Writer Colin Young set to join us at our March meeting
We will be delighted to welcome writer Colin Young, author of the recently published, Jack Charlton - The Authorised Biography, to our next club meeting scheduled for 7.30pm on Thursday the 9th March 2017. Anyone wishing to acquire a copy of the book (price £15 + postage £2.50 UK, £5 RoI&Europe), which Colin will be delighted to sign, should email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy.
Senior Women commence Cyprus Cup challenge...01/03/2017
Colin Bell, the new Head Coach of our Women's Senior International Team, saw his first selection secure a winning two nil start on Wednesday afternoon against the Czech Republic in their opening Group C contest at the Cyprus Cup. The opening goal, midway through the first half, was scored by Stephanie Roche with Aine O'Gorman adding the second during the closing stages of the contest. Ireland will next face Hungary at 3.30pm (Irish time) on Friday afternoon.
U19 Women face the Czech Republic in double header...01/03/2017
Our Under 19 Women take on the Czech Republic in two friendly contests this week. Barcelona will host the opening fixture at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon with the second contest set for 2.30pm on Friday afternoon.
More Championship action on Tuesday evening...28/02/2017
The Championship campaign continued on Tuesday evening with the Amex Stadium hosting the top of the table clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, who superseded their hosts at the summit of the league table with late goals in a two one success. Ireland's recent central defensive pairing of Shane Duffy and Ciaran Clark were in opposition, while Daryl Murphy was alate substitute for the 'Magpies'. Blackburn Rovers (Daragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams) scored the only goal to defeat stuttering Derby County (Cyrus Christie, Alex Pearce) at Ewood Park. Aston Villa defeated visitors Bristol City (Callum O'Dowda) by two goals to nil, with early substitute Conor Hourihane scoring the second.
Football League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium...26/02/2017
The Football League Cup Final played this Sunday afternoon in Wembley Stadium saw Manchester United defeat Southampton by three goals to two. Shane Long was a very late substitute for the 'Saints'.
More Premier League action on Sunday afternoon...26/02/2017
The Premier League continued on Sunday afternoon with Tottenham Hotspur scoring four first half goals to crush visitors Stoke City, who included Glenn Whelan in their starting eleven.
High Noon draw in Championship Sunday contest...26/02/2017
The Championship meeting of East Anglian rivals Norwich City and Ipswich Town ended in a one all draw at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon. Wes Hoolihan and David McGoldrick both started for their respective sides.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...25/02/2017
Everton (Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy) scored a two nil success over struggling Sunderland (John O'Shea, Darron Gibson) in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Burnley (Robbie Brady, Stephen Ward) earned a point in a one all draw at Hull City (David Meyler) while West Bromwich Albion (James McClean) defeated visitors AFC Bournemouth (Harry Arter) by two goals to one. The late kick-off saw West Ham United (Darren Randolph) come from behind to earn a one all draw at Watford.
Saturday afternoon in the Championship...25/02/2017
Struggling Aston Villa (Conor Hourihane, Mark Bunn) scored the only goal to defeat misfiring Derby County (Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce) in the Championship on Saturday afternoon, while the early kick-off saw Leeds United (Eunan O'Kane) akso score the only goal at home to Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood). Newcastle United (Ciaran Clark, Rob Elliot, Daryl Murphy) came from two goals down to draw with another struggling side, Bristol City (Callum O'Dowda), with Clark scoring the late equaliser. Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane was expected at Deepdale where Preston North End (Greg Cunningham, Aiden McGeady, Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle) defeated visitors QPR (Ryan Manning) by two goals to one, with McGeady again on the scoresheet. The late kick-off saw Brighton & Hove Albion (Shane Duffy) return to the league summit with a three nil home victory over Reading (Paul McShane, Liam Kelly).
Airtricity League season kicks-off on Friday night...24/02/2017
The 2017 Airtricity League Premier Division kicked-off this Friday evening with eirSport bringing live coverage of the Oriel Park clash between defending champions Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers, which saw the 'Lilywhites' emerge with a two one victory. Dalymount Park hosted the meeting of Bohemian and Derry City with the visiting 'Candystripes' securing a four one success. Galway United went down to a one nil defeat to visitors Drogheda United in Eamonn Deacy Park. Finn Harps lost to the only goal from Cork City in Finn Park and promoted Limerick crushed Sligo Rovers by five goals to one in the Markets Field. St Patrick's Athletic were defeated by two goals to one at home to Bray Wanderers in Richmond Park.
Championship action on Friday evening...24/02/2017
Championship strugglers Burton Albion and Blackburn Rovers (Daragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams, Anthony Stokes) played out a one all draw at the Pirelli Stadium on Friday evening while Wolverhampton Wanderers (Matt Doherty) went down by two goals to one against visitors Birmingham City.
More Championship action on Tuesday evening...21/02/2017
The Championship campaign continued on Tuesday evening with erratic Derby County (Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce) being held to a scoreless draw by visitors Burton Albion. Third place Huddersfield Town scored the only goal to defeat fourth place Reading (Paul McShane - unused substitute, Liam Kelly) at the John Smith's Stadium while QPR (Ryan Manning) defeated Wigan Athletic by two goals to one at Loftus Road. Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood) suffered a blow to their promotion challenge when visitors Brentford deferated them by two goals to one at Hillsborough, with John Egan opening the scoring for the 'Bees'.
U16s defeat Hungary in Ballinasloe on Tuesday evening...21/02/2017
Head Coach Paul Osam saw his Ireland Under 16 side secure a two one victory over visitors Hungary in a friendly international played at The Curragh Grounds, Ballinasloe on Tuesday evening. The Ireland goals were scored by Barry Coffey and Jordan McEneff and the sides will meet again at 2pm on Thursday afternoon in Fahy's Field, home of Mervue United.
Championship contest played on Monday evening...20/02/2017
Championship promotion favourites Newcastle United had Ciaran Clark in defence as they defeated visitors Aston Villa and Conor Hourihane by two goals to nil on Monday evening to return to the summit of the Championship table, one point ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion.
More FA Cup fifth Round action on Sunday afternoon...19/02/2017
The fifth round of the FA Cup continued on Sunday afternoon with Blackburn Rovers going down to a two one defeat by visitors Manchester United. Daragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams started for the defeated Championship side while Anthony Stokes was a late substitute.
FA Cup fifth Round action on Saturday afternoon...18/02/2017
The opening contest in the fifth round of the FA Cup provided a huge shock with non-league Lincoln City scoring a late goal to defeat Premier League Burnley in the early kick-off at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. With Robbie Brady cup-tied, Jeff Hendrick suspended and Stephen Ward an unused suibstitute there was no Irish involvement for the 'Clarets'. The late kick-off saw Wolverhampton Wanderers go down to a two nil defeat by runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea. The hosts had Matt Doherty in their starting eleven while Conor Ronan was a late substitute.
FAI announce new Women's Senior Team Head Coach...08/02/2017
The FAI has announced the appointment of Colin Bell as the new Head Coach of our Women's Senior International Team. Bell, domiciled in Germany for the past thirty four years, will take up his position on Monday next the 13th February 2017. Three decades coaching across a range of clubs in the Women' Bundesliga, highlighted most recently by the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League success of his FFC Frankfurt, provides a wealth of experience which we all hope will underpin the upward progress of our Senior Women's International Team.