Ballybrack Fc

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Fernando Nuno La-Fuente with his mum Amparo.  Photograph: Paddy Power/PA Wire

An amateur footballer who was falsely declared dead by his former club has spoken of his new-found fame in his native Spain after he hit headlines aro(...)

Fernando Nuno La Fuente said he found it “funny” to see his own death reported “because, basically, I’m not dead”.

The Leinster Senior League has sanctioned Dublin football club Ballybrack for bringing the game into disrepute for falsely reporting the death of a pl(...)

Fernando Nuno La Fuente: Spaniard who Ballybrack FC reported ‘dead’ is alive and well and living in Galway

The Leinster Senior League met on Thursday night to consider what punishment Ballybrack should face after the Dublin club falsely reported the death o(...)

“Basically,” Fernando Nuno LaFuente told Seán O’Rourke on Wednesday morning, “I’m not dead.”

So, all those minutes of silence, expressions of grief and offers of condolences were for nothing. “Basically,” Fernando Nuno LaFuente told Seán O’Ro(...)

 A view of a park in Ballybrack, Co Dublin, during the recent snow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The “Beast from the East” was melting into the pavements and front gardens of Ballybrack – consigned to memories and history – when we visited the pla(...)

Players from Al-Helal Football Club   from Gaza, some of whom  are in Ireland to play a match against a Dublin club on Sunday

A children’s football team from Gaza, whose arrival in Ireland was delayed because of difficulties getting Israeli travel permits, are to line out aga(...)