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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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The Obscure Irish XI: A Team Of Cult Heroes

The Republic of Ireland senior football team has enjoyed (and endured) a storied past. From the high points of Italia ’90 to the embarrassment of Euro 2012, there have been many ups and downs. Central to this fluctuating past was the ’emergence’ of certain obscurities. Names like Lapira,  Branagan and O’Cearuill left lasting impressions. The PA Team decided to sit down and create a team …

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What If Yugoslavia Still Existed?

Eoin Carrigan discusses the potential World Cup chances of Yugoslavia. That is, of course, if the country still existed today. ‘What if’ questions are everywhere during World Cup season. We have all heard them: what if Schillaci had never been born? What if Roy Keane had stayed in 2002, would he have dismantled Gaizka’s Mendieta’s legs as he ran up to …

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