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'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.

'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.

‘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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

‘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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

‘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.

'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.

'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.

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

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

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.