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League of Ireland U19 Season – What To Expect

The 2014/15 SSE Airtricity League of Ireland u19 season is upon us and if last season is anything to go by, it should be another fantastic year for underage football in Ireland. As we enter the fourth edition of the u19 season, it’s clear that this league has been a superb addition to the football calendar in the country. Hundreds of …

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Cork City Striker Rob Lehane – Balancing Study & Sport

Stephen Walsh recently caught up with Cork City striker Rob Lehane on the challenges of balancing college and professional sport, as well as getting his thoughts on the season so far. Editor’s Note: At the time of the interview Rob Lehane was out with an ankle injury but it is hoped that he’ll be back for the game this Friday week against Shamrock …

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Brazilian Cup of Greediness

Our resident Brazilian football expert, Maycon Dimas, discusses the democratic fairness, or lack thereof, of the Brazilian Cup. The standard of the Brazilian league is so below many, if not all, of the European ones that a few players took the courage to finally address the causes of it publicly last year. Their group, known as the Bom Senso F.C. …

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Dan Murray Interview After Goal Against Bohemians

Friday night saw Cork City stalwart Dan Murray score his first goal for the club since re-signing from Shamrock Rovers under Tommy Dunne back in 2012. His late strike ensured that City remain in the Cup after his late goalmouth scramble cancelled out Dinny Corcoran’s earlier goal. When this writer caught up with the club’s all time leading European goal …

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John Caulfield reflects after draw with Bohemians

John Caulfield took time to speak to the media following his side’s 2-2 draw with Bohemians in the fourth round of the FAI Ford Cup. He had just watched his side come from behind twice in normal time to draw with Bohemians and set up a replay in Dalymount Park next Monday with a 7.45pm kick off owing to goals …

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Brazilian Football – Beginner’s Guide To The Current Season

Our new resident Brazilian, Maycon Dimas is here to enlighten the sporting public in Europe about the goings on in the world of Brazilian football. Here’s part one. Since this is a debut post, a few things need to be clarified before we start. Yours truly here is a helpless football fan from Brazil who has been nominated to write …

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Offer For Brian Lenihan Accepted By Cork City

Cork City have announced that they have accepted an offer from an unknown club for Brian Lenihan, believed to be Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion. Cork City published this statement on their official website today: Cork City Football Club can confirm that the club has received an offer for our player, Brian Lenihan, which has been accepted. The club will not be making any further …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 23

Conor Hayes is here with three conclusions from the recent Gameweek in the League of Ireland, where Colin Healy was the star for Cork City. 1. Colin Healy gives Cork fans a moment they’ll never forget Supporting a team in the League of Ireland can be tough. There’s often very little pay-off for your unwavering loyalty, your team and league are ignored …

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Three Conclusions From The League Of Ireland Gameweek 22

In a week that has seen Trevor Croly leave Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk extend their lead at the top of the table to six, and the relegation battle heat up once again, Conor Hayes discusses three conclusions from Gameweek 22 of the League of Ireland. John Gill embarrassed himself with his tirade on Alan Cawley In a soap opera worthy of the …

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League of Ireland Premier Division RoundUp

Stephen Walsh is here with the latest talking points from the League of Ireland following a massive clash at the top of the table. This week saw the conclusion of the second round of SSE Airtricity league games and the leaders Dundalk still haven’t been displaced despite the best efforts of Cork City and Sligo Rovers to overtake them. During the course of …

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Three Reasons Why Cork City Will Beat Dundalk

Turners Cross plays host to one of the biggest games of the season in the League of Ireland Premier Division as second-placed Cork City face first-placed Dundalk. The Leesiders and the Lilywhites have been swapping between first and second place for weeks but Friday night will see the Rebel Army attempt to equal Dundalk’s points tally, while the Lilywhites aim to …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 21

Conor Hayes gives us three conclusions from last weekend’s League of Ireland fixtures, in a week that saw Bohemians end their ten month winless run at home.  1. Disappointment but clubs got closer to upsets than most thought possible So despite great first leg performances from Pat’s and Sligo and a superb away win for Dundalk, Irish interest in European competition is …

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Racism, Crack Cocaine & Cancer – The Story Of Chelsea’s First Black Player Paul Canoville

Football encompasses many things; delight and despair, pleasure and pain, affection and animosity. The story of Paul Canoville is one that is both fascinating and depressing in equal measure. Every boy dreams of one day growing up to become a professional footballer. The roar of the crowd, thousands of people screaming your name. Sadly, as ‘Canners’ quickly found out, the reality is …

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Six More Years Of The John Delaney Show

John Delaney signed a new six-year deal with the FAI this week. In a damning article, Conor Hayes questions the CEO’s performance and his exorbitant salary. People can give so much away by the words they use. They might refer to themselves in the third person showing their narcissism, they might utter an offensive term shining a light on their …

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