New Zealand Soccer 1962

Flag of New Zealand – Isolated by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball from Vector Contributor: grebeshkovmaxim all world countries national flags [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/all-world-countries-national-flags-1610621497 [Accessed 12 July 2022]

Major League Tables

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[References: 1]

(C) = Champions, (Q) = Qualify for Rothmans Tournament, (W) = Cup Winners and Qualify for Chatham Cup, (R) = Relegated

Rothmans Tournament Results (League Playoffs)

[References: 1]

Chatham Cup (Knockout Cup)

[References: 1]

Report

Shamrock, undoubtedly named after Irish team Shamrock Rovers, finished second in the Christchurch League in New Zealand in 1962 – one of four Major Leagues in New Zealand Soccer. The Winners of each of the four Major Leagues – Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin then went foreward to the Rothmans Tournament Playoffs, won 3-2 on aggregate by Northern of Dunedin versus Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. [References: 1]

This was followed by the Chatham Cup knockout tournament Finals, where the winners of each of the Four Major Leagues’ Cup Competitions played a single elimination cup versus the four winners of the Minor Leagues’ Cup Competitions (Hamilton, Nelson, New Plymouth and Invercargill). Hamilton Technical Old Boys, although from one of the Minor Leagues defeated Dunedin Cup Winners and also Rothman Tournament winners Northern 4-1 in the Chatham Cup Final. [References: 1]

Stock Image

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References

[1] D.D.M. Stewart (1962) “Complete New Zealand Details” World Soccer. December 1962. p. 18. Echo Publishing, London, UK.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch, Maurice Lynch, Simon Brennan and Gordon Brennan.

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CONCACAF Cup-Winners’ Cup Final Round 1991

Final Round Table

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Final Round Results

Report

Atletico Marte of El Salvador, which may be claimed as the “Irish” team in Central America due to the probable origins of organised Athletic Contests in the Tailteann Games in Ireland in 1600BC, won the CONCACAF Cup-Winners’ Cup in 1991 despite losing the last game in the Final Round Group 0-1 to Communicaciones of neighbours Guatemala. Atletico Marte had won their two previous games in the Final Round in Guatemala 1-0 versus Universidad Guadalajara of Mexico and 4-1 versus Caribbean qualifiers Racing Club of Guadeloupe. [References: 1]

Ancient History of Athletics

The Tailteann Games are an Ancient Sporting and Athletic Event hosted in what is today Teltown in Co. Meath, Ireland. The background to these games, which folklore scholars believe date back to 1600BC, approximately 900 years before the Olympic Games in Greece, are that they were a tribute to the Goddess Tailtiu, the wife of Eochaid mac Eirc, the last of the Fir Bolg High Kings. Tailtiu was foster mother to Lugh, a member of the Tuatha De Danann, an invading force in Ireland which defeated the Native Fir Bolg (as accounted in the “Book of Invasions”). After Eochaid mac Eirc’s death, and also Tailtiu’s death (possibly while clearing land for agriculture), Lugh instituted the Tailteann Games in her honour near the seat of the High Kings in Co. Meath. [References: 2-3]

The Games themselves ran for hundreds of years from the July fortnight up to August 1. events included Hurling, Long Jump, High Jump, Running, Spear Throwing, Boxing, Sword Fighting, Archery, Wrestling, Swimming, Chariot Racing, Strategy Games and crafts, storytelling, singing and dancing – all competitors attempting to be crowned best in Ireland. [References: 2-3]

Latin Soccer Stock Image

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References

Results References

[1] Keir Radnedge (Ed.) (1992) “South & Central American League Results and Tables” World Soccer. March 1992. p. 61. IPC Magazines, London, UK.

