Former Wexford star Croke looking forward to Champions League challenge

“I never thought I’d be coaching at the Champions League level.”

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

When Thomas Croke left Wexford FC at the end of the 2019 season little did he know that just 12 months on he’d be looking forward to coaching a team in the UEFA Champions League. But that’s precisely what he’ll be doing on Wednesday night, as his team, FK Gintra of Lithuania will face Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia in the first qualifying round of the Women’s Champions League. Continue reading “Former Wexford star Croke looking forward to Champions League challenge”

League starting again

Once again we are back to the age old problem of the League of Ireland. Each club looks out only for itself. There is no interest in the group or what is best for the LOI. This selfishness is how John Delaney prospered. He was able to play on this individuality. Continue reading “League starting again”

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”


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”