Media Comment

Brady: Face it, Our Twitter Kids Lack Hunger

John Giles famously lamented our young people’s distractions with ‘personal stereos.’ Eamon Dunphy said we needed poverty and dictatorships. Now Liam Brady has blasted social media’s influence on the ever-decreasing Irish talent pool.

Plat’s That, No Euros for Ireland

There’ll be no repeat of the scenes in Poland last summer on the cobbled streets of Temple Bar. Unless Dublin is included in Michel Platini’s Euro vision. Ireland’s joint bid with Wales and Scotland to host the 2020 European Championship […]

Breen Hits Rock Bottom

Sadly, it was inevitable. They’d hovered at the bottom since early in the season and finally the Gary Breen XI have dropped to the foot of the Copa del Póg Mo Goal table. Perhaps there’s a reason Trapattoni won’t watch our players in the Premier League. They’re not very good.

Trap’s Long Ball Game

Having shaken off a hamstring strain, and after his heroics for West Brom at the weekend. Shane Long has been named in the revised squad list for the meeting with Greece. But who misses out?

All Hail the Messi-ah

The Messi-ah is born!! Hallelujah, hallelujah. The birth of Thiago Messi has kicked off a light-hearted chase for Spain and Argentina to claim the wee dribbler.

“You Can Flick Your World Cup”

It was the hand-shake that tremored around the world. Now two giants of Irish football have been reduced to miniature. To celebrate Diarmuid O’hAinle’s stunning book on arguably the national team’s most momentous period, the 2001 Lansdowne Road embrace between Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane has been depicted in Subbuteo form.