Soccer—called football in Europe—is very popular in Ireland, largely due to the euphoria resulting from the national team's underdog successes since the late 1980s.

Football Association of Ireland. League of Ireland matches take place throughout the city on Friday evening or Sunday afternoon from March to November. For details, contact the Football Association of Ireland. National Sports Campus, Snugborough Rd., Dublin North, Dublin, Co. Dublin, 15. 01/899--8500;