Packie Bonner

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Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty, a former civil servant at the Department of Agriculture, is already a member of the FAI board. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The election to succeed Donal Conway as president of the FAI will be a two-horse race between Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty and long-time Defe(...)

 Goalkeeper of the Year Gary Rogers  and International Achievement Award winner Packie Bonner at the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland awards  at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper and FAI technical director Packie Bonner says he would gladly play a part in reviving Irish football from its cu(...)

  Vinny Perth led Dundalk to a League and League Cup double as well as wins in the President’s And Unite the Union Cups in his first season in charge.

Dundalk manager Vinny Perth has been named as the Airtricty/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Personality of the Year for 2019 at an event in Dub(...)

John Delaney was chief executive of the FAI at the time of the event in question. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Government has begun an inquiry into a €25,000 grant given to the Football Association of Ireland for a coaching conference just over a decade ago(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Sometimes at Christmas there’s nothing for it but to crack out a board game,  Photograph: istock

Once presents have been played with, the fight over the remote control has led to an impasse, and dinner has been doled out, there’s only one other ti(...)

Shay Given: “You know what I’m like, I love the craic, the buzz around the lads. When you’re a coach, it’s tough if you lose, it is quite draining. But when you win, it’s mad, it’s magnified.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

He strides in smiling wearing his new work gear: an all-black kit, a little white ram above his heart, ‘SG’ initials alongside. He is sweaty after a s(...)

Euro 88: Adri van Tiggelen and  Ray Houghton during Ireland’s Netherlands match. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Anchored by the pragmatism of an upbringing in the northeast of England, Jack Charlton was a man not given to flights of fancy. Yet he had no hesitati(...)

Republic of Ireland fans at the European Championships in 1988. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Famous as the win over England may have been, it’s not my favourite memory of Euro 88. The real high point of that glorious week was three days later,(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

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