Football set to return to Limerick as Treaty United apply for a licence

After a year away Limerick football fans can see a chink of light

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

After a final night of huge drama in the Premier Division, where Sligo Rovers finished fourth, Finn Harps survived and Shelbourne face a relegation playoff, news filtered through that something major was happening in Limerick soccer circles. Continue reading “Football set to return to Limerick as Treaty United apply for a licence”

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”

New signing Place proud of who he’s become after coming through foster care

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Galway United manager Alan Murphy recently secured the signing of striker Michael (Mikey) Place after chasing him for over two years.

Place 21, from Dunmore knows all about the club, having gone to support the team in Eamonn Deacy Park in his younger days. Continue reading “New signing Place proud of who he’s become after coming through foster care”

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”

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”