Tolka Park is the nearest League of Ireland ground to my house but even closer to me is the former League of Ireland ground at Whitehall Stadium. I’ve lived in Drumcondra for 9 years and have walked by the ground many, many times but last Wednesday was the first time
I got to two League of Ireland games this weekend; Bray on Friday for the visit of Limerick in the Premier Division and Cabinteely on Saturday for the visit of Athlone Town in the First Division. The two games were both meant to be on Friday night but Cabinteely rescheduling
The walk down to Tolka Park on Friday night to see Shelbourne take on Galway United gave my son Blaise and myself time to catch up with the good, the bad and the everything else of the week’s football.
The good had been Bray Wanderers’ marvellous win over Shamrock Rovers
Blaise was looking forward to his trip to Tolka Park all week. We knew in advance we wouldn’t have the car that day so would be staying local. The Easter holidays were starting to drag out, and in the absence of school he needed a diversion. It was too wet
2018 has started badly for Bray Wanderers and is shaping up to be a 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
There was a lot of big news around Drumcondra during the week. People were discussing the fire at the Metro Hotel in neighbouring Ballymun on Wednesday evening, a fire that thanks to the bravery of Dublin Fire Brigade resulted in no loss of life. They were discussing the news that,
Friday saw me take in my first SSE Airtricity League First Division game of the season, as I took the short trip to Tolka Park to watch Shelbourne versus Longford Town. I was meant to come a few weeks before on March 02 to see Shels host Drogheda, but The
There were no draws in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this weekend. I had been hoping for at least one, namely Bray away in Limerick. Thinking about Bray’s survival prospects for the season during the week, I’d come up with a plan. We needed to see ourselves as members
As a Bray Wanderers fan, it sure hurt getting hit for six by Shamrock Rovers last Monday. I can empathize with the Limerick fans who saw Dundalk put eight past their team the following night. There’s nothing worse than being away from home and getting a thumping from one of
I’d picked out the ‘Quartet’ album by Ultravox as my CD for the journey to Bray to see the Wanderers versus St Patrick’s Athletic league game earlier on Friday [it’s not the one with ‘Vienna’ on it!]. It seemed like a suitable choice. There was due to be four