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Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'The American passport is like a golden ticket': Conor Kearns on life in the US and the complexities of identity

Born in San Francisco and raised in Limerick, the fullback – currently plying his trade in Major League Rugby – is on the periphery of the US squad.

Sunday 27 January, 2019

'Football was her life - it was all she ever wanted to do': The revolutionary and unheralded Irish icon

Anne O’Brien was still a teenager when she made history and signed for Stade de Reims. The rest of her story is even more remarkable.

Friday 25 January, 2019

'I can still hear the shouts - they couldn't believe it': 90s nostalgia at its best for the game that had everything

Full of inexplicable moments, the FA Cup tie from 20 years ago still retains a spine-tingling quality.

Sunday 20 January, 2019

'It's a mark of the man that he was willing to show us how he felt': Mick McCarthy and a remarkably raw documentary

When Mick McCarthy first took over the Irish team in 1996, a TV crew captured the highs and lows of the qualification campaign that followed.

'People say life goes on, but tomorrow I think it should stop for a day': Busby, Fergie and United's mid-90s heyday

It’s 25 years since the death of the club’s first great Scottish boss.

Sunday 13 January, 2019

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

Sunday 30 December, 2018

'Did I fulfil my potential? Did I miss something? As a coach, I'm determined to be the best I can be'

Obsessing over tactics, technical elements and how to get the best from young players, Alan Maybury is inching closer to a management career.

Saturday 29 December, 2018

'Sometimes it's better to accept what can't be and move on': The Irish coach pressing reset in Bangladesh

Lisburn native Johnny McKinstry turned down football opportunities in the UK to stick to his guns and his sense of adventure.

Sunday 23 December, 2018

'A lot of clubs can sell you a dream but they actually backed it up': the Irishman and his American dream

Dubliner Chris McCann was crowned an MLS champion earlier this month after Atlanta United delivered on all of the expectation.

Sunday 16 December, 2018

'I just screamed. I couldn't cope. It was a build-up of four years': Megan Connolly on a remarkable US triumph

The Republic of Ireland international discusses an incredible finale to her time in Florida and starting the next chapter.

Saturday 15 December, 2018

'He's somebody who knows how to get the best out of people': Jim McGuinness and fulfilling a football fantasy

After six years serving his apprenticeship, the Donegal man has got his chance in North Carolina.

Saturday 8 December, 2018

Vibrant new boys versus hipster darlings: MLS decider a snapshot of league's progress

Later today, Atlanta United take on the Portland Timbers.

Friday 30 November, 2018

Music, football and nostalgia: How and why Bands FC became a remarkable online phenomenon

What started out as a pub conversation between friends has morphed into one of the best things of 2018.

Monday 26 November, 2018

Litany of questions regarding Irish management succession plan ensures suspicion and unease

John Delaney sees it as a ‘vision’ and a ‘pathway’ but there’s a degree of anxiety that’s impossible to shake.

Thursday 22 November, 2018

History will be kind to Martin O'Neill's tenure as Irish boss but the devil is in the details

He presided over an era of Irish football that conjured some standout moments. But there’s more to management – and legacy – than that.

Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''

Joe Waters was part of the Republic of Ireland side that faced Northern Ireland at Windsor Park at the height of The Troubles in 1979.

Sunday 11 November, 2018

'Football is such a bubble - once you're gone, you're gone. But I certainly don't look back with regret'

A different lifetime ago, Seamie Crowe was the most in-demand footballer in Ireland.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

'The family treat it like I'm playing for Real Madrid and that's what it's about: making them proud of you'

Niall McCabe is out to spoil Didier Drogba’s retirement party later this evening and win a second successive USL title.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

Diego Maradona in Dublin: the flicks, the tricks and the unusual circumstances behind it

It was May 1980 and the Republic of Ireland side found themselves in the middle of another transition.

Saturday 3 November, 2018

Treated with derision by some, Wayne Rooney's debut MLS season has been an absolute triumph

There was suspicion and plenty of criticism when he joined DC United but he galvanised a poorly-performing team.

