The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland international soccer teams are well into their campaigns to reach the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
It was a 100 years ago when soccer in Ireland split between the Irish Football Association (IFA) and the newly formed Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
The Irish Soccer Split by Cormac Moore has been republished in softback on the 100th anniversary of the Irish Soccer Split.
The book provides the most comprehensives analysis on the reasons why we have division in soccer on the island of Ireland today unlike in sports such as rugby and cricket.
Although the division in Irish football occurred the same year as the Partition of Ireland, Partition was not the primary reason; rather, the split was primarily caused and nurtured by internal political factors.
Cormac joined Michael D McAndrew on Midwest Sport this afternoon to talk about the divide in more detail.