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#LOI Legends

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack

Jan 17th 2021, 9:30 PM 42,704 Views 3 Comments

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.

# loi-legends - Sunday 10 January, 2021

The story of one of Irish football's greatest servants and how he almost chose GAA
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

The story of one of Irish football's greatest servants and how he almost chose GAA

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 32,457 Views 2 Comments

Dundalk legend Gary Rogers reflects on his distinguished career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Lining out in the San Siro aged 20, playing with two legendary Irish sides and moving to Australia
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

Lining out in the San Siro aged 20, playing with two legendary Irish sides and moving to Australia

Nov 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 40,952 Views 8 Comments

Former Athlone, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City player Noel Larkin reflects on his career in football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Joining Manchester United at 16, glory in Ireland and the 'rollercoaster' of management
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Joining Manchester United at 16, glory in Ireland and the 'rollercoaster' of management

Sep 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 49,003 Views 7 Comments

Martin Russell recounts his career on both sides of the water.

# loi-legends - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank'
# Dedication
From The42
# Dedication

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank'

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 57,520 Views 9 Comments

John O’Flynn reflects on his career with Cork City, Peterborough United, Limerick and others.

# loi-legends - Sunday 24 May, 2020

‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’
# Dreams
From The42
# Dreams

‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’

May 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,157 Views 7 Comments

Stephen Rice on how he recovered from difficulties early in his career to enjoy a memorable time at Shamrock Rovers.

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams'
# One Club Man
From The42
# One Club Man

'I was just hoping to get a game with the reserves... staying for 17 years was beyond my wildest dreams'

May 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 32,339 Views 9 Comments

Derek Tracey spent his entire career with Shamrock Rovers during the homeless period before their move to Tallaght Stadium.

# loi-legends - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup

Apr 19th 2020, 9:30 PM 31,068 Views 2 Comments

Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.

# loi-legends - Monday 13 April, 2020

Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer

Apr 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 31,420 Views 7 Comments

Former Dundalk, UCD and Shamrock Rovers star Alan O’Neill looks back on his remarkable career in the game.

# loi-legends - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'The senior guys, they didn't like me, they didn't want an Irish guy coming over'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'The senior guys, they didn't like me, they didn't want an Irish guy coming over'

Jan 26th 2020, 9:30 PM 54,281 Views 14 Comments

Waterford legend Alfie Hale reflects on his remarkable career in Irish and British football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'There's no hard-luck story with me. I wasn't good enough to play Premier League football'
# No Regrets
From The42
# No Regrets

'There's no hard-luck story with me. I wasn't good enough to play Premier League football'

Oct 27th 2019, 9:30 PM 40,789 Views 4 Comments

Ex-Ireland underage international Barry Ferguson looks back on his career with Coventry, Longford and others.

# loi-legends - Sunday 6 October, 2019

The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him
# Journey
From The42
# Journey

The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him

Oct 6th 2019, 9:30 PM 26,805 Views 3 Comments

Dave Mooney on his League of Ireland beginnings and ultimately carving out a successful career abroad.

# loi-legends - Sunday 22 September, 2019

The Irishman who made his La Liga debut in front of 90,000 at the Camp Nou
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

The Irishman who made his La Liga debut in front of 90,000 at the Camp Nou

Sep 22nd 2019, 9:30 PM 45,073 Views 5 Comments

Liam Buckley on a remarkable career that encompassed stints in Canada, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 September, 2019

'If you were from Ballymun, you could be turned away from an interview, let alone a job'
# Origin Story
From The42
# Origin Story

'If you were from Ballymun, you could be turned away from an interview, let alone a job'

Sep 1st 2019, 9:30 PM 32,952 Views 3 Comments

Bohs legend Tony O’Connor looks back on his League of Ireland career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'My second oldest brother was a Rovers fanatic... All I could see were the tears running down his face'
# Local Hero
From The42
# Local Hero

'My second oldest brother was a Rovers fanatic... All I could see were the tears running down his face'

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 28,390 Views 14 Comments

John Coady on fulfilling a boyhood dream and a difficult period at Chelsea.

