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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News

'As amateurs we had the chance to do something special in front of millions of people'

Ten years on from Ireland’s famous World Cup victory over Pakistan, coach Adi Birrell and captain Trent Johnston look back on a truly defining day in Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 March, 2017

‘I never enjoyed life outside of football... There’s not much you can do’

Keith Fahey on feeling homesick in England, thriving at St Pat’s and life with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Irish side.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 March, 2017

The quarterback, the President and the Divided States of America

There are very few footballing reasons Colin Kaepernick should be unemployed and yet, five years after a Super Bowl appearance, he is.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

‘I was always opting for Ireland and it turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made.’

Welsh-born Kevin Sheedy speaks to The42 about coaching, his golden period with Everton and becoming an Ireland legend, as well as overcoming bowel cancer.

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WATCH: This Dublin GAA club operates completely through the Irish language

We spoke with members of Na Gaeil Óga, who are finding new ways to use their cúpla focal.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 March, 2017

Analysis: Kerry's attacks and pressure on kickouts tests Dublin but decision making proves costly

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll looks back at Saturday’s showdown.

The42 Rugby Show: derailing England and a mixed Six Nations for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined Murrray Kinsella for a live chat.

'It is my last chance' - Cork's Hurley faces battle to return after another hamstring rupture

The 24-year-old footballer is aiming to battle back again.

# editors-picks - Thursday 16 March, 2017

'I was in the Lansdowne Road dressing room getting sick I was so pumped for the game'

Ian Keatley remembers the last time Belvedere and Blackrock met in the Leinster Senior Schools Cup final as the schools prepare to renew their rivalry at the RDS on St Patrick’s Day.

Analysis: Putting Colm Cooper on the back foot, the McKaigue factor, Slaughtneil's high press

The42′s columnist takes a closer look at Chrissy McKaigue’s role for Slaughtneil.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Analysis: The skill and class of Cooper and O'Leary have been key to Dr Crokes' All-Ireland club hopes

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at the Kerry senior attacking duo before the All-Ireland senior club final.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Brian Kerr used to call me 'Johnny Forty Teeth' because I'd be missing training every second week to go to the dentist!' Oso

'Brian Kerr used to call me 'Johnny Forty Teeth' because I'd be missing training every second week to go to the dentist!'

League of Ireland legend Paul Osam discusses his playing days, surviving a heart attack, managing Ireland’s U16s and his son Evan’s career.

Analysis: The error that Joe Schmidt singled Paddy Jackson out for

George North’s first try on Friday night came straight from a clever Welsh lineout attack.

'I had some dark days' - Cork's Sheehan set for fresh Aussie Rules start after injury nightmare

The 26-year-old has been cursed by injuries but the Cork man is positive ahead of the season.

# editors-picks - Friday 10 March, 2017

Cleaning up weeds and bird sh*t can earn League of Ireland clubs over €20,000

John O’Sullivan, former Cork City chairman and Limerick CEO, on the importance of making fans feel welcome.

'I go onto YouTube, have a look and think, 'God, what a terrible game of rugby'

Paul Burke made his Irish debut during the 1995 Five Nations and a victory over Wales in Cardiff is a stand-out memory.

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Rapid Revolution: the Irishman making waves in the American sports landscape

Padraig Smith has been in Colorado for the last two years as the franchise’s sporting director.

‘I wasn’t brought down fast enough from the volcano and ended up with heart failure’ Inspiration This post contains videos

‘I wasn’t brought down fast enough from the volcano and ended up with heart failure’

Fiona McGinley chats to The42 about recovering from a 2012 accident to compete in The Race.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'You'd have got 1000/1 on Dublin winning the All-Ireland': Remembering the man who transformed Dublin GAA Heffo This post contains videos

'You'd have got 1000/1 on Dublin winning the All-Ireland': Remembering the man who transformed Dublin GAA

A new exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Kevin Heffernan opens in Dublin this week.

# editors-picks - Monday 27 February, 2017

France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball

Italy brought the clever defensive tactic to another level against England.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From the England U18 squad with Cole and McManaman to becoming a LOI legend

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Analysis: Shaggy's classic try the symbol of Ireland's great day at Croker

We dig into the archive footage to rediscover a stunning performance from Eddie O’Sullivan’s side.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

The late Paul McCarthy: A diamond from Cork that shone the brightest

The 45-year-old passed away on Sunday.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 February, 2017

'It was a spectacular day for the GAA, for sport in this country and for Ireland in general'

Then GAA President Nickey Brennan looks back at a seminal day for Irish sport.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'

A cult League of Ireland figure but Sheridan’s mythical status has counted against him throughout his carer.

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete' 10 Years On This post contains videos

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Having won All-Irelands with Cork, Dublin's adopted daughter gears up to face her former side

Sarah O’Donovan shares her turbulent story with The42.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

# editors-picks - Monday 13 February, 2017

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday night’s game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 February, 2017

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now' Wing Wizard This post contains videos

'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now'

Aymen Ben Mohamed speaks to The42 about swapping the League of Ireland for Tunisia and his shock call-up to their national team.

Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park

It’s time for football to put the League of Ireland in perspective.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 February, 2017

10 years on from 'manic aggression': Behind the dressing room door on rugby's Croke Park debut

‘Everybody feels they were there,’ but O’Connell’s famous speech would only emerge much later.

What makes an elite athlete? One of Ireland's top physiologists put us to the test Success This post contains videos

What makes an elite athlete? One of Ireland's top physiologists put us to the test

Is elite performance more about genetics or dedication? We met sports physiologist Caroline MacManus to discuss.

Gooch the mascot, Corofin and Dr Crokes 1992 match revisited, and the Patrick's Day prize

The Galway and Kerry champions meet for only the second time tomorrow.

Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy

Devin Toner continues to lead the way for Ireland in terms of sheer ruck numbers.

# editors-picks - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'

David Corkery was voted as Ireland’s Player of the Tournament at the 1995 World Cup but professional rugby proved an unforgiving environment for the Corkman.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'It was rugby's Wild West!' - The difficult early years of professionalism

Irish rugby stumbled into the new era back in 1995, but gradually got to grips with professionalism.

Shoulder to shoulder: why Ireland's Call became the anthem for rugby's new era

Trevor Ringland and Jim Glennon discuss what the anthem means to them.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player?

The professional era has transformed rugby and its athletes.

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