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David Cullinane

David Cullinane
Aspiring to write words on the beautiful game and lover of all things international football, European football and Waterford United.

Jonathan Walters: The player Of The People

Watching Jonathan Walters lately in an Irish shirt is a reminder of the previous first generation to represent Ireland. He strikes us as an honest man and someone who is proud to represent the country of which his mother hails from. There are shades of great men of the past about him, which have been missing from the Irish team …

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Countdown To Bosnia – Ireland’s Playoff History

The playoff has always been an important point to consider before a major championship from an Irish perspective. Here, we take a look back at Ireland’s play-off history ahead of tonight’s massive clash with Bosnia…. Ireland V Spain World Cup 66′ Playoff Ireland first played Spain at home in Dalymount where they ran out 1-0 winners before travelling to Spain …

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Barca’s Treble Dream Continues: Continental Europe Cup Final Roundup

David Cullinane reviews all the action from Europe’s continental cup finals, including Barcelona’s win over Athletic Bilbao.    DFB-Pokal (Germany) Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Wolfsburg Not a classic in many ways but it did throw up some fascinating talking points. Jurgen Klopp leaves Dortmund without that fairytale ending but there were magical scenes for Wolfsburg, who won their first ever DFB-Pokal. Potentially …

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5 Talking Points From The Real-Atletico CL Quarter-Final

Real Madrid pulled off the ultimate escape last night, beating their cross-city rivals Atletico with just a couple of minutes to spare. David Cullinane looks at five talking points from the game. 5. Pepe In Midfield? Thankfully for Real fans this wasn’t the case but until the teams arrived out and Sergio Ramos, along with all of his imperialness, graced the central …

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European Giants Collide This Weekend

Liverpool

This weekend sees the clash of European giants with the Bundesliga’s giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich facing off as well as Marseille hosting Paris Saint Germain.  Here, David Cullinane previews two of Europe’s biggest games happening this weekend. Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich (Saturday, 17:30 on BT Sport 1) Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandoski return to Dortmund, along with …

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An Irish Fan On The Atmosphere That Surrounded Irl vs Pol

David Cullinane relives the thoughts, sights and sounds from Ireland’s spirited come-back against Poland.  There was a sense from early yesterday upon arriving in Dublin that this was more than a normal game. This was huge, this was massive; it was essentially do or die trying. As is ritual, a stroll into town to check out the atmosphere uncovered the surreal …

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Rayo & Real de Madrid: The True Experience

On a week of insane lows for Real Madrid, David Cullinane travelled to the Spanish capital in order to experience the two sides of Madrid’s footballing communities – Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid CDF. Rayo, the small left wing liberals from the Vallecans working-class district of Madrid is a fascinating club, with one of Europe’s most interesting style of fans. Compare this to a …

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Parma FC – The Club That’s A Week From Extinction

Parma FC are on life support. It will be turned off within a week unless a miracle occurs.  For a more in depth guide of Parma’s financial crisis, check out our guide here. Parma F.C the famous blue and yellow, appear to be in their last week after encountering serious financial trouble. A year on from the club celebrating 100 …

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