Former kit man unveiled as new CEO of Sligo Rovers

While today marks the start of the mid-season break in the League of Ireland, for the players at least, the clubs are busy behind the scenes signing players and changing structures. Continue reading “Former kit man unveiled as new CEO of Sligo Rovers”

Stars of the League of Ireland and Women’s National League set to shine at FISU Summer Universiade in Naples

The 2019 FISU Summer Universiad (World University Games) will take place in the Italian city of Naples, and ahead of those games the Ireland Football Teams, both men and women, have been announced. Both squads are filled with talent from the League of Ireland and from the Women’s National League. Continue reading “Stars of the League of Ireland and Women’s National League set to shine at FISU Summer Universiade in Naples”

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”

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”

Caulfield leaves Cork City by mutual consent

After 5 and a half years at the helm, John Caulfield has left his position as manager of Cork City. During his time as manager he guided the club the Premier Division title in 2017, along with FAI Cup victories in 2016 and 2017. They were also runners-up in the league in three consecutive years, from 2014-16 and again in 2018. Continue reading “Caulfield leaves Cork City by mutual consent”

Ciarán Kelly delighted with his first Senior goal for St Pats

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

St Patrick’s Athletic won their third straight league game on Friday night, after beating UCD 2-0 at Richmond Park. Continue reading “Ciarán Kelly delighted with his first Senior goal for St Pats”

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”