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KBLVB Cup Final - FC Irlande Ladies vs British United Ladies - Saturday May 3rd, 14.00, Diest Sticky


On Saturday May 3rd we have the first ever FC Irlande vs. British United Cup Final. Let's all get out to support our Ladies on this momentous occasion - should be a fantastic atmosphere, with British United bringing lots of fans as well, and a win would be the perfect way to end the season!

Kick-Off: 14:00

Address:  Terrein van Bareel Molenstede.
Diesterestraat 24 te Molenstede - Diest
(about 45 minutes drive from Schuman)

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Some hard-fought wins on the last day of the Men's season (Away games 26/4/14) Sticky


Today our men’s teams had the last game of the season, and after a season of mixed results, we finished in style with four wins from six games. We didn’t win anything yet (the Ladies may still win their cup) but two of our teams finished second, while in the end none of our teams was in serious danger of relegation over the past few games. Considering the player turnover we’ve had and the fact that this was clearly a rebuilding year, we cannot be too dissatisfied, although for a team who’s been in the top 3 in the past 5 years, it’s obviously disappointing not to have been fighting for the title down the stretch this year …

The firsts played La Lorraine who needed a win to finish second. We went two-nil down in the first half, and only some fine saves from Darragh kept the score down to 2-0. But then, insipired by skipper for the day and MOTM Alvaro, we staged a dramatic second-half comeback to get a 2-3 win. Alvaro led the charge by chipping the keeper for the first goal, then Neil scored a shot into the top-corner to equalise before Javier scored a late winner. Great character shown by a team that has faced a lot of adversity all season but never stopped fighting. We finish just below mid-table. Bring on next season and a run at the championship!

Brussels British won again to finish with a remarkable unbeaten record of 23 wins and 3 draws from 26 games – even better than our record the year we won it (22-1-3), although our goal-difference that year was better :).

The seconds lost 2-1 to Union Schaerbeek but decent results over the past few weeks had eliminated the risk of relegation, and in the end we finished comfortably two places and 10 points above the relegation zone.

The turds finished a great season with a hardfought 0-1 win at rivals New Inn, on a very dusty pitch, with a goal from Joaquin who robbed the ball and then chipped the keeper, and then a penalty save from MOTM Francois 10 minutes from time to seal the win. After flirting with relegation last season, we finish in the top half of the season this year, which represents a great improvement and a very solid season.

The fourths won again, 0-2, another tough game and another resilient performance, with goals from John and Manu, to finish the season 10 points above the third place team Black Star and re-emphasise how much we deserved our promotion.

The first vets won 0-5 at New Inn to solidify our second place finish – with actually 5 points more than the winning team in the other vets division 2 from the same number of games. We’ve shown that we’re definitely good enough to go up to Division 1, and we’re only getting better as more and more players become eligible. This year only a great season from the start by Ambience Auderghem topped us, next season we will be starting among the favourites for promotions.

Second Vets lost 3-1 to La Lorriane, but still we can be happy with a quite successful season. Without the points dropped due to admin errors, we would have finished in the top half of the table, and we’ve shown that we’re good enough to give any team a game, while consistently getting solid numbers (to the extent that Reinhard was sometimes forced to leave players without a game).

Next Saturday the Ladies play in the cup final in the last FC Irlande game of the season. We expect to have a huge crowd out to support. The match is at 14.00 in Diest, at Diesterstraat 24, 3294 Diest

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No Luck in the Cup (Cup matches 12/4/2014) Sticky


Our three cup teams all lost today, and most likely this ends our involvement in the cup competitions, although we'll have to see the full results in the abssa journal on Monday to be sure.

The first team played first division LXG. We went a goal ahead through Sigve and the match was even enough after that, with both teams having several chances and MOTM Darragh making some fine saves. But LXG got a late equaliser and an even later winner. Disappointing result but a decent performance and we fought to the end.

The second cup team lost 3-0 - after an even first half, we were well beaten in the second half and can have no complaints about the result. After putting in a good performance away to first division Ambience Auderghem in the previous round, this was disappointing. We are definitely eliminated.

The Vets cup team needed a win to guarantee advancing to the next round, but were beaten 0-2.

