Posts Tagged ‘ soccer ’

Change Must Happen Sooner Rather Than Later

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Last month the Ireland Senior Premier League Men and Women’s teams faced off against their Welsh counterparts in front of a small crowd at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. The embarrassingly small crowd wasn’t the only thing that had people questioning why this game was even taking place. The Men’s game finished 90-47 in favour of the rampant Irish Premier League side. The Women’s game concluded with the Irish once again victorious on the scoreline of 90-34.

A 43 point win for the men’s team and a 56 point win for the Women’s team really makes you ask the question of why this game was ever taking place. Surely it was nothing more than an unnecessary distraction and expense for everyone involved. It is understandable why Basketball Ireland want to get the Senior Men and Women of the country back playing international basketball but a Division C women’s team against a Division B team that would be pushing for promotion to Division A really does beg the question as to can we not do better. 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

German Football Announces Itself With A Bang

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What have they been putting in the water in Germany this week, and where can we get our hands on some of that clearly magical substance?

It’s been another funny old week in European football. During Bayern Munich’s 4-0 humbling of Barcelona on Tuesday night, one of the commentators on TV3 said something to the effect that of all those who would be delighted with the Catalan’s rude awakening, chief amongst them would surely be Real Madrid. Fast forward 24 hours and Los Blancos and their supporters are undoubtedly a little quieter, having been on the receiving end of a 4-1 hiding of their own. It’s hard to believe that the two defeated Spanish sides are home to the top two players in the world.

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Airtricity League Preview March 23/24

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St Patrick’s Athletic –v- Bohemian FC    5.00

 

St Patrick’s Athletic are looking to bounce back from an early season defeat as they take on Bohemians at Richmond Park.

A disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Shamrock Rovers was not the result that Liam Buckley and his side would have envisioned. They can take comfort from the fact that it is very early in the season and to take this opportunity to improve their overall game.

Bohemians will also be happier with their last result, also against Shamrock Rovers. It has been a mixed start for Bohs – one win, one draw and one defeat shows inconsistency, but like Pat’s its early days and a lot can change.

Prediction: Home win

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