Dave O Leary

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The Phipps Bridge Estate in South London was a tough part of town but full of fond memories. Photograph: Google Maps

I spent the 1990 World Cup living on the Phipps Bridge Estate in South London. Tough part of town. They used to film exterior scenes for “The Bill” in(...)

Veteran Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan recently signed a contract extension at League One side Fleetwood Town. File photograph: Inpho

Glenn Whelan has made the shortlist for the FAI’s Senior International Player of the Year award after returning from retirement to feature in Ireland’(...)

Niall Quinn celebrates scoring his famous goal against the Netherlands in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It really was the making of me,” says Niall Quinn now of the famous goal he scored 19 minutes from time against the Dutch in Palermo at Italia’90. No(...)

Many Irish Liverpool fans are familiar  with the atmosphere and colour of the Kop at Anfield on match days.  Photograph:  Richard Martin-Roberts/CameraSport via Getty Images

Almost half of Irish adults say they “support” a football club with close to two -thirds of those listing Manchester United or Liverpool as the team t(...)

New FAI president Gerry McAnaney. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Former army officer Gerry McAnaney has said he hopes to play his part in making the FAI a more transparent organisation by getting out to clubs, leagu(...)

Shanna Lee Curtis (6), Harlow Wheelan (8) and Layla Byrne (5) enjoy themselves during the Playful Street event held on Sherrif Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On a Wednesday in September, Sheriff Street is closed to traffic and festooned with colourful bunting. There are hopscotch squares chalked on the grou(...)

Willie Duggan: a talisman for club, province and country. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

William Patrick Duggan Born: March 12th, 1950 Died: August 28th, 2017 Willie Duggan, who has died aged 67, was an outstanding rugby player, among the(...)

The statistics come from the Premier League, but the preferences and prejudices – based on an unquantifiable mix of sheer skill, longevity and success(...)

The crew of the LÉ Samuel Beckett, as featured in The Crossing

Faced with an eerie image that becomes dreadfully familiar during RTÉ’s uncommonly powerful documentary on Ireland’s humanitarian response to the migr(...)

In 1995, Rody  Keighery built one of the largest purpose-built auction rooms in the country.

Rody Keighery is an antiques auctioneer in Waterford.His family business, RJ Keighery Auctioneers, holds regular auctions of art, antiques and collec(...)

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