Liam Whelan: Dublin’s Busby Babe
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Liam Whelan: Dublin’s Busby Babe

At Munich-Reim airport ,Liam Whelan replied, “Well, if this is the time, then I’m ready,” as the significant aircraft attempted to take off once more. (Harry’s game) Liam, the fourth of John Whelan’s seven kids, was born on April 1, 1935, at 28 St. Attracta’s Road, Cabra, Dublin. John and Elizabeth Whelan were labourers. Although…

St. Kevin’s Football Club: Ireland’s Schoolboy Elite
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St. Kevin’s Football Club: Ireland’s Schoolboy Elite

St. Kevin’s Football Club have established a remarkable reputation for its commitment to the growth of young players, making it a legendary organisation in the player development space in the Republic of Ireland. In 1959, Fr. Desmond Williams, who would become Bishop Desmond Williams, started St. Kevin’s Football Club. The Dublin club uses facilities at…

The Irish Man Who Invented The Penalty Kick: William McCrum
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The Irish Man Who Invented The Penalty Kick: William McCrum

William McCrum was born in Ballynahone Beg, Co.Armagh in 1865. He was the son of the linen millionaire Robert Garmany McCrum. William started his studies at The Royal School in Co. Armagh before moving to Trinity College in Co. Dublin. In 1909, he was the High Sheriff of Armagh. William was nicknamed in the community…

Brother Walfrid: The Irish Monk Who Founded Glasgow Celtic
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Brother Walfrid: The Irish Monk Who Founded Glasgow Celtic

Have you ever wondered why there are sectarian banners regarding the Republic of Ireland in the crowd or why the tricolour flag is flown at Celtic Park during every Celtic game you watch on TV or attend? Since 1888, there has been a strong connection between the Emerald Isle and the Scottish club, both on…

The Connection between Manchester United and Ireland
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The Connection between Manchester United and Ireland

Manchester United and Ireland have many connections, but to start this story off right, we need to go back to 1893, when Manchester United was known as Newton Heath. A 28-year-old, John Eden from Northern Ireland, joined the club. During his time at Newton Heath, he scored 8 goals in 32 appearances for the club…

10 Times A Football Club Retired A Shirt Number For A Player
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10 Times A Football Club Retired A Shirt Number For A Player

To some, a football number means nothing; to others, it means everything. A football jersey number can be chosen due to superstitions, preference, or on-field positioning; for example, a number 10 is mostly known as an attacking midfielder, while a number 6 is linked to a defensive midfielder. However, this isn’t as common anymore. Every…