Historical References

[2] Francis Mulraney (2021) Did Ireland’s ancient August Lughnasa games influence the Olympics?” Irish Central [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/tailteann-games-1924 [Accessed 5  July 2022]

[3] Lebor Gabala Erenn (2022) The Book of Invasions Celtic New Dawn Press. Printed by Amazon.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Mulcahy, Fiona Connolly-Mulcahy, Conor Connolly-Mulcahy, Dara Connolly-Mulcahy, Orla Connolly-Mulcahy & Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy

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CFU Caribbean Cup Final Round 2007

CFU Caribbean Football Union Logo [References: 1]

Final Tables

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*Qualify for Semi-Finals. Tables Calculated Automatically from Results. Please see Results in [References: 2] Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Knockout Rounds

Results taken from Results in [References: 2] Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Group Stage Results

Results taken from Results in [References: 2]. Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Qualify for CONCACAF Nations Gold Cup 2007 in USA: Haïti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and Guadeloupe. [References: 2]

Recap

Barbados, whose population are partly descended from Irish captives sold into slavery during Oilver Cromwell’s invasion of Ireland [References: 4], did very well in their opening Group match in the CFU Caribbean Cup Final Round in Trinidad, by drawing with Caribbean power and hosts Trinidad & Tobago 1-1. Barbados had less luck in their subsequent matches, losingb 0-2 to Haïti three days later and 2-3 to Martinique in their final match. The Sydney Joseph Group was the stronger of the two groups in the Final Round, with both traditional Caribbean powers, Trinidad & Tobago and Haïti going on to meet in the Final, which Haïti won 2-1. Martinique would also be a very strong team in Caribbean football. The other group, the Bobby Sookram Group featured Guadeloupe and Cuba, who qualified for the Semi-Finals ahead of Guyana and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. [References: 2]. In addition to the make-up of Barbados’ population thew Roman Catholic Cathedral in Barbados in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. [References: 3]. The Tournament doubled as the qualifying round for the CONCACAF Nations Gold Cup 2007, to be held in USA. [References: 2]

Stock Photo of Trinidad from the Air showing Stadium

Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible
Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. Contributor: shipfactory Reference: [3]

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] IMS Soccer News (1992) 200px-Caribbean_Football_Union [Internet] Available from:  https://www.insidemnsoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/200px-Caribbean_Football_Union.jpg [Accessed 8 October 2020]

NEWSPAPERS

[2] Gavin Hamilton, Ed. (1992) “Results March 2007” World Soccer. March 2007. pg. 76-77. IPC Country & Leisure Magazines. London.

[3] Go Barbados (2022) St. Patrick’s  Roman Catholic Cathedral [Internet] Available from: https://barbados.org/churches/stpatrick.htm#.YlKtYpHMI2w [Accessed 10 April 2022]

[4] Irish America (2022) The Irish of Barbados [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishamerica.com/2015/10/the-irish-of-barbados-photos/#:~:text=Captain%20West%20was%20instructed%20to%20return%20to%20London,sold%20in%20Barbados%20for%20between%20%C2%A310%20and%20%C2%A335. [Accessed 10 April 2022]

IMAGE REFERENCES

[5] Contributor: shipfactory (2022) Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago Item ID: 347457122. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/aerial-view-cityscape-against-cloudy-sky-347457122 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Costello (Gateway).

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USL United Soccer League Championship 2022

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Players 2022

Compiled from Player Stats and Rosters on USL Championship website. For Official Player Stats and Rosters please visit League and Team Pages at: [References: 2-12]

Standings

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Reference: [1]

Schedule March 2022

Reference: [2]

Week 1 Recap (12 March-13 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s Dan Casey and Richie Ryan were both yellow-carded in this ill-tempered match in Northern California. Casey was yellow-carded after eigth minutes and Ryan was yellow-carded four minutes into time added on in the first half as El Paso Locomotive gave up a goal to Rodrigo Lopez which cancelled their earlier strike by Sonupe. Martinez (84′) and Keko (90-+1′) scored two late goals to give Sacramento Republic the win. Ryan was one one of three El Paso players yellow-carded in the incident just before halftime and there were a total of seven yellow cards handed out during the match, four of them in the first half to El Paso. Lee Desmond also made an appearance for Sacramento [Reference: 2 – see Sacramento Republic v El Paso Locomotive match details]

