Friday, August 27, 2010

Killian Brennan Interview



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idziKft75tc is the interview for the week lads,
good night all

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Announcement



Hey lads, most of us here at the show are sad to say that school is starting again. Which means we will only be uploading 1 interview every week (ohhhhh). These interviews could be up on Thursdays, Fridays or even Saturdays, and maybe not even at all but hopefully we will have new ones every week. But don't worry we will still have all the rest like text updates, Adam Kelly's night of Bohs and a new youtube segment. That's all bye you guys

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Adam Kelly's Night of Bohs


Here on the LoI interview show we have a new segment, Adam Kelly's night of Bohs, we do it almost after every bohs game, so here it is:





DROGHEDA VS BOHS, 23RD AUGUST, HUNKY DORY PARK

A goal from Gareth McGlynn on 77 minutes was all that separated the two sides in what was a thrilling Premier Division encounter at United Park on Tuesday night. This game was the re-fixed one which occured on the 9th of July which was abandoned at half time due to a power cut in the local area with Bohs leading 1-0. Under FAI rules the gate receipts received from this game were split 50-50 between the clubs!

The first chance fell to Drogheda in the first minute, Glenn FitzPatrick was through 1 on 1 but Chris O`Connor made a great save. The next chance fell to Aarron Greene who wriggled his way through the home teams defence but poked his shot wide of Robert Duggan`s left hand post. Chances were few and far between for the remainder of the first half with a few yellow cards livening the closing exchanges up.

The start of the second half saw Bohs up the tempo and Drogheda were clearly on the back front. A great passing move between Owen Heary and Jason Byrne saw Heary`s shot drift wide. The introduction of Paddy Madden and Killian Brennan changed the game for Bohs. Both adding much needed flair up front. The all important chance came when Conor Powell`s exqusite ball was controlled magnificently by McGlynn on the edge of the box who shot past Duggan. This brought scenes of dupilation and relief from the players and the fans.

But there was one last chance for Utd when Ryan Brennan whipped a cross into the box in the 90th minute, Chris O`Connor just managed to get their before the rampant John Flood.

Thank you very much to Adam for the segment

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ciaran O'Brien Interview


We here at the show are delighted to announce that we are having our first interview with a non-LoI player; Colarado Rapids star: Ciaran O'Brien! Sit back and relax as Donagh Corby asks the star about Beckham, The MLS and Peter Beardsley!!!



So Ciaran you play for Colorado Rapids how do you like the set-up there?


We have a great facility. Stadium is top quality and the training pitch is kept really well. Colorado is always sunny so it makes for a good training environment.


And we know last year you went on loan with Montreal Impact and Austin Aztex, did you like those clubs?


Yeah it was great, Austin was a short stint and Montreal was for a few months. Montreal has a great following up there and the atmosphere was great to play in front of. When they go to the MLS in 2012 it will be a great place to play.


Yeah, so Montreal won a trophy too, how did it feel to win that?


It was great. Probably the first proper championship I won. Great to win after all the work you put in through out the season


So now back at Colorado, do you think they can do anything major this season?


We have a great team. But we haven’t been getting results. It’s tough to tell. I have been out

of favour so it is a bit frustrating to watch us not getting results. But if we play well we can make the playoffs and then who knows what will happen


Do you think the play-offs are a realistic option?


Yeah we are middle of the pack. We need a stretch of wins but it is definitely possible


Hm, and who do you think will top the league?


Looks like Columbus will win the league. LA is close but doesnt look like they will make up the gap. There is still a long way to go though so who knows.


Yeah and with Beckham back LA could move up. So on another note we know you have also played with clubs like Tacoma and Seattle, did you like it their?


Tacoma is where I played during the summer before the college season. We had a quality team, My Dad was the manager and it was a great experience. Seattle on loan my first year I played really well. The manager there was quality and put a lot of confidence in me which made it much easier to play like myself


So we know you have played with David Beckham, how did it feel to be on the same pitch as him?


It was my first professional game. I think it hit other people more than myself. It was just like

playing against another player. You don’t really take in that it is Beckham. But it definitely will be a cool story to say I played against him my first game


Yeah, and you were sent off in that game unfortunately and quite harshly, were you very disappointed after that?


Yeah I ended up being suspended for 2 games. It really was tough to deal with. The tackle looks a lot worse than what it really was.


