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Premier Division Preview: Sligo & Limerick Scrap At The Bottom

There’s no getting away from the Premier Division action this weekend with games taking place on Friday, Saturday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend, including a televised double header on Monday. The final night’s action includes Dundalk’s return to Oriel Park to face Bray Wanderers, whilst Bohemians will play Cork City at Dalymount in the second televised game. The …

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The Jack Grealish Conundrum

It’s the debate that no matter how hard you try, it simply will not go away. Should Jack Grealish play for the Republic of Ireland or England? Grealish is an English-born youngster, who has played all his underage football for Ireland. The Aston Villa teenager was struggling to break into the first team team and therefore looked set to confirm his attention to …

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Sligo Boss Heary Remains Defiant: ‘We Will Get More Wins’

Sligo Rovers boss Owen Heary has remained buoyant, despite his side’s fifth loss in just ten games against St. Pat’s at the weekend.  If the Bit O’ Red fail to win this weekend at home to Limerick then they will have finished the first third of their campaign with just one victory, an unprecedented return from a side which were …

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St. Pat’s Look To Extend Unbeaten Run Against Drogheda

Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic host Drogheda United on Monday night as they look to go six games unbeaten in the league, while the visitors are looking for their first win since March 13th against Sligo Rovers. Pat’s are currently sitting in fifth place in the league, with three wins and two draws from their last five games. The latest …

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The Lights Are Off For Shels As Youths Take All 3 Points

Technical glitches at Tolka Park were just the icing on the cake in what was an embarrassing night for Shelbourne. Nonetheless, two of the favourites for promotion this season, Shelbourne and Wexford Youths entertained the crowd. It was to be Wexford that came away from this important league clash with all three points after a game that had six goals in …

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Premier Division Preview: The Louth Derby Is Upon Us

Rob Lyons previews the key games taking place at the top and bottom of the Premier Division this weekend, as we head into match day seven.  With the midweek EA Sports Cup second round games now decided, attentions turn back to league action once more. Results last weekend at both ends of the table were unprecedented with Dundalk being held by Limerick …

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A Close Game Beckons As St. Pat’s Host Cork City

This weekend sees the Saints host the Leesiders at Richmond Park in what is always a tight encounter. Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic, will be looking to follow up on their midweek 4-1 home win over Crumlin United by picking up three points, whilst also claiming their first big scalp. As we all remember, in Week 1 – Pat’s and Shamrock …

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Unbeaten Dundalk Host Louth Rivals Drogheda United

Dundalk head into the first Louth derby of the season looking to keep their unbeaten record intact against Drogheda, who have picked up just one point from their last four games. Stephen Kenny’s side saw their winning start to the season end in Jackman Park last week as an 89th minute equaliser from Paul O’Conor earned Limerick a draw. Kenny then made …

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Promotion Contenders Clash At Tolka Park

It is third against fourth at Tolka Park on Friday night as Wexford travel to the capital to face promotion rivals Shelbourne in a tie that neither side will want to be on the losing end of. In their last league fixture away to Waterford United, Shelbourne came back from a two-nil first half deficit to draw the game 2-2. …

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Cobh Ramblers Travel To Waterford For Munster Derby

Munster rivals Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers meet for the first time this season on Friday night at the RSC. Neither side have gotten off to a flying start this season and both will be looking at this derby as a chance or re-igniting their campaign. Waterford come into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Cork …

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This Weekend’s League Of Ireland Suspension List

Here are the suspensions which will take effect over the course of the weekend in both the First and Premier Division.  Automatic suspension in next SSE Airtricity League match Ian Bermingham (St. Patrick’s Athletic) Marc Ludden (Galway United) Adam Mitchell (Bray Wanderers) Derek Prendergast (Bohemians) Keith Ward (Sligo Rovers) _____ Automatic suspension in next first team competitive match (sent-off in losing …

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MSL Champions UCC Look To Cause Cup Upset Against Cobh

Munster Senior League side UCC host League of Ireland neighbours Cobh Ramblers tonight in the second round of the EA Sports Cup. With a quarter-final place up for grabs, it will be all to play for at the Mardyke and should make for an entertaining game. The Students come into the tie on the back of a 2-0 win away …

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3 Talking Points From The Weekend’s Premier Division Games

It’s been a weekend which has boasted some unprecedented results, notably Limerick’s last-gasp draw with the Lilywhites in Jackman Park and Sligo being beaten at home by Bray. Here we choose three talking points from the weekend’s League of Ireland Premier Division games. 3. Sligo Rovers’ Struggles Continue Sligo Rovers had found life extremely tough coming in their game against Bray Wanderers at the weekend but …

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Cabinteely vs Shamrock Rovers

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Shamrock Rovers travel to Stradbrook on Monday evening to take on Eddie Gormley’s Cabinteely in the second round of the EA Sports Cup.  Cabinteely currently sit fifth in the First Division with two league wins under their belt, after beating Wexford Youths on the opening day of the season and Waterford United on match day four. Cabinteely progressed to the second round of …

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Heary Hopes For Morale-Boosting Victory Against Derry City

Sligo Rovers return to action this Easter Monday night against Derry City in the EA Sports Cup at the Showgrounds. After suffering a humiliating defeat to Bray Wanderers on Good Friday, Rovers fans will be hoping for a positive reaction from the players. Owen Heary will be boosted by goalkeeper Richard Brush’s return to fitness, who should start in goal. …

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The Reality Of Dreams: We Speak With Longford’s Paul Skinner

Ben Twomey caught up with former Celtic goalkeeper Paul Skinner to talk about his time in Scotland and the realities of SSE Airtricity League football today with his side, newly-promoted Longford Town.  To play football every day, to have football as a job, is a dream which many young children have throughout the world. It is a dream in which they …

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Late Griffin Strike Wins It For 10-Man Bohemians

A late strike from substitute Marc Griffin handed Bohemians the win in what was a eventful and hot-headed affair against a Drogheda side who have now picked up just one point in four games.   Drogheda could have been ahead on 15 minutes when Cathal Brady played a great ball down the line to Kavanagh, his cross into the box was …

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Shels Come From Behind To Earn Point Against Waterford

Two late goals for Gareth Coughlan and Craig Walsh earned Shelbourne a point against Waterford United, with the Dublin side coming from behind after Willie John Kiely and Brian Nolan had given the Blues a two goal advantage at halftime. The Blues opened the scoring on six minutes when Anthony McAlavey saild a wonderful corner into the Shels area, which was …

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