In other games Niall Logue was yellow-carded after 39 minutes but played the full 90 minutes for Memphis 901 FC as they lost 0-3 at home to Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Stephen Carroll also played the full 90 minutes in defense for Detroit City FC as they lost 0-1 at San Antonio FC. [References: 2-12]

Week 2 Recap (19 March-20 March 2022)

Aaron Molloy gave Memphis 901FC the lead after 13 minutes in their game at AutoZone Park versus Oakland Roots FC. Memphis 901FC went 2-0 up before halftime, and although Oakland Roots FC pulled one back in the 81st minute, Memphis 901FC held on in an ill-tempered game which saw three yellow cards for Memphis 901 FC and four yellow cards for Oakland Roots FC [References: 2]

Ireland’s Stephen Carroll played the full 90 minutes in Detroit City’s 1-0 win versus Charleston Battery [References: 3-4]  

Another of Ireland’s USL Championship trailblazers Richie Ryan came on as a substitute after 65 minutes in El Paso Locomotive’s 1-2 loss at home in Southwest University Park as the West Texas team went down to Southwest rivals New Mexico United in an ill-tempered match that saw five yellow cards handed out to El Paso and four to New Mexico.  [References: 2, 5-6]

Dan Casey and Lee Desmond, two more of the Republic of Ireland’s contingent in the USL Championship played the full 90 minutes in Sacramento Republic’s 0-2 loss at Torero Stadium in San Diego versus the San Diego Loyal SC. Desmond was yellow carded after 39 minutes, one of four Sacramento Republic FC players yellow-carded along with three San Diego Loyal SC players in this Californian derby game. [References: 2, 9-10]

Richie Ryan played his second game in five days for El Paso Locomotive FC in a Thursday evening match-up with Las Vegas Lights FC, this time playing the full 90 minutes in a game that saw 9 goals – four for the home team El Paso Locomotive FC and five for the visiting Las Vegas Lights. If that was not enough drama and excitement for the fans of these Southwest derby match teams, there were also 9 cards handed out – four yellow for each team and one red for Las Vegas. [References: 2, 5-6]

About USL Championship 2022 – Republic of Ireland Players

Seven Republic of Ireland players are signed to USL Championship teams in 2022 – Richie Ryan (El Paso Locomotive FC), Niall Logue (Memphis 901 FC), Dan Casey (Sacramento Republic FC), and Niall McCabe (Louiville City FC) return from 2021, while Stephen Carroll (Detroit City FC) makes his debut for Detroit City FC; Lee Desmond joins Casey at Sacramento Republic FC and Aaron Molloy joins Logue at Memphis 901 FC. Rob Kiernan has moved on from Orange County SC and Jordan Doherty from Tampa Bay Rowdies. [Reference: 3-12]

Fan Stock Image

redhead fan boy with new mexico state flag painted on his face. Item ID: 388257805 Contributor esfera [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/redhead-fan-boy-new-mexico-state-388257805 [Accessed 14 March 2022][Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / eirball.football subsite]

REFERENCES

[1] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Standings 2022 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-standings [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

[2] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from:   https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-schedule [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

Player References

[3] USL Championship (2022) Detroit City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-roster [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[4] USL Championship (2022)  Detroit City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[5] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[6] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[7] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[8] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-player-stats  [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[9] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[10] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[11] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[12] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Niall Brennan, Gareth Quigley.

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MLS Major League Soccer 2022

Conference Standings 2022

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Reference: [8]

Schedule February/March 2022

Reference: [9-13] See Below February/March Weekly Recaps for April 2022 Schedule and Recaps

Week 1 Recap (25-28 February 2022)

Jon Gallagher, a native of Dundalk, Ireland, was on the subs bench for Austin FC’s 5-0 defeat of FC Cincinnati to open the 2022 MLS season. The other two Republic of Ireland players on MLS rosters, Derrick Wiiliams of LA Galaxy and Jake Mulraney of Atlanta United did not feature. Reference: [2-9]

