The Blog Reel

Why We Can’t be Supporters of Germany

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.’

Past Meetings: Ireland vs Germany

Ireland face a daunting task when world champions Germany roll into town, but remarkably, the Boys in Green have recorded a few notable successes against the Germans over the years, especially at home.

Póg Mo Goal Euro 2016 Matchday Poster Series Exhibition

For the last year Póg Mo Goal commissioned Irish and international designers and design studios to produce a set of match-day posters for each game in the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign. The posters are now on display in The Square Ball Pub on Hogan Place in Dublin 2.

Gypsy Kings: Bohemians at 125

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Bohemian F.C. were founded in the Phoenix Park Gate Lodge, Dublin. An original member of the League of Ireland, they are the oldest LOI club in continuous existence and the third most successful side in Irish club history.

Patterns of Play

Patterns of Play is an exhibition of football art, design and culture featuring Dan Leydon, Dave Merrell, Dave Flanagan, Zoran Lucic and more running at the Moosey Art Gallery in Norwich.

Póg Mo Goal Euro 2016 Qualifiers Posters – Ireland V Georgia

Vienna based design collective Ruckspiel made up of are LWZ, Typisch Beton and Zwupp, have produced an amazing design for the upcoming Ireland V Georgia game in the Aviva stadium. Inspired by the flags, the crests, the jerseys and more, the intricate production is the next installment in our ongoing Euro 2016 Matchday Poster series.

Ireland’s National Training Centre

The Republic of Ireland national squad has moved its training base to the Football Association of Ireland’s new National Training Centre at Abbotstown, Dublin. Here’s a look at the new facility.