2019 comes to a close, as does the 2010’s.
Hopefully everybody is surviving the football period, and you can fill out your Post to Post Sport Irish Festive Bingo card later.
As usual our Domestic Football Podcast Get Your Bleak On went up shortly after midnight. Aside from a few weeks of technical difficulties we’ve brought you domestic football coverage on Thursdays since February, and will continue to do so during 2020. You can get our podcasts on Spotify (below), Podbean (here), or Player FM (Search Post to Post Sport).
We Spoke to a Post to Post Sport favorite we hadn’t heard from in a while, Niall Newberry now of the Dundalk Democrat. He had plenty to say on the FAI mess and the LOI football over the past year. We then had a selection box of interviews; including a passionate Shamrock Rovers fan, a Cork Women’s coach, and Bray Wanderers newest signing.
Looking ahead to the New Year, and the new decade, I have a few hopes. I hope for a football association that cares about domestic football, Women’s and Men’s, and want to see the game grow. We should have professional leagues in this country, and this is the decade to do it. Teams should be financed for joining the league, rather than expected to pay huge fees. I want to see the Premier Division expanded, and a pyramid put in place.
As for next season, I want to see a tighter Premier Division title race between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers, with the likes of Bohs, Derry, and St. Pats making the race exciting early on. I hope for another competitive season of the First Division (get ready for more Bray Wanderers bias in the upcoming season). And I hope the Women’s National League gets more attention, and Peamount can get past the Champions League Qualifier Rounds. It’ll be an up hill battle for the Men’s side to qualify for Euro 2020, while the Women’s side are a good bet to qualify for Euro 2021.
Happy New Year to all, and thanks for listening to our podcasts over the past year. Enjoy the football.
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