‘At an age where they are forming their own ideas on sex and what it entails, it’s not fair to allow the porn industry be their only guides,’ says Richard Sadlier. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Richie Sadlier: Is Irish sex education failing boys before they've even left school?

Martin O’Neill during the Denmark match.  If he’s okay to continue with his hands-off approach then people are going to query it when it looks like his team lack guidance. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Smith

Ireland were ruthlessly exposed for spending so little time preparing for the Danish threat

Martin O’Neill: “People might have said I’m a bit aloof, but I’m among the players without inconveniencing them by telling them what to do all the time.”

Whatever it is Martin O’Neill actually does, it works

Richie Sadlier: When I first spoke publicly about attending therapy, years after I first went, four friends contacted me to say they had done likewise

Former Irish soccer player Richie Sadlier says it shouldn’t be a stigma to need help with your mental health

Martin O’Neill:  despite the manager’s feat in guiding us to  the play-offs, we can’t keep the ball and  have the poorest scoring record of any team left.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s hard to be precise about O’Neill’s winning ways but our seeded rivals won’t fear us

English-born Ireland player Harry Arter  may not know it, but it may be of benefit for an international player to be born outside the Republic. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

As long as Martin O’Neill’s men keep delivering, the problem will unlikely be tackled

Virgil van Dijk: Chairman Ralph Kreuger said this week that the Southampton defender is going nowhere. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Clubs are not powerless in the battle with want-away players like Virgil van Dijk

Danny Rose. 'The England international has a short career and, like all players, wants to make the best of it.' Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Spurs need to pay the going rate and keep their best players if they want to win trophies

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