Rebels finally out of post – Maguire Blues

Johnny Ward Sunday’s President’s Cup match was a game of two halves and four seasons. We had snow, sunshine, six goals and so much left for rumination. The competition, introduced in 2014, has developed into an endearing appetiser and Sunday’s game felt much closer to a league match than a pre-season irrelevance.

League of Ireland predictions for the 2018 season

With the season starting on Friday we wanted to get the views of some past players & pundits on their predictions for the 2018 League of Ireland season. We have asked for predictions of Premier Division winners and the player of the season for 2018. Here we go... Let us know your

Time for Shamrock Rovers to embrace ballers over brawlers

Johnny Ward  Given the success Stephen Kenny has been at Dundalk, memories of the flop he was at Shamrock Rovers become more fleeting with each year. Kenny, it seems clear, never won over a dressing room of players and egos that preceded his arrival. The Hoops became another version of the rudderless

Caution needed with investment in the League of Ireland

Johnny Ward In so many ways, Keith Buckley is everything that makes the League of Ireland unique, loveable and something worth cherishing in an era where elite team athletes seem to have ever less of a connection with the town and people they notionally represent. After playing for Bohemians against Shamrock Rovers