Niamh Fahey collects Wembley FA Cup Winners Medal...01/08/2015
An impeccable centre back performance from Niamh Fahey helped Chelsea Ladies secure the SSE Women's Cup with a one nil success over Notts County Ladies at Wembley Stadium this afternoon. A crowd of 30,710 attended this first ever Women's Final to be hosted by Wembley.
Limerick win Airtricity League basement battle...01/08/2015
Limerick gained their first league win of the season with a three two defeat of fellow Airtricity League Premier Division strugglers Sligo Rovers in the Markets Field this evening. The victory cut the gap to their vanquished rivals at the foot of the table to seven points.
Irish interest in SSE Women's FA Cup Final...01/08/2015
The SSE Women's Cup Final between Chelsea Ladies and Notts County Ladies takes place in Wembley Stadium at 3pm this Saturday afternoon and may feature two current Irish internationals in direct opposition. Centre back Niamh Fahey is expected to start for the London club while striker Fiona O'Sullivan is part of the Midland club's squad. The match can be seen live on BBC 1 with coverage commencing at 2.45pm.
Airtricity League action this Friday evening...31/07/2015
Setanta Ireland brought live Airtricity League action from Turners Cross this evening when Cork City maintained their title challenge with a four nil victory over visitors Bohemian. Current leaders Dundalk made the journey down the East coast to the Carlisle Grounds to face troubled Bray Wanderers and secured the points with the only goal. Another club in anxious straights, Derry City, found form at last as they defeated Longford Town by three goals to nil in the Brandywell. Drogheda United went down to the only goal from visitors Shamrock Rovers in United Park. St Patrick's Athletic continued their good form with a three one victory over visitors Galway United in Richmond Park.
Thursday night Europa League action for Irish abroad...30/07/2015
With all of our Airtricity League clubs now having exited Europe, we turn our attention to those Irish players in Europa League action this week. First into action on Thursday afternoon were Aberdeen duo of Jonny Hayes who started and second half substitute Adam Rooney who travelled to face FC Kairat Almaty in a two one defeat in Kazakhstan. Penalty shoot-out survivors West Ham United were held to a two all draw by visitors FC Astra Giurgiu of Romania with Joey O'Brien who started being injured off after thirty six minutes. Southampton had Shane Long on the substitute bench as they entered the competition with a three nil home first leg victory over Vitesse of Holland. The Tipperary man entered the fray just after the hour mark and scored the third goal. Cavan native Cillian Sheridan was in action with Cypriot club AC Omonia Nicosia who played out a scoreless draw with Brondby IF in Denmark.
Robbie Brady moves from Hull City to Norwich City for c £7 million
Top of the Irish summer transfer impact list is the move of Robbie Brady from relegated Hull City to newly promoted Premier League side Norwich City for a reported fee of £7 million. Robbie has signed a three year contract with the 'Canaries' amidst glowing praise from his new manager, Scotsman Alex Neill.
Irish - End of season releases and transfers
The end of season culling of players is in full swing and a significant number of Irish are among the casualties. The current UK transfer window commenced on the 1st July 2015 and concludes on Monday the 31st August 2015. Early events have seen a disappointingly high number of Irish players released by their clubs. Senior international Kevin Doyle has secured a contract with MLS club Colorado Rapids following his departure from Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Alex Pearce has joined Derby County from Reading at the end of his contract. Darren Randolph, who declined a new contract offer from Birmingham City, has joined West Ham United. James McClean is the latest current international to secure a move, with his switch from League One Wigan Athletic to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. Stephen Quinn has secured a three year contact with Reading following his departure from Hull City and he will be joined by Paul McShane, who has made the same journey. Shay Given has moved from Aston Villa to Stoke City on a two year contract.
2018 World Cup Qualifying Group D fixtures confirmed...26/07/2015
The fixture schedule for Qualifying Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has this morning been confirmed by FIFA. Ireland will commence their challenge with a trip to Serbia on Monday the 5th September 2016. The remaining fixtures are;- Georgia (H) Thursday 6 October 2016, Moldova (A) Sunday 9 October 2016, Austria (A) Saturday 12 November 2016, Wales (H) Friday 24 March 2017, Austria (H) Sunday 11 June 2017, Georgia (A) Saturday 2 September 2017, Serbia (H) Tuesday 5 September 2017, Moldova (H) Friday 6 October 2017, Wales (A) Monday 9 October 2017.
