Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ireland Live to Fight Another Day; Just About…

A dramatic Shane Long goal in the dying moments against Poland at Lansdowne Road last night has just about kept Ireland’s qualification hopes for the Euro 2016 finals alive. I would not have taken a draw if such were offered to me by the gods in advance, so I do not accept that the result […]

North Men, South Men; Comrades All! (Part Two)

The participating parliamentarians of the 50th plenary session of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly coalesced in Croke Park, Dublin on the afternoon of Monday the 23rd of February for a panel discussion, co-chaired by Frank Feighan TD of Fine Gael, on sport and its contribution to community and cultural development in Ireland. Indeed, football featured […]

North Men, South Men; Comrades All! (Part One)

Having made a smooth return to club football for Everton after a lengthy lay-off due to a knee injury, Derry-born Darron Gibson was a welcome inclusion in Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. Unfortunately, a separate but persistent groin injury has since caused him to withdraw and […]