Irish clubs Waterford and Bohs find out their opponents in Scottish Challenge Cup

The draw for the third round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup (Challenge Cup) was made earlier today, which included two league of Ireland representatives in Bohemians and Waterford FC. Continue reading “Irish clubs Waterford and Bohs find out their opponents in Scottish Challenge Cup”

Why no TV coverage??

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

Dundalk, the last team standing in European competition, play tonight in Tallaght, a beautiful stadium, which I believe shows our League at its very best but the match is not on TV. WHY?? This match is very much alive, and the winners will probably play AJAX – what a prize to play for! Continue reading “Why no TV coverage??”

Big clash between Derry and Dundalk the highlight in the draw for the FAI Cup second round

The draw for the second round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup was made on Monday evening, and streamed live on the FAI’s Facebook page. Continue reading “Big clash between Derry and Dundalk the highlight in the draw for the FAI Cup second round”

Dermot Keely Column: A good week for Irish Football

What a good week for Irish Football. Two great performances from the best 2 teams in the country – Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers. Both teams showed their character and their self belief. Both teams gave away really early goals and both came back to draw and win respectively. These performances are great news for our league. People have to remember that at the moment it is Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers representing our League, but it will not always be these two teams, other teams will get a chance.. Continue reading “Dermot Keely Column: A good week for Irish Football”

Ireland Universities captain Chloe Mustaki talks about their amazing run to the semi-finals of the World University Games

By Chloe Mustaki (@CMustaki)

The Ireland Women’s Universities Squad recently took part in the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples. Dave Connell’s side defied the odds by reaching the semi-finals, losing on penalties to Russia. Ultimately, the Irish girls had to settle for fourth place, a remarkable achievement in itself. Continue reading “Ireland Universities captain Chloe Mustaki talks about their amazing run to the semi-finals of the World University Games”

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”