Rovers steamroll Bray in Tallaght rout

Twigg grabbed a first-hald brace

Shamrock Rovers 4-1 Bray Wanderers

 To be withdrawn before half-time is usually the ultimate humiliation for a footballer.  He is not given the opportunity to defend  his lame display of the past 45 minutes in the confines of the dressing room. The manager lets the world know what he makes of the player in question’s contribution. Even if the change is tactical, it is still a source of major embarrassment. At Tallaght Stadium on Friday night, we saw an exception to the rule. Shamrock Rovers’ Gary Twigg was withdrawn in first-half injury-time to a standing ovation from all sides of the ground, after a masterful centre-forward’s display that left Bray Wanderers begging for mercy. Continue reading


My Night in the Shed

Live to Fight Another Day

Live to Fight Another Day

My college days, as for many third level students, are a bit of a blur. A disproportionate amount of evenings were spent in the various public houses and nightclubs of Cork City. Blotched memories of drinking €2 pints in the Maltings, dancing in Fast Eddie’s and some harmless boyish horseplay in Gorby’s remind of my time in living in the ‘Real Capital’, as the locals like to call it. One Monday night however, myself and three of my esteemed colleagues decided to leave all the drunken debotchary behind us and take in some local culture: Stand in The Shed at Turner’s Cross for a Cork City game. Continue reading