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Results  W/E 21-22/04 Score Date - Time
Choule vs FC Irlande 1 3 - 2 (LOSS) 22/04/2017 12:30
Aclots vs FC Irlande 2 0 - 1 (WIN) 22/04/2017 15:00
FC Irlande 3 vs Friend's Spirit    3 - 0 (WIN) 22/04/2017 15:30
Goalois 2 vs FC Irlande 4 1 - 3 (WIN) 22/04/2017 14:00
Gast 2 vs FC Irlande Vets 1   0 -  2 (WIN) 22/04/2017 15:15
Faubourg - Brainoise vs FC Irlande Vets 2   3 - 1 (LOSS) 22/04/2017 14:00
Veltem A vs FC Irlande Ladies I   4 - 5 (WIN) 22/04/2017 14:00
SC Ixelles A vs FC Irlande Ladies II 2 - 1 (LOSS) 21/04/2017 20.30
Next Fixtures W/E  21-22/04 Date - Time
Choule vs FC Irlande 1   22/04/2017 12:30
Aclots vs FC Irlande 2   22/04/2017 15:00
FC Irlande 3 vs Friend's Spirit  22/04/2017 15:30
Goalois 2 vs FC Irlande 4     22/04/2017 14:00
Gast 2 vs FC Irlande Vets 1   22/04/2017 15:15
Faubourg - Brainoise vs FC Irlande Vets 2   22/04/2017 14:00
Veltem A vs FC Irlande Ladies I   22/04/2017 14:00
SC Ixelles A vs FC Irlande Ladies II 21/04/2017 20.30

Barcelona Festival 2016 Sticky



Congratulations to everybody who played in the International  Tournament in Barcelona last weekend and won the following prize from the organisers.

 The winners 2016 of the Fair-Play Award : Boys & Girls in Green (Belgium), alias FC IRLANDE !!!! They represent all what we like !!! Fiesta, Smart people, Fair-Play, Mixt, Loyal, International !!!!

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AGM Sticky


 AGM (Annual General Meeting)  FC IRLANDE ASBL

 Date : Wednesday May 18th

 Time : 19.00

 Location : Avenue de Cortenberg 116, 1000 Bruxelles (Rich Gardiner's Office ) .5 minute walk from R.P. Schuman. 2/3 minutes from Fatboys

 Entrance : Ring the bell marked 'FESE - Second Floor Meeting Room. Call the lift, get in, and Rich  will call it up.

1. Approval of last year's AGM minutes 
2. Treasurer's report
3. President's report
4. Motions
5. Election of Team Captains
6. Election of Club Officials

As the number of attendees at last year's AGM did not quite meet the minimum quorum as laid out in the Club Constitution the Club Committee would like you to confirm your attendance by completing this survey in the link below.

There will be many issues affecting the Club's future direction to be discussed and a strong  participation from each of the teams is required. 

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FC Irlande Fantasy League Finely Balanced Entering Final Week Sticky


The final training session is over, the minor questions have been decided – Leicester win the Premiership, Norwich, Newcastle and Villa relegated, FC Irlande Ladies champions of P2, etc. – allowing the press to focus on the one contest that really matters, the FC Irlande Fantasy League.

Entering it’s final week, after a semi-double week involving multiple transfers and wild-cards from the leading teams, the race for the coveted title couldn’t be more finely balanced (well, obviously it could, we could have everyone on exactly the same score, for example) with Matt and Mark tied for the lead with former champion Paddy lurking just 11 points behind, ready to pounce. The race for the remaining top-5 places, which guarantee respectability and free entry into next year’s league (as do all other places, since entry is free and open to everyone associated with FC Irlande …) is also finely poised, with three players within 6 points going into the final round of games.

Sky Sports quotes Matt as the 13/8 favourite, with Mark at 15/8 and Paddy at 2/1, with all others considered rank outsiders. Dave Verdon, currently in 34th place (after joining more than half-way through the season) and 1237 points behind the co-leaders, can be backed at 5000/1 – given his tactical acumen, and with Leicester having won the premiership from similar odds, it probably isn’t wise to count him out (actually, it probably is, although he might have a chance if West Brom defender Jonas Olsson scores 206 goals against Liverpool on Sunday and the rest of his team does better than those of the two co-leaders).

May the best team win!

