Memories of a great footballer, the FAI and Europe

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

It is with a heavy heart that I write this piece. I got the news yesterday morning that my old friend and fellow Dundalk player Jimmy Dainty has passed away. Jimmy, who was a smashing footballer, was also a wonderful person, although born and bred in England he loved Dundalk FC and the people of Dundalk, and this love was reciprocated. Continue reading “Memories of a great footballer, the FAI and Europe”

Cork City star Lauren Egbuloniu talks about her injury setback

By Lauren Egbuloniu

Just four days after her 17th birthday Cork City and Ireland Under 17 International striker Lauren Egbuloniu got injured in a SÓ Hotels Women’s National League game against Limerick. Lauren takes up the story; Continue reading “Cork City star Lauren Egbuloniu talks about her injury setback”

Dermot Keely Column: Something in the Air

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

It was interesting to read the ramblings of my former nemesis Pat Dolan in the Star last week. Just a week after Stephen Bradley’s comments about the current team v the Michael O’Neill team, but as usual Pat brought it to a new level. I’m happy for him that he seems to have found religion as he has gotten older and particularly St Anthony, who I believe you pray to if you have lost something. Continue reading “Dermot Keely Column: Something in the Air”

Mandroiu named Player of the Month for June

Bohemians midfielder Danny Mandroiu was today named as the SWAI (Sports Writers Associstion of Ireland) Player of the Month for June, following superb performances which also included scoring twice in their Dublin Derby victory over Shamrock Rovers. Continue reading “Mandroiu named Player of the Month for June”

Captain Gartland extends his contract with Dundalk

Ahead of the clubs European adventure, where they face Latvian champions Riga in Oriel Park on Wednesday night, Dundalk announced that captain fantastic Brian Gartland has extended his contract until the end of the 2020 season. Continue reading “Captain Gartland extends his contract with Dundalk”

Forgotten Clubs – Newcastlewest AFC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

Unlike the last club I covered – Brooklyn FC -this next club was much easier to research. That was down to the fact that it still exists today, and are playing in their local league. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Newcastlewest AFC”

Dermot Keely Column: Fixture fiasco

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

Sorry about the blog going missing over the last couple of weeks. Just been a busy few weeks, but as usual I never tire of League of Ireland. The games have come hot and heavy.  Continue reading “Dermot Keely Column: Fixture fiasco”

Stephen Henderson back in the football as Youth Development Officer at Shelbourne

Less than two weeks after leaving Cobh Ramblers, following two spells as manager over 15 years, Stephen Henderson is back in football, as Head of Youth Development at Shelbourne Football Club. Continue reading “Stephen Henderson back in the football as Youth Development Officer at Shelbourne”

Peamount striker Ryan-Doyle happy to score the winner against Wexford

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

When the top two sides in the league meet, in any country in the world, it’s either a mistake or some individual brilliance that decides the outcome. Continue reading “Peamount striker Ryan-Doyle happy to score the winner against Wexford”