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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 27 March, 2015

From The42 Complaining about 40-week contracts in the League of Ireland won’t fix anything Money Talks

Complaining about 40-week contracts in the League of Ireland won’t fix anything

John O’Sullivan takes a closer look at the league’s contract structure and tries to plot a way forward.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star STANDOUT

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The42 There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers Saluting The King

There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers

He was a prolific scorer but Henry Shefflin’s selflessness and strength in adversity helped make him great

From The42 Win tickets to Ireland v Poland in our Spot the Ball quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Win tickets to Ireland v Poland in our Spot the Ball quiz

The nation holds its breath to see how you’ll do.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From The42 ‘People would always ask, is it tag rugby?’ — Double 6 Nations champ Ali Miller Full Contact

‘People would always ask, is it tag rugby?’ — Double 6 Nations champ Ali Miller

The winger isn’t playing for fame, but was happy to help her side put their best foot forward on a fast track in Scotland.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack Power Plays

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title Try Time

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments El Clasico This post contains videos

Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments

Get the tapas ready and pour yourself another glass of Rioja. Tonight we’re all Spanish (or Catalan).

From The42 ‘I thought if I could help just one person be comfortable with themselves, that would be an accomplishment’ Sticks And Stones

‘I thought if I could help just one person be comfortable with themselves, that would be an accomplishment’

Irish hockey star Nikki Symmons came out publicly last year. Now she’s been nominated for a distinguished international award for inspiring young people.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From The42 Brian Clough and his effect on the Irish management team Legacy

Brian Clough and his effect on the Irish management team

On what would have been Clough’s 80th birthday, we examine the iconic manager’s influence on Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.

# editors-picks - Friday 20 March, 2015

From The42 ‘No one likes Gary Neville’: Ince & Carragher pick their best combined Liverpool/Man Utd XI Controversy

‘No one likes Gary Neville’: Ince & Carragher pick their best combined Liverpool/Man Utd XI

With so many high-profile names in the mix, what team did they settle on?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From The42 ‘We’ve gone from being Conference strugglers to Premier League contenders in just two years’ Opinion

‘We’ve gone from being Conference strugglers to Premier League contenders in just two years’

Is Ireland taking its remarkable MMA success for granted?

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales Kick And Chase

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men dominated the early aerial exchanges at the Millennium Stadium.

# editors-picks - Monday 16 March, 2015

From The42 5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games LOI

5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games

Our thoughts on Derry v Dundalk and the rest of the recent games.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The42 We’ve debunked Irish schools rugby’s greatest mystery – Why don’t Roscrea play in Munster? Mythbusting

We’ve debunked Irish schools rugby’s greatest mystery – Why don’t Roscrea play in Munster?

The school is one win away from their first ever Leinster Schools Senior Cup triumph.

From The42 How one woman went from 20 cigarettes a day to triumphing in Ireland’s toughest endurance race Inspiration

How one woman went from 20 cigarettes a day to triumphing in Ireland’s toughest endurance race

Diane Behan tells The42 about her exceptional performance in Donegal last weekend.

From Dublin’s northside to coaching Kaka: Dave McKay’s American adventure

The 28 year-old from Drumcondra has been with MLS side Orlando City SC since last year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From The42 Here’s how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales Out Of 10

Here’s how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales

Ireland trailed 12 – 0 in Cardiff and couldn’t reel Wales in during an intense contest.

From The42 With 10 gameweeks to go, here’s how our writers think the Premier League will finish Predictions

With 10 gameweeks to go, here’s how our writers think the Premier League will finish

The race for the coveted Champions League spots looks set to go to the wire.

From The42 Letter from Cardiff: A Six Nations thriller awaits for relaxed Ireland View From The City

Letter from Cardiff: A Six Nations thriller awaits for relaxed Ireland

Our man in Cardiff checks in before Joe Schmidt’s side take on the Welsh in a game that could decide the championship.