Week 2 Recap (5-7 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s John Gallagher came on as a substitute, playing 13 minutes in Austin FC’s 5-1 victory over Inter Miami CF, a huge win for the second week running, which meant the Texas Capital’s amazing start to the season continued. Another Republic of Ireland player, Derrick Williams, although born in Germany moved to Waterford as a child where he made a name for himself at AFC Tramore, securing a contract with Aston Villa FC of the English Premier League in 2009. After spells at Bristol City (2013 to 2016) and Blackburn Rovers (2016 to 2021) before signing for LA Galaxy in March 2021, just before the MLS season started. He earned his first cap for Republic of Ireland versus France in 2018. Williams came on as a substitute with four minutes remaining in LA Galaxy’s 1-0 at Charlotte FC. References: [2-10]

Week 3 Recap (12-13 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with seven minutes to go in Atlanta United’s home game versus Southern rivals Charlotte FC, and made an immediate impact, the super-sub making two attempts on goal, one of which went in as Atlanta United won 2-1 to go fifth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind leaders Columbus Crew. J Martinez had put Atlanta United ahead from the Penalty spot after 60 minutes only for Charlotte FC to reply through A Armour 60 minutes later. Jake Mulraney’s introduction after 83 minutes for R Hernandez proved vital as he scored after six minutes of time added on to win the game for Atlanta United. Mulraney received a long ball out on the right wing, cut inside the Charlotte FC defender just inside the box and let fly, not even looking as the ball deflected of a Charlotte FC defender leaving the goalkeeper looking on helpless. [References: 2-7a, 14]

Another Irish player Jon Gallagher came on as a substitute for Austin FC as the Texans lost 0-1 at Portland Timbers for their first loss of the season, and Derrick Williams was an unused substitute in LA Galaxy’s 2-3 loss at Seattle Sounders. [References: 2-7a]

Week 4 Recap (19-21 March 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute at halftime in Atlanta United’s 3-3 draw versus CF Montréal, a result which left Atlanta United in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Jon Gallagher came on with 8 minutes remaining in Austin FC’s 0-0 draw with Seattle Sounders FC which left the Texans in fourth place in the Western Conference. Ireland’s Derrick Williams was an unused substitute in LA Galaxy’s 0-1 loss to Orlando City SC, which left LA Galaxy in seventh place in the Western Conference. [References: 2-7A]

Philadelphia Union led the Eastern Conference on 10 points after four games, and Los Angeles Football Club and Real Salt Lake were also on 10 points at the top of the Western Conference.

Schedule April 2022

Week 6 Recap (2-3 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney started in Atlanta United’s 1-0 at D.C. United. Mulraney was substituted after 74 minutes. [References: 2-3] Another of Ireland’s contingent in USA Jon Gallagher came on as a substiute with 10 minutes to go in Austin FC’s 2-2 draw at San Jose Earthquakes [References: 4-5]. Derrick Williams of Ireland played the full 90 minutes, helping LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win at Portland Timbers [References: 7-7a]

Week 7 Recap (9-11 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with half an hour to go as Atlanta United lost 0-1 at Southeast rivals Charlotte FC in North Carolina. [References: 2-3]. Ireland’s Jon Gallagher came on with 29 minutes remaining as Austin FC won 1-0 at home to Minnesota United to maintain their challenge for the Western Conference Regular Season Championship. [References: 4-5]. Ireland’s Derrick Williams got one shot on goal, and was later substituted off after 76 minutes after starting in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win at home to Los Angeles FC in the Southern California derby. [References: 7-7a]

Week 8 Recap (16-17 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with one minute remaining as Atlanta United drew 0-0 versus FC Cincinnati [References: 2-3]. Jon Gallagher of Ireland started versus D.C. United in Austin FC’s 3-2 win at the Nation’s Capital, and was substituted after 56 minutes. [References: 4-5] Ireland’s Derrick Williams had one shot on target and played the full 90 minutes in LA Galaxy’s 0-0 draw at Chicago Fire FC [References: 7-7a]

