Fan Culture

Looking for LOIve

Dale McCarthy is an Arsenal fan, podcaster with Friday LOIve and a hopeless romantic looking for a League of Ireland club to claim as his own.

Friday night lights return

Cian Manning basks in the warm glow of the League of Ireland’s return after two years of the public health crisis.

The Fragility of Happiness

The subject of Episode 13 of the Póg Mo Goal podcast, we’re reposting our 2014 article where Ron Ulrich of 11freunde recalls when, for 4 minutes and 38 seconds, ‘The Miners’ were the 2001 German champions. Then Andersson struck and hell opened.

Leganés Match Posters

Barcelona-based Cillian Shields explores the storied history of the matchday poster through one of the best exponents of the phenomenon in Spain, CD Leganés.

Distant voices on Dalymount days

One year into the public health crisis, Ryan Clarke laments the absence of fans even more at the start of a new League of Ireland season.

Magazine feature: Class divide

On a sad day for world football with the passing of Diego Maradona, we’re posting a timely feature article from Issue 6 of the Póg Mo Goal Magazine. Maradona’s second goal against England in 1986 is seen by many as the greatest ever and spawned iconic commentary around the world, including Ireland.

Póg Mo Goal, The Podcast

To coincide with the launch of the brand new Issue 6 of the Póg Mo Goal Magazine, we’ve launched our first-ever podcast, with a difference.