Jack Charlton

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Irish fans  in the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa for the World Cup round of 16 game against Romania in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer will go down as the strangest that Ireland has ever experienced- except for those hallucinogenic few weeks that were Italia 90. Thirty yea(...)

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(...)

The Irish players, without their wives and girlfriends in tow, catch some sun during the pre-World Cup training camp in Malta. Photograph. Billy Stickland/Inpho

June 23rd, 1990: After Ireland advance to the last 16, Peter Byrne teases out the argument for sex before sport The transformation was dramatic. From(...)

IIreland manager Jack Charlton takes charge of  a session during the pre-World Cup training camp in Malta. Photograph: Billy Stickland

June 30th, 1990: On the eve of Ireland’s quarter-final against Italy, Mary Holland marvels at the team spirit that Jack built “Aren’t you a bit old t(...)

Rose Hegarty (84) died in St Mary’s Hospital on April 27th.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Robinson in action for Ireland in 1984. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Michael Robinson won. It is important to remember that in the week he lost his life to cancer. Robinson won at football – the medals on the table, cap(...)

John Duffy of Donegal in action during a clash against Derry in 1993. Photo: Inpho

To most, the light sunshine of May 13th, 1990 in Castleblayney had little enough to distinguish itself from a lot of Ulster Championship openers. Mona(...)

Former England and Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died aged 76. Photograph: PA

Former England and Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died aged 76. Hunter, who made 28 appearances for the Three Lions and was part of the 1966 World (...)

Stephen Kenny  with his Ireland under-21 assistants Keith Andrews and  Jim Crawford. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Say what you like about the FAI – and you will, you have – but no sports organisation can rip it up and start again with quite as boldly as Irish foot(...)

The Irish team in an open-top bus are welcomed by the crowds in Dublin on their return from the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Photograph: Inpho

The obvious concern with a documentary such as The Boys In Green (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) is that it will take itself and its subject matter too seriously. (...)

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