The Author

Gerry Farrell

Gerry Farrell, Dublin based football enthusiast with an interest in League of Ireland, the Irish National Team, and a bit of everything else. Bohemian in my outlook and footballing alliegiances, presenter of "The Beautiful Game" on Phoenix FM 92.5. Has nearly completed the Panini Euro 88 sticker album.

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The Irish abroad

by Gerry Farrell

Gerry Farrell discusses the experiences of Irish players overseas and how more moves to leagues other than those in England are good for the future.

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Football and fluid identity

by Gerry Farrell

Gerry Farrell weighs in on the debate over international eligibility amid rumours of Diego Costa’s interest in declaring for Spain.

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The fall and rise of UD Salamanca

by Gerry Farrell

Founded by Irish students at the beginning of the 20th century, UD Salamanca were once an established La Liga presence. Gerard Farrell charts their history.