August 2009 News Archive

Under 16s travel to Neath for Pembroke Cup match...30/08/2009
Under 16 manager John Morling took a sixteen player squad to Neath today where they faced hosts Wales in the annual encounter for the Pembroke Cup. A goal on twenty minutes from belvedere midfielder Kealon Dillon put Ireland in front, but five minutes after the break, the hosts equalised and the match ended as a draw. The result means that Ireland, as holders, retain the Trophy.

Under 16s travel to Neath for Pembroke Cup match...30/08/2009
Under 16 manager John Morling took a sixteen player squad to Neath today where they faced hosts Wales in the annual encounter for the Pembroke Cup. A goal on twenty minutes from belvedere midfielder Kealon Dillon put Ireland in front, but five minutes after the break, the hosts equalised and the match ended as a draw. The result means that Ireland, as holders, retain the Trophy.

Barbeque and Scorching Sun sizzle at Five-a-Side weekend
In conjunction with our 25th Anniversary Celebrations, the Club hosted a 5-a-side Football Tournament at the LPR Sports Ground on Sunday 23 August 2009. The competition was won by London Irish FC from the Hendon Sunday Football League who defeated Birkbeck FC in the final by three goals to nil. The 'Player of the Tournament' award went to Paul Cousins from semi-finalists SITA Lions while nine goals earned Kevin Lynch of Birkbeck FC, the top goalscorer award.

Ireland to compete in International Challenge Trophy...28/08/2009
The Republic of Ireland Under 23 team has been drawn in a three nation Group B for the second International Challenge Trophy competition. The team, which will consist entirely of League of Ireland players under the age of 23, will face England at home in Spring 2010 before travelling to Estonia for their second Group fixture.

A bridge too far for St Patrick's Athletic in Bucharest...20/08/2009
St Patrick's Athletic were unable to repeat their magnificent performance in Russia in this evening's three nil defeat by FC Steaua Bucharest in the first leg play-off round of the Europa League. The match was scoreless at half-time but the second period proved a bridge too far as the hosts scored three.

Irish interest in Premiership in focus again this week...19/08/2009
With Giovanni Trapattoni set to announce his squad for the crucial World Cup qualifier against Cyprus on Friday afternoon, Irish eyes were again focused on the English Premiership this week. Captain Robbie Keane was on the mark for his club Tottenham Hotspur as they trounced Hull City, for whom new signing Stephen Hunt managed to score for the second successive match. Andy Keogh netted the winner for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Wigan Athletic while uncapped midfielder Chris McCann caught the eye as his Burnley side defeated defending champions Manchester United for whom John O'Shea was at right back. Two further uncapped players, Marc Wilson of Portsmouth and Stephen Ward at Wolves, have both started the season brightly in full back positions.

RISSC Football Squad commence pre-season training...10/08/2009
With the commencement of the new APFSCIL season just weeks away, the RISSC (London) football squad will resume training at the Shamrock Club, North Acton from Thursday 20 August 2009. The session under the guidance of a new training regime will take place between 7.45pm and 9.00pm. The club is also on the look-out for an additional goalkeeper to join the newly vamped squad.

St Patrick's Athletic triumph in Europa League today...06/08/2009
St Patrick's Athletic recovered from a three goal deficit in Russia this afternoon to progress from their Europa League Third Round tie with little known Krylya Sovetov. The Inchicore side faced a mammoth task with some twenty minutes remaining, but strikes from Stuart Byrne and, once again, Derek O'Brien, brought aggregate parity and sent the 'Saints' through on the away goals rule.