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    Record-breaking Cork City won’t settle for second best

    ‘Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.’ So familiar is John Caulfield with that phrase that he could easily reprise the lead role in 27 Dresses. After all, last year marked the third successive campaign that his Cork City side finished league runners-up, the Leesiders having given way to Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk on each occasion. Their […] More

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    Will Sean Maguire be the SSE Airtricity League’s next export?

    Cork City have made a blistering start to the 2017/2018 SSE Airtricity League season. The Leesiders have won all seven of their league fixtures so far, including a 2-1 victory over reigning champions Dundalk, which means that John Caulfield’s side are already six points clear at the summit. Striker Sean Maguire has been key to […] More

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    Daryl Horgan: Flying the League of Ireland flag

    Such was the scale of plaudits that greeted Daryl Horgan’s debut goal for Preston this weekend that one could be forgiven for assuming his was an overnight success. The standing ovation to which he exited the pitch on Saturday spoke for the calibre of his performance, after all, onlookers on both sides of the Irish Sea […] More

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    League of Ireland losing the numbers game

    (This article originally appeared on The Season Ticket). Wayne Rooney’s rapturous weekend is unlikely to have escaped the attention of even the most ardent football agnostics, images of his record-breaking goal shamelessly splashed across our senses in the days since. Saturday’s strike marked 250-not-out for the Manchester United man, Rooney now standing alone as the […] More

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    Jamie McGrath: The Group of Death

    St. Patrick’s Athletic star Jamie McGrath has started a new blog entitled ‘Away Days,’ which is a diary of his away trips and experiences from playing with St.Patrick’s Athletic and the national team… Destination: Heidelberg, Germany Length of trip: 13 days Overall rating (based on enjoyment): 10/10 It’s always an extremely proud moment representing your country, one every […] More

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    Roddy Collins: ‘The FAI don’t care about the League of Ireland’

    Roddy Collins has launched a scathing attack on the FAI, claiming that the organization “don’t care about the League of Ireland.” The former League of Ireland player and manager also criticized Jonathon Gabay’s controversial ‘League of Ireland Branding Report,’ and claimed that Dundalk “have done more for the league” than the FAI. “The FAI don’t care about […] More

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    League of Ireland fans accused of anti-semitism

    Jonathan Gabay has accused League of Ireland fans of anti-semitic abuse. Gabay produced the ‘League of Ireland Branding Report’ this week, which was viewed as controversial by many, particularly for it’s emphatic praise for FAI CEO John Delaney, who the English branding guru described as “amazing”. “Sorry I don’t mind comments but when you start with antisemitic […] More

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    Two in, two out at Dundalk?

    If reports are to believed, Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle could be set to play their last game for Dundalk in Tel Aviv tomorrow. The Irish champions travel to Israel knowing that a win could see them progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League The Lilywhites will be through if they win and AZ […] More

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    McClean hits back at Derry boss

    James McClean has hit back at Kenny Shiels over the Derry City manager’s comments about international football. Last month, Shiels called Ireland “England’s reserves” and criticized the quality of international football in general. Now, McClean has launched a scathing attack on the Airtricity manager. “I’ve become frustrated and very disappointed reading some of the silly […] More

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    Is Horgan heading down under?

    Melbourne City are considering making an offer to Dundalk star Daryl Horgan. The Australian side, who Horgan’s lookalike Damien Duff once played for, have been alerted to the Horgan’s excellent form by Manchester City. Both clubs, along with New York City FC, are owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group, China Media Capital and CITIC Capital. A host of […] More

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