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”

Under 21 boss Kenny hospitalised in Sweden

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Following Tuesday night’s UEFA European Championship Under 21 qualifier between Sweden and the Republic of Ireland in Kalmar, a game Ireland won 3–1, manager Stephen Kenny took ill and has remained in Sweden for treatment. Continue reading “Under 21 boss Kenny hospitalised in Sweden”

A night to remember for Jack Byrne

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne saw his childhood dream come true at the Aviva Stadium last night, as he made his International Debut in the Republic of Ireland’s 3-1 win over Bulgaria. Continue reading “A night to remember for Jack Byrne”

Ashton confirmed at Ramblers

As the 2019 First Division campaign comes close to a conclusion Cobh Ramblers today confirmed that Interim manager Stuart Ashton, following the departure of Stephen Henderson in June, has been appointed as the clubs Head Coach on a 2-year deal. Continue reading “Ashton confirmed at Ramblers”

Waterford relishing the challenge of Scottish opponents Hearts Colts in the Challenge Cup

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Waterford FC begin their Scottish Challenge Cup, or to give it its full title, the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup campaign on Friday night as they host Hearts Colts – the Under 21’s – at the RSC. Continue reading “Waterford relishing the challenge of Scottish opponents Hearts Colts in the Challenge Cup”

SAME OLD, SAME OLD

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

I missed last week’s blog because I feel I’m commenting on the same things I have been banging on about for the last 20 years. I stupidly believed that we were in a time of change, a time of openness and transparency, a new look FAI. Alas, the John Delaney cloud looms large over this organisation.  It is now a case of Nero fiddling while Rome burns. Continue reading “SAME OLD, SAME OLD”

Seward added to Cork City squad ahead of their Cup campaign

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Cork City have added to their already impressive forward line, which already includes Christina Dring, Eadaoin Lyons, Lauren Egbuloniu and Saoirse Noonan, with the addition of Nadine Seward to the Senior ranks, following a 13-goal haul for the clubs under 17 side. Continue reading “Seward added to Cork City squad ahead of their Cup campaign”

Forgotten Clubs – Thurles Town FC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

I’ve covered a few clubs around Ireland. Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Kildare, Monaghan, Kilkenny are all counties that have had football clubs represent them at League of Ireland level throughout the years. It would be forgiven, however, if people didn’t associate this county with ‘soccer’. It is after all the home of the GAA, and at the time of writing this their county hurling team have just won their 28th All-Ireland title, following a 3-25 to 0-20 point win over their huge rivals Kilkenny in Croke Park. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Thurles Town FC”