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#John Giles

# john-giles - Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'

Oct 9th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,762 Views 2 Comments

Remembering the other time the Irish football team went on a lengthy winless run

# john-giles - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

John Egan and Denise O'Sullivan win FAI Player of the Year awards
# Best In Class
# Best In Class

John Egan and Denise O'Sullivan win FAI Player of the Year awards

Sep 1st 2021, 2:07 PM 2,006 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile John Giles and Paula Gorham have been inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame.

# john-giles - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,270 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

# john-giles - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Dunphy, Giles and Brady reveal their best Premier League team selections
# Star Sides
# Star Sides

Dunphy, Giles and Brady reveal their best Premier League team selections

Apr 23rd 2020, 4:35 PM 14,485 Views 67 Comments

The punditry trio debated their picks on the latest episode of Dunphy’s podcast The Stand.

# john-giles - Friday 17 April, 2020

'A very good friend, a great colleague and a first-class person' - John Giles pays tribute to Norman Hunter
# Reaction
# Reaction

'A very good friend, a great colleague and a first-class person' - John Giles pays tribute to Norman Hunter

Apr 17th 2020, 8:19 PM 10,811 Views 3 Comments

The Leeds United legend and World Cup winner passed away today at the age of 76.

# john-giles - Saturday 14 March, 2020

The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists
# Legends
# Legends

The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists

Mar 14th 2020, 2:00 PM 26,203 Views 9 Comments

A quarter of a century before Euro 88, an Irish team cursed by FAI incompetence, somehow made it to the last eight of the 1964 European Championships.

# john-giles - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point
# Political Football
# Political Football

Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 5,483 Views 3 Comments

In September 2001, the then-leader of the country appeared as a guest pundit on RTE show The Premiership.

# john-giles - Friday 29 November, 2019

'The band is back' - Dunphy, Giles and Brady set for TV reunion
# Hold It There Colette
# Hold It There Colette

'The band is back' - Dunphy, Giles and Brady set for TV reunion

Nov 29th 2019, 1:05 PM 13,569 Views 13 Comments

The trio will be part of Premier Sports’ soccer coverage over the Christmas period.

# john-giles - Sunday 30 June, 2019

‘John Giles didn't want me to leave, but I was determined to play first-team football’
# LOI Legends
# LOI Legends

‘John Giles didn't want me to leave, but I was determined to play first-team football’

Jun 30th 2019, 9:30 PM 31,255 Views 5 Comments

Harry McCue reflects on his career in the League of Ireland and discusses his FAI role with underage footballers.

# john-giles - Friday 7 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 7th 2019, 8:00 AM 37,905 Views 16 Comments

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

# john-giles - Friday 26 April, 2019

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'
# Analysis
# Analysis

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

Apr 26th 2019, 1:23 PM 20,245 Views 21 Comments

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

# john-giles - Monday 26 November, 2018

'John Delaney rang me for a bit of advice'
# Support
# Support

'John Delaney rang me for a bit of advice'

Nov 26th 2018, 5:40 PM 17,061 Views 15 Comments

Ireland and Leeds legend John Giles gave advice to the FAI CEO and Stephen Kenny prior to the announcement of the new Boys in Green boss.

# john-giles - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'It's only two years since he came home a hero after Euro 2016... People have short memories'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'It's only two years since he came home a hero after Euro 2016... People have short memories'

Nov 22nd 2018, 5:00 AM 5,826 Views 3 Comments

John Giles has some sympathy for Martin O’Neill, whose reign as Ireland boss ended on Wednesday.

# john-giles - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 14th 2018, 10:01 PM 35,806 Views 19 Comments

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.

# john-giles - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Micko, Giles and bringing the story of Irish sports icons to screen
# Behind The Lens
# Behind The Lens

Micko, Giles and bringing the story of Irish sports icons to screen

Apr 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 14,101 Views 7 Comments

The challenges and rewards of productions on the Irish sport documentary landscape.

# john-giles - Friday 29 December, 2017

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
# Analysis

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points

Dec 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,266 Views 20 Comments

Plus, how big of an impact can Virgil van Dijk have at Liverpool?

