Des Kelly

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The target number would represent an increase of almost 70 per cent on the 1,450 referees at all levels active  at present. There are currently just 39 female referees  in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The FAI is aiming to increase the number of referees within Irish football by 1,000 and provide the best of them with improved opportunities to progr(...)

Phil Coulter and a wall of gold records in 1984. Photograph: Tim Roney/Radio Times/Getty

THE EUROVISION WINNER, ‘ANTHEM’ WRITER AND HITMAKER LOOKS BACK ON HIS DERRY CHILDHOOD, OFTEN TRAGIC FAMILY LIFE AND MANY ADVENTURES IN THE MUSIC WO(...)

 Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick. Photo: Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

The morning after the night before and even the dawn chorus - infiltrated by liver birds, presumably - sounded like it was kicking off with a tune sus(...)

 Lionel Messi scores  Barcelona’s third goal in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool at the Camp Nou. Photograph: Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

It was a relegation of sorts for Michael Owen, rather than being on BT’s punditry panel for the game he was stationed in the tunnel. Come half-time, G(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg at Anfield stadium. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Granted, there’s been a blip or three of late, but still, Liverpool fans would surely have had a reasonable helping of hope in their hearts as they to(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Paulo Dybala after he scored for Juventus in the Champions League match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

There’d been much talk of late of Jose Mourinho losing the dressing room, so it didn’t augur well when he appeared to have literally done so ahead of (...)

Pope John Paul II in Drogheda, 1979. Photograph: The Irish Times

It isn’t clear why John Igoe decided 5,000 was the correct number of sandwiches to make for the pope’s visit to Knock in 1979. But he certainly oversh(...)

 Fr Tony Flannery who chaired the Association of Catholic Priests’  public regional meeting in Tuam, Co Galway, ahead of the Papal visit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pope Francis has been urged to avoid being “treated like a celebrity”, and to apologise to all those mistreated in the Magdalene laundries, mother an(...)

 Messi  after scoring his team’s first goal against  Nigeria  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It was only 24 degrees in Moscow when day 13 got under way with France v Denmark, leaving us all wondering what it must be like to live in a temperate(...)

When the carpet fitters lifted the old carpet them made a surprise discovery. Photograph: iStock.

When carpet fitters lifted the underlay in the spare room of a south Dublin house this week they uncovered more than just floorboards. For gathering (...)

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