Posts Tagged ‘Soccer’

Ireland v. Mexico Soccer Friendly

The Irish men’s national soccer team is set to square off against Mexico June 1 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The friendly match, which won’t count towards either teams official international rankings, is slated as a warm up game in advance of Ireland’s 2018 World Cup qualifier game against Austria on June 11. IrelandRead more..

Irish Soccer Fans Receive Award for Good Behavior

Fans of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland soccer teams were commended by the City of Paris for their displays of good sportsmanship during the 2016 Union of European Football Associations Championship. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said that both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland fans were awarded the Medal of the CityRead more..

Irish Soccer Stand-off Continues

You may have thought that the World Cup and the Roy Keane saga was over, but a series of new books on Ireland’s soccer greats threatens to reopen the wounds and will undoubtedly lead to new conflict between the warring factions in Irish soccer. Four explosive tell-all books are due for release in the comingRead more..

World Cup 2002:
The Beautiful Game

Americans call it soccer, everybody else calls it football, but whatever you call it, the exciting displays of skillful footwork and surprising results made the 2002 World Cup hosted by Japan and South Korea one of the best World Cups ever. If the word “soccer” does nothing for you other than conjure up a pictureRead more..

Life’s Lessons

In the summer of 1998 Katie McMahon was in Belfast following the peace process and completing her study on the political murals. It was there, on a littered soccer field, that she received her calling. “Hey Missus! Give us a go on yer bike!” A group of young boys had caught sight of her onRead more..