November 2, 2019

Last night officially brought down the curtain on the League of Ireland First Division with Drogheda United narrowly losing out 2-1 after extra time in their two-legged Promotion/Relegation Play-off against Finn Harps.

It was a game that many outsides of both clubs woul...

September 12, 2019

Don’t pretend you don’t know them. There’s always one within earshot of you tell the truth. You know the type. Whether it be once a season “gosh they have seats here, do they serve prawn sandwiches at half-time” free-loaders, to  the rose tinted glasses individual who...

May 26, 2019

I think most will agree there has been an improvement in facilities at League of Ireland grounds over, say, the last 

10-15 years. Summer soccer has helped and an improvement in crowds. However, like our English counterparts, there was a time when , well our stands...

March 22, 2019

So another chapter in the Republic's book begins tomorrow with what should be a routine win over the minnows of Gibraltar (if you seriously think their pitch will sway the result their way you really are clutching at the very last straw in the box) and a welcome return...

February 15, 2019

Hi folks. A little bit of history that might help us win the title this year (yes I’ve been on the Jack Daniels) but here are the opening fixtures of every year we’ve won the Premier Division title in hope it spurs the lads on tonight.

The first game of our victorious 1...

October 10, 2018

 Mascots are a very special breed. They hop around like lunatics at every home game in an outrageously oversized suit, try to put the visiting team off (standing behind the goal when there's a penalty for the visiting team is a must) while trying to whip the home suppo...

September 22, 2018

It's 0-0 in your local derby. You've been through 90 pulsating minutes but not yet secured the win that gives you bragging rights on a Monday morning in the office or factory floor for at least a couple of months. The fourth official shines a neon sign into the night w...

September 22, 2018

There have been so many League of Ireland clubs that have gone bust over the years that I’m sure everyone at some point can remember the sad departure of at least one of those sides.

Drumcondra’s demise in the early seventies became one of the highest profiles. The firs...

July 31, 2018

For this blog I’ve reached back to a story of an unlikely underdog, Nazi Germany  some awful Michael Caine acting and the fact Ipswich Town helped win World War II. I’m talking of course about Escape To Victory, the 1981 classic that practically every footy fan has wat...

July 29, 2018


THE LEAGUE OF IRELAND FANS SURVIVAL GUIDE

(All every diehard fan needs to actually get through a season without taking their own life!)

1.OPTIMISM;  Even if it’s hopeful, misplaced or pure blind, every fan from Dundalk to Derry, Waterford to Wexford and all in-between w...

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