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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 May, 2020

From The42 'It's not women's sport, it's just sport' Jenny From The Dock

'It's not women's sport, it's just sport'

Jenny Egan reflects on her incredible journey – and looks at what’s yet to come on and off the water.

From The42 'I was at home before Paddy was in the graveyard' - paying respects to GAA heroes in era of Covid-19 Laid To Rest

'I was at home before Paddy was in the graveyard' - paying respects to GAA heroes in era of Covid-19

Offaly legend Paddy Fenning was laid to rest in Tullamore this week, where strict social distancing measures took place.

From The42 'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me' Del Boy

'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me'

Derek Geary provides an extensive account of his journey from Rivermount Boys to the Premier League.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'

Three ‘ordinary human beings’ from Monaghan have added a boxing legend to their arsenal as they try to do something extraordinary halfway across the world.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 May, 2020

From The42 TV Wrap - Ghostly Bundesliga appears on BT Sport while NBC make a hames of golf's return On The Box

TV Wrap - Ghostly Bundesliga appears on BT Sport while NBC make a hames of golf's return

Donald Trump appeared during coverage of Rory McIlroy’s charity skins game with Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Mathew Wolff.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 May, 2020

From The42 'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams' One Club Man

'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams'

Derek Tracey spent his entire career with Shamrock Rovers during the homeless period before their move to Tallaght Stadium.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 May, 2020

From The42 'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us' AIL Legends

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'

Ger Earls was a key part of Young Munster’s AIL success in 1993 after joining from Thomond.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Caught in a trap, Chapter 3: 'In my head I felt we could win the World Cup'

Brian Kerr lifts the lid on what it was like to manage Ireland and his year-long chase to get Roy Keane back in an Ireland shirt.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost

If everything had gone to plan, the 2002 World Cup would have been the crowning moment of Roy Keane’s career. Instead he came home before the tournament began and the inquest lasted for months.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 May, 2020

From The42 'I had the idea in the queue for the supermarket' - The making of the iconic 2020 Sunday Game montage Behind The Scenes

'I had the idea in the queue for the supermarket' - The making of the iconic 2020 Sunday Game montage

RTÉ Sport sub-editor Elaine Buckley produced an incredible promo piece, which went down a treat at the weekend.

From The42 20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney Political Football

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 May, 2020

From The42 'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football' Looking Back

'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football'

It’s 50 years since a seminal match took place between Dundalk Ladies and Manchester Corinthians.

From The42 'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day' Irish Abroad

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

# editors-picks - Saturday 9 May, 2020

From The42 'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom Looking Back This post contains videos

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom

League of Ireland legend and former Cobh Ramblers boss Alfie Hale recounts the ex-Man United player’s early days, 30 years on from his move to English football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

From The42 TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s On The Box

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s

Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.

From The42 'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it' BTL

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it'

Liam Hayes is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and spoke of writing about himself, Sean Boylan, and his Meath team-mates in his playing days.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 May, 2020

From The42 'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile' Suftum

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

From The42 'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later' Performer

'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later'

Ex-League of Ireland forward Robbie Doyle has moved into the music industry since retiring from football at 28.

From The42 'They brought a priest in to give me the last rites, that's how bad it was' Interview

'They brought a priest in to give me the last rites, that's how bad it was'

The story of Limerick man John McGrath, who began his professional football career at Aston Villa.

# editors-picks - Thursday 30 April, 2020

From The42 'In terms of what was achieved, it’s a year that I certainly wouldn’t want to change' 2000: Revisited

'In terms of what was achieved, it’s a year that I certainly wouldn’t want to change'

The events of 2000 kickstarted Matt Holland’s career as a Premier League and international footballer.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

From The42 'Seve came to me and said, "Look, it's not your time. You will have your time"' The42 Membership

'Seve came to me and said, "Look, it's not your time. You will have your time"'

Pádraig Harrington is Shane Keegan’s guest on this week’s episode of How To Win At Dominoes.

From The42 'Tiger had pinned a note to his locker: Congratulations... but you'll always be a fat f**k' 2000: Revisited

'Tiger had pinned a note to his locker: Congratulations... but you'll always be a fat f**k'

The42 remembers Darren Clarke’s matchplay win over Tiger Woods at La Costa in 2000, which ushered in a golden era for Irish golf.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

From The42 'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement' Cora

'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement'

Cora Staunton on her remarkable recovery from a career-threatening injury, a whirlwind 12 months, and what the future holds for the Mayo great.

From The42 'I was told, 'You'll be going in now'. I nearly turned pale, I was thinking, 'Oh no Brendan, will you get up' 2000: Revisited

'I was told, 'You'll be going in now'. I nearly turned pale, I was thinking, 'Oh no Brendan, will you get up'

Eoin Kelly on his hurling year in 2000 that saw him play for three Tipperary teams and win an All-Ireland for a Kilkenny side.

From The42 From Bizet to O'Brien: How Stand Up and Fight became a Munster anthem SUAF

From Bizet to O'Brien: How Stand Up and Fight became a Munster anthem

An old song with an older tune is the soundtrack of modern Munster.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 April, 2020

From The42 'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?'' Shadow Of Sydney

'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?''

Ireland’s only boxer at the 2000 Olympics, Cork’s Michael Roche, reveals why his 16-year dream turned into a nightmare, and how it followed him home from Sydney.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 April, 2020

From The42 'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching Long Read

'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching

From managing Tralee IT’s galacticos on their run to Sigerson glory in the 1990s to Cavan during the Seanie Johnston transfer saga.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 April, 2020

From The42 'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’' Pot Luck

'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'

Tipperary native Brendan O’Donoghue on the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with a career in snooker.

From The42 'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital On The Frontline

'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital

Noelle Healy shares her experience through the Covid-19 crisis.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 April, 2020

From The42 A new Donal Ryan essay and everything else you can expect from your membership of The42 this week Join The Club

A new Donal Ryan essay and everything else you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

The acclaimed writer penned a piece especially for our supporters.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 April, 2020

From The42 Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup Interview This post contains videos

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup

Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.

From The42 'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it' Opening Up

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

From The42 'To get the standing ovation coming off the field, I get goosebumps even recalling it again' College Classic

'To get the standing ovation coming off the field, I get goosebumps even recalling it again'

Michael Meehan and Bryan Sheehan on the 2002 college classics that helped influence their careers.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 April, 2020

From The42 'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand' Mafs

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

# editors-picks - Friday 17 April, 2020

From The42 From the Premier League to Trinity College: the untold story of Rory Ginty Rory's Story

From the Premier League to Trinity College: the untold story of Rory Ginty

The winger who became the first player from Galway to experience English football’s rebranded top flight.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 April, 2020

From The42 Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer LOI Legends This post contains videos

Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer

Former Dundalk, UCD and Shamrock Rovers star Alan O’Neill looks back on his remarkable career in the game.

From The42 When Munster pulled off a miracle against Gloucester at Thomond Park The Miracle Match

When Munster pulled off a miracle against Gloucester at Thomond Park

Alan Gaffney’s men were on the brink of a pool-stage exit in the Heineken Cup.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 April, 2020

From The42 5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork Retro Read

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork

The Deise prevailed to land their second provincial title in three years.

From The42 ‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny New Era

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny

Jim Crawford on his recent appointment as Ireland U21 boss.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 April, 2020

From The42 'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes' Long Read

'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes'

Ex-Ireland and Milwall midfielder Dave Savage revisits his career in football, which included five senior international caps — all earned in the summer of 1996.

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