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”

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”

A night to remember for Jack Byrne

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne saw his childhood dream come true at the Aviva Stadium last night, as he made his International Debut in the Republic of Ireland’s 3-1 win over Bulgaria. Continue reading “A night to remember for Jack Byrne”