Saturday June 6, 2020

Streets Of Dreams: How inner-city Dublin made football idol Troy Parrott

The area around the Five Lamps is also nothing short of a talent factory that continues to churn out Ireland’s best young footballers

3rd November, 2019
From left: Jack Byrne, Wes Hoolahan, Graham Burke and Troy Parrott PIC: Getty

You think you know a place. You turn on the news, see the cordoned-off areas, the flashing sirens; the state pathologist walking in a chalk white suit through a street of blood. You see the camera lights flash and hear reporters lowering their voices: “He is victim number four . . .” “He was the seventh murder . . .” “This was the ninth person killed since this feud began . . .”

Locations change. Stories don’t. And...

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