The deliberate success of Cork City

Last night Cork City took advantage of Dundalk’s slip up in Bray to go one point clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. A rather incredible, if fortuitous, goal from Billy Dennehy gave John Caulfield’s side the three points and it was richly deserved. Amazingly, the league will now be decided on the final day as the […]

The ‘real’ Roy Keane

Amid the inevitable furore and the tiresome lampooning that surrounded the launch of his new book, there were a few small moments in particular that revealed so much about Roy Keane. I had contacted Orion weeks in advance of the launch of The Second Half to enquire about potential serialisation only to be told that there would be none prior […]

There are many things that one could say are wrong about the League of Ireland and how it functions as the top-level competition for football in the country. However, over the past week, two announcements from Munster show that some clubs and communities are working together with the hope of reaping positive rewards. With special guest Roy Keane in attendance, […]