League of Ireland refereeing – should it be at a higher standard?

One of the toughest jobs in football is officiating. Having to deal with high pressure situations on a regular basis. Dealing with managers and players in every match, challenging your every decision, that would eventually make you think twice. Football brings emotions to the core, whether from the fans, players

Under dreaming spires

When I was at school I remember the class being brought to Drogheda for a school trip to see St Oliver Plunkett’s head. I doubt if you could palm schoolkids off with such fare nowadays, but then I was brought up in simpler times. The visit came back to me