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Focus On Women’s Football

Articles, Featured, Freelance - 14. 3. 2015

    One of the most prominent journalists covering women’s football in the Republic of Ireland, Gareth has travelled all over the world to provide exclusive coverage of the women’s game. In July 2013, Gareth won the Best National Article Award for his coverage of women’s football (domestic and international), while he retained the same award the following year. Regularly appearing on TV and radio, Gareth has also acted as a guest speaker at events, provided his expert opinion on judging panels, and conducted media training for women’s footballers.   Below are links to the latest columns on women’s football […]

Exclusive Videos

Articles, Featured, Freelance - 13. 3. 2015

  Gareth produces and edits exclusive video interviews with some of the biggest names in Irish football. Check out some of his latest videos below:   Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on foreign-born players showing passion…     Raheny United captain Rebecca Creagh ahead of UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifier with Bristol Academy…       Behind the scenes of famed schoolboy club Home Farm with Director of Football James Keddy..       Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 19 squad show teamwork during 2014 UEFA European Championships…      

WNL Weekly 2014/15

For the third straight season Gareth has been the only national journalist in Ireland covering the Women’s National League on a weekly basis with his insightful column in the Irish Daily Mail. Established in 2011, the Women’s National League has become the main stage for elite level women’s football in the Republic of Ireland to be showcased where numerous international stars ply their trade. In the three seasons to date there have been two winners – Peamount United and Raheny United (2) – while eight different clubs have competed in the league, which is run by the Football Association of Ireland. […]

Fran Gavin – Looking at the broader picture

Articles, Freelance - 19. 5. 2014

Keeping things in perspective is what Fran Gavin does. Charged with running the SSE Airtricity League, he has mastered the art of standing back and looking at the big picture.

Man City’s lost Irish generation

Articles, Blog, Tactics Board - 20. 3. 2014

History is important, no matter how many times people try to rewrite it. Successes will naturally be trumpeted, but it is the bad decisions that should never be erased as they allow us to remember what happened before and why they happened.

MLS Feature – The Irish American Hustle

Articles, Featured, Freelance - 16. 3. 2014

There was a time when Robbie Keane felt like he had found his own oasis inside the fastest-growing league in the world. But he is no longer alone. No matter where he goes, Keane attracts attention. It wasn’t like that when he first signed for LA Galaxy, but he is one the most recognisable stars in MLS now. Ahead of the new season kicking off, the 33-year-old was trying to keep his down. Working out in the gym in the bowels of the StubHub Center in Carson, California, he was in his own little world. Sure, he felt the watching […]

Noel King – Interview

Noel King isn’t happy. He hasn’t been happy for a decade now. Forget about the medals, the trophies and possessing enough memories for an episode of Reeling in the Years, nothing will ever match up to playing. The crossroads of his life have long since faded from the rear-view mirror and he has found a stretch of road that he is comfortable on. But confusing contentment with joy is a wrong steer, even when it comes to one of the most respected footballing men on this island. It’s not that King is depressed; he simple misses the ‘buzz’ of playing […]

Adam Rooney – Rooney aims to live out boyhood dream

In the kick around with his mates on the streets of Palmerstown in Dublin, Adam Rooney would enact the fantasy of scoring in a big FA Cup tie. Today, he gets that chance against Liverpool.

Conor Hourihane – Hourihane plots Pilgrims’ progress

Articles, Freelance - 5. 1. 2014

Walking through the streets of Cork city, Conor Hourihane blends in with the crowd. But a stroll through the centre of Plymouth is the complete opposite, with so many heads turning in his direction.

Dave Mooney – Enda has got Dave back in love with it all

Sympathy is never too hard to find when one loses faith in their job for a period. Except if you are a professional footballer, which Dave Mooney discovered the hard way.