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.
To pay tribute to an Irish football hero since November 1993, on the sad passing of Alan McLoughlin, we are reposting his chat to Póg Mo Goal’s Dave O’Grady from 2014 about the release of ‘A Different Shade of Green – The Alan McLoughlin Story’, nominated for Irish Sports Book of the Year. He talks about his personal battle with cancer, that famous night in Windsor Park, Roy Keane’s Rolex watch and much more.
Three games in a week have turned the Irish football world upside down. Paul Bourke looks back at a tumultuous few days.
Before becoming a global superstar, Irish phenomenon Katie Taylor was sharing shadow boxing with international football.
Joe Phelan charts the remarkable stories of some of the world’s oldest players including an Irish icon.
Stephen Kenny must unearth a goalscorer if his Ireland reign is to ignite.
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.
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.
Feargal Brennan ponders the scenario of Stephen Kenny taking charge for Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off.