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#LOI Legends

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates'

Philip Hughes on a career with 19 transfers, 11 clubs and 138 goals.

# loi-legends - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid'

Former St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians defender Maurice O’Driscoll on facing one of the greats, a brief spell managing in the LOI and his highly-rated son Aaron.

# loi-legends - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'I was so disillusioned that, believe it or not, I don’t even watch football anymore' Speak Memory This post contains videos

'I was so disillusioned that, believe it or not, I don’t even watch football anymore'

Jonathan Speak on winning the treble with Derry, getting relegated on the last day with Finn Harps and numerous other highs and lows.

# loi-legends - 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.

# loi-legends - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'I drew crowds wherever I went. Even when we played away I put a couple of thousand on the gate'

Carl Davenport was a star on and off the pitch for Cork Celtic and Hibs during a golden period for football on Leeside.

# loi-legends - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Things were going really well and what killed me looking back was Ron Atkinson got the bullet'

Alan Kirby talks to The42 about his time at Aston Villa and his fond memories of playing with various League of Ireland teams.

# loi-legends - Sunday 29 April, 2018

"I walked down the road. It was the loneliest walk. I said 'there's 20 years of my life'" FAGO This post contains videos

"I walked down the road. It was the loneliest walk. I said 'there's 20 years of my life'"

Sligo Rovers legend Tony Fagan on his long love affair with the club where he made his name.

# loi-legends - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I told Fergie to shove his Manchester United contract and he told me to get out of his office'

Joe Hanrahan’s career included League of Ireland and FAI Cup medals, plus a spell at Old Trafford.

# loi-legends - Sunday 15 April, 2018

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'" Remember When This post contains videos

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'"

Cork City legend Dave Barry on winning All-Irelands, scoring against Bayern Munich, Patsy Freyne’s fondness for a smoke and representing Ireland against Man United.

# loi-legends - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'Liam Brady ran across to me and said ‘Paddy, your Panathinaikos players are f***ing mad!''

Ex-Ireland, Shamrock Rovers, Chelsea and West Brom full-back Paddy Mulligan on his beginnings and a wonderful playing career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 April, 2018

‘We weren't allowed use a soccer ball… GAA would have been the sport in the school’ Different Times This post contains videos

‘We weren't allowed use a soccer ball… GAA would have been the sport in the school’

Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne legend Mick Neville on growing up in a different Ireland, his illustrious playing career and coaching future stars.

# loi-legends - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'

One of the League of Ireland’s great goalscorers reflects on his career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'Ireland was gone as a country. Michael Jackson played Páirc Uí Chaoimh... Next day, I was on a plane' His Father's Son This post contains videos

'Ireland was gone as a country. Michael Jackson played Páirc Uí Chaoimh... Next day, I was on a plane'

One of the League of Ireland’s greatest strikers, Pat Morley, on his road to becoming a Cork City legend.

# loi-legends - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'Out of the blue, I got a phone call to say Manchester United were interested in me' Dreams This post contains videos

'Out of the blue, I got a phone call to say Manchester United were interested in me'

Liam O’Brien reflects on a memorable career that included stints at Shamrock Rovers, the Red Devils and Newcastle.

# loi-legends - Sunday 4 March, 2018

‘No other clubs were offering full-time deals... I’d just bought a house and had a kid’ Fabio This post contains videos

‘No other clubs were offering full-time deals... I’d just bought a house and had a kid’

One of the League of Ireland’s all-time top goalscorers, Declan O’Brien, reflects on a career that saw him to go from hero to villain and back again.

# loi-legends - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'

Alan Cawley talks joining Leeds United as a teenager, winning a league title with Shelbourne and getting into TV punditry.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen' Karl Marx Of The Left Wing This post contains videos

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen'

As The42′s League of Ireland legends series is renewed for a second season, we chat to former Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers star Terry Eviston.

# loi-legends - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'I don't think I would get a good reception if I went back to the club and that is disappointing'

The last defender to win the PFAI Player of the Year award on life in New Zealand and what went before it.

