The best sites and apps for your footballing year

The Premier League is about to return and the country has football fever. However, keeping up to date with all the Premier League results as well as, working, socialising, and finding time to play football can be difficult.

To help you keep football in all aspects of your life we’ve compiled a list of useful sites to take the hassle out of organising all aspects of the beautiful game in your life.

After huge success in London relative newcomer to the Dublin market Playfinder is your one stop shop for booking sports facilities. Finding enough players to play your sport of choice can be hard enough without having to worry about somewhere to play as well. There is nothing worse than spending your week gathering enough players only to have to cancel because you can’t find an available pitch or court. MyLocalPitch lets you select your area and sport and it instantly gives you details and booking portals to all suitable pitches in your locality as well as possible alternatives to your selected times and locations. Long gone are the days of googling phone numbers and ringing around countless sports centres and facilities thanks to MyLocalPitch. Regular blogs about the best facilities around Dublin are included on the site and an app is expected soon.

Texting and emailing back and forth all week to make sure you have enough players for your team can be an exhausting and time consuming process. Log on to Teamer and let it do the hard work for you. Teamer’s software allows you to set up a notice about your matches, events, and training and your players simply opt in or out of the game, making the organisation easy and centralised and saving you hours of chasing down texts and emails. Teamer also provides a free app so you can use their service on the go with instant updates for you and your team about confirmations, cancellations, and match info. A must for all captains, managers, and coaches.

Fantasy Premier League/Fantasy SSE Airtricity League
The football season wouldn’t be the same without Fantasy Football. Even the dullest game takes on new importance as your players battle it out in real life for points. The banter created between friends and in workplaces is one of the highlights of the football season. With the Airtricity League already underway and the Premier League about to kick off there are two options, both of which can be accessed by website or app:

SSE Airtricity League ‘Fantasy 5’: The Airtricity league offers fans the Fantasy 5 game. This fantasy football pits fans against each other in a fun and easy way. Pick an upcoming game, pick your 5 best players, most points win. The site and app also offer the social hub where you can stay up to date with all the social media revolving around your teams and their matches.

Fantasy Premier League: The official Premier League fantasy football game is also the most popular worldwide. Choose your 15 man squad with a budget of £100m and see if you can mastermind enough points to win the league. The social element is also key here as you can also create your own private leagues and cups and go head to head with friends or work colleagues.

Make the Match App
All fans of the Republic of Ireland international team should download the official FAI make the Match App. The app gives users easy access to information about upcoming games, matchday updates, transport information, stadium maps, team news and results, competitions, and so much more. Make the Match also offers access to the official FAI Shop as well as a live radio commentary feed and stadium TV service. If you attend games and follow the national team then this app is well worth a free download.

Today FM premier league live
Whether it’s due to work commitments, a family event, or television problems, sometimes it’s just not possible to watch the big weekend games. That’s no reason for you to miss out on all the action. With Today FM’s Premier League Live you can listen to live audio commentary and match updates every Saturday afternoon throughout the season. Available online or on the radio tune in to make sure you don’t miss a minute of action, even if you can’t get to a big screen or stadium.

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