Noel Cantwell

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George Best in action at Old Trafford during a Division One game against Everton in 1968. Photograph:  Allsport

He could have been 75 on Saturday; he should have been 75 on Saturday. It would have been a big deal, the red and green memories; his ears would have (...)

Ireland players celebrate after qualifying for the 2002 World Cup after their playoff against Iran in Tehran. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

1966 World Cup Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores the only goal of the playoff for the 1966 World Cup (...)

Theo Foley pictured during his time at Charlton   Athletic. Photograph: Express/Getty Images

Theo Foley, the Dublin born defender who played nine times for Ireland and later had a hand in one of the most memorable English title wins of modern (...)

Dave Langan in action for Ireland v Spain in 1985 in Cork, attendance 15,000. The Liam Miller match is set to top this

The Liam Miller tribute match, due to take place on Tuesday looks destined to comfortably exceed the existing record for the biggest ever attendance a(...)

George Best celebrates scoring United’s second two minutes into extra time. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

They never really spoke about the 1958 Munich air disaster at Manchester United. The unspeakable tragedy was exactly that – unspeakable. As goalkeeper(...)

Noel Cantwell’s  daughter Kate, niece Alison and daughter Elizabeth  spread his ashes at Cork County Cricket Club. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A final homecoming – that’s how the family of former Republic of Ireland footballer and Ireland cricketer Noel Cantwell described their decision to br(...)

Ray Brady (back row, far right) pictured with his Millwall team-mates in July 1961. Photograph:   Keystone/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Ray Brady has passed away aged 79 after a long illness. An older brother of international midfielder Liam, T(...)

Paul McGrath celebrates his goal with Liam Brady, Mark Lawrenson and Ray Houghton during the European Championship qualifier at Lansdowne Road on October 14th 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the era of the “what if...” novel, it may be only a matter of time before somebody revisits Jack Charlton’s time as Republic of Ireland manager an(...)

The Soviet Union were victorious in the 1960 European Nations’ Cup - but their victory was aided by Spain’s boycott. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1960: Spain boycott first tournament A bit of a cheat, this one, in that it’s the only one of this series which doesn’t actually relate to event(...)

 Noel Cantwell:   the former Manchester United and Republic  captain Noel Cantwell was a double international,  representing his country at both soccer  and cricket. Photograph: PA.

Former Irish soccer and cricket international Noel Cantwell is to be honoured in his native Cork later this year when a road near where he grew up is(...)

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