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”

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”

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”

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”

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”