# Editor's picks

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Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties
Kerry legend Aidan O’Mahony and former Cavan ladies player Monica Sheridan discuss the long careers they’ve enjoyed in GAA.
'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'
Harry Byrne, who is set to win his second cap for Ireland today, has long stood out as a special talent.
'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize
Long-standing Kerry colleagues, David Moran and Tommy Walsh are chasing club glory with Kerins O’Rahillys in a county semi-final.
Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny
‘There used to be a time when I couldn’t go into a room on my own, I couldn’t be in silence because things would come into my head that I didn’t want to think about.’
Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.
Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.
The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes
Conor Clifford and Robbie Brady joined Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively, when they were the Premier League superpowers and competed in the 2008 Champions League final. So, what happened next?
'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'
Five years on from Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, the team’s psychologist talks about the mental game-plan that led to glory.
'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign
The young Boys in Green boss dealt with controversies, landmark defeats and media battles.
Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.
'You grow up fast when you win a county final' - Chasing his 10th title, 15 years after the first
TJ Reid is hoping to lead Ballyhale Shamrocks to the second four-in-a-row in their history tomorrow.
'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'
Johnny Sexton’s story is a quintessential Irish one where perseverance eventually brought success to a man who will win his 100th Ireland cap today.
'I'm very proud of myself for just taking this leap' - Cork dual star taking life as it comes in NYC
Hannah Looney has moved Stateside for work and plans to stay until next summer, at least.
'You are right to be excited by them, but it's easy to ruin their careers really quickly'
Norwich manager Daniel Farke says hype surrounding Idah and Omobamidele is justified but warns about putting too much pressure on them so young.
'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'
Donie Shine Jnr and Eamonn McManus speak to The42 about Clann na nGael’s history of All-Ireland heartache.
'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'
Claire Molloy made a huge impact for Ireland over the course of 74 caps.
A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour
Maurice Brosnan speaks to some of the Aussies who made up one of the most controversial and eventful International Rules series ever.
'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.
'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.
Shels are going up, and this time it feels different
Positive moves off the pitch have helped put the club on the right path again, but the Tolka Park issue still looms large.
Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.
Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.
'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.
'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles
Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly continue to perform at the top of the Tipperary senior hurling game.
Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign
The manager has changed the team’s formation and approach in this World Cup campaign, and it delivered a first win in Baku at the weekend.
'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'
Once he was Munster’s mascot – now he is their leader. An in-depth look at Irish rugby’s rising star.
Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland
Read an exclusive extract from Meyler: A Family Memoir, the new book from David and John Meyler.
'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.
Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?
The future of football lies in the hands of delegates at Special Congress later this month.
Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war
‘I think the hardest part was not getting revenge. I knew that if I sought revenge, I would have ended up in jail.’
Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.
'I know I've made my family proud and that will always do for me'
From a Premier League debut at 19 to his move into full-time coaching, Mark Yeates reflects on his career.
'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'
Chloe Mustaki’s journey back from a cruciate injury sustained in March 2020 hasn’t exactly been straightforward.
'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.
Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40
Joe Murphy’s professional playing career in English football has spanned a remarkable 23 seasons.
The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever
Eamonn Darcy talks to The42 about his crucial role in winning the 1987 Ryder Cup, the first time Europe ever won on American soil.
Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes
Eamonn Darcy, Christy O’Connor Junior and Philip Walton were considered weak links on Europe’s Ryder Cup teams but they overcame the game’s superstars to write their names into golfing folklore.
10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win
Paul Flynn, Barry Cahill and Kevin Nolan relive the day that launched Dublin football’s greatest era.
After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
Transitioning back to normal life after the Games can bring challenges, writes Ciarán Kennedy.
The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone
Tyrone were once day-trippers to Gaelic football’s biggest stage but a committed plan saw them join the sport’s elite.