# Ronnie Whelan

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When George Hamilton wrote Irish newspaper columns under a fake name...and how it duped Ronnie Whelan
George Hamilton – or Michael Henry as he was known to Sunday Independent readers – is our latest guest on Behind the Lines.
Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981
The young, former Home Farm midfielder was part of an eventful Dublin stay.
Why John O’Shea is the most underrated player in Irish football history
O’Shea, Ronnie Whelan and Liam Whelan won plenty of medals but did they ever win the respect their talent deserved? Garry Doyle puts together a list of unsung heroes.
'There is only one contender for player of the year. It has to be Jordan Henderson'
Liverpool great Ronnie Whelan explains why the Reds’ skipper is more important than Van Dijk, Mane or Salah, and why he must be allowed lift the Premier League trophy.
World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement aged 35
The legendary German midfielder helped Bayern secure a historic treble in 2013.
‘They don’t give a f**k about you. After 15 years that was it. I was crying all the way home’
Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan speaks to The42 about his time in one of the most successful periods of the club’s history.
'Jack tells the press that Fifa are playing with our lives. He warns that someone could die'
In an extract from his recently released book, Jason McAteer looks back on the highs and lows of the 1994 World Cup.
Ronnie Whelan: Liverpool will finish in the top four
The Irish footballing legend is backing the Reds to continue their progress under Jurgen Klopp.
'We learned a bad lesson 4 years ago but I don't think it will happen again in France'
Ronnie Whelan says the current squad are in a better place heading to a major tournament than Trap’s men back in 2012.
Some Liverpool legends took part in a spot of road bowling in West Cork at the weekend
The ex-Scousers had some difficulties with the local customs.
Open Thread: Was Aiden McGeady's strike yesterday Ireland's greatest ever goal?
Was McGeady’s effort better than Whelan’s shinner and Kennedy’s screamer?
Whelan: Players not into summer friendlies but they offer a great opportunity
The Ireland squad get together next week ahead of games against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.
'Liverpool will need to rebuild if they want to win the title and go far in Europe'
Former Reds midfielder Ronnie Whelan insists they must strengthen by buying several new players.
7 great Irish contributions to League Cup finals
Sunderland captain John O’Shea will seek to follow the example of these talented Irishmen.
Sunderland captain O'Shea follows winning footsteps of Keane, Carr and Whelan
The Black Cats’ leader could become the seventh Irishman to lead his club to a cup win at Wembley.
'Robin van Persie is a prat' declares Johnny Giles as RTÉ panel discuss Man Utd crisis
Fellow pundit Richie Sadlier, meanwhile, called on the league champions to jettison struggling boss David Moyes.
Opinion: Last night’s Ireland-Germany match was as depressing as the 6-1 game in its own way
Noel King endured a baptism of fire as his side were outclassed.
PICS: Billy and Micko meet again as stars turn out for Croker charity match
The two managerial greats turned out for match in aid of the Alan Kerins Projects.
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.
Here's the 30 nominations for this year's Irish sports book award
From Ronnie Whelan’s account of life at Anfield to Nicolas Roche’s stories from the saddle, these are the runners and riders for the annual prize.
Here are the nominees for Irish Sports Book of the Year 2011
Six of the best sporting reads have made the shortlist at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s Fix: HSE apologises over misdiagnosed miscarriages; Houghton and Whelan are out of RTÉ soccer show; and Vladimir Putin shows off his latest hobby.
Houghton and Whelan programme sponsorship row under discussion
The two former Liverpool players have been criticised after it emerged that the tabloid newspaper which Liverpool fans have boycotted for 22 years will sponsor a show they are due to appear on.
Should Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan boycott RTÉ programme?
The two former Liverpool and Ireland stars are under pressure over proposed appearance on an RTÉ programme sponsored by The Irish Sun, which has been the subject of 22-year boycott by Liverpool supporters over its coverage of Hillsborough. Should they go ahead with the appearance?
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits. Today including: an awesome time-lapse video.
The 9 at 9: Sunday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Man arrested in connection with discovery of a body in Laois; Japan’s nuclear crisis under control ‘within nine months’; shocking figures from the ISPCA; and Cuba’s socialist state could be about to undergo huge change.