On a sad day for world football with the passing of Diego Maradona, we’re posting a timely feature article from Issue 6 of the Póg Mo Goal Magazine. Maradona’s second goal against England in 1986 is seen by many as the greatest ever and spawned iconic commentary around the world, including Ireland.
With the passing of the great Diego Maradona, we’re reposting this Issue 5 feature. For a motley crew of the League of Ireland’s finest, football paradise was found in South America, when they also faced the teenage sensation, writes Macdara Ferris.
Linked by Bloody Sunday and Real Bétis, the women workers of Debenhams striking on the streets can draw on the spirit of “Don Patricio” O’Connell and the unlikely support of the Spanish club’s fans.
Shamrock Rovers are a giant of Irish football but spent years as nomads when forced to leave their south Dublin base. One fixture stands out as the moment the Hoops hit rock bottom, writes Macdara Ferris in Póg Mo Goal magazine Issue 6.
To coincide with the launch of the brand new Issue 6 of the Póg Mo Goal Magazine, we’ve launched our first-ever podcast, with a difference.
Joe Phelan charts the remarkable stories of some of the world’s oldest players including an Irish icon.
Ryan Kilbane explores Asia’s most partisan and extreme fan scene.
Cian Manning charts the story of Louis Fulloné, the failed Waterford trialist who later tried to sign Maradona for Sheffield United.
Rafael Luis Azevedo’s short film tells the story of Flamengo, a small village whose name pays homage to the biggest football club in Brazil
“Una Cancha Llamada Medellín” – Football as memory, art and social transformation in Colombia.