European contestants resume Airtricity League action...26/07/2015
The three clubs involved in European action earlier this week were in Airtricity League action this Sunday afternoon. Premier Division leaders Dundalk played out a one all draw with second place Cork City in Oriel Park while Shamrock Rovers scored a comfortable four one success over Limerick in Tallaght Stadium. In the First Division, UCD scored the only goal to defeat Finn Harps at The Bowl.
2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg this afternoon...25/07/2015
The preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted by Russia, took place this afternoon at the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg. The Republic of Ireland have been drawn in Group D together with Wales, Austria, Serbia, Moldova and old foes Georgia.
Saturday evening in the Airtricity Premier Division...25/07/2015
Longford Town and their visitors Drogheda United played out a one all draw at the City Calling Stadium in the Airtricity League Premier Division this Saturday evening.
Friday evening in the Airtricity League Premier Division...24/07/2015
The Setanta Ireland cameras travelled West to the Showgrounds to bring live coverage of the Airtricity League Premier Division meeting of a struggling Sligo Rovers and a re-vitalised St Patrick's Athletic, with the visitors securing a comfortable three nil victory. Dalymount Park hosted the contest between Bohemian, who scored four times in the first twenty minutes against another struggling side Derry City, who did score twice in the second half to reduce the deficit. Galway United went down to an added time goal for visitors Bray Wanderers in Eamonn Deacy Park.
Europa League exits for Airtricity League duo...23/07/2015
Airtricity League European interest ended at the second qualifying round stage of the UEFA Europa League this evening. First Division side UCD went down to a four one defeat by Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia in the Bowl and exit on a five one aggregate. Shamrock Rovers travelled to face Odds BK of Norway seeking to overturn a two nil deficit, but a two one defeat ended their interest in the competition.
Dundalk exit Champions League...22/07/2015
Dundalk played out a scoreless draw in the second leg of their second qualifying round UEFA Champions League tie with FC BATE Borisov of Belarus and exit the competition on a two one aggregate scoreline. While the 'Lilywhites' sought to maintain their normal attacking style, they were in essence outplayed by their visitors who showewd significant improvement on last week.
Friday evening in the Airtricity League Premier Division...17/07/2015
The Setanta Ireland cameras brought live Airtricity League Premier Division action from Dalymount Park this evening when Bohemian defeated visitors Sligo Rovers by one goal to nil. Struggling sides, Derry City and Limerick played out a scoreless draw in the Brandywell,while United Park witnessed a two nil defeat for hosts Drogheda United by visitors St Patrick's Athletic.
Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Third Round draw made today...17/07/2015
The draw for the third round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup took place in Sligo this morning, with the clash of Cork City and St Patrick's Athletic undoubtedly tie of the round. There are three other all Premier League clashes while three of the five surviving non-league sides, Cobh Wanderers, Cockhill Celtic and Sheriff YC have home draws against Sligo Rovers, Longford Town and Athlone Town respectively. The remaining non-league duo, Tolka Rovers and Killester United face each other.
Day six of the 2015 FAI Festival of Football...17/07/2015
The ninth annual FAI Festival of Football concludes in Sligo on Friday evening with the AGM Delegates Dinner at which a series of annual awards will be made. A number of social events will take place during the day and the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Third Round draw will be made by Martin O'Neill at 11am in the Showgrounds.
Tough Europa League tasks for Airtricity League duo...16/07/2015
Airtricity League First Division side UCD, who qualified through the 'fair play' route, faced a huge task in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League when they travelled to Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia in the first leg this evening, but the 'Students' emerged with great credit following a one nil defeat. The second leg is set for the Bowl at 6pm next Thursday. Our other surviving challenger Shamrock Rovers went down to a two nil home defeat against Odds BK of Norway in Tallaght Stadium and now face a daunting challenge in the second leg next Thursday.
Day Five of the 2015 FAI Festival of Football...16/07/2015
The penultimate day of the ninth annual FAI Festival of Football will feature the final club visit, to St John's, including Football For All Activity. The afternoon incorporates a Football Fun Day in Stephen Street Car Park between 2pm and 5pm and a Blind Football Ireland session at Cranmore from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. in the early evening, the Showgrounds will host a Strength and Conditioning Workshop from 6pm to 9pm.
Club Membership - Applications and Renewals
The new Club Year commenced on the 1st July 2015 and individuals wishing to renew their membership are encouraged to complete the relevant documentation recently distributed by our Membership Secretary. New applicants are also very welcome and should use the application form which can be accessed on the left hand side of this screen.