Soon to be World Cup winning England manager Alf Ramsey issues instructions as internationals Ray Wilson and Alan Ball (centre) toy with the ball while captain Bobby Moore listens attentively; The Irish Times eulogises the famous victory. photograph: pa

Before his untimely death in 1993, Ronnie Whelan snr was apt to recall that growing up in Cabra on Dublin’s north side, he was never regarded as the b(...)

 Robbie Keane (right) and John O’Shea talk during a training session at Wembley Stadium

As a manager I never did get the chance to take on England at senior level but memories of a few underage victories remain etched in the memory, like (...)