Fund Raising - Charity Quiz - Friday 27 January 2017
The Club's nominated charity for the year commencing 1 July 2016 is 'Beating Bowel Cancer' and we seek the continued support of our members, their friends and the broad business community, in order to raise funds for another worthy cause. Patron of the charity is another Irish footballing hero, Kevin Sheedy and our primary fundraising event, the Annual Charity Quiz, is set for Friday 27 January 2017.
FAI announce Iceland friendly for March 2017...21/10/2016
The FAI has announced that our senior team will take on Iceland in a friendly international at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday the 28th March 2017. It has also been confirmed that admission will be free for 2016/2017 season ticket holders.
Airtricity League contests on Friday evening...21/10/2016
The Airtricity League Premier Division enters it's final eight days on Friday evening with Cork City, seven points adrift of leaders Dundalk, playing host to St Patrick's Athletic, the side who in all liklihood ended their title challenge in Inchicore last Monday evening. The Brandywell hosts the North West Derby meeting of Derry City and Sligo Rovers while on the West coast, Galway United entertain relegated Longford Town. The busy Tallaght Stadium hosts the meeting of Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers while Wexford Youths, the likely relegation play-off candidates, take on Finn Harps, the only side they can still catch, in Ferrycarrig Park.
Dundalk continue their Europa League voyage...20/10/2016
Dundalk welcomed Europa League Group D top seeds Zenit St Petersburg to Tallaght Stadium this Thursday evening as they continued their European voyage. The 'Lilywhites' faced an enormous challenge, particularly in light of their punishing domestic schedule but they once again performed admirably despite a bitterly disappointing two one defeat. In the same competition, Southanpton striker Shane Long suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury early in the second half of their one nil defeat at Inter Milan, which raises concerns about his fitness for the upcoming World Cup qualifier in Austria, just three weeks hence.
U17s complete 2017 UEFA Qualifying round...20/10/2016
Our U17 side defeated Greece with an Aaron Connolly goal in Andorra this Thursday morning to top Group Two in the UEFA Championship qualifying round and progress to the Elite Stage. Brighton & Hove Albion striker Connolly scored in all three qualifying contests.
U19 Women continue UEFA Qualifying campaign...20/10/2016
Our U19 Women continued their 2017 UEFA Championship qualifying campaign when they defeated Wales by two goals to nil in the Stadion Boris Trajkovski, Skopje early this afternoon. Both goals were scored by Leanne Kiernan, taking her tally to six in the two contests to date. Ireland will complete their qualifying campaign against Italy, who have also won both matches, on Sunday afternoon in Skopje.
More Championship action on Wednesday evening...19/10/2016
The Championship slog continued on Wednesday evening with Cardiff City and visitors Sheffield Wednesday playing out a one all draw. Anthony Pilkington played the final thirty minutes for the hosts but visiting goalkeeper Keiren Westwood was forced off through injury after thirty three minutes. Preston North End defeated Huddersfield Town by three goals to one with Greg Cunningham in their starting eleven while Eoin Doyle was a very late substitute.
Cork City in UEFA Youth League action...19/10/2016
Current Irish U19 Champions Cork City scored the only goal, a forty seventh minute penalty from Aaron Drinan, to defeat their Finnish counterparts HJK Helsinki in the second leg of the first qualifying round of the 2017 UEFA Youth League in Turners Cross this evening to progress to the next round. The first leg in Helsinki ended scoreless and Cork City will now meet the powerful Italian representatives AS Roma who crushed APOEL of Cyprus by an aggregate nine one margin.
Championship campaign continues on Tuesday...18/10/2016
The lengthy campaign that is the Championship continued on Tuesday evening with Newcastle United, for whom Ciaran Clark has been in excellent form, collecting three points with a two nil win at Barnsley for whom Conor Hourihane returned after injury. Shane Duffy was in the Brighton & Hove Albion side which defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers by one goal to nil while the Derby County trio, Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh and Alex Pearce all started against visitors Brentford who had John Egan and Scott Hogan in their side as they played out a scoreless draw. Norwich City drew two each at Fulham with Wes Hoolihan and Robbie Brady both starting but substituted during the second half. Leeds United and Eunan O'Kane, were held to a one all draw by visitors Wigan Athletic while Callum O'Dowda started for Bristol City in their one nil defeat at Queens Park Rangers.
U19 Women commence UEFA Qualifying with victory...18/10/2016
Our U19 Women, under the guidance of Head Coach Dave Connell, opened their 2017 UEFA Championship qualifying campaign with a resounding ten nil victory over mini-tournament hosts FYR Macedonia in Skopje this afternoon. Leanne Kiernan grabbed four goals with Alex Kavanagh and Niamh Prior both scoring twice while Jamie Finn and Eleanor Ryan-Doyle completed the rout. Ireland will next meet Wales in the Stadion Boris Trajkovski at 2.30pm (1.30pm Irish time) on Thursday afternoon.
Airtricity League battle continues on Monday evening...17/10/2016
The Airtricity League Premier Division title shoot-out between current leaders Dundalk and Cork City, who trailed them by four points at the start of the evening looks to be at an end. While the 'Lilywhites' collected the points with a three nil victory at bottom side Longford Town, the 'Leesiders' went down to a three one defeat by St Patrick's Athletic in Inchicore. With both sides having three remaining fixtures, the seven point gap looks insurmountable for the southern challengers.
U17s continue 2017 UEFA Qualifying challenge...17/10/2016
Our U17 side progressed to the next stage of the 2017 UEFA Championship when they defeated Kazakhstan by three goals to one in their second Group Two qualifying contest in Andorra this morning. Greece defeated hosts Andorra by three goals to nil this afternoon and will meet Ireland on Thursday at 11am (Irish time) to decide which side will top the Group.
U17s commence 2017 UEFA Qualifying challenge...15/10/2016
Our U17 side, guided by new Head Coach Colin O'Brien, commenced their 2017 UEFA Championship Group Two qualifying round challenge in Andorra on Saturday afternoon when they defeated the mini-tournament hosts by five goals to one in the Estadi Comunal. In the other Group Two contest, Greece defeated Kazakhstan with the only goal earlier in the day.