From The42 ‘Training at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning makes no difference to me — it’s just a number’ Interview

‘Training at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning makes no difference to me — it’s just a number’

Letterkenny native Sean McFadden — winner of the 2015 Race — chats to The42 about his recent triumph.

# editors-picks - Friday 6 March, 2015

From The42 ‘The truth is Cabinteely is exactly the type of club that the League of Ireland needs to attract’ Column

‘The truth is Cabinteely is exactly the type of club that the League of Ireland needs to attract’

In the first of his weekly columns, John O’Sullivan looks at what the League of Ireland’s newest members can bring to the table.

From The42 Five Willie Mullins flyers to follow at Cheltenham 2015 Punters Pal

Five Willie Mullins flyers to follow at Cheltenham 2015

In anticipation to the greatest show on earth, we look ahead to the best bets from Willie Mullins’ magnificent Cheltenham string.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England? Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The42 The UFC can’t find a challenger for Ronda Rousey but here are 7 we can suggest… Contenders
From The42 Here’s Conor Murray’s view on the ‘pressure-off’ kick that put Sunday’s game beyond England Deft

Here’s Conor Murray’s view on the ‘pressure-off’ kick that put Sunday’s game beyond England

Ireland’s play-making number nine is almost completely satisfied with a job well done against England and is ready to get back to work tomorrow.

From The42 Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations? Game Plan

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate Breakdown

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 ‘I felt like a complete fraud’ – Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson Conflicted

‘I felt like a complete fraud’ – Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson

The former out-half spoke to us about injuries, THAT drop goal and whether he should have left Newcastle sooner.

From The42 How did she get on? One of our journalists took on the Crashed Ice Belfast track Ouch

How did she get on? One of our journalists took on the Crashed Ice Belfast track

There is lots of footage of falling. Lots of falling.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The42 Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman Trailblazer

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 The forgotten story of the Irishman who helped save Barcelona from extinction Paddy Don Patricio

The forgotten story of the Irishman who helped save Barcelona from extinction

Without Patrick O’Connell, the Catalan giants, as we know them today, may not have existed.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 February, 2015

From The42 ‘I kind of ran away from it initially’ – Fogarty fronts up on concussion issue Head Injury

‘I kind of ran away from it initially’ – Fogarty fronts up on concussion issue

The former Leinster hooker says players are ‘never going to want to come off’ after knocks to the head.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From The42 ‘Doctors told me I’d never walk again. Now I’m competing for a place at the Paralympics’ Interview

‘Doctors told me I’d never walk again. Now I’m competing for a place at the Paralympics’

Irish showjumper Emma Cahill suffered a life-altering accident four years ago.

From The42 ‘I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics’ Seeking Redemption

‘I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics’

Even this far out, Ciarán O’Lionaird has Rio on his mind.

From The42 ‘After the Olympics it felt like I was dropped & there was no way forward, no plan’ Slippery Slope

‘After the Olympics it felt like I was dropped & there was no way forward, no plan’

Olympic skier Conor Lyne on lack of funding, lack of sponsorship & the relentless struggle of keeping it all together.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From Business ETC This is the story behind *those* Gaelic Football and Hurling games – Part 1 Cautionary Tale

This is the story behind *those* Gaelic Football and Hurling games – Part 1

One that goes back much further than you would expect.

# editors-picks - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From The42 One of our journalists will race this terrifying Belfast ice track on Friday Crashed Ice

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The42 9 reasons why we’re excited about Roy Keane’s return to punditry Beard

9 reasons why we’re excited about Roy Keane’s return to punditry

The Ireland assistant boss is set to be part of ITV’s coverage of Chelsea v PSG.

From The42 Tommy Martin column: Vainglorious, thuggish, mercenary – why I love Zlatan Ibra

Tommy Martin column: Vainglorious, thuggish, mercenary – why I love Zlatan

Ahead of tonight’s PSG v Chelsea Champions League tie, Tommy Martin looks at how the controversial Swedish striker has managed to make himself likeable, for all his many flaws.

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