When it came, it came quickly.
In the space of a couple of years, Irish club sides went from being perennial whipping boys in European competition to competing – and beating – the best that Sweden had to offer.
I’ve been based in Stockholm for over twelve years now, moving from a dark, damp Dalymount to the terraces of Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium and Råsunda in 1999. In the beginning the Swedes were miles ahead. The year I moved here AIK faced Arsenal, Barcelona and
Shamrock Rovers supporter’s clubs have announced a boycott of all Bohemians merchandise and goods amid concerns over the threat their club faces from the Dalymount outfit.
The action follows closely on the heels of similarly effective action at Derry City last week, when hundreds of Hoops fans forsook the pleasure of a nine hour round trip to the North to make the arduous journey to their nearest television instead.
A statement posted on the club’s website states:
Updated 15/07/2011 at 11:46 AM by thischarmingman
Occasionally, just occasionally, I regret being a League of Ireland fan. It can be downright torture. Most people living in Dublin recognise the infamous rivalry between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers, even if they have little interest in the League. Bohs-Rovers derbies are greeted by certain tabloid newspapers as the coming of the apocalypse in sporting terms. When violence rears its head on these occasions, it receives blanket coverage. You try to hold your head up as people quiz you about the
What better way to bounce back from a rare defeat than the visit of the league champions. Monaghan United were somewhat unlucky to see their excellent recent run come to and end on Friday last against Derry City but Mick Cooke’s men have no time to lick their wounds as they face Bohemians this evening in the second round of the EA Sports League Cup at Gortakeegan.
As well as rising to third in the Airtricity First Division table in recent weeks, United have impressed in the League
Updated 12/05/2010 at 2:57 PM by dahamsta