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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994 The Jersey Boys This post contains videos

When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994

On the 20th anniversary of one of Irish football’s most famous days, we revisit the story with the people who made it happen.

‘They’d only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport’ chats to Trevor Birney — the producer behind the ESPN ‘30 for 30′ doc on the Loughinisland tragedy.


# editors-picks - Friday 13 June, 2014

Letter from Brazil: I’ll buy FIFA-branded water but not locals’ World Cup conspiracy theories

The tournament isn’t going to paper over the cracks, writes our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford.

# editors-picks - Thursday 12 June, 2014

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Diego Maradona, USA 1994 El Diez This post contains videos

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Diego Maradona, USA 1994

South American football specialist Marcela Mora y Araujo tells us about the traumatic scandal that still reverberates through Argentinian football.

Martin O’Neill confirms Roy Keane’s in Aston Villa job talks

The Ireland manager addressed the decision his assistant will have to make this summer.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 June, 2014

Johnny Doyle: ‘When the Kildare team ran out onto Croke Park, I must admit I was a bit emotional’’s new Gaelic football columnist on watching Kildare in action for the first time since retiring.

John Gardiner: Cork and Kilkenny issue statements of intent while Offaly hit rock bottom’s columnist was hugely impressed by the Rebels and the Cats over the weekend.

Analysis: Ireland’s new-look midfield shows promise in Argentina

The trio of Jonny Sexton, Luke Marshall and Darren Cave provided a strong attacking performance.

Letter from Brazil: ‘Standing over me in his underpants’ the face of the World Cup, Neymar

Our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford reports from Salvador where the Brazil playmaker is on every street corner.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Download your office sweepstakes kit here, World Cup fans

Get behind a team AND take money off your workmates.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Roberto Baggio, USA 1994 Man On The Edge This post contains videos

The greatest World Cup tragedies: Roberto Baggio, USA 1994

Though an enigmatic figure, the attacker almost carried his side to glory. But he’s best-remembered for a missed penalty.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 June, 2014

The day one of the best teams of the 1980s put on a show at Lansdowne Road

Michael Laudup’s Denmark were on their way to the World Cup in Mexico when they laced up in Dublin in 1985.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Analysis: Added line speed moves Leinster’s defence in positive direction

Using GIFs and screenshots, we examine how Matt O’Connor has gone about changing the Leinster ‘D’.

‘The greatest day of my club career’ – Fifth time lucky for junior soccer legend ‘Chalky’ Walsh

Ireland’s record caps holder finally got his hands on the FAI Junior Cup over the weekend after losing out in four finals.

# editors-picks - Monday 26 May, 2014

Analysis: How Alan Cadogan and Austin Gleeson made their senior hurling mark

The Cork and Waterford debutants starred and we take a closer look at how they managed it.

John Gardiner: Cork off the early pace, Cadogan just like Deane and Waterford’s tactics’s new hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s thrilling draw in Thurles.

# editors-picks - Sunday 25 May, 2014

O Canarinho – Brazil’s iconic jersey that epitomises football and the World Cup

How the yellow jersey came to represent so much.

# editors-picks - Saturday 24 May, 2014

‘You have to be realistic’: how Brian Murphy helped QPR’s promotion push from the bench

QPR’s number two will be ready if he’s thrust into today’s play-off final against Derby County.

Analysis: Nine years on, we ask how Liverpool won THAT Champions League final

We outline just how Rafa Benitez’s side pulled off one of the most famous sporting comebacks ever.

‘My wee was orange, like the contents of a bottle of Lucozade’ — John Mullane on passing Davy’s tests

In an extract from Damian Lawlor’s new book Fields Of Fire, the former Waterford star traces the evolution of the Déise’s preparation.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Where are they now? Louis van Gaal’s Champions League-winning Ajax team

Ever wonder whatever happened to Finidi George?

# editors-picks - Monday 19 May, 2014

The economics of the playground: how sticker-collecting kids create the perfect marketplace

UCC lecturer David Butler explains that we were all thinking about ‘intuitive economics’ when trying to finish those sticker books.

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 May, 2014

How triathlon participation in Ireland grew by 120% in 5 years

Scott Graham tells us about the success of this increasingly popular activity and his hopes for its future.

IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby

‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’

Behind the scenes of The Sunday Game – 35 years on air and still going strong

RTÉ’s flagship GAA show is running since 1979 and is back on our screens today for another summer.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

‘You could live like a celebrity if you wanted’: Rob Heffernan is chasing that winning feeling again

After putting on more weight than he’d have liked last year, the 50km World Champion is feeling lean and hungry again.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 May, 2014

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 May, 2014

18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection

Ever feel fanatical about this mid-90s phenomenon? You’re not alone.

# editors-picks - Friday 9 May, 2014

10 moments that defined the maddest Premier League season in ages

Managers sticking the head in players, high-waist trousers and jerseys and poor ol’ David Moyes.

# editors-picks - Monday 5 May, 2014

Remembering Alan Feeley – ‘Life is so fragile but he left the world in a better place’

‘Alan’s Sports Extravaganza’ will take place on August 2nd in UL to honour the memory of the late Mayo man and increase awareness on organ donation.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland’s GPS system to the next level

Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins to explain the latest fascinating developments.

Where are they now? Liverpool’s 1990 title-winning team

In May 1990, Liverpool were crowned league champions but whatever happened to those players?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Roland Ratzenberger: the tragedy Formula 1 forgot, after Senna

The Austrian died less than 24 hours before the Brazilian legend on the same track in Imola.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Analysis: Munster match Toulon’s fierce physicality but errors prove costly (Part 2)

Using GIFs and videos, we examine some of the penalty concessions and handling errors from Rob Penney’s men in Marseille.

# editors-picks - Monday 28 April, 2014

Analysis: Munster match Toulon’s fierce physicality but errors prove costly (Part 1)

Using GIFs and videos, we take a look at the excellence of Rob Penney’s men in the tight and with their restarts.

26 of the best pictures from this year’s Allianz football league Caught On Camera This post contains images

26 of the best pictures from this year’s Allianz football league

Dublin, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary celebrated at the close of the spring campaign.

Puppies, Brazil and blondes: 10 things we learned from today’s cracking Roy Keane interview

Ireland’s assistant coach was in great form on the radio this morning.

# editors-picks - Friday 25 April, 2014

This is what Croke Park will look like when it hosts American football

There’s a striking distance in the size of the two pitches.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 April, 2014

The Ballymena years: Brendan Rodgers’ first steps on his journey to top of the football world

Carnlough’s most famous son looks set to become the first Northern Irishman in 101 years to win a First Division title.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

‘David will be hurting’ – Wilf McGuinness on how it feels to be sacked by United

We spoke to one man who knows how David Moyes feels.