aerial view of soccer field

New Zealand Soccer 1962

Flag of New Zealand – Isolated by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball from Vector Contributor: grebeshkovmaxim all world countries national flags [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/all-world-countries-national-flags-1610621497 [Accessed 12 July 2022]

Major League Tables

New Zealand - Auckland First Division 1962

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Eastern Suburbs (CQ)105322823513
2Blockhouse Bay1052331181312
3North Shore (W)106042923612
4Mount Roskill104331920-111
5Onehunga104242227-510
6Port Chevalier (R)100281836-182

New Zealand - Christchurch First Division 1962

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Western (CQW)1071234161815
2Shamrock1071220101015
3Nomads1061332181413
4Technical102262236-146
5City #103162430-65
6Rangers (R)101271537-224

New Zealand - Wellington First Division 1962

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern (CQ)1072138142416
2Western Suburbs1054128171114
3Diamond104422317612
4Seatoun (W)103162230-87
5Miramar Rangers103162232-107
6Railways (R)101271740-234

New Zealand - Dunedin First Division 1962

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern (CQW)76102772013
2Technical75021211110
3Mosgiel7403201828
4Caversham723211927
5St. Kilda72231116-56
6Old Boys72141516-15
7Roslyn-Wakari7124914-54
8Maori Hill (R)7115822-143

[References: 1]

(C) = Champions, (Q) = Qualify for Rothmans Tournament, (W) = Cup Winners and Qualify for Chatham Cup, (R) = Relegated

Rothmans Tournament Results (League Playoffs)

New Zealand Rothmans Tournament 1962

Match Day Semi-Finals 1st Series 1st Leg
(Semi-Finals 1st Series 1st Leg)

Match Day Semi-Finals 1st Series 2nd Leg
(Semi-Finals 1st Series 2nd Leg)

Match Day Semi-Finals 2nd Series 1st Leg
(Semi-Finals 2nd Series 1st Leg)

Match Day Semi-Finals 2nd Series 2nd Leg
(Semi-Finals 2nd Series 2nd Leg)

Match Day Final Series 1st Leg
(Final Series 1st Leg)

Match Day Final Series 2nd Leg
(Final Series 2nd Leg)

[References: 1]

Chatham Cup (Knockout Cup)

New Zealand Chatham Cup 1962

Match Day Quarter-Finals (North)
(Quarter-Finals (North))

(Quarter-Finals (North))

Match Day Quarter-Finals (South)
(Quarter-Finals (South))

(Quarter-Finals (South))

Match Day Semi-Finals (North Final)
(Semi-Finals (North Final))

Match Day Semi-Finals (South Final)
(Semi-Finals (South Final))

Match Day Final
(Final)

[References: 1]

Report

Shamrock, undoubtedly named after Irish team Shamrock Rovers, finished second in the Christchurch League in New Zealand in 1962 – one of four Major Leagues in New Zealand Soccer. The Winners of each of the four Major Leagues – Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin then went foreward to the Rothmans Tournament Playoffs, won 3-2 on aggregate by Northern of Dunedin versus Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. [References: 1]

This was followed by the Chatham Cup knockout tournament Finals, where the winners of each of the Four Major Leagues’ Cup Competitions played a single elimination cup versus the four winners of the Minor Leagues’ Cup Competitions (Hamilton, Nelson, New Plymouth and Invercargill). Hamilton Technical Old Boys, although from one of the Minor Leagues defeated Dunedin Cup Winners and also Rothman Tournament winners Northern 4-1 in the Chatham Cup Final. [References: 1]

Stock Image

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References

[1] D.D.M. Stewart (1962) “Complete New Zealand Details” World Soccer. December 1962. p. 18. Echo Publishing, London, UK.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch, Maurice Lynch, Simon Brennan and Gordon Brennan.

