains videos

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton

Paddy Madden on how a move to League One outfit Fleetwood Town has reignited his career.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 December, 2018

4 Irish female pro boxers, who aren't named Katie Taylor, to keep an eye out for in 2019

Siobhán O’Leary, Elaine Greenan, Cathy McAleer and the returning Lynn Harvey will fly the flag for Irish women’s pro boxing alongside world champ Taylor over the next year.

'Sometimes it's better to accept what can't be and move on': The Irish coach pressing reset in Bangladesh

Lisburn native Johnny McKinstry turned down football opportunities in the UK to stick to his guns and his sense of adventure.

# editors-picks - Friday 28 December, 2018

'I didn't expect the rebound. I hit it, and to me, the ball was in the net but it came back off the post'

Clare’s Aron Shanagher reflects on his comeback for the Clare hurlers in 2018 following an ACL injury.

The man in Joe Schmidt's first Ireland squad who played his final competitive game at 26

An injury sustained in a Premiership semi-final in 2015 forced Niall Morris into early retirement.

# editors-picks - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Taylor paying price for changing the game, but the best must start fighting the best in women's boxing

The female fight game is on the rise, but it will flatline if the fights aren’t right. Currently, two fellow champions are pricing themselves out of a scrap with Katie Taylor.

'It's been a mad few months': From Trinity and Dalymount to marking Mo Salah and gracing the Fifa Club World Cup Ben Mohamed Baby This post contains videos

'It's been a mad few months': From Trinity and Dalymount to marking Mo Salah and gracing the Fifa Club World Cup

Ayman Ben Mohamed talks about his time in the League of Ireland, studying at Trinity and winning the African Champions League.

'When this present generation of players goes, is there another bunch coming through?'

We chat to Carlow hurling boss Colm Bonnar ahead of a huge year for his team.

'Being in a team with guys like Shearer and Owen is something I definitely appreciate more now'

Former Ireland winger Alan O’Brien reflects on his career in football.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'I never thought I'd be back playing camogie so it was lovely to bring him and say he got onto Croke Park'

Cork legend Briege Corkery speaks to The42 about her comeback to inter-county camogie in 2018 and the birth of her son Tadhg.

'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on overcoming doubt and personal adversity in 2018 to become a world champion.

The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year History Maker This post contains videos

The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year

Phil Healy chats to The42 about the changes she implemented that contributed to a career-best 12 months.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'Women's sport hasn't been visible enough to occupy that same spot in our hearts. It should, it can and it will'

One of the brains behind the 20×20 campaign, Sarah Colgan, sat down with The42 to delve deeper into the landmark campaign.

'I can't let him win an Olympic medal and I don't...that would just be really awful'

Modern pentathlete couple Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe have emerged as two of Ireland’s leading hopes for Tokyo 2020.

Dunphy to hurling's meaning: some of our favourite sportswriting of 2018

Get the kettle on and find that selection box.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'Sure I have an American accent, but I'm all Irish blood. I'm Irish and I'll believe that right until the day I die' Record Breaker This post contains videos

'Sure I have an American accent, but I'm all Irish blood. I'm Irish and I'll believe that right until the day I die'

Swimmer Shane Ryan reflects on winning Ireland’s first ever World Swimming Championships medal.

# editors-picks - Saturday 8 December, 2018

'I'll be on the line knowing I've really earned this one. It has been a tough ride'

From the high of the Rio Olympics, Sara Treacy endured a difficult two years but after being plagued by injury and self-doubt, the Meath runner is back racing for Ireland again.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'In four years, I don't think Kellie will be able to beat me... I won't be stepping down for anyone then'

After suffering a controversial defeat at the World Championships, Amy Broadhurst has her eye on Ireland’s own world champion.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Ryan McHugh: 'I took about eight weeks off, I had a slight bleed in my brain'

The Donegal star has been out with two concussions in 2018.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 November, 2018

Music, football and nostalgia: How and why Bands FC became a remarkable online phenomenon

What started out as a pub conversation between friends has morphed into one of the best things of 2018.

'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country'

Simon Zebo would relish the opportunity to pull on the green jersey again.

# editors-picks - Monday 26 November, 2018

IRFU back Andy Farrell for daunting task of succeeding Joe Schmidt

Ireland’s current defence coach will step up to the top job next year.

Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?

They might not have the best offence or defence but nobody is more complete than New Orleans, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Mick McCarthy: The most affable man to have ever divided a nation

Mick McCarthy’s appointment as Ireland manager was confirmed on Sunday.

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'The dream of this day kept me going, just that want and determination to get this'

Wayne Hutchinson was finally crowned a Munster hurling champion with Ballygunner last Sunday.

The half-parish of 400 people looking to make history with Leinster football final spot

Mullinalaghta are aiming to become the first Longford club to reach a senior Leinster final when they take on Éire Óg this weekend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20

Roscommon U20 star Conor Shanagher has had to call it a day after six concussions.

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy' Trailblazer This post contains videos

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy'

Kevin O’Brien joined us during the week to discuss his travels around the world as a gun-for-hire Twenty20 batsman.

# editors-picks - Friday 23 November, 2018

'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'

After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Quick-fix appointment could waste a huge opportunity for Irish football

The FAI must resist the lure of a stop-gap hire for the senior manager’s role, writes John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 19 November, 2018

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game

The Ireland forwards showed off their handling skills to go along with the physicality.

The story behind this iconic photo of Jacob Stockdale's match-winning try

Inpho photographer Tommy Dickson took one of the standout images from a historic night at the Aviva.