Week 9 Recap (23-24 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with 14 minutes remaining as Atlanta United went down 1-2 at Inter Miami, leaving Atlanta United in fourth sport in the Eastern Conference standings. [References: 2-3]. Ireland’s Jon Gallagher started in Austin FC’s 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Austin FC moved into second in the MLS Western Conference table behind Los Angeles FC. Gallagher was substituted after 70 minutes. [References: 4-5] Ireland’s Derrick Williams had an assist in LA Galaxy’s goal in their 1-0 victory over Nashville FC as Williams played the full 90 minutes and LA Galaxy moved into third place in the Western Conference. [References: 7-7a]

Republic of Ireland Players 2022

Reference: [2-7A]

MLS Footage (2021)

FC Dallas forward Jáder Obrian (7) advances the soccer ball during a MLS preseason match between the Austin FC and FC Dallas, April 07, 2021, at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas. Contributor: Mark Fann Reference: [1]

Image Reference

[1] Contributor: Mark Fann FC Dallas forward Jáder Obrian (7) advances the soccer ball during a MLS preseason match between the Austin FC and FC Dallas, April 07, 2021, at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/fc-dallas-forward-obrian-7-advances-1952841547 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

REFERENCES

Logo References

[] Sportslogos.net (2020) MLS Primary Logo 2015- [Internet] Available from: http://8653__major_league_soccer-primary-2015 [Accessed 5 May 2021]

Player References

[2] MLS (2021) Jake Mulraney [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jake-mulraney/ [Accessed 5 May 2021]

[3] MLS (2021) Jake Mulraney Match Log [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jake-mulraney/match-log/ [Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[4] MLS (2022) Jon Gallagher [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jon-gallagher/ [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[5] MLS (2022) Jon Gallagher Match Log [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jon-gallagher/match-log/ [Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[6] MLS (2022) Derrick Williams [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/derrick-williams/ [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[7] MLS (2022) Derrick Williams Match Log [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/derrick-williams/match-log/ [Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[7a] FAI (2022) Derrick Williams [Internet] Available from: https://www.fai.ie/ireland/player/250012722 [Accessed 7 March 2022]

Matchday REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[2] MLS (2022) MLS Standings [2022] [Internet] Available from:  https://www.mlssoccer.com/standings/2022/conference#season=2022&live=true [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[9] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule February 21-27 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-02-21 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[10] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule February 28-March 6 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-02-28  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 7 March 2022]

[11] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 7-13 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-07  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

[12] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 14-20 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-14  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[13] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 21-27 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-21  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[14] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 28-April 3 2022 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-28 [Accessed 18 April 2022]

[15] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule April 4-10 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-04-04 [Accessed 18 April 2022]

[16] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule April 11-17 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-04-11 [Accessed 18 April 2022]

Match Recaps

[7] MLS (2022) Atlanta United v Charlotte FC 2022-03-13 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/competitions/mls-regular-season/2022/matches/atlvsclt-03-13-2022/ [Accessed 14 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tom Gallagher and Jason Caldwell.

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Soccer Bowl International Tournament 1989

Results

Recap

A League of Ireland XI travelled to Trinidad in the Caribbean to play in the Soccer Bowl 1989 International Tournament. Having beaten Ecuador (presumably on penalties) after a 1-1 draw in the Semi-Finals, the League of Ireland XI lost to hosts Trinidad & Tobago 1-0 in the Final. Peru finished third defeating Ecuador 2-1 in the Third Place Playoff. Reference: [1-2]. The Quality of opposition for the League of Ireland squad was undeniable with Ecuador and Peru, both South American countries, always strong, and Trinidad & Tobago at the time in line for a 1990 World Cup Finals berth (they would eventually lose out on the last day of Qualifying to USA). Reference: [3-4]

About the Soccer Bowl

The Soccer Bowl 1989 International Tournament was a preseason International Tournament held in Trinidad & Tobago that took its name from the Championship Game of the by then defunct North American Soccer League (1977-1985) Championship Game, also called Soccer Bowl, like Super Bowl in American Football (NFL).

Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible

Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. Contributor: shipfactory Reference: [3]

Image References

[3] Contributor: shipfactory (2022) Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago Item ID: 347457122. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/aerial-view-cityscape-against-cloudy-sky-347457122 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

Results References

[1] Anon. / Kier Radnedge (ed.) (1989) “Results” World Soccer. September 1989. Volume 30 Number 1. pg. 55. IPC Magazines, London, England, UK.

[2] Guy Oliver (1989) “Peru” Guinness Record of World Soccer. p. 674. Guinness Publishing, Middlesex, England, UK.

[3] Guy Oliver (1989) “The Fourteenth World Cup” Guinness Record of World Soccer. p. 57-58. Guinness Publishing, Middlesex, England, UK.

[4] Anon. / Kier Radnedge (ed.) (1989) “World Cup Results and Tables” World Soccer. January 1990. Volume 30 Number 4. pg. 59. IPC Magazines, London, England, UK.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jason Caldwell.

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Mauritius Premier League 2016-17

Final Table

PosTeam

(C) Champions and Qualify for CAF Champions League: Pamplemousses SC Belle Vue

(R) Relegated to Second Level for 2017-18: AS Rivière du Rempart and Grand Rivière Sud Est Wanderers SC.

(P) Promoted from Second Level for 2017-18: Chebel Citizens, Entente-Boulet Rouge-Riche Mare Rovers.

Top Scorer 2016-17: Sewram Gobin (AS Rivière du Rempart)

Cup Final (Coupe de Maurice de Football): AS Port Louis 2000 – Pamplemousses SC Belle Vue 2-0

Players with Irish Names in the Mauritus National Team playing in the Mauritius Premier League 2016-17:

O’Brian Kévin Jean-Louis (G) Pamplemousses SC

Peter Donovan Colin Bell (M) Pamplemousses SC

Joseph Stephen Kévin Perticots (M) Pamplemousses SC

Luther Murphy Rose (M) AS Port Louis 2000

Joseph Duddy Éduoard (F) Bolton City Youth Club.

Recap

With a large number of immigrants from the Indian Ocean of Mauritius arriving in Ireland in recent decades, it can be reasonably stated that the Island is the Ireland of Africa, given that Irish names proliferate in the country, as shown by the number of players in the Mauritius National Team alone with Irish names in 2016-17: O’Brian Kévin Jean-Louis, Peter Donovan Colin Bell and Joseph Stephen Kévin Perticots from Champions Pamplemousses SC, Luther Murphy Rose from AS Port Louis 2000 and Joseph Duddy Éduoard of Bolton City Youth Club all plying their trade in the Mauritius Premier League as well as Kylian Joel Farley Yrnard playing for RC Waterloo in Belgium and Clency Rofique playing for Le Havre SC in France.

mauritius country flag map shape national symbol Contributor tony4urban [2]

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References

[1] Gabriel Mantz (2017) “Mauritius” African Yearbook of Football 2018. pg. 439, 443-444 Soccer Books Ltd. Cleethorpes, N.E. Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

Images

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Paul O’Reilly.

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FF de Chile Primera Division 2020-21

Final Table

PosTeam

Legend / Key: (C) Champions, (RP) Relegation Playoff, (R) Relegated

Universidad de Concepcion were relegated after losing Playoff 0-1 to Colo Colo.

Recap

O’Higgins finished 11th in the Chilean Primera Division in 2020-21, on 45 points from 34 matches, 20 points behind Champions Universidad Catolica, and 4 above relegated Universidad de Concepcion. Other teams with names recognizable to Irish readers were Union Espanola (4th), Palestino (5th), Santiago Wanderers (12th), Everton (13th) and Audax Italiano (14th). [1]

About O’Higgins Soccer Team and General Bernardo O’Higgins

Like O’Higgins numerous Soccer teams in Chile reference the origins of the majority of Chileans in European ancestry. O’Higgins are named after General Bernardo O’Higgins, born in Chile out of marriage to Ambrosio O’Higgins, who was born in Ireland and Isabel Riquelme. Bernardo O’Higgins took charge of a rabble of a rebel army, despite having no military training himself and led the Liberation of Chile from Spanish rule in a war that lasted from 1810 to 1818. Today he is regarded as the liberator of Chile and the father of the Nation [2]. He is recognized by Football authorities not just in the name O’Higgins for the Soccer team, but also in the Copa Libertadores, the Liberators Cup, which is the South American equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, named in honour of all the South American Liberators.

