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#LOI Legends

# loi-legends - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I told Fergie to shove his Manchester United contract and he told me to get out of his office'

Joe Hanrahan’s career included League of Ireland and FAI Cup medals, plus a spell at Old Trafford.

# loi-legends - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From The42 "They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'" Remember When This post contains videos

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'"

Cork City legend Dave Barry on winning All-Irelands, scoring against Bayern Munich, Patsy Freyne’s fondness for a smoke and representing Ireland against Man United.

# loi-legends - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From The42 'Liam Brady ran across to me and said ‘Paddy, your Panathinaikos players are f***ing mad!'' LOI Legends

'Liam Brady ran across to me and said ‘Paddy, your Panathinaikos players are f***ing mad!''

Ex-Ireland, Shamrock Rovers, Chelsea and West Brom full-back Paddy Mulligan on his beginnings and a wonderful playing career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From The42 ‘We weren't allowed use a soccer ball… GAA would have been the sport in the school’ Different Times This post contains videos

‘We weren't allowed use a soccer ball… GAA would have been the sport in the school’

Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne legend Mick Neville on growing up in a different Ireland, his illustrious playing career and coaching future stars.

# loi-legends - Sunday 25 March, 2018

From The42 'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League' Perfect 10

'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'

One of the League of Ireland’s great goalscorers reflects on his career.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From The42 'Ireland was gone as a country. Michael Jackson played Páirc Uí Chaoimh... Next day, I was on a plane' His Father's Son This post contains videos

'Ireland was gone as a country. Michael Jackson played Páirc Uí Chaoimh... Next day, I was on a plane'

One of the League of Ireland’s greatest strikers, Pat Morley, on his road to becoming a Cork City legend.

# loi-legends - Sunday 11 March, 2018

From The42 'Out of the blue, I got a phone call to say Manchester United were interested in me' Dreams This post contains videos

'Out of the blue, I got a phone call to say Manchester United were interested in me'

Liam O’Brien reflects on a memorable career that included stints at Shamrock Rovers, the Red Devils and Newcastle.

# loi-legends - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From The42 ‘No other clubs were offering full-time deals... I’d just bought a house and had a kid’ Fabio This post contains videos

‘No other clubs were offering full-time deals... I’d just bought a house and had a kid’

One of the League of Ireland’s all-time top goalscorers, Declan O’Brien, reflects on a career that saw him to go from hero to villain and back again.

# loi-legends - Sunday 25 February, 2018

From The42 'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work' Long Read

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'

Alan Cawley talks joining Leeds United as a teenager, winning a league title with Shelbourne and getting into TV punditry.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The42 'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen' Karl Marx Of The Left Wing This post contains videos

'The doorbell rings at 4am. It's a taxi with Joe Royle... We ended up having rasher sandwiches in the kitchen'

As The42′s League of Ireland legends series is renewed for a second season, we chat to former Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers star Terry Eviston.

# loi-legends - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From The42 'I don't think I would get a good reception if I went back to the club and that is disappointing' The Life Of Brian

'I don't think I would get a good reception if I went back to the club and that is disappointing'

The last defender to win the PFAI Player of the Year award on life in New Zealand and what went before it.

# loi-legends - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From The42 'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time'

Cork City are looking to end a memorable season on a high in the FAI Cup final this weekend. Dan Murray, one of the club’s most highly regarded ex-players, has been present for the good times and the bad.

# loi-legends - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 ‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’

Eoin Hand chats to The42 about his incredible career in football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 22 October, 2017

From The42 'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country'

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player and current Bray boss Harry Kenny chats to The42 about his distinguished career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 15 October, 2017

From The42 "I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'" Interview This post contains videos

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'"

Gary Twigg tells The42 how he overcame a number of setbacks to become a League of Ireland legend.

# loi-legends - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The42 'I told Bobby Robson I wasn’t coming back to England' Interview This post contains videos

'I told Bobby Robson I wasn’t coming back to England'

Dundalk, Athlone and Bohemians legend Turlough O’Connor reflects on a memorable career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From The42 'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff' Long Read

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'

Midfielder Paul Keegan opens up about his playing days in England and returning home to help Waterford’s cause.

# loi-legends - Sunday 24 September, 2017

From The42 "You're thinking: 'We're 45 minutes away from the group stages of the Champions League'" LOI Legends This post contains videos

"You're thinking: 'We're 45 minutes away from the group stages of the Champions League'"

Ollie Cahill chats to The42 about a memorable career in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 17 September, 2017

From The42 'I was actually offered a new contract but that was taken away when Souness left' Peerless

'I was actually offered a new contract but that was taken away when Souness left'

Gavin Peers looks back on a decorated career that saw him win ever major honour in Irish football.