Yeah, so we are almost out of time, so time for the days random question: Who was your favourite player as a kid?


Peter Beardsley. My dad played with him in Vancouver when he was really young. Then I followed his career. Aside from him I would say John Barnes or Ian Rush

We would like to thank Ciaran for his generous amount of time and Donagh for the interview. But the question is do you think this outside-LoI interview should be a recurring segment?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Victor Ekanem Interview


Here is our exclusive friday afternoon interview with Longford's Shamrock Rovers loan-star Victor Ekanem.

Okay so Victor Longfords season has been very up and down, what do you think?


Yeah it has. It was a totally different team this year, and it takes a bit of time for players to gel! Teams getting more united now compared to the start of the season


Yes and with you hovering above the danger zone in mid-table, what would your aims for the season be?


At this stage we would be relatively happy with a top half finish! Or go as far as we can depending on other results!


Yeah, and you yourself have been scoring some important goals for the Town, are you happy with your form?


Yeah, whatever I can do to help the team you know! Yeah been happy enough, just looking to get as much experience I can


So what has your highlight of the season been? Was it scoring the winner in El Grand Classico against Athlone?


Ha yeah that was a good moment, was a great result for the team, we needed a boost you know. Also getting a result up in Derry, I think that was the turning point for us!


Yeah , well anyway we know you are on loan from Rovers, is your time there fun?


Its always great playing for such a big club you know, you learn alot from every one around you to improve my game


Well when you get back to rovers would you be hoping to get into the first team?


Hopefully to be in the squad! You never know in football! Rovers have got such a strong team and its almost impossible for anybody to get in!


Okay, well we are almost out of time, so here is the day’s random question: Who is your football idol?

No question who that is, I worship Rio Ferdinand! haha



We would like to thank Victor for his time doing the interview and reporter Donagh for doing the interview, goodbye


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Darren Meenan Interview



We here at the show would like to apologise for the delay, but here is our interview with Darren Meenan, and we will be re-uploading our old text interviews from the youtube.


So Darren you recently signed for struggling side Drogheda United, how did that come about?


Eh well I was with Drogheda boys when I was younger and knew Darius so had a chat and came down to train and I had look and signed.


That’s great. And how do you compare the set-up at the Louth club to other clubs you have played for?


Well going from Sligo full time to part time has been different, but there’s good people here an we have the best of everything and you can’t complain


So do you think you can push on and steer clear of relegation?


I think We can definitely overtake Galway.

Well what is your opinion on Irish teams in Europe?


I think Irish teams are underrated as we seen Fingal were unlucky, rovers had a great game with Juventus and I like to see the teams in Europe do well its good for the league


So were you disappointed with Bohs and Dundalk?


I was Very disappointed with Bohs I thought they took the game for granted an didn’t go into it with the right attitude, Dundalk just weren’t good enough


While we’re on the topic of Bohs, what is your opinion on them beating Aston Villa?


It’s good to see and as I said before Irish teams don’t get the respect they deserve


So what was your opinion when Bohs and Drogheda was called off at the knife-edge score of 1-0?


I was happy because we didn’t turn up that day and we’ll have a crack again at a later date.


Okay I see, so anyway, We know you have played at u-21 level with Northern Ireland, how was that whole experience?


It was good I’ve played all the way up for N. Ireland I qualify through my da he’s from Derry City. The Republic wouldn’t give me chance because of me size so I got the call from them and I enjoyed it


So how did it feel to pull on the green jersey?


It felt good, but the national anthem was a weird experience when you’re from the Republic


Yeah I can see how, do you still think you could be picked at u-23 level for the Republic?


I don’t know if I could I just want to get me head down and help Drogheda stay in the premier division


Okay that’s great, well we're almost out of time so here is the random question of the day: What in your opinion is the best game you have ever played in?


Recently the FAI cup final which we sadly lost, but N. Ireland VS. Germany U-21’s Otzil, Boateng, Muller they all played and were different class.


Thanks to Darren and to Donagh Corby for conducting the interview.


Goodnight

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Under 20s Goal Galore Match !

Dundalk Under 20s Played host to Drogheda Under 20s in this evening's under 20s match and it all got underway at 7:45 and its all over now at 9:30 . Report :
Referee : Andrew McNamara
We got underway at 19:47 with Dundalk U20's shooting towards the Carrick End in this First Half.

