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”

Kenny resigns as manager of St Pats

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

St Patrick’s Athletic have today released a statement to say that manager Harry Kenny has resigned. This comes after the club suffered a 3-1 defeat to UCD in the 2nd round of the extra.ie FAI Cup. Continue reading “Kenny resigns as manager of St Pats”

Forgotten Clubs – Thurles Town FC

By Philip O’Rourke (@effect_phil)

I’ve covered a few clubs around Ireland. Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Kildare, Monaghan, Kilkenny are all counties that have had football clubs represent them at League of Ireland level throughout the years. It would be forgiven, however, if people didn’t associate this county with ‘soccer’. It is after all the home of the GAA, and at the time of writing this their county hurling team have just won their 28th All-Ireland title, following a 3-25 to 0-20 point win over their huge rivals Kilkenny in Croke Park. Continue reading “Forgotten Clubs – Thurles Town FC”

Where now for Dundalk and Collie O’Neill?

By Dermot Keely(@keelysbar)

Last Friday the beloved Jimmy Dainty was laid to rest. Unfortunately circumstances prevented me from being there but I would like to extend my sympathy to Helen and all the family. Jimmy was one of the English men who came to Ireland(Dundalk) and loved it. Continue reading “Where now for Dundalk and Collie O’Neill?”

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”