Thursday 1 November, 2018

Cork County Board announce Kevin O'Donovan as successor to long-serving secretary Frank Murphy

The recruitment process began in the summer and the appointment represents a seismic change.

Currently one of Europe's most in-form strikers, Paco Alcacer's season and story is remarkable

The striker has enjoyed a spectacular rehabilitation at Lucien Favre’s ridiculously-entertaining Borussia Dortmund.

Sunday 28 October, 2018

'The Phibsboro Flop': When Pele came to Dublin and was ripped to shreds by the press

The football icon – who celebrated his 78th birthday earlier this week – experienced a forgettable time in Ireland in 1972.

Ego and insecurity have followed Martin O'Neill around for his entire career

For the Republic of Ireland boss, the smugness isn’t a good look when so much negativity currently surrounds the Irish side.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Men against teenagers - as 1-0 defeats go, this was a thrashing': Juve's Euro lesson to United

It’s 22 years since the teams first met in a Uefa Champions League clash.

Sunday 21 October, 2018

'I don't regret it, I don't hold any bad feelings. Things happen for a reason'

Cork’s John Murphy on breaking through at Aston Villa, marking David Beckham and what might have been.

Thursday 18 October, 2018

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer

Former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross was a guest on the latest episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

Sunday 14 October, 2018

From Enniskillen to Old Trafford: the 32-year-old Fermanagh native who's Jose Mourinho's right-hand man

Forced to retire from playing in his early 20s, Kieran McKenna has established an incredible coaching reputation in a very short space of time.

'Smashing football' and self-doubt: Deadly Doug, the 'nearly' years and Aston Villa's Irish contingent

The recent passing of Doug Ellis brings back memories of the club’s push for success in the mid-90s.

Sunday 7 October, 2018

'I took the road less travelled when I came to America but this is where I belong'

Paul Caffrey never quite made it as a professional footballer but having taken a few risks he’s pretty happy with how everything turned out.

Saturday 6 October, 2018

'Three years of excuses and it's still crap': Mourinho dredging up unwanted reminders of the darkest days

Failure to beat Newcastle today will see Manchester United equal a record that’s been in place since Alex Ferguson’s self-confessed ‘darkest period’.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'I'd be prepared to go. That's not a threat, it's just life': Old Trafford, Valencia and Roy Keane's 'perfect day'

The midfielder was in a contract stand-off with Manchester United and had the opportunity to sign for Juventus or Bayern Munich.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

'We were very protective of its history and its place in the pantheon of football magazines'

It’s over 10 years since the iconic publication folded completely.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'What he did was send a tingle down the spines of supporters': The kid who lived his dreams

Liam Miller’s playing career was special and unique and awe-inspiring.

Sunday 23 September, 2018

'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes'

Andy Keogh has been a consistent goalscorer in Australia for the last four years but isn’t expecting a call anytime soon from the Republic of Ireland.

Saturday 22 September, 2018

'There's a smile on my face now': Denise O'Sullivan on banishing the darkness and living her American dream

The Corkonian plays in her second successive championship final in the US later today. It’s been a rapid and remarkable turnaround.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'I didn't sacrifice $2m for somebody to tell me to shut up and f**k off': The George Weah and Man City disaster

18 years ago, nobody could have predicted the club would become the envy of the Premier League and the striker the president of Liberia.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

'I just thought we'd have a snazzy away kit but it's been insane': a non-league club's remarkable reign in Spain

Clapton Community FC have been at the centre of an immensely positive football story in recent weeks.

Sunday 2 September, 2018

Champions League return brings back memories of Red Star's magicians and their famous Euro nights

The side were crowned champions in 1991 with the likes of Dejan Savicevic and Robert Prosinecki proving crucial.

'His behaviour has reflected a weariness for the fight and a frantic realisation that he's being left behind'

Jose Mourinho has veered so far away from the quintessential ‘Special One’ persona and is desperately struggling to reinvent himself.

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