Forgotten Clubs – Newcastlewest AFC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

Unlike the last club I covered – Brooklyn FC -this next club was much easier to research. That was down to the fact that it still exists today, and are playing in their local league. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Newcastlewest AFC”

Dermot Keely Column: Fixture fiasco

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

Sorry about the blog going missing over the last couple of weeks. Just been a busy few weeks, but as usual I never tire of League of Ireland. The games have come hot and heavy.  Continue reading “Dermot Keely Column: Fixture fiasco”

Forgotten Clubs: Brooklyn FC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

This club has to be the most difficult one that I have written about in these ‘Forgotten Clubs’ pieces. There are many reasons for this, the fact it went out of existence back in the 1920’s, the lack of fans that are still alive today (If any) and the lack of information about the club itself, even on the internet. Even Wikipedia gave very little into the life of this club. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs: Brooklyn FC”

Opinion: Wexford Youths star Katrina Parrock on their season so far

By Katrina Parrock (@KatrinaParrock)

Reflecting on the season so far, we have made a good start to the season, but in comparison to last year it’s probably not as good as we would have hoped. Continue reading “Opinion: Wexford Youths star Katrina Parrock on their season so far”

On the Road again – back in Dundalk

By Dermot Keely

Sorry about missing the blog – circumstances beyond my control unfortunately. Since my last blog I have been back to Dundalk. Whilst there I was able to attend the Dundalk v Derry City match with my old mentor Jim McLaughlin, glad to say he is in rude health and is in great form as well. Continue reading “On the Road again – back in Dundalk”

More clubs from more counties needed

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

Maybe it’s because I have experienced it first hand, after talking to those who supported clubs down the country that have gone out of existence, but it just feels as though the League of Ireland is missing something. More clubs from these so-called smaller counties should be competing in our league. Continue reading “More clubs from more counties needed”

Forgotten Clubs – Kildare County

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

Some clubs that I will cover in ‘Forgotten Clubs’ won’t have an illustrious history. Some may have been actually forgotten about. This can be said about the next club I am going to write about. Even the mention of this club’s name gets a reaction of, ‘Oh yeah, I forgot they were a League of Ireland club’. But for the fans of that club, it will never be forgotten. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Kildare County”

Hopefully change will Happen…..

This week I should be talking about League of Ireland football on the pitch. Dundalk’s late winner against Bohs, Derry moving to 2nd place, Rovers continuing their fantastic run of results. On Monday UCD beating Cork City and that’s without mentioning the First Division. But alas it is not to be. The shadow of John Delaney hangs over our League and the whole football network. The board have said they will resign – WHEN? John Delaney says he will “step aside” – NO NOT ENOUGH, he must go. Continue reading “Hopefully change will Happen…..”

Forgotten Clubs – Drumcondra FC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

For the first time we will be venturing into Dublin and looking at one of League of Ireland’s oldest and most successful clubs. Unfortunately, they are no longer present in the modern day League of Ireland but are still around at youth and intermediate level. Not only did this club have to compete with other Dublin clubs but they did it and won, creating history that will always be enshrined in League of Ireland folklore. This, of course is the story of Drumcondra FC. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Drumcondra FC”

Will there be change? – The Dermot Keely Column

Can someone explain to me why the League of Ireland clubs have to play so many fixtures in April?  It appears nonsensical that the clubs have to risk life and limb to fulfil a glut of fixtures. Continue reading “Will there be change? – The Dermot Keely Column”