# loi-legends - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time'

Cork City are looking to end a memorable season on a high in the FAI Cup final this weekend. Dan Murray, one of the club’s most highly regarded ex-players, has been present for the good times and the bad.

# loi-legends - Sunday 29 October, 2017

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’

Eoin Hand chats to The42 about his incredible career in football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country'

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player and current Bray boss Harry Kenny chats to The42 about his distinguished career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 15 October, 2017

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'" Interview This post contains videos

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'"

Gary Twigg tells The42 how he overcame a number of setbacks to become a League of Ireland legend.

# loi-legends - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I told Bobby Robson I wasn’t coming back to England' Interview This post contains videos

'I told Bobby Robson I wasn’t coming back to England'

Dundalk, Athlone and Bohemians legend Turlough O’Connor reflects on a memorable career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'

Midfielder Paul Keegan opens up about his playing days in England and returning home to help Waterford’s cause.

# loi-legends - Sunday 24 September, 2017

"You're thinking: 'We're 45 minutes away from the group stages of the Champions League'" LOI Legends This post contains videos

"You're thinking: 'We're 45 minutes away from the group stages of the Champions League'"

Ollie Cahill chats to The42 about a memorable career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'I was actually offered a new contract but that was taken away when Souness left'

Gavin Peers looks back on a decorated career that saw him win ever major honour in Irish football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 10 September, 2017

‘People think that football started in Ireland with Jack Charlton, but that’s simply not true’

Legendary League of Ireland striker Mick Leech looks back on his record-breaking career with Shamrock Rovers that included a brief period of swapping Milltown for Tinseltown.

# loi-legends - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'That was the beginning of the end at Cork City because the new owners were strange, strange people'

Having just turned 70, we catch up with one of the most unmistakable personalities in Irish football — Damien Richardson.

# loi-legends - Sunday 27 August, 2017

‘I was confident that I was good enough… But I was worried about having a nightmare’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

‘I was confident that I was good enough… But I was worried about having a nightmare’

Neale Fenn tells The42 about making his debut against Manchester United and winning titles at Cork, Bohs and Rovers.

# loi-legends - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'This is Cork... there's no way those f**kers are coming down and taking the league from us'

From the Cork minor football panel to the first team at Brighton and success in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Pat hands me the phone and it was Kenny Dalglish. He goes ‘We really want you to sign’'

Eddie Gormley tells us all about his time in England, returning to the League of Ireland and falling into management.

# loi-legends - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'Captaining your hometown club to the league makes all those nights training in the rain and dark worthwhile'

Peter Hutton reflects on his Derry City career which featured three FAI Cups and the Premier Division title in 1997, as well as making Ryan McBride club captain in 2014.

# loi-legends - Sunday 30 July, 2017

'Ollie Byrne said ‘listen, we’ve got a chance of beating Deportivo’. That was the belief he had'

Pat Fenlon looks back on a glittering career in football — both as a player and a manager.

# loi-legends - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

# loi-legends - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio'

Brendan Bradley on his remarkable League of Ireland legacy and playing alongside a footballing icon.

# loi-legends - Sunday 9 July, 2017

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya" Interview This post contains videos

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"

Eamon Zayed chats to The42 about a remarkable career in the League of Ireland and beyond.

# loi-legends - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'You were against Pele and Beckenbauer. It was like going to play in Hollywood'

Pat Byrne recalls growing up with Kevin Moran, success at Shamrock Rovers, managing Shelbourne, playing in the US and ending Liverpool’s 85-game unbeaten run with Leicester.

# loi-legends - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'We used to kick the s**t out of each other in training but the bond was incredible'

Joe Gamble, the last domestic player to represent Ireland, reflects on an eventful career at home and abroad.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!''

We chat to Pat Scully about his career in England, representing his country at every level and success in the League of Ireland — both as a player and a manager.

# loi-legends - Monday 5 June, 2017

‘I knew I was a good player but the manager didn’t believe me’

Dismissed as a youngster, Jason Byrne tells The42 how he went on to become a League of Ireland legend.

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