Attack : Drogheda Under 20's where First to attack and , as the old saying goes "First Attack , First Goal" Yes , We where only two minutes into this match and Drogheda United Under 20's Colm Smith had put the ball into the Dundalk Under 20's Net. Dundalk U20 0-1 Drogheda U20 !!

Referee Under Question?(Goal Description) : As seen as the fans that gathered in Oriel Park saw it as the Ref making a big mistake as Johnny Breen had been fouled in the middle of the park , but end up being told to get up ! And then came the ball being played through to William Woods. His shot had been parried away by the Dundalk Under 20's GoalKeeper and there was Colm Smith to smash the ball into the net from a few yards away !

Nearly 2-0 !: As the cross came in Woods volleyed wide and it gave Dundalk Under 20's a Scare at the Back, Something had to be done and Quick !!

Dundalk Get a Hold on the game ?: We finally had Dundalk's First Attack when a free-kick from the right was swung in and was parried out for a corner for Dundalk Under 20s , Corner was cleared then came another Dundalk free-kick. More pressure for Drogheda Under 20's !!

Dundalk nearly Found out !!: Woods there again as this time he beats a defender to get his shot away and it takes a strange bonce to it and two defenders end up clashing heads , Dundalk Clear !

Goal ! ? Right ? : Drogheda have the ball in the net once again but it is adjudged to be offside ! Dundalk Escape !! Scores stay at 1-0 to Drogheda under 20's .

Dundalk Attack !! : Murphy goes close with a drive from the edge of the area after poor defending by Drogheda. The ball dropped to him but his shot which was bound for the bottom corner was well pushed behind. The corner is cleared.


The rain begins to pelt Oriel Park. Five minutes to the break.


Dundalk Under 20's go so close !! : Mark Griffin's free-kick is met by the head of Breen in the six-yard area but he heads over.


HALF-TIME: DUNDALK UNDER 20'S 0-1 DROGHEDA UNITED
UNDER 20'S

The sides are all square once again !! : Breen flicks the ball on to Clarke who from the edge of the area plants the ball in the net with a superb first-time finish.
Dundalk Under 20's 1-1 Drogheda Under 20's.

A Shock Lead Maybe ?: Another great goal by Dundalk. Murphy swung the ball in from the left and Griffin nipped in in front of his man to net from close range.
Dundalk Under 20's 2-1 Drogheda Under 20's .

All Dundalk !: Very close to 3-1. Osobe delivers from the right onto the head of Breen who is denied by Reilly who pushes over.


Goooooooal : Dundalk Under 20's 2-2 Drogheda Under 20's .Very entertaining game here at Oriel as both teams go for it. Certainly more entertaining and far more heart than last night. 20 minutes left.

Drogs are BACK ! : Poor goal from a defensive point of view as a cross from the left is met by Kierans who taps in from close range.
Dundalk Under 20's 2-3 Drogheda Under 20's .

Cant Find the Goal ? : Griffin shoots well wide from outside the box.


Dundalk still in it ? :Drogheda twice go close to making it 4-2 but Dundalk remain in the game.


More Drama : Griffin was taken down in the penalty area after a neat turn and he stepped up to blast the spot kick home.
Dundalk Under 20's 3-3 Drogheda United Under 20's.

All Over: The ref plays just 47 seconds of injury time as both sides extend their unbeaten starts to the U20 League season. An extremely entertaining game at Oriel.
Final Score : Dundalk U20's 3-3 Drogheda Under 20's .

Table :
Name: Points :

Drogheda United 13

Dundalk 10

Finn Harps 6

Derry City 4

Monaghan United 4

Sligo Rovers 0

We will be covering every game that happens even if its under 20's . GoodNight Folks ! Thanks for Reading .
Alex.

The FAI Royally Screw Up


I, Donagh Corby, am disgraced at the farce regards ticketing for the Euro 2012 qualifier which will be happening on September 7th.

They are charging 70 euro for a good seat and 50 euro for a bad one. The FAI know from experience that even the barstoolers won’t be out in force for 70 euro a pop and especially not to see their “Bad” national team, play Andorra who are “The worst team in the world”.



In my opinion this is the biggest joke yet from the FAI who are well known for their attempt at getting a replay of a top game such as a World Cup Play-off, and later ask to be the 33rd team in same tournament.

