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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 23 November, 2020

Magic. Special. What it's all about: Cavan's fairytale Ulster triumph just means more
# Raw Emotion
# Raw Emotion

Magic. Special. What it's all about: Cavan's fairytale Ulster triumph just means more

Nov 23rd 2020, 9:30 PM 24,873 Views 18 Comments

The42′s Emma Duffy reflects on a day that will live long in the memory of Cavan people.

'I watched the Brendan Gleeson piece and it hit home' - the making of the 1920 commemoration
# Tribute
# Tribute

'I watched the Brendan Gleeson piece and it hit home' - the making of the 1920 commemoration

Nov 23rd 2020, 7:09 PM 7,915 Views 1 Comment

Michael Foley and Robert Smith look back at what was a stunning tribute to Bloody Sunday at the weekend.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat
# Concerns
# Concerns

Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat

Nov 22nd 2020, 4:24 PM 10,071 Views 24 Comments

The Irish lineout and maul struggled against Maro Itoje and the English pack.

A breakthrough at Liverpool and senior caps for Ireland in a career to be proud of
# Interview
# Interview

A breakthrough at Liverpool and senior caps for Ireland in a career to be proud of

Nov 22nd 2020, 10:00 AM 59,651 Views 9 Comments

‘It’s phenomenal to look back at the kind of world superstars you were in a dressing room with.’

'I just thanked them for giving me such a day' - Cork's medicine man still full of rebel roar
# Blood And Bandage
# Blood And Bandage

'I just thanked them for giving me such a day' - Cork's medicine man still full of rebel roar

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:30 AM 11,273 Views 1 Comment

The legendary Dr Con Murphy speaks to The42 ahead of the Munster SFC final between Cork and Tipperary.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 November, 2020

'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club
# History In The Making
# History In The Making

'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 AM 46,565 Views 30 Comments

A closer look at Na Gael Aeracha and inclusion in Gaelic games.

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'
# Paddy Johns
# Paddy Johns

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 40,216 Views 10 Comments

Remembering a famous win over England, seeing Brian O’Driscoll emerge as a star, Paddy Johns was a shining light in Irish rugby’s darkest decade.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night
# Fight Like A Girl
# Fight Like A Girl

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night

Nov 18th 2020, 9:00 AM 39,473 Views 9 Comments

With Jane Couch watching on, it was fitting that Katie Taylor and co. put their fists through the glass ceiling at Wembley Arena, of all places.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'I definitely saw a bravery from him' - Poignant new film charts the battle of Jack Charlton's final days
# Big Jack
# Big Jack

'I definitely saw a bravery from him' - Poignant new film charts the battle of Jack Charlton's final days

Nov 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,603 Views 4 Comments

Pete Thomas, producer of Finding Jack Charlton, explores how Jack and his family met the tragic challenge of dementia.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Nov 14th 2020, 2:58 PM 8,821 Views 0 Comments

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

How Joshua Daniels prevailed in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy
# Interview
# Interview

How Joshua Daniels prevailed in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy

Nov 14th 2020, 9:00 AM 49,535 Views 5 Comments

‘It’s something I always told my mother I would do. Coming over here just meant so much to me.’

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'
# Family Tragedy
# Family Tragedy

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'

Nov 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,096 Views 1 Comment

Waterford goalkeeper Brianna O’Regan opens up on how camogie has shaped her life following a tragic event from her childhood.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'
# Boxing
# Boxing

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 23,468 Views 10 Comments

Katie Taylor on her free-to-air fight this Saturday, her cultural significance in professional boxing, and the debate over female fighters’ earnings.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful
# The Masters
# The Masters

Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful

Nov 10th 2020, 4:52 PM 22,852 Views 2 Comments

This year of Covid 19 has disrupted all schedules yet James Sugrue still stands apart. This week, finally, he tees up at the US Masters, seven months on from its intended date. His journey started in North Cork.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 November, 2020

The unluckiest Leinster player to never win an Ireland cap
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

The unluckiest Leinster player to never win an Ireland cap

Nov 8th 2020, 9:53 AM 76,209 Views 17 Comments

It is 25 years since rugby turned professional – the same year a new tournament called the Heineken Cup was born. Former Leinster captain Chris Pim relives the madness of those transitional years.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 November, 2020

The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final

Nov 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,440 Views 1 Comment

John O’Dwyer was part of the Derry team that gave Offaly a scare in the 2000 All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.

'I got very emotional on the field afterwards. I just felt, 'Is this me gone now?'
# 2010 Revisited
# 2010 Revisited

'I got very emotional on the field afterwards. I just felt, 'Is this me gone now?'

Nov 7th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,766 Views 2 Comments

As their counties start out in 2020, Colm O’Neill, Mark Poland, Johnny Doyle and Karol Mannion reflect on a different football championship a decade ago.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Lining out in the San Siro aged 20, playing with two legendary Irish sides and moving to Australia
# LOI Legends
# LOI Legends

Lining out in the San Siro aged 20, playing with two legendary Irish sides and moving to Australia

Nov 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 40,972 Views 8 Comments

Former Athlone, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City player Noel Larkin reflects on his career in football.