The Ladies gave the weekend a more respectable gloss with a 2-5 away win last night, with Virginie scoring another hattrick. This completes our league matches, we finish in 5th place, and we still have the cup final to come, against British United on May 3rd.

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London Marathon - Charity Donation Sticky


I’m running on behalf of Concern Worldwide, a charity Irish in origin (founded in Dublin in the late 60s) and very much international in its work, helping some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. I’ve supported the charity for a number of years and found they do some great work through their relief and development projects, current work includes helping those suffering in Syria, South Sudan and the Philippines. Any donations from FCI members would be very much appreciated, and donations can be made online or I can ask Gwen (still in Brussels until June!) to collect from someone when convenient. My webpage is the following:

Thanks a lot

Iwan Williams


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Ladies Team thrash British United Ladies 5 0 (Away) 8th April Sticky


For me it was the complete performance last night.  No weak points in any area of the pitch. We hit them hard from the off and never took our eyes off the prize the win. 

In truth we could have won by double figures. 

But as ever our ladies are so graceful in winning and in defeat. 


Goalscorers Virgine ( who else) scored another hat trick,Pauline and Aline got the other two. Virginie was WOTM>

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Last Home League Games / O'Connor Family Visit (5/4/2014) Sticky


Today on a beautiful sunny day, our last home games of the season, FC Irlande welcomed the O’Connor family to Nossegem. We presented a book of condolences in which hundreds of players, past and present, had written messages about Warren and their personal recollections of him. We also presented a nice portrait of Warren, and with the support of SC Nossegem, we placed a photo of Warren permanently on display in the bar. Emotions within the club, and especially of course, within the family, are still very raw, and the speeches were short and emotional, emphasising that we don’t know how we can ever get over the loss of Warren, but we’ll support each other as best we can.

The presentation, by President Dave, was followed by a friendly match in Warren’s honour which loosely pitted the club’s two most successful teams this season against each other, a team with several of the recently promoted 4th team playing against a team of Vets who now look to have guaranteed second place and easily the highest finish ever for a Vets team. After a long minute of applause for Warren at the centre circle, the game started out with the fourths having the upper hand, in part because several of the Vets team had just finished a real game on the other pitch.

In the league games, we had a rare (for this season) weekend with no defeats – three victories and three draws:

The Firsts went a goal down against 6th place Tourinnois and then had about 134 good chances to equalise before finally getting the equaliser with a few minutes to go, a lovely near-post inswinging free from from David Martin Garcia, making a welcome return to the firsts, was flicked in at the near post.

The seconds got a 5-0 win – having confirmed last week that we are safe from relegation, the pressure is off and the team put in a solid performance against Trinquant, also 6th place. Steven Welsch may have got two of the goals.

The turds won 2-1 in a dominant display with goals from Piet and Bogdan, the victory should guarantee our finish in the top half of the table – an impressive season considering how this team struggled last year, and also how many players we’ve had to pass up to the firsts and seconds due to their injury crises (at last count, 8!)

The fourths got a 1-1 draw against Chaumont Ster in a match that was more a celebration on the first home game since our promotion.

The first Vets’ game was forfeited by Longchamp – a pity since we would have beaten them anyhow, but the forfeit pretty much guarantees us second place, with a record that would have been good enough to win the other Vets Division 2. While it’s unlikely, finishing as the best second-placed team means that if for some reason one of the Division One teams drops out of the league, we would get to go up to Division One. Failing that, we know now we’re good enough to go up next season …

The second Vets played a 2-2 draw against fourth-place Ecusson. With Warren’s brother Sean as honorary captain for the day, we were hoping to get a win, but despite two goals by the unstoppable Stevie B, we didn’t take enough of our chances and Ecusson got a late equaliser. The game was marred by what looked like a serious ankle injury to Paul Staunton, a man who has had more than his share of bad luck with injuries over the past few years – he’s gone to the hospital for an x-ray, but even the best scenario looks like some form of ligament injury, and the photo of the leg in a cast that just appeared on facebook doesn’t look encouraging. Get well soon, Paul!

The last round of league games are away, on April 26th, but meanwhile there are cup games for our three cup teams on the next two weekend.

The Ladies had no game this weekend, but they do now have confirmation that their Cup Final will be against British United, and will take place on Saturday May 3rd - a date for everyone's diary.

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