De Bruyne and Salah neck and neck in Player of the Year battle

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In recent times, an unusual trend in football fandom has ascended into prominence. Instead of supporting a club some people now opt to follow their favourite players, in some cases with an almost religious zeal. A quick browse through Twitter and you will find Messi Maniacs, Ronaldo Royalists and even the occasional Neymarite all steadfastly […]

It’s time to get excited about the World Cup

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The 2018 World Cup looks set to be a cracker. Much negativity has surrounded the event due to Russia being the host nation. Politics seems to be the dominating the World Cup headlines following the recent struggles between England and Russia not to mention Vladimir Putin’s constant political machoness. The Sun recently published an article […]

Mourinho says he won’t quit – but maybe he won’t get the chance to

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With Manchester United’s underwhelming exit from the Champions League after their 2-1 aggregate loss to Sevilla in the last 16, the club and the fans have been re-evaluating the kind of expectations they hold for the team. In the intervening period manager Jose Mourinho has been seen making some bizarre outbursts in his press conferences, […]

Could the end be near for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger has been on the receiving end of four consecutive defeats for the first time since 2002. Having once been recognised as the best manager in World Football, the Frenchman is now expected to finally be relieved of his duties.  Having served the Gunners for 21 years, Wenger has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He has won […]

First year student Aislinn Meaney making her mark in the Irish national squad

Since the start of the college year Aislinn Meaney has made two major step ups in her life.   First she moved away from home and into NUI Galway to start her college degree, something that nearly everyone reading this has probably experienced.  Her second step up was altogether much rarer.   On January 18 of this year, the Clare woman […]

Galway United season preview: Stephen Walsh speaks ahead of the new campaign

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It’s been a topsy-turvy period for Galway United Football Club in recent years. From stadium redevelopment to actual non-existence to amalgamation and reinstatement, life at Eamonn Deacy Park has had more drama and plot-twists than back to back episodes of EastEnders. One man who has experienced the highs and lows of life at Galway is […]

Galway girl Niamh Fahey aims to help Irish Ladies reach first ever World Cup In 2018

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Irish International Niamh Fahey from Killannin is hopeful Ireland can continue their good run of form in the World Cup Qualifiers. The side are unbeaten thus far having recorded consecutive 2-0 victories over Slovakia and Northern Ireland as well as holding group leaders Holland to a goalless draw. Fahey’s defensive attributes have contributed to three […]

Hectic 2018 ahead in sport

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Let’s face it, for the most part 2017 was quite a flat year in terms of sport. There was some undoubted high points such as the two All-Ireland finals, Ireland’s win over Wales and the New England Patriots remarkable Superbowl comeback victory. But in a gap year for the major international football tournaments and the […]

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 […]