Tolka Park looked brighter than usual to Blaise and myself as we approached it from Drumcondra Road last Friday night; we later heard from the lads that had come over from Bray for the friendly against Shelbourne that it seemed to shine brighter from the Clontarf side as well.
Tolka Park looked and felt different for Friday’s First Division encounter between Shelbourne and AthloneTown. The normal advertising hoardings [Abbey Seals, Bus Eireann, Finian McGrath TD] had been covered up with UEFA ones and the UEFA cover-up even extended to fancy drapes over the dugouts; hopefully the goings on at
Originally the plans for the redevelopment of Dalymount Park proposed that Bohemians vacate the stadium at the end of 2017, play the 2018 and 2019 seasons at Tolka Park, then move back [along with Shelbourne] to the new Dalymount Park for the start of the 2020 season. Last year this
Shelbourne FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Henderson as the club’s new Head of Recruitment.
Dave has a long association with the League of Ireland, having previously represented Shamrock Rovers, St Patrick's Athletic and Bohemian FC during a 21 year career. Since his retirement from playing, Dave has established
Blaise was looking forward to his trip to Tolka Park all week. We knew in advance we wouldn’t have the car that day so would be staying local. The Easter holidays were starting to drag out, and in the absence of school he needed a diversion. It was too wet
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
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
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.
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’’
10 man Ramblers emerge victorious with a 1-0 win away at Shels.
A second half Cian Leonard strike was enough to give the 10 men of Cobh all three points as a frustrated Shelbourne side will be wondering how they didn’t manage to take a point in a dominant