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Monday 6 August, 2018

'He's intelligent, tactically very capable and full of ambition': Bayern impressed by Irish-eligible teenager

Ryan Johansson is expected to be included in the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad next month.

Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Italian football in the 1980s was the pinnacle and at the epicentre was a mercurial Dubliner'

There was so much more to Liam Brady’s time in Italy than a two-year spell with Juventus.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history

A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.

Sunday 22 July, 2018

'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell

Alex Krstic on conquering the Derry accent, the club’s mid-80s revolution and being a local sex symbol.

'A Hollywood movie script that you wouldn't believe': How a shy boy from Dundrum took on the world

It’s almost 40 years ago to the day when Derek Daly found himself on the starting grid of the British Grand Prix.

Saturday 21 July, 2018

'He shone like a beacon through all the gloom': Maradona, Clough and the makings of Roy Keane

25 years ago this week, the Irish midfielder signed for Manchester United.

Sunday 15 July, 2018

In memory of my Mother: football, family and finding comfort in the past

After his Mum passed away, Eoin O’Callaghan began to look into his grandfather’s football career in 1920s Cork.

Monday 9 July, 2018

'Being here opens your eyes': the Irishman and the biggest success story in American soccer

Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney arriving in MLS, the league’s best storyline is Atlanta United.

Saturday 7 July, 2018

Juventus, Olympic gold, a World Cup final and then obscurity: the coach England shunned

George Raynor brought plenty of success to Sweden but was never afforded any opportunities where he wanted them most.

Saturday 30 June, 2018

From Cashel to Buenos Aires: the remarkable Irish influence on Argentina's football history

The Irishmen who founded Lobos Athletic Club, Velez Sarsfield’s background and Paddy McCarthy’s impact on Boca Juniors.

Friday 29 June, 2018

The Penalty Doctor: the science behind spot kicks and what we can expect at this World Cup

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, a professor at the London School of Economics, is the definitive voice on penalties.

Thursday 28 June, 2018

How Irish football's 'age of innocence' came back from the dead after World Cup tiebreaker oddity

Atmosphere was fraught at Italia ’90 but two different kinds of draws changed football history.

Sunday 24 June, 2018

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

Thursday 21 June, 2018

The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland

Socrates never did play for UCD or Shelbourne and he never tasted Sigerson Cup action either. So, where did the stories come from?

Sunday 10 June, 2018

The inadvertent World Cup hero who went from Matt Busby's Manchester United to Waterford

Ed McIlvenny turned up in the League of Ireland after a remarkable and inexplicable few years.

Saturday 26 May, 2018

‘A lot of players have said it makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up’

The story behind the Champions League anthem, in the words of composer Tony Britten.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself but there's no point - I was the lucky one'

Tony Cousins on Chelsea in the 1980s, those infamous Liverpool Christmas parties and a legendary League of Ireland career.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

'Cantona had the presence, just the way he stood. There was a period in the 90s when he was king'

In 1994, Gavin Peacock was part of a Chelsea side that undeservedly suffered at Wembley against Manchester United.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'I want to be Ireland's number one - and I know they're watching me'

Sean McDermott is playing consistent top-flight football but there’s been no call from Martin O’Neill yet.

Sunday 13 May, 2018

'I can remember the faces in the dugout when I told him to go f**k himself': the remarkable tale of Joe Cleary

Before PJ Conlon, the Cork native had his moment to shine in Major League Baseball but it didn’t go very well.

Thursday 10 May, 2018

'I never saw anything I could say was untoward': Tony Cousins on toxic Chelsea racism claims

The League of Ireland legend spent a couple of years at the club in the mid-1980s.

Monday 7 May, 2018

'He had some demons but I think you have to put the whole story into perspective'

It’s 20 years since Justin Fashanu died by suicide.

Saturday 5 May, 2018

'Pulling on that green shirt and playing for the senior side? It would be a dream come true'

Limerick’s Anthony Forde is heading for the League One play-offs with Rotherham but he’s not only keen on a return to the Championship.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Most remarkably of all, this was him at his peak': When the Pearl shone brightest

It’s 25 years since the icon was crowned the PFA Player of the Year.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

'I didn't sleep for two weeks, to be honest. Staff possibly losing their jobs? It was strange, scary'

Faced with the prospect of relegation shortly after arriving, Dubliner Gary Dicker has seen Kilmarnock conjure a remarkable turnaround

Thursday 12 April, 2018

'War. Death. My God, what have these children seen?': Football, Roscommon and refugees

In Ballaghaderreen, Adrian Carberry is using an international language to help the local Syrian community integrate.

Sunday 8 April, 2018

'He joked about setting up a friendly against us': Maradona and his new-found interest in GAA

A club in the Middle East has been educating the Argentine icon on Gaelic football.

Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I went straight home, got into bed, and put the pillow over my head': the Manchester 'slaughter' of 1989

Manchester City have inflicted embarrassing defeats on their local rivals but the 5-1 defeat at Maine Road was a seismic moment.

Monday 2 April, 2018

'It was just raw emotion': Megan Connolly on going viral, sibling rivalry and a different Irish camp

The Cork native is back for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and making big plans for her future.

Friday 30 March, 2018

'It's all up for Manchester United now': An Easter collapse, Anfield and dressing-room 'f**k yous'

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side should’ve won the title in 1992 but the wheels came flying off during a hectic eight-day period.

Sunday 25 March, 2018

'You have to sacrifice a lot to play in this league - the wages aren't there to support you'

Cobh Ramblers goalkeeper and captain Paul Hunt is balancing 4am starts with trying to push his side to promotion.

Friday 23 March, 2018

'The biggest f**king mistake I ever made': how a friendly with Turkey changed everything

Full of confidence and looking forward to playing at a World Cup, there was a shock in store for Gary Waddock.

Monday 19 March, 2018

'Playing against Barca and Real - I thank my lucky stars': the Irishman who took La Liga by storm

Just a few months after facing Athlone Town and Finn Harps, Alan Campbell was leading the line at the Camp Nou and the Bernabeu.

'I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and who knows what can happen over here?'

Lee J Lynch has swapped Shannonside for the US and is hoping to put himself in the shop window.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

25 years on, the first ever Uefa Champions League makes you pine for a by-gone era

The tournament has grown from a small, exclusive club to a modern behemoth but sometimes bigger isn’t necessarily better.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

'You're part of the club forever because you've worn that red shirt...it's just magical'

Before the Class of ’92, Finglas native Derek Brazil was one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ at Manchester United.

Sunday 4 March, 2018

'I just didn't enjoy football anymore. I needed to take myself out of my comfort zone.'

Former Republic of Ireland underage international Conor Henderson has rediscovered his love of the game in Bulgaria.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

'He was a man who was often running away from himself': a complex, tragic sports story

A new film documents the life of revolutionary figure skater John Curry.

Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We've had two years living in paradise but in this business you can't get too attached'

After plenty of chaos and confusion, Tipperary’s Richie Ryan is swapping Miami for Cincinnati and still chasing the MLS dream.

Sunday 18 February, 2018

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland' BBM

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland'

Having eased from the pitch to the dugout, Brian Barry-Murphy is preparing for the biggest day in Rochdale’s recent history.

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