Padraig Whelan

Padraig Whelan

I have been a huge fan of Italian football since being bought Dejan Savicevic jersey on holiday as very young kid and been hooked ever since. My favourite players to have played in the Italian game are Francesco Totti (my absolute hero) and Filippo Inzaghi. I am currently studying for a degree in sports journalism.

Europa League
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Europa League Group Stage Draw: Napoli, Inter, Fiorentina and Torino face favourable groups

The draw has been made for the group stages of the Europa League with Napoli, Inter, Fiorentina and Torino all handed favourable draws. Champions League dropouts Napoli have landed in a group with Czech outfit Sparta More...

Marco Andreolli Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Andreolli: Inter have completed first objective of season

Inter defender Marco Andreolli says his side have accomplished their first goal for the campaign by qualifying for the Europa League group stages. A 6-0 victory at San Siro on Thursday night saw his side cruise More...

Darmian - Torino
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Darmian delight at Torino’s Europa League qualification

Matteo Darmian said the satisfaction of the Torino fans at the club overcoming RNK Split in the Europa League made it a special night at the Olimpico. A first half strike from Omar El Kaddouri secured the Granata’s More...

Mauro Icardi Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Icardi: Stjarnan victory good for Inter’s confidence

Inter ace Mauro Icardi says his side must continue their fine Europa League form into the Serie A season after a 6-0 demolition of Stjarnan. The Argentine hitman was in great form himself against the Icelandic opposition, More...

Torino logo
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Torino Season Preview 2014/15 – Ground Ciro

Torino start this season with a somewhat surprising sense of trepidation about the year ahead, given that it seems unlikely they can better last season’s heroics. Against all the odds, the team who some tipped More...

Vincenzo Montella, Fiorentina
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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Montella: The man leading Fiorentina from a subdued summer to a superb season

Vincenzo Montella must surely have been watching events across Italy unfold this summer with a shrewd grin on his face and renewed fire in his belly. It is not easy to be the boss at Fiorentina. There, you are in More...

Juan Manuel Vargaz Manuel Pasqual Fiorentina
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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Top five Fiorentina starlets set to shine

Fiorentina come into this season in an almost identically expectant mood as they had at the same stage 12 months ago. Vincenzo Montella may have led his side to European football again and a Coppa Italia final last More...

Silvio and Barbara Berlusconi
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Berlusconi touches down at AC Milan for meeting

While there was one big exit at Milanello this week, there was a huge arrival too with Silvio Berlusconi returning on Friday to meet new coach Filippo Inzaghi for the first time. On the day that ‘Super Mario’ More...

Balotelli - AC Milan
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Liverpool boss not worried by Balotelli’s reputation

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to talk much about incoming striker Mario Balotelli but did say the player’s reputation should not be a problem. With speculation in the English press claiming that More...

Cerci - Torino
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Torino to try and tempt Cerci with new deal

Torino’s in demand attacker Alessio Cerci is set to be resolved within the next week, according to reports. It is understood that the club want his future resolved one way or the other and will look to tie More...

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