Book Review: Recovering by Richie Sadlier

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Former Millwall and Republic of Ireland striker has penned his autobiography, with the assistance of Joe.ie journalist Dion Fanning.

While most footballing autobiographies are uninteresting, Recovering is an open and extremely honest portrayal of his life to date. Continue reading “Book Review: Recovering by Richie Sadlier”

Forgotten Clubs – Cork Bohemians

By Colman Stanley (@ColmnStanley1)

Introduction

‘It was the first appearance in public of the Bohemians eleven, but it was impossible to judge of their merits, as the heavy sod was not by any means in their favour.’

This match report from the Irish Examiner on the 14th of October 1907, from which this quote was taken, describes Cork Bohemian’s first official match, one in which they lost 3-0 at Turner’s Cross to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Fortunes certainly improved for the team from Cork City, as trophies and success would come as the club matured, but this ‘heavy sod’ would eventually return in the form of financial hardship and lead to the demise of the club in the early 1940s. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Cork Bohemians”

Well done Shelbourne and Dundalk

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

Missed the last couple of weeks of the Blog. Sometimes I just get fed up with the way the league is “Run”, the people who “Run” it or maybe I should say RUIN our League. Continue reading “Well done Shelbourne and Dundalk”

Rovers heading to the Aviva

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By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Shamrock Rovers are into the Extra.ie FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium after a 2-0 victory over their great Dublin rivals Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Continue reading “Rovers heading to the Aviva”

Forgotten Clubs – St James’ s Gate

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

If you are into your football quiz questions, then this club could provide you with answers a plenty. Who won the first League of Ireland title? Who won the first FAI Cup? Which famous female boxer played for this club? The answer is the same for each of these questions. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – St James’ s Gate”

The battle for promotion as top two meet

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

It’s the biggest game of the season in the First Division, as leaders Shelbourne head north up the M1, to take on second-placed Drogheda United on Friday night. Continue reading “The battle for promotion as top two meet”