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A nation mourns, but memories of Jack Charlton will never fade

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Ireland and Galway are this week mourning the loss of the legendary Jack Charlton (1935-2020) - the man who changed the footballing fortunes of this country.

Taking the positives from World Cup and Special Olympics

The world is being treated to a feast of football that for even the passing fan is intoxicating, particularly this year in the exotic location of Brazil, World Cup record holders, long-time world favourites, and home of the greatest footballer Pele.

Trap launches Conti Shoot-Out to help homeless

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Ireland’ soccer manager Giovanni Trappatoni has launched the inaugural Continental Tyres Penalty Shoot Out in aid of Ireland’s Homeless World Cup team. This unique event will see teams from all across Ireland take part in a penalty competition with the aim of raising funds for Ireland’s participation in the Homeless World Cup in Paris in August.

Football Crazy

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SURVIVING A withering glare from Diego Maradona; partying with French and Spanish football supporters on a train from Hanover to Berlin; and sitting in a Canadian bar, experiencing agony and ecstasy while following the Irish soccer team - it’s all in a day’s work for John Doyle.

And England are out of the World Cup

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ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S hubris and jingoism were exposed as mad delusions by a talented and superior German team last Sunday, sending the mis-titled ‘golden generation’ out of South Africa 2010.

Political football - politics and the World Cup

The beautiful game and the world’s second oldest profession have often collided, colluded, and clashed on the big stage of the World Cup, so as the current tournament continues in South Africa, Talking Politics takes a politically slanted look at the competition’s history.

Kilkenny man holds Irish world cup hopes

One Graiguenamanagh man’s enthralling journey has taken him from the pristine greens of Mount Juliet to the well-groomed pitches of South Africa’s world cup stadia, via the hallowed turf of Croke Park.

Big Jack opens Aghagower hotel

A big crowd turned up at Aghagower last weekend to witness Jack Charlton open the Westport Country Lodge Hotel. This was a historic moment for Aghagower as one of the greatest Irish legends officially opened the new hotel. As always Jack was very friendly to all the guests and especially to a couple of pupils from Knockrooskey National School who were there for the Mayo Advertiser to get an exclusive with the man himself.


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