Ulick O’Connor: a top-class pole vaulter. Photograph: David Sleator

Not the least impressive of the late Ulick O’Connor’s many talents, although barely mentioned in obituaries, is that he was for many years a top-class(...)

Owen Oyston (pictured at the back with the hat) was jailed for rape in 1996 and is currently bringing the club through a court battle. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Getty Images

The black-and-white newsreel footage will run once again. Stanley Matthews will dance one more time to the byline. There he will cross for Bill Perry (...)

 The Turf pub sign in Burnley  depicts an image of ex-player, Northern Ireland’s James McIlroy, who was instrumental to the club’s league title success in 1960. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

When Jimmy McIlroy died in August, it was a moment to return to his autobiography, Right Inside Soccer. It was written in 1960 when Burnley had just w(...)

As they consider the case of Pep Guardiola, who won his first medal in English football at Wembley on Sunday while semi-surreptitiously sporting a yel(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

A view of Rory McIlroy’s childhood home which is up for sale. Photo: Propertynews.com

It is, the estate agent promises, a “beautifully presented red brick semi-detached property with excellent standard of decor throughout”. It goes on t(...)

Jermain Defoe scored his first international goal since March 2013 as England beat Lithuania 2-0 at Wembley. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty

England 2 Lithuania 0 The most remarkable statistic attached to this victory is that England, for all their traumas and intermittent crises, have now(...)

George Eastham in action for  England in 1966. Photograph: Allsport UK /Allsport

George Eastham needed help. Eastham and his wife had moved into a new club-owned house in Newcastle but the garden was a mess, the grate on the firepl(...)

Jonathan Walters celebrates with Bojan scoring the winning goal against Arsenal last weeklend. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

There are those who believe Metallica wrote a song about Jonathan Walters’s Premier League career. At several points over the years even some Stoke(...)

Hugh “Dick” Doherty, who has died aged 93 in his home town of Buncrana, Co Donegal, was believed to be oldest surviving former Glasgow Celtic player. (...)

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