# loi-legends - Sunday 14 July, 2019

The Irish star who joined Premier League giants in their mid-90s peak
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

The Irish star who joined Premier League giants in their mid-90s peak

Jul 14th 2019, 9:30 PM 38,220 Views 7 Comments

Jim Crawford reflects on his career at Newcastle, Shelbourne and his current role as Stephen Kenny’s number two.

# loi-legends - Sunday 30 June, 2019

‘John Giles didn't want me to leave, but I was determined to play first-team football’
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

‘John Giles didn't want me to leave, but I was determined to play first-team football’

Jun 30th 2019, 9:30 PM 31,246 Views 5 Comments

Harry McCue reflects on his career in the League of Ireland and discusses his FAI role with underage footballers.

# loi-legends - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home

Jun 9th 2019, 10:01 PM 34,772 Views 9 Comments

Ex-Longford and Galway player Eric Lavine recalls his career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Did I think Damien Duff was going to make it? I always thought he had a real chance'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'Did I think Damien Duff was going to make it? I always thought he had a real chance'

May 26th 2019, 9:30 PM 22,066 Views 5 Comments

Pat Devlin reflects on a distinguished career in Irish football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'I look back on my life and for a fella with such a lack of ability on the ball, it's been amazing'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'I look back on my life and for a fella with such a lack of ability on the ball, it's been amazing'

May 12th 2019, 9:30 PM 31,541 Views 6 Comments

One of the great characters of Irish football, Dermot Keely relives his highs and lows — both as a player and in management.

# loi-legends - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'I had never played centre midfield until my very first game at Leicester, when Martin O'Neill told me to'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'I had never played centre midfield until my very first game at Leicester, when Martin O'Neill told me to'

Apr 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 32,150 Views 5 Comments

Fergal Harkin looks back at his time in England as well as highs and lows in the League of Ireland, during spells with Bohemians and Finn Harps.

# loi-legends - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'We used to kick lumps out of each other in training and Pat Fenlon would just sit back and laugh'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'We used to kick lumps out of each other in training and Pat Fenlon would just sit back and laugh'

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 21,775 Views 3 Comments

Former Dundalk and Shelbourne defender David Crawley looks back on his playing days.

# loi-legends - Monday 18 March, 2019

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’
# Mentor
From The42
# Mentor

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’

Mar 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 43,468 Views 10 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic legend Johnny McDonnell reflects on his memorable career in football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'We beat Le Tissier's Southampton. Lawrie McMenemy shook my hand and said: 'Listen kid, sensational f*****g goal''
# Longread
From The42
# Longread

'We beat Le Tissier's Southampton. Lawrie McMenemy shook my hand and said: 'Listen kid, sensational f*****g goal''

Mar 3rd 2019, 9:40 PM 35,355 Views 5 Comments

Brian Morrisroe chats to The42 in the latest instalment of our League of Ireland Legends series.

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'
# Football Man
From The42
# Football Man

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'

Feb 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 30,433 Views 6 Comments

National team kit man and former League of Ireland star Mick Lawlor reflects on his football career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'Bayern Munich had already sold tickets for the next round... We were minutes away from history'
# Good Times
From The42
# Good Times

'Bayern Munich had already sold tickets for the next round... We were minutes away from history'

Oct 28th 2018, 9:30 PM 30,964 Views 5 Comments

Mick Kearin reflects on going up against Franz Beckenbauer, being the only Kildare man to be capped by Ireland and the difficulties in loving a “foreign game”.

# loi-legends - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'Leeds United were over for a second or third look at me the day I got my ankle broken in two places'
# Misfortune
From The42
# Misfortune

'Leeds United were over for a second or third look at me the day I got my ankle broken in two places'

Oct 21st 2018, 9:30 PM 28,292 Views 3 Comments

Con McLaughlin, the first Donegal man to score 100 goals in the League of Ireland, looks back on his career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'Boredom leads to a lot of things and we ended up going to the pub and wasting ourselves'
# Regrets I've Had A Few
From The42
# Regrets I've Had A Few

'Boredom leads to a lot of things and we ended up going to the pub and wasting ourselves'

Oct 14th 2018, 9:30 PM 42,140 Views 7 Comments

Remembered best for scoring two goals in the Old Firm derby, ex-Celtic midfielder Paul Byrne has more than his fair share of regrets.

