Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

The draw has been made for the Elite round of the European U-19 Championship. Ireland have been drawn in group one alongside Azerbaijan, Romania and Russia who will host the mini-tournament. Tom Mohan’s side qualified for this phase by winning group 10 of the first phase, where they defeated the Faroe Islands, Bosnia & Herzegovina […] Read the rest of this entry »
The Liam Miller tribute game has raised 1.5 million the organisers have announced on Tuesday. The game which took place between a selection of legends of Manchester United and a combined Republic of Ireland/Celtic selection took place  in a sold out Pairc Ui Chaoimh at the end of last month in memory of Liam Miller […] Read the rest of this entry »
The identification and treatment of concussion in contact-related team sports has improved dramatically over the last decade. The day of the coach running onto the pitch and asking a player “how many fingers am I holding up?” are thankfully long gone. However, progress and education of coaches and medical staff involved with both professional and […] Read the rest of this entry »
Stoke City football club have confirmed that Irish midfielder James McClean will not wear a poppy for the clubs upcoming games against Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forrest. McClean had become involved in a debate and the Derry native said he would not be wearing the poppy. The club have now officially confirmed he will not be […] Read the rest of this entry »
UEFA have announced that it will increase UEFA Nations League payments for the current tournament which began in September. It basically will mean an increase of 50% in terms of a solidarity fee which each of the 55 nations and associations will get for competing in the UEFA Nations League tournament. In terms of funding […] Read the rest of this entry »
Ireland defender Matt Doherty has been announced as PFA Fans Player of Month for September  he edged out Chelsea star and Belgian star Eden Hazard and Arsenal and French striker Alexander Lacazette. It has been a good few days for Doherty who scored a crucial goal in Wolves win over Crystal Palace at the weekend […] Read the rest of this entry »
Ireland women’s soccer manager Colin Bell has announced a squad containing a lot of new faces following the retirements of more experienced players. The national side will travel to Ostroda to take on Poland in a friendly international on Tuesday the 9th of October. Aine Duggan and Karen Duggan who retired from international duty recently […] Read the rest of this entry »