John Giles

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How much effort went into calculating the impact of home advantage in the weekend’s league matches, quantifying the plus of Croke Park to Dublin, or the supposed terror of having to travel to Tuam to play Galway at football? Photograph: Inpho

It doesn’t matter what the sport is, statistical proof abounds that playing at home provides an automatic advantage, which only proves that wha(...)

Liam Brady complained about the media “obsession” with Roy Keane, in the course of the RTÉ panel’s 24-minute chat about the new Irish management team, 23 minutes of which were devoted to the Roy man. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Change in all things is sweet,” said, apparently, Aristotle, although it could just have easily been Robin van Persie, and so much change have we had(...)

Noel King’s short reign as Ireland manager came to a grubby end after his unseemly run-in with Eamon Dunphy. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

In the 1980s it was Frankie Goes to Hollywood who made many of us wonder what actually does happen when two tribes go to war. Holly Johnson’s conclusi(...)

Eamon Dunphy and John Giles, who were in Lucan yesterday to support John Devine’s youth development programme.

For a minute you think: “These two could take this on the road,” until you snap out of it and remember . . . they have, and you’re at the show, wit(...)

Former Republic of Ireland captain Tony Grealish died on Monday night, aged 56. Photograph: David Cannon/Allsport

Leading FAI officials as well as former Ireland managers Eoin Hand and John Giles have paid tribute to Tony Grealish the former Leyton Orient, (...)

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