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#Best of the best

# best-of-the-best - Monday 24 August, 2020

Katie Taylor #2 as Ring Magazine release inaugural women's pound-for-pound rankings

Three-weight world champion Claressa Shields tops Ring Magazine’s list.

# best-of-the-best - Sunday 8 December, 2019

From The42 Shortlist for 2019 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year unveiled - who should win? Best Of The Best This post contains a poll

Shortlist for 2019 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year unveiled - who should win?

The list has been whittled down from 26 to 10 ahead of the big night.

# best-of-the-best - Saturday 24 August, 2019

From The42 8 players who could light up tomorrow's All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park Stars Align

8 players who could light up tomorrow's All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park

Fierce rivalries will be renewed as Dublin face Cork and Mayo meet Galway.

# best-of-the-best - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'A little Jack Russell' and other stars who should light up the Women's World Cup

Irish internationals Louise Quinn, Stephanie Roche and Megan Campbell tell us who to keep an eye on.

# best-of-the-best - Monday 11 February, 2019

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

# best-of-the-best - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From The42 Messi: 'The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and good for the fans' Top Two

Messi: 'The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and good for the fans'

The Barcelona legend has spoken about his duel with the former Real Madrid star, who joined Juventus in the summer

# best-of-the-best - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

That's a wrap: A look back at Ireland's stand-out XI of 2018

Do you agree with our selections?

# best-of-the-best - Friday 21 December, 2018

World champion Kellie Harrington crowned 2018 Sportswoman of the Year

An early Christmas present after an incredible year for the Dubliner.

# best-of-the-best - Sunday 4 November, 2018

7 for Cork, 5 for Kilkenny as All-Ireland champions lead the way at 2018 All-Stars

Galway, Tipperary and Waterford players made up the team selection.

# best-of-the-best - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Here are the 6 nominees for Premier League Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne lead the PFA nominations, with three Manchester City players in the running.

# best-of-the-best - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 Do you agree with The42's Hurling 2017 Team of the Year? Best Of The Best This post contains images

Do you agree with The42's Hurling 2017 Team of the Year?

Choosing players not alone on the summer’s senior championship but also factoring in minor, U21, league and club action.

# best-of-the-best - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Haranguing, swearing and a run-in with Bertie - just some of Vincent Browne's best bits

He’s off, but what a decade it’s been.

# best-of-the-best - Sunday 23 July, 2017

From The42 Two blue ticks from Ronaldo and 'whatever the f**k you do, don't shut your eyes' - it's tweets of the week Tweet Elite

Two blue ticks from Ronaldo and 'whatever the f**k you do, don't shut your eyes' - it's tweets of the week

The best sporting offerings on Twitter from the past seven days.

# best-of-the-best - Friday 21 October, 2016

Cork legends Briege Corkery and Bríd Stack shortlisted for Player of the Year award

Dublin star forward Sinead Ahearne was also nominated for the honour.

# best-of-the-best - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Here's the line-up and seedings for today's Champions League draw

The draw will take place in Monaco this evening at 5pm Irish time.

# best-of-the-best - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final

We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.

# best-of-the-best - Friday 9 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge An important ranking of Dublin city's McDonald's Best Of The Best

An important ranking of Dublin city's McDonald's

From worst to best.

# best-of-the-best - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Winners alright! 10 horses that grabbed the headlines in 2014

2014 was another year in which racing fans gained some new favourites and said goodbye to some old ones.

# best-of-the-best - Sunday 20 February, 2011

The 50 best players in the world

We’ve crunched the numbers. Here’s the top footballers in the world right now.