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Nick Menezes

Nick Menezes
Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.

Watch: Ryan Manning Scores 25-Yard Screamer For QPR’s Under-23s

Ryan Manning continued to build a reputation for himself with a well-taken strike for QPR’s under-23s on Friday afternoon.   The Galwegian scored a left-footed effort from outside the box as his side defeated Barnsley 3-2. Manning was also recently named in Noel King’s Irish under-21 side to take on Azerbaijan and will hope to reproduce the same magic in …

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Noel King Names Exciting Ireland Under-21 Side To Face Azerbaijan

5 March 2014; Republic of Ireland manager Noel King. UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

Noel King has announced his Ireland under-21 side for the clash against their Azerbaijan counterparts in Baku next month’s U21 European Championship qualifier. There are some familiar faces in the squad with regulars Josh Cullen, Harry Charsley and Reece Grego-Cox again called upon along with exciting prospects Declan Rice of West Ham and Connor Ronan of Wolves – both of …

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Irish Fans Won’t be Happy With BBC’s Premier League All-Time XI

Like many broadcasters in recent weeks, the BBC have selected their Premier League XI of the last 25 years. Gareth Brooks has come under criticism in the past for his ‘Team of the Week’ selections in the past for various reasons. However, the ex-Spurs man was not tasked with this celebratory team. Instead, former England quartet Gary Lineker, Ian Wright, Danny …

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Scott Hogan Has Finally Declared For Ireland

Martin O’Neill has reveald that, after a long time of deliberation, Scott Hogan is about to finally declare for the Republic of Ireland. The 25-year-old Manchester-born striker has two Irish grandparents and has been a long-term target of Martin O’Neill. The attacker caught the eye during a prolific spell at Brentford. Hogan has worked his way up through the non …

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Five Players Hoping To Be Named In Monday’s Ireland Squad

Maguire Kelly Ireland

Martin O’Neill will name his provisional squad for next months crunch internationals against Georgia and Serbia on Monday. The Derryman has become famous for initially naming surprisingly large panels before making a call on his preferred personnel. The larger squads have seen the inclusion of some surprising names, with some even managing to make the final cut – Callum O’Dowda …

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Watch: Ireland Hopeful Liam Kelly Scored Two Peaches Last Night

Liam Kelly scored two wonderful goals as Reading defeated Gilligham in the League Cup Tuesday night. The 21-year-old established himself in Reading’s first team and has become a firm favourite of Jaap Stam. Kelly was one of the more experienced heads in an experimental Reading side that dispatched their League 1 opponents 2-0 with Kelly grabbing both goals in stunning …

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Done Deal: Highly-Rated St. Pat’s Goalkeeper Completes England Move

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Maginn Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 28/4/2017 Derry City vs St. Patrick's Athletic St. Patrick's Conor O'Malley

St. Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Conor O’Malley has agreed a move to Peterborough United. The 23-year-old is one of the League of Ireland’s best goalkeepers and has been a key player for Pats since joining from fellow Dublin club Shamrock Rovers. A native of Mayo, the shot stopper had previously been on the books of Mervue United. He won back to …

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