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Manx Cammag at St. John’s on St. Stephens’ Day 2015

Result

Cork vs Limerick

Result compiled from Result in the NAMA website [Please visit the NAMA website in Reference 1 for more Information]

Report

North scored a resounding 7-1 victory over South in the Annual Manx Cammag game in persistent rain on St. Stephens’ Day 2015. Following the game a Music Session was held at Tynwald Hill Inn, and beforehand the “Hunting of the Wren” took place, although nowadays it is merely symbolic, with no actual Wren killed. [References: 1]

ABOUT Manx Cammag

Manx Cammag is a version of Hurling (or Caman in Irish) played in the Isle of Man, where Manx Gaelic was traditionally spoken. It is also very similar to the Scottish game of Shinty or Camanachd. The earliest mention of Hurling or Caman is in the Irish ‘Book of Leinster’ in the 12th Century AD. It played with a small ball and hooked stick. Kit Gawne, writing in his book, ‘Isle of Man Hockey’ suggests the game may have been introduced by missionaries, although the earliest mention in the Isle of Man records is not until 1760. [References: 2-3]

It is a Winter Sport, with special matches arranged on St. Stephen’s Day (such as the one between North & South of the Island. There are few rules, and any number of players can play on either side, with coats or sticks marking goalposts. The ball is known as the “Crick” [References: 2-3]

The match on St. Stephen’s Day between North & South is played in conjunction with the Festivities associated with the day, such as ‘Hunting the Wren’, although these days no wren is killed, and those making donations to charity are given a coloured ribbon, rather than a wren’s feather, supposed to bring good luck for the following year, thought to be particularly efficacious in the event of a shipwreck or witchcraft. [References: 2-3]

Isle of Man Flag

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Isle of Man flag texture creased and crumpled up with light and shadows [References: 4] Text by Enda Mulcahy for gaa.world (Eirball)

[4] Illustration Contributor: MarkUK97 on Shutterstock (2022) Isle of Man flag texture creased and crumpled up with light and shadows Stock Illustration ID: 272714558 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/isle-man-flag-texture-creased-crumpled-272714558 [Accessed 10 July 2022][Additional Text on Illustration by Enda Mulcahy for gaa.world (Eirball)

REFERENCES (About)

WEBSITES

[1] North American Manx Association, Valerie Caine (2013) Cammag [Internet] Available from: https://namanx.org/cammag [Accessed 10 July 2022]

[2] North American Manx Association (2015) “Rain doesn’t stop play on St. Stephen’s Day” [Internat] Available from: http://namanx.org/rain-doesnt-stop-play-on-st-stephens-day-2 [Accessed 5 March 2017]

[3] isleofman.com (2017) “Work off your Christmas Turkey with a game of Cammag!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.isleofman.com/lifestyle/health-sports/cammag/ [Accessed 13 October 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Stephen Fitzpatrick

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Manx Cammag at St. John’s on St. Stephens’ Day 2021

Result

Carlow vs Westmeath

(Preliminary Round Semi-Finals)

Result compiled from Result in St. John’s You Tube Channel (please visit the St. John’s You Tube Channel at References [4] for a Video of the Game)

Report

South won 3-2 in cloudy conditions on St. Stephens’ Day 2021 in the Manx Cammag match between the North and South teams on the Isle of Man. The match consisted of three halves with each team taking a drink of whisky during a break at the end of each half. [References: 4][0:00 to 0:30](please visit the St. John’s You Tube Channel at References [4] for a Video of the Game)

ABOUT Manx Cammag

Manx Cammag is a version of Hurling (or Caman in Irish) played in the Isle of Man, where Manx Gaelic was traditionally spoken. It is also very similar to the Scottish game of Shinty or Camanachd. The earliest mention of Hurling or Caman is in the Irish ‘Book of Leinster’ in the 12th Century AD. It played with a small ball and hooked stick. Kit Gawne, writing in his book, ‘Isle of Man Hockey’ suggests the game may have been introduced by missionaries, although the earliest mention in the Isle of Man records is not until 1760. [References: 2-3]

It is a Winter Sport, with special matches arranged on St. Stephen’s Day (such as the one between North & South of the Island. There are few rules, and any number of players can play on either side, with coats or sticks marking goalposts. [References: 2-3]

The match on St. Stephen’s Day between North & South is played in conjunction with the Festivities associated with the day, such as ‘Hunting the Wren’, although these days no wren is killed, and those making donations to charity are given a coloured ribbon, rather than a wren’s feather, supposed to bring good luck for the following year, thought to be particularly efficacious in the event of a shipwreck or witchcraft. [References: 2-3]

Isle of Man Flag

Isle of Man flag texture creased and crumpled up with light and shadows [References: 4] Text by Enda Mulcahy for gaa.world (Eirball)

