Articles by John Hynes

Liverpool FC: The Legend Of The Curlett Cup


Twice in the Sixties, Bill Shankly’s Liverpool secured the league title and on both occasions the Football League trophy was absent on the day of triumph. With the Reds players waiting to celebrate, the fans in the Kop produced a makeshift cup of their own, which has gone down in Anfield folklore…

The Curlett Cup can now be found in the Liverpool FC museum

Are Irish Expectations Too High?


Despite the poor results at Euro 2012, Irish fans had a great time in Poland. Now, as the Polish side come to Ireland to cement the relationships built between the nations, there are grumbles of discontent about the performances of Giovanni Trapattoni’s team. But can we justifiably expect any better?

Umbro Republic of Ireland home shirt

A Long Way To Go: Crewe In Tipperary


Cycling through the wind and the rain, the youngsters of North Tipperary couldn’t wait to get their first glimpse of professional footballers in action as Crewe Alexandra came to Newtown. When they arrived, they witnessed a deluge of a different sort as the goals came pouring down on the local select XI…


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