Posts Tagged ‘ MLS ’

Keane To Bring Galaxy To Tallaght


Hollywood glamour will arrive in Tallaght in February just as Shamrock Rovers are making their final preparations for the 2015 Premier Division campaign.

The Hoops can confirm that the club will play host to MLS champions, LA Galaxy in a friendly game at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday, February 21.

The game will see LA Galaxy captain and Irish football legend Robbie Keane play in his hometown stadium. Continue reading

League Of Ireland : Team Of The Year 2013


When anyone asks you to select your Team of the Year, Player of the Year, or even Match of the Year, you start to reflect on the season as a whole. Try think of games that stood out, players that did the extraordinary and managers that pulled off the impossible. Here’s my attempt at doing just that.

Team that stood out? Obviously, the Champions of Ireland – St.Patrick’s Athletic. Their togetherness, ability and strength to turn games on their head proved worthy and eventually led to them coming out with the big prize for the first time in 14 years.

Some Pats players stood out throughout the course of the season for various reasons, none more than Brendan Clarke. Either to win the league or to stay in the division you need a top goalkeeper. That’s your priority. 21 clean sheets for Clarke proved vital. That’s why he gets my number one spot in my Team of the Year. Continue reading

Bohemians Avoid Playoff Despite Drogs Defeat


Bohemians avoided the  dreaded relegation play-off despite losing 1-0 to Drogheda United on Friday night.

Bohemians showed intent early on. Kevin Devaney proved the biggest thorn in Drogheda’s backside as he broke through the Drogs’ defence only to run out of space and run straight into the arms of the diving Michael Schlingermann.

Fifteen minutes in and Mick Cooke, who managed in his final league game on Friday night, would have been delighted with how his side started the game however, no goal was there to show for the impressive start. Continue reading

Fighting Irish Making Their Mark

The Fighting Irish moniker is associated with producing some of the finest talent football has to offer, something that was seen when Notre Dame emerged victorious over Navy (50-10) in last year’s Emerald Isle Classic at the Aviva.

But while American football thrives at the Indiana university, so to does a different element of football, or soccer as they know it.  Continue reading

O’Connor Enjoying Life In Orlando

Many footballers see America as a lucrative move to see out their career but not Dublin born Orlando City star James ‘Connor.

James has enjoyed an impressive career to date since leaving Ireland at the tender age of 16 playing for clubs such as Stoke City, West Brom, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday before opting to head stateside.

32 year old James recalls his debut with fondness “As a 16 yr old to leave home  it was tough, but it made me grow up fast. I was really excited to get going and looking forward to it. I made my first appearance as a sub and I was really pleased to get onto the pitch.” Continue reading

Harte Disgusted At Trapattoni “Killing Irish Football”

harteThe man who Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t even know is Irish has once again emerged from the international shadows to launch a furious tirade at the Italian who he claims is a ‘Joke’, ‘disgrace’, and is single handily ‘killing Irish football’. Continue reading