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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 September, 2021

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
# Games Over
From The42
# Games Over

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,501 Views 0 Comments

Transitioning back to normal life after the Games can bring challenges, writes Ciarán Kennedy.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 September, 2021

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone
# Pathfinders
From The42
# Pathfinders

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,371 Views 6 Comments

Tyrone were once day-trippers to Gaelic football’s biggest stage but a committed plan saw them join the sport’s elite.

# editors-picks - Friday 10 September, 2021

'It wasn't about redemption. It was about Robert Hennelly – the journey'
# No 1
From The42
# No 1

'It wasn't about redemption. It was about Robert Hennelly – the journey'

Sep 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,909 Views 2 Comments

Some of the people who know him best, on Mayo’s last line of defence.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'
# King Billy
From The42
# King Billy

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'

Aug 31st 2021, 11:56 PM 44,313 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh sheds light on his acrimonious exit from Irish boxing, ‘killing generals’ in the USA, and a potential future in GAA.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Recovering from illness, having hero status in Porto and teaching Liam Brady the Portuguese word for 'thief'
# The Life Of Mickey Walsh
From The42
# The Life Of Mickey Walsh

Recovering from illness, having hero status in Porto and teaching Liam Brady the Portuguese word for 'thief'

Aug 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,844 Views 11 Comments

Former Porto and Ireland striker Mickey Walsh reflects on his life and times.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 August, 2021

Tactics Board: Arteta outsmarted and outgunned by Tuchel and well-oiled Chelsea
# Chalkboard
From The42
# Chalkboard

Tactics Board: Arteta outsmarted and outgunned by Tuchel and well-oiled Chelsea

Aug 23rd 2021, 1:07 PM 5,437 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down the big Premier League games every Monday.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 August, 2021

The ex-Ireland international who shared a screen with Pele, Bobby Moore and Sylvester Stallone
# Dreams
From The42
# Dreams

The ex-Ireland international who shared a screen with Pele, Bobby Moore and Sylvester Stallone

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 49,378 Views 11 Comments

Kevin O’Callaghan recalls the filming of ‘Escape to Victory’ 40 years on.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'
# Kerinsy
From The42
# Kerinsy

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'

Aug 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 48,620 Views 10 Comments

Remembering the late John Kerins, whose death at the age of 39 occurred on this day 20 years ago.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid
# Different Class
From The42
# Different Class

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid

Aug 18th 2021, 11:29 AM 33,718 Views 6 Comments

The influence of Christian Brothers College will be central to the Rebel County’s bid to claim three titles in a matter of days.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'
# Wayne's World
From The42
# Wayne's World

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'

Aug 17th 2021, 10:47 AM 113,524 Views 18 Comments

Boxing opened Wayne McCullough’s eyes long before he carried the tricolour at Seoul ’88.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 August, 2021

A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world
# Belfast Boy
From The42
# Belfast Boy

A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world

Aug 15th 2021, 7:56 AM 19,227 Views 1 Comment

Stuart Magee left Belfast as a boy with his family in the 1950s to start a journey that would see him amass over 200 AFL appearances.

# editors-picks - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'
# BIG TIME
From The42
# BIG TIME

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'

Aug 13th 2021, 7:06 AM 34,206 Views 1 Comment

As a new Premier League season begins, three former Republic of Ireland internationals give their first-hand accounts of how they coped with their first taste of the big time.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 July, 2021

The Irish rowing Olympian who led New Zealand to an unlikely gold in Tokyo
# Quiet Revolution
From The42
# Quiet Revolution

The Irish rowing Olympian who led New Zealand to an unlikely gold in Tokyo

Jul 30th 2021, 10:19 AM 24,859 Views 1 Comment

Tony O’Connor saw his team storm to gold earlier.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning

Jul 28th 2021, 12:09 PM 21,990 Views 9 Comments

A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
# Balineen Bullet
From The42
# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,246 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 July, 2021

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
# Everest
From The42
# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 43,173 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.