[5] Illustration Contributor: MarkUK97 on Shutterstock (2022) Isle of Man flag texture creased and crumpled up with light and shadows Stock Illustration ID: 272714558 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/isle-man-flag-texture-creased-crumpled-272714558 [Accessed 10 July 2022][Additional Text on Illustration by Enda Mulcahy for gaa.world (Eirball)

References (2021 Result)

[4] St. John’s You Tube Channel (2021) Cammag Isle of Man 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEtSqmNdnfs [Accessed 10 July 2022]

REFERENCES (About)

WEBSITES:

[1] North American Manx Association (2015) “Rain doesn’t stop play on St. Stephen’s Day” [Internat] Available from: http://namanx.org/rain-doesnt-stop-play-on-st-stephens-day-2 [Accessed 5 March 2017]

[2] isleofman.com (2017) “Work off your Christmas Turkey with a game of Cammag!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.isleofman.com/lifestyle/health-sports/cammag/ [Accessed 13 October 2017]

[3] North American Manx Association, Valerie Caine (2013) Cammag [Internet] Available from: https://namanx.org/cammag [Accessed 10 July 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Stephen Fitzpatrick

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Manx Cammag at St. John’s on St. Stephens’ Day 2012

Result

Galway vs Kilkenny

(All-Ireland SHC Final)

Result compiled from Result in the NAMA website [Please visit the NAMA website in Reference 1 for more Information]

Report

North defeated South 9-4 in “atrocious conditions” on St. Stephens’ Day 2012 in the Traditional Manx Cammag match played between the two halves of the Isle of Man at the Green on Tynwald Hill in St. John’s. [References: 1] Please click on the Result above for more information on the day and also please visit the NAMA website.

ABOUT Manx Cammag

Manx Cammag is a version of Hurling (or Caman in Irish) played in the Isle of Man, where Manx Gaelic was traditionally spoken. It is also very similar to the Scottish game of Shinty or Camanachd. The earliest mention of Hurling or Caman is in the Irish ‘Book of Leinster’ in the 12th Century AD. It played with a small ball and hooked stick. Kit Gawne, writing in his book, ‘Isle of Man Hockey’ suggests the game may have been introduced by missionaries, although the earliest mention in the Isle of Man records is not until 1760. [References: 2-3]

It is a Winter Sport, with special matches arranged on St. Stephen’s Day (such as the one between North & South of the Island. There are few rules, and any number of players can play on either side, with coats or sticks marking goalposts. [References: 2-3]

The match on St. Stephen’s Day between North & South is played in conjunction with the Festivities associated with the day, such as ‘Hunting the Wren’, although these days no wren is killed, and those making donations to charity are given a coloured ribbon, rather than a wren’s feather, supposed to bring good luck for the following year, thought to be particularly efficacious in the event of a shipwreck or witchcraft. [References: 2-3]

Isle of Man Flag

Isle of Man flag texture creased and crumpled up with light and shadows [References: 4] Text by Enda Mulcahy for gaa.world (Eirball)

[4] Illustration Contributor: MarkUK97 on Shutterstock (2022) Isle of Man flag texture creased and crumpled up with light and shadows Stock Illustration ID: 272714558 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/isle-man-flag-texture-creased-crumpled-272714558 [Accessed 10 July 2022][Additional Text on Illustration by Enda Mulcahy for gaa.world (Eirball)

References (2012 Result)

[1] North American Manx Association, Valerie Caine (2013) Cammag [Internet] Available from: https://namanx.org/cammag [Accessed 10 July 2022]

REFERENCES (About)

WEBSITES:

[1] North American Manx Association (2015) “Rain doesn’t stop play on St. Stephen’s Day” [Internat] Available from: http://namanx.org/rain-doesnt-stop-play-on-st-stephens-day-2 [Accessed 5 March 2017]

[2] isleofman.com (2017) “Work off your Christmas Turkey with a game of Cammag!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.isleofman.com/lifestyle/health-sports/cammag/ [Accessed 13 October 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Stephen Fitzpatrick

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Eirball | GAA World Archive

Last Updated: 10 July 2022

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CONCACAF Cup-Winners’ Cup Final Round 1991

Final Round Table

CONCACAF Cup-Winners' Cup Final Round 1991

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atletico Marte (El Salvador)32015236
2Communicaciones (Guatemala)31202115
3Universidad Guadalajara (Mexico)31112204
4Racing Club (Guadeloupe)301237-41

