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# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News

From The Score Player burnout no problem if you ‘do all the small things right’… and eat plenty of steak Redemption

Player burnout no problem if you ‘do all the small things right’… and eat plenty of steak

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh is well placed to voice his method of combating fatigue as he aims to play nine inter-county fixtures in 12 summer weeks.

From The Score ‘I was taken by the fact that he’s such an outsider’ – Adrian McCarthy on his upcoming Paul Kimmage film Interview

‘I was taken by the fact that he’s such an outsider’ – Adrian McCarthy on his upcoming Paul Kimmage film

A new film explores the Irish journalist’s crusade against doping in cycling, his relationship with Lance Armstrong and more.

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# editors-picks - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From The Score Analysis: What 3-4-3 means for Manchester United this season Talking Tactics

Analysis: What 3-4-3 means for Manchester United this season

Louis Van Gaal has already made minor changes since arriving but what can we expect from the new formation?

From The Score Analysis: Brumbies’ breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs Technique

Analysis: Brumbies’ breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs

We use GIFs and screenshots to examine the positive influence Laurie Fisher has had on the Brumbies.

# editors-picks - Monday 21 July, 2014

From The Score Jimmy’s winning matches (again) and the rest of Sunday’s best GAA images In Pics This post contains images

Jimmy’s winning matches (again) and the rest of Sunday’s best GAA images

There were four provincial titles up for grabs at minor and senior in Leinster and Ulster.

From The Score 5 talking points from the weekend’s GAA action Take Your Point

5 talking points from the weekend’s GAA action

From Dublin’s dominance to Clare’s failure to hold out in Ennis.

From The Score Your GAA Championship weekend review GAA

Your GAA Championship weekend review

We had qualifier drama aplenty, provincial silverware, Garth Brooksm stale porter and much more besides.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The Score ‘Dreams of Andrea Pirlo and the day my World Cup sticker-collecting hopes ended’ Fun Fun Fun

‘Dreams of Andrea Pirlo and the day my World Cup sticker-collecting hopes ended’

639 spaces to fill, 30 days to complete the album and one person to undertake the task. They said it was impossible. They were right.

From The Score Louis Van Gaal’s personality already gives him an advantage at Manchester United Big Man In Town

Louis Van Gaal’s personality already gives him an advantage at Manchester United

The Dutchman’s first press conference gave an early indication of his arrogance & self-assurance.

From The Score Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on rugby coaching and Scottish travails.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From The Score Uncaged: Breaking down the Irish challenge at UFC Fight Night Dublin Preview

Uncaged: Breaking down the Irish challenge at UFC Fight Night Dublin

Thousands of Irish MMA fans will pack out Dublin’s O2 tonight. Resident UFC man Brian Kirk takes a close look at the men the home crowd will be cheering on.

From The Score Why was Sean O’Brien in the Wexford dressing room last week? That’s just Liam Dunne’s way Model Train

Why was Sean O’Brien in the Wexford dressing room last week? That’s just Liam Dunne’s way

They were Dancing at the Crossroads after beating Clare – but how will Wexford fare against Waterford tonight?

# editors-picks - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The Score Opinion: Why Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players of his generation One Of A Kind

Opinion: Why Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players of his generation

Pep Guardiola has described him as “the most intelligent footballer I have ever managed.”

From The Score The former Irish football referee who’s running the show at UFC Dublin MMA

The former Irish football referee who’s running the show at UFC Dublin

We sat down with UFC director of brand, communications and events David Allen to talk about fight week and his past in the League of Ireland.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From The Score McGregor the star attraction at packed-out UFC Dublin fan day Not Long Now

McGregor the star attraction at packed-out UFC Dublin fan day

Irish MMA supporters turned up in their droves to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham today.

From The Score 5 issues new Man United manager Louis van Gaal needs to address Analysis

5 issues new Man United manager Louis van Gaal needs to address

Today was the Dutchman’s first official day in the job.

From The Score Here’s what Ireland’s team for the 2018 World Cup might look like Four More Years

Here’s what Ireland’s team for the 2018 World Cup might look like

A number of the current squad are likely to still be eligible should the Irish team reach Russia in four years’ time.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The Score Check out this class video of all the World Cup goals in flip book form Ingenious

Check out this class video of all the World Cup goals in flip book form

This will hopefully help cure your burgeoning thirst for football in the tournament’s absence.

From The Score A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost Analysis

A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost

A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.

From The Score Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup Looking Back

Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup

Featuring Christ the Redeemer, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and more.

