Fund Raising - Charity Quiz & Social - Friday 27 January 2017
The Club's nominated charity for the year commencing 1 July 2016 is 'Beating Bowel Cancer' and we seek the continued support of our members, their families and friends together with the broad business community, in order to raise funds for another worthy cause. Patron of the charity is another Irish footballing hero, Kevin Sheedy (remember Cagliari) and our primary fundraising event, the Annual Charity Quiz, is set for Friday 27 January 2017. Our evening will incorporate a special charity auction and raffle and will extend to 1am with music provided by DJ Judy.
Fund Raising - Decembeard 2016
Did you know that growing your beard bushy and bold can help to beat bowel cancer? By signing up to Decembeard 2016 you can have a warm and fuzzy feeling to go with your warm and fuzzy beard, because all the money raised goes to the great work of Beating Bowel Cancer.
Premier League involvement for Irish internationals...03/12/2016
Shane Long was a late substitute for Southampton who crashed to a three nil defeat at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, while Jon Walters opened the scoring for Stoke City in their two nil victory over visitors Burnley who included Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward in their ranks. Glenn Whelan made a brief late appearance for Stoke following his recent injury absence. John O'Shea was an unused substitute for Sunderland who defeated visitors Leicester City by two goals to one while James McClean played just the final ten minutes for West Bromwich Albion who defeated visitors Watford by three goals to one. Darren Randolph retains his League starting role for West Ham United, who take on Arsenal at the London Arena in the late kick-off.
Championship continues on Saturday afternoon...03/12/2016
The Championship continued on Saturday afternoon with Bristol City defeating Ipswich Town and David McGoldrick by two goals to nil at Ashton Gate. Anthony Pilkington, a somewhat surprising omission from the last international squad, was a late Cardiff City substitute as Shane Duffy and his Brighton & Hove Albion colleagues played out a scoreless draw in the Welsh capital. Norwich City ended their recent poor form with a crushing five nil victory over visitors Brentford, who included John Egan and Scott Hogan in their ranks. Robbie Brady was on the scoresheet for the 'Canaries' but Wes Hoolihan was an unused substitute. Keiren Westwood started for Sheffield Wednesday in their eventful two one victory over visitors Preston North End. Aiden McGeady, Alan Browne and Greg Cunningham started for the visitors with the former two substituted at half-time. Another Preston substitute, Eoin Doyle entered the fray with nine minutes remaining and scored within a minute before being dismissed on ninety minutes following an altercation with a team mate, who was also dismissed. Centre back pair, Richard Keogh and Alex Pearce were in action with Derby County in their one nil success at Wigan Athletic.
Friday evening action in the Championship...02/12/2016
Centre back Ciaran Clark was in Championship action for Newcastle United who went down to a two one defeat at Nottingham Forest this Friday evening. The 'Magpies' were seeking to recover from their midweek League Cup exit at Hull City and more perinently their shock home league defeat by Blackburn Rovers last Saturday, but suffered further and bitter disappointment as two first half red cards derailed their efforts.
Second pair of League Cup Quarter-Finals tonight...30/11/2016
The second pair of League Cup quarter-finals took place this Wednesday evening with Southampton and Manchester United going through to the semi-finals with victory over Arsenal and West Ham United respectively. Shane Long was in action for the 'Saints' in their two nil victory at the Emirates Stadium while Darren Randolph was on the substitute bench for the 'Hammers' who went down to a four one defeat at Old Trafford.
Irish in League Cup Quarter-Final action...29/11/2016
Irish internationals David Meyler and Ciaran Clark were in opposition this evening when their respective clubs, Hull City and Newcastle United, met in the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Humberside. The 'Tigers' went through to the semi-finals with a three one penalty shoot-out success following a one all extra-time draw. Daryl Murphy came from the substitute bench for the vanquished 'Magpies' for the second period of extra-time. Eunan O'Kane was forced off through injury after just twenty eight minutes as his Leeds United went down to a two nil defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.
Sunday action for Irish in the Premier League...27/11/2016
Harry Arter and his AFC Bournemouth colleagues went down to a three one defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon while Darren Randolph was again in the starting eleven for West Ham United who drew one each at at Manchester United. Shane Long was a last minute substitute for Southampton in their one nil victory over visitors Everton for whom Seamus Coleman was in the starting eleven. Jonathan Walters captained Stoke City to a one nil victory at Watford in the early kick-off.
Saturday afternoon action for Irish internationals...26/11/2016
Burnley duo Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward were both in action in their two one defeat by Manchester City at Turf Moor in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon. David Meyler played only the final few minutes for his Hull City who played out a one all draw with visitors West Bromwich Albion for whom James McClean was introduced for the final thirty mionutes. John O'Shea started for Sunderland in their two nil defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.
Championship action for Irish on Saturday afternoon...26/11/2016
The Championship continued on Saturday afternoon with Shane Duffy in defence for Brighton & Hove Albion who came from behind to defeat visitors Fulham by two goals to one. Derby County defenders Richard Keogh and Alex Pearce were in defence for their one nil success over visitors Norwich City and their duo of Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan. David McGoldrick was in action for Ipswich Town who defeated Queens Park Rangers by three goals to nil at Portman Road . Ciaran Clark started for leaders Newcastle United in their shock one nil home defeat by Blackburh Rovers who had Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams in their starting eleven. Greg Cunningham and Aiden McGeady started for Preston North End who were held to a one all draw by visitors Burton Albion. Ireland strike target Scott Hogan was again on target for Brentford but his side went down to a two one home defeat by Birmingham City.
Tallaght swansong for Women's Head Coach Sue Ronan...26/11/2016
Sue Ronan ended her six year tenure as Ireland Women's Head Coach with a farewell two one victory against the Basque Country in Tallaght Stadium this afternoon. Goals in either half from Stephanie Roche and Leanne Kiernan earned Ireland their victory. Sue will next focus on her new role as Head of Women's Football with the Football Association of Ireland.
Dundalk suffer defeat in UEFA Europa League...24/11/2016
Dundalk went down to a one nil defeat by Dutch side AZ Alkmaar at Tallaght Stadium this evening in their penultimate Group D contest of the UEFA Europa League. The 'Lilywhites still retain the possibility of securing second place in the group which would enable their progress to the knock-out stage. The challenge, however, is great, as they would require victory over Maccabi in Tel Aviv on Thursday the 8th December while hoping that AZ Alkmaar do not defeat group winners Zenit St Peterburg in Holland. Also in Europa League action tonight was Shane Long who started for Southampton in their one nil defeat at Sparta Prague.
Cork City exit UEFA Youth League with pride intact...23/11/2016
Trailing three one from the first leg, Irish U19 champions Cork City faced a huge challenge on Wednesday afternoon when they took on Italian giants AS Roma in the away second leg of the UEFA Youth League. The 'Leesiders' put in a valiant effort in a one nil defeat at the Stadium Campo Agostino Di Bartolomei and exit the competition with heads held high.