Final Round Results

Report

Atletico Marte of El Salvador, which may be claimed as the “Irish” team in Central America due to the probable origins of organised Athletic Contests in the Tailteann Games in Ireland in 1600BC, won the CONCACAF Cup-Winners’ Cup in 1991 despite losing the last game in the Final Round Group 0-1 to Communicaciones of neighbours Guatemala. Atletico Marte had won their two previous games in the Final Round in Guatemala 1-0 versus Universidad Guadalajara of Mexico and 4-1 versus Caribbean qualifiers Racing Club of Guadeloupe. [References: 1]

Ancient History of Athletics

The Tailteann Games are an Ancient Sporting and Athletic Event hosted in what is today Teltown in Co. Meath, Ireland. The background to these games, which folklore scholars believe date back to 1600BC, approximately 900 years before the Olympic Games in Greece, are that they were a tribute to the Goddess Tailtiu, the wife of Eochaid mac Eirc, the last of the Fir Bolg High Kings. Tailtiu was foster mother to Lugh, a member of the Tuatha De Danann, an invading force in Ireland which defeated the Native Fir Bolg (as accounted in the “Book of Invasions”). After Eochaid mac Eirc’s death, and also Tailtiu’s death (possibly while clearing land for agriculture), Lugh instituted the Tailteann Games in her honour near the seat of the High Kings in Co. Meath. [References: 2-3]

The Games themselves ran for hundreds of years from the July fortnight up to August 1. events included Hurling, Long Jump, High Jump, Running, Spear Throwing, Boxing, Sword Fighting, Archery, Wrestling, Swimming, Chariot Racing, Strategy Games and crafts, storytelling, singing and dancing – all competitors attempting to be crowned best in Ireland. [References: 2-3]

Latin Soccer Stock Image

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Photo by Pablo Cordero on Pexels.com

References

Results References

[1] Keir Radnedge (Ed.) (1992) “South & Central American League Results and Tables” World Soccer. March 1992. p. 61. IPC Magazines, London, UK.

Historical References

[2] Francis Mulraney (2021) Did Ireland’s ancient August Lughnasa games influence the Olympics?” Irish Central [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/tailteann-games-1924 [Accessed 5  July 2022]

[3] Lebor Gabala Erenn (2022) The Book of Invasions Celtic New Dawn Press. Printed by Amazon.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Mulcahy, Fiona Connolly-Mulcahy, Conor Connolly-Mulcahy, Dara Connolly-Mulcahy, Orla Connolly-Mulcahy & Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy

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Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2022

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo
Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo [References: 1]

Results

Scores compiled from results reported on Calcio Storico Fiorentino Official Facebook Page. Please vist the Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook Page for Official Results as well as videos of the 2022 matches. [References: 2-4]

Report

After two low-scoring Semi-Finals, where Azzurri Santo Croce defeated Bianchi Santo Spirito 2-1 and Rossi Maria Santa Novella won 5-1 versus Verdi San Giovanni, the Azzurri and Rossi met in a stunning Final, with Azzurri winning 11½ to 7½ in the highest aggregate score for a Final in the Modern Era (since 1952). [References: 2-4]

TEAMS

TeamTranslation
Azzurri di Santa CroceBlues
Bianchi di Santo SpiritoWhites
Rossi di Santa Maria NovellaReds
Verdi di San GiovanniGreens
Teams 1952-Present [Reference: 2-3]

Azzurri v Bianchi 2012

Florence – jun 24 fighting players during calcio fiorentino match on june, 24,2012 calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football. Copyright: mkistryn [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_26115132_florence-jun-24-fighting-players-during-calcio-fiorentino-match-on-june-24-2012-calcio-fiorentino-ca.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ABOUT

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century, first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress. [References: 4-5]

The game play features the 27 players playing on a rectangular field of sand, measuring 80 metres by 40 metres. Nets at each end of the field span the entire width of the field. The aim is to score more goals than the opponent. Each team consists of 4 Goalkeepers, 3 fullbacks, 5 halfbacks and 15 forwards. There are little or no rules to the game. Players can punch, kick, wrestle or headbut their opponents, but cannot kick to the head and more than one player cannot attack another player at any one time. There are no substitutes and if your team has a player ejected or injured they are down a man. [References: 10]

