The Legend that is ‘Locker’

  On my last visit to Bray Wanderers [for the 3-3 draw with Cobh Ramblers] a few Bray fans I was talking to mentioned that Michael ‘Locker’ Davis was very unwell, and that things didn’t look good. This was a shock, as I had known Locker for decades. Unfortunately an even

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

All roads lead to Stradbrook

  Fixture release day just before Christmas had the added benefit this year of saving me from another day of listening to the news from across the water; about Brexit and about Jose Mourinho’s imminent sacking from Manchester United. I could have told United there was nothing special about Mourinho; when it’s

Bohemians sign Ryan Swan

Bohemians are delighted to welcome Ryan Swan to the club. The striker, 21, joins from Cabinteely having previously lined out for UCD before a brief spell with Exeter City. A son of former Bohs striker Derek Swan, manager Keith Long is pleased to have got his man. He said: "Ryan's served his time

So long ‘Jayo’

As most readers will have seen, one of the most loyal servants of League of Ireland football has decided to retire from the senior game. Jason Byrne, 40 in February, will drop down to play with Bluebell United in the Leinster Senior League after 20 years banging in the goals