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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Tractors, hypnotists, and 'what are we doing in a cowshed?' - Sky Sports in Millstreet, 25 years on
# Collins V Eubank
# Collins V Eubank

Tractors, hypnotists, and 'what are we doing in a cowshed?' - Sky Sports in Millstreet, 25 years on

Mar 18th 2020, 10:51 PM 29,717 Views 16 Comments

Sky Sports’ head of boxing recalls Steve Collins’ 1995 upset win over Chris Eubank, and the local businessman who became ‘the star of the show’.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'If you tried to invade his space mentally too much, you got less from him'
# Profile
# Profile

'If you tried to invade his space mentally too much, you got less from him'

Mar 17th 2020, 9:50 AM 53,941 Views 13 Comments

We examine the enigma of Mayo legend and current coach Ciaran McDonald.

# editors-picks - Monday 16 March, 2020

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?
# Law
# Law

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

Mar 16th 2020, 4:58 PM 28,009 Views 13 Comments

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 March, 2020

10 of the best sports films to watch on Netflix
# Essential Viewing
# Essential Viewing

10 of the best sports films to watch on Netflix

Mar 15th 2020, 9:31 PM 61,956 Views 30 Comments

With the Coronavirus outbreak causing people to stay in doors, catching up with great movies and documentaries is one recommended way to kill the time.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Thank you Mr Eastwood - you gave us hope in our darkest decade
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

Thank you Mr Eastwood - you gave us hope in our darkest decade

Mar 10th 2020, 12:07 PM 5,220 Views 1 Comment

The boxing promoter who died last night was a genuine A-Lister in the ’80s. Mention the name Eastwood and people assumed you were talking about Barney not Clint.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 March, 2020

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted
# Double Act
# Double Act

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted

Mar 8th 2020, 10:00 AM 42,149 Views 14 Comments

Robert Hall fronted RTÉ’s racing coverage for more than 30 years. Together with Ted Walsh, he formed a much-loved double act. They sat down to relive the highlights of a remarkable TV career.

'Who asks to leave Manchester United? I look back and wonder if I was insane. Did I go mad?'
# Regrets
# Regrets

'Who asks to leave Manchester United? I look back and wonder if I was insane. Did I go mad?'

Mar 8th 2020, 7:15 AM 37,020 Views 3 Comments

Mark Wilson was on the fringes at Old Trafford and left under a cloud. Up until recently, he was still anxious about ever going back.

'It was put out as an accolade at funerals that a Laochra Gael had been done on them'
# Heroes Of The Game
# Heroes Of The Game

'It was put out as an accolade at funerals that a Laochra Gael had been done on them'

Mar 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 49,064 Views 4 Comments

Irial Mac Murchú talks to The42 about the concept behind this iconic GAA documentary series.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 March, 2020

‘I never sat with my Da and just talked, not really. But I learned more about him drinking together for three hours than ever before’
# Family Man
# Family Man

‘I never sat with my Da and just talked, not really. But I learned more about him drinking together for three hours than ever before’

Mar 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 66,464 Views 5 Comments

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Aaron McEneff visits Dolphin’s Barn in Dublin, where his father grew up supporting the Hoops in the 1980s, as the Derry native explains to The42 how winning the FAI Cup led to a breakthrough in their relationship.

'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’

Mar 7th 2020, 8:24 AM 35,521 Views 18 Comments

This is half-forgotten story of how seven Irish footballers and their Irish manager went on a three-month adventure that ended up with Arsenal becoming one of the best teams in Europe.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Unknown in Ireland, celebrated in France - the forgotten Dubliner who won titles and fought Nazis
# Buried Treasure
# Buried Treasure

Unknown in Ireland, celebrated in France - the forgotten Dubliner who won titles and fought Nazis

Mar 1st 2020, 10:00 AM 28,919 Views 15 Comments

Bernard Williams was living in England and playing amateur football when he rolled the dice and headed for adventure.

Meet the football agent who has a heart and doesn't care about money... but is still ruthless
# No Nonsense
# No Nonsense

Meet the football agent who has a heart and doesn't care about money... but is still ruthless

Mar 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 25,227 Views 4 Comments

Willo Flood has almost 20 players on his books since hanging up his boots and setting up his own agency, but as the Dubliner tells The42 he is not in this to make a quick buck.

