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Ex-Monaghan United manager Roddy Collins

On why it’s more than a game.

Cormac Hargaden writes:

I know sport is rarely your bag but we have a football series with a difference running on Setanta Ireland at the moment called Return Of The Rod Squad.
Next Monday night at 10pm the fourth and final episode airs – and among other things, it gearshifts from comedy to tragedy as one of Ireland’s most colourful and toughest men sees his club go bust and his players left without a job.

.Some lighter clips from the programme and full episodes of the original IFTA winning prequel The Rod Squad here.

lansdowneFebruary 15, 1995.

YOU and your dad watched in horror as some English fans tore Lansdowne Road, Dublin, a new one.

WE watched in agony as they dismantled your innocence along with rows 30-38 of the upper west stand.

You were far too young to understand the muscular tradition of Combat 18. Or appreciate the unalloyed pleasure they get from having a crack at ‘the mick’.

But where are YOU now?

Marcus O Buachalla writes;

Ahead of the England V Republic of Ireland match in Wembley next Wednesday May, 29, Setanta Sports has launched a search to find That Kid from ‘95. Setanta Sports, as official broadcaster of next Wednesday’s game, want to send That Kid and a friend to the match all expenses paid. But first, we have to find him….



England v Republic of Ireland, Wednesday May 29 from 7pm live on Setanta Ireland.

Meanwhile, more pressingly:

Hoo_M_1731303aWhere’s he now?