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Derry City manager Declan Devine: “From the first day in the door I thought we had to get local-based players.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Declan Devine pushes the brochure across the desk in the manager’s office. Derry, city walls, tours, it said. We were in the Brandywell stadium on Thu(...)

Tony Keady: pivotal figure on the great Galway team of the 1980s. Photograph: Inpho

Deeds of the past can provide inspiration to those of the present, as Galway hurling captain David Burke so poignantly acknowledged in his acceptance (...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

Cork City players celebrate their Premier Division success. To see the community’s joy in Turner’s Cross that night would bring a tear to a stone. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Football can be unbelievable sometimes. For the past few years, my brother, Danny, his friends and I have found ourselves in some bizarre situations.(...)

Brandon Miele  celebrates scoring for Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Sligo Rovers at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 1 Sligo Rovers 0 Brandon Miele capped his first start in a month with a match-winning goal as Shamrock Rovers honoured 30 years since(...)

Limerick manager Martin Russell. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho.

It’s derby day, sort of, in the Premier Division and league leaders Cork City head to Limerick who should provide another decent test for their Munste(...)

Ireland’s James McClean reacts to missing a chance late in their World Cup qualifying clash with Wales. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

James McClean is quickly becoming Ireland’s main man It was a huge night for the Derry man after an extremely tough week which saw him lose two close(...)

Welsh supporters in Dublin for the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of  Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Celtic cousins shared shared points if not goals on a cold night in Dublin, but the fair result was marred for the home team by what looked like a(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long clashes with Ashley Williams of Wales during their World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

McCarthy ruled out -15 minutes: The first big moment of the evening came before the match had even started when James McCarthy was ruled out. The mid(...)

Players react as Neil Taylor of Wales  is shown a red card by referee Nicola Rizzoli after a challenge on Republic of Ireland captain  Séamus Coleman during the World Cup qualifier  at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland 0 Wales 0 Fuelled by the loss of so many players, the mood before this game had been a little fearful but there was an element of(...)

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