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”

Waterford relishing the challenge of Scottish opponents Hearts Colts in the Challenge Cup

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Waterford FC begin their Scottish Challenge Cup, or to give it its full title, the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup campaign on Friday night as they host Hearts Colts – the Under 21’s – at the RSC. Continue reading “Waterford relishing the challenge of Scottish opponents Hearts Colts in the Challenge Cup”

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”

Rovers claim bragging rights in the Dublin Derby

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

It’s taken 27 months, but it’s finally happened. After seven defeats and one draw, Shamrock Rovers have overcome their fiercest Dublin rivals Bohemians, to claim all three points. Continue reading “Rovers claim bragging rights in the Dublin Derby”