Bray Wanderers – Decades Apart

  So the 2019 SSE Airtricity League has finished. When we resume in February it won’t just be the start of a new season for our clubs, but a new decade. This got me thinking about which decades in the past have been the most successful for my hometown club, Bray

The Bray Viking’s mighty leap

  If Bray Wanderers finish in this season’s First Division play-off positions, then they might look back to Friday’s win over Longford as one of the key milestone on the journey. Wanderers had gone ahead early on through Derek Daly but Longford levelled before half-time. With the clock ticking down the game

History at the Carlisle Grounds

  You may have seen the debate in the news about teaching History in schools last week. A draft of a report that the National Council for Curriculum Education [NCCA] will be debating next month was leaked. The draft doesn’t recommend any change to the status quo as regards teaching History

Bray Wanderers – The dark days of 2010

  2018 has started badly for Bray Wanderers and is shaping up to be long hard season. Fans of the club are no strangers to long hard seasons, having endured many dark times before. For me, 2010 stands out as the darkest of the dark times. The club shouldn’t have even

Rhythm and Motion…

  Two soccer jerseys that I saw last week impressed me enormously, and in a roundabout way they are connected. The first one was the away jersey of Dutch Eerste Divisie [First Division] side SC Telstar; the small black and white squares make it look like the logo from the old

April Fools in November

  06 July 1980. Bob Marley performed live at Dalymount Park. He was just one of many rock legends to play there – before him Dalymount had hosted Thin Lizzy and The Boomtown Rats, and after him would come artists as diverse as Meatloaf, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sonic