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,083 Views 42 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 October, 2020

How the French rediscovered their mojo
# French Revolution
# French Revolution

How the French rediscovered their mojo

Oct 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 7,775 Views 0 Comments

After a decade of farcical selections and disastrous results, new head coach Fabien Galthié has turned France’s fortunes around.

Introducing The42 GAA Weekly podcast with Shane Dowling and Marc Ó Sé
# The42 Members
# The42 Members

Introducing The42 GAA Weekly podcast with Shane Dowling and Marc Ó Sé

Oct 30th 2020, 10:47 AM 29,040 Views 2 Comments

Dowling and Ó Sé team up with The42 for exclusive members GAA podcast.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why
# Strategy
# Strategy

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why

Oct 25th 2020, 12:09 PM 50,954 Views 26 Comments

Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.

Could empty stadiums mean we're in for hurling's highest scoring season of all-time?
# Scoring Rates
# Scoring Rates

Could empty stadiums mean we're in for hurling's highest scoring season of all-time?

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 39,003 Views 15 Comments

Dublin and Laois shared 56 scores last night, eight more than their clash in July 2019.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 October, 2020

'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other
# Sky's The Limit
# Sky's The Limit

'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other

Oct 24th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,271 Views 2 Comments

Gráinne McElwain – best known as the face of TG4′s ladies football coverage – is Sky Sports’ presenter for the 2020 championship.

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'
# No Hiding
# No Hiding

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'

Oct 24th 2020, 8:04 AM 49,437 Views 18 Comments

Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 October, 2020

What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?
# Risk
# Risk

What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?

Oct 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 34,093 Views 6 Comments

Dr Una May of Sport Ireland and Swim Ireland’s Kate Hills on child protection in Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 October, 2020

An ode to the lifeblood of the nation's sporting anatomy
# Legacy
# Legacy

An ode to the lifeblood of the nation's sporting anatomy

Oct 17th 2020, 11:06 AM 20,966 Views 4 Comments

Let coaches know how much they’re appreciated, because the importance of participation in sport for young people has never been more clear.

‘Exeter are English rugby’s version of Munster and Connacht rolled into one’
# Morality Tale
# Morality Tale

‘Exeter are English rugby’s version of Munster and Connacht rolled into one’

Oct 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,758 Views 20 Comments

At one stage they were not even the best team in Devon but today Exeter Chiefs can become the No1 side in Europe.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'It's been kind of fairytale stuff' - The Antrim doctor part of a major Galway football breakthrough
# Owen Gallagher
# Owen Gallagher

'It's been kind of fairytale stuff' - The Antrim doctor part of a major Galway football breakthrough

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 10:00 AM 32,929 Views 5 Comments

Former Antrim player Owen Gallagher on a year starting out as doctor and Galway football glory with Moycullen.

Sport without fans is soulless - they are the lifeblood of the game
# Red Army
# Red Army

Sport without fans is soulless - they are the lifeblood of the game

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,731 Views 18 Comments

Sport may be secondary to life’s greater challenges right now but that does not stop us yearning for the day when stadium doors re-open and communities are allowed come together again.

# editors-picks - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker
# Legend
# Legend

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker

Oct 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 25,913 Views 4 Comments

55 years ago, Frank O’Neill was part of the Irish team that fell narrowly short of reaching the 1966 World Cup.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
# Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,918 Views 33 Comments

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

‘We were jealous watching Rovers against Zlatan and want our own big day out’
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

‘We were jealous watching Rovers against Zlatan and want our own big day out’

Sep 26th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,257 Views 1 Comment

Dundalk’s win over Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday has left them 90 minutes away from a place in the Europa League group stages and the €3m prize that goes with that. But Shane Keegan, a key member of their management team, says it is about the glory not just the money.

50 years on and still central to Cork club hurling - 'There's a brilliant attitude among these fellas'
# Dr Paddy Crowley
# Dr Paddy Crowley

50 years on and still central to Cork club hurling - 'There's a brilliant attitude among these fellas'

Sep 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 23,978 Views 2 Comments

Dr. Paddy Crowley played for UCC in the 1970 Cork final, managed them in the ’99 final and is involved again in today’s semi-final.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 September, 2020

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sep 20th 2020, 11:10 AM 10,217 Views 33 Comments

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road
# Warrior
# Warrior

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road

Sep 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,798 Views 36 Comments

Bennett is set to become the first Irishman in 31 years to win the prestigious green jersey when the Tour de France finishes up in Paris today.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!'
# Mayo Man
# Mayo Man

'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!'

Sep 19th 2020, 10:00 AM 45,594 Views 26 Comments

Caelan Doris came through Ballina RFC and Blackrock College to establish himself as a major prospect for Irish rugby.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster
# Analysis
# Analysis

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster

Sep 5th 2020, 10:24 AM 12,341 Views 40 Comments

The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.

How a financial crisis ended up being the best thing that ever happened to Bohs
# Morality Tale
# Morality Tale

How a financial crisis ended up being the best thing that ever happened to Bohs

Sep 5th 2020, 7:57 AM 30,886 Views 33 Comments

Burdened by a €6.7m debt, Bohemians were forced to cut their cloth to suit. As a result they have turned their club around both on and off the pitch ahead of today’s top of the table encounter against Shamrock Rovers.

# editors-picks - Thursday 3 September, 2020

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 PM 26,222 Views 14 Comments

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.