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Are Resurgent Southampton Ready for Liverpool?

By James Roulston Mooney Southampton face Liverpool tomorrow in their final game before the Premier League winter break begins. Sitting in ninth after 24 games and currently on a decent run of form, one could optimistically say the south-coast side are comfortably safe this season, even if only eight points separate them from the relegation zone. They are even closer …


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Third round of the Fitzgibbon Cup secures UL’s place in Quater final

By Jamie Dowling UL 0-21 Maynooth 1-13 University of Limerick booked their place in the Fitzgibbon cup quarter final after a hard fought game against Maynooth in Maguires Fields in UL. The win for UL sets up a mouth watering quarter final away to Mary Immaculate College. Tipperary duo Cian Darcy and Jake Morris put in stunning performances scoring 15 …


UL Bounce Back in Round Two of Fitzgibbon Cup

By Jamie Dowling UL 3-21 Trinity College Dublin 0-13 University of Limerick bounced back to winning ways with an impressive victory over Trinity college Dublin to keep their Fitzgibbon Cup hopes alive. Cian Darcy was once again man of the match, tormenting the Dubliner’s defense all game leaving him with a total of 2-6 UL exploded into life in the …

Fitzgibbon Cup Round One sees UL’s defeat to DCU

By Jamie Dowling DCU 0-21 UL 0-18 A man of the match display from University of Limerick’s Cian Darcy wasn’t enough to guide UL to a round one victory over DCU. Donal Burke was also in inspired form hitting 13 of DCU’s scores and this was enough, as DCU proved to strong for the Limerick side leaving them on the …

Jim Gavin leaves Dublin: What happens next?

Jim Gavin has resigned as Dublin GAA football manager in a move that has shocked the GAA community. The man who managed arguably the greatest team in Gaelic football history, Mr Gavin leaves a legacy that many will equally adore and envy. Chairman of the County Committee, Seán Shanley said in a statement on the inter-county side’s website that he …

Crisis? What crisis? An analysis of Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich and crisis – these words are ever-present in articles concerning the state of the Bavarian giants this season, but they are very misleading. Bayern are nowhere near a crisis, in contrast to what the media will tell you. Former boss Niko Kovač left by mutual agreement on November 3, a day after a 5-1 defeat to his former …

“This year is our year!” – Can Liverpool go all the way?

After 13 games, the Premier League is comfortably underway and nearing its frantic winter schedule. Liverpool are currently on top, with many tipping them to go all the way, but can they hold on? The question on many rival fans and eager Liverpool fans’ minds might be answered in this period. Firstly, to grasp the strength of this Liverpool team, …

Santo to be an early Christmas present for Arsenal fans

Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt has all but confirmed that the end is nigh for Unai Emery in north London. The Athletic are reporting this morning that Arsenal will part ways with the Spaniard this morning, but this has not been confirmed at time of going to press. he Gunners are now without a win in seven for the …

The Dammed Spurs: How it ended in tears for Pochettino

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone….. The events that have unfolded over the past week has shocked the footballing world, but let’s rewinds back to the start in order to gage some context. It’s May, 2014. Gerrard’s slipped, City are champions, Jose Mourinho is the manager of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs have just hired their 10th manager of …

How Chelsea’s investment in youth paid off

If you follow football long enough you are bound to hear at some stage some of these unanswerable debates that are now older than most football fans. Who’s better? Messi or Ronaldo? Why couldn’t Lampard and Gerrard play together for England? And could Real Madrid do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke? But for the last decade …