Cabinteely coach going places – Isabelle Connolly

Cabinteely coach Isabelle Connolly

By Gerard Mulreaney

These days everyone talks about the development pathway for young footballers in the League of Ireland. With the introduction of the U-19, U-17 and U-15 leagues (along with the impending U-13’s) and also the Women’s U-17 league, the pathway to Senior football, if good enough, is there for both boys and girls.  Continue reading “Cabinteely coach going places – Isabelle Connolly”

“It’s going to be a battle” says Galway WFC manager Trill

By Gerard Mulreaney

Galway WFC U-17 manager Phil Trill is eager for his side to show the country just how good the standard of Women’s football is when his side take on Shelbourne in Sunday’s inaugural league final.  Continue reading ““It’s going to be a battle” says Galway WFC manager Trill”

Shelbourne look to win inaugural Women’s U-17 League

By Gerard Mulreaney

The first ever Women’s National League U-17 final takes place this Sunday afternoon when Galway Women face Shelbourne Ladies in Galway. The game will be played in Drom, the home of Salthill Devon.  Continue reading “Shelbourne look to win inaugural Women’s U-17 League”

O’Sullivan takes the hot-seat in Wexford

Wexford FC have today appointed a successor to Damian Locke, with the announcement that Waterford native Brian O’Sullivan will take up the manager’s position at the club. He will be assisted by the clubs former player David Breen.
O’Sullivan has coached with a number of successful Leinster Senior League clubs, holding positions of Senior Coach and Senior Team Manager at clubs such as Tramore AFC, Malahide United, Leixlip United and Bluebell United.
According to the club Brian has a great technical knowledge of the game and will bring a high level of drive and energy to the role. He has a very strong track record in developing young players.
First-team coach David Breen has played League of Ireland football for 17 years, including captaining Wexford Youths during a distinguished few seasons with the club. Since hanging up his boots David has coached with Wexford Youths and Waterford United League of Ireland teams, as well as Waterford FC Under 19’s.
In the past two seasons Wexford have won just 8 games, four in each season, as they played with a team full of young talent. Getting that talent to be more consistent over the season is a massive challenge, but on the new manager is relishing. He said, “I am delighted to be appointed as the new manager of Wexford FC. Over time I hope I can pay the club back for showing faith in me. I cant wait to get going and meet everyone. I am particularly looking forward to meeting the players.”
“There’s no doubt David Breen and myself can work well together and bring this club forward and become more competitive on the pitch. We are both looking forward to working in the great facilities that the club have in place. Hopefully we can give the loyal fans a good brand of football to watch for the coming season.”
Picture Credit: Wexford FC

Cup hero Steacy ready to step up to be a Number 1

By Gerard Mulreaney

Shelbourne claimed back-to-back Leinster Senior League Cup titles following their penalty shoot-our victory over their Dublin rivals St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday evening. The hero for Shels on the night was goalkeeper Lee Steacy, who incidentally was battling a bad flu, as he picked up the man-of-the-match award. Continue reading “Cup hero Steacy ready to step up to be a Number 1”

Superb Shields the star as Dundalk close in on the title

Chris Shields Dundalk FC

By Gerard Mulreaney

Dundalk’s Chris Shields was the unanimous ‘Man of the Match’ in last night’s 1-0 win over Cork City in Turners Cross last night, and in his after-Match interview with RTE’s Tony O’Donoghue the no-nonsense midfielder used an Eamon Dunphy quote to sum up his goal. Continue reading “Superb Shields the star as Dundalk close in on the title”

Derry and Bohs battle it out for semi-final spot in the FAI Cup

FAI Cup Trophy

The last FAI Cup quarter-final between EA Sports Cup winners Derry City and Bohemians, postponed due to International call-ups, will take on Wednesday night at the Brandywell. Continue reading “Derry and Bohs battle it out for semi-final spot in the FAI Cup”

St Pats goalkeeper Clarke jumps to the defence of his teammates

St Pats flag

By Gerard Mulreaney

St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke took to Twitter in defence of claims that his side lacked leadership, after he stepped up to take a penalty in their 2-1 win over Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds on Saturday night. Continue reading “St Pats goalkeeper Clarke jumps to the defence of his teammates”