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.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2020
Even if you were to confine the exercise to a timeframe book-ended by Charlie McCreevy’s decentralisation proposals from 2003, the number of reports warning about unbalanced regional development would, if laid back-to-back, stretch almost the length of the main runway at Dublin Airport.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
The Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross has asked priests to suspend the ‘sign of peace’ handshake during Masses and religious ceremonies amid fears that a new strain of the flu virus has hit Ireland.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
FOR Ireland, the biggest surprise of E3 2017 wasn’t a console, or even a game. For many of us, the real shock was that Player Unknown, one of the biggest names in PC gaming in recent months, was actually a man called Brendan Greene — and he was from Ballyshannon.
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017
An admission. Most of us knew it at the time but Colm O’Neill has held his hands up to nudging Donegal’s Éamon McGee for Cork’s goal in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final. “No comment,” he laughs. “I think I got away with that one alright. The game was probably over at that stage.”
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
After Donegal beat Cork in Ballyshannon in February, Neil McGee walked up the steps of the Aodh Ruadh clubhouse to speak to journalists. Concluding his duties, he wanted to know one result – how did Tyrone, a league lower, fare against Galway. “Good to know how the neighbours are getting on,” he smiled.
Sun, 17 Jul, 2016