Tag Archives: League of Ireland

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bwplan1862 Bray Athletic Grounds/Carlisle Grounds, Bray, Co. Wicklow (top), Bray Wanderers Strategic Plan (above)

Further to the Sunday Business Post story on the future of the Bray Wanderers and the inclusion of a new 4500 seat stadium in their future strategic plan.

Bray Wanderers shareholders will lobby present their plans to Councillors tonight in Bray at a public meeting.

Bray Wanderers who currently lease the Carlisle Grounds from the town council cite that the old grounds are not big enough for their future plans and that there is a need to aquire a site outside of Bray for their new greenfield leisure complex.

Steven Matthews, Green Party said:

If they (Bray Wanderers) want to go, it’s up to them, we haven’t initiated any process to ask them to leave. It’s the remit of the councillors to decide what happens to the land. It’s public land, it belongs to the council and we have no plans to develop it.

Any developer looking at Bray would say: There’s one I’d like to keep an eye on.

*drops fish and chips*

Save The Carlisle Grounds (Facebook Public Group)

Bray Wanderers Owners Push For Carlisle Grounds Land Swap (Sunday Business Post)

Paul Cahill (photo credit: Bray Wanderers Strategic Plan)

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Photographer Tom Beary writes:

A collection of my favourite and best photos from the League Of Ireland 2016 season.

The SSE Airtricity League of Ireland is the highest level of football you can watch in Ireland and despite it being imperfect, occasionally dysfunctional, poorly supported for the most part and woefully financed by the FAI, the success of Dundalk FC in European competition has shown the quality of the football and players in the League.

It’s passionately followed by the hardcore league of Ireland fans and I hope that my pictures do the #greatestleagueintheworld some justice!

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg : Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Mandatory Credit ©Tom Beary

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg : Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Mandatory Credit ©Tom Beary

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UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg : Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Mandatory Credit ©Tom BearyDSC_6321

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg : Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Mandatory Credit ©Tom BearyDSC_6348

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg : Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Mandatory Credit ©Tom BearyDSC_6293(1)

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg : Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Mandatory Credit ©Tom Beary

Last night.

Scenes caught by photographer Tom Beary at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 24  as Dundalk became the first League of Ireland club to reach the UEFA Champions League group stages after a three goal home victory over BATE Borisov.

In fairness.

Update: correction: still one more round before the group stages!

Earlier: Minsk Meat

Tom Beary

City to retire Farren’s number 18 jersey (Derry City F.C.)

Kobe Designs

Update:

  

Petition launched to name new Bradywell stand after Mark Farren (Derry Journal)

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Mark ‘Sparky’ Rutherford arrived at league of Ireland club Shelbourne FC  on loan from Birmingham City in 1991.

He has since played for Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Longford Town.

And he’s still playing.

Niall Farrell writes

As part of FARE week, the 1895 Trust, the Supporters Trust for Shelbourne FC fans, has produced a documentary focusing on the career of Mark Rutherford. Rutherford talks about his career in Irish football, how he deals with discrimination and why, into his 40s, he still plays football.
The Trust is also working with Show Racism the Red Card and the FAI at tonight’s game in Tolka Park against Drogheda United to raise awareness of the aims of FARE week amongst fans of both clubs.

 

Directed by Simon Crowe; Produced by Simon Crowe and Lee Daly; Second Camera by Ciaran Murray; Editing by Simon Crowe; Music – Moby “Chord Sounds”

 

Show Racism The Red Card ( The 1895 Trust, Shelbourne FC)

FAI Fare Week (FAI)