‘Some players are only 16 and they’ve nothing to come back to. Some don’t even have a Junior Cert’

IT WAS A surreal moment of anti-climax in Eamonn Deacy Park: the game was over, St Patrick’s Athletic were officially League Cup champions for 2015, only no-one was celebrating at the referee’s final whistle.

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Limerick FC and the dawn of a new age for women’s football at the Markets Field

WITH IRELAND ON the brink of securing a historic Grand Slam in Twickenham later today and a third Six Nations title in five years already achieved, having a local hero like Keith Earls as the face of your business is an absolute dream, admits Marie Curtin.

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Stephen Kenny and the realisation of Irish football’s true potential

“We know how dangerous the Irish are”, said Germany manager Joachim Löw during his pre-game press conference in Dublin. It is October 2015 and his World Champions are to be the supporting cast in one of the great nights in Irish football.

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When Ireland met Mexico for the first time and Liam Buckley earned his final cap

HERE’S ONE FOR YOU: who is the only player to take the field opposite Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires, play in the Nou Camp the day Gary Lineker scored a brace on his Barcelona debut and feature in sides from Belgium and Germany all the way to Canada and Japan?

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When Bohemians met Bordeaux and Zinedine Zidane scored a free-kick in Dalymount Park

ASK ZINEDINE ZIDANE his memories of playing against Bohemian Football Club and the Real Madrid manager would probably smile at you shyly, shuffle his feet a bit and attempt some modest answer that the Irish defend so hard and play with such selfless heart and passion.

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How Germany’s 500-goal sensation came out of retirement to score a double at Turner’s Cross

AFTER 18 YEARS wearing kits supplied by a range of different manufacturers, Cork City will once again sport the famous three stripes of adidas as they aim to defend their SSE Airtricity League title in 2018.

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