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#Editor's picks

From The42 TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage On The Box

TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage

The two broadcasters have learned from each other and now there’s little difference in their approach.

From The42 Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better' Interview This post contains videos

Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better'

The former Liverpool striker on overcoming his addiction to football and fame.

From The42 'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer' Interview

'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer'

Limerick MMA fighter Catherine Costigan speaks to The42 about her mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer and her return to the Octagon.

From The42 Portrait mode: Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad line out for unique tournament pen pics Picture Perfect

Portrait mode: Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad line out for unique tournament pen pics

INPHO’S Dan Sheridan has tried to capture the people behind the Ireland crest in these brilliant images.

From The42 Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now BTL

Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now

The series editor of the iconic Best American Sportswriting anthology joins us on the latest edition of the show.

From The42 GAA values, All-Ireland tickets and Premier League ambition: John Egan on what makes Sheffield United unique Blades Of Glory

GAA values, All-Ireland tickets and Premier League ambition: John Egan on what makes Sheffield United unique

The Cork native aims to be in Croke Park to support the Kingdom this weekend.

From The42 'I've lost some great friends - pilots in aviation accidents. Life can be very fickle' Flying The Flag

'I've lost some great friends - pilots in aviation accidents. Life can be very fickle'

How his military career shaped Jim Gavin the manager.

From The42 Episode 4 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Alan English - is out now NEXT EPISODE

Episode 4 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Alan English - is out now

The former Sunday Times sports editor joins us on the latest edition of the show.

From The42 No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic Irish Prospect

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic

‘Dara has everything. He’s like, mentally, he’s thinking about every minute of the training. Whatever you tell him, he is there.’

From The42 The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991 THE OTHER JOE SHOW

The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991

Joe Schmidt got a taste of Ireland long before Leinster recruited him from Clermont.

How Murphy and Hogan were primed for modern goalkeeping roles

Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy and Brian Hogan of Tipperary honed their skills as outfield players.

From The42 From transition year in Ballincollig to facing the world champions in LA LA Lights

From transition year in Ballincollig to facing the world champions in LA

Seventeen-year-old Éabha O’Mahony made her senior international debut for Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

From The42 Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream All Or Nothing This post contains videos

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream

Shane O’Donoghue, Stephen Cole and Daragh Walsh talk about putting their lives on hold to pull on the green jersey.

From The42 Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler Gorey's Finest This post contains videos

Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler

Garda Niall Kennedy will take on the biggest fight of his career in Boston tonight, and has been working with fellow Gorey man Conor McDonald in his latest camp.

From The42 'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level' Brains Trust

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'

Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.

From The42 Humans of the LOI: The famous soup of Finn Park A Wee Drop

Humans of the LOI: The famous soup of Finn Park

Pat and Margaret set up a shop in Finn Park to help bring in funds for the Donegal club. 22 years later, and their homemade soup is the main attraction.

'Food and mood go hand-in-hand': Fuelling Ireland's World Cup bid

IRFU performance nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin is travelling to her third World Cup, and she brings us inside preparations for Japan.

From The42 'His running style was actually slowing him down. They basically retaught him how to run' A Star Is Born

'His running style was actually slowing him down. They basically retaught him how to run'

Former Kerry footballer Sean O’Sullivan and Gary McGrath of the Sem recall their days of coaching David Clifford.

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Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source

Members will receive a load of cool benefits but – relax, comment section – nothing will change on the site.

From The42 'I actually tore the bone off the bone. I knew I did fairly serious damage' Talk To Joe

'I actually tore the bone off the bone. I knew I did fairly serious damage'

In a wide-ranging interview, Joe Canning discusses the groin injury that derailed his season, playing golf with Shane Lowry and the rise of tactics in hurling.

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

From The42 'Anyone who played with me will tell you I achieved more than I ever should have' Interview

'Anyone who played with me will tell you I achieved more than I ever should have'

Damien Delaney recounts his professional football career, having announced his retirement earlier this month.

'Young people are different' - Why Davy Fitz has ditched pre-game team-talks

Kevin Foley and Diarmuid O’Keeffe discuss the Wexford manager’s unconventional methods.

From The42 'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform Unimpressed

'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Irish boss flags his concerns with the FAI’s new rules and how little respect he has for those that got Irish football into this mess.

From The42 How the irrepressible Ryan McHugh torched the Kerry defence from deep Player Watch

How the irrepressible Ryan McHugh torched the Kerry defence from deep

The Kilcar flyer was directly responsible for 1-8 in one of his greatest ever displays in the Donegal jersey.

From The42 Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays Smarts

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

From The42 The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights Major Winner

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights

A player for the big occasion, the Clara man has hit the form of his life having endured a worrying slide down the rankings.

From The42 Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush Memory Lane

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

From The42 Just 18 months into his Kerry career, this is already David Clifford's team Player Watch

Just 18 months into his Kerry career, this is already David Clifford's team

The heir to Colm Cooper’s throne, Clifford shone on the big stage once again.

From The42 'We just hugged and Eoin said: 'We did this, Dad, me and you'' World Cup Winner

'We just hugged and Eoin said: 'We did this, Dad, me and you''

It hasn’t been an easy journey but Jody Morgan was the proudest man in Lord’s on Sunday.

From The42 TV Wrap - Live coverage of women's World Cup goes a long way to silencing critics On The Box

TV Wrap - Live coverage of women's World Cup goes a long way to silencing critics

Elsewhere, a few classic Irish tropes emerged on The Sunday Game.

From The42 'There's not a day that goes by when I don't miss Leinster' Blue Blood

'There's not a day that goes by when I don't miss Leinster'

Kurt McQuilkin played, captained and coached Leinster, but a family tragedy meant he had to leave his adopted province in 2016.

From The42 Soccer celebrations, carrying sandbags over hills, and ending a 28-year wait for Ulster glory Down Memory Lane

Soccer celebrations, carrying sandbags over hills, and ending a 28-year wait for Ulster glory

As Cavan go in search of an Ulster SFC crown, The42 looks back at their last triumph in 1997.

From The42 No escape from lure of horse ownership for me after Operation Houdini Racing

No escape from lure of horse ownership for me after Operation Houdini

Johnny Ward trots down memory lane and praises the humble claimer.

From The42 'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it' Royal Rule

'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it'

Meath greats Mick Lyons and Liam Harnan reflect on their football careers.

From The42 'It was a great experience but it was tinged with a bit of disappointment as well' World Cup Memories

'It was a great experience but it was tinged with a bit of disappointment as well'

Alan Kernaghan talks to The42 of going to the World Cup in 1994, having grown up expecting to play for Northern Ireland.

From The42 How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final The Troubles This post contains videos

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final

‘I heard what I thought was a cork popping. I looked behind me and there was a bullet-hole in the mirror.’

From The42 Old issues of style of play raised again ahead of must-win clash with Gibraltar Preview

Old issues of style of play raised again ahead of must-win clash with Gibraltar

Mick McCarthy bristled slightly on Ireland’s need to play open, expansive football ahead of tonight’s game in Dublin.

From The42 'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home Looking Back This post contains videos

'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home

Ex-Longford and Galway player Eric Lavine recalls his career in the League of Ireland.

From The42 Full throttle: Nicci Daly's drive for the extraordinary Nic Of Time

Full throttle: Nicci Daly's drive for the extraordinary

After helping Ireland to the Hockey World Cup final, Tokyo 2020 is no mere fantasy for Nicci Daly.

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