# john-giles - 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
# LOI Legends

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 28,779 Views 7 Comments

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

# john-giles - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Eamon rang me halfway through it. He said: 'John, this is really good.' Ah, I was delighted then'
# Giles
# Giles

'Eamon rang me halfway through it. He said: 'John, this is really good.' Ah, I was delighted then'

Oct 4th 2017, 8:30 AM 47,361 Views 9 Comments

‘What we had with Bill, Eamon, Liam and myself – it doesn’t come along every day,’ says John Giles. ‘The panel just became the panel.’

# john-giles - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Ireland must adopt the spirit of Holland '01 to beat Serbia tonight
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland must adopt the spirit of Holland '01 to beat Serbia tonight

Sep 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,888 Views 7 Comments

After a difficult few days, Martin O’Neill’s men can take inspiration from great Irish victories of the past this evening.

# john-giles - Friday 30 June, 2017

The new John Giles documentary is essential viewing for Irish football fans
# Worth A Watch
# Worth A Watch

The new John Giles documentary is essential viewing for Irish football fans

Jun 30th 2017, 8:00 PM 18,848 Views 31 Comments

RTÉ will air the hour-long film about the legendary Irish midfielder on Monday.

# john-giles - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Clubs refusing to release players and multiple pitch invasions - Ireland-v-Austria in 1963
# Back In Time
# Back In Time

Clubs refusing to release players and multiple pitch invasions - Ireland-v-Austria in 1963

Jun 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 2,643 Views 1 Comment

Prior to their win last November, 1963 was the last time the Boys in Green prevailed against their long-time rivals.

# john-giles - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I remember the 1st day Ronaldo arrived... Alex said to me: take a picture of this guy, he's going to be a star'
# Interview
# Interview

'I remember the 1st day Ronaldo arrived... Alex said to me: take a picture of this guy, he's going to be a star'

May 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 28,571 Views 11 Comments

Ex-Ireland international John Devine chats to The42 about starring for Arsenal and his post-playing roles with Man United and Bayern.

# john-giles - Monday 15 May, 2017

Some hero put the RTE analysis from Ireland's playoff defeat to Holland in 1995 on YouTube yesterday
# TV Gold
# TV Gold

Some hero put the RTE analysis from Ireland's playoff defeat to Holland in 1995 on YouTube yesterday

May 15th 2017, 9:52 PM 16,117 Views 4 Comments

So many questions.

# john-giles - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'Klopp's a one-trick pony' - Eamon Dunphy's new podcast is here, baby!
# Venture
# Venture

'Klopp's a one-trick pony' - Eamon Dunphy's new podcast is here, baby!

Nov 26th 2016, 12:25 PM 11,883 Views 18 Comments

John Giles, Liam Brady and Didi Hamann are the guests on the first episode.

# john-giles - Monday 5 September, 2016

Didi Hamann starts for RTÉ in the John Giles role tonight
# New Era
# New Era

Didi Hamann starts for RTÉ in the John Giles role tonight

Sep 5th 2016, 4:16 PM 7,209 Views 13 Comments

The former Liverpool player lines up alongside long-time panellists Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady

# john-giles - Monday 11 July, 2016

RTÉ bids farewell to Ireland's 'greatest football man' John Giles
# Legend
# Legend

RTÉ bids farewell to Ireland's 'greatest football man' John Giles

Jul 11th 2016, 7:56 AM 54,124 Views 53 Comments

President Michael D Higgins and Eamon Dunphy led the tributes to one of the country’s best-loved pundits during his final appearance.

# john-giles - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'As good as it gets' - An Irish footballing legend ends his 30-year association with RTÉ tonight
# Opinion
# Opinion

'As good as it gets' - An Irish footballing legend ends his 30-year association with RTÉ tonight

Jul 10th 2016, 10:00 AM 55,538 Views 95 Comments

The Irish pundit’s departure from the station was confirmed back in March.

# john-giles - Thursday 7 July, 2016

A definitive ranking of the 7 best Euro 2016 Après Match skits
# Satire
# Satire

A definitive ranking of the 7 best Euro 2016 Après Match skits

Jul 7th 2016, 5:00 PM 47,306 Views 28 Comments

Roy Keane interviews for the vacant England job and more gems.

