Compiled by journalist Colin White ‘Dalymount Park, The Home of Irish Football’ is a stunning new pictorial book documenting the history of the famous Dublin landmark and includes a heartfelt foreword by John Giles, a love letter to the place where he began his international career.
As both national teams on the island prepare to take part in the finals of a major tournament together for the first time, Cian Manning recalls how it came about in 1973 that an All-Ireland selection took on the might of Brazil.
Famed RTE pundits Eamon Dunphy and John Giles poke fun at themselves in a new advert for Cadburys.
He’s been the steady hand guiding generations of football fans through some of the most heady days in Irish sport. After decades on our television, and 36 years tearing his hair out with everyone from Denis Irwin to Don Givens on RTE’s football panels, Bill O’Herlihy is embarking on his final World Cup as anchor. ybig.ie look back at some of Billo’s memorable moments.
Bride Julia Ann Coleman enlisted the help of RTE’s soccer panel for a special wedding day present to new husband David Jones.
The match action itself has been re-run many times. Now for your viewing pleasure, we’ve unearthed some lesser known footage of the television coverage surrounding Ireland’s remarkable early successes under Jack Charlton. Beginning with the official film of Euro 88, followed by ITV’s coverage of the game with England when Liam Brady reveled in putting Brian Clough straight. From there, we move onto the heady days of Italia 90 qualification through to the finals themselves when RTE’s pioneering coverage rewrote the manual on football punditry.
From Carey, Cantwell, and Meagan, to Charlton and Trapattoni. Ireland’s managerial records in infographic form, via Fantasy5Live.com
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It was a must win game at home, with a World Cup play-off at stake. October 2005 and Ireland under Brian Kerr surrendered to Switzerland with a whimper. The RTE analysis is depressingly familiar.
It’s been a massive end of season for the Boys in Green. Three World Cup qualifying points, positive displays against England and Spain, the emergence of Wes Hoolahan, and the growing statures of Coleman and McCarthy have whet the appetite for a real crack at toppling Austria and Sweden for a play-off berth. However, for some, criticism of the team and manager remains entrenched. Here’s 10 talking points.
John Giles famously lamented our young people’s distractions with ‘personal stereos.’ Eamon Dunphy said we needed poverty and dictatorships. Now Liam Brady has blasted social media’s influence on the ever-decreasing Irish talent pool.