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From The42 'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete' 10 Years On This post contains videos

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From The42 'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming' Long Read

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run Expert View

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday night’s game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From The42 The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project Aqua Blue Sport

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

From The42 'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now' Wing Wizard This post contains videos

'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now'

Aymen Ben Mohamed speaks to The42 about swapping the League of Ireland for Tunisia and his shock call-up to their national team.

From The42 Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park Comment

Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park

It’s time for football to put the League of Ireland in perspective.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From The42 10 years on from 'manic aggression': Behind the dressing room door on rugby's Croke Park debut Caught On Camera

10 years on from 'manic aggression': Behind the dressing room door on rugby's Croke Park debut

‘Everybody feels they were there,’ but O’Connell’s famous speech would only emerge much later.

From The42 What makes an elite athlete? One of Ireland's top physiologists put us to the test Success This post contains videos

What makes an elite athlete? One of Ireland's top physiologists put us to the test

Is elite performance more about genetics or dedication? We met sports physiologist Caroline MacManus to discuss.

From The42 Gooch the mascot, Corofin and Dr Crokes 1992 match revisited, and the Patrick's Day prize Crossing Paths

Gooch the mascot, Corofin and Dr Crokes 1992 match revisited, and the Patrick's Day prize

The Galway and Kerry champions meet for only the second time tomorrow.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy Ruck Stats

Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy

Devin Toner continues to lead the way for Ireland in terms of sheer ruck numbers.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From The42 'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train' Class Of 95

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'

David Corkery was voted as Ireland’s Player of the Tournament at the 1995 World Cup but professional rugby proved an unforgiving environment for the Corkman.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

From The42 'It was rugby's Wild West!' - The difficult early years of professionalism Class Of 95

'It was rugby's Wild West!' - The difficult early years of professionalism

Irish rugby stumbled into the new era back in 1995, but gradually got to grips with professionalism.

From The42 Shoulder to shoulder: why Ireland's Call became the anthem for rugby's new era Anthem

Shoulder to shoulder: why Ireland's Call became the anthem for rugby's new era

Trevor Ringland and Jim Glennon discuss what the anthem means to them.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From The42 Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player? Class Of 95

Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player?

The professional era has transformed rugby and its athletes.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire Class Of 95

'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire

Modern professionals receive a lot of personal development support from IRUPA, but there are natural challenges that always need hurdling.

From The42 How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism? Analysis

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 January, 2017

From The42 'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else' The Long Road Back

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

From The42 The Eire up there: The story of the only Irish-born player to ever make it in the NBA Offaly Talented

The Eire up there: The story of the only Irish-born player to ever make it in the NBA

How Pat Burke went from Tullamore to play with some of the biggest names in basketball.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 January, 2017

From The42 'It was really magical - we were celebrities in our own right': The golden era of Irish basketball Holding Court

'It was really magical - we were celebrities in our own right': The golden era of Irish basketball

Dave Hopla was part of the influx of US players in the 1980s and was based in Belfast at the height of The Troubles.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 January, 2017

From The42 Time for Irish basketball to look towards the future, not focus on the past The Future's Green

Time for Irish basketball to look towards the future, not focus on the past

The glory days may never come again, but the foundations are in place to make the sport great again.

From The42 Serena and Venus 2017: the last chapter in a fairytale nobody saw coming Sister Sister

Serena and Venus 2017: the last chapter in a fairytale nobody saw coming

The sisters meet in their ninth Grand Slam final in a match-up nobody thought was possible.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 January, 2017

From The42 'I was never interested in making friends in football' Feature

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

From The42 'I still have dark days when it's up and down but I won't give in to anything, not even depression' Interview

'I still have dark days when it's up and down but I won't give in to anything, not even depression'

This isn’t the first time Ashling Thompson has told her story but each and every time she does it helps someone else in a vulnerable position. A few years ago, she had given up but found a mental fortitude to battle back from the brink.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From The42 Standing up and speaking out: Fionnuala McCormack on the rules denying her medals Calling For Change

Standing up and speaking out: Fionnuala McCormack on the rules denying her medals

The three-time Olympian would prefer if someone else did the talking but as a runner who has consistently been denied medals by Kenyan-born athletes running for Turkey, McCormack is concerned by the lack of action from those at the top.

From a home in Wales to a camper van in Dublin to realise the UFC dream

Welsh fighter John Phillips has been getting ready for his UFC debut in unusual surroundings.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From The42 'Because of my ancestry, there is no way I could walk around with MBE after my name' Howard Gayle

'Because of my ancestry, there is no way I could walk around with MBE after my name'

Howard Gayle speaks to The42 about being the first black player to play for Liverpool.

From The42 'I felt f**king ghastly': The story of Graham Taylor and one of the finest sports films ever made The Impossible Job

'I felt f**king ghastly': The story of Graham Taylor and one of the finest sports films ever made

Ken McGill directed and produced The Impossible Job and remains in awe of the documentary’s late subject.

From The42 Kearney keen on success at the club where he was once public enemy number one Conna Maradona

Kearney keen on success at the club where he was once public enemy number one

It’s been a rollercoaster ride at Cork City for Liam Kearney, the club’s newly-appointed first-team coach.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The42 'I feel like I can relate to Munster. I think I've got that connection' Frogman

'I feel like I can relate to Munster. I think I've got that connection'

Jaco Taute feels at home in Munster after a torrid time with injuries at home in South Africa.

# editors-picks - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From The42 'I was at a point of crisis in my life' - How Graham Taylor saved Paul McGrath's career Compassion

'I was at a point of crisis in my life' - How Graham Taylor saved Paul McGrath's career

Former Aston Villa boss, who died today aged 72, had a huge impact on McGrath’s life and career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 January, 2017

From The42 The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race Adventure

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race

Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The42 A leader who dragged a team from the bottom of League 1 to the Premier League promotion hunt King Conor

A leader who dragged a team from the bottom of League 1 to the Premier League promotion hunt

A young man from West Cork, Conor Hourihane is now a hero in South Yorkshire.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 January, 2017

From The42 Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports Mental Skills

Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan begins a series of columns with part one of an examination of pressure.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'I came on for Cantona and the crowd went 'Who the f**k is this?': Dessie Baker on his Man Utd years

He would go on to become a decorated League of Ireland player but the attacker cut his teeth at Old Trafford between 1992 and 1996.

# editors-picks - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 "I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t''' Long Read

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''

Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.

From The42 Shel-shocking the Aviva and a dazzling year in green: Leanne Kiernan's 2016 Teenage Dream

Shel-shocking the Aviva and a dazzling year in green: Leanne Kiernan's 2016

The 17-year-old sensation has had a year to remember.

From The42 'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes O'donovan Brothers

'It was crazy and wonderful' - Skibbereen rowing club and their 2016 Olympic heroes

The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 December, 2016

From The42 The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all EXTRACT

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all

In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.

From The42 'I'd love to see an Irish guy playing in the NFL in the next 10 years' Show Me The Money This post contains videos

'I'd love to see an Irish guy playing in the NFL in the next 10 years'

The sport is going from strength to strength in Ireland and for those involved, the sky’s the limit.

# editors-picks - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The42 ‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’ Doubt

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.

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