Ronnie Whelan

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Ireland celebrate Ronnie Whelan’s stunning winner against the USSR in 1988. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1988: Ronnie Whelan’s goal v USSR June 15th 1988 Is there an Irish person in their mid-30s or older who can’t close their eyes and picture it t(...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Irish and French fans  ahead of  the Pool D clash at  the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP

The following took place between the hours of lunchtime and bedtime on Sunday, October 11th 2015. It is being documented here based on two assumpti(...)

Joachim Löw:    “Overall I think it was one of the most unnecessary defeats we have had to accept in recent years.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The peculiar thing was that on an evening when Ireland dared to play football against the world champions, their goal for the ages held echoes of the (...)

Des Cahill covered Italia ’90 for RTÉ Sport

It was from a prime media position that RTÉ Sport reporter Des Cahill watched the events of Italia ‘90 unfold. It’s something he’s well used to, havin(...)

If a celebrity needs water pipes mended or slates replaced, he’ll call in a plumber or a roofer. If he needs his story told, he’ll call in a hack for (...)

Ireland lived up to the RTE panel’s expectations with the final score. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Freudian slips are nothing new, especially in the world of sports broadcast commentary where the mind is working at a million miles an hour and the me(...)

Liam Brady: ‘Exhausted? No, no. Watching football sitting in a chair is not a chore. It’s not work’

It is a wonderful thing to be driven around Highbury by Liam Brady. It is the area of London he first came to as a teenager. Now the baby seat for (...)

Brendan O’Carroll at the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin,  last night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll believes Father Ted awoke the British to Irish comedy and tellingly, it was the first thing he said when asked to account for the h(...)

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