As the newly elected President of the FAI, Gerry McAnaney has a six-month term of office in which to play his part in taking the Association from what he calls ‘a very dark place’. In this exclusive interview, the former League of Ireland goalkeeper and Army commandant takes us through his colourful life and times in football.
Rosemarie Gallagher, 61, was driving her convertible car when it glanced off a tree, crashed into a stone wall and railings, before it collided with the deceased man Benjamin Renard.
Behind every great team is another. Driving Ireland's Rugby World Cup ambitions is a special management group led by Head Coach Joe Schmidt. The Inpho Sports Photo Agency spent months compiling this brilliant series of images showcasing the character and personality of the backroom team.
The withdrawal of the transatlantic air service from Cork is disappointing, but hardly surprising. How can airport management persuade airlines to provide transatlantic services when the runway is too short for take-off of long-haul aircraft?
It is all very well taking the historic steps to form an inclusive governing body for the game on this island, but with preparations underway for Golf Ireland to supersede the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union in January 2021, a leader needs to be found for the brave new world.
A living legend of Irish and world motorsport, Rosemary Smith enjoyed huge success as a public figure but endured a series of devastating blows in her private life. Having just published her autobiography, at the age of 81, she recalls how she came through it all and is now the happiest she has ever been.
When I met Paul Osam recently, there was no shortage of subjects to discuss with the man who, as a player, made an indelible mark on the League of Ireland, mainly with St Patrick’s Athletic, and who now, as Ireland U16 manager, has a crucial role to play in dispensing his football knowledge and in developing new talent.