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.
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.
Cian Manning charts the story of Louis Fulloné, the failed Waterford trialist who later tried to sign Maradona for Sheffield United.
Irish rapper MuRli has released a powerful new video filmed at Dublin’s Dalymount Park for his song “Till The Wheels Fall Off” written in the aftermath of a racist incident on a football pitch.
Ahead of his first game in charge, Craig Banks explores the extraordinary rise of new Irish manager Stephen Kenny and the players to watch out for.
Cian Manning’s mental health journey has found moments of joy and inspiration in football and the League of Ireland.
James Hendicott’s Dublin Football Stickers Instagram account captures the labels from clubs in Ireland and around the world which end up on display around the capital.
For Bohemians fan Craig Banks, the return of Shelbourne to the fixture list brings back the best of memories.
Jordan Flores’s strike is making headlines around the globe
Gavin White previews the League of Ireland season.