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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# fall and rise

Last year
The story of how Belgium went from no-hopers to world number one
A look at the history of Belgian football as they prepare for their first World Cup match today.
The inspiring story behind Ireland's recent Premier League debutant
Joe Hodge has already endured significant setbacks on his way to elite level.
What Man United can learn from the reawakening of another European football giant
Karan Tejwani discusses his new book, Glorious Reinvention: The Rebirth of Ajax Amsterdam.
All time
How Bray's local hero fell in love with football again
One year on from having to pay for his own knee operation, Hugh Douglas is thriving.
The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation
Keith O’Neill recalls the “devastating” end to his international career and the ups and downs of his relationship with Mick McCarthy.