Culture

Chasing the Goal: Chronicling College Soccer

Irishman Shane Carew is coach of the California State University, Monterey Bay soccer program. Chasing the Goal follows former League of Ireland and US college player’s attempts to interject himself in a new community that produces world-class talent yet is faced with difficult living conditions.

Modern Football Documentary

Kauri Multimedia are the film production team behind a short documentary entitled Modern Football. The film takes an affectionate look at regional football, where the game survives in its purest form. Filmed in Aragón, Spain, the video portrays unique match day scenes in various rural locations whilst giving voice to the people who continue to fight for the existence of football in these areas.

The Wandering Football Fan: New York Red Bulls

On a trip to the Big Apple, Ben Bray took the chance to catch the action from a league that had always intrigued him. He headed for Harrison to witness New York Red Bulls take on the then reigning MLS Cup Champions Toronto FC.

Men of Many Talents

There is more to some top football players than exceptional skill and golden feet. Many have additional talents they love to pursue off the pitch that people might not know about, from saving the planet to tattoo artistry.

Green Army: Irish Fan Portraits in Cardiff and Aarhus

‘Green Army’ is a photographic portrait series by Denis Vahey capturing die-hard Irish football supporters. These fans follow the Boys in Green through thick and thin. This edition feature recent trips to Wales and Denmark.

The Wandering Football Fan: St Pauli

Ben Bray plans his weekend breaks to ensure the local team is playing at home. Watching Hamburg’s St Pauli at the Millerntor was one for his bucket list.

Football is the Last Sacred Ritual of our Time

The quote “Football is the last sacred ritual of our time” from the great Italian film director, Pier Pasolini, pops up all the time in football books. A lot has been written on Pasolini’s love for football in Italian but almost nothing in English.