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#Editor's picks

From The42 'I know it's possible to turn it around. Plenty of others already have' Interview

'I know it's possible to turn it around. Plenty of others already have'

Evan Pierce is starting from scratch after being hit by the harsh reality of professional football.

From The42 Rice decision is a reminder of what Ireland have been getting wrong for decades Youth Development

Rice decision is a reminder of what Ireland have been getting wrong for decades

The only way of avoiding these situations in the future is by developing our own talent.

From The42 Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

From The42 Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

From The42 'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in' Band Of Brothers

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'

Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.

From The42 'If I had a euro for every time I was called a f*cking Black and Tan or an English c**t' Abuse

'If I had a euro for every time I was called a f*cking Black and Tan or an English c**t'

Beaufort’s Welsh native Nathan Breen is bidding for the ultimate glory in Croke Park later today.

From The42 TV Wrap - Matt Williams' harsh words leaves a nation finding solace in the GAA Tv Wrap

TV Wrap - Matt Williams' harsh words leaves a nation finding solace in the GAA

Nobody saw defeat against England coming, which made it all the worse.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat Setback

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

From The42 'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield Cork Born And Bred This post contains videos

'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher is aiming to become the first Irishman since 2008 to play for the Reds.

From The42 From chasing basketball dream in New York to stunning debut against All-Ireland champions in Clones Hoop Dreams

From chasing basketball dream in New York to stunning debut against All-Ireland champions in Clones

Former Ireland U20s basketball star Stephen O’Hanlon scored a goal against Dublin on his first appearance for Monaghan last Sunday.

From The42 'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink Bull

'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink

The Ireland loosehead came close to retiring from rugby in 2015.

From The42 From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP Column

From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP

The former Cowboys quarterback is making a name for himself as the best commentator in sports, writes Steve O’Rourke.

From The42 TV Wrap - A winter of moaning finally ends while Brolly meets the new sheriff in town No Joe Show

TV Wrap - A winter of moaning finally ends while Brolly meets the new sheriff in town

Elsewhere, it seems that Jeff Stelling’s unforgettable trip to the 2017 All-Ireland final wasn’t so unforgettable after all.

From The42 'Football was her life - it was all she ever wanted to do': The revolutionary and unheralded Irish icon Superstar

'Football was her life - it was all she ever wanted to do': The revolutionary and unheralded Irish icon

Anne O’Brien was still a teenager when she made history and signed for Stade de Reims. The rest of her story is even more remarkable.

From The42 'Joe told me he hadn't seen enough of me. I knew I needed to move' Murphy's Law

'Joe told me he hadn't seen enough of me. I knew I needed to move'

Now very much an adopted Ulsterman, Jordi Murphy hopes his big-game performances for the province will get him into the Ireland team.

'My Dad has always said, 'this is the land my children are going to prosper in''

After a stunning breakthrough year in 2018, Patience Jumbo-Gula is one of Ireland’s most exciting young track and field athletes.

From The42 Join The42 for a special Six Nations preview event with Simon Zebo & Murray Kinsella Six Nations

Join The42 for a special Six Nations preview event with Simon Zebo & Murray Kinsella

The Racing 92 man joins us in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre on Thursday 31 January.

From The42 'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important' Interview

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

From The42 The one-time Irish wonderkid now back at Liverpool Unbreakable This post contains videos

The one-time Irish wonderkid now back at Liverpool

Once considered Ireland’s next big thing, Richie Partridge on how his failure to make it as a top-level footballer opened up a new path.

From The42 'That's something people can get lost in... at the end of the day it is our hobby' Dub Star

'That's something people can get lost in... at the end of the day it is our hobby'

Dublin star Niamh Collins leads a busy life, both on and off the pitch.

From The42 'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival Rain Dance

'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival

Watering in January? Welcome to global warming, writes Johnny Ward in his first column for The42.

From The42 'All I did was throw a c-bomb into the mix but if your face doesn’t fit you're cast out' Bring Your Dinner

'All I did was throw a c-bomb into the mix but if your face doesn’t fit you're cast out'

John Sitton was the star of cult documentary ‘Leyton Orient: Club for a Fiver’. After it aired, he was shunned by the football world, sank into a depression, and retrained as a taxi driver.

From The42 'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see' Not About The Bike

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

From The42 'I kind of feel like I was the nearly-man in my career. I don't want to be the nearly-man' Lilywhite Lightning This post contains videos

'I kind of feel like I was the nearly-man in my career. I don't want to be the nearly-man'

After losing half a year to injury, boxer Eric Donovan is keen to get a European title shot as soon as he can.

