Padraig Whelan

Padraig Whelan

Deputy Editor of Forza Italian Football. Sports journalist with the Dundalk Democrat newspaper, based in Ireland and cover football in a number of places such as The Sun, The Mirror, The Star, The Times and more. You can get in touch with me on Twitter: @PWhelan88.

Callejon-Inter-v-Napoli
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Napoli goal hero Callejon unhappy with Inter draw

He may have scored twice to help Napoli to a share of the points in Milan, but Napoli goalscorer Jose Callejon cut a disappointed figure afterwards. The Spaniard struck with 12 minutes remaining to put his side More...

Rolando Maran Catania
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Maran named as new Chievo Verona boss

Chievo Verona have announced that their new first team coach is former Catania boss Rolando Maran. After a string of poor results, they have picked up just four points from their first seven games, Eugenio Corini More...

Juan Jesus inter
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Inter defender: Napoli hotshot Higuain does not scare me

Inter centre back Juan Jesus, never¬†shy of a word or two, insists he is not frightened by the prospect of coming up against Napoli ace Gonzalo Higuain. His bravado is doubtless helped by the fact that the Argentinean More...

Dries Mertens Napoli
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Maradona backs Napoli sale to Qatari investors

The brother of Napoli legend Diego Maradona says his sibling has confided in him that his former club are negotiating a deal to be sold to Qatari sheikhs. Hugo Maradona, himself a former player who spent some time More...

De Sanctis - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Riled up Roma goalkeeper hits back at Juventus

It is close to two weeks since the infamous Juventus v Roma clash in Turin but fuel continues to be added to the fire of this intense Italian football rivalry. The man with the petrol can in his hand on this occasion, More...

Pelle Italy
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Pelle’s Dream Italy Debut

All smiles and looking relaxed, Graziano Pelle seems to have already made up for lost time now that his 29-year journey from a sleepy town in Lecce to the Italian national side has reached its destination. On Monday More...

Mauro Icardi Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Inter 2-0 Qarabag: Unconvincing Nerazzurri do enough for win

Inter overcame Qarabag 2-0 in the second match of their Europa League adventure at San Siro but were not at their best in doing so. Goals in each half from Danilo D’Ambrosio and Mauro Icardi brought them the More...

Stevan Jovetic
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Manchester City man marvels at ‘great’ Roma side

Former Fiorentina striker and current Manchester City player Stevan Jovetic has hailed Roma for their approach at the Etihad, labelling them a “great” side. ‘JoJo’ featured as a second half More...

Totti - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Roma legend Totti becomes oldest scorer in Champions League history

Francesco Totti has made a career out of setting and breaking records – a trend that continued for the Roma hitman in Champions League action on Tuesday night. His first half equaliser against English champions More...

Manolo Gabbiadini Sampdoria 1 Genoa 0
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Genoa 0-1 Sampdoria: Gabbiadini gives Blucerchiati bragging rights

A second half strike from Manolo Gabbiadini was enough to give Sampdoria a 1-0 victory over Genoa in a heated Derby della Lanterna on Sunday night in Serie A action. Doria were coming into the game bidding to leapfrog More...

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