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Fan Ownership; Saving the Soul of Irish Football

With a league often shrouded in mismanagement and financial difficulties, football in Ireland are seeing growing signs of supporters getting involved in the ownership of their clubs, with a big focus on charity work in the local community. The Cynical’s Irish football correspondent Ryan Clarke explores how this new model has reignite new hope for…

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An interview with Bisto Flood: Moulded by the crazy world of League of Ireland

For most football fans, the divide between players and fans is a chasm that is only widening as the money being pumped into the game continues to skyrocket. In modern football, the multimillionaire players have little in common with the fans that support them. But there is a place in the football world where this…

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The Trials and Tribulations of Cross-border Football in Ireland

In a regular column, Ryan Clarke will look at all the different aspect of Irish football; from history to current developments, interviews and league reviews. In this edition he chronicles the history of cross-border competitions and what is needed for it to make a successful return.  Like most things in Ireland, the question of an All-Ireland cross-border football competition is…

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When the Students Won the Cup; The Incredible Story of University College Dublin’s Class of 1984

In a regular column, Ryan Clarke will look at all the different aspect of Irish football; from history to current developments, interviews and league reviews. In this first edition he tells the story of one of the most remarkable domestic cup triumphs in modern football history. UCD and the Class of ‘84 University College Dublin Association…

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