Players are volunteers and the strategy of the forwards is to incapacitate or injure the opposing team while the halfbacks and fullbacks try to run with the ball through to other endbefore trying to score. Cacce (Goals) are scored by throwing or kicking the ball into the opposing teams net. If the ball goes over the net a half-cacce (half-goal) is scored for the opponent [References: 10]. The Rules were first described by Giovanni de’Bardi (a Florentine count) in 1580 and the draw for the semi-finals is made on Easter Sunday by drawing four different coloured balls. [Reference: 11]

Stamp from Monaco depicting Calcio Fiorentino

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 [Reference: 7] By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

References

Logo References

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://external-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/emg1/v/t13/14757605033774122771?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketone.it%2Fobj%2Fmedia%2FIT-eventim%2Fteaser%2Fevo%2Fartwork%2F2022%2Fcalcio-storico-biglietti.jpg&fb_obo=1&utld=ticketone.it&stp=c0.5000×0.5000f_dst-emg0_p1240x382_q75&ccb=13-1&oh=00_AT_PG8FvC3Cmr-jduZETXLx2SohICbM9489h7BqBFsZdww&oe=62B88E48&_nc_sid=c504da [Accessed 25 June 2022]

Results References

[2] Contro Radio Firenze Facebook (2022) June 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=423145866090897 [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[3] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid0f9M8D7Evb4XHnhTZygfDZkAWXhwAyCTtm1fcdfd758J2k3YFKzRmomGR3g2M4DAQl [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 24, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid02URwYahu8jZKBAeVTJQoL9ChTtW1axDcpdEtDn3oWoA3CGVEaqcenr6BzMZ3vCrHil [Accessed 25 June 2022]

History References

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Albo d’Oro [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[7] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[8] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

IMAGES

[9] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) IMG_0823 [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/IMG_0823.jpg [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[10] FLORENCE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 17, 2020: Calcio Storico and the rallying of the troops By BAHADIR ARAL AVCI / http://www.shutterstock.com

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

[12] FLORENCE – JUN 24 Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012 Calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football By mkistrynhttp://www.123rf.com

[13] You Tube Ninh Ly Channel (2017) The Rules of Calcio Fiorentino – EXPLAINED! [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obneC8zQNIQ&t=55s [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[14] Visit Florence (2022) Event – Calcio Storico Fiorentino [Internet] Available from: https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Francesco.

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men playing football

CC Canadian Championship 2022

Schedule

Schedule compiled from Schedules in Major League Soccer and Canadian Premier League websites. Please visit the MLS and CPL websites for the Official Schedules at: [References: 2-4]

Round by Round Recap

Round 1

In the Western half of the draw York United eliminated Atletico Ottawa 8-7 and Cavalry FC defeated FC Edmonton 2-1 in two all CPL matches, while Vancouver Whitecaps FC of the MLS disposed of Valour FC Winnipeg of the Canadian Premier League 2-0. The Eastern half of the draw saw Guelph United – the Provincial Champions of Ontario – lose 0-2 at home to Halifax’s HFX Wanderers FC; and Forge FC Hamilton defeat Mont-Royal Outremont – the Quebec Provincial Champions – by two goals to nil.

Quarter-Finals (24-26 May 2022)

It was as expected in the Canadian Championship Quarter-Finals for 2022 as all three Major League Soccer clubs reached the Semi-Finals. CF Montréal defeated Forge FC of Hamilton 3-0, Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 6-4 at Cavalry FC of Calgary and Toronto FC won 2-1 at HFX Wanderers in their trip to Nova Scotia. York United joined the major three in the Semi-Finals with a 6-5 win at Pacific FC of Victoria on Vancouver Island. [References: 2-6]

Semi-Finals (23 June 2022)

Toronto FC defeated arch rivals CF Montréal 4-0 at BMO Field to meet Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Final of the Canadian Championship. Vancouver had defeated the only Canadian Premier League to make it this far in the knockout competition for MLS, CPL and top Provincial teams, York United, 2-1. [References: 4-6]

Stock Canadian Soccer Photo

men playing football
Photo by Yahye Abdi on Pexels.com

About the Canadian Championship 2022

The Canadian Championship (CC) is the Major Premier Knockout (Elimination) Cup in Canadian Soccer, which in 2022 featured the three Major League Soccer (MLS – the top Continental League in USA and Canada) teams – Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CF Montreal, and Toronto FC; the eight Canadian Premier League (CPL – the top League in Canada) – Pacific FC Victoria, Cavalry FC Calgary, FC Edmonton, Valour FC Winnipeg, York United FC, Forge FC Hamiltion, Atletico Ottawa and HFX Wanderers FC; plus the top two Provincial League Champions from 2021: Guelph United (Ontario) and Mont-Royal Outremont (Quebec).

