The story goes that when the funeral cortege of Robert Burns passed through the town of Dumfries a little boy turned to his mother and asked: “But who will be our poet now?” The people of North Derry will be experiencing a similar sense of loss this week.
WITH free-kicks, advantage calls, injuries, black cards, yellow cards, red cards, advanced marks, defensive marks, kick-outs, added-time and more to officiate on, Gaelic Football referees have a lot on their plates’ these days.
VAR (Video Assistant Referee) will be used for the first time in a Republic of Ireland game when the Boys in Green meet Slovakia in next month’s ‘Path B’ Euro 2020 qualification semi-final against Slovakia.
BACK IN THE DAY The Irish News - February 11 2010: Quick double seals points for the Bhoys Clydesdale Bank Premier League: Celtic 2 Hearts 0 Celtic scored two goals in a minute after the break against Hearts at Parkhead to close the gap on Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to eight points.
THE Republic of Ireland’s players will not be intimidated by a trip to Windsor Park should they and Northern Ireland both come through their Euro 2020 play-off semi-finals on March 26, says Mick McCarthy.
IT was the fight that lit up the Ulster Hall last February, and Colm Murphy admits he would relish another showdown against good friend and ring rival JP Hale at the forthcoming Ulster Elite Championships.