# loi-legends - Sunday 23 September, 2018

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’
# Goalscorer
From The42
# Goalscorer

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’

Sep 23rd 2018, 9:30 PM 44,074 Views 9 Comments

Mark Quigley discusses his time at Millwall and his League of Ireland career where the Dubliner won every domestic honour and was named PFAI Player of the Year.

# loi-legends - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'It’s nice to have the feeling that you belong to a club and I don’t think there are any better than Bohs'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'It’s nice to have the feeling that you belong to a club and I don’t think there are any better than Bohs'

Sep 16th 2018, 9:47 PM 23,306 Views 13 Comments

Former Bohemians captain Kevin Hunt looks back at a decade with the Gypsies, playing in Asia and life after retirement.

# loi-legends - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Facing Zidane in Dublin, an ill-fated stint in England and becoming one of Irish football's all-time top scorers
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

Facing Zidane in Dublin, an ill-fated stint in England and becoming one of Irish football's all-time top scorers

Sep 9th 2018, 9:30 PM 26,512 Views 3 Comments

Former Bohemians and UCD star Derek Swan reflects on a memorable career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'It does make you stay awake at night and struggle to sleep, and not want to get up in the morning'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'It does make you stay awake at night and struggle to sleep, and not want to get up in the morning'

Sep 2nd 2018, 9:30 PM 57,235 Views 12 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Noel Hunt on persistent abuse from fans as well as highs and lows at Reading, Leeds and elsewhere in his football career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'It had become slightly more difficult. Your wife starts to realise that actually, weekends exist'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'It had become slightly more difficult. Your wife starts to realise that actually, weekends exist'

Aug 26th 2018, 9:30 PM 31,271 Views 6 Comments

Former UCD, Drogheda and Shamrock Rovers star Andy Myler reflects on his career in football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'My mother told me to stick with the butcher's trade as she said I'd need it more than the football'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'My mother told me to stick with the butcher's trade as she said I'd need it more than the football'

Aug 19th 2018, 9:30 PM 32,754 Views 6 Comments

Former St Patrick’s Athletic, Bohemians and Derry City striker Joe Lawless looks back on his playing days.

# loi-legends - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup
# Local Lad
From The42
# Local Lad

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup

Aug 5th 2018, 9:30 PM 40,124 Views 22 Comments

Pat Nolan reflects on winning the Premier Division and FAI Cup with Limerick, playing against Real Madrid in Europe and being tasked with marking Diego Maradona.

# loi-legends - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'We had another bottle of beer. Next thing, the agent came in and said: You have to play a match tonight'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'We had another bottle of beer. Next thing, the agent came in and said: You have to play a match tonight'

Jul 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 48,111 Views 3 Comments

One of the League of Ireland’s all-time top goalscorers, Mick Byrne, reflects on a brilliant career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell

Jul 22nd 2018, 10:08 PM 27,689 Views 9 Comments

Alex Krstic on conquering the Derry accent, the club’s mid-80s revolution and being a local sex symbol.

# loi-legends - Sunday 8 July, 2018

'The fans were thinking: F**k sake, we paid that amount of money for this lad and he's useless'
# Tillo
From The42
# Tillo

'The fans were thinking: F**k sake, we paid that amount of money for this lad and he's useless'

Jul 8th 2018, 9:30 PM 53,266 Views 3 Comments

The hero of the 1992 FAI Cup final reflects on his career in football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'You’d get phone calls at 4am, lads would have had a few drinks and this fella is roaring down the phone'
# Stuey
From The42
# Stuey

'You’d get phone calls at 4am, lads would have had a few drinks and this fella is roaring down the phone'

Jul 1st 2018, 9:30 PM 51,516 Views 7 Comments

Former Shelbourne, Drogheda and Longford midfielder Stuart Byrne reflects on his career in football,

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates'
# LOI Legends
From The42
# LOI Legends

'In my eyes, I was doing enough to warrant a night-out on a Saturday with my mates'

Jun 17th 2018, 9:30 PM 39,179 Views 5 Comments

Philip Hughes on a career with 19 transfers, 11 clubs and 138 goals.

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