# john-giles - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Millwall scout said Wes Hoolahan was 'too small'
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

Millwall scout said Wes Hoolahan was 'too small'

Jun 14th 2016, 12:10 AM 8,872 Views 9 Comments

The former-Shelbourne-player-turned-Ireland-hero has spent a large portion of his career in the lower leagues

# john-giles - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Here's who'll be talking you all the way through Euro 2016 on Irish TV
# Pass The Remote
# Pass The Remote

Here's who'll be talking you all the way through Euro 2016 on Irish TV

Jun 8th 2016, 7:30 PM 6,462 Views 9 Comments

Giles, Dunphy, Souness, Lennon and some fresh voices too.

# john-giles - Friday 1 April, 2016

Do you agree with the 4 Ireland midfielders John Giles thinks should start at Euro 2016?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Do you agree with the 4 Ireland midfielders John Giles thinks should start at Euro 2016?

Apr 1st 2016, 12:33 PM 12,804 Views 20 Comments

The veteran pundit gave his selections on Newstalk’s Off the Ball last night.

# john-giles - Monday 28 March, 2016

Eamon Dunphy: John Giles a terrible loss to RTÉ
# Tribute
# Tribute

Eamon Dunphy: John Giles a terrible loss to RTÉ

Mar 28th 2016, 11:38 PM 11,793 Views 12 Comments

After a 31-year association with the station, it was recently confirmed that the Leeds legend would be leaving his role as a soccer pundit.

# john-giles - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Would he kill his granny to win the game?' - Seven of John Giles' best bits on RTÉ
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

'Would he kill his granny to win the game?' - Seven of John Giles' best bits on RTÉ

Mar 24th 2016, 8:10 PM 11,566 Views 5 Comments

The 75-year-old will end his 31-year association with the state broadcaster after Euro 2016.

End of an era: John Giles to leave RTÉ football panel after Euro 2016
# Hold It There
# Hold It There

End of an era: John Giles to leave RTÉ football panel after Euro 2016

Mar 24th 2016, 12:20 PM 25,862 Views 26 Comments

The former Ireland boss is to leave his role as ‘Senior Analyst.’

# john-giles - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Eamon Dunphy had a go at the state of English football last night
# Criticism
# Criticism

Eamon Dunphy had a go at the state of English football last night

Mar 10th 2016, 9:05 AM 12,101 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, fellow panelists John Giles and Liam Brady disagreed to an extent.

# john-giles - Thursday 11 February, 2016

It's 30 years since Jack Charlton arrived but the FAI wanted a Liverpool icon instead

It's 30 years since Jack Charlton arrived but the FAI wanted a Liverpool icon instead

Feb 11th 2016, 3:16 PM 19,345 Views 24 Comments

Bob Paisley was the choice of the majority but a controversial voting process changed the course of Irish football history.

# john-giles - Saturday 26 December, 2015

'The atmosphere and the tradition lured me in from a very young age' - John Giles on Dalymount
# Grounded
# Grounded

'The atmosphere and the tradition lured me in from a very young age' - John Giles on Dalymount

Dec 26th 2015, 1:00 PM 5,872 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland legend on the Phibsboro ground.

# john-giles - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Zidane, Gilesy and Bob Marley all feature in new book about the home of Irish football
# Dalyer
# Dalyer

Zidane, Gilesy and Bob Marley all feature in new book about the home of Irish football

Dec 24th 2015, 4:00 PM 4,675 Views 4 Comments

We speak to Colin White about his book on the history of Dalymount Park.

# john-giles - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Martin O'Neill took a dig at Dunphy and co at last night's RTÉ Sports awards
# Criticism
# Criticism

Martin O'Neill took a dig at Dunphy and co at last night's RTÉ Sports awards

Dec 20th 2015, 10:38 PM 16,676 Views 19 Comments

The Irish manager guided his team to Euro 2016 after they beat Bosnia earlier this year.

# john-giles - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

'He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and said 'Ken, it's great to see you''
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

'He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and said 'Ken, it's great to see you''

Nov 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 21,171 Views 17 Comments

Former Irish underage international Ken Fogarty played alongside and against George Best during the glory days of the NASL.

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