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] Sportslogos.net (2020) MLS Primary Logo 2015- [Internet] Available from: http://8653__major_league_soccer-primary-2015 [Accessed 5 May 2021]

WEBSITES

[2] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule May 9-May 15 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=canadian-championship&club=all&date=2022-05-09 [Accessed 12 May 2022]

[3] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule May 23-May 29 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=canadian-championship&club=all&date=2022-05-23  [Accessed 12 May 2022]

[4] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule June 20-June 26 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-06-20  [Accessed 25 July 2022]

[5] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule July 25-July 31 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-07-25 [Accessed 25 July 2022]

[6] CPL (2022) Canadian Championship 2022 Schedule [Internet] Available from:  https://canpl.ca/schedule/2022CC [Accessed 26 May 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tom Gallagher and Jason Caldwell.

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FLD1 Football League Division One 1980-81

Final League Table

FLD1 Football League Division One 1980-81

PosTeamPWDLFAPts
1Aston Villa FC (C)422688724060
2Ipswich Town4223109774356
3Arsenal FC421958614553
4West Bromwich Albion42201210604252
5Liverpool FC4217178624251
6Southampton42201012765650
7Nottingham Forest42191211624450
8Manchester United FC4215189513648
9Leeds United4217105394744
10Tottenham Hotspur42141513706843
11Stoke City42121812516042
12Manchester City42141117565939
13Birmingham City42131217506138
14Middlesbrough4216521536137
15Everton FC421310195555836
16Coventry City42131019486836
17Sunderland4214721525335
18Wolverhampton Wanderers4213920435535
19Brighton & Hove Albion FC4214721546735
20Norwich City (R)4213722497333
21Leicester City (R)4213623406732
22Crystal Palace (R)426729478321

Table Compiled from Table in Aston Villa FC Matchday Programme For more details please see [References: 1]

Republic of Ireland and Ireland Players Football League D1 1980-81

FLD1 Football League Division One Irish Players 1980-81

#PlayerTeamPositionGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed CardsAppearances
Eamonn DeacyAston Villa FC00005

Ireland Players list compiled from Aston Villa FC Matchday Programmes in [References: 1-2]

Report

Republic of Ireland’s Eamonn Deacy played five games for Aston Villa FC in their first Football League Championship winning season in 71 years in 1980-81 [References: 1-2]. Deacy would later also be honoured by Galway United FC who named their ground after the Republic of Ireland player who made his debut for Ireland in 1982 and played four games for the Republic of Ireland in total. [References: 3]

Aston Villa News & Record – Official Matchday Magazine (1981) “Statistics” Aston Villa v Notts County – League Division One – Saturday 29th August 1981. pg. 17 [Programme Photographed by Enda Mulcahy]

References

[1] Aston Villa News & Record – Official Matchday Magazine (1981) “Statistics” Aston Villa v Notts County – League Division One – Saturday 29th August 1981. pg. 17

[2] Aston Villa News & Record – Official Matchday Magazine (1981) “For the Record” Aston Villa v Middlesbrough – League Division One – Saturday 25th April 1981. pg. 17

[3] John Anderson (2013) International Appearances 1872-2013 – Republic of Ireland. Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2013-14 pg. 943. Headline Publishing Group. London, England.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Nora Mulcahy, Richard Mulcahy, Dervla Mulcahy, Conor Connoly-Mulcahy, Dara Connoly-Mulcahy, Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy.

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Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 30 April 2022

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Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible

CFU Caribbean Cup Final Round 2007

CFU Caribbean Football Union Logo [References: 1]

Final Tables

CFU Caribbean Cup Sydney Joseph Group 2007

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1*Trinidad & Tobago32109367
2*Haïti32014316
3Martinique310248-43
4Barbados301236-31

CFU Caribbean Cup Bobby Sookram Group 2007

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1*Guadeloupe32016516
2*Cuba31112204
3Guyana311145-14
4St. Vincent & the Grenadines31022203

*Qualify for Semi-Finals. Tables Calculated Automatically from Results. Please see Results in [References: 2] Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Knockout Rounds

CFU Caribbean Cup Knockout Rounds 2007

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)

(Semi-Finals)

