Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

 Eamon De Valera: one letter writer wrote to the former president:  “I expected better from a native government and I actually cried to think that you, as leader of the government, was a party to such a betrayal of everything we hold sacred.” . File Photo:

Nothing beats being there. There’s no disputing that, but if this St Patrick’s Day you don’t happen to be ‘there’, then being sunk into a sofa doesn’(...)

Neil McNab in his playing days for Manchester City in 1985. He made a total of 260 appearances for the club and was one of their finest players during that decade. Photograph:  Mark Leech/Getty Images

Taking possession near the right-hand touchline, Neil McNab cut in towards the penalty box. As the Huddersfield Town defenders backed off, he switche(...)

Martin O’Neill: the Republic of Ireland manager took the job not to get rich but because he considered it an honour. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“The hard cold fire of the northerner”. That line from Louis MacNeice is always there when you start thinking about the elements of Martin O’Neill. Ma(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

David McMillan. “I’m very hungry to succeed. I don’t doubt that I’ll get the opportunity to show what I can do.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

David McMillan says that the chance to play in Scotland was simply too good an opportunity to turn down after a decade in the League of Ireland that (...)

Enda Stevens in action for Sheffield United under pressure from Matty Pearson of Barnsley. Photograph: Mark Cosgrove/Action Plus via Getty Images

One irksome byproduct of the kidnapping of the term ‘journey’ by reality television comes when actually encountering someone who has been on a winding(...)

Athlone’s Igor Labuts has been banned by the FAI for one year from all football-related activity for offences relating to match-fixing. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

I once missed an open goal in a Championship game. The ball bounced at my feet with nobody in front of me and embarrassingly I sliced it wide. I did(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in action with St Etienne’s Saidy Janko. Photograph:  Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

It’s a hard thing to admit that you’ve fallen out of love with football. But as another season of the Premier League gears up, I can’t pretend any lon(...)

Pepper Ireland chief executive Paul Doddrell. US private equity giant KKR, which is in the process of buying Pepper, has rejected suggestions that it may try to offload the group’s Irish assets.

US private equity giant KKR, which is in the process of buying financial services firm Pepper, has rejected suggestions that it may try to offload th(...)

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