# editors-picks - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'Here's three girls that buried their father and they arrive to training that evening' - the rise of Slaughtneil
# Club Comes First
# Club Comes First

'Here's three girls that buried their father and they arrive to training that evening' - the rise of Slaughtneil

Feb 29th 2020, 8:15 AM 20,271 Views 5 Comments

The Derry club’s camogie side are eyeing their fourth All-Ireland title in-a-row tomorrow.

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'
# Reality
# Reality

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'

Feb 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 32,267 Views 6 Comments

Former Ireland and Ulster lock Dan Tuohy has been forced to retire from rugby.

A little help from an Irish ex-footballer has a big impact on bullied youngster
# Intervention
# Intervention

A little help from an Irish ex-footballer has a big impact on bullied youngster

Feb 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,046 Views 8 Comments

Gary Dempsey flew to Scotland this week to lend his support to eight-year-old Ollie Young.

# editors-picks - Friday 28 February, 2020

Byrne screamer seals huge Rovers win over Dundalk in Tallaght thriller
# Byrne Supremacy
# Byrne Supremacy

Byrne screamer seals huge Rovers win over Dundalk in Tallaght thriller

Feb 28th 2020, 11:15 PM 16,838 Views 26 Comments

An extraordinary Jordan Flores goal went unrewarded as Stephen Bradley’s side went three points clear at the top.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'Your future depends on the decisions you make every day' - How The Ringer became a $200 million success
# BTL
# BTL

'Your future depends on the decisions you make every day' - How The Ringer became a $200 million success

Feb 25th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,553 Views 0 Comments

Bryan Curtis, the site’s Editor-at-Large, is this week’s guest on Behind The Lines.

# editors-picks - Monday 24 February, 2020

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'
# NY State Of Mind
# NY State Of Mind

'A Tipp man started flying Sunday Game tapes to New York and showing them in his bar. That was progress'

Feb 24th 2020, 3:31 PM 40,214 Views 9 Comments

GAA presidential candidate Larry McCarthy recalls the glory days of New York football, how Irish immigrants stayed in touch with the game and his vision for the Association.

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors
# Kick To Score
# Kick To Score

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 12:06 PM 29,526 Views 42 Comments

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show

Feb 24th 2020, 6:45 AM 55,178 Views 35 Comments

While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players
# Gone Too Soon
# Gone Too Soon

Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players

Feb 23rd 2020, 9:30 PM 25,388 Views 8 Comments

The former Republic of Ireland international spent the final ten years of his life battling the insidious disease.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 February, 2020

Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster
# Legacy
# Legacy

Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster

Feb 17th 2020, 12:40 PM 5,503 Views 1 Comment

The Cork man oversaw the transformation of the province in his 20 years as CEO.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford'
# Deise
# Deise

'Jack is after changing it big time for everyone in Waterford'

Feb 16th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,429 Views 23 Comments

With two players in the Munster academy and Jack O’Donoghue in the Ireland squad, things are looking up for the Déise.

'I feel I can enjoy my football a lot more over there' - babies, bereavement and a new chapter in America
# All Change
# All Change

'I feel I can enjoy my football a lot more over there' - babies, bereavement and a new chapter in America

Feb 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 38,234 Views 7 Comments

After a difficult time at Hearts, Jake Mulraney is preparing for a debut Major League Soccer season with Atlanta United.

# editors-picks - Friday 14 February, 2020

'I can’t set up a maul in an office. Rugby was my release'
# War Stories
# War Stories

'I can’t set up a maul in an office. Rugby was my release'

Feb 14th 2020, 8:30 AM 30,912 Views 8 Comments

Sportsground favourites, JP Cooney and Andrew Browne, soldiered for Connacht for many seasons; now they reside on opposite sides of Galway’s big AIL rivalry.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

A league of our own: why Irish football can't afford to neglect the domestic game
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

A league of our own: why Irish football can't afford to neglect the domestic game

Feb 12th 2020, 4:50 PM 14,533 Views 17 Comments

Fans of the League of Ireland recognise its flaws, but the blemishes will never obscure its greatness.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge
# 22 Visits
# 22 Visits

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge

Feb 9th 2020, 1:32 PM 24,299 Views 9 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side left plenty of room for improvement even as they notched a bonus point.

