Charity Quiz & Social Event Update
As the coundown to our upcoming Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz and Social Event in aid of the Club's nominated charity for this year 'Beating Bowel Cancer' continues, we provide an update for members and visitors.
Stephen Hunt set to attend our Charity Quiz & Social
Subject to no last minute hitches, thirty nine times capped Republic of Ireland international midfielder Stephen Hunt is set to join us as our special guest on the occasion of our Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz in aid of the Club's nominated charity for this year 'Beating Bowel Cancer'.
Hourihane leads Barnsley to Championship victory...21/01/2017
Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane, rumoured to be on his way to Aston Villa, scored another free kick to help secure the points in a three two victory over visitors Leeds United in the Championship late kick-off.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...21/01/2017
The Premier League continued on Saturday afternoon with Harry Arter an unused substitute for AFC Bournemouth who played out a two all draw with visitors Watford. Struggling Crystal Palace went down to a late goal from Seamus Coleman for visitors Everton for whom James McCarthy was an unused substitute. Darren Randolph started for West Ham United who secured a three one victory at Middlesbrough. Glenn Whelan was in action for Stoke City who conceded a late equaliser to visitors Manchester United while James McClean played the final fifteen minutes for West Bromwich Albion who defeated visitors Sunderland (John O'Shea) by two goals to nil.
More Championship action on Saturday afternoon...21/01/2017
The Preston North End duo of Alan Browne and Aiden McGeady started at Aston Villa while Daryl Horgan was introduced from the bench on the hour mark as their side recovered a two goal deficit to earn a draw. Former Dundalk defender Andy Boyle was on the 'Lilywhites' substitute bench for the first time. Richard Keogh and Alex Pearce were back in tandem for Derby County who secured a three two victory at home to Reading, for whom Paul McShane returned to action. Ciaran Clark and Daryl Murphy, who opened the scoring, started for Newcastle United in their four nil victory over visitors Rotherham United while Norwich City duo, Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan started against Wolverhampton Wanderers who had Matt Doherty and Joe Mason in their starting eleven. Brady converted a penalty in a three one success for the 'Canaries'. The early kick-off featured the West London meeting of Queens Park Rangers and Fulham with emerging talent Ryan Manning scoring the goal for the hosts in the one all draw.
Promotion candidates in Friday night action...19/01/2017
Brighton & Hove Albion, with Shane Duffy in defence returned to the summit of the Championship with a two one victory over sixth place Sheffield Wednesday and Keiren Westwood this Friday evening in the AMEX Stadium.
FA Cup third round replays on Wednesday evening...18/01/2017
Championship leaders Newcastle United, for whom Rob Elliot and Daryl Murphy were unused substitutes, defeated Birmingham City whose Stephen Gleeson was also an unused substitute, by three goals to one at St James Park in the replay of their FA Cup third round contest this Wednesday evening. Also in FA Cup replay action were Southampton, for whom Shane Long scored the only goal two minutes into added time for victory over Norwich City and Robbie Brady at St Mary's Stadium.
Midweek FA Cup third round replay action for Irish...17/01/2017
Barnsley midfielder and captain Conor Hourihane suffered FA Cup third round replay disappointment as his club exited the competition with a two one defeat by visitors Blackpool at Oakwell on Tuesday evening. Burnley. who had Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven while Stephen Ward was an unused substitute defeated visitors Sunderland and unused substitute John O'Shea by two goals to nil at Turf Moor. High flying League One side Fleetwood Town, who had former St Kevin's Boys defender Cian Bolger in their side, lost to the only goal from Championship outfit Bristol City for whom Callum O'Dowda played the final fifteen minutes.
More Premier League action on Sunday...15/01/2017
The Liverpool/Manchester quartet of Premier League clubs were in action against each other on Sunday afternoon. First up was the Goodison Park meeting of Everton and Manchester City. The hosts had Seamus Coleman in their starting eleven as they crushed their visitors by four goals to nil. James McCarthy was introduced from the bench on seventy four minutes. The second contest took place at Old Trafford where Manchester United met Liverpool, with no Irish player involvement, a far cry from previous days when our international side was littered with players from both clubs. The contest ended in a one all draw.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...14/01/2017
The Premier League continued on Saturday afternoon with Tottenham Hotspur crushing visitors West Bromwich Albion by four goal to nil in the early kick-off. James McClean was a fifty fourth minute substitute for the 'Baggies'. Burnley duo, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward were both in action as their side scored the only goal to defeat Southampton for whom Shane Long completed ninety minutes. Harry Arter and his AFC Bournemouth colleagues went down to a three one defeat at Hull City while John O'Shea and Sunderland suffered a similar defeat at home to Stoke City who had Glenn Whelan in midfield. Darren Randolph was in action for West Ham United who defeated visitors Crystal Palace by three goals to nil.
Fund Raising - Charity Quiz & Social - Friday 27 January 2017
For those members, their families and friends together with any members of the general public who might wish to support this event but are unable to attend on the night, the Club will be very happy to facilitate any contribution you might wish to make. Donations can be made directly to : Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club - sort code 40-05-07 - account number 91158309. Should you wish to participate in our Charity Raffle for the Framed and Signed Ireland Shirt, which is open to the general public, you may purchase tickets on line. Tickets cost £5 per strip and can be purchased online at http://rissc.tictail.com/product/special-raffle The draw will be made on the night by our special guest Keith Andrews.
Countdown to our Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz Night
As we commence another New Year, preparations for our Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz Night, with all proceeds going to our nominated charity 'Beating Bowel Cancer', are in full swing. We anticipate another evening of tension filled drama as participants battle to lift the Quiz Champions title. Our General Club Meeting, at which we will be joined by our special guest Keith Andrews, will commence promptly at 7.30pm in the Bentley Room at the Clayton Crown Hotel on Friday the 27th January 2017, to be followed shortly afterwards by the Quiz Event. Our two special charity raffles will take place at the end of the Quiz and the night will be rounded off with music provided by DJ Judy. Our general knowledge quiz is designed for teams comprising three members, with the entrance fee retained at £5 per member. Individuals are encouraged to attend and the organising committee will ensure active participation for all.