Chris Donnelly: At its best, sport allows children to dream

Republic of Ireland's Shane Long (centre) scores during the UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin in October 2015. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a short book on the story of a school football team’s triumph in the Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup of 1954. The men I interviewed when telling that story [...]

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