# editors-picks - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'You cut a deal with yourself - 'I will do this and I know it will be bad, but I will recover'
# The Toughest
From The42
# The Toughest

'You cut a deal with yourself - 'I will do this and I know it will be bad, but I will recover'

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 22,016 Views 5 Comments

Two-time Olympic rower Paul Griffin talks to The42 about his career, and what it takes to reach the top of one of the world’s toughest sports.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 July, 2021

'That's what I liked: When I was in the water, I was as good as all the able-bodied guys'
# Road To Tokyo
From The42
# Road To Tokyo

'That's what I liked: When I was in the water, I was as good as all the able-bodied guys'

Jul 18th 2021, 10:00 AM 25,056 Views 4 Comments

Irish Paralympic hopeful Patrick Flanagan shares his story with The42.

One of our own: Holohan relishing role as a hero in his home away from home
# Unbelievable Jeff
From The42
# Unbelievable Jeff

One of our own: Holohan relishing role as a hero in his home away from home

Jul 18th 2021, 7:04 AM 38,100 Views 6 Comments

Kilkenny’s Gavan Holohan has made a big contribution to Hartlepool United’s return to the Football League.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 July, 2021

'I counted at least 6 people covered in blood' - The Irishman caught up in last week's chaotic Wembley scenes
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

'I counted at least 6 people covered in blood' - The Irishman caught up in last week's chaotic Wembley scenes

Jul 17th 2021, 9:00 AM 46,410 Views 43 Comments

Sligo native Brendan Fitzsimons was in attendance at the Euro 2020 final.

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 July, 2021

The Erasmus year at Munster: 'He was the most ruthless coach I ever met'
# Erasmus Programme
From The42
# Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus year at Munster: 'He was the most ruthless coach I ever met'

Jul 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 43,745 Views 11 Comments

Dealing with Covid-related issues is testing the resolve of Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber this summer – yet they came through bigger tests in their year at Thomond Park.

# editors-picks - Monday 5 July, 2021

'Conor is a competitor, he has an edge about him'
# Mane Man
From The42
# Mane Man

'Conor is a competitor, he has an edge about him'

Jul 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,648 Views 14 Comments

Even those who know Conor Murray well were surprised by Warren Gatland’s decision to make the scrum-half Lions captain.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 July, 2021

'I was looking up to these older lads who weren't good for me' - The Englishman who found redemption in Ireland
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'I was looking up to these older lads who weren't good for me' - The Englishman who found redemption in Ireland

Jul 4th 2021, 9:30 PM 60,244 Views 0 Comments

Danny North looks back on his career and recalls how his lowest moment in football turned into his greatest one.

# editors-picks - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
# Lionheart
From The42
# Lionheart

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 31,860 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Why Donegal need the Murphy-McBrearty axis to click
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

Why Donegal need the Murphy-McBrearty axis to click

Jun 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,427 Views 2 Comments

It is rare that two stellar talents such as Murphy and McBrearty would have such an overlap in their careers. And yet, as the evidence shows, have not truly established a strike partnership when both were on song for the biggest days of their careers, writes Declan Bogue.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 June, 2021

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping
# The West's Awake
From The42
# The West's Awake

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping

Jun 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 17,915 Views 4 Comments

A masterful coach, Colm Collins has instilled belief and high standards in Clare’s footballers for years. This evening his eighth championship with the Banner throws in.

Joe McDonagh, the man of the people who helped modernise the GAA
# Gael
From The42
# Gael

Joe McDonagh, the man of the people who helped modernise the GAA

Jun 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,803 Views 3 Comments

It is five years since former GAA president Joe McDonagh died. Today, the competition named in his honour — a fitting legacy — gets under way.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'He was operating at a different level even back then' - the rise of a prodigious hurling talent
# Raising The Banner
From The42
# Raising The Banner

'He was operating at a different level even back then' - the rise of a prodigious hurling talent

Jun 24th 2021, 3:04 PM 19,759 Views 4 Comments

Some of those that know him best on the magic of Tony Kelly.

