Tony Cascarino

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Packie Bonner directs his Celtic  team-mates during a game against Aberdeen in 1991. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Allsport

“Then the door opens and in walks Jock Stein.” For a moment Packie Bonner is back in the Ballyraine hotel in Letterkenny. It is May in 1978 and Bonne(...)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric challenges  Finland forward Simon Skrabb during the qualifier in Rijeka at the start of October. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia: Vedran Buble of Index.hr “After the win in Ukraine, everyone believes that Croatia will qualify for the World Cup, although the emotions are(...)

Sunderland manager David Moyes signed a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light last summer. Photograph: Getty Images.

“Relegation had, in truth, been the club’s comeuppance for poor organization over a number of years and the club was on the verge of a real crisis . .(...)

Skoda Superb: proved enormously popular with fleet buyers

The glory days of Euro ’88 were recalled at the official launch of Skoda dealer Pilsen Auto’s new purpose-built premises at the M50 Business Park in D(...)

The Republic of Ireland team sun bathe during Italia ‘90. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Paul Getty, Marlene Dietrich and Sarah Bernhardt are among the many rich and famous who have checked in to the Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles sin(...)

The Après Match team of  Risteard Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy  will be an intrinsic part of RTÉ’s TV  coverage  of the Euro 2016 finals. Photograph: Domhnall Farmer/Inpho

The Après Match team – Risteárd Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy – will be an intrinsic part of RTÉ’s television coverage for the duration of the (...)

Gary Kelly celebrates after scoring for Ireland against Germany in Hanover in 1994, the only occasion that Ireland have  beaten  holders of world cup. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Happens more often than you’d think, this sort of fixture. Not Ireland v Germany specifically, more Ireland v the like of Germany. Or to put more f(...)

Spot the Irish man: the Republic of Ireland team do a bit of sun-bathing before the start of  World Cup finals in Italy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“We all suffer from nostalgia and everything seems better looking back at it. I actually forget that the games were rubbish and I got dropped!” Perha(...)

Republic of Ireland players celebrate David O’Leary’s winning penalty against Romania in Genoa, on June 25th, 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The whole country seemed to come to a standstill 25 years ago today as Ireland faced Romania for a place in the World Cup quarter finals. Shops closed(...)

Roy Keane: The focus on the Alex Ferguson feud, the sport’s most tiresome quarrel, suggested that recent signs of a genuine softening in Keane’s thinking and perspective were deceptive. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

What’s your favourite Roy Keane story? Is it Robbie Savage’s voicemail, John Hartson’s crisps or Abba on the bus at Sunderland? Is it the one about th(...)

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