The Blog Reel

Denis Kelleher: An ‘Unpredictable Irishman’

Below the professonal ranks, Denis Kelleher was regarded as one of the finest footballers in Britain. In a remarkable life, the Irishman, capped eight times at amateur level, escaped from Nazi Germany, played for Great Britain at the Olympic Games, and became a folk hero at Barnet. Cian Manning tells his story.

COPA Caps

Pyro fans and football romantics will be pleased with the new caps from Dutch football t-shirt company, COPA.

Mythbusters: Why Critics of Robbie Keane Were Wrong

While Ireland basked in the love-in of an almost year-long Brian O’Driscoll farewell, his counterpart on the national football team hasn’t always enjoyed 100% support. But when the history of the Irish game is written, Robbie Keane will rightly be spoken of in the same breath as our retired rugby icon.

Póg Mo Goal Magazine – Issue 3 Order Now

Featuring 40 pages of excellent feature writing and beautiful photography and illustrations from contributors across the globe. Póg Mo Goal issue 3 is now available for pre-order.

Barcelona Favourites for Champions League Crown

Despite exiting the competition at the quarter final stage to compatriots Atletico Madrid last time around, 2015 Champions Barcelona have been made the pre-tournament favourites for Europe’s premier club competition, the Champions League.

The Blind Boss, the All-Seeing Coach

Flávio Aurélio Silva, the ‘Ceguim’, is the only visually impaired coach in Brazilian football. Rafael Luis Azevedo of Verminosos por Futebol tells his story.

Italian View: Winning Start Surprises Azzurri Fans

While many predicted Italy to challenge for the title, Azzurri fans had little hope going in to the European Championship. Ahead of Ireland’s do-or-die clash, the Italian’s winning start has come as a surprise, writes Antonio Ferrara.