To mark his 50th birthday, we’re reposting Cian Manning’s profile of iconic Irish figure Roy Keane and where it all began at Cobh Ramblers in the League of Ireland.
Barely three years after a bloody and violent war of independence, and less than 12 months after a bitter civil war, a football team representing a new Ireland walked out at the Olympic Games in Paris. Cian Manning looks back.
One year into the public health crisis, Ryan Clarke laments the absence of fans even more at the start of a new League of Ireland season.
The fans must continue to stay away but as Irish football returns this weekend, Ryan Kilbane previews the comings and going at each top flight club.
With the passing of the great Diego Maradona, we’re reposting this Issue 5 feature. For a motley crew of the League of Ireland’s finest, football paradise was found in South America, when they also faced the teenage sensation, writes Macdara Ferris.
Shamrock Rovers are a giant of Irish football but spent years as nomads when forced to leave their south Dublin base. One fixture stands out as the moment the Hoops hit rock bottom, writes Macdara Ferris in Póg Mo Goal magazine Issue 6.
Cian Manning charts the story of Louis Fulloné, the failed Waterford trialist who later tried to sign Maradona for Sheffield United.
Irish rapper MuRli has released a powerful new video filmed at Dublin’s Dalymount Park for his song “Till The Wheels Fall Off” written in the aftermath of a racist incident on a football pitch.
Ahead of his first game in charge, Craig Banks explores the extraordinary rise of new Irish manager Stephen Kenny and the players to watch out for.
Cian Manning’s mental health journey has found moments of joy and inspiration in football and the League of Ireland.