Liam Brady

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Chris Hughton: “Fans appreciate his honesty and calmness in victory or defeat. He has never tried to make the success about him or individual players. It’s about the whole team and the club.” Photograph: Reuters/Alan Walter

There are places on the map of English football that pulsate when viewed through Irish eyes. Manchester, Liverpool, north London? Places where many of(...)

From left: John Murphy, Dave O’Leary, Frank Stapleton and Liam Brady in 1973 as they signed for the Arsenal.

When you’re a kid of Irish parents growing up in England in the 1970s, you learn to accept the fact that you’re a Paddy. Sure, it makes it that bit mo(...)

Former Sampdoria player Liam Brady at the announcement of the friendly game between Manchester United and the Italian club at the Aviva Stadium on August 2nd. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has added Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne to the initial Republic of Ireland squad for the games against Mexico, Uruguay and A(...)

 Iceland supporters during Euro 2016 last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

It is hard to imagine really that Tuesday night’s game will join the list, but some of Ireland’s most famous games down the years have been friendlies(...)

Ireland’s Glenn Whelan with Referee Nicola Rizzoll after he fouled Joe Allen of Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You just know there’s a whiff of World Cup qualification in the air when you find yourself glued to Georgia v Serbia live on Sky Sports at tea-time an(...)

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Claudio Ranieri after Wednesday night’s Champions League match with Sevilla. Photograph: Reuters

Wednesday night and the telly is full of the sorrowful mysteries of Leicester City’s slide down the snake past all the ladders they climbed last seaso(...)

Ray Brady (back row, far right) pictured with his Millwall team-mates in July 1961. Photograph:   Keystone/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Ray Brady has passed away aged 79 after a long illness. An older brother of international midfielder Liam, T(...)

James McClean  hits the crossbar during the World Cup Group D qualifier against  Georgia at Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

It was a couple of years back that the long retired netbuster Mick Quinn, while chatting on TalkSPORT, posed one of the great footballing questions, i(...)

Republic of Ireland goalscorer Robbie Brady is consoled by John O’Shea after the 1-2 defeat to France on Sunday. Photograph: Getty.

Revenge may be best served cold but from the off there was little cool about the overwhelming smell of burning martyr among the RTÉ football panel. (...)

‘Irish boys on tour’ have a peculiarly fearless attitude to international threats. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“We have reason to be optimistic and reason to worry,” said Eamon Dunphy. He was talking about Ireland’s Euro 2016 match against Belgium. The words(...)

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