Playing soldiers, Olympia versus Jacobs

The 1919/20 Irish League season took place during the country’s violent War of Independence and a Leinster League game between Olympia and Jacobs exemplified the tensions that existed in Irish society at the time. Cian Manning takes a look back.

Last Meeting: Ireland’s Great Dane Display

In the build-up to two huge play-off games for Ireland against Denmark, Eugene O’Driscoll casts his mind back to the last meeting between the teams, when debate raged about accommodating a small gifted midfielder, but a 4-0 win offered hope.

Danish View: Danes Look to Eriksen for Play-Off Glory

The long wait is almost over. James McClean’s heroics in Cardiff have given the Republic of Ireland a two-game shoot-out with Denmark to decide who will appear at next year’s World Cup in Russia. Ahead of the do-or-die clashes, Claus Røndbjerg-Christensen has the view from our Scandinavian opponents.

Derby of the Eternal Enemies

Photographer of football culture Przemek Niciejewski was with the fans of Olympiakos and Panathinaikos to capture the atmosphere of the Athens Derby.

Póg Mo Goal World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Posters – Wales V Ireland

It’s do or die for the Boys in Green tonight as they face off against Wales in the Cardiff City Stadium, in the final game of the World Cup Qualification campaign. In the last of our ongoing match-day poster series we have a classy design from The Sporting Press in the United States.