Writer Colin Young set to join us at our March meeting
We will be delighted to welcome writer Colin Young, author of the recently published, Jack Charlton - The Authorised Biography, to our next club meeting scheduled for 7.30pm on Thursday the 9th March 2017. Anyone wishing to acquire a copy of the book (price £15 + postage £2.50 UK, £5 RoI&Europe), which Colin will be delighted to sign, should email email@example.com to reserve a copy.
More Championship action on Tuesday evening...21/02/2017
The Championship campaign continued on Tuesday evening with erratic Derby County (Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce) being held to a scoreless draw by visitors Burton Albion. Third place Huddersfield Town scored the only goal to defeat fourth place Reading (Paul McShane - unused substitute, Liam Kelly) at the John Smith's Stadium while QPR (Ryan Manning) defeated Wigan Athletic by two goals to one at Loftus Road. Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood) suffered a blow to their promotion challenge when visitors Brentford deferated them by two goals to one at Hillsborough, with John Egan opening the scoring for the 'Bees'.
U16s defeat Hungary in Ballinasloe on Tuesday evening...21/02/2017
Head Coach Paul Osam saw his Ireland Under 16 side secure a two one victory over visitors Hungary in a friendly international played at The Curragh Grounds, Ballinasloe on Tuesday evening. The Ireland goals were scored by Barry Coffey and Jordan McEneff and the sides will meet again at 2pm on Thursday afternoon in Fahy's Field, home of Mervue United.
Championship contest played on Monday evening...20/02/2017
Championship promotion favourites Newcastle United had Ciaran Clark in defence as they defeated visitors Aston Villa and Conor Hourihane by two goals to nil on Monday evening to return to the summit of the Championship table, one point ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion.
More FA Cup fifth Round action on Sunday afternoon...19/02/2017
The fifth round of the FA Cup continued on Sunday afternoon with Blackburn Rovers going down to a two one defeat by visitors Manchester United. Daragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams started for the defeated Championship side while Anthony Stokes was a late substitute.
FA Cup fifth Round action on Saturday afternoon...18/02/2017
The opening contest in the fifth round of the FA Cup provided a huge shock with non-league Lincoln City scoring a late goal to defeat Premier League Burnley in the early kick-off at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. With Robbie Brady cup-tied, Jeff Hendrick suspended and Stephen Ward an unused suibstitute there was no Irish involvement for the 'Clarets'. The late kick-off saw Wolverhampton Wanderers go down to a two nil defeat by runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea. The hosts had Matt Doherty in their starting eleven while Conor Ronan was a late substitute.
Saturday afternoon in the Championship...18/02/2017
Brighton & Hove Albion (Shane Duffy), held to a draw in midweek at home to Ipswich Town, recovered impetus with a two nil success at Barnsley, themselves in fine form, in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. Birmingham City went down to a four one defeat at home to QPR (Ryan Manning) while in-form Preston North End (Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne, Aiden McGeady, Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle) played out a scoreless draw at near neighbours Wigan Athletic.
Domestic season commences with President's Cup...17/02/2017
The domestic football season in Ireland kicked-off this Friday evening in Turner's Cross when FAI Cup Holders Cork City secured an emphatic three nil success over Premier Division Champions Dundalk in the President's Cup, the forerunner to the League Season which will commence on Friday next, the 24th February 2017.
Tuesday evening action in the Championship...14/02/2017
The Championship continued on Tuesday evening with current leaders Newcastle United (Ciaran Clark, Rob Elliot) playing out a two all draw with resurgent Norwich City (Wes Hoolihan) at Carrow Road. Second place Brighton & Hove Albion (Shane Duffy) were held to a one all draw at home to Ipswich Town (David McGoldrick) while Derby County (Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce) went down to a four three defeat by visitors Cardiff City. Promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood) defeated Blackburn Rovers by two goals to one at Hillsborough while fellow promotion chasers Leeds United (Eunan O'Kane) also secured a two one victory over visitors Bristol City at Elland Road. Preston North End (Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne, Aiden McGeady, Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle) defeated visitors Birmingham City (Stephen Gleeson, Lukas Jutkiewicz) by two goals to one.
Under 19s lose to Slovakia in La Manga Tournament...14/02/2017
Our U19 side went down to a three one defeat by Slovakia in their third and final contest at the La Manga Invitational Tournament in Murcia on Tuesday afternoon. The Tournament has provided Head Coach Tom Mohan with an opportunity to assess players as he prepares for the Elite Stage of the 2017 European U19 Championship, set for Belgium towards the end of March.
More Premier League action on Monday evening...13/02/2017
The Premier League continued this Monday evening with AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in action for his club who went down to a two nil defeat by visitors Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium.
Sunday afternoon action in the Premier League...12/02/2017
Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane was expected to take a watching brief at Turf Moor early on Sunday afternoon when Burnley duo Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward were in action for their one all draw with runaway league leaders Chelsea. The 'Clarets' conceded an early goal, but an exquisite free kick from home debutant Brady secured the equaliser on twenty four minutes. Jeff Hendrick missed out through suspension.
Under 19s score La Manga Tournament victory...12/02/2017
Following their opening defeat by Norway, Head Coach Tom Mohan saw his U19 charges improve significantly in their second contest of the La Manga Invitational Tournament to secure a one nil victory over Portugal in Murcia this Sunday afternoon. The winning goal came on sixty nine minutes from Ronan Hale and the victory was also achieved despite the fifthy eight minute loss of Dan McKenna to a red card.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...11/02/2017
The early (12.30pm) kick-off in the Premier League saw Hull City (David Meyler -unused) go down to a two nil defeat at Arsenal on Saturday afternoon. Everton (Seamus Coleman) played out a scoreless draw at Middlesbrough while Stoke City (Glenn Whelan) scored the only goal to defeat visitors Crystal Palace (Damian Delaney). Sunderland (John O'Shea, Darron Gibson) were trounced four nil by visitors Southampton for whom late substitute Shane Long scored the final goal. West Ham United (Darren Randolph) were held to a two all draw by visitors West Bromwich Albion (James McClean - unused) in the London Stadium.
Saturday afternoon in the Championship...11/02/2017
Brighton & Hove Albion (Shane Duffy) secured a comfortable four one victory over visitors Burton Albion in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. Derby County (Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce) came from three goals down to draw with visitors Bristol City (Callum O'Dowda) Norwich City (Wes Hoolihan, who scored on eighteen minutes) crushed Nottingham Forest by five goals to one at Carrow Road while Preston North End (Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne, Aiden McGeady, Daryl Horgan) defeated Brentford by four goals to two at Deepdale, with McGeady scoring twice and Horgan getting his first goal for the club. QPR (Ryan Manning) went down to a two one defeat at home to Huddersfield Town while Reading (Liam Kelly) were held to a scoreless draw by visitors Barnsley. The late kick-off saw Wolverhampton Wanderers (Matt Doherty) go down to a one nil defeat by Newcastle United (Ciaran Clark, Daryl Murphy, Rob Elliot) at Molineux.
FAI announce new Women's Senior Team Head Coach...08/02/2017
The FAI has announced the appointment of Colin Bell as the new Head Coach of our Women's Senior International Team. Bell, domiciled in Germany for the past thirty four years, will take up his position on Monday next the 13th February 2017. Three decades coaching across a range of clubs in the Women' Bundesliga, highlighted most recently by the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League success of his FFC Frankfurt, provides a wealth of experience which we all hope will underpin the upward progress of our Senior Women's International Team.