Two Linfield fans arrested following clashes with gardai at Setanta Sports Cup tie with Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght. A garda was thrown from his horse outside the stadium. The garda was taken to hospital as a precaution but thought not to be injured. Linfield supporters ran a Union flag up a flag pole inside the ground and incurred on the pitch to celebrate their single goal in a 4-1 drubbing. … Read More
The village of Bil’in is the site of weekly Friday protests as seen in the Oscar nominated ‘5 Broken Cameras’. So used to attacks from Israeli Defence Forces are the locals and activists that they are proficient in dealing with projectiles in a new manner. Beautiful photographs taken today from this facebook page.
Just before Christmas the people of Navarre witnessed a very sporting gesture from Basque athlete Iván Fernández Anaya. At the conclusion of the cross-country race Fernandez was lying second well behind Olympic bronze medallist Abel Mutai. With ten metres to go the surface changed and Mutai mistakenly believed he had crossed the line, Fernandez closed on him in the final straight. Rather than taking advantage of the mistake Fernandez ushered … Read More
“I’ve had players over the years who were single and read books and so others [other players] said they must be gay…I think being openly gay would be something very difficult to live with in football… …You can get drunk and beat up your wife and that’s quite acceptable, but if someone were to say ‘I’m gay’, it’s considered awful. It’s ridiculous.” – Alan Smith (Football Manager) In 2010 the … Read More
The FAI has released the 2013 Airtricity League Premier Division Fixtures. The first night, Friday 8th March, sees Bohs host UCD in Phibsbronx although the stand-out ties are Derry v Sligo at the Brandywell and St. Pat’s host Drogs in junkieland. Week two has a tasty serving in the form of a small club from Wicklow playing host to St.Pat’s at Tallaght Stadium and the final night of the season … Read More
When Dunphy goes off on his next hyperbolic rant about the true greats, Brady, Giles, Puskas and Aidan O’Brien, remember this name… Vassilis Hatzipanagis. Born to Greek political refugees in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1954, Hatzipanagis’ story is probably the greatest story of modern sport denied by the machinations of politics. Regarded now as a player to match Maradona and Pelé, Hatzipanagis made his early career with Pakhtakor of Tashkent – taking up … Read More
The UN voted overwhelmingly to accept Palestine as a non-member ‘observer’ of the Assembly…Israel has reacted well by announcing construction of a further 3000 settler homes in Palestinian land. Only Israel, the USA, Canada, Czech Republic and some American pacific islands voting against the inclusion of Palestinian Authority (under Abbas). Following the ceasefire announced after the last aggression, Israel has shot many Palestinians, including children, farmers and fisherman – … Read More
At home there was vitriol for Delaney, while the League of Ireland was in crisis, the President of the FAI was on another jolly, pissed up and making a show of himself in Sopot.
It’s difficult not to pass a decorated traffic light pole in Dublin city centre today. While the City Council seem to be working over-time to remove stickers from just about everything in Dublin, Donal Fallon fills us in on how each of the four big football clubs in the city have done their bit to ensure visitors are aware of their presence.
Donal Fallon takes a look at the months in the wilderness for the friday night faithful as they find something else to do in the League of Ireland “Off Season”.