World Cup expansion: enriching the game – or FIFA’s bureaucrats?

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A disgruntled groan was the public reaction to the news that FIFA have followed UEFA by extending the number of teams in the finals – from 32 to 48. The public had largely the same reaction to the most recent European Championships, which saw the expansion from 16 to 24, the main critique pointing to […]

Keegan a positive choice as new Galway United boss

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There may have been some controversy in the manner of his arrival from the now relegated Wexford Youths, but it’s easy to see why Shane Keegan will quickly move past all that as he aims to get his Galway United troops geared up for the 2017 League of Ireland season. The 34-year-old arrives on Corribside […]

United loses some of her zeal as suitors look elsewhere

We all know of someone for which the tide of time has not been kind.  It may have been a neighbour, a friend, that first girlfriend you fell hopelessly head-over-heels in love with.  The heart fluttered on eye-contact.

Sporting review of the year – 2014

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2015 is upon us and now that the final whistle has blown on 2014, it’s time to look back on the ups and downs of the sporting year that has been (and yes, you read correctly, I did just use a really bad sport related pun on the year ending.)

Own Goal Heaven

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German international, Christoph Kramer scored one of the finest own goals you are ever likely to see. Kieran Kilkelly is here with some other majestic own goals.

Top 5 Premier League Shockers

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  Southampton stuck eight goals passed Sunderland a month ago. The Saints exceeded all expectations with this score line, shocking every Premier League fan in the process. Robert Grace rates the top five most shocking score lines since the beginning of the Premier League era.

South Africa Mourns Passing of Senzo Meyiwa

Recently deceased Captain of South Africa, Senzo Meyiwa

South African football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on Saturday 26th October in a suspected botched burglary.

The Decline of La Roja

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Spain’s demise has been well documented after their disastrous World Cup campaign this past summer.

Preview: Germany Vs Ireland

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We have always been a nation that produces shock results. Think back when Ray Houghton put the ball in the English net in Stuttgart at Euro ’88; when he did the same again to beat the Italians 1-0 at USA ‘94 and when Robbie Keane’s injury time equaliser gave the Irish a point and hope […]