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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 28 May, 2017

# editors-picks - Friday 26 May, 2017

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

From Olympic heartbreak to bill-topping professional boxer

Eric “Lilywhite Lightning” Donovan has set his sights on being European champion.

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'

He should look back on it with a huge sense of pride but Shane Byrne’s memories of the 2005 Lions tour are skewed by the disappointment of a series defeat.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The iconic Irish international and the unmitigated disaster of signing for Johan Cruyff's Ajax

Frank Stapleton swapped Manchester for Amsterdam in 1987, played alongside Frank Rijkaard and kept Dennis Bergkamp out of the team.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse

From the Caribbean to Galway, via Sligo Rovers, Bray and Russia, the imposing centre-back has had quite the journey.

John Gardiner: Cork needed to do something drastic after last year, but nobody saw this coming

The42.ie’s columnist reflects on Cork’s brilliant victory over All-Ireland champions Tipperary in Thurles.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

10 young footballers to watch out for in this summer's senior championship

Keep an eye out for this lot during the summer months.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

The Clare lads who taught Brazilian children how to hurl on Ipanema beach Samba This post contains videos

The Clare lads who taught Brazilian children how to hurl on Ipanema beach

Two Ennis natives travelled 9,000km to teach disadvantaged children living in favelas the traditions of Gaelic games.

Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season?

David de Gea and other individuals who have stood out this campaign.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 May, 2017

'I still absolutely love it. I'm already counting down the days until pre-season so I can smash it' Doc

'I still absolutely love it. I'm already counting down the days until pre-season so I can smash it'

Donncha O’Callaghan talks to The42 about his season with Worcester, why he decided to play on for another year and the influence Jim Williams had on his career.

Quiz: Test your All-Ireland SFC knowledge ahead of the 2017 season

There’s six games on the agenda this weekend.

# editors-picks - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma' Passion This post contains videos

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'

Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.

'You’re always pushing yourself to your very limits, which is very tough to do every day' Ireland's Fittest Man This post contains videos

'You’re always pushing yourself to your very limits, which is very tough to do every day'

Jamie Headon is just the third Irish man to qualify for the Regionals of the Crossfit Games.

# editors-picks - Saturday 13 May, 2017

After ditching plans to study medicine and play for Leinster, Meath teen is determined to excel in AFL

Six months after making the move to Melbourne, Conor Nash is delighted he decided to join Hawthorn.

'From a young age I've had dark thoughts. One day, I had enough, abandoned hope and was going to end the pain'

Irish hockey international Paul Gleghorne opens up to The42 on the mental health illness which saw him sink to the depths of despair. This is his journey back from the brink.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 May, 2017

'Every League of Ireland club is a couple of bad decisions away from going out of football'

Athlone investigation turns the spotlight back on the league’s financial pressures, writes John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Fear-driven Man United stumble over the line and other Europa League talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Fear-driven Man United stumble over the line and other Europa League talking points

Plus, why the Red Devils should be wary of 19-year-old Ajax starlet Kasper Dolberg.

'When the surgeon told me I'd never play again I didn't think I'd go on to have the career I did'

Alan Keane will be remembered as one of the finest right backs in League of Ireland football. A week after his retirement, he looks back on a decorated career.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

The fall and rise of an Irish footballing prodigy turned overnight hero in south-east Wales

Mark O’Brien chats to The42 about dealing with setbacks and scoring the most important goal of his career.

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 2016-17 season?

As the campaign draws to a close, we test how closely you’ve been paying attention.

# editors-picks - Sunday 7 May, 2017

The steely Scotsman who became Irish football's perennial party pooper

Tom McNulty made over 500 appearances during an illustrious 16-year career in the League of Ireland.

'I'll always be true to my county but this will be different, I'll wear the New York jersey with pride'

Vinny Cadden is hoping to inflict an embarrassing defeat on his former side tonight.

The adventurers who took less than 3 days to climb Ireland’s 26 highest peaks

Shaun Stewart and Lonan O’Farrell chat to The42 about their incredible feat.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'It turned my world upside down. Football gave me a focus and it's nearly my therapy' Highs And Lows This post contains videos

'It turned my world upside down. Football gave me a focus and it's nearly my therapy'

Westmeath’s Lauralee Walsh on inter-county football, her Ireland rugby stint and how she has used sport to deal with personal tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light Pieta House

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light

The symbolic walk into the light is aimed at encouraging people to talk about suicide and mental health issues.

# editors-picks - Friday 5 May, 2017

'There were fans crying on the pitch and crying in your arms, it means so much to them' Aston Villa This post contains videos

'There were fans crying on the pitch and crying in your arms, it means so much to them'

A rejuvenated Enda Stevens is making waves on England’s south coast.

# editors-picks - Monday 1 May, 2017

'You couldn't open your mouth about Saddam Hussein. He was the God in Iraq'

Leitrim forward Zak Moradi opens up about his incredible journey from a war-torn Iraq to inter-county hurling.

'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t' Interview This post contains videos

'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t'

Ex-Ireland and Tottenham star Stephen Carr looks back on the highs and lows of his career

'I haven't lost faith but I'm also a realist and understand sometimes our 100% isn't good enough'

John Bracewell’s two years in charge of the Irish cricket team haven’t gone as he would have hoped and with a historic series against England this week, there is pressure on the head coach to turn results around with more and more questions being asked of him.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 April, 2017

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’

Owen Heary chats to The42 about facing Deportivo in the Champions League and his career in the League of Ireland.

'I left my job and my home. I dropped everything to move over here but it's a risk that has paid off'

Ireland second row Sophie Spence talks to The42 about her late introduction to rugby, decision to move over to Dublin and inspiring the next generation.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets

The former Ireland head coach looks back on the Irish provinces’ semi-final defeat in Europe.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'

We speak to Derry City’s favourite son and one of the League of Ireland’s all-time greats — Liam Coyle.

# editors-picks - Friday 21 April, 2017

Analysis: Lancaster leads shift in Leinster's unstructured attacking mindset

The senior coach has encouraged the province to see turnovers as try-scoring opportunities.

Analysis: Saracens' rugby league traits are a major danger to Munster

Mark McCall’s men use screen passes and grubber kicks to great effect.

'We don't know when we'll be asked to leave the houses. It's a massive shock'

Ireland international Louise Quinn has been left in limbo after Notts County’s ladies team folded today.

Top two put title race aside for semi-final clash and the Premier League/FA Cup talking points

Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Wembley on Saturday, before Arsenal and Manchester City battle it out for their last chance of silverware.

Managers moaning is exactly what the League of Ireland needs

In his weekly column, John O’Sullivan makes the case for more off-the-field drama.

Will next season see English clubs finally stop being the Champions League's novelty act?

Tommy Martin asks what next after Leicester City, the Honey G of this year’s competition, took their final bow this week.

# editors-picks - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Morrissey: The boy with the form in his side

The Cork City midfielder has learned that satisfaction as a professional footballer doesn’t require living abroad.

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