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Monaghan’s greatest sporting son, Barry McGuigan is a true Irish sporting great and one of the finest boxers the country has ever produced. A featherweight world title win in 1985 at Loftus Road in London is what McGuigan will always be best remembered for but his illustrious...
The Early Years Jack Charlton was born into a footballing family on the 8th of May 1935 in Ashington, Northumberland. Jack had 4 uncles who played professional football and his mothers cousin Jackie Milburn played for England so football obviously ran in the...
When you think of Derry and footballers, there are so many names that come to mind. From current stars to legends of the game. There is a hot list of players that come from this magnificent area.  Paddy McCourt Probably...
8 years on from the game which effectively secured Irelands place at Euro 2012 with a 4-0 first leg win in Tallinn against Estonia we look back at the men who started that game to see what they have been up to since. A Robbie Keane double along with strikes from...
With the Bundesliga in Germany returning this weekend. I thought of any Irish players that could be involved. Naturally enough there’s not too many. However, there is one who goes by the name of Conor Noss.  The attacking midfielder is highly rated at the...
What more can be said about Robbie Keane. 68 international goal. 146 Caps. His legacy is undoubtably up there with the true greats of not just Irish soccer but Irish sport in general. Barry McGuigan, Pat Spillane, Liam Brady this is the company that Keane shares in...
Sport is a huge part of people’s lives in Ireland. The current worldwide pandemic has put Irish sport on hold for the time being and has left people asking when sporting action will return. Last week, Leo Varadkar gave sports players and fans some optimism suggesting there...
While the spectre of COVID-19 looms over any potential return to football, us Boys and Girls in Green are left to wait for our new dawn under the messaic Stephen Kenny. With Irish football absent at present, we over at COYBIG have been passing the time remembering...
Shay Brennan The first Granny Rule player, Ireland’s first European Cup winner was born to Irish parents in Manchester. He made his way through the youth ranks at Manchester United during the era of Busby Babes, before being thrown into the first team in...
Asked the best Irish footballer of all time certain names would appear on many lists. Obviously from the modern era we would have the enforcer and the subtleties of Roy Keane. Stepping back into the mid to late seventies the mercurial left foot of...
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