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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes' Chasing The Dragon

'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes'

Dublin Ladies’ kitman Willy O’Connor talks to The42 about his battle with gambling, and his road to recovery from a silent affliction.

# editors-picks - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 Do all football fans really want impartial analysis? Column

Do all football fans really want impartial analysis?

In modern sports coverage, bias is everywhere, except in the eye of the beholder, writes Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The42 'It's a sad and unfortunate situation which makes you realise how lucky you are to play sport for a living' Feed Our Homeless

'It's a sad and unfortunate situation which makes you realise how lucky you are to play sport for a living'

Working with Rugby Players Ireland and Feed Our Homeless, members of the Leinster squad have been volunteering in Dublin city centre recently.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 November, 2017

From The42 'People don't realise: without that fight, I wouldn't have been able to pay next month's rent' Christmas Carroll

'People don't realise: without that fight, I wouldn't have been able to pay next month's rent'

Jono Carroll and his young family were staring at a bleak Christmas until ‘King Kong’ secured a replacement opponent at the eleventh hour.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks back on Ireland v Argentina The Rugby Show

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks back on Ireland v Argentina

The former Ireland head coach joins Gavan Casey to look at the final November international.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 November, 2017

From The42 'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia'

Andrei Kanchelskis reflects on a memorable time at Manchester United and his subsequent acrimonious departure from the club.

From The42 'Players won county titles in 1977 and here they were 21 years later, winning an All-Ireland club in Croke Park' The Parish

'Players won county titles in 1977 and here they were 21 years later, winning an All-Ireland club in Croke Park'

Galway and Corofin legend Ray Silke speaks to The42 about the club’s successful history as they go in search of another Connacht title.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 November, 2017

From The42 The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action Analysis

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action

Mo Salah is on fire for Liverpool right now.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva Argie Bargy

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva

Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From The42 The All-Ireland winner who retired at 25 after eight concussions - 'It's not about me, it's about the issue' Speaking Out

The All-Ireland winner who retired at 25 after eight concussions - 'It's not about me, it's about the issue'

Diarmaid McNulty had to call time on playing GAA but wants others to avoid the same outcome.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From The42 Pogba, Arsenal and Moyes - 5 things we learned from the Premier League weekend Review

Pogba, Arsenal and Moyes - 5 things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Plus, how significant is the loss of John Stones for Man City?

From The42 'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward' The Decision

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

From The42 One club can't stop winning in Munster, the other craves a senior hurling breakthrough Munster Showdown

One club can't stop winning in Munster, the other craves a senior hurling breakthrough

Na Piarsaigh and Ballygunner get set to face off in Thurles today.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From The42 Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From The42 Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat Reflection

Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat

Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories Green Shoots This post contains videos

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories

Author and journalist Michael Walker chats to The42 about some of the game’s pioneers.

Room for improvement, but Ireland's demolition of 'Boks leaves huge ground for optimism

Without getting carried away, South Africa’s abject performance shouldn’t take anything away from Ireland.

From The42 'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming' The Blue Eyed Boy

'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'

Jimmy Conway, former Republic of Ireland international and best-known for his time with Fulham, has been battling dementia for a decade.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'In the last months of Jim's life I spent a lot of time just sitting with him... It was the most special time'

Garry Lyon chats to The42 about his friendship with Jim Stynes and his International Rules memories.

# editors-picks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness Head Tennis

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The42 'The word 'superstar' was bandied about but I know that wasn't all to do with my football ability' Boom Boom Boom

'The word 'superstar' was bandied about but I know that wasn't all to do with my football ability'

Jason Sherlock spoke to The42 about his new book this week.

From The42 'I was ranked fifth in the world and working on a building site. This world title fight is everything' Coming Up Conlan

'I was ranked fifth in the world and working on a building site. This world title fight is everything'

There have been lean Christmases and broken hearts aplenty, but Jamie Conlan has paved an unlikely path to a shot at world glory.

From The42 'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it' Respect

'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it'

Wolves youngster Connor Ronan chats to The42 about swapping jerseys with Kevin De Bruyne and why he chose to represent Ireland rather than England.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From The42 'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time'

Cork City are looking to end a memorable season on a high in the FAI Cup final this weekend. Dan Murray, one of the club’s most highly regarded ex-players, has been present for the good times and the bad.

From The42 'I think I'd be working in some factory or on a building site if I was still back home' American Dream

'I think I'd be working in some factory or on a building site if I was still back home'

Dubliner Niall McCabe always wanted to be a professional footballer. It took him a while but he got there in the end, just in a different way.

From The42 'I'm really, really bad at trash-talking. She'll win that, but it's who wins in the ring that counts' Bring Your Worst

'I'm really, really bad at trash-talking. She'll win that, but it's who wins in the ring that counts'

‘Britain’s latest world champion’ Katie Taylor laughs off another Sky slip as she prepares for a rapid first defence.

From The42 'You're never faced with the possibility of dying when you're so young. You don't think about it' Bouncing Back

'You're never faced with the possibility of dying when you're so young. You don't think about it'

Three years after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, former Ireland U19 captain Chloe Mustaki is preparing to return to the Aviva Stadium tomorrow for the FAI Cup final. It promises to be an emotional day.

# editors-picks - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge The amazing story of how a little girl from Dublin finally met Katie Taylor five years after seeing her in hospital Ella And Katie
From The42 Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now Opinion

Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now

The reaction to the Cork goalkeeper’s remarks was inevitable, and it was disingenuous, writes John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 October, 2017

From The42 The 100% accurate and completely definitive guide to the best sports movie montages It's Science

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 ‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’

Eoin Hand chats to The42 about his incredible career in football.

From The42 'I didn't realise I was grieving and I didn't realise that it would help. It was huge' Philly

'I didn't realise I was grieving and I didn't realise that it would help. It was huge'

Philly McMahon speaks to The42 about his new book ‘The Choice’ and how special lifting the Dublin senior title would be with his dad watching on.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From The42 Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory Running For Life

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory

The42′s Ryan Bailey is one of 20,000 people running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, hoping all the training pays off on the most extraordinary sporting day in the capital.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 October, 2017

From The42 When McGregor speaks, his fans listen - now an apology, not silence, is what's required Opinion

When McGregor speaks, his fans listen - now an apology, not silence, is what's required

It’s about a blight on our lexicon which needs to be erased.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 October, 2017

From The42 'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues' Depression This post contains videos

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'

Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 October, 2017

From The42 "I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'" Interview This post contains videos

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'"

Gary Twigg tells The42 how he overcame a number of setbacks to become a League of Ireland legend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From The42 Henshaw, Connellan, Sheehan: how three friends from a little Irish town made sports careers around the world Around The World

Henshaw, Connellan, Sheehan: how three friends from a little Irish town made sports careers around the world

From Leinster to Luton and St Kilda, Coosan’s finest have come a long way from kickabouts in the back garden.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The42 Always about the team, never about her: Gaelic games' most successful warrior Rena

Always about the team, never about her: Gaelic games' most successful warrior

In the wake of her 18th All-Ireland title win, Rena Buckley sat down with The42 to talk about her remarkable career to date.

From The42 'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life' Legend

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From The42 'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff' Long Read

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'

Midfielder Paul Keegan opens up about his playing days in England and returning home to help Waterford’s cause.

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