Not the reluctant winners but the “gratefully oppressed”

“Denmark.” When it was announced that the Danes would be our opponents in the World Cup play-offs, most of us had already booked our tickets to Russia. This was a team in a similar situation to us: similar population size, a few, but not many, well-known players, and a team that haven’t played at the […]

Ladies Football Club make history by qualifying for Intervarsities

The last time DU Ladies AFC appeared in the WSCAI Intervarsity competition was in the year 2000 by earning an automatic qualifying spot as a host team, not by earning the right to play through knockout qualification. For every year the Intervarsity competition has existed, DULAFC have been denied qualification for the tournament. On Thursday, […]

Football and the death of passion

“It was more than just a game – it was a battle.”   As the human race has evolved over the centuries, our appetite for battle has come under increasing attack. The aggression and tribalism that led our species out of the food chain has been deemed as primitive and something that we should leave […]

The League of Ireland is back and here is why it is so special

With the Airtricity League returning after a long winter break, Jake O’Donnell outlines exactly why it should not be overlooked

The League of Ireland and cultural capital

The far too often repeated nauseating cliché that rugby is a “hooligan’s game played by gentlemen while football is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans” is constantly rolled out as a sweeping generalisation that is bought into by far too many people.

The (not so) glorious art of diving

The Premier League’s “theatrical” side took centre stage this weekend, but it is what it reveals about the football world’s thinking which is really interesting.

Erasure and the World Cup

Naoise Dolan examines the exclusion of various voices from the FIFA World Cup.

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