# editors-picks - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Hero, spy, soccer dealmaker: the remarkable story behind one of the GAA’s most famous names
# Making Their Mark
From The42
# Making Their Mark

Hero, spy, soccer dealmaker: the remarkable story behind one of the GAA’s most famous names

Jun 20th 2021, 10:03 AM 35,449 Views 2 Comments

The original Tom Markham risked his life for Irish freedom before his work as a GAA activist resulted in the All-Ireland MFC trophy being named in his honour. A century on, his great-grandson is brokering major deals in English football.

SOB, Furlong and many more - Leinster Youths system producing major talent
# Pipeline
From The42
# Pipeline

SOB, Furlong and many more - Leinster Youths system producing major talent

Jun 20th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,848 Views 9 Comments

Leinster senior debutants Jamie Osborne, Marcus Hanan, and Tim Corkery are the most recent evidence.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 June, 2021

'I could easily have been watching from New York instead of winning the Munster final on the field'
# Alan Campbell
From The42
# Alan Campbell

'I could easily have been watching from New York instead of winning the Munster final on the field'

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,895 Views 4 Comments

Alan Campbell moves to New York after playing for Tipperary since 2012 and finally getting his hands on a Munster medal.

'I was seven years old, my Mam had died earlier that year. It was really tough and the Laois ladies became a second family to me'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I was seven years old, my Mam had died earlier that year. It was really tough and the Laois ladies became a second family to me'

Jun 19th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,995 Views 0 Comments

Mo Nerney was the team mascot when Laois won the All-Ireland title for the only time in 2001. Now, she is a key player as they bid to win the Division 3 league title next week.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 June, 2021

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby
# Sportable
From The42
# Sportable

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby

Jun 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 26,208 Views 21 Comments

Sportable’s smart ball was used recently in the Varsity Cup in South Africa.

What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?
# Pathway
From The42
# Pathway

What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?

Jun 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 42,939 Views 5 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Sean St Ledger on his past and future in football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Meet the Irishman with Wales at the European Championships
# Euro 2020
From The42
# Euro 2020

Meet the Irishman with Wales at the European Championships

Jun 12th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,712 Views 3 Comments

Kilkenny sports scientist Ronan Kavanagh talks to The42.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 June, 2021

The42 GAA Weekly: Is this the most important weekend of the football year?
# Membership Highlights
From The42
# Membership Highlights

The42 GAA Weekly: Is this the most important weekend of the football year?

Jun 10th 2021, 4:17 PM 5,256 Views 1 Comment

A free clip from this week’s members episode as Marc Ó Sé joins us to look ahead to a mouthwatering weekend of promotion and relegation deciders.

The right man in the right place at the right time
# Big Time Charlie
From The42
# Big Time Charlie

The right man in the right place at the right time

Jun 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 18,910 Views 8 Comments

Gavin Cooney speaks to Charlie O’Leary, the beloved kitman who’s seen it all in Irish football.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers

Jun 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 32,680 Views 5 Comments

25 years ago, considerable efforts were being made to get Chris Armstrong into a green shirt.

# editors-picks - Saturday 5 June, 2021

The unluckiest player in Irish rugby - forced into retirement at just 25
# Big Brother
From The42
# Big Brother

The unluckiest player in Irish rugby - forced into retirement at just 25

Jun 5th 2021, 10:00 AM 75,864 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Fitzgerald was tipped for greatness as a teenager but injuries got in the way. Now he hopes younger brother Conor can carry the family flame and become an Ireland international.

# editors-picks - Friday 4 June, 2021

When Munster stepped behind the Iron Curtain
# Munster On Tour
From The42
# Munster On Tour

When Munster stepped behind the Iron Curtain

Jun 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 26,303 Views 11 Comments

In 1982 Munster embarked on an eventful three-game tour of Romania.

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