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'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse
# Prince Charles
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# Prince Charles

'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse

May 21st 2017, 10:37 PM 37,710 Views 22 Comments

From the Caribbean to Galway, via Sligo Rovers, Bray and Russia, the imposing centre-back has had quite the journey.

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'
# Passion
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# Passion

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'

May 14th 2017, 9:30 PM 48,218 Views 14 Comments

Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.

The steely Scotsman who became Irish football's perennial party pooper
# Louth And Proud
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# Louth And Proud

The steely Scotsman who became Irish football's perennial party pooper

May 7th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,136 Views 9 Comments

Tom McNulty made over 500 appearances during an illustrious 16-year career in the League of Ireland.

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’
# LOI Legends
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# LOI Legends

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’

Apr 30th 2017, 9:31 PM 36,437 Views 5 Comments

Owen Heary chats to The42 about facing Deportivo in the Champions League and his career in the League of Ireland.

'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'
# Legend
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# Legend

'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'

Apr 23rd 2017, 9:33 PM 36,747 Views 7 Comments

We speak to Derry City’s favourite son and one of the League of Ireland’s all-time greats — Liam Coyle.

'To say I could have had a great career in England, that's only b******s'
# Ssssshhh
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# Ssssshhh

'To say I could have had a great career in England, that's only b******s'

Apr 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 56,701 Views 26 Comments

Life in the League of Ireland, as seen through the eyes of iconic ex-Cork City midfielder Patsy Freyne.

'To be told at the last minute that I wouldn't even be on the bench, it was a sickener'
# Geogho
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# Geogho

'To be told at the last minute that I wouldn't even be on the bench, it was a sickener'

Apr 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 50,174 Views 17 Comments

Stephen Geoghegan reflects on being the League of Ireland’s most prolific goalscorer in the 1990s and how it almost earned him an Ireland cap in a World Cup qualifier.

'You look back and think 'F**k it, I underachieved a small bit - I don't have the medals I should have''
# Out Of The Woods?
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# Out Of The Woods?

'You look back and think 'F**k it, I underachieved a small bit - I don't have the medals I should have''

Apr 3rd 2017, 4:00 AM 31,845 Views 16 Comments

League of Ireland legend Billy Woods discusses Kurt Cobain hair, the remarkable Arkaga years and his love for Cork City.

‘I never enjoyed life outside of football... There’s not much you can do’
# Interview
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# Interview

‘I never enjoyed life outside of football... There’s not much you can do’

Mar 26th 2017, 9:25 PM 48,997 Views 30 Comments

Keith Fahey on feeling homesick in England, thriving at St Pat’s and life with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Irish side.

'Robbie Keane came along and that was the end of my chances'
# Interview
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# Interview

'Robbie Keane came along and that was the end of my chances'

Mar 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 21,780 Views 5 Comments

Glen Crowe chats to The42 about recovering from the disappointment of failing to make the grade in England to become a League of Ireland legend.

'Brian Kerr used to call me 'Johnny Forty Teeth' because I'd be missing training every second week to go to the dentist!'
# Oso
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# Oso

'Brian Kerr used to call me 'Johnny Forty Teeth' because I'd be missing training every second week to go to the dentist!'

Mar 12th 2017, 10:10 PM 38,483 Views 25 Comments

League of Ireland legend Paul Osam discusses his playing days, surviving a heart attack, managing Ireland’s U16s and his son Evan’s career.

From the England U18 squad with Cole and McManaman to becoming a LOI legend
# Sparky
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# Sparky

From the England U18 squad with Cole and McManaman to becoming a LOI legend

Feb 26th 2017, 9:35 PM 45,899 Views 31 Comments

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'
# Rock And Roll Star
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# Rock And Roll Star

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'

Feb 19th 2017, 8:00 PM 31,703 Views 19 Comments

A cult League of Ireland figure but Sheridan’s mythical status has counted against him throughout his carer.