And that’s a Wrap

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

Well the end of the season has come…..I think the League of Ireland teams can be proud of themselves. Attendances are up, the football has improved, and if you take out the antics of the FAI I’d say the product has definitely  improved. Continue reading “And that’s a Wrap”

“I had a feeling she was going to get one,” Elmes

By Harry Shorthose @(harrysarticles)

Wexford Youths are the 2019 So Hotels FAI Women’s Cup Champions with a Lauren Kelly brace and a Kylie Murphy solo effort giving them back to back titles. Continue reading ““I had a feeling she was going to get one,” Elmes”

Kelly comes back to haunt Peas

By Harry Shorthose (@harrysarticles)

Former Peamount United player, Lauren Kelly came back to haunt her old club as she struck twice, once in each half, to see the Youths beat their rivals in what was a great advert for Women’s soccer at the Aviva Stadium. Continue reading “Kelly comes back to haunt Peas”

Long” Time coming for Bohs

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

Special Congratulations to Bohemians on qualifying for Europe. I have to admit that Bohs and Dalymount have never been favourites of mine. Not, I hasten to add, through any fault of the club but just bad memories of breaking my leg there and trying to get out on a stretcher! It’s a long story but it’s for another day. Continue reading “Long” Time coming for Bohs”

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”