Statue of General Bernardo O’Higgins in Santiago, Chile.

Bernando O’Higgins General Statue at Bulnes Square and Bicentenario Chilean flag – Santiago, Chile / Item ID: 1276756747 Contributor Diego Grandi (2022) [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/bernando-ohiggins-general-statue-bulnes-square-1276756747 [Accessed 15 January 2022][3]

REFERENCES

[1] Stephen Fishlock Group Ed.. (2021) “World Service: Club football: South America: Chile” World Soccer. April 2021 pg. 96, Kelsey Media, Maidstone, Kent, England. UK.

[2] Christopher Minster (2019) Biography of Bernardo O’Higgins, Liberator of Chile Thought Co. July 21, 2019. [Internet] Available from: https://www.thoughtco.com/bernardo-ohiggins-2136599 [Accessed 15 January 2022]

Image References

[3] Contributor Diego Grandi (2022) Bernando O’Higgins General Statue at Bulnes Square and Bicentenario Chilean flag – Santiago, Chile / Item ID: 1276756747 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/bernando-ohiggins-general-statue-bulnes-square-1276756747 [Accessed 15 January 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Bernard (Loreto Community Project, Nutgrove)

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Venezuela FA First Division 1992-93

Final Table

PosTeam

Note: * Maritimo and Minerven were to playoff for title(CL) – Qualify for Copa Libertadores

Recap

Galicia, named after the Atlantic and Celtic region of North West Spain, finished second from bottom in the Venezuela First Division in 1992-93, and were relegated straight back down to the Second Division having being promoted the previous season [1]. Coincidentally they finished in the bottom three along with Italia and Portuguesa, two other teams named for regions in Mediterranean and Atlantic Europe from which the some of the settlers of South America and Venezuela came [1, 2]

About Galicia

Galicia is a Province of North West Spain, speaking Gallego, a language related to both Spanish and Portuguese, however, since 1981 there has been a movement in Galicia to link with the Atlantic and Celtic past of Galicia. Celtic Galicia compares itself not just in terms of weather to the Atlantic fringe of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, but also to the Celtic past which dates back to the 6th Century A.D. There is both a sporting and cultural heritage being revived, with Gaelic Football starting in the 2010s and the traditional instrument – a form of bagpipe being promoted by Celtic musicians [2].

The Galicia Football Club in Venezuela, like its counterparts Italia and Portuguesa, would be relating to the homeland of these Mediterranean and Atlantic peoples now transplanted to South America.

Close up of a soccer ball with Venezuela flag. 3D Rendering [Reference: 3][Text “Venezuela Futbol” added by Enda Mulcahy / Eirball]

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Ink Drop

References

[1] Anon. / Keir Radnedge (Ed.) (1993) “South America: Tables” World Soccer. August 1993. IPC Magazines, London, UK.

[2] Penn Museum (2021) The Modern Celts of Northern Spain [Internet] Available from: https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/the-modern-celts-of-northern-spain/#:~:text=The%20earliest%20known%20reference%20to%20the%20Celts%20in,even%20in%20Spain%E2%80%99s%20current%20climate%20of%20economic%20development. [Accessed 30 December 2021]

[3] Shutterstock / Ink Drop (2021) Close up of a soccer ball with Venezuela flag. 3D Rendering [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/close-soccer-ball-venezuela-flag-3d-1069680932 [Accessed 30 December 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Nessa Mahon (TCD) and Dervla Mulcahy.

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