Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

This afternoon.

Former footballer Gary Dempsey makes a plea for improved mental health services and for people to reach out to those who they feel may be in trouble amid reports of depression and suicides during lockdown.

This morning/afternoon.

Croke Park, Dublin.

Hon Mohammed.

Eid celebration in Croke Park a ‘powerful symbol of unity (RTÉ)

From top: Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher with Martin Gore unidentified friend in unnamed Dublin pub, NME, 1983; An unsuccessful location check with photographer Adrian Boot; Jack Charlton recalled on RTÉ News with stained glass ‘JC’ window in background

DublinbyPub writes:

We recently published a post, about our efforts to try and identify the Dublin pub in a 1983 picture of Andy Fletcher from Depeche Mode in NME (by Adrian Boot).

We eventually solved the issue, with a good pinch of serendipity after one of the features of the pub popped up in a news report on Jack Charlton’s passing. I thought your readers might enjoy…(at link below)

Jack Charlton, Depeche Mode And Hill 16 (DublinbyPub)

And who among us could blame them?

This afternoon.

Walkinstown roundabout. Dublin 12.

Via The Echo:

Irish football supporters came out in force this afternoon to remember former Republic of Ireland manager and legend Jack Charlton, as ‘Put em under pressure’ rings out in his memory…

Any excuse.

Earlier: Route One

This morning.

Ashington, Northumberland, England.

Jack Charlton funeral – Hundreds of mourners line streets of Ashington to pay respect to legendary former Ireland boss (The Irish Sun)

Previously: Thanks, Jack


Celebrating the late Republic of Ireland manager.

The final panels of the illustrated Life And Times Of Jack Charlton by cartoonist David Squires in today’s The Guardian.

Wor kid and hound.

Previously: Thanks, Jack

Thanks Bebe


This afternoon.

From top: Jack Charlton with former FAI boss Fran Fields in College Green, Dublin 2 for the Italia’90 homecoming, July 1, 1990; Addressing the crowd at the same event; With his backroom staff pitch side at Lansdowne Road during a game against Spain, October 1993; At the World Cup ’94 homecoming in the Phoenix Park, July 7, 1994;  Jack leaves Lansdowne Road after a friendly against England is called off when rioting starts by away fans, February 15, 1995; Jack (centre) with Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey (left) and rugby star and pundit Tony Ward in September 9, 2003; Jack in 1998

Former Republic of Ireland manager, World Cup winner and Leeds United legend Jack Charlton has passed away at the age of 85.

He died yesterday, following a long-term illness. His family were by his side.


Eamonn Farrell and Leon Farrell/Rollingnews

Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene

This morning.

Via RTÉ Sport:

The FAI have begun the paperwork on the eligibility process for 23-year-old Ogbene who was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but moved to Cork aged seven with his family in 2005.

He played schoolboy football in Cork with College Corinthians, Kilreen Celtic, Tramore Athletic and Everton before he was signed by Cork City in 2015 and then moved to Limerick in January 2017.

After a move to England and Brentford in 2018, Ogbene spent a season on loan with Exeter City before a transfer to Rotherham in August 2019.

Chiedozie Ogbene declares for Republic of Ireland (RTÉ)

Chiedozie Ogbene