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“Have a go, Joe,” Limerick Honour Legendary Captain

The late Joe O’Mahony, Limerick’s title-winning captain in 1980, has been honoured by the League of Ireland club with the retirement of the number four jersey in tribute. O’Mahony made over 400 appearances for the Blues between 1966 and 1986, leading them to the championship under Eoin Hand, and captaining the side in the European Cup against Real Madrid.

Magee, 1916, & Return of the Mac

There’s an Irish sporting myth that broadcasting legend Jimmy Magee can claim some small credit for Edson Arantes do Nascimento becoming known as Pelé. Similarly the Memory Man also had a part to play in the rechristening of Ireland’s new keeper of the faith.