SERIAL winner Sean Ward has lost count of how many times he’s played in Europe in an Irish League career spanning over 17 years – but Crusaders’ Europa League Qualifier first leg clash with English Premiership side Wolves at a packed Molineux last Thursday night was the most memorable.
“We had to make some difficult decisions… I think Special Olympics is an awesome organisation – one that is well supported by the philanthropic sector” THIS was the evidence of the US Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos as she defended the Trump Administration’s decision to end public funding for the US Special Olympics programme before a US Senate Committee earlier this year.
LINFIELD will take a crucial 2-2 scoreline into next Thursday’s Europa League second round, second leg clash with HB Torshavn at Windsor Park, but it could have been so much better for David Healy’s side.
DUNDALK manager Vinny Perth has told his players that they must rise to the occasion as they prepare to welcome Qarabag FK to Oriel Park tonight for their Champions League second qualifying round first leg encounter.
CRUSADERS landed a glamour tie against English Premier League outfit Wolves in the second qualifying round of the Europa League thanks to their 3-2 win against Faroe Island’s outfit Torshavn last night.
UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round second leg: FK Haugesund v Cliftonville (tonight, Haugesund Stadion, 6pm) CLIFTONVILLE midfielder Conor McMenamin believes there is still plenty of life left in the club’s Europa League adventure despite trailing Norwegian outfit FK Haugesund 1-0 ahead of tonight’s second leg clash.
HAVE you heard the one about the South African, the Barbadian, the New Zealander, and the Irishman? With an Aussie coach… Or the old one about how an England team winning the World Cup in a less popular sport is going to turn millions of kids away from soccer? (Turn back to my 2003 columns collection for another version of that rib-tickler).