DESPITE the virtual collapse of full-time football here, Irish clubs may never have a better opportunity than now to make the European breakthrough. The draws for next season’s cup competitions have put the group stages of the Champions League and Europa League within sight of Ireland’s participants.
IT’S the start of a new season of Airtricity League football. All over Ireland, clubs will be hoping that this is their season – but will they all still be there this time 12 months?
THE NEW season kicks off on Friday and mirroring the state of the nation’s finances, an age of austerity has dawned on the League of Ireland.
Just like the property bubble, full-time professional football here is now a thing of the past.
SHAMROCK Rovers, dubbed the Manchester United of Ireland, stand on the brink of ending a 16-year drought by claiming the Airtricity League title in Bray tonight.
BOHEMIANS’ spectacular capitulation at the hands of Galway United last night has handed Shamrock Rovers a title lifeline going into the final round of matches next weekend.
D’IRISH Indo continued to wade into the League of Ireland v Man United barstooler debate in an interesting way yesterday. The main feeling among supporters of the domestic game was one of despair.