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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The42 'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen' Karl Marx Of The Left Wing This post contains videos

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen'

As The42′s League of Ireland legends series is renewed for a second season, we chat to former Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers star Terry Eviston.

From The42 'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland' BBM

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland'

Having eased from the pitch to the dugout, Brian Barry-Murphy is preparing for the biggest day in Rochdale’s recent history.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Pigs' heads, pitch invaders and a century of hatred - the Dublin Derby takes centre stage again tonight Derby Day This post contains videos

Pigs' heads, pitch invaders and a century of hatred - the Dublin Derby takes centre stage again tonight

Bohemians take on Shamrock Rovers at a sold-out Dalymount Park tonight in another instalment of an iconic rivalry.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan Solid

Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan

The Leinster fullback has provided important composure and solidity in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 February, 2018

From The42 As one of Irish football's most valued off-field assets, 'Foods' didn't die wondering Foods For Thought

As one of Irish football's most valued off-field assets, 'Foods' didn't die wondering

Like the dawn of any new year, the beginning of a season offers the opportunity for resolutions to be made.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 'He's in the mould of Anthony Foley' - Keith Earls' journey to the top Family Man

'He's in the mould of Anthony Foley' - Keith Earls' journey to the top

The Moyross man is now a key part of Munster and Irish rugby and has stayed grounded through it all.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From The42 The lost genius of Irish football: Remembering Liam Whelan, Dublin's Busby Babe Munich Air Disaster

The lost genius of Irish football: Remembering Liam Whelan, Dublin's Busby Babe

Tuesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, in which Irish football lost one of its sons, and through the words of his family, this is Liam Whelan’s story.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal Detail

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

# editors-picks - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again'' Opening Up

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''

Dublin’s Amy Connolly shares her story.

# editors-picks - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From The42 Former Munster scrum-half embracing new role after being forced to retire at 28 Bohemian Rhapsody

Former Munster scrum-half embracing new role after being forced to retire at 28

Just days after earning a new contract, Cathal Sheridan suffered an injury that ended his professional career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From The42 'People think sports photography is a glamorous game': 30 years behind the lens SHOOT YOUR SHOT

'People think sports photography is a glamorous game': 30 years behind the lens

We spoke to Inpho founder Billy Stickland as his agency completed a third decade of supplying stunning sports imagery.

'Beautiful hotels, steak dinners - college athletes are treated better than a lot of pros'

Cork’s Jordan Blount has come a long way from the Parochial Hall and Neptune Stadium.

From The42 'What happens to the guy who's 6'5", 18 stone and runs a 4.8 second 40-yard dash?' Talent Transfer

'What happens to the guy who's 6'5", 18 stone and runs a 4.8 second 40-yard dash?'

Eddie O’Sullivan and Wesley Liddy believe there is major untapped rugby potential in the States.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The42 'The major threat to the All Blacks will come from the Northern Hemisphere in 2019' Planning Ahead

'The major threat to the All Blacks will come from the Northern Hemisphere in 2019'

Sean Fitzpatrick believes Ireland or England will challenge Steve Hansen’s side next year.

From The42 Former Liverpool striker rediscovering 'love and hunger' for football in Sligo Second Coming

Former Liverpool striker rediscovering 'love and hunger' for football in Sligo

“People say ‘what’s happened to him?’, but I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy.”

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The42 Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun 6 Nations

Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun

We caught up with the Azzurri boss as a daunting Six Nations schedule looms, but Pro14 performances have shown that there is something brewing in Italy.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster Analysis

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster

The Ireland international is ludicrously mobile for a tighthead prop.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From The42 Win the moment: 5 lessons in mental strength and high performance from Paul O'Connell Manic Presentation

Win the moment: 5 lessons in mental strength and high performance from Paul O'Connell

It’s about more than manic aggression.

From The42 'He's on a trajectory to win five in-a-row and that's probably what's driving him more than anything else' Winning

'He's on a trajectory to win five in-a-row and that's probably what's driving him more than anything else'

Paul McGinley and Tommy Walsh helped explain Dublin’s sustained success at the GAA Coaching Development Conference last weekend.

From The42 'I was thinking to myself, ‘Jesus Christ, almighty, I was 19 when this guy was born!'' Irish Abroad

'I was thinking to myself, ‘Jesus Christ, almighty, I was 19 when this guy was born!''

James Coughlan has moved into coaching with Pau’s academy after retiring last summer.

