Goals from Mikael Lustig, Georgios Samaras and James Forrest gave Celtic a comfortable win over Cliftonville and ensured there is little chance of an upset when the Irish League side travel to Parkhead next week for the second leg of their Champions League second round qualifier.
A goal on his 23rd birthday from Dinny Corcoran and a wonderful strike from Karl Moore got Aaron Callaghan’s Bohemians reign off to the uplifting start that all at Dalymount Park would have hoped for as they’ll take a deserved 2-1 lead to Portadown for next week's second leg.
HAVING put out Belfast’s big three of Linfield, Glentoran and Cliftonville on their way to Saturday’s Setanta Sports Cup final with Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk boss Ian Foster admits he would relish the prospect of an All-Ireland League.
WHERE once the fixture would have garnered massive headlines, Derry City’s visit to Windsor Park for this evening’s Setanta Cup game against Linfield (kick-off 5.30pm) is, dare one say it, almost something of a distraction for the Candystripes, whose priority remains the chase for a European spot in the League of Ireland, with big games coming up this week away to Cork City and at home to Shamrock Rovers.
THAT infamous night in November, when Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland collided in a crucial World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park in 1993, stands out in the minds of many of us who were there as one of the most tension-filled and downright hostile sporting events we have ever attended.