From The42 The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts Interview This post contains videos

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts

Seán Mannion chats to The42 about his remarkable boxing career.

From The42 'Even in the darkest of days in hurling, she would have always said you'll have your day' Clonoulty Champs

'Even in the darkest of days in hurling, she would have always said you'll have your day'

2018 was a year to remember for Tipperary hurling club Clonoulty-Rossmore.

From The42 The son of a Cork GAA legend's unexpected role in ending a 33-year wait Keeper Of The Faith

The son of a Cork GAA legend's unexpected role in ending a 33-year wait

From a junior championship trouncing to a senior county final triumph, John Kerins had a year to remember.

From The42 'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton Influence This post contains videos

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton

Paddy Madden on how a move to League One outfit Fleetwood Town has reignited his career.

From The42 4 Irish female pro boxers, who aren't named Katie Taylor, to keep an eye out for in 2019 Joining The Ranks

4 Irish female pro boxers, who aren't named Katie Taylor, to keep an eye out for in 2019

Siobhán O’Leary, Elaine Greenan, Cathy McAleer and the returning Lynn Harvey will fly the flag for Irish women’s pro boxing alongside world champ Taylor over the next year.

From The42 'Sometimes it's better to accept what can't be and move on': The Irish coach pressing reset in Bangladesh Interview

'Sometimes it's better to accept what can't be and move on': The Irish coach pressing reset in Bangladesh

Lisburn native Johnny McKinstry turned down football opportunities in the UK to stick to his guns and his sense of adventure.

From The42 'I didn't expect the rebound. I hit it, and to me, the ball was in the net but it came back off the post' Comeback Kid

'I didn't expect the rebound. I hit it, and to me, the ball was in the net but it came back off the post'

Clare’s Aron Shanagher reflects on his comeback for the Clare hurlers in 2018 following an ACL injury.

From The42 The man in Joe Schmidt's first Ireland squad who played his final competitive game at 26 Interview

The man in Joe Schmidt's first Ireland squad who played his final competitive game at 26

An injury sustained in a Premiership semi-final in 2015 forced Niall Morris into early retirement.

From The42 Taylor paying price for changing the game, but the best must start fighting the best in women's boxing Speedbumps

Taylor paying price for changing the game, but the best must start fighting the best in women's boxing

The female fight game is on the rise, but it will flatline if the fights aren’t right. Currently, two fellow champions are pricing themselves out of a scrap with Katie Taylor.

From The42 'It's been a mad few months': From Trinity and Dalymount to marking Mo Salah and gracing the Fifa Club World Cup Ben Mohamed Baby This post contains videos

'It's been a mad few months': From Trinity and Dalymount to marking Mo Salah and gracing the Fifa Club World Cup

Ayman Ben Mohamed talks about his time in the League of Ireland, studying at Trinity and winning the African Champions League.

From The42 'When this present generation of players goes, is there another bunch coming through?' Carlow Rising

'When this present generation of players goes, is there another bunch coming through?'

We chat to Carlow hurling boss Colm Bonnar ahead of a huge year for his team.

From The42 'Being in a team with guys like Shearer and Owen is something I definitely appreciate more now' Interview

'Being in a team with guys like Shearer and Owen is something I definitely appreciate more now'

Former Ireland winger Alan O’Brien reflects on his career in football.

From The42 'I never thought I'd be back playing camogie so it was lovely to bring him and say he got onto Croke Park' Mother And Son

'I never thought I'd be back playing camogie so it was lovely to bring him and say he got onto Croke Park'

Cork legend Briege Corkery speaks to The42 about her comeback to inter-county camogie in 2018 and the birth of her son Tadhg.

From The42 'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself' Perseverance

'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on overcoming doubt and personal adversity in 2018 to become a world champion.

From The42 The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year History Maker This post contains videos

The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year

Phil Healy chats to The42 about the changes she implemented that contributed to a career-best 12 months.

From The42 'Women's sport hasn't been visible enough to occupy that same spot in our hearts. It should, it can and it will' 20x20 Vision

'Women's sport hasn't been visible enough to occupy that same spot in our hearts. It should, it can and it will'

One of the brains behind the 20×20 campaign, Sarah Colgan, sat down with The42 to delve deeper into the landmark campaign.

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