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Painting the Toon Red

Manchester United put four past Newcastle United in St. James’ Park on Saturday night. However, the scoreboard might have flattered the Red Devils. It looked like it was going to be another one of those nights for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his underperforming troops when Luke Shaw diverted a Newcastle …

Interview With Owen Heary

An Irish team doing well in Europe is nothing new. But 15 years ago, it was totally unheard of. It’s in a little tea room in the Ballymun United clubhouse where I would learn how an Irish club was 45 minutes away from being the first ever Irish team to …

Ireland Eye World Cup Qualification Next Year

Ireland are nicely placed at the halfway stage of their FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign, where they are second in Group D and level on points with leaders Serbia. The nation that tops the standings at the end of the campaign will qualify automatically for the tournament in Russia in …

St Kevin’s Boys And The New Breed Of Talent

St Kevin’s Boys’ green patch of field is located in the urban settlement of Whitehall and has been home to many of Ireland’s best stars. Among the club’s most illustrious former players are: Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Ian Harte, and more recently Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick, who starred for …

Garry Monk Is Bringing The Good Times Back To Leeds United

The last 5 seasons at Leeds United Football Club have been like a broken record. A handful of decent results peppered into a recipe of disappointing defeats, numerous managerial casualties and a brief, but slightly nail biting, flirtation with the bottom three. Finishes of 14th, 13th, 15th, 15th and 13th …

The Destruction Of Portsmouth Football Club

“It’s Pompey chimes of Wembley joy, 69 years on from their last FA Cup final. This famous old club have at last another final to celebrate.” The 2007-2008 season was the pinnacle for Portsmouth Football Club, a 1-0 win away to Manchester United in the Quarter Finals of the FA …