Phil Babb

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Ireland’s Cyrus Christie in action against  Harry Wilson of Wales during the Uefa Nations League game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The post mortem on Saturday’s game didn’t exactly help the positivity levels ahead of the latest instalment of our Nations League adventure, the gener(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long is challenged by  Thomas Delaney of Denmark during the   Nations League match at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It probably wouldn’t be true to say the nation was holding its breath for this one, the only real display of enthusiasm ahead of the game coming from (...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

In the Olympia Theatre on a set designed to look like Harcourt Street, dancing, drinking, staggering and flirting young people are singing, “Whoo(...)

The statistics come from the Premier League, but the preferences and prejudices – based on an unquantifiable mix of sheer skill, longevity and success(...)

 The Rubberbandits. Blindboy:  ‘When I was 10, Jack Charlton took me fishing out the side of a helicopter, up in Carrick on Shannon. I’d won a competition off the back of a packet of Odlums bran that belonged to my uncle Caviar. I’d never heard of Jack Charlton, only had him described to me by other children.’  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Paul Howard, writer/creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Football is the game of the people. It’s played everywhere in the world. I know we get excited ar(...)

Kevin Doyle: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy may now be ready to sign Kevin Doyle (above) and Stephen Ward from his former club along with Karl Henry.

Just a matter of days after the manager himself played the idea down when he was asked directly, Mick McCarthy is reported to be keen on saving(...)

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