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Ladies put icing on the title-cake, Vets 1 battle hard but take tough defeat Sticky


The ladies beat 3rd place Herent 3-0 (2-0 at half time). Final game of the season, the opponents gave the ladies a run for their title by fighting a lot until the end but the ladies in green proved to be the best team of the league this season once again! Yay! Champions!

The firsts lost 2-1 at MTM. We fought hard with a team that included four first-team debutants. After going down we scored through the Romanian connection. Costi and Bogdan combining with the latter putting the ball in the net. Unfortunately we conceded another one in the second half and were not able to come back a second time. We could have equalized at the death but it was not to be. The game was marred by a grave knee injury to Luca Ceci (he's the Ceci with slightly more hair) with 10 minutes to go. He was taken to hospital. Hopefully it's not too bad and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

Seconds drew 2-2. We were behind 2-1 at the half with Mark Boyle scoring an absolute canonball of a shot. With regular coach Paul Staunton deputising in goal (yes, you read that right), Laurens was on the sideline and his tactical changes at halftime made all the difference. We were on top for the second half and and managed to get the equalizer. All in all a fair result in a game where both teams had a player sent off in the last five minutes. Man of the Match was keeper Staunton pulling off a few great saves and, if rumours are to be believed, getting ready to make his big comeback next year.

The turds won 2-0 through a great first half free-kick of Stefan and a second half (equally great) tap-in by Rodrigo. Captain Fantastic Paddy Wall had his last game as Turds captain. He put in a stellar performance and definitely did not miss a penalty. The end of an era for the Turds.

Fourths lost 3-0 to the top of the league. It was a good, battling team-performance against very tough opposition.

Vets 1 lost 2:1 away to Gast in a possibly decisive match against relegation. Despite a great performance and finishing with 11 players, we could not come back after conceding on two of their fast breaks. Ollie's goal gave us hope and new strength, but we only hit a cross bar from Sean's header and failed to score the equaliser. FC Irlande legend Chris Jones in his - presumably last - game for the club kept us in the match until the final whistle.

Vets 2 won 2-1 against the bottom of the league. They made it difficult for themselves by conceding after going 1-0 up but in the dying moments of the game managed the put in the winning goal.

All teams got a good run-out and are celebrating the end of the season at the Ladies Champions' party at the Funky Monkey as we speak. A big congratulations to them for a remarkable, dominating season and good luck in P1!

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Rearranged games only on windy day in Brussels (23/04/2016) Sticky


Ladies and the 3rds had the rare luxury of playing on the synthetic pitch at Auderghem,

Ladies won 2-0. It was 0-0 at half time but in the second half goals by Virginie and Aline sealed the points. . Difficult game as they played very physical but technically we were better and we managed to keep our calm and it paid off in the end. Only one more game to go !!

3rds were out for redemption after their humiliating loss last weekend. We started well when  Ionut nipped in  between the defender and the keeper to lob into the net. However within a few minutes they were level. 1-1 at the break. Second half we put more pressure on them and Ionut added his second with a brilliant header from a corner. Points were in the bag when Robbie's shot was deflected to make it 3 1, A couple of other chances were missed which could have improved the scoreline but overall a good team performance all round   

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Fantasy Football Update - Williams Jumps into the Lead! Sticky


With just 4 weeks to go in the prestigious FC Irlande Fantasy Football League, Matt Williams, in a surprisingly vigorous move for a vet, scored a remarkable 146 points this (sort-of-double) week to jump into the league, choosing the perfect moment to play his triple captain card with Aguero scoring a remarkable 26 points in his two games, while his goalkeeper kept a clean sheet and saved two penalties in one game! However, Mark Boyle and defending champion Paddy Wall are in close pursuit, with the title seeming very likely to go to one of these three, who have opened a gap of nearly 70 points over the chasing pack. The fight for the remaining slots in the top-five remains interesting, with 7 teams within 40 points slogging it out. But with another kind-of-double week to come, the more delusional of these will still be hoping for a miracle. Since all the leading teams have most of the top-scoring players, a team from the chasing pack will never catch them using the same players – so anyone hoping to win will have to make some very brave / foolhardy selections … and get very lucky.

Those of ye who didn't enter this year, start planning for next year - if you're not in, you can't win!

(attached picture just shows the top-20, luckily for many of the others, there is no relegation in fantasy football)

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