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    Can Bournemouth’s Mark Travers become the new Shay Given?

    When he made his Premier League debut for Bournemouth at the tender age of 19 two years ago, goalkeeper Mark Travers impressed Mick McCarthy so much that he drew comparisons with Ireland legend Shay Given. Travers was instrumental in keeping the clean sheet that helped Bournemouth to a 1-0 home win, preventing the likes of […] More

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    Kenny’s party ruined by Ronaldo

    Stephen Kenny’s luck just can’t catch a break. For 89 minutes his Ireland team had fought bravely in defence, cleverly in midfield and (whenever the opportunity arose) cunningly in attack, but that was all undone in a matter of minutes from two excellent headers, from who else but Ronaldo. While the outcome was expected the […] More

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    Michael Obafemi Closing in on Blackburn Rovers Transfer

    Ireland striker Michael Obafemi is reportedly closing in on his £6 million (about €7.1 million) transfer from Southampton to Blackburn Rovers. Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl expressed his admiration for the player, praising his performance on the turf, even if he was not entirely content with his attitude while he has been manager. As a youth, […] More

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    Latest News: Collins, Bazunu, Kelleher and McNulty

    Nathan Collins The biggest Irish transfer this summer has been the Stoke Defender Nathan Collin’s move to Burnley FC, for a deal believed to be €14 million. Collin’s was one of the most sought after defenders in the Championship, he arrived from Cherry Orchard in 2017 and quickly established himself as a real talent. While […] More

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    Alan McLoughlin gone but not forgotten. RIP

    In any tribute to Alan McLoughlin, I guess there’s only one place you can start. I’d already had a couple of false starts when it came to following Ireland away. My application for a ticket to the Euro 92 qualifier against England at Wembley had been turned down with my home ticket block booking account […] More

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    Latest news Travers, Hand and Brady

    Hero status for Mark Travers When Niall Quinn was playing for with Man City one of the biggest highlight’s of his career was scoring a goal, and then having to play in goals. Quinn had to replace their normal keeper Tony Colon, who had been sent off, which gave Derby County a penalty. And, yes […] More

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    Anyone who can put their hand on heart and say they can stand over criticism of Stephen Kenny is, quite frankly, talking shite

    Let’s put our foot on the ball here. It’s October 7, 2006, and Steve Staunton’s head is bowed, almost like he is trying to avoid the flashing cameras and high-pitched vitriol. He is trying to avoid the flashing cameras and high-pitched vitriol. He wishes the Nicosia turf would suck him up and bury him where […] More

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    Losing a father, a friend, an idol in a pandemic: Shane Duffy needs our support now more than ever

    With just two words, you could sense a child-like giddiness from Brian Duffy. Whoop Whoop, he would write. And you could just imagine the scene. Surrounded by family and friends and wearing a beaming smile, proudness emanating from every bone in his body, he takes his seat. Even from watching social media feeds from the comfort of a sinking […] More

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