Cork City players Mark O’Sullivan and Billy Dennehy square up to each other after the 1-1 draw with KR Reykjavik in the first leg of the Europa Cup first qualifying round. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork City 1 KR Reykjavik 1 Cork City were held at Turner’s Cross by KR Reykjavik on their first European fixture since 2008. Alan Bennett gave (...)

Christy Fagan returns to the St Patrick’s Athletic squad for the game against Dundalk at Richmond Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two years ago Dundalk’s title challenge bit the dust at Richmond Park and last September another defeat there helped Cork City to push them all the wa(...)

Bray’s Graham Kelly leaves the pitch after being sent off  against Cork City. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bray Wanderers 0 Cork City 1A first goal for the club from Kieran Djilali’s saw Cork City labour to victory against 10-man Bray Wanderers at the Carli(...)

Ross Gaynor grabbed a 96th minute equaliser to get Cork City a point away at Sligo Rovers. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Sligo Rovers 1 Cork City 1Cork City boss John Caulfield admits he thought his side were beaten before their dramatic injury-time equaliser in Sligo on(...)

‘Reading is a choice. Not only in the obvious sense of taking up a book, or taking up one book and not another, but when reading the book at hand. It’s assessing the facts of the case (even the fictional ones) and seeing some as more relevant to a satisfying reading than others.’

George O’Brien is Professor Emeritus of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is author of three memoirs, The Village of Longing, Dan(...)

Wimbledon AFC’s Alan Bennett: “We’re playing to pay the mortgage, the likes of Steven Gerrard are motivated by a completely different set of circumstances.” Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty

There are some who are adamant that Wimbledon won the 1988 FA Cup final in the tunnel before the game. A couple of players from that side recall how (...)

Karl Miller  at an event in   Trinity College Dublin with novelists Janice Galloway,  Ron Butlin and  Alan Spence and poet Robin Robertson. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Karl Miller, who has died aged 83, will be remembered as the greatest British literary editor of his time, and one of the greatest ever. He founded, (...)

Texters were “vandals who are doing to our language what Genghis Khan did to his neighbours 800 years ago: they are destroying it”. Well, maybe not.  Photograph: Getty Images

There’s a song called My KZ, Ur BF by the band Everything Everything, and I love everything about it, not least because it illustrates how text messag(...)

Punk Rock: Rhys Dunlop, Jonah Hauer-King, Ian Toner and Rory Corcoran in Simon Stephens’s play. Photograph: Neil Harrison
Teenage kicks, teenage angst
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  • August 2, 2014, 01:00

In the run-up to the release of Good Vibrations, the biopic about Terri Hooley, the record-shop owner who helped shape Belfast’s punk era, the novelis(...)

When 20-year-old Nina leaves Leicestershire to take up a position in London she finds herself sharing no ordinary life. Her charges are Sam and(...)