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# editors-picks - Sunday 13 April, 2014

This Irish start-up is making snacks for some of the world’s top athletes

Dubliner Dave McGeady is trying to elbow his way into the sports nutrition market with his company Wyldsson.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 April, 2014

The first Irish goalkeeper to win the FA Cup, his friendship with Seán Lemass and IRA past

Tom Farquharson emigrated to Wales after being arrested for IRA involvement in the early 1920s. He was a cup winner six years later.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 April, 2014

5 things to look out for during tomorrow’s Ulster v Connacht inter-pro derby

Tommy Bowe at 13, Connacht’s young stars and Rob Herring filling in for Rory Best are on the agenda.

‘I don’t think I’ll do a Seaman and play ’til 40′ – Ireland’s record caps holder Emma Byrne

The vastly-experienced Arsenal goalkeeper lined out for the 106th in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier last weekend… but it proved to be a day to forget.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

‘I slipped the biscuits into my pocket’ – Trevor Welch on how he surprised Mourinho with custard creams Custard Creams This post contains videos

# editors-picks - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Wayne Hutchinson: ‘I must talk. I know I need help. This is a path I can’t walk alone.’

The Waterford GAA player shares his personal experience of living with depression.

Analysis: Munster’s breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot

We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.

Seamus Coleman: ‘I don’t think you can ever stop improving’

Seamus Coleman may have schooled Santi Cazorla on Sunday but the Everton and Ireland defender says he has still has a lot to learn himself.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 April, 2014

5 of our favourite fitness apps for April

From ones that keep track of your weight, to those that get you on the move.

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

# editors-picks - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Sky Sports set to broadcast GAA championship games this summer as TV deal announced

The GAA have announced the new package to cover the period 2014-2017.

# editors-picks - Monday 31 March, 2014

6 talking points after yesterday’s hurling league action

Plenty to debate after a weekend where Tipperary, Clare, Kilkenny, Galway and Dublin claimed victories.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 March, 2014

The Irishman competing in the Spartan Death Race to inspire his son

Rory O’Grady is preparing for an event that is likely to last over 70 hours and which only 10% of the elite athletes competing successfully finish.

# editors-picks - Friday 28 March, 2014

What goes into being a professional fullback? Munster’s Felix Jones explains…

Kick chase, counter-attacking, one-on-one tackling and painting pictures to the opposition out-half are on the agenda.

# editors-picks - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Keane and O’Neill ‘going nowhere’, despite Stan Collymore’s call for Nottingham Forest return

The Talksport pundit reckons O’Neill and Keane are perfect for the City Ground job.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

In Pics: Ireland’s Six Nations heroes visit Temple Street and get reception at Farmleigh House Champions This post contains images

In Pics: Ireland’s Six Nations heroes visit Temple Street and get reception at Farmleigh House

Brian O’Driscoll led the Irish squad as they paraded the trophy.

# editors-picks - Friday 21 March, 2014

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)

Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 March, 2014

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 March, 2014

113 brilliant pictures of Brian O’Driscoll’s international career BYE BYE BOD This post contains images

# editors-picks - Thursday 13 March, 2014

7 talking points from last night’s GAA U21 football championship action

Cork, Tipperary, Cavan, Roscommon and Meath all triumphed last night.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Analysis: Ireland’s midfield holds the key to unlocking French defence

We’ve cracked out the GIFs and videos to examine the defensive strengths and weaknesses of Philippe Saint-André’s men.

# editors-picks - Monday 10 March, 2014

Confused by Cheltenham? Here’s how you can bluff your way through this year’s festival

If you can’t tell Ruby Walsh from Ruby Wax, we’re here to help.

# editors-picks - Friday 7 March, 2014

Stuart Byrne column: ‘Some of the bigger clubs haven’t turned up in recent years’

In the first of his weekly pieces for, the former Shelbourne midfielder turned soccer analyst previews the SSE Airtricity League curtain-raiser.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Foley: ‘If you don’t have the core skills, there’s no point in having an overall philosophy’

The Munster head coach-to-be discusses his coaching beliefs and the challenges that await.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

An oral history: Ireland’s famous win over world champions England, a decade ago

We caught up with some of the people closest to the action on a day that Irish rugby was finally convinced they could take on the best in the world.

‘You go in for a tackle and wake up 30 seconds later’ – Niall Annett on concussion in rugby

The Ulster hooker looks at the recent spate of neck injuries and concussion in rugby and how clubs are seeking to prevent it.

Cork City fans hoping good old days are back with return of club icon ‘Johnny C’ LOI

Cork City fans hoping good old days are back with return of club icon ‘Johnny C’

Leeside is buzzing ahead of the new season, writes Turner’s Cross favourite Neal Horgan.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Roy Keane and Irish football stars welcome four-year-old cancer patient Merryn Lacy to squad training

Martin O’Neill’s squad took time out from the preparations for tomorrow’s international friendly.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 March, 2014

7 talking points from the weekend’s Allianz football league action

There was plenty to debate from the weekend’s action.

# editors-picks - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Heaslip: ‘You’ve got to learn from your mistakes and fail better’

The Ireland No. 8 is focusing on positives as Ireland prepare for the closing stages of the Six Nations.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

‘Robin van Persie is a prat’ declares Johnny Giles as RTÉ panel discuss Man Utd crisis

Fellow pundit Richie Sadlier, meanwhile, called on the league champions to jettison struggling boss David Moyes.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

‘This isn’t about David Moyes or Alex Ferguson’ — Roy Keane questions players’ quality

Man Utd’s players need to turn this one around, says the former club captain.

Analysis: Ireland’s decision-making and execution lets them down in Twickenham

Joe Schmidt’s men identified the space in wide channels, but couldn’t convert it into gainline advances.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 February, 2014

29 of our favourite pictures from a brilliant weekend of GAA action GAA This post contains images

29 of our favourite pictures from a brilliant weekend of GAA action

National hurling league, interprovincial football and the climax of the college season all feature.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 February, 2014

When you’re young and want to come out, a high profile sportsperson doing the same gives you reassurance

Simon Murphy, a gay rugby player, was confused by Neil Francis’ comments last weekend.

Four-horse race? A closer look at the Premier League run-in

Some teams are big horses, some are little horses, and some are chihuahuas. We’re here to make sense of the madness.

# editors-picks - Friday 21 February, 2014

Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress

Delegates are getting set to vote on motions tomorrow in Croke Park.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Analysis: England’s aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland

With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.