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 'I was emotional but Dad was roaring and crying. You do it for those background reasons' Family First

'I was emotional but Dad was roaring and crying. You do it for those background reasons'

Lauren Magee opens up on the huge influence her family has on her inter-county career, Dublin’s 2017 and Blues Sisters.

From The42 'Most of my friends are working or living abroad, it was just my move was publicised because I left Leinster' Moore Or Less

'Most of my friends are working or living abroad, it was just my move was publicised because I left Leinster'

A homecoming of sorts awaits Marty Moore next season, but for now his focus remains on developing as a player and, just as importantly, as a person during his time in England.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The42 'I wouldn't be able to pick, I love the two of them. It's crazy to think I didn't like sport' Dual Duties

'I wouldn't be able to pick, I love the two of them. It's crazy to think I didn't like sport'

Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer kicks off a busy 2018 with the camogie side later today.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 'She got away with absolute f**king murder!' The day Katie Taylor took on the boys of Ballyfermot Cherry Blossom This post contains videos

'She got away with absolute f**king murder!' The day Katie Taylor took on the boys of Ballyfermot

Though her excellence on the football field has been overshadowed by her boxing prowess, a recent viral video clip conjured special memories.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 'I love playing for Ireland but you have to really want to be there. I had no motivation to go again' Self-exile

'I love playing for Ireland but you have to really want to be there. I had no motivation to go again'

A draining World Cup experience has taken its toll as Jenny Murphy explains her decision to take a break from rugby.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 January, 2018

From The42 'The Heart of Darts' with an elusive world title in her sights once again at Lakeside The Dark Destroyer

'The Heart of Darts' with an elusive world title in her sights once again at Lakeside

Deta Hedman has been leading the way in women’s darts for years.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces Offloader

Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces

The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.

# editors-picks - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The42 From Cats to Crimson: how one young Kilkenny athlete made the high jump to the Ivy League Hey Haahvard

From Cats to Crimson: how one young Kilkenny athlete made the high jump to the Ivy League

How Donagh Mahon went from from St. Kiernan’s College to Harvard.

From The42 'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?' Tragedy

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'

This extract from a recent book on the late Cormac McAnallen recalls the harrowing circumstances in which he was discovered dead.

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'It can be a brutal game sometimes but you're still focused on getting to where you want to go'

After stints in charge of Sierra Leone and Rwanda, 32-year-old Johnny McKinstry is managing a club for the first time: in Lithuania.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From The42 'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing' Changes

'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing'

In this extract from ‘Centaur,’ Declan Murphy recalls the first time he came across the legendary Barney Curley.

# editors-picks - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From The42 ‘They don’t give a f**k about you. After 15 years that was it. I was crying all the way home’ Midfield Maestro

‘They don’t give a f**k about you. After 15 years that was it. I was crying all the way home’

Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan speaks to The42 about his time in one of the most successful periods of the club’s history.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From The42 ‘As a group of players, we knew things had to change’ Protest

‘As a group of players, we knew things had to change’

Áine O’Gorman reflects on what will likely be remembered as a landmark year for Irish women’s football.

From The42 'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen' The Ascent

'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen'

Check out this extract from Barry Ryan’s book on the rise of Irish cycling’s golden generation.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From The42 'I had been kind of having dangerous and negative thoughts and realised I needed to talk to someone' Interview

'I had been kind of having dangerous and negative thoughts and realised I needed to talk to someone'

All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Nicole Owens talks to The42 about her experience with depression and her 2017 season with the Dublin Ladies.

# editors-picks - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt Why Always Him?

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

From The42 'Rio was the worst thing that had ever happened to me, but it was a blessing in disguise' War And Peace

'Rio was the worst thing that had ever happened to me, but it was a blessing in disguise'

It took him five fights, but Michael Conlan feels he has finally found his feet as a professional boxer.

From The42 'When I got the tube in my side, my lungs were punctured, I realised things were more serious then' Inspiring This post contains videos

'When I got the tube in my side, my lungs were punctured, I realised things were more serious then'

Robbie McNamara was due to ride Lord Windermere in the 2015 Aintree Grand National. The day beforehand, his life changed forever.

From The42 'I'm aware that she's not there. It's just the habit of after games I have to ring my Mam' What You Play For

'I'm aware that she's not there. It's just the habit of after games I have to ring my Mam'

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Gemma O’Connor speaks to The42 about the loss of her mother and her All-Ireland winning 2017 with Cork camogie.

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

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