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#Alan McLoughlin

# alan-mcloughlin - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Ireland's Windsor Park hero says FAI made 'genuine' apology over non-invitation

Alan McLoughlin has accepted an FAI invite to attend future games after the ‘oversight’ for tomorrow’s meeting with Northern Ireland.

# alan-mcloughlin - 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.

# alan-mcloughlin - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'A no-brainer': How England and Ireland both tried to call up Alan McLoughlin on the same day COYBIG This post contains videos

'A no-brainer': How England and Ireland both tried to call up Alan McLoughlin on the same day

McLoughlin calls on Irish players to follow in his footsteps on Monday.

# alan-mcloughlin - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

5 past Ireland bolters who forced their way into the squad ahead of major tournaments

Gary Kelly and other players who caught the eye ahead of major tournaments.

# alan-mcloughlin - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I was more nervous in training than in games' -- Alan McLoughlin on Italia 90

The former Irish international chats to The42 about his memories of the tournament.

# alan-mcloughlin - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'I just cried' - 12 of the most memorable Jack Charlton-related quotes

The Englishman who led Ireland to unprecedented heights also had a unique way with words.

# alan-mcloughlin - Thursday 28 May, 2015

'The Jack Grealish situation doesn't sit well with me' - Alan McLoughlin

“It’s opportunistic and I doubt he’ll make a huge impression playing for England.”

# alan-mcloughlin - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Andy Lee defending the world title in Thomond Park? It's comments of the week

Also, swapping Balotelli for Heskey and celebrating the Irish sports people of the year.

# alan-mcloughlin - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

'I was proud to play for Ireland and how dare anyone suggest I wasn’t'

Alan McLoughlin chats to us about battling cancer, befriending Roy Keane and playing under Jack Charlton.

# alan-mcloughlin - Monday 22 December, 2014

Keano, Rio and Pirlo - 13 of the best football books to read this Christmas

In case you’re in need of a last-minute Christmas gift, one of these fine reads should do the trick.

# alan-mcloughlin - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Who should win Irish Sports Book of the Year? Our writers have their say

The winner for the annual event will be announced on Wednesday evening, with Roy Keane and BOD among the nominees.

# alan-mcloughlin - Monday 17 November, 2014

Alan McLoughlin on the goal that took Ireland to the 1994 World Cup 21 years on

Today marks the anniversary of the Irish team’s pivotal qualifier with Northern Ireland.

# alan-mcloughlin - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Alan McLoughlin's ghost on his love for Roy Keane, the genius of Jack Charlton and the 'abysmal' FAI

“He didn’t want to be the hero of the five minutes.”

# alan-mcloughlin - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Niall Quinn gave a brilliant, heartfelt speech about ex-Ireland teammate Alan McLoughlin last night

“Whatever about the book, I want to commend Alan for breaking taboos and barriers down in an instant.”

# alan-mcloughlin - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'Jack Charlton’s final word on the matter was "F**k ’em, we’ll beat ’em anyway"'

Alan McLoughlin recalls how preparations for a vital Euro 96 qualifier went badly awry.

# alan-mcloughlin - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Alan McLoughlin: Roy Keane rang me to apologise over book comments

The United legend blamed ghostwriter Eamon Dunphy for the issue, according to his former Ireland teammate

# alan-mcloughlin - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Wrestlers you won't believe existed and the link between Springsteen and baseball; the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring an in-depth interview with snooker legend Jimmy White.

# alan-mcloughlin - Thursday 6 November, 2014

'With black humour, we started speculating about who would be assassinated first'

The Republic travelled to face Northern Ireland in an infamous World Cup qualifier in November, 1993.

# alan-mcloughlin - Thursday 30 October, 2014

These are the 6 nominees for Irish Sports Book of the Year 2014

The winner will be announced at a gala event on Wednesday 26 November.

# alan-mcloughlin - Friday 28 December, 2012

'The first match I watched on television was...'

From straining the eyes to see Football Italia on black and white TVs to asking our elders why that Eamon Dunphy man was so angry.

# alan-mcloughlin - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Former Ireland star Alan McLoughlin reveals battle against cancer Get Well Soon This post contains videos

Former Ireland star Alan McLoughlin reveals battle against cancer

The man whose goal sent Ireland to the 1994 World Cup Finals had to have a kidney removed six weeks ago.

# alan-mcloughlin - Friday 11 November, 2011

The Magnificent Seven: memorable Irish goals Take A Bow This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: memorable Irish goals

We round up some of the best of the side’s goals from the past few years, including Ian Harte’s scorcher against Cyprus and Ronnie Whelan’s memorable Euro 88 scissors kick.

# alan-mcloughlin - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

The good, the bad and the Macedonia: 5 more Irish qualification deciders Under Pressure This post contains videos

The good, the bad and the Macedonia: 5 more Irish qualification deciders

Join us on a trip down memory lane as we look back at the final days of some of Ireland’s previous campaigns.