Ireland’s Troy Parrott with assistant manager Robbie Keane after being substituted. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It all worked out grand in the end, but let Thursday night be a lesson to all of us, especially Jim Beglin - never, ever chortle at the quality of tea(...)

Alan Bennett: “I know I’m probably blowing a horn for Cork City now but I honestly think we’re a little bit different down here in how the club is run and just the county we’re in.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Do you hear the noise he makes,” says Alan Bennett, flashing his best “old pro” grin and pointing to one of his 50-something interviewers as he sits (...)