Paul Mcgrath

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George Best taking the long walk  to the dressing room at Windsor Park after being sent off in the  game with Scotland in April 1970. Photograph: Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

There’s a time and place for everything. Across Ireland, people are tired and battered and a bit weepy because we’re not sure when the government is g(...)

Luxembourg’s Mathias Janisch celebrates scoring the winning goal against Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier in 2013. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Winston Churchill claimed “Success consists of going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm”. If true, then Luxembourg deserve to ar(...)

Norwich City’s Kenny McLean (left) and Stoke City’s James McClean in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

The FAI has expressed support for Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean after he was abused on social media by a racist who, when the player di(...)

Former Dublin goalkeeper John Leonard now lives in rural New Zealand. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

‘Lenny, show this lad the ropes, will ya?’ ‘No problem, Ski. Who is he?’ ‘Diarmuid Connolly – the most talented footballer in the country is who h(...)

Ronaldo and co having won Euro2016 and the first edition of the Nations League over the past few years. Photo: Getty Images

Portugal World Ranking: 5 Ireland’s record against them: W4 D2 L7 There was never going to be any way of avoiding having to come up against a good (...)

Jack Charlton at a friendly between the Republic of Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in 2015. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Such is the affection for Jack Charlton in this country that a documentarian need only point the camera at a still image of the great man to generate (...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Jack Charlton took Ireland to Euro 88 and the 1990 and 1994 World Cups. Photo: Simon Bruty/Allsport

You may think there is nothing more that needs to be said about Jack Charlton given all the tributes, stories and retrospectives that followed his dea(...)

Tommy Bowe: has become a familiar figure on our television screens having embraced a media career   following his rugby career. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tommy Bowe is on the road. Work, a weary daily beat of Belfast, Dublin, Dublin, Belfast. “Tired but I’m good. It’s all go,” he says, unbroken by the (...)

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 (...)

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