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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Monday 7 October, 2019

From The42 TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha On The Box

TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha

Seb Coe told Gabby Logan to ‘go back to Match of the Day’, but the Beeb’s coverage wasn’t nearly as harsh as it ought to have been.

# editors-picks - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From The42 The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him Journey This post contains videos

The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him

Dave Mooney on his League of Ireland beginnings and ultimately carving out a successful career abroad.

From The42 Diego and Jimmy: trailing the self-destruction and tragic comedy of an extraordinary, wild genius Hand Of God

Diego and Jimmy: trailing the self-destruction and tragic comedy of an extraordinary, wild genius

Asif Kapadia’s documentary has been rightly acclaimed but author Jimmy Burns took on the same complex subject in the mid-90s, with similar results.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From The42 The Irishman who wasn't there Looking Back This post contains videos

The Irishman who wasn't there

Lee Carsley on his bittersweet international career and his belief that his country never saw the best of him.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland High-skilled

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland

The skill level and structure of the hosts’ attack has instilled a confidence in their players, writes analyst Eoin Toolan.

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 September, 2019

From The42 'Nearly everyone who came back gained weight. We laugh about it now and call it the fat camp' Interview

'Nearly everyone who came back gained weight. We laugh about it now and call it the fat camp'

Former Ireland international Susan Byrne reflects on her career in the game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 The Irishman who made his La Liga debut in front of 90,000 at the Camp Nou LOI Legends This post contains videos

The Irishman who made his La Liga debut in front of 90,000 at the Camp Nou

Liam Buckley on a remarkable career that encompassed stints in Canada, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland.

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener Fronting Up

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener

A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 September, 2019

From The42 'I had a lot of bad days when I had no motivation to do anything, thinking that I’m f****d, basically' Comeback

'I had a lot of bad days when I had no motivation to do anything, thinking that I’m f****d, basically'

Jayson Molumby talks to The42 about recovering from a 15-month injury nightmare to captain Ireland’s exciting U21s.

'You say it's permanent? Yeah, it's permanent' - The true legacy of Dublin's five in a row

The Dubs have done what was considered impossible for more than a century. So what does it mean to them? And what does it mean to everybody else?

# editors-picks - Monday 16 September, 2019

From The42 TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage On The Box

TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage

The two broadcasters have learned from each other and now there’s little difference in their approach.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 September, 2019

From The42 Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better' Interview This post contains videos

Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better'

The former Liverpool striker on overcoming his addiction to football and fame.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'Three minds working for the wellness of a player is always better than one': Inside Dublin's three in-a-row bid

Dublin ladies team doctor Dr Katie Lydon, physio Antia O’Brien and performance nutritionist Kate McDaid are fuelling the All-Ireland champions’ three in-a-row bid.

From The42 'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer' Interview

'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer'

Limerick MMA fighter Catherine Costigan speaks to The42 about her mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer and her return to the Octagon.

From The42 Portrait mode: Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad line out for unique tournament pen pics Picture Perfect

Portrait mode: Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad line out for unique tournament pen pics

INPHO’S Dan Sheridan has tried to capture the people behind the Ireland crest in these brilliant images.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From The42 Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now BTL

Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now

The series editor of the iconic Best American Sportswriting anthology joins us on the latest edition of the show.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 August, 2019

From The42 GAA values, All-Ireland tickets and Premier League ambition: John Egan on what makes Sheffield United unique Blades Of Glory

GAA values, All-Ireland tickets and Premier League ambition: John Egan on what makes Sheffield United unique

The Cork native aims to be in Croke Park to support the Kingdom this weekend.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

From The42 'I've lost some great friends - pilots in aviation accidents. Life can be very fickle' Flying The Flag

'I've lost some great friends - pilots in aviation accidents. Life can be very fickle'

How his military career shaped Jim Gavin the manager.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

From The42 Episode 4 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Alan English - is out now NEXT EPISODE

Episode 4 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Alan English - is out now

The former Sunday Times sports editor joins us on the latest edition of the show.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 August, 2019

From The42 No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic Irish Prospect

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic

‘Dara has everything. He’s like, mentally, he’s thinking about every minute of the training. Whatever you tell him, he is there.’

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 August, 2019

From The42 The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991 THE OTHER JOE SHOW

The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991

Joe Schmidt got a taste of Ireland long before Leinster recruited him from Clermont.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 August, 2019

How Murphy and Hogan were primed for modern goalkeeping roles

Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy and Brian Hogan of Tipperary honed their skills as outfield players.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From The42 From transition year in Ballincollig to facing the world champions in LA LA Lights

From transition year in Ballincollig to facing the world champions in LA

Seventeen-year-old Éabha O’Mahony made her senior international debut for Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

From The42 Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream All Or Nothing This post contains videos

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream

Shane O’Donoghue, Stephen Cole and Daragh Walsh talk about putting their lives on hold to pull on the green jersey.

From The42 Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler Gorey's Finest This post contains videos

Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler

Garda Niall Kennedy will take on the biggest fight of his career in Boston tonight, and has been working with fellow Gorey man Conor McDonald in his latest camp.

From The42 'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level' Brains Trust

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'

Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 August, 2019

From The42 Humans of the LOI: The famous soup of Finn Park A Wee Drop

Humans of the LOI: The famous soup of Finn Park

Pat and Margaret set up a shop in Finn Park to help bring in funds for the Donegal club. 22 years later, and their homemade soup is the main attraction.

# editors-picks - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Food and mood go hand-in-hand': Fuelling Ireland's World Cup bid

IRFU performance nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin is travelling to her third World Cup, and she brings us inside preparations for Japan.

From The42 'His running style was actually slowing him down. They basically retaught him how to run' A Star Is Born

'His running style was actually slowing him down. They basically retaught him how to run'

Former Kerry footballer Sean O’Sullivan and Gary McGrath of the Sem recall their days of coaching David Clifford.

# editors-picks - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source

Members will receive a load of cool benefits but – relax, comment section – nothing will change on the site.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

From The42 'I actually tore the bone off the bone. I knew I did fairly serious damage' Talk To Joe

'I actually tore the bone off the bone. I knew I did fairly serious damage'

In a wide-ranging interview, Joe Canning discusses the groin injury that derailed his season, playing golf with Shane Lowry and the rise of tactics in hurling.

# editors-picks - Monday 29 July, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

# editors-picks - Saturday 27 July, 2019

From The42 'Anyone who played with me will tell you I achieved more than I ever should have' Interview

'Anyone who played with me will tell you I achieved more than I ever should have'

Damien Delaney recounts his professional football career, having announced his retirement earlier this month.

# editors-picks - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Young people are different' - Why Davy Fitz has ditched pre-game team-talks

Kevin Foley and Diarmuid O’Keeffe discuss the Wexford manager’s unconventional methods.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

From The42 'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform Unimpressed

'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Irish boss flags his concerns with the FAI’s new rules and how little respect he has for those that got Irish football into this mess.

From The42 How the irrepressible Ryan McHugh torched the Kerry defence from deep Player Watch

How the irrepressible Ryan McHugh torched the Kerry defence from deep

The Kilcar flyer was directly responsible for 1-8 in one of his greatest ever displays in the Donegal jersey.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 July, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays Smarts

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

From The42 The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights Major Winner

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights

A player for the big occasion, the Clara man has hit the form of his life having endured a worrying slide down the rankings.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

From The42 Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush Memory Lane

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 July, 2019

From The42 Just 18 months into his Kerry career, this is already David Clifford's team Player Watch

Just 18 months into his Kerry career, this is already David Clifford's team

The heir to Colm Cooper’s throne, Clifford shone on the big stage once again.