Corkmen help fire Brunei to Singapore League Cup glory TEE Transfers Round-Up: Duff, Keogh, Tidim, Kohlmann, Roche…and the rest Ireland’s Stateside stars up for MLS All-Star XI ballot Keeping Kiel: Holstein Kiel snap up ex-Ireland Under 21 cap Kohlmann

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.

Fame and Fury: Richie Ryan talks life in Canada

Posted by Barry 09 Jun 2014 No Comments »
Fame and Fury: Richie Ryan talks life in Canada

At the halfway point of his and Ottawa Fury’s debut NASL campaign, Tipperary native Richie Ryan can reflect on a move to Canada that has seen the former Sligo Rovers midfielder assume the captaincy at his new club and lead them comfortably into mid-table.

James O’Connor appointed manager of Louisville City

Posted by Barry 08 Jun 2014 No Comments »
James O'Connor appointed manager of Louisville City

Former Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder James O’Connor will take his first steps into management with new USL Pro franchise Louisville City, who will launch in 2015. They will be an affiliate club of Orlando City, who are joining the MLS expansion for next season.

Keepers Merz and Bossin set for Irish action

Posted by Barry 21 May 2014 1 Comment »
Keepers Merz and Bossin set for Irish action

Noel King has called up Karlsruher goalkeeper Justin Merz for this Saturday’s Republic of Ireland Under 21 friendly with Qatar in Germany while Anderlecht’s Liam Bossin will be hoping to feature for Paul Doolin’s Under 19s in next week’s UEFA Elite qualifying round in Dublin.

Title and European issues yet to be resolved for Sheridan and O’Dea

Posted by Barry 19 May 2014 No Comments »
Title and European issues yet to be resolved for Sheridan and O'Dea

Cillian Sheridan and Darren O’Dea were involved in dramatic final days in Cyprus and Ukraine respectively over the weekend with one game abandoned and O’Dea’s Metalurh Donetsk still unsure of their European fate for next season.

Megan Campbell: Throwing down a marker in the Sunshine State

Posted by Barry 06 May 2014 No Comments »
Megan Campbell: Throwing down a marker in the Sunshine State

After shooting to prominence last month, injury has curtailed Megan Campbell’s involvement in the Republic of Ireland WNT’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The defender told The Emerald Exiles about missing out, life in Florida and that throw-in.

Louise Quinn: “Winning the league was just the cherry on top”

Posted by Barry 04 May 2014 No Comments »
Louise Quinn: "Winning the league was just the cherry on top"

After experiencing ecstasy and agony in quick succession against Germany, Louise Quinn has seen her Eskilstuna United team adapt seamlessly to life in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan. Now back on World Cup duty, she spoke to The Emerald Exiles about bouncing back and exceeding expectations.

What We Learned: Darren O’Dea’s Twitter Q and A

Posted by Barry 28 Apr 2014 No Comments »
What We Learned: Darren O'Dea's Twitter Q and A

A staple of the relationship between modern day footballers and the supporters, the Twitter Q and A was brought to prominence via the likes of Rio Ferdinand, mainly out of sheer boredom. Today, Metalurh Donetsk defender Darren O’Dea found himself with a few spare minutes. There was one obvious solution….

Ykkönen debut for Patrick O’Shaughnessy

Posted by Barry 28 Apr 2014 No Comments »
Ykkönen debut for Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, the Finnish-Irish defender who competed in the FIFPro tournament for out-of-contract players in January, has signed for Ykkönen side PK-35 after a prolonged trial period.

Roy O’Donovan in Brunei: “I was exasperated in England and needed a change”

Posted by Barry 23 Apr 2014 No Comments »
Roy O’Donovan in Brunei: “I was exasperated in England and needed a change”

After seven years in Britain he describes as a “let down”, Roy O’Donovan has rediscovered his fitness and form with Brunei DPMM in Singapore’s S League. He tells The Emerald Exiles about life in Asia, Steve Kean and Cork City’s League of Ireland renaissance.

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