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”

Forgotten Clubs – Thurles Town FC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

I’ve covered a few clubs around Ireland. Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Kildare, Monaghan, Kilkenny are all counties that have had football clubs represent them at League of Ireland level throughout the years. It would be forgiven, however, if people didn’t associate this county with ‘soccer’. It is after all the home of the GAA, and at the time of writing this their county hurling team have just won their 28th All-Ireland title, following a 3-25 to 0-20 point win over their huge rivals Kilkenny in Croke Park. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Thurles Town FC”

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??”

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”