Among the best sporting activities in the world is football. The sporting has millions of fans from all across the globe. And this is true from the number of people who strive to view the matches live in the stadiums and in clubs to watch via screens. Also, most of the people buy newspapers and start reading from the back where the sporting activities begin.
Maybe you’re wondering what latest news happened in irish football news this 2018. If this is your case, you need to worry no more. In this article, we discuss the latest football news in 2018, in Ireland. We look at the fixtures, scores and the best performing club so far in this season.
Women’s Deaf Football Squad Named
Of the latest football news is an announcement of the Irish women’s deaf football squad being named to participate in the European championship. The competition will take place in Finland, and the team’s coach Davel Bell gave out the line up on forth of December 2018. And this is a great achievement not only for the club but also for the whole country as well. The head coach assures of good performance from his girls during the tournament.
Irish Euro 2020 Qualifier Opponent
It’s also in this December that Ireland confirmed who their opponents will be in the 2020 Euro cup qualifiers challenge. The men’s national team expects to start the qualification campaigns away from home to Gibraltar. According to the team management, the players have to put more efforts to ensure that they start the campaign positively with a win. And this is for the team to stand in a position to qualify for the tournament early enough.
About the signing of new contracts, Darren Murray got signed by Glens on December thirteenth of 2018. Also, Coleraine FC signed in Glackin to strengthen its midfield squad on the same day. We also witnessed Evans extend his contract with Blackburn on that similar date. On December 12th, we see Glenavon agreeing on terms with Port Vale.
Best Performing Teams
For the premiership performance, Ballymema United stands as the best at the top position with 42 points after participating in 19 games. Linfield is second while Glenavon is third with 40 and 39 points respectively after competing in 19 games as well.
Cliftonville and the Crusaders hold position four and five with 35 points each with the Crusaders playing 20 games one game ahead of the rest. At the bottom of the table is Newry City AFC at position 11 with 15 points after playing 19 games. Ards is at the last place after playing 20 games with 11 points. The two teams are at risk to get relegated if the tread does not change in the second half of the season.
In the same year, Irish street football turned to be a big hit. Hundreds of football fun turn-up to the local grounds to view local football clubs entertains their fans. With this vigor, the government seems to employ more funds to these teams to help in improving football status in the country.
Football in Ireland is a must watch the game for all that loves sports. There are a lot of events that took place in the pitch in 2018. Buying and selling of players win, and losses for the teams and coaches getting fired. The above are among the latest events to happen within the Irish football activities.