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Sheppard On Song As Cork City Dominate Derry

Cork City welcomed the Candystripes to Turner’s Cross in what is traditionally an unhappy hunting ground for Derry City.  Two goals from Karl Sheppard and a John O’Flynn tap-in saw Cork City run out deserved winners over Derry City tonight and continue the Candystripes’ poor league record on Leeside. The home side began the game strongly and created a brilliant chance after …

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Shamrock Rovers Host A Depleted Galway United

Shamrock Rovers host Galway United at Tallaght Stadium for the first time since 2010, when former fan-favourite Gary Twigg scored a first half hat-trick in a 3-0 win, which condemned the Tribesmen to the First Division that year. Rovers are fresh from a 0-0 draw with arch rivals Bohemians, while Galway’s last trip away from Eamonn Deacy Park was a 2-0 defeat …

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Unbeaten Cork City Host A Resurgent Derry City

Cork City take on a resurgent Derry City side this Friday night as the Leesiders host Peter Hutton’s men at Turner’s Cross.  Cork City currently sit second in the table with a 5-0 hammering of Limerick standing out as their most exceptional result. John Caulfield’s side approach this game as the favourites after their win over Bray, but following a …

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Bohemians Look To Return To Winning Ways In Drogheda

Keith Long’s Bohemians travel to United Park on Friday evening looking to get back to winning ways against a Drogheda side who have picked up just one point from their last three games. Drogheda haven’t won a game since they beat Sligo Rovers on match day two and come into this game off the back of their worst performance of …

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Shelbourne & Waterford Both Hoping To Bounce Back

Waterford United will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat as the Blues welcome Shelbourne to the RSC on Friday evening. The Blues come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of league new boys Cabinteely last weekend. Despite some early chances, Tommy Griffin’s men were unable to find a way past …

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Match Officials Appointed For EA Sports Cup 2nd Round Ties

Match officials have been appointed for the forthcoming second round of the EA Sports Cup  today. There are four ties set to take place on Monday, April 6th while the remaining four will kick-off on April 7th. _____ The match official appointments for each tie are as follows: Monday, April 6th   Cabinteely v Shamrock Rovers, Stradbrook (7.00pm). Referee: Adriano Reale Assistants: Wayne …

