Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has revealed that the memory of guiding the country to the World Cup finals still burns as brightly as the fires that illuminated the night sky in Tehran following their triumph in Iran.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
A Championship opener at Dr Cullen Park may not have been one for the purists to salivate over, but the intrigue was constant and the reward for Carlow far greater than the immediacy of a Leinster quarter-final date with Dublin. That may be daunting, but it can wait, writes.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
A collaborative project between Limerick City and County Council, Gardaí and the FAI has overseen a drop-in Futsal League at the Southside Youth Space in Galvone, Limerick city.
Sun, 30 Apr, 2017
When Roy Hodgson was asked recently to contrast the centre-halves England have brought to France (John Stones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling) with the choice Sven-Goran Eriksson had at World Cup in 2006 (Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher and John Terry), he couldn’t quite bring himself to dispute the gulf in quality.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
Andy Townsend might struggle to remember Ireland’s 3-3 draw away to Poland in 1991 – the last competitive meeting between the two countries – but it’s a game which is lodged firmly in your humble correspondent’s memory banks.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
As revealed by Keith Andrews in his column in this newspaper on Saturday, the Bolton Wanderers midfielder is among a group of current and former Irish internationals who are back in Dublin this week taking their first formal steps on a road that could lead to a career in management.
Mon, 20 May, 2013