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Groundhopper

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 →

Refugees Welcome

CNncZeSWEAEFVeg The current arrival of refugees into Germany has sparked a mix of responses, from welcoming parties in cities like Hamburg, to outbreaks of neo-Nazi-led violence in other locations. The country’s football clubs, however, are uniting in a show of solidarity. Continue reading →

The Irish Manager of Barcelona

don patricio On Friday August 7th, a memorial to Patrick O’Connell will be unveiled in Belfast after a tireless campaign by family members and friends. O’Connell was born in Dublin and, in a storied football career, captained Manchester United before moving to Spain and managing Barcelona. Watch the full TG4 a documentary on the life of ‘Paddy Don Patricio.’ Continue reading →

Copa90’s Top Football Atmospheres

Screen-Shot-2015-06-20-at-09.35.39-750x431 ‘Perhaps the smallest amount of people making the most noise’. They’ve been to the Europa League Final and the World Cup in Brazil, but following their recent trip to Dalymount Park, the Dublin Derby of Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers makes the top ten of Copa90’s top football atmospheres, with an honourable mention for Cork City. Check out the full list. Continue reading →

Big Jack’s Russian Spy

Tony Galvin The Republic of Ireland’s draw with USSR in 1988 is considered among our best ever displays and one man in green had an inside line on the opposition. Tony Galvin studied Russian at university and shocked the Soviets by conversing with them in the warm-up before his teammates shocked them on the pitch in a game we should have won against the eventual finalists. Continue reading →

Featured: Keane, King of LA

keane crop If David Beckham became royalty in American sport, as soccer continues to conquer hearts and minds, his successor in Los Angeles now reigns supreme. Recently voted best foreign import ever, Robbie Keane’s winning goal earned La Galaxy a fifth MLS crown, and his third, as the Dubliner was named 2014′s Most Valuable Player. In the Hollywood Hills, far from fading, the Irish captain’s star continues to shine. Continue reading →