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Ben Twomey

Ben Twomey
Soon to be English and German graduate in University College Cork. In love with soccer, unable to play racket sports and the undisputed Pro Evolution 2008 champion with Saudi Arabia. @twomey_ben

The Reality Of Dreams: We Speak With Longford’s Paul Skinner

Ben Twomey caught up with former Celtic goalkeeper Paul Skinner to talk about his time in Scotland and the realities of SSE Airtricity League football today with his side, newly-promoted Longford Town.  To play football every day, to have football as a job, is a dream which many young children have throughout the world. It is a dream in which they …

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For Ireland, Pride Comes After The Fall

There’s something very Irish about the way defeat is celebrated. Why does Ireland do this? When it is so capable of victory.    We are a country which is enveloped by the English game. We work every week to watch the analytical Gary Neville or the dapper, “I’ve played with everyone” Thierry Henry pass comment over the weekend’s biggest matches. …

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FC Barcelona & The Absence of Purity

We are living in a golden age of on-field performance. But the purity of the game is gone and no club embodies this like FC Barcelona.    We are living in a time when football has never been more popular. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, the average attendance of 53,592 was the second highest in history, …

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