Ireland celebrate Ronnie Whelan’s stunning winner against the USSR in 1988. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1988: Ronnie Whelan’s goal v USSR June 15th 1988 Is there an Irish person in their mid-30s or older who can’t close their eyes and picture it t(...)

Davy Walsh at the unveiling of a commemorative display in honour of former internationals Walsh and Con Martin at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sortsfile

Davy Walsh was explaining to his daughter Amanda how it used to be, how it was growing up a sports-mad boy in Waterford in the 1920s and 30s and the d(...)

RTÉ’s famous foursome - John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Bill O’Herhily and Liam Brady. Photograph: Inpho

John Giles is to leave his role as an RTÉ pundit at the end of this summer’s European Championships in France, bringing to an end a 30-year relations(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

Blackrock College team celebrate after winning the 2003 FAI Schools Dr Tony O’Neill Cup. Photo: Inpho

The academic year was 1981/82 and Blackrock College was making its first forays into the world of schools soccer in Ireland. This was a huge step. The(...)

75-year-old John  Giles is a soccer analyst on RTE and on Newstalk.

The media company owned by veteran soccer pundit John Giles recorded accumulated profits of more than €500,000 last year and has cash reserves of over(...)

Liam Brady scored Ireland’s only goal against Czech Republic on Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland 1-3 Czech Republic The Republic of Ireland Under-18 side went down to a 3-1 friendly loss to the Czech Republic at Home Farm FC’s (...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates with Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan at the end of the game. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh. Mein. Gott. A Darren Randolph-Shane Long one-two and Bob’s your Onkel, we had ourselves one of the most impossibly daft and outrageously deliciou(...)

 Aiden McGeady: “While he vividly recalled McGeady’s wonder goal against Georgia a year ago, few other imprints sprang to mind.” Photograph: Inpho.

Not since snowy-haired Giovanni Trapattoni sailed up the Vistula in the summer of 2012, had the Irish football team gotten such an airing in Foley’s. (...)