Ireland

Issue 5: Gentleman John, Ireland’s First Superstar

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.

Nations League: Irish Horror Story or Tale of Redemption?

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.

Master Truck Scalextric v A Sense of Community

“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.

My First Football Shirt: Jason McAteer

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.

Tears and Jeers for Neymar

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.