Wed, 22 Apr, 2020
At 1.93m tall, and with shoulders that could carry a nation, it’s not that difficult to imagine Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy as a nightclub bouncer keeping Manchester United out of his penalty area in the FA Cup at Old Trafford tomorrow; and it’s an image he is perfectly happy to embrace.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2018
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
One of the more striking book covers of recent years, Brand New Retro’s image of an old-fashioned newspaper stand catches your eye immediately, with its array of magazine covers familiar to those who were frequenting newsagents in the ’60s and ’70s.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner recalls Ireland’s victory over Scotland in Glasgow in 1987, with soccer writer,and reveals that although Jack Charlton’s team would kick on to a first ever Euros qualification, the road was by no means smooth on the way to the promised land.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
Last Sunday, as Ireland played Georgia at the Aviva Stadium – and Robbie Keane took his international goal haul to 56 — it was precisely 20 years to the day since Frank Stapleton had set a then Irish goal scoring record by nabbing his 20th for his country in a friendly in Malta which was Ireland’s final warm-up game for Italia ’90.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2013
A FEW of us spent a most enjoyable and rewarding hour in the company of three Irish football heroes of yesteryear on Monday morning as Tony Cascarino, Frank Stapleton and Paul McGrath mixed some astute analysis of the Premier League and Trapattoni’s Ireland with a few entertaining detours down memory lane.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2011