# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News
The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.
This isn’t the first time Ashling Thompson has told her story but each and every time she does it helps someone else in a vulnerable position. A few years ago, she had given up but found a mental fortitude to battle back from the brink.
# editors-picks - Saturday 21 January, 2017
The three-time Olympian would prefer if someone else did the talking but as a runner who has consistently been denied medals by Kenyan-born athletes running for Turkey, McCormack is concerned by the lack of action from those at the top.
Welsh fighter John Phillips has been getting ready for his UFC debut in unusual surroundings.
# editors-picks - Sunday 15 January, 2017
Howard Gayle speaks to The42 about being the first black player to play for Liverpool.
Ken McGill directed and produced The Impossible Job and remains in awe of the documentary’s late subject.
It’s been a rollercoaster ride at Cork City for Liam Kearney, the club’s newly-appointed first-team coach.
# editors-picks - Saturday 14 January, 2017
Jaco Taute feels at home in Munster after a torrid time with injuries at home in South Africa.
# editors-picks - Thursday 12 January, 2017
Former Aston Villa boss, who died today aged 72, had a huge impact on McGrath’s life and career.
# editors-picks - Sunday 8 January, 2017
Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.
# editors-picks - Thursday 5 January, 2017
A young man from West Cork, Conor Hourihane is now a hero in South Yorkshire.
# editors-picks - Monday 2 January, 2017
Mental skills coach Jason Brennan begins a series of columns with part one of an examination of pressure.
# editors-picks - Sunday 1 January, 2017
'I came on for Cantona and the crowd went 'Who the f**k is this?': Dessie Baker on his Man Utd years
He would go on to become a decorated League of Ireland player but the attacker cut his teeth at Old Trafford between 1992 and 1996.
# editors-picks - Saturday 31 December, 2016
Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.
The 17-year-old sensation has had a year to remember.
The West Cork club that spawned one of the stories of the sporting year.
# editors-picks - Friday 30 December, 2016
In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.
The sport is going from strength to strength in Ireland and for those involved, the sky’s the limit.
# editors-picks - Thursday 29 December, 2016
Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.
'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years
The RTÉ reporter has been at the centre of many of the national team’s highs and lows in recent memory.
The Irish international speaks to The42 about life in America with Houston Dash.
# editors-picks - Wednesday 28 December, 2016
Eve McCrystal chats to The42 about her momentous year winning gold alongside Katie-George Dunlevy at the Paralympics.
Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.
There’s no reason to get off the couch after that turkey sandwich.
# editors-picks - Tuesday 27 December, 2016
We caught up with the 19-year-old Cork City winger to discuss his breakout season.
Taking injuries into account, here’s who we’d pick to face Scotland in February.
We chose one team that stood out every month. Do you agree with our selection?
Brothers Noel, John and Brian McGrath were All-Ireland hurling medallists on the first Sunday in September, before lifting a county senior football title with their club.
After a whirlwind year, Seamus Power returns home for Christmas and takes stock of his rise from the family farm to golf’s biggest stage.
# editors-picks - Monday 26 December, 2016
The Mayo and Shelbourne star thought she had already made the decision between the two sports.
Former West Ham star Clyde Best chats to The42 about being one of the first high-profile black footballers to play in the English top flight.
It was a remarkable campaign for manager Liam Kearns and his players.
‘An Fhuil agus Bindealán’ airs on TG4 this evening, as former Cork player and manager Donal O’Grady goes on a journey through history to uncover the origins of the famous shirt.
# editors-picks - Sunday 25 December, 2016
Thomas Barr visited The42 to look back on 12 months of exhilarating highs and testing lows in a wide-ranging interview.
We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.
# editors-picks - Wednesday 21 December, 2016
Former boxer Kevin Lueshing talks of his difficult childhood and the regular beatings he took from his father.
# editors-picks - Monday 19 December, 2016
In ‘Second City’, Neal Horgan recalls how Cork City were left stranded for nearly two hours after a bus company refused to take the team to Dublin for a game against St Pat’s in 2009.
# editors-picks - Friday 16 December, 2016
“Even tectonic plates need a little shove,” writes Tommy Martin as he looks at the government’s gender quota proposals
# editors-picks - Thursday 15 December, 2016
Read an extract from the William Hill-nominated book Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius.