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Sunday 19 January, 2020

'United haven't been this bad for 30 years': why 1990 remains so relevant ahead of Anfield clash

The most essential ingredient for a successful football manager is the capacity to dominate – Jurgen Klopp has it in abundance.

Monday 13 January, 2020

'There was the three of us - myself, my pal and Kenny Dalglish - butt naked and singing Otis Redding'

St Mirren boss and Waterford native Jim Goodwin on Celtic, selling Cadbury’s and becoming one of the sharpest young coaching minds in Scottish football.

Friday 3 January, 2020

Ice Warriors: US doctors, The Troubles and a remarkable love affair in 1980s' inner-city Dublin

It was almost four decades ago when some North American medical students arrived in Dolphin’s Barn rink and changed lives forever.

Saturday 28 December, 2019

'My Irish heritage is something I boast about' - the Dublin-born kicker chasing NFL dreams

James McCourt moved to Florida when he was eight and he’s enjoyed a remarkable season at the University of Illinois.

Friday 27 December, 2019

The 83-year-old ice king - How movie stars, Bolero and 'The Barn' sparked a lifelong love affair

Ron Warren has travelled the world to feed his obsession with figure skating.

Wednesday 25 December, 2019

'This is a big job and there are big expectations' - the Irishman chasing World Cup dreams in Africa

34-year-old Johnny McKinstry was appointed manager of the Uganda national team at the very end of September and has already tasted success.

Friday 13 December, 2019

After giving up football to race motor cars, Andre Villas-Boas is back and working wonders at Marseille

At a club that’s endured various setbacks in recent seasons, the Portuguese is proving quietly effective.

Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Minamino strikes me as an ideal signing for Liverpool' - what to expect from Salzburg winger at Anfield

The 24-year-old is set to arrive at Anfield in January.

Old dog, new tricks - how Gasperini went from 'sad and depressed' to Italian football's 'magician'

Atalanta’s Champions League fairytale simplifies the superb work their manager has accomplished in recent seasons.

Sunday 8 December, 2019

'I had a fight with Patrick Vieira and got sent to the reserves': Arsenal, Vauxhall Novas and regrets

Brian McGovern spent a number of years at Arsenal and seemed on the cusp of a breakthrough under Arsene Wenger before everything changed.

Sunday 1 December, 2019

'I was a broken soul and there were dark times but the memorable moments can't be taken away'

Andy Turner was once the next big thing at the dawn of the Premier League era but injury changed everything.

Sunday 24 November, 2019

'The power, the strength. I had such admiration. An elite female athlete? I just hadn't seen it before'

Claire Scanlan on chasing professional football in the early 90s, the unheralded legends that came before her and settling down in Albany.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

'The Irish Scholes' - one of the top prospects in the US on Penn State, King crisps and MLS dreams

Dubliner Aaron Molloy has been named Midfielder of the Year and captained his university to the NCAA Division 1 tournament.

Sunday 17 November, 2019

'When you're desperate you'll do anything' - the Irishman on the cusp of history in the US

Niall McCabe could win a third straight USL championship with Louisville City FC later today.

Jim Donnelly: the greatest Irish football story you've never heard of

The Ballina native became one of the most revered and highly-regarded coaches in Europe.

Sunday 3 November, 2019

'It's a bit different to Foynes in west Limerick' - the Irishman taking south-east Asian football by storm

After a baptism of fire, Conor Nestor has guided Svay Rieng to a championship success and has eyes on a domestic double.

Saturday 2 November, 2019

Broken promises and MLS disappointment but the American dream continues for Paddy Barrett

The former Dundalk man has swapped Cincinnati for Indianapolis and another excellent season could get even better.

Monday 28 October, 2019

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret

In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles.

Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I just need the ball' - Lavished with praise and awards in the US, Denise O'Sullivan chases more

The Republic of Ireland international plays in her third successive NWSL final later tonight after another superb season.

Saturday 26 October, 2019

Southern Comfort: Tipperary's Richie Ryan on his new life in Texas and preparing for the next chapter

It’s been quite the adventure for the former Sligo Rovers midfielder since he moved to North America in early 2014.

