Chris Donnelly: A century on, the cheers from Ireland's sporting past echo through history

The Carrick Hill-based Alton United football team. Alton United upset the odds to reach and win the 1923 FAI Cup Final, the second time the competition was staged. Picture courtesy of Frank Dempsey
We are at the tail end of the decade of centenaries, first launched back in 2012 with 2023 being deemed the final year of the programme. Whilst the main focus for commemorations in the south at thi[...]

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