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Kevin Galvin

Cork based Journalist writing also for my own blog and the Evening Echo. Views are of some bastard who is presumably responsible (But none of the outlets I write for!)

France Football Five 24E Journée

What a week in French football!Kevin Galvin provides us with the five biggest talking points from  24E Journée. 5. Metz Get A Much Needed Win Ligue 2 leaders Metz got their first win of 2014, after a disastrous start to the calendar year, with a 2-1 win over 8th placed Caen. It took a Diafra Sakho penalty in the 56th minute to …

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French Football Five 23E Journée

5. Just a point at the top of Ligue 2 Metz are suffering a mid-season crisis as Ligue 2 leaders, with their second loss in a row, stretching their winning-less streak to four games.  It seems now is most certainly the time to play the German border side, and Niort were the latest team to cash in, beating ‘Les Grenats’ 2-0 …

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French Football Five 22E Journée

In another instalment of French Football Five 22E Journée, Kevin Galvin brings us the latest talking points. 5. Cote d’Azur Craziness! In the pick of the games over the midweek programme of Coupe de France games, Nice made the short trip down the coast to Marseille. Defensively the game was a shambles on both sides, with Nice leading 3-2 at …

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French Football Five 21E Journée

5. Troyes Triumphant in Coupe de la Ligue Ligue 2 Troyes has continued an incredible League Cup run to the semi-final stages. While the competition doesn’t have a great reputation in England, the French equivalent is seen as the premier cup competition, making Troyes advancement all the more incredible. The mid-placed second tier side hosted relegation battling Evian a league …

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French Football Five 20E Journèe

5. Dijon Turn Up the Mustard on the Promotion Battle   Dijon’s 4-1 victory over Istres last Friday night put them a mere point off the promotion places, one of a number of teams who have a very realistic chance of finding themselves In the top-tier next season. Tours’ win over Caen puts them in that coveted 3rd position for the …

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French Football Five: Cup Special

Kevin Galvin delivers the five biggest talking points from this weekend’s cup action in France. 1. The Football Returns! After taking a break over Christmas French domestic football returned this weekend with the Coupe de France Round of 32. For many teams it proved a good dust-buster ahead of the league’s resumption next weekend. The competition is famed for its …

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LOI: Rovers Reserves The Wrong Route To Take

Kevin Galvin discusses the controversial decision to allow Shamrock Rovers to enter a reserve team in the League of Ireland First Division. Shamrock Rovers; the most successful club in Irish football and the club which Irish domestic football supposedly cannot live without. They’re a club which regularly pulls in the highest gates across the grounds and were the first ever …

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French Football Five: 19e Journée

Kevin Galvin brings us the top five talking points from this weekend’s French football action in 19e Journée. 5. Istres A Miracle! Putting a disappointing draw behind them last week, FC Istres caused the upset of the round, beating second placed Lens 2-1 away. The Provence outfit were expected to suffer badly at the hands of the former Champions League …

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League of Ireland: Fixture Frenzy as Premier Rivalries Released

A mere five days before Christmas the League of Ireland Premier Division fixtures were released on the expectant public, with each sets of supporters around the country eager to see where their seasons would begin and end, and which teams they would be facing home and away twice. Reigning champions St. Patrick’s Athletic will begin their season outside their native …

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Thanks for the memories, Trent Johnson!

After 130 games for his adapted country, Trent Johnston finally called time on his Irish career in the most suitable fashion; by picking up his fourth Intercontinental cup title with his adopted country, beating Afghanistan in the final. Ten days earlier he picked up three wickets (including successive breakthroughs in the 12th over) against the same side in Ireland’s ICC …

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