Sausage & Mash Function - Update
With our proposed social function, set for Thursday the 25th May 2017, now just four weeks away we are disappointed at the response levels to date. Dec and his committee colleagues did receive a very positive and encouraging approval from those of you in attendance at our last meeting in March, but save for just a handful of stalwarts, confirmation of your attendance and support has been disappointingly slow. Your committee is set to have a progress and review meeting early next week and it would be very helpful if we could have confirmation of your commitment and attendance at the proposed function. Dec and his committee colleagues would be very grateful for an early indication of your attendance, if indeed you do propose to support the event, before we accue further costs in relation to our DJ and possible guests.
Sausage & Mash Function - Thursday 25 May 2017
Our next Club Meeting will be held on Thursday the 25th May 2017 at the Clayton Crown Hotel and will incorporate a special Social Function. The general club meeting, which all are welcome to attend, will commence at 7.30pm and we will seek to kick-off our Social Event around 8pm.
Wednesday evening in the Premier League...26/04/2017
Sunderland, who appear doomed to relegation from the Premier League, went down to the only goal at fellow strugglers Middlesbrough this Wednesday evening with John O'Shea and Darron Gibson both in the starting eleven.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying draw...25/04/2017
The draw for the the European qualifying group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was made today and sees Ireland drawn in Group Three alongside Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Holland and top seeds Norway. The seven group winners together with one further qualifier from the four best runners-up will qualify for the finals to be hosted by France in the summer of 2019. Fifteen further nations from the worldwide globe will qualify for the twenty four nation finals.
Airtricity League action on Tuesday evening...25/04/2017
The Airtricity League Premier Division contest between Derry City and Limerick, originally abondoned beause of floodlight failure and then postponed following the tragic death of the 'Candystripes' captain Ryan McBride, took place in Maginn Park this evening and ended in a one all draw.
U18s continue Slovakia Cup involvement...25/04/2017
Following their opening defeat yesterday, our Under 18 side continued their involvement in the Slovakia Cup Invitation Tournament when they played out a scoreless draw with Russia in Dunajska Luzna on Tuesday morning.
Monday evening in the Championship...24/04/2017
Newcastle United achieved their target of promotion back to the Premier League when they defeated visitors Preston North End by four goals to one at St James' Park in the Championship this Monday evening. The 'Magpies' had Ciaran Clark back in their side following injury while goalkeeper Rob Elliot was also named in the starting eleven with Daryl Murphy a very late substitute. The visitors included Aiden McGeady, Alan Browne and Andy Boyle in their starting eleven with Daryl Horgan replacing McGeady on seventy two minutes.
U18s commence Slovakia Cup challenge...24/04/2017
Our Under 18 side, under the guidance of Head Coach Jim Crawford, went down to a three one defeat by the Czech Republic in their opening contest at the eight nation Slovakia Cup invitation tournament in Modranka on Monday afternoon.
Premier and Championship action on Sunday afternoon...23/04/2017
Burnley trio, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward were all in Premier League action when Manchester United secured a two nil victory at Turf Moor this Sunday afternoon. The Championship featured the 'Midlands Derby' meeting of Aston Villa (Conor Hourihane) and Birmingham City (Stephen Gleeson) with the only goal going to the Villa Park hosts.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...22/04/2017
The Premier League on Saturday afternoon saw Harry Arter in action for AFC Bournemouth who defeated Middlesbrough by four goals to nil at the Vitality Stadium. Injury ruled out Jon Walters while Glenn Whelan was an unused substitute for Stoke City in their two nil defeat at Swansea City while Darren Randolph was also an unused substitute for West Ham United in their scoreless draw with visitors Everton.
Saturday afternoon in the Championship...22/04/2017
The Championship promotion race continued on Saturday afternoon with third place Reading (Liam Kelly) going down to a three two defeat at Nottingham Forest while fifth place Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood) defeated Derby County (Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce, Cyrus Christie) by two goals to one at Hillsborough. Leeds United (Eunan O'Kane), who dropped out of the top six last weekend, suffered further disappointment with a two one defeat at relegation threatened Burton Albion.
Airtricity League action on Friday evening...21/04/2017
The Airtricity League Premier Division continued this Friday evening with current clear leaders Cork City maintaining their one hundred percent record with a three nil victory over St Patrick's Athletic in Richmond Park. Second place Dundalk secured a two nil success over visitors Bohemian in Oriel Park while surprise packet Bray Wanderers continued their success with a four two victory over visitors Shamrock Rovers in the Carlisle Grounds. Fourth place Limerick were held to a one all draw by West Coast neighbours Galway United in the Market's Field while Finn Harps went down to a two nil home defeat by visitors Drogheda United.
Championship action on Friday evening...21/04/2017
Chris Hughton's already promoted Brighton & Hove Albion will have to wait another week in their quest to win the Championship following their two nil defeat at Norwich City this evening. Wes Hoolihan played just the final eight minutes for the victorious 'Canaries'.
U15s lose to hosts in Prague Invitation Tournament...20/04/2017
Our Republic of Ireland U15 side, guided by Head Coach Jason Donohue, went down to a four two defeat by hosts the Czech Republic in Brozany nad Ohri this afternoon in the deciding contest of the Triangular Tournament.
EA Sports Cup quarter-final draw...19/04/2017
The draw for the quarter finals of the 2017 EA Sports Cup was made this afternoon and sees holders St Patrick's Athletic travel to Cork City while Dundalk host Waterford, Shamrock Rovers entertain Longford Town and Galway United travel to Sligo Rovers.
U15s defeat Norway in Prague Invitation Tournament...18/04/2017
Republic of Ireland U15 Head Coach, Jason Donohue saw his charges score four first half golas to defeat Norway in the Prague Invitation Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. Hosts, the Czech Republic defeated Norway by four goals to three in the opening contest played on Sunday.
EA Sports Cup action set for Easter Monday...17/04/2017
All eight second round contests in the EA Sports Cup were completed this Easter Monday with Cork City, Waterford, Galway United, Sligo Rovers, Dundalk, St Patrick's Athletic, Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town progessing to the quarter-final stage.
Leg fracture heartache for Greg Cunningham...17/04/2017
Preston North End left back Greg Cunningham suffered a leg fracture after just ten minutes of this afternoon's three one home defeat by Norwich City, ruling him out of possible contention for the New York friendly international against Mexico on the 1st June 2017.
Sunday afternoon in the Premier League...16/04/2017
West Bromwich Albion lost to the only goal from visitors Liverpool in the Premier League this afternoon. James McClean was a sixty fourth minute substitute for the 'Baggies' while Marc Wilson remained on the bench.