They also know from experience that they will not even come near selling this out as they couldn’t sell out a team of Messi, Mascherano and Tevez, and will lose a lot of money because the 1,000 people who decide they have the money to spend on this will not buy the supposedly bad food or drinks sold at the event.

But the question is will this impact on the players performances? Do they need an atmosphere to perform? And will they be expecting their usual 30,000 at least crowds from league football?

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Anto Flood Interview


We Here at the blog are very happy to announce our long awaited mystery interview, with Anto Flood.




This is Anto with former club Shelbourne



So Anto you were recently released by Galway United after a short time there, how was that experience?



Ah loved me time at Galway I went there to score goals and I did that the fans were great and I enjoyed my football there playing week in week out.



Yes, and you now ply your trade in Sweden, how are you finding that?



Its better then I expected it to be the standard of football is quality the games do be full week in week out I’m loving full time football at this stage of me career I’m working so hard to start the next game fingers crossed but all in all its quality and I’m loving it here



Cool, do you like the set-up in Sweden?



Yeah it’s a great set up everything is really professional training right eating right and I feel this experience will bring my game on leap and bounds I feel alot sharper in training all cause this set up is what I need at this stage lets just say the set up here is alot more advanced then the LoI



Wow. Is this the first time you have played full-time?



Well it’s the highest standard I’ve played at when I was with St pats full time I said that was the closet thing to this experience training wise and stuff.



Oh, do you think this could further your career, maybe get you a future Ireland cap?



Well all I can do is train hard and score goals and hopefully something happens cause the standard in this league is quality there is 4 internationals in the team from across Europe so hopefully something happens



So obviously there was serious interest in you from other clubs was there really much of a choice for you when you heard Örebro SK wanted you?



Well I was heading for St. Mirren and Orebro made me a far better offer and as I was saying the football here would be better then Scotland



Okay, so we know you have actually played for shamrock rovers on loan, how was it playing in Tolka Park?



Ah rovers was a great time for me scored a few goals but they had a manager who I wouldn’t play for ever again I’d have no time for him



Okay then. Well anyway you also have played for pats, how was it in Inchicore?



Pats was my stepping stone into the league Johnny Mc. was the manager it was a good time but didn’t get the chance to play much so I went on loan to rovers from there and loan to Athlone scored goals at both clubs and my contract was up at the end of that season so john gill rang me he had me at Athlone he took the Dundalk job so I signed there for him. John was a great manager



Yeah and when you left Dundalk for Shels you ironically scored your first goal against the Oriel Park outfit, how did that feel?



Ah it was good it’s always nice to score against an old club but every goal I score I celebrate it the same I love scoring that’s why I play up front



Great. So were you sad after your contract was terminated for a "Breach Of Discipline" at Oriel Park?



Well that’s what the papers said it wasn’t that. Something happened after a game things happened from there. There was never breach of discipline if that was the case they would of not paid me the rest of season wages so it was the paper that put that in that didn’t happen



Oh. Moving swiftly on were you angry in 2008 when you were pipped for the title with Shels and of the personal golden boot?



Ah well that’s football we were 1 min away from winning the title but the team that won it deserved it and the golden boot I was disappointed because the first half of the season I had 13 goals in so many games I was flying and then we played Leeds in a pre-season friendly and I done my ankle so that slowed me down if I didn’t get that injury I reckon I would have hit the 20 mark comfortable.



Oh yeah the infamous Leeds friendlies. So then you spent another season at Shels before moving to the premier league with Galway, how did the move come about?



Well I didn’t hear back from the Shels manager so I got onto my agent I was over with Aldershot in England but before I went Sean Conner asked me to play a game for them against Hull. I played it and after I came back from Aldershot, I turned down the move to the English side. Sean Conner found out, he called me and the rest is history! I signed.



Oh and you had a short spell before joining Örebro SK. Why your time so short?



Because Orebro came calling and I was getting offered a good contract far better then the Galway one so I had no hesitation



Oh well we are almost out of time so here is the days random question

Who in your opinion is the greatest player of all time?



Well mine would have to be up to date I never saw Van Basten Mardona or Pele I’ll go for Zidane


We here at the show would like to thank Anthony Flood for doing the interview and our reporter Donagh Corby for conducting the interview.
Thank you and goodbye.