A whole new ball game

From issue 8 of Póg Mo Goal. What Brexit and major restructuring could mean for Ireland’s emerging talent.

El Tatuaje de Dios – The Tattoo of God

Covering the war in Ukraine, two South American journalists were accused of spying for Russia until a police officer spotted a familiar face inked on the leg of the Argentinian cameraman, writes Bruno Rodrigues.

The Norse God of Ewood

From issue 8 of Póg Mo Goal. Signed to replace Damien Duff, Norwegian midfielder Morten Gamst Pederson became an unlikely star at Blackburn Rovers and lit up the Premier League.

Football’s Newest Nation

The island of Bougainville, ravaged by invasion and civil war throughout its history, is scheduled to gain independence from Papua New Guinea by 2027, and with it, become football’s newest international side, writes Craig Stephen.

Looking for LOIve

Dale McCarthy is an Arsenal fan, podcaster with Friday LOIve and a hopeless romantic looking for a League of Ireland club to claim as his own.

Friday night lights return

Cian Manning basks in the warm glow of the League of Ireland’s return after two years of the public health crisis.

Rugby Football Union

From Póg Mo Goal Issue 7. One of Ireland’s most gifted rugby players also graced the pitches of the League of Ireland.