In Ireland, Darren McCauley’s double after Josh Carson’s opener helped the Premiership side defeat Ards 3-0.
The victory means they have won six times in six matches, starting the new term on a brilliant note.
Though Coleraine ran away heavy winners, it wasn’t heavy at first. They played a goalless draw in the first half as Ards held them. Carson broke through though with his close range effort before McCauley grabbed his brace.
In another fixture, Lindfielddefeated Glentoran 1-0 to continue their top form. Aaron Burns’ early goal was enoughas David Healy’s side claimed all three points. Burns headed the ball in, in the fifth minuteas the champions cruised to a narrow victory over their cross city opponents. Their 100 percent record continues but they remain three points behind Coleraine. They have a match in hand though as they battle Crusaders on Tuesday.
Windsor Park would be excited with the result as they are yet to conceded in the league after five matches.Glentoran would be disappointed with their first loss of the term, Linfield have the last 13 fixtures between both sides, playing a draw in six matches aside a loss. Continue reading MCCAULEY HELP COLERAINE REMAIN LEADERS IN IRELAND
On March 24 of 2017, Republic of Ireland faced off with Wales for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification encounter that concluded in a goal-less draw as neither team managed to score a single goal.
This draw means that each side was able to secure 1 point from this match which can help them in their journey of qualifying for the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup.
However, this 1 point arrived at a very hefty cost for Republic of Ireland as Seamus Coleman was hit with a very tough tackle which forced the 28 year old defender on having to be removed from the pitch at the 72nd minute.
This injury will be leaving Seamus Coleman out of action for the remainder of the Premier League season which is a huge blow for Everton as Coleman plays a huge role for the English club and he will not be able to represent Ireland for their upcoming qualification matches against: Austria, Georgia, Serbia, Moldova and Wales. Continue reading Ireland’s Martin O’Neil has given an update on Seamus Coleman
Brendan Rodgers, Celtic Boss has made it known that he would be at the Northern Ireland Hospice on Christmas Day, where he would spend time with terminally-ill children and adults.
This month, Celtic face a grueling schedule of games, which will see them go into no less than three matches before going into a break for the Christmas period.
The period will see both management and players of Celtic go on to take a well-deserved rest. However, the same is not to be said of Hoops Manager, Rodgers as he is preparing to spend Christmas Day at the Northern Ireland Hospice, with the children and adults.
Rodgers recently sold his late parent’s house and went on to donate the proceeds from the sale, to the Hospice where he is an ambassador.
His intention in making the donation, was to honour the charity works of his late mother while she was alive, and as a way of saying thank you to the Hospice for their support towards his late father who had died of throat cancer in 2011. Continue reading I’D SPEND CHRISTMAS DAY AT NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE – CELTIC BOSS
The Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is extremely pleased with the way his team managed a comfortable 3-1 win over Moldova in the latest World Cup 2018 qualification game.
After having started the campaign with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Serbia, Ireland have managed to win back-to-back games were conceding only one goal. As a result, they have managed to get their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign on track after a mediocre start. The expectations upon Ireland are much higher than in recent years after having done well at the Euro 2016.
The national team required only two minutes to score the game’s opening goal and it came through Shane Long. However, there was a period of uncertainty after Moldova managed to equalise just before half-time break throughBugaiov. James McLean managed to find an extra gear in the second half and came up with goals in the space of 10 minutes to put the away team 3-1 ahead in the match. The result is made even better by the fact that Wales could only manage a draw with Georgia at home. Martin O’Neill stated that the result that the Cardiff City stadium certainly surprised him a lot. It now means that Ireland are second in the group level on points with Serbia. Continue reading Martin O’Neill Happy with Recent World Cup Qualification Form
Martin O’Neill is the current coach of Republic of Ireland but the Northern Irish manager has a very extensive managerial career that has seen him taking charge of a number of clubs including: Celtic, Grantham Town, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Leicester City.
The 64 year old manager took charge of Leicester City from 1995 until 2000 and during this period of time, he snatched the Football League Cup and also won the Football League First Division play-offs during the season of 1995-96.
These titles were fairly significant for Leicester City as they were notable accomplishments that Martin O’Neil sealed during his time coaching the English club but Claudio Ranieri has taken things to a completely new level as the Greek coach guided Leicester City to a Premier League win as he marked his name in the history-books of the club.
Republic of Ireland’s Martin O’Neill had a few things to say concerning the historic season of his former club, Leicester City as the Irish manager said: ‘’It is absolutely extraordinary. The team has lost three games. That, in itself, is a fantastic achievement. Leicester City has shown the way, shown how it can be done and great credit to all of them. To the players, the manager who has been terrific, the back room staff that have assembled the team. It’s been a team effort from start to finish.” Continue reading Former Leicester City manager is happy to see them winning the league
Republic of Ireland have once again failed to impress under new manager Martin O’Neill after getting only a 1-1 draw in the recent game against Scotland.
This was seen as an important match for the national team and its manager O’Neill. For a long period of time after his appointment, the former Aston Villa manager was unable to get any competitive action due to the presence of major international tournaments. Now, though, Ireland have an opportunity to be part of a major tournament themselves. The national team are involved in the Euro 2016 qualifying matches.
It has not progressed well so far after the Irish find themselves significantly below the qualification places after a string of poor results. Ireland have simply not been able to find the back of the net consistently in order to win matches. The team are two points behind Scotland, who occupy the final qualification spot, and even the Scots do not have a berth in Euro 2016 confirmed since the third placed team will have to go through the play-offs. O’Neill reckons that the intensity has been lacking from the team in recent games and the upcoming match against England will serve as a perfect recipe to kick up the players. Continue reading Republic of Ireland have once again failed to impress under new manager Martin O’Neill