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#John O'Sullivan

# john-osullivan - Friday 19 April, 2019

We do not have the slightest idea what the League of Ireland will look like in 2020

John O’Sullivan assesses the impact of the ongoing FAI controversy on the League of Ireland.

# john-osullivan - Friday 8 March, 2019

Scaled-back Soccer Republic can be the League of Ireland's Football Italia

John O’Sullivan discusses tailoring highlights to new fans – not the die-hards – and much more in his weekly column.

# john-osullivan - Friday 22 February, 2019

John O'Sullivan: Time for fans to weed out troublemakers from the league we all love LOI

John O'Sullivan: Time for fans to weed out troublemakers from the league we all love

Name and shame those that make us uncomfortable at League of Ireland games.

# john-osullivan - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Quick-fix appointment could waste a huge opportunity for Irish football

The FAI must resist the lure of a stop-gap hire for the senior manager’s role, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 26 October, 2018

'It’s unique, small, noisy, bonkers, heart-breaking and joyous in equal measure'

In his final column of the season, John O’Sullivan outlines the reasons to be thankful for the League of Ireland.

# john-osullivan - Friday 5 October, 2018

'The Phoenix article reporting Limerick are facing a winding up order makes for dark reading'

As someone who spent 18 months working at the club, John O’Sullivan is saddened by their recent problems.

# john-osullivan - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope'

There’s no point criticising football fans for attending the recent Aviva Stadium friendlies while ignoring the League of Ireland, writes columnist John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 3 August, 2018

Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen LOI

Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen

For the game’s senior bodies to ignore the standards they expect of others is pathetic, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 27 July, 2018

'Liam Miller deserves more than to be an excuse for people to have a cut off each other'

The recent debate over Páirc Uí Chaoimh has turned into a point-scoring exercise between fans of the two sports, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 20 July, 2018

'If the FAI want licensing to be taken seriously, they need to treat breaches more severely'

Bray Wanderers and Limerick are entirely responsible for their recent late payment of wages, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 4 May, 2018

36 games into 31 weekends just doesn’t work - the LOI needs to get serious about scheduling

John O’Sullivan takes a closer look at the headaches caused by the League of Ireland fixture list.

# john-osullivan - Friday 2 March, 2018

This week's foreseen LOI postponements the right call, but what about last Friday night?

The postponement of the Drogheda United and Finn Harps fixture could have been avoided, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 26 January, 2018

Dundalk's new owners look the part but past experiences leave cause for concern

“For all the positives, you wonder if they’re mad,” writes former Cork City FC chairman John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light Bantry Bay

Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes.

# john-osullivan - Friday 24 February, 2017

The return of the LOI is like going back to school - it opens up a world of possibilities

‘Today, I’ll be sprinting back to the sport I love,’ writes our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Blackburn terminate Irish winger O'Sullivan's contract by mutual agreement

The 23-year-old had been with the Ewood Park club since leaving Belvedere at the age of 15.

# john-osullivan - Friday 21 October, 2016

Why the FAI Cup final is the perfect opportunity to bring the crowds back

John O’Sullivan believes 35,000 should be the target for next month’s showdown between Dundalk and Cork City.

# john-osullivan - Friday 12 August, 2016

Soccer Republic debate between Kerr and the FAI felt like a 0-0 draw

League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan believes those passionate about the league need to make sure their anger doesn’t become noise.

# john-osullivan - Friday 1 July, 2016

There's a lot of fluff written about supporters' trusts and they're no magic bullet

John O’Sullivan says that while there are positives to having fan-owned clubs, it doesn’t ensure they will be run properly.

# john-osullivan - Friday 27 May, 2016

We're missing out on a generation of kids. It's time to start playing football with them

John O’Sullivan believes League of Ireland clubs could be sending players to schools to assist with PE and help lower the age profile of those attending matches.

# john-osullivan - Friday 13 May, 2016

It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league?

Columnist John O’Sullivan asks why the FAI are currently so inactive in promoting the domestic game.

# john-osullivan - Friday 15 April, 2016

Irish football may fear the GAA, but playing in winter is hampering our kids' development

Columnist John O’Sullivan believes its time for schoolboy leagues to move to summer football.

# john-osullivan - Friday 11 March, 2016

There's a reason Cork City fans might not want Leicester City to win the Premier League

John O’Sullivan warns of the dangers of ‘link-up’ deals between Irish clubs and their English counterparts.

# john-osullivan - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

23 Irish players who moved during the January Transfer Window

Joe Mason and other notable footballers who have joined new clubs over the past month.

# john-osullivan - Friday 23 October, 2015

7 things we learned about football in Ireland from Uefa's latest report

John O’Sullivan takes a look at the state of the game according to the European governing body’s club licencing benchmark report.

# john-osullivan - Friday 9 October, 2015

'New funding will help produce future stars capable of performances like last night for decades'

Our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan discusses the financial impact Thursday’s defeat of Germany will make to the domestic game.

# john-osullivan - Friday 25 September, 2015

A multinational company like Pfizer won't sponsor Cork City and why they probably shouldn't

Our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan on why obtaining sponsorships can prove so difficult for clubs.

# john-osullivan - Monday 21 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Cork man missing since Friday found safe and well Cork

Cork man missing since Friday found safe and well

John O’Sullivan’s family had gone on local radio to get in contact with him.

# john-osullivan - Friday 28 August, 2015

'I can count on one hand the number of agents I’d trust'

John O’Sullivan on why football at the top level is a cutthroat business.

# john-osullivan - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Have Cabinteely offered Eva Carneiro a job? It's the sporting tweets of the week!

The best sporting offerings from the last seven days on Twitter.

# john-osullivan - Friday 1 May, 2015

'A night at Turner’s Cross is special and that’s not an accident. Other clubs can learn'

Cork City are leading the way in terms of putting bums on seats, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Friday 24 April, 2015

'Ruud Dokter must be strong and stick to the mantra 'the best, with the best, against the best''

John O’Sullivan looks ahead at what the new National U17 League will bring to Irish football.

# john-osullivan - Friday 17 April, 2015

The League of Ireland needs to focus on bringing home players like Damien Duff

In his latest column, John O’Sullivan argues we should adopt something of an MLS approach to player recruitment.

# john-osullivan - Friday 13 March, 2015

'We lack a clear strategy and can’t get our heads up to look a few years down the line'

John O’Sullivan questions what Athlone Town’s latest statement could mean for their future in his latest column.

# john-osullivan - Friday 6 March, 2015

'The truth is Cabinteely is exactly the type of club that the League of Ireland needs to attract'

In the first of his weekly columns, John O’Sullivan looks at what the League of Ireland’s newest members can bring to the table.

# john-osullivan - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is this Ireland's oldest barman? Pints

Is this Ireland's oldest barman?

John O’Sullivan is 90 years old and still pulling pints.

# john-osullivan - Friday 11 January, 2013

Limerick hope Taylor will be perfect fit

Stuart Taylor held his first press conference as Limerick FC’s new manager today.

# john-osullivan - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Call them red-tops if you want – but we still need popular journalism Opinion

Column: Call them red-tops if you want – but we still need popular journalism

Tabloid misbehaviour is an easy target for complaints – but popular news is essential to our society, writes John O’Sullivan.

# john-osullivan - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Irish U19s suffer setback against Czech Republic

Paul Doolin’s men now need a win against Romania on Tuesday to guarantee a semi-final spot.