Conor Clifford was sitting in an office at Oriel Park and broke down in tears after being informed that he was suspended for six months for betting offences. Dundalk had just contested the Leinster Senior Cup final and Clifford had netted a cracking free-kick. They lost the game but that was
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.
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
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