# loi-legends - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From The42 ‘People think that football started in Ireland with Jack Charlton, but that’s simply not true’ Goal Machine

‘People think that football started in Ireland with Jack Charlton, but that’s simply not true’

Legendary League of Ireland striker Mick Leech looks back on his record-breaking career with Shamrock Rovers that included a brief period of swapping Milltown for Tinseltown.

# loi-legends - Sunday 3 September, 2017

From The42 'That was the beginning of the end at Cork City because the new owners were strange, strange people' Rico

'That was the beginning of the end at Cork City because the new owners were strange, strange people'

Having just turned 70, we catch up with one of the most unmistakable personalities in Irish football — Damien Richardson.

# loi-legends - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From The42 ‘I was confident that I was good enough… But I was worried about having a nightmare’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

‘I was confident that I was good enough… But I was worried about having a nightmare’

Neale Fenn tells The42 about making his debut against Manchester United and winning titles at Cork, Bohs and Rovers.

# loi-legends - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'This is Cork... there's no way those f**kers are coming down and taking the league from us'

From the Cork minor football panel to the first team at Brighton and success in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From The42 'Pat hands me the phone and it was Kenny Dalglish. He goes ‘We really want you to sign’' LOI Legends

'Pat hands me the phone and it was Kenny Dalglish. He goes ‘We really want you to sign’'

Eddie Gormley tells us all about his time in England, returning to the League of Ireland and falling into management.

# loi-legends - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

From The42 'Captaining your hometown club to the league makes all those nights training in the rain and dark worthwhile' Candystripes

'Captaining your hometown club to the league makes all those nights training in the rain and dark worthwhile'

Peter Hutton reflects on his Derry City career which featured three FAI Cups and the Premier Division title in 1997, as well as making Ryan McBride club captain in 2014.

# loi-legends - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The42 'Ollie Byrne said ‘listen, we’ve got a chance of beating Deportivo’. That was the belief he had' Nutsy

'Ollie Byrne said ‘listen, we’ve got a chance of beating Deportivo’. That was the belief he had'

Pat Fenlon looks back on a glittering career in football — both as a player and a manager.

# loi-legends - Sunday 23 July, 2017

From The42 'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret' UNSUNG HERO

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

# loi-legends - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From The42 'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio'

Brendan Bradley on his remarkable League of Ireland legacy and playing alongside a footballing icon.

# loi-legends - Sunday 9 July, 2017

From The42 "I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya" Interview This post contains videos

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"

Eamon Zayed chats to The42 about a remarkable career in the League of Ireland and beyond.

# loi-legends - Sunday 2 July, 2017

From The42 'You were against Pele and Beckenbauer. It was like going to play in Hollywood' LOI Legends

'You were against Pele and Beckenbauer. It was like going to play in Hollywood'

Pat Byrne recalls growing up with Kevin Moran, success at Shamrock Rovers, managing Shelbourne, playing in the US and ending Liverpool’s 85-game unbeaten run with Leicester.

# loi-legends - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 'We used to kick the s**t out of each other in training but the bond was incredible' Talk To Joe

'We used to kick the s**t out of each other in training but the bond was incredible'

Joe Gamble, the last domestic player to represent Ireland, reflects on an eventful career at home and abroad.

# loi-legends - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The42 'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!'' Long Read

'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!''

We chat to Pat Scully about his career in England, representing his country at every level and success in the League of Ireland — both as a player and a manager.

# loi-legends - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The42 ‘I knew I was a good player but the manager didn’t believe me’ LOI Legends

‘I knew I was a good player but the manager didn’t believe me’

Dismissed as a youngster, Jason Byrne tells The42 how he went on to become a League of Ireland legend.

# loi-legends - Sunday 28 May, 2017

From The42 'Players who travel away, they might have loads of money but they don't have the memories I have' No Regrets This post contains videos

'Players who travel away, they might have loads of money but they don't have the memories I have'

Paul Doolin chats to The42 about a distinguished career as a player and coach in the League of Ireland.

# loi-legends - Sunday 21 May, 2017

From The42 'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse Prince Charles

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

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

# loi-legends - Sunday 14 May, 2017

From The42 'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma' Passion This post contains videos

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

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

# loi-legends - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From The42 The steely Scotsman who became Irish football's perennial party pooper Louth And Proud

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

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

# loi-legends - Sunday 30 April, 2017

From The42 ‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

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

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

# loi-legends - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From The42 'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play' Legend

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

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

# loi-legends - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From The42 'To say I could have had a great career in England, that's only b******s' Ssssshhh

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

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

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