INTERVIEW: George O’Callaghan – “People have been naïve back home. They’re obsessed with England” Rapid Response: Pádraig Smith talks number crunching and his Colorado move Malaysia Movers: Zayed and Mehmet complete Super & Premier League transfers INTERVIEW: Stephanie Roche – “I’m just happy to be among those people as a footballer, let alone a woman”

INTERVIEW: George O’Callaghan – “People have been naïve back home. They’re obsessed with England”

Posted by Barry 27 Nov 2014 No Comments »
INTERVIEW: George O'Callaghan - "People have been naïve back home. They're obsessed with England"

As he steps into football management for the first time with Malaysian Premier League side Sabah FA, George O’Callaghan spoke to The Emerald Exiles about building a competitive squad, life in Borneo and how Asia is now a viable destination for Irish players.

Rapid Response: Pádraig Smith talks number crunching and his Colorado move

Posted by Barry 26 Nov 2014 No Comments »
Rapid Response: Pádraig Smith talks number crunching and his Colorado move

As the newest addition to Colorado Rapids’ front office staff, Meath man Pádraig Smith hopes to utilise statistics and numbers to help the Denver based MLS side on the road to glory.

Malaysia Movers: Zayed and Mehmet complete Super & Premier League transfers

Posted by Barry 24 Nov 2014 No Comments »
Malaysia Movers: Zayed and Mehmet complete Super & Premier League transfers

There’ll be two former Republic of Ireland Under 21 internationals in the Malaysian domestic leagues next season as Eamon Zayed and Billy Mehmet have completed moves to Sabah FA and Sarawak Crocs respectively.

INTERVIEW: Stephanie Roche – “I’m just happy to be among those people as a footballer, let alone a woman”

Posted by Barry 24 Nov 2014 No Comments »
INTERVIEW: Stephanie Roche - "I'm just happy to be among those people as a footballer, let alone a woman"

Catapulted back onto the world stage courtesy of her FIFA Puskas Award nominated wonderstrike, Stephanie Roche is one of the most talked about women on the planet right now. She sat down with The Emerald Exiles to talk that goal, rubbing shoulders with the world’s finest and life in France.

Keane and Kelly both up for MLS gongs

Posted by Barry 23 Nov 2014 No Comments »
Keane and Kelly both up for MLS gongs

Ahead of Sunday’s MLS Western Conference final first leg against Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane has been nominated for the MLS MVP award, while referee Alan Kelly has made the shortlist for Referee of the Year.

INTERVIEW: Shannon Smyth talks retirement, Ireland and the future

Posted by Barry 19 Nov 2014 No Comments »
INTERVIEW: Shannon Smyth talks retirement, Ireland and the future

After helping Amazon Grimstad retain their Toppserien status for another season last week, Republic of Ireland WNT midfielder Shannon Smyth has called time on a playing career that’s taken in spells in the United States and Norway. She spoke to The Emerald Exiles about hanging up her boots.

Megan’s Winning Championships: Campbell and Seminoles retain ACC title

Posted by Barry 10 Nov 2014 No Comments »
Megan's Winning Championships: Campbell and Seminoles retain ACC title

Republic of Ireland defender Megan Campbell helped Florida State University’s Seminoles to retain their ACC Championship title on Sunday, as they beat Virginia University Cavaliers 1-0 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

Liam Miller: “I wanted my contract terminated immediately”

Posted by Barry 10 Nov 2014 No Comments »
Liam Miller: "I wanted my contract terminated immediately"

Following his shock departure from Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar last week, former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has broken his silence on the circumstances surrounding his exit, claiming he felt “disrespected” by manager Mike Mulvey.

A Walk In The Gården: Kevin Walker signs on at Djurgården

Posted by Barry 06 Nov 2014 No Comments »
A Walk In The Gården: Kevin Walker signs on at Djurgården

Just days after captaining GIF Sundsvall to promotion back to Sweden’s Allsvenskan, Kevin Walker has joined fellow top flight side Djurgården on a three-year deal.

Billy On The Move: Mehmet confirms departure from Kedah FA

Posted by Barry 05 Nov 2014 No Comments »
Billy On The Move: Mehmet confirms departure from Kedah FA

After a prolific season in the Malaysian Premier League, in which the former Republic of Ireland Under 21 cap scored 28 goals in all competitions, Billy Mehmet has announced he won’t be signing a contract extension with Kedah FA.

Roy O’Donovan: “Halloween? It’s referees who are giving me nightmares”

Posted by Barry 30 Oct 2014 No Comments »
Roy O'Donovan: "Halloween? It's referees who are giving me nightmares"

With 26 goals in all competitions, Roy O’Donovan has proved vital to Brunei DPMM’s charge to the top of Singapore’s S League. Ahead of the league’s final day title-decider, The Emerald Exiles spoke to the Corkman about their double hopes, life in Brunei and his future.

Calling Miller Time: Liam leaves Brisbane Roar

Posted by Barry 30 Oct 2014 No Comments »
Calling Miller Time: Liam leaves Brisbane Roar

Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar announced today that the former Republic of Ireland and Glasgow Celtic midfielder Liam Miller has left the club by mutual consent, just three weeks into the new league season.

Promotion edges closer for Kevin Walker and GIF Sundsvall

Posted by Barry 27 Oct 2014 No Comments »
Promotion edges closer for Kevin Walker and GIF Sundsvall

Swedish-Irish midfielder Kevin Walker captained GIF Sundsvall to a ?-? win over Sirius on Monday evening, a result that moved the Giffarna back to the top of the Swedish Superettan ahead of next week’s crucial final day.

Brian Shelley adds former UCD man Sean Harding to Waitakere ranks

Posted by Barry 27 Oct 2014 No Comments »
Brian Shelley adds former UCD man Sean Harding to Waitakere ranks

The 2014/15 ASB Premiership season kicks off this weekend, with former UCD defender Sean Harding the latest player added to the Waitakere United squad by player-coach Brian Shelley.

Richie Ryan signs new two year deal with Ottawa Fury

Posted by Barry 22 Oct 2014 No Comments »
Richie Ryan signs new two year deal with Ottawa Fury

The former Sligo Rovers and Dundee United midfielder Richie Ryan has signed a new two-year-deal at Canadian NASL side Ottawa Fury, keeping the club captain at TD Place until the end of the 2016 season.

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