Burmese contenders Kanbawza FC snap up Caleb Folan Darren Decides: O’Dea has offers from England, Italy and the Netherlands Keane and Galaxy scrape into another MLS Cup final INTERVIEW: George O’Callaghan – “People have been naïve back home. They’re obsessed with England”

Burmese contenders Kanbawza FC snap up Caleb Folan

Posted by Barry 16 Dec 2014 No Comments »
Burmese contenders Kanbawza FC snap up Caleb Folan

Having last trialled at Canadian NASL side FC Edmonton, former Republic of Ireland striker Caleb Folan has signed for Myanmarese side Kanbawza on a one-year-contract.

Darren Decides: O’Dea has offers from England, Italy and the Netherlands

Posted by Barry 02 Dec 2014 No Comments »
Darren Decides: O'Dea has offers from England, Italy and the Netherlands

Darren O’Dea is mulling over offers from England and further afield as he looks to return to football – with the Republic of Ireland defender subject of interest from teams in Serie A and the Dutch Eredivisie.

Keane and Galaxy scrape into another MLS Cup final

Posted by Barry 01 Dec 2014 No Comments »
Keane and Galaxy scrape into another MLS Cup final

Robbie Keane can win a third MLS Cup in four years next Sunday after LA Galaxy progressed to the showpiece final thanks to a dramatic aggregate win over Seattle Sounders at Century Link Field overnight.

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.

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