Countdown to our 30th Anniversary Function on 27 September
With our 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance now just a few days away, we are counting down the hours to an eagerly anticipated night. Dan Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the UK, is set to visit us, while FAI Chief Executive John Delaney will travel from Dublin. With the rapid expansion and development of Women's football in Ireland, we will be especially delighted to welcome Senior Head Coach, Sue Ronan. The exploits of our first ever European Championship adventure in 1988 will be brought to mind by one of its heroes, Tony Galvin. Penalty shoot-out star Liam George will remind us that we were U18 Champions of Europe in 1998. We also hope to be joined by some other special guests. We are putting the final touches to arrangements and would encourage anyone who would like to attend, to make application via the attached link or by email to Rissclondon@hotmail.co.uk
More Irish set for Capital One Cup action tonight?...24/09/2014
The action continues for Irish hopefuls in Round Three of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening. Crystal Palace, for whom centre back Damian Delaney has been in fine form, are expected to include Kevin Doyle in their side for the visit of Newcastle United, who may provide some game time for goalkeeper Rob Elliot. Another all Premiership clash, WBA at home to Hull City, may see the visitors include Robbie Brady, David Meyler and Paul McShane in their starting eleven.
UEFA U17 Championship Qualifying Round Group One...24/09/2014
Head Coach Tom Mohan will take his Ireland U17 side to Eamon Deasy Park, Galway for their second Group One 2015 UEFA U17 Championship Qualifying Round contest against the Faroe Islands at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the afternoon at 3pm, Scotland meet Gibraltar at the City Calling Stadium in Longford.
Martin O'Neill names provisional squad...23/09/2014
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has this morning announced his provisional thirty seven man squad for the upcoming double header against Gibraltar and Germany. The squad will be reduced prior to assembling in Malahide on Tuesday the 7th October 2014.
Tuesday night Capital One Cup action for Irish hopefuls...23/09/2014
Round Three in the Capital One Cup offered some interesting contests which may have caught the Irish senior management eye. Derby County defeated Reading by two goals to nil with centre backs Richard Keogh and Alex Pearce in opposition. Striker Leon Best, not selected in today's extended international squad, started while Simon Cox was a late substitute for the visitors. The all Premiership clash of Sunderland and Stoke City saw John O'Shea in action for the hosts, with Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson, all rested by the visitors, who emerged victorious by two goals to one. Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady started for Everton, who were defeated by three goals to nil at Swansea City, while James McCarthy was introduced from the substitute bench just before the hour mark.
Tasty 'Dublin Derby' in Airtricity Premier Division...23/09/2014
Old Dublin rivals Bohemian and Shamrock Rovers played out a one all draw in the Airtricity Premier Division at Dalymount Park this evening.
Roy Keane set to visit DW Stadium on Monday night?...22/09/2014
It is believed that Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane may have been at the DW Stadium for Monday evening's Championship meeting of Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town. No, not for a chat with visiting manager Mick McCarthy, but rather a look at the fit again James McClean, introduced as a substitute after thirty six minutes, and improving central defender Rob Kiernan for the hosts, in addition to an unexpected strike trio of Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick and Connor Sammon, who scored the second goal in a two one victory for the visitors.
UEFA U17 Championship Qualifying Round Group One...22/09/2014
Ireland is hosting Group One in the 2015 UEFA U17 Championship Qualifying Round this week. Guided by Head Coach Tom Mohan, we commenced our campaign with a five nil victory over Gibraltar in Athlone on Monday evening. Earlier in the afternoon, Scotland defeated Faroe Islands by four goals to nil in Eamon Deacy Park, Galway.
Irish in Sunday afternoon Premiership action...21/09/2014
Following their successful Europa League exploits of Thursday night, Everton returned to Premiership action and suffered a three two defeat at home to Crystal Palace this afternoon. James McCarthy started, with Darron Gibson a late substitute, while Aiden McGeady remained on the substitute bench. Seamus Coleman missed out following the late knock he took on Thursday evening. The visitors had Damian Delaney in defence while Kevin Doyle was another late substitute.
Sunday afternoon contest in Airtricity Premier Division...21/09/2014
The 'Munster Derby' meeting of Limerick and second place Cork City in the Airtricity League Premier Division took place in Thomond Park this afternoon and saw the 'Leesiders' emerge with a one nil victory.
Dundalk lift EA Sports Cup in Oriel Park this evening...20/09/2014
Dundalk have lifted the 2014 EA Sports Cup with an exciting three two victory over holders Shamrock Rovers in Oriel Park early this evening.
Irish are Premiership hopefuls on Saturday afternoon...20/09/2014
There was limited active involvement for some senior Ireland squad members in this afternoon's Premiership programme. Goalkeeper Shay Given was an unused substitute for Aston Villa who went down to a three nil home defeat by Arsenal. Stephen Ward was another unused substitute, for Burnley in their scoreless draw at home to Sunderland, for whom John O'Shea was a starter. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot was again on the substitute bench for Newcastle United, while only Stephen Quinn was a starter for their visitors Hull City, with David Meyler a very late substitute as the sides played out a two all draw. Robbie Brady was another unused substitute for the 'Tigers'. The early kick-off saw Irish activity with Stoke City duo Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson both in action in the two all draw at QPR, but a calf injury ruled out Jon Walters.
Championship to offer greater Irish involvement?...20/09/2014
The Championship offered greater opportunity for our senior international candidates on Saturday afternoon. Richard Keogh was in central defence for Derby County, while substitute striker Leon Best entered the fray just before the hour mark as they played out a two all draw with visitors Cardiff City, who had Anthony Pilkington in their starting eleven. David Forde kept a clean sheet for Millwall in their scoreless draw with Nottingham Forest for whom Andy Reid was ruled out through injury. Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood maintained his consistent form for Sheffield Wednesday, who defeated visitors Reading and Alex Pearce, with the only goal.
Dublin succeeds with UEFA EURO 2020 bid...19/09/2014
UEFA has today confirmed that Dublin has been selected as one of the thirteen cities that will host EURO 2020. The tournament will be staged across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition and Dublin is set to host three group matches and one round of sixteen contest.
Everton Irish enjoy successful Europa League night...18/09/2014
Everton's Irish quartet of Seamus Coleman, Darron Gibson, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady all played a part in their club' s opening Europa League Group H contest with German side VFL Wolfsburg, in Goodison Park tonight. The 'Toffees' secured a four one victory, with Coleman scoring the second with a header from open play, inside the six yard box. McCarthy and McGeady both made significant contributions, while Gibson was introduced for the final twelve minutes.