Feargal Brennan examines differing trends in migration, new players and their connection with the country and how the Boys in Green are set for a new era led by young players that reflect modern Irish society.
Kevin Brannigan explores if the reality of the 1990s jars with our memories
Liverpool supporter Conor Thompson reflects on the lows and highs of an incredible week for the Reds and what it means to him as both a fan of the club and a football lover.
Plucked from the streets of Dublin, Jackie Carey became a hero in both his homeland and Britain leading Manchester United to FA Cup and First Division wins, on the way to being named Footballer of the Year.
The Mick McCarthy era Part II sees Ireland’s quest for Euro 2020 qualification being against a fast-improving Gibraltar side. Daniel Griffin of footballgibraltar has the lowdown on the new look hosts.
It’s a new chapter for the Irish football team but no one seems to have bought the book. Despite UEFA’s attempts to hype up the Nations League, this still feel likes a set of early season friendlies, and with the Rice and Arter sagas, Irish fans are consumed with negativity towards the management duo of O’Neill and Keane. With a glaring lack of quality in the squad, this seems like the same old story with an unhappy ending.
“But most of all we ache for a deeper connection with those on the pitch, we want to feel part of something that truly represents us.” For Conor Thompson, Celtic FC has become and obsession.
The Your First Football Shirt collection is a book by the Football Shirt Collective of 30 interviews and illustrations with footballers such as Alan Shearer and Bob Wilson and fans like BBC’s Dan walker and comedian Josh Widdicombe. Here Ireland star Jason McAteer talks about his first ever shirt, along with his most famous goal in the green jersey.
Brazil’s World Cup hopes may rest with Neymar Jr but as he faces a race to recover from injury, not all his compatriots are sympathetic.
For Fionn O’Dea, Ireland’s World Cup play-off heartache will take a long time to heal just like his previous scars playing and following the not always beautiful game.