Most weeks this season a song has come to mind to soundtrack the latest developments at Bray Wanderers. There was the Richard and Linda Thompson track ‘’I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight’’ when I got within sight of the Carlisle Grounds, complete with shining floodlights, for our first
When I was at school I remember the class being brought to Drogheda for a school trip to see St Oliver Plunkett’s head. I doubt if you could palm schoolkids off with such fare nowadays, but then I was brought up in simpler times.
The visit came back to me
Most people have come across the English music hall tune ‘’Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!” at some point. The tune is most famously associated with Reginald Dixon and the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, but it was first popularised by Mark Sheridan in the early twentieth century.
When the Red Arrows fly over Bray on Sunday July 24th as part of this year’s Bray Air Display, they will be treated to a scenic view of the Carlisle Grounds, situated as it is in its picturesque setting beside the town’s railway line, esplanade and harbour.
Photographs taken from the
Harry Kenny is the current caretaker boss at Bray Wanderers after the departure of Mick Cooke and has got off to a brilliant start in beating St Patrick's Athletic at home 1-0 over the weekend. A man with limited managerial experience within the League of Ireland but if the
It was all about anniversaries this weekend. Saturday was 400 years to the day since William Shakespeare died, and Sunday was the actual 100 year anniversary of the 1916 rising. It was also an anniversary of sorts for myself, in that I first visited the Carlisle Grounds 40 years ago
Bray Wanderers have released a statement with the news that Mick Cooke is no longer the manager of Bray Wanderers and that Harry Kenny will take over as caretaker boss.
Paul Doolin is the favourite to take over the role.
Statement released is below -
Bray Wanderers FC wish to announce that Mick
Mick Cooke's reign at Bray Wanderers seems to be coming to an end according to a report in The Sun yesterday.
Cooke was not at Bray's win over Bluebell United on Tuesday night, and Harry Kenny was in charge of proceedings.
The Sun also apparently understand that the manager was also not
Brian Quigley gives his thoughts and memories on the mega friendlies with UK sides of the past and asks the question if Summer football has halted sides coming over and facing Irish sides?
Growing up in the days before summer soccer, a feature of supporting any League of Ireland team was
Bray Wanderers who play Sligo Rovers this evening in the Carlisle Grounds have apparently been asked to remove their brilliant handmade 1916 commemoration that they have put on their pitch.
An article in The Irish Sun today stated Fifa rules forbid any ‘non-football’ markings within the boundaries of the pitch.