The 2018 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division is up and running and what a weekend it was, with some sell-out games, plenty of goals and a few surprising results [Bray’s marvellous draw in Oriel Park being one of them!].
This coming weekend it’s the turn of the First Division to
Well the wait is over and the 2018 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division kicks off this coming weekend. 4 more sleeps, as my children would say coming up to Christmas.
Bray are away to Dundalk; Wanderers couldn’t have asked for a more difficult start. Dundalk have prepared well for the new
In a way it was fitting that we woke up to snow on Tuesday 06 February 2018, even if it was only a light dusting. As I walked my son down to school, children were making snowballs with handfuls swept off car bonnets, delighted at the novelty and diversion provided
My son Blaise, who is seven, came with me last March to Tolka Park to see Shelbourne take on Waterford in the SSE First Division. The game ended 2-2 and so was a good one for him to have seen, with 4 goals and a few incidents to talk
Regular readers of this column will know that as well as supporting Bray Wanderers in the League of Ireland, I’m also a fan of Rochdale AFC in League One of the EFL. I receive a copy of the programme from each of their home games [because I contribute a
Bray Wanderers are in the starting blocks for the 2018 season, our 34th campaign in the League of Ireland, after a 0-0 pre-season draw with UCD at the Carlisle Grounds last Friday.
Dave Mackey used the game to unveil new goalkeeper Eric Donnelly, who has been drafted in to
Bray are back! We have a new manager, a squad of players and a budget for 2018. Pre-season training has started. Rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated, to quote Mark Twain. To all those who have been wondering if we’d survive, all I’ll say is ‘’See you in
So fixture-release day 2018 has been and gone, and it’s still only 2017. How was it for you? Were you happy with your opening-day game? Or your closing-day one, for that matter? Did you identify some away games you’d like to pencil in, maybe even an overnight or two? Are
So Bray finished sixth for the second year in a row. A narrow defeat in Cork coupled with the expected Bohemians victory over Finn Harps meant Bohemians pipped us for fifth right at the finishing line.
Sixth is no disgrace but for a while this year it looked like we would
The end of a football season can be called many things. The run-in, maybe. The business end. The endgame. Or squeaky-bum time to use the phrase coined by Sir Alex Ferguson. I always think of it as the time of ‘’ifs, ands and buts’’.
Take the relegation battle in the Premier