O’Donovan set for swift return to English football Emma Salomonsson #TEE10: “I flew into Dublin for a day. I needed to go home.” Richie Ryan #TEE10: “It was nice to finally have a place we could call home.” Louise Corrigan #TEE10: “Playing against Barca was the longest 15 minutes of my life.”

O’Donovan set for swift return to English football

Posted by Barry 19 Aug 2014 No Comments »
O'Donovan set for swift return to English football

Brunei DPMM striker Roy O’Donovan is in talks with SkyBet Championship side Birmingham City over a return to English football, with a deal expected to be concluded in the coming days.

Emma Salomonsson #TEE10: “I flew into Dublin for a day. I needed to go home.”

Posted by Barry 09 Aug 2014 No Comments »
Emma Salomonsson #TEE10: "I flew into Dublin for a day. I needed to go home."

Last season, Emma Salomonsson was par of the Irish brigade that saw Esilstuna United take the Swedish Elitettan by storm. Now at Jitex BK in the country’s top flight, she talks to The Emerald Exiles about her Irish heritage and last’s year memorable league win.

Richie Ryan #TEE10: “It was nice to finally have a place we could call home.”

Posted by Barry 08 Aug 2014 No Comments »
Richie Ryan #TEE10: "It was nice to finally have a place we could call home."

At the halfway point of our #TEE10 series, we catch up with Ottawa Fury captain Richie Ryan to talk Fury’s formative days, facing the New York Cosmos and why broadening horizons is a must for Irish players.

Louise Corrigan #TEE10: “Playing against Barca was the longest 15 minutes of my life.”

Posted by Barry 07 Aug 2014 1 Comment »
Louise Corrigan #TEE10: "Playing against Barca was the longest 15 minutes of my life."

After a season beset by delayed paperwork and a distinctive language barrier, Louise Corrigan returns to Sevilla next month for the start of the Primera Division season. She sat down with The Emerald Exiles to talk life in Spain.

Cillian Sheridan #TEE10: “The Champions League is where we want to be.”

Posted by Barry 06 Aug 2014 No Comments »
Cillian Sheridan #TEE10: "The Champions League is where we want to be."

In the third installment of our #TEE10 series, APOEL Nicosia striker Cillian Sheridan spoke to The Emerald Exiles ahead of tonight’s crucial UEFA Champions League qualifier second leg in Cyprus.

Ruesha Littlejohn #TEE10: “We have to start looking at ourselves and raise the bar.”

Posted by Barry 05 Aug 2014 No Comments »
Ruesha Littlejohn #TEE10: "We have to start looking at ourselves and raise the bar."

With eight goals to her name in helping IL Sandviken’s Toppserien promotion push, Ruesha Littlejohn has settled seamlessly into life in Norway. Ahead of their cup clash with Diane Caldwell’s Avaldsnes, she tells The Emerald Exiles about the move, Ireland and whisper it, Twitter.

Conor Powell #TEE10: “I didn’t consider offers to stay at home. My head was set for further afield.”

Posted by Barry 02 Aug 2014 No Comments »
Conor Powell #TEE10: "I didn't consider offers to stay at home. My head was set for further afield."

In the first of our exclusive #TEE10 interviews, Vard Haugesund’s Conor Powell tells The Emerald Exiles about the insecurity of the game in Ireland, leaving his comfort zone of home and his hopes for the future.

Ten feature interviews in ten days: #TEE10 returns

Posted by Barry 31 Jul 2014 No Comments »
Ten feature interviews in ten days: #TEE10 returns

This August, The Emerald Exiles are bringing back our popular #TEE10 series, bringing you ten in-depth feature interviews in ten days, profiling a selection of Irish footballers dotted around the globe – everywhere from Nicosia to New South Wales, Seville to Sundsvall.

Shane McFaul: “I’m playing my best football in years in Finland”

Posted by Barry 28 Jul 2014 No Comments »
Shane McFaul: "I'm playing my best football in years in Finland"

Albeit in a season interrupted by injury and personal woe, Shane McFaul helped St. Patricks Athletic to a league title last year. Now back in Finland, he tells The Emerald Exiles that promotion to the Veikkausliiga would represent his greatest achievement.

Corkmen help fire Brunei to Singapore League Cup glory

Posted by Barry 25 Jul 2014 No Comments »
Corkmen help fire Brunei to Singapore League Cup glory

Now there’s a sentence you don’t hear every day. Roy O’Donovan and Joe Gamble helped Brunei DPMM to pick up the first silverware of the Singapore season today, beating Tanjong Pagar United in the final of the League Cup.

TEE Transfers Round-Up: Duff, Keogh, Tidim, Kohlmann, Roche…and the rest

Posted by Barry 23 Jul 2014 No Comments »
TEE Transfers Round-Up: Duff, Keogh, Tidim, Kohlmann, Roche...and the rest

It’s been a busy summer transfer window for Irish players moving to, from and between foreign lands. Andy Keogh, Selcuk Tidim, Damien Duff, Jonny Steele and Stephanie Roche, to name but a few, have made moves to Australia, Germany and France. Here’s the full low-down.

Ireland’s Stateside stars up for MLS All-Star XI ballot

Posted by Barry 27 Jun 2014 No Comments »
Ireland's Stateside stars up for MLS All-Star XI ballot

Major League Soccer returns this weekend after a brief World Cup hiatus but attentions are starting to turn to August’s MLS All Star game against Bayern Munich, with three Irish stars vying for a place in the 23 man panel.

Keeping Kiel: Holstein Kiel snap up ex-Ireland Under 21 cap Kohlmann

Posted by Barry 11 Jun 2014 No Comments »
Keeping Kiel: Holstein Kiel snap up ex-Ireland Under 21 cap Kohlmann

Having left Bundesliga 2 side Union Berlin last month after six years at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, one time Republic of Ireland Under 21 defender Patrick Kohlmann has signed for 3 Liga’s Holstein Kiel.

Duff Down Under: Damien Duff signs for Melbourne City FC

Posted by Barry 10 Jun 2014 No Comments »
Duff Down Under: Damien Duff signs for Melbourne City FC

Former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff has signed for A League side Melbourne City on a one-year-deal, where he will play alongside Spanish striker David Villa for the first ten games of the 2014/15 season.

Ireland’s women in the goals ahead of World Cup double header

Posted by Barry 09 Jun 2014 No Comments »
Ireland's women in the goals ahead of World Cup double header

In Germany, Fiona O’Sullivan scored a hat-trick as SC Freiburg trounced Cloppenburg 7-2 on the Frauen Bundesliga’s final day while in Norway, in-form Ruesha Littlejohn’s five goals in ten games has helped keep Sandviken at the top of Norway’s second tier.

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