Sunday 20 October, 2019

'United belongs to those of us who go every bloody week and not to people with big bank balances'

Thirty years ago, fans weren’t just furious with Alex Ferguson’s team but with the club’s decision-makers too.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

'I just remember the pain of being so completely lost' - How a lifelong wanderer rediscovered his path

Des McAleenan has travelled the world as a goalkeeping coach but his current role has helped him rebuild both his life and love of the game.

Sunday 6 October, 2019

Diego and Jimmy: trailing the self-destruction and tragic comedy of an extraordinary, wild genius

Asif Kapadia’s documentary has been rightly acclaimed but author Jimmy Burns took on the same complex subject in the mid-90s, with similar results.

Sunday 1 September, 2019

The woman in the photograph: the mystery and tragedy of Mabel Cahill, a forgotten Irish star

The Kilkenny native won five US Open tennis championships – across multiple disciplines – in just two years. And then she vanished.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Gay, opinionated, female and bullet-proof, Megan Rapinoe is Donald Trump's worst nightmare

The US women’s team winger is a person of resolute character and motivated by morals.

Friday 7 June, 2019

'A different era now': It's captivating but there's a wider context to the Women's World Cup we can't forget

The tournament should be celebrated and enjoyed but also represents a platform where important issues should not be ignored.

'At the time I was devastated. It was the biggest moment of my career, my life. I was in shock'

Jimmy Holmes suffered a traumatic injury while on Ireland duty in 1979 and everything changed for him at the age of just 25.

Monday 3 June, 2019

'To have that taken away...I was annoyed and probably a little bitter': Richie Ryan on MLS anger and a new start

The former Sligo Rovers midfielder seemed set to feature in Major League Soccer with FC Cincinnati.

'My Mum passed away and it made me look at life differently': Jay Tabb on his jockey dreams

The former Ireland U-21 midfielder has enjoyed an inexplicably varied retirement but is now dedicating himself to horse racing.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

An inexplicable sports story: How big decisions and a genuine superstar have made magic in Toronto

The unlikely Raptors, led by the incredible Kawhi Leonard, face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight.

Monday 22 April, 2019

'Lives have been destroyed. It has taken away soccer careers. People are in therapy because of it'

Former Republic of Ireland international Ciara McCormack and a litany of her former club team-mates have made extensive allegations against an ex-coach.

Monday 15 April, 2019

'I was absolutely distraught when Rivaldo scored that bicycle kick because I lost my win bonus'

John Curtis was a Manchester United youngster back in 1998 when the side played out a Champions League classic against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Sunday 7 April, 2019

Espionage, glory and an Irish past: the absorbing, thrilling but forgotten tale of a sporting legend

Cork-born Duncan Hamilton was a key figure during a glorious era of motorsport and even won the iconic Le Mans race in 1953.

Always dreamed of owning a football team? The story of the latest club trying to shake up the system

Chattanooga FC have already raised $650,000 from 2000 investors in 20 countries around the world, including Ireland.

Sunday 31 March, 2019

'It did break my heart to leave': Steven Beattie on letting go of Leeside and his unfinished business in US

The Dub forged a special bond with Cork City and its fans but he’s excited by a new opportunity in Chattanooga.

Friday 29 March, 2019

The real work starts now for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as short-term, no-pressure fling turns to heavy relationship

From here on, all the rules change and where there had been little in the way of expectation, the Norwegian will now be heavily scrutinised.

Saturday 23 March, 2019

Do you remember the first time? Mick McCarthy's big night, Roy's rage and a bizarre search for new players

In March 1996, the Republic of Ireland kickstarted a new era with a friendly against Russia at Lansdowne Road.

Sunday 17 March, 2019

'I was a young kid then and now I'm a man - I understand it a lot more than I used to'

It was 10 years ago when Federico Macheda burst on the scene at Old Trafford but it’s been a rocky road since.

Friday 15 March, 2019

'It won't be perfect, we know that': Jim McGuinness cautious but optimistic ahead of US management debut

The Donegal native’s Charlotte Independence take on Indy Eleven later this evening.

Sunday 10 March, 2019

All eyes on Jim McGuinness but plenty more Irish interest in US football's second tier

Dubliner Niall McCabe is aiming for a third straight championship while Richie Ryan and Paddy Barrett will also feature prominently.

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