Now for the League of Ireland First Division …

Brian Quigley 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

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

David O’Sullivan signs for Shelbourne for 2018

After announcing he was leaving Longford Town after five years at the club Shelbourne have announced the signing of goal machine David O'Sullivan. Sully scored 82 goals for the midlands club in his spell and will face his old club next season in the First Division with Owen Heary's men. Davy O'Sullivan

Goalkeepers are the Anchors of a football team

Saturday was a marathon session of League of Ireland football for me. I took in two games from two divisions, in two different counties and with two of my children accompanying me [but a different one for each match]. I saw 10 goals, including one by a veteran striker many

20 Leinster Senior Cups for Shelbourne now

It was great to see Shelbourne win the Leinster Senior Cup this week. To go to Oriel Park and beat Dundalk in any competition is a tall order; to deny them the silverware after a gruelling 120-minute contest on a cold night makes the achievement all the more heroic. I was

A stay of execution for Tolka Park

The news that the redevelopment of Dalymount Park is to be delayed for two years broke this week and meant different things to different people. Some people were annoyed at the delay, seeing it as putting the development in jeopardy – ‘’if it’s going to happen, what’s wrong with now’’