Ever wanted to consume your favourite player as a cocktail?

New this week that Shelbourne were offering fans a cocktail and cake evening in Tolka Park. It isn’t the first LOI dalliance with cocktails. In 2010 when St Pats reached the Setanta Cup final, the de facto club pub McDowells offered 11 specials based on the expected team line up.


If you’re interested; here’s the ingredients for each drink


Pats lost the final 0-1 to Bohs. Drink wasn’t used as an excuse.

George Foreman backs Limerick FC

With news that Limerick’s 2015 budget will be scaled back, they might consider contacting one of their most famous backers.

George Foreman Limerick

I’m sure the $20,000 from grillmaster/boxer George Foreman was very welcome but it didn’t help Limerick too much on the field. They finished bottom of the First Division in 1999/2000.

Article from Limerick Leader in April 1999. Thanks to Karl Reilly for the scan!

Dundalk laughing at Bohs travel troubles

At the end of the 1992/93 season leaders Bohemians traveled to Dundalk on the last day only needing a point to secure the title (their first since 1978). On the way their bus broke down causing kick off to be delayed 45 minutes.  Dundalk won 1-0 and three teams ended the season level on points; Cork City, Shelbourne and Bohs. Cork eventually won the league title after two round-robin play offs.

When Bohs next visited Oriel Park, this ‘ad’ appeared in the official match programme.

Bohs Bus Breakdown

Somewhat ironically Turlough O’Connor resigned as manager of Dundalk shortly after this to take up the managers role at Bohs.

Thanks to Jim Murphy for the scan!