Match Day Final
(Final)

Match Day 3rd Place Playoff
(3rd Place Playoff)

Results taken from Results in [References: 2] Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Group Stage Results

Results taken from Results in [References: 2]. Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Qualify for CONCACAF Nations Gold Cup 2007 in USA: Haïti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and Guadeloupe. [References: 2]

Recap

Barbados, whose population are partly descended from Irish captives sold into slavery during Oilver Cromwell’s invasion of Ireland [References: 4], did very well in their opening Group match in the CFU Caribbean Cup Final Round in Trinidad, by drawing with Caribbean power and hosts Trinidad & Tobago 1-1. Barbados had less luck in their subsequent matches, losingb 0-2 to Haïti three days later and 2-3 to Martinique in their final match. The Sydney Joseph Group was the stronger of the two groups in the Final Round, with both traditional Caribbean powers, Trinidad & Tobago and Haïti going on to meet in the Final, which Haïti won 2-1. Martinique would also be a very strong team in Caribbean football. The other group, the Bobby Sookram Group featured Guadeloupe and Cuba, who qualified for the Semi-Finals ahead of Guyana and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. [References: 2]. In addition to the make-up of Barbados’ population thew Roman Catholic Cathedral in Barbados in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. [References: 3]. The Tournament doubled as the qualifying round for the CONCACAF Nations Gold Cup 2007, to be held in USA. [References: 2]

Stock Photo of Trinidad from the Air showing Stadium

Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible
Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. Contributor: shipfactory Reference: [3]

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] IMS Soccer News (1992) 200px-Caribbean_Football_Union [Internet] Available from:  https://www.insidemnsoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/200px-Caribbean_Football_Union.jpg [Accessed 8 October 2020]

NEWSPAPERS

[2] Gavin Hamilton, Ed. (1992) “Results March 2007” World Soccer. March 2007. pg. 76-77. IPC Country & Leisure Magazines. London.

[3] Go Barbados (2022) St. Patrick’s  Roman Catholic Cathedral [Internet] Available from: https://barbados.org/churches/stpatrick.htm#.YlKtYpHMI2w [Accessed 10 April 2022]

[4] Irish America (2022) The Irish of Barbados [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishamerica.com/2015/10/the-irish-of-barbados-photos/#:~:text=Captain%20West%20was%20instructed%20to%20return%20to%20London,sold%20in%20Barbados%20for%20between%20%C2%A310%20and%20%C2%A335. [Accessed 10 April 2022]

IMAGE REFERENCES

[5] Contributor: shipfactory (2022) Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago Item ID: 347457122. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/aerial-view-cityscape-against-cloudy-sky-347457122 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Costello (Gateway).

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 April 2022

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New Mexico Fan

USL United Soccer League Championship 2022

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Players 2022

USL United Soccer League Championship Ireland Players List 2022

#PlayerTeamPositionGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed CardsAppearances
4Lee DesmondSacramento Republic FCDefender00102
5Dan CaseySacramento Republic FCDefender00102
5Stephen CarrollDetroit City FCDefender00002
6Richie RyanEl Paso Locomotive FCMidfielder00103
6Aaron MolloyMemphis 901 FCMidfielder10001
11Niall McCabeLouisville City FCMidfielder00000
50Niall LogueMemphis 901 FCDefender00102

Compiled from Player Stats and Rosters on USL Championship website. For Official Player Stats and Rosters please visit League and Team Pages at: [References: 2-12]

Standings

USL United Soccer League Championship Eastern Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Louisville City FC431061510
2Tampa Bay Rowdies42207258
3Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC32106247
4Loudoun United FC32104047
5FC Tulsa42025416
6Memphis 901 FC320134-16
7Detroit City FC31112204
7The Miami FC31112204
9Atlanta United 2410346-23
10Charleston Battery310225-33
11New York Red Bulls II410317-63
12Hartford Athletic201123-11
13Indy Eleven301214-31
14Birmingham Legion FC301226-41

USL United Soccer League Championship Western Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC33005149
2San Diego Loyal SC43017439
3San Antonio FC33005239
4New Mexico United42207438
5Sacramento Republic FC32015416
6Las Vegas Lights FC420278-16
7Orange County SC31114404
8Phoenix Rising FC31027703
9LA Galaxy II310234-13
10Monterey Bay FC310257-23
11Rio Grande Valley FC410335-23
12Oakland Roots SC401358-31
13El Paso Locomotive FC3003610-40

