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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 17 October, 2017

#LOI Legends

# 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.

# loi-legends - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'Players who travel away, they might have loads of money but they don't have the memories I have' No Regrets This post contains videos

'Players who travel away, they might have loads of money but they don't have the memories I have'

Paul Doolin chats to The42 about a distinguished career as a player and coach in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse

From the Caribbean to Galway, via Sligo Rovers, Bray and Russia, the imposing centre-back has had quite the journey.

# loi-legends - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma' Passion This post contains videos

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'

Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 7 May, 2017

The steely Scotsman who became Irish football's perennial party pooper

Tom McNulty made over 500 appearances during an illustrious 16-year career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 30 April, 2017

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’

Owen Heary chats to The42 about facing Deportivo in the Champions League and his career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'

We speak to Derry City’s favourite son and one of the League of Ireland’s all-time greats — Liam Coyle.

# loi-legends - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'To say I could have had a great career in England, that's only b******s'

Life in the League of Ireland, as seen through the eyes of iconic ex-Cork City midfielder Patsy Freyne.

# loi-legends - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'To be told at the last minute that I wouldn't even be on the bench, it was a sickener'

Stephen Geoghegan reflects on being the League of Ireland’s most prolific goalscorer in the 1990s and how it almost earned him an Ireland cap in a World Cup qualifier.

# loi-legends - Monday 3 April, 2017

'You look back and think 'F**k it, I underachieved a small bit - I don't have the medals I should have''

League of Ireland legend Billy Woods discusses Kurt Cobain hair, the remarkable Arkaga years and his love for Cork City.

# loi-legends - Sunday 26 March, 2017

‘I never enjoyed life outside of football... There’s not much you can do’

Keith Fahey on feeling homesick in England, thriving at St Pat’s and life with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Irish side.

# loi-legends - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'Robbie Keane came along and that was the end of my chances' Interview This post contains videos

'Robbie Keane came along and that was the end of my chances'

Glen Crowe chats to The42 about recovering from the disappointment of failing to make the grade in England to become a League of Ireland legend.

# loi-legends - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Brian Kerr used to call me 'Johnny Forty Teeth' because I'd be missing training every second week to go to the dentist!' Oso

'Brian Kerr used to call me 'Johnny Forty Teeth' because I'd be missing training every second week to go to the dentist!'

League of Ireland legend Paul Osam discusses his playing days, surviving a heart attack, managing Ireland’s U16s and his son Evan’s career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From the England U18 squad with Cole and McManaman to becoming a LOI legend

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'

A cult League of Ireland figure but Sheridan’s mythical status has counted against him throughout his carer.