From The Score Analysis: The best young players at the 2014 World Cup Young Guns

Analysis: The best young players at the 2014 World Cup

It’s a highly competitive field but who makes our special XI?

From The Score 5 things Martin O’Neill and Ireland can learn from the 2014 World Cup Analysis

5 things Martin O’Neill and Ireland can learn from the 2014 World Cup

Squad depth is more important than ever and other noteworthy points.

# editors-picks - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Score Here’s everything you need to know about the RDS redevelopment Plans

Here’s everything you need to know about the RDS redevelopment

Leinster’s home ground will see its capacity increased to 25,000 by 2017.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From The Score World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm Letter From Brazil

World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm

Mikey Stafford checks in from the northern Brazilian city, where the action is now finished.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 June, 2014

From The Score Why THAT James Rodriguez strike is the greatest goal I’ve ever seen Opinion

Why THAT James Rodriguez strike is the greatest goal I’ve ever seen

From his off-the-ball movement to his rocket of a left foot volley. The Colombian provided the most thrilling version of perfection.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 June, 2014

From The Score Tour de France marks World War I centennial Le Tour

Tour de France marks World War I centennial

100 years after the start of the Great War, the peloton will remember the millions who fought and died in Europe.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The Score Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform Part 2

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

Julian ‘The Bus’ Savea finished one move superbly, while Ben Smith’s forward pass spoiled another.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The Score Bags packed with ice cubes and beer cans as Colombia’s convenient invasion keeps going strong Letter From Brazil

Bags packed with ice cubes and beer cans as Colombia’s convenient invasion keeps going strong

Mikey Stafford was in a fan fest in Recife, pondering the ramifications of an All-Ireland final on Good Friday.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Score The Late Joe Show from Galway and 7 other great hurling comebacks Back From The Dead

The Late Joe Show from Galway and 7 other great hurling comebacks

Where does Galway’s stunning revival yesterday rank in the list of great hurling comebacks?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From The Score When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994 The Jersey Boys This post contains videos

When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994

On the 20th anniversary of one of Irish football’s most famous days, we revisit the story with the people who made it happen.

From The Score ‘They’d only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport’ Interview

‘They’d only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport’

TheScore.ie chats to Trevor Birney — the producer behind the ESPN ‘30 for 30′ doc on the Loughinisland tragedy.

# editors-picks - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Score Letter from Brazil: I’ll buy FIFA-branded water but not locals’ World Cup conspiracy theories Postcard

Letter from Brazil: I’ll buy FIFA-branded water but not locals’ World Cup conspiracy theories

The tournament isn’t going to paper over the cracks, writes our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford.

# editors-picks - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From The Score The greatest World Cup tragedies: Diego Maradona, USA 1994 El Diez This post contains videos

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Diego Maradona, USA 1994

South American football specialist Marcela Mora y Araujo tells us about the traumatic scandal that still reverberates through Argentinian football.

From The Score Martin O’Neill confirms Roy Keane’s in Aston Villa job talks Keano

Martin O’Neill confirms Roy Keane’s in Aston Villa job talks

The Ireland manager addressed the decision his assistant will have to make this summer.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The Score Johnny Doyle: ‘When the Kildare team ran out onto Croke Park, I must admit I was a bit emotional’ Expert View

Johnny Doyle: ‘When the Kildare team ran out onto Croke Park, I must admit I was a bit emotional’

TheScore.ie’s new Gaelic football columnist on watching Kildare in action for the first time since retiring.

From The Score John Gardiner: Cork and Kilkenny issue statements of intent while Offaly hit rock bottom Expert View

John Gardiner: Cork and Kilkenny issue statements of intent while Offaly hit rock bottom

TheScore.ie’s columnist was hugely impressed by the Rebels and the Cats over the weekend.

From The Score Analysis: Ireland’s new-look midfield shows promise in Argentina Central Issue

Analysis: Ireland’s new-look midfield shows promise in Argentina

The trio of Jonny Sexton, Luke Marshall and Darren Cave provided a strong attacking performance.

From The Score Letter from Brazil: ‘Standing over me in his underpants’ the face of the World Cup, Neymar World Cup

Letter from Brazil: ‘Standing over me in his underpants’ the face of the World Cup, Neymar

Our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford reports from Salvador where the Brazil playmaker is on every street corner.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Score The greatest World Cup tragedies: Roberto Baggio, USA 1994 Man On The Edge This post contains videos

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Roberto Baggio, USA 1994

Though an enigmatic figure, the attacker almost carried his side to glory. But he’s best-remembered for a missed penalty.

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