Dundalk FC – The Double 2015

Dundalk The Double copy The 2015 season will forever be etched in the memory of everybody associated with Dundalk FC and a new publication, launching this Saturday will provide supporters with the perfect memento of an amazing campaign. The Double, a 280-page book will tell the story of Dundalk FC’s historic year that ended with Stephen Kenny’s record breaking […] Continue reading →

The Kings of Vršovice

prague 4 “Although Slavia-Sparta is the most intense rivalry given both clubs’ success, this is surely the most localised in Prague.” Ex-pat David Toms’ love affair with his adopted club continues as he takes in another dramatic derby in the Czech capital, Slavia Prague v Bohemians. Continue reading →

All to Play Off For…10 Talking Points

Untitled-1 Before the Germany clash in Dublin, we’d have taken a play-off spot with both hands but humbling the world champions caused Irish fans to dream. A frustrating night in Warsaw raised doubts again but Ireland still have a shot at Euro glory. At the end of a qualifying campaign with a final act to play, here’s ten talking points. Continue reading →

Leagues Apart – MLS and LOI

MLSVLOI As Cork City and Dundalk get set to do battle in the FAI Cup Final this weekend the MLS Playoffs are in full swing. The growth of Major League Soccer in twenty years and the attitude of its fans are in stark contrast with their Irish counterparts and the struggling League of Ireland. Continue reading →


GrounhopperCover Featuring a database of more than 8000 of the worlds most famous stadiums and up-to-date fixture lists for more than 350 leagues around the globe, there’s finally an app for the passionate groundhoppers among us. Continue reading →

Past Meetings: Poland, Packie, and Banning Presidents

long Irish and Polish fans may have a special affection for each other but all’s fair in love and football and the huge clash of the teams in Warsaw means, with Euro qualification up for grabs, friendship must be parked for 90 minutes. The countries have previously met on 26 occasions, the second of which resulted in President Hyde being removed as a patron of the GAA. Continue reading →

Why We Can’t be Supporters of Germany

germany-fans It was a telling slip by Irish manager Martin O’Neill. ‘Jon Walters is the essence of our club’ before qualifying his remark: “We have a club mentality.” For many Republic of Ireland fans, particularly those who travel to away games, the national team is very much their club side. Ron Ullrich of cult German football magazine 11freunde.de argues the opposite is the case for the World Champions for whom, he says, he has ‘no love left.’ Continue reading →