Irish football

Capturing the League of Ireland: Part 1

We came across photographer Tom Beary through his Instagram pictures. Based in Dublin, he mainly covers games at Dalymount, Tallaght and Inchicore. Here is the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season viewed through his lens.

Memories Are Made of This

It’s never over until it’s over, a lesson learned at Buckley Park. An old article by Ian Plenderleith in When Saturday Comes left Póg Mo Goal pondering on the football phenomenon of crowds leaving before the final whistle.

All You Need is Duff

With Damien Duff joining Shamrock Rovers, the greater impact his stint in the Airtricity League will have will surely be a positive one. Can we expect more stars of Duff’s stature to follow suit and play out their last few years on home turf?

Down but Not Out…10 Talking Points

Bullish words from the Irish squad that we’re not out of the Euro 2016 race did little to comfort Irish supporters dealt a crushing blow by the failure to beat Scotland. There are still twists and turns to come but the Green Army are losing hope in the O’Neill/Keane miracle and asking bigger questions. Two weeks on, here’s ten talking points

Yes to Sporting Equality

‘We’ll vote for that every single week.’ Soccer Republic’s Eoghan Rice gives an ode to the League of Ireland fan

Teenage Dream’s So Hard to Beat

October, 1974, Dublin. Wavy haired 18-year-old Liam Brady is thrust into the spotlight by player-manager John Giles at a pulsating Dalymount Park and plays his part is one of our finest-ever victories. Brady, Keane, Duff – Martin O’Neill says Jack Grealish is not ready but he wouldn’t be our first teenage star.

On Top of the Poles…10 Talking Points

It was almost all over. Instead Shane Long’s stoppage-time equaliser capped off a second-half Irish display full of fight and spirit that hasn’t been seen in years, especially at the Aviva Stadium. The Euro dream is still alive, just. Here’s ten talking points from a dramatic week in Euro 2016 qualifying.