Day of Judgement

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

The day of judgement finally arrived. This day should be forever remembered as the FAI’s Black Friday. We finally got to see the 2018 accounts and the reconstituted accounts for 2016 and 2017. What an absolute horror story. Continue reading “Day of Judgement”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Where now for Dundalk and Collie O’Neill?

By Dermot Keely(@keelysbar)

Last Friday the beloved Jimmy Dainty was laid to rest. Unfortunately circumstances prevented me from being there but I would like to extend my sympathy to Helen and all the family. Jimmy was one of the English men who came to Ireland(Dundalk) and loved it. Continue reading “Where now for Dundalk and Collie O’Neill?”

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??”