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A Night to Celebrate Ringsend & Dublin’s Football History

RingsendCover An evening to celebrate the history of football in Dublin & Ringsend in The Yacht Tavern on 22nd March at 7.45pm. With speakers on the night; Eoghan Rice, Donal Fallon and Fergus Dowd. As well as a screening of an extended trailer for the upcoming feature-length documentary “Patrick O’Connell – The Man Who saved Barcelona” and A 1975 documentary about Shelbourne FC, “In My Book, You Should Be Ahead.” Continue reading →

MLS 2018 Kits

mlscover With a new season comes new kits, and MLS has dropped some beauties. A league-wide deal with Adidas means all clubs are supplied by the brand with the three stripes, an agreement which has been extended to 2024. Continue reading →

5 Young Irish Players Set To Shine In 2018

declan rice Despite the fallout from the play-off defeat to Denmark, the Republic of Ireland have a good group of young talents on the periphery right now and they’re just starting to show what they’re about at their clubs. With manager Martin O’Neill pledging to introduce new blood, which five players should we be keeping an eye on ove Continue reading →

Football We Love You

art of football Art of Football have produced their own love letter to football just in time for Valentines Day. Made up of 1600 individual hand drawings, they even managed to get Martin Tyler to commentate, and have been working on the production for around a year and a half. Continue reading →

Mexico And Uruguay Friendlies Will Test Ireland

suarez Next month is a big one for the Republic of Ireland. A World Cup qualifier against Austria could go a long way to determining whether Martin O’Neill’s men advance to the finals in Russia next summer but two fixtures against Mexico and Uruguay precede that clash. It won’t be straightforward by any stretch but good performances in the friendlies from Ireland could set them up for a major qualifying scalp at the beginning of June. Continue reading →

Commemorating Superga and Il Grande Torino

grande torino ON 4th May, 1949, members of the Grande Torino football squad were among the 31 people who died in the Superga air disaster. Here, Italian football website The Gentlemen Ultra commemorates the tragedy with an extract from the book ‘Erbstein: the triumph and tragedy of football’s forgotten pioneer’, by Dominic Bliss. Continue reading →

Voices of the First Division

tolka park “The fact that it’s eccentric is part of the appeal”. The League of Ireland First Division often struggles for crowds and media attention but it still attracts passionate fans. Paul Cahill’s short film takes in Shelbourne versus Longford Town in the EA Sports Cup and gets the thoughts of Irish football diehards. Continue reading →