Eamon Dunphy

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Martin was the first in a long line of football men who talked, and taught me, about football. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The other night in Lille, your correspondent registered a ‘first’ in post-match press conferences. Normally, these are bustling crowded affairs where (...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland assiatant manager Roy Keane during a press conference at Stade de Montbauron, Versailles, on Thursday Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Sometimes, it seems, you just can’t win with Roy Keane although losing isn’t quite as traumatic experience as it once was. The 44 year-old is as unlik(...)

The usual suspects: RTÉ Sport launches its coverage and team at the French ambassador’s residence on Ailesbury Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Four years ago, if you recall, we had to make do with just the 31 games over 24 days, so we’d hardly got the cushions comfy on our couches when the fi(...)

The Après Match team of  Risteard Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy  will be an intrinsic part of RTÉ’s TV  coverage  of the Euro 2016 finals. Photograph: Domhnall Farmer/Inpho

The Après Match team – Risteárd Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy – will be an intrinsic part of RTÉ’s television coverage for the duration of the (...)

Paul Long (left) and Austin O’Neill, who play for rugby side  Liberty Saints on a small patch of grass about the size of two tennis courts at the back of St James’s national school. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sports clubs in the Liberties are running a campaign to secure rare sporting facilities and green space for local children following what they fear is(...)

Denis O Brien: Initiated 12 legal cases against media organisations relating to coverage of his affairs and four against the Revenue. Photograph: David Sleator

Businessman Denis O’Brien, who this week issued proceedings against former TD Colm Keaveney, has initiated 21 sets of proceedings in the High Court si(...)

RTÉ’s famous foursome - John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Bill O’Herhily and Liam Brady. Photograph: Inpho

John Giles is to leave his role as an RTÉ pundit at the end of this summer’s European Championships in France, bringing to an end a 30-year relations(...)

PJ Mara and  Charles Haughey: Mara’s star was inextricably linked to the fortunes of the former taoiseach – political and otherwise. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Wall-to-wall tributes to PJ at the moment. In the main, they are affectionate, warm and nostalgic. After all, it’s PJ Mara we’re talking about here. (...)

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