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Póg Mo Goal, The Podcast

To coincide with the launch of the brand new Issue 6 of the Póg Mo Goal Magazine, we’ve launched our first-ever podcast, with a difference.

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.

King John of Royal Antwerp

An early loan spell with Royal Antwerp means John O’Shea probably understands the Belgium side he’s up against at Euro 2016 better than most Irish players, writes Cian Manning.

Deadpool Teams Up with the Red Devils

“I had that weird Wayne Rooney dream again.” As part of a new partnership between Manchester United and 20th Century Fox, a new video features the superhero and stars of Old Trafford.

The Irish Manager of Barcelona

On Friday August 7th, a memorial to Patrick O’Connell will be unveiled in Belfast after a tireless campaign by family members and friends. O’Connell was born in Dublin and, in a storied football career, captained Manchester United before moving to Spain and managing Barcelona. Watch the full TG4 a documentary on the life of ‘Paddy Don Patricio.’

Liam Whelan, Remembering Ireland’s Busby Babe

In September 1957, Liam Whelan scored twice in a European Cup tie for Manchester United against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park, just up the road from where he grew up in Dublin. Less than five months later, the Irishman would perish along with seven team-mates in the Munich Air Disaster. 

Coleman Fueling Blues’ Blazing Season

Seamus Coleman’s Man-of-the Match performance against Manchester United has seen the Irish star praised from all quarters, and the defender revealed a pep-talk from coach Duncan Ferguson had the Toffees fired up to face ex-boss David Moyes’s side.

104 Years Ago, Old Trafford Hosts First Game

One hundred and four years ago today, Manchester United played at Old Trafford for the first time, in a 4-3 loss to Liverpool. The home of the Red Devils has since evolved to become the second largest stadium in Britain, and ninth biggest in Europe.

Liam Whelan, Remembering Ireland’s Busby Babe

In September 1957, Liam Whelan scored twice in a European Cup tie for Manchester United against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park, just up the road from where he grew up in Dublin. Less than five months later, the Irishman would perish along with seven team-mates in the Munich Air Disaster. This week marks the 56th anniversary of the tragedy.

Fergie Feud Drags in Dependable Denis

In the quite superb Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies, Roy Keane sings the praises of his former team-mate Denis Irwin and vouches for his inclusion in a best United XI. Recently, Keane’s one time mentor turned nemesis Alex Ferguson repeated his admiration for Roy’s fellow Corkman. But as Diarmuid o hAinle argues, Irwin may have unwittingly gatecrashed a feud involving his former manager and captain.