Irish clubs Waterford and Bohs find out their opponents in Scottish Challenge Cup

The draw for the third round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup (Challenge Cup) was made earlier today, which included two league of Ireland representatives in Bohemians and Waterford FC. Continue reading “Irish clubs Waterford and Bohs find out their opponents in Scottish Challenge Cup”

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”

Rogers breaks records as Dundalk hold Qarabag in the Champions League

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Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers broke the European appearance record by an Irish domestic player when he played in the 1st leg of their UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round tie against Qarabag last night. Continue reading “Rogers breaks records as Dundalk hold Qarabag in the Champions League”

Rovers turn on the style to progress in the Europa League

Shamrock Rovers are into the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League following their 4-3 aggregate victory over Norwegian side SK Brann. Continue reading “Rovers turn on the style to progress in the Europa League”

UCD awarded a 3-0 win after Bohs fielded an illegible player

Bohemians were today sanctioned by the FAI for fielding an illegible player during the clubs 1-0 defeat to UCD on Monday night, when midfield sensation Danny Mandroiu played despite the fact that he was suspended. Continue reading “UCD awarded a 3-0 win after Bohs fielded an illegible player”

Memories of a great footballer, the FAI and Europe

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

It is with a heavy heart that I write this piece. I got the news yesterday morning that my old friend and fellow Dundalk player Jimmy Dainty has passed away. Jimmy, who was a smashing footballer, was also a wonderful person, although born and bred in England he loved Dundalk FC and the people of Dundalk, and this love was reciprocated. Continue reading “Memories of a great footballer, the FAI and Europe”

Dermot Keely Column: Something in the Air

By Dermot Keely (@keelysbar)

It was interesting to read the ramblings of my former nemesis Pat Dolan in the Star last week. Just a week after Stephen Bradley’s comments about the current team v the Michael O’Neill team, but as usual Pat brought it to a new level. I’m happy for him that he seems to have found religion as he has gotten older and particularly St Anthony, who I believe you pray to if you have lost something. Continue reading “Dermot Keely Column: Something in the Air”