'Wrongly there was an assumption we were spending massive money on wages and should be walking the league'
# Back In The Big League
# Back In The Big League

'Wrongly there was an assumption we were spending massive money on wages and should be walking the league'

Feb 9th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,699 Views 6 Comments

Shelbourne CEO David O’Connor talks to The42 about running a football club in his mid-twenties, the new FAI and the 2020 season.

The Shed is dead. Long live The Shed.
# Invincibles
# Invincibles

The Shed is dead. Long live The Shed.

Feb 9th 2020, 9:30 AM 14,448 Views 2 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic players, fans and rivals recall the halcyon days of a visceral part of League of Ireland culture.

Too nice, too soft and too easy-going…. How Enda Stevens changed it all to change his life
# True Grit
# True Grit

Too nice, too soft and too easy-going…. How Enda Stevens changed it all to change his life

Feb 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,013 Views 12 Comments

From his closest friends to his Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, David Sneyd speaks to those who know the Dubliner best as they chart his rise from pizza delivery boy to dealing with tragedy and challenging for a Champions League place.

# editors-picks - Saturday 8 February, 2020

'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'

Feb 8th 2020, 10:00 PM 59,527 Views 6 Comments

Donegal and Western Bulldogs star Katy Herron is set to make her AFLW debut tomorrow. Here, she reflects on her journey both on and off the field.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'I remember saying - I don’t know if I can do this - it felt like hitting the wall'
# Giant
# Giant

'I remember saying - I don’t know if I can do this - it felt like hitting the wall'

Feb 6th 2020, 9:38 PM 36,798 Views 3 Comments

Ahead of the AFLW season kick-off, Cora Staunton sits down with Maurice Brosnan in Sydney to chat about her injury comeback and her hopes for the year.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 25,393 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Analysis: What did we see from Ireland's attack as the Andy Farrell era began?
# Intent
# Intent

Analysis: What did we see from Ireland's attack as the Andy Farrell era began?

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 31,922 Views 30 Comments

Johnny Sexton and co. did look to play but their execution and decision-making was poor at times.

Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream
# La La Land
# La La Land

Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 24,325 Views 7 Comments

Adrian Young was a star with the Philadelphia Eagles but that’s only half of an inexplicable tale.

'I played in the third game I saw' - The incredible life of the last Irish-born player in the NFL
# Stateside
# Stateside

'I played in the third game I saw' - The incredible life of the last Irish-born player in the NFL

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 29,034 Views 6 Comments

Neil O’Donoghue left Shamrock Rovers for the US in 1972, and was soon a team-mate of OJ Simpson’s. He carved out a fine career, thanks in part to his remarkable family.

# editors-picks - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I don't think anything compares to it' - the former Tipp captain who's now a world bodybuilding champion
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'I don't think anything compares to it' - the former Tipp captain who's now a world bodybuilding champion

Feb 1st 2020, 12:07 PM 69,772 Views 30 Comments

Leanne Barrett reflects on her journey and delves into the unique world of bodybuilding.

# editors-picks - Friday 31 January, 2020

‘I've no problem with someone not liking a commentator. But don’t say I don’t like that woman commentator’
# Glass Ceilings
# Glass Ceilings

‘I've no problem with someone not liking a commentator. But don’t say I don’t like that woman commentator’

Jan 31st 2020, 12:29 PM 72,785 Views 19 Comments

With the women’s and men’s Six Nations championships set to start this weekend, The42 speaks to four female broadcasters who will cover the events.

'Well done, young man! That stuff about your granny, not so much.' A farewell to the face of RTE's racing coverage
# And He's Off
# And He's Off

'Well done, young man! That stuff about your granny, not so much.' A farewell to the face of RTE's racing coverage

Jan 31st 2020, 11:57 AM 15,882 Views 8 Comments

The much-respected Robert Hall will wrap up his time in front of the cameras this weekend, writes Johnny Ward.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 January, 2020

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant
# Mamba
# Mamba

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant

Jan 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 45,616 Views 6 Comments

Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.