There’s no feeling like going home. Tomorrow night sees the return of international football to Lansdowne 2.0 as Ireland take on Argentina, sadly no longer led by Maradona. It may only be a friendly but I can’t wait to get back. Last week’s game was nothing more than a fundraising charade and whilst we will only see real intensity come the qualifiers, it will be a nice warm up game.
Croker was grand, but watching football on a gaelic pitch doesn’t work. It is like seeing a mini
Finn Harps Football Club are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a Match against the Celtic Legends on Friday 13th August, KO 7.30pm.
The Match will be followed by “An Evening with the Celtic Legends” including interviews with the Bhoys and live Music taking place in Jacksons Hotel from 10.30pm to late.
Celtic, who will be captained by Tommy Boyd, will also include Frank McAvennie, Reggie Blinker, Darren Jackson and Tommy Johnson in their travelling party.
This Saturday 24th July, the Airtricity League will host a Fans Forum in Abbotstown from 10am sharp.
The Forum will give Airtricity League fans the opportunity to learn more about the management of the League & offer feedback.
The Forum will include a presentation by Airtricity League Director, Fran Gavin followed by presentations from Licensing, Finance, Marketing & Communications.
We see the Fans Forum as a really important
’m a big fan of podcasts, none more so that those produced by RTÉ, so I was intrigued when I saw a podcast called “Are you Tony Sheridan?” appear on the list of Documentary on One list.
As a League of Ireland fan, I immediately though of the mercurial Shelbourne legend of the mid nineties but unfortunately it turned about that the programmes was dedicated to another interesting Tony Sheridan, whom the Beatles were a backing band. You can find out about “the other Tony Sheridan” and
The slogan for the winning City of Culture bid had been "Just Say Yes!". Derry had been announced as the winning city on Thursday night and there was general euphoria home and abroad.
Friday dawned and it was the first trip of the season and a visit to a familiar haunting ground, Tolka Park. Working in Dublin now, this is particular a home game for me now! I spent the early morning in the dentist's chair, but unfortunately not in a Paul Gascoigne side, being filled full
Updated 18/07/2010 at 3:39 PM by dahamsta
Athlone Town FC has confirmed it has lined up Middlesbrough FC and Port Vale FC for two upcoming friendlies.
Both clubs will bring their first team squads to Athlone, with the visit of Middlesbrough FC, under Gordon Strachan and assistant manager Gary McAllister, first up on Monday, July 19, at 7.45pm.
The club was in the Premiership as recently as May 2009 and its first team squad is packed full of household names, including former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadere, ex Rangers
Spain is rejoicing at winning the World Cup for the first time in its history on Sunday and now Athlone will host one of La Liga’s top clubs, Villarreal CF, which will bring a host of top internationals to play Athlone Town on Saturday evening July 24th.
Villarreal finished in 7th place in last season’s La Liga standings and was runner-up to Real Madrid as recently as 2007/08. The club will bring a full strength squad to Athlone with the exception of Joan Capdevila who played in
Tuesday evening in Bushy Park saw the return of the team formerly know as Terenure 4ths to training, a full week ahead of the rest of the club. A restructure of the club has seen all of last season's managers step aside, the 3rd team and 4th team will remain much the same, retaining mostly the same squads, but the club will be cutting down to 3 teams and the 1st and 2nd team squads will be merging under a new manager.
New players interested in joining the club are only required at
Updated 08/07/2010 at 12:43 PM by passinginterest
Admitting you’re a football fan that likes statistics used to be akin to an admission that you were quite partial to a bit of weekend train spotting. To many people, statistics will always be an irrelevance and something which can be disregarded by studio analysis. Whilst those pundits throw out the argument that they have “played the game at the highest level”, to disregard statistical analysis appears to be nothing more than laziness.
Arrigo Sacchi enjoyed plenty of success with
]After the summer recess Monaghan United recommence their season with an away fixture on Saturday is the league to Athlone Town.
Manager Mick Cooke was positive that his side should reap the benefits of the break saying “ As we went into the summer break we had been giving some of the best displays I have seen from a United team since I became involved with the club and one hopes that the interval didn’t come at the wrong time to interrupt that performance. I believe that the break
Updated 25/06/2010 at 11:24 AM by Monaghan United FC