As we are getting back into the swing of things in the 2018 SSE Airtricity League, Derry City have released a brilliant promo video to herald their return to a newly refurbished Brandywell.
Puskas award we hear you say? Kealan Dillon’s belter for Bohs against Derry City is a goal of the season contender.
Another week, another belter from the League of Ireland as UCD’s Robbie Benson takes on the Derry City defence at the Brandywell.
Supporters of Derry City have recently started a new fans group going under the name ‘Red Partisans’. With links to Derry Anti-Fascist-Action, the group seeks to improve the atmosphere at matches whilst injecting a strong rejection of racism and the far right into the terraces. James Wright from football is radical caught up with one of their members, doherty-c, to discuss the formation of the group.
Twenty-eight years ago this week, Bohemians beat Glasgow Rangers 3-2 in the UEFA Cup. The Dalymount clash was marred by fan violence but the result represented a famous night for League of Ireland football.
After another stand-out performance from James McClean in Sunderland’s 3-1 win over QPR, Match of the Day’ s Alan Shearer hopes to see the Derry Die Hard in action at Euro 2012.
The acclaim which greeted the on-field arrival of Derry’s James McClean during last Wednesday’s game with the Czech Republic was like the return of the messiah. For many, his inclusion on the plane to Poland in the summer seems a foregone conclusion. And this gives Trapattoni a major media headache.
James McClean-mania has reached fever pitch in some quarters but Giovanni Trapattoni is not going to drastically change tactics at this point. The amount of previews of the Czech game suggesting McClean would start on the left were scarcely credible and against everything we have learned from the Trap era.
We hope James McClean gets his chance against the Czech Republic and goes all Yippee Kay Olé on their asses.
James McClean’s call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad for next week’s friendly with the Czech Republic casts the spot-light once more on the domestic game’s role in the development of international-calibre players.