Reference: [1]

Schedule March 2022

USL United Soccer League Championship March 2022

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Match Day Midweek 3
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Match Day Midweek 4
(Midweek 4)

Reference: [2]

Week 1 Recap (12 March-13 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s Dan Casey and Richie Ryan were both yellow-carded in this ill-tempered match in Northern California. Casey was yellow-carded after eigth minutes and Ryan was yellow-carded four minutes into time added on in the first half as El Paso Locomotive gave up a goal to Rodrigo Lopez which cancelled their earlier strike by Sonupe. Martinez (84′) and Keko (90-+1′) scored two late goals to give Sacramento Republic the win. Ryan was one one of three El Paso players yellow-carded in the incident just before halftime and there were a total of seven yellow cards handed out during the match, four of them in the first half to El Paso. Lee Desmond also made an appearance for Sacramento [Reference: 2 – see Sacramento Republic v El Paso Locomotive match details]

In other games Niall Logue was yellow-carded after 39 minutes but played the full 90 minutes for Memphis 901 FC as they lost 0-3 at home to Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Stephen Carroll also played the full 90 minutes in defense for Detroit City FC as they lost 0-1 at San Antonio FC. [References: 2-12]

Week 2 Recap (19 March-20 March 2022)

Aaron Molloy gave Memphis 901FC the lead after 13 minutes in their game at AutoZone Park versus Oakland Roots FC. Memphis 901FC went 2-0 up before halftime, and although Oakland Roots FC pulled one back in the 81st minute, Memphis 901FC held on in an ill-tempered game which saw three yellow cards for Memphis 901 FC and four yellow cards for Oakland Roots FC [References: 2]

Ireland’s Stephen Carroll played the full 90 minutes in Detroit City’s 1-0 win versus Charleston Battery [References: 3-4]  

Another of Ireland’s USL Championship trailblazers Richie Ryan came on as a substitute after 65 minutes in El Paso Locomotive’s 1-2 loss at home in Southwest University Park as the West Texas team went down to Southwest rivals New Mexico United in an ill-tempered match that saw five yellow cards handed out to El Paso and four to New Mexico.  [References: 2, 5-6]

Dan Casey and Lee Desmond, two more of the Republic of Ireland’s contingent in the USL Championship played the full 90 minutes in Sacramento Republic’s 0-2 loss at Torero Stadium in San Diego versus the San Diego Loyal SC. Desmond was yellow carded after 39 minutes, one of four Sacramento Republic FC players yellow-carded along with three San Diego Loyal SC players in this Californian derby game. [References: 2, 9-10]

Richie Ryan played his second game in five days for El Paso Locomotive FC in a Thursday evening match-up with Las Vegas Lights FC, this time playing the full 90 minutes in a game that saw 9 goals – four for the home team El Paso Locomotive FC and five for the visiting Las Vegas Lights. If that was not enough drama and excitement for the fans of these Southwest derby match teams, there were also 9 cards handed out – four yellow for each team and one red for Las Vegas. [References: 2, 5-6]

About USL Championship 2022 – Republic of Ireland Players

Seven Republic of Ireland players are signed to USL Championship teams in 2022 – Richie Ryan (El Paso Locomotive FC), Niall Logue (Memphis 901 FC), Dan Casey (Sacramento Republic FC), and Niall McCabe (Louiville City FC) return from 2021, while Stephen Carroll (Detroit City FC) makes his debut for Detroit City FC; Lee Desmond joins Casey at Sacramento Republic FC and Aaron Molloy joins Logue at Memphis 901 FC. Rob Kiernan has moved on from Orange County SC and Jordan Doherty from Tampa Bay Rowdies. [Reference: 3-12]

Fan Stock Image

redhead fan boy with new mexico state flag painted on his face. Item ID: 388257805 Contributor esfera [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/redhead-fan-boy-new-mexico-state-388257805 [Accessed 14 March 2022][Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / eirball.football subsite]

REFERENCES

[1] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Standings 2022 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-standings [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

[2] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from:   https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-schedule [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

Player References

[3] USL Championship (2022) Detroit City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-roster [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[4] USL Championship (2022)  Detroit City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[5] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[6] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[7] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[8] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-player-stats  [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[9] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[10] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[11] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[12] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Niall Brennan, Gareth Quigley.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 14 March 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.