Tag Archives: Soccer

Daniel Lambert writes:

The gulf in funding between football and GAA is astonishing given more people play football.

The parochial organisational structure of the GAA makes it a far more potent force in leveraging politicians at all levels as opposed to the fragmented football structures.

Hon Mayo!



This year’s Football Manager game (TAFKA Championship Manager, lapsed fans) will simulate Brexit in the transfer market.

Providing players with three perspective scenarios as time rolls on, the in-game economy will either have a soft Brexit, with free movement of players and staff around the EU; an exemption made for sportspeople similar to entertainers; or a hard Brexit that restricts movement of players and staff.

Says creator Miles Jacobson:

“We usually try and keep politics out of the game because nobody wants it rammed down their throat.

“But we were left with an interesting situation this year when the people of Britain voted to leave the EU and it wouldn’t have felt right to leave that out. It’s something we had to reflect in the game.

“So we sat down with the research guys and started to plan how we might put it in.”

Brexit is simulated in Football Manager 2017, and it’s going to make the game harder than ever


Free this afternoon?

The Republic of Ireland take on their Spanish counterparts at the Tallaght Stadium, Dublin in a ‘do or die’ Euro 2017 qualifier.

Kick off is 2pm and the match will be broadcast LOIVE on Setanta Sports.




Final Score: 

Rep. of Ireland 0 Spain 3

Louise Quinn was named player of the match.

RTÉ match tracker
Football Association of Ireland


Eoin English of the Irish Examiner reports that a Cork schoolboys soccer club has been fined €200 for abandoning a game after one of their players was racially abused.

Irish Examiner: Schoolboy soccer club fined for taking players off pitch in stand against racism

Carrigaline United AFC



Seeing as we aren’t in it.

Hugh Curran of Atomic writes:

So basically being Irish this summer means having to cheer for a for a foreign team. Not the most craic during a world cup as ideally we want Ireland to be competing. But they aren’t so lets get on with it.

But we had an idea here in Atomic. What if we supported other teams that wear green? An alternative #COYBIG?

So we created four posters for Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Mexico

*waves tricolour pitifully*




Gavin Coffey writes:

Ahead of this evening’s match [Vs Sweden at Lansdowne Road, Dublin] Three, primary sponsor of the Irish football team, took Richard Dunne, David Forde and Conor Sammon aside for a quick test of their general and football knowledge. The players were quizzed by Matthew Nolan (9) and Matthew Hanley (8) from St. Oliver Plunkett School Malahide, who found out if what they thought of Thierry Henry, and if they knew the words to the national anthem.