Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum


[Shantallow FC, Derry's Midnight Soccer Premier League champions]

Football on a Saturday night?

Until Midnight!?

“The focus of the Midnight Street Soccer league is to provide young people from all over the North of Ireland with something to do on Saturday nights. The project is aimed at youngsters aged between 14 and 17. The league takes place on Saturday evenings from 9.30pm and stops shortly before midnight.”

The Midnight Street Soccer league has been in Derry since 2011 and Gary says each season they attract over 100 young people to the football pitches in Shantallow every Saturday night.

Anyone got a spare all-weather pitch?

Derry’s Midnight Street Soccer revolution (Andrew Quinn, Derry Journal)

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Come on you booze Blues

We have two, (yes just TWO) posh seats to give away to see Leinster Vs Benetton Treviso in the RDS, Ballsbridge (within spitting distance of the halfway line) This FRIDAY. 5pm KO.

The beverage stand is fully licenced.

To enter, please name your FAVOURITE egg-esque rugby player  [e.g Jonathan SextHEN]

Lines MUST close at midnight.

Leinster RFC



Foreign games?

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy added: “The GAA is delighted to be involved in this partnership and we are particularly looking forward to the roll out of the programme in Scotland after its success in Ireland last year. “Sport has the potential to make a special connection with young people and we believe the other holistic elements of the camps can make a real difference to the young people participating.”


Celtic and GAA join forces in Scotland (CelticFC)

Thanks Shane O’Leary

IMG_8194[Medical student Cathal MacDonncha and his longbordeaux]

MS Ireland write:

In support of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland and in the run up to World MS Day on May 28, Cathal MacDonncha is undertaking an epic longboarding trek from Bordeaux, France to Bilbao, Spain. Cathal, a final year student, plans to use his longboard to travel approximately 360km during May 19 –June 3 this summer after he completes his medical degree at the University of Limerick. He’ll be carrying a helmet and a backpack with his tent and spork at the ready for some late night tins of beans cooked over a campfire to keep him going. He is funding his own travel, food and accommodation and all donations made will go to MS Ireland.

Donate here


Irish fans of Liverpool Football Club yesterday afternoon at the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park, Dublin set off on a walk to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster when 96 Liverpool fans were killed.

The walk, organised by reds supporters’ group YNWA, began at 3.07pm [the kick off time at Hillsborough] and lasted 96 minutes.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)


‘BBC Breakfast’ presenter Charlie Stayt drops a clanger royally this morning.

“Kate went to meet more than 40 children and their families at a hospice while William went to an aircraft factory where he revealed his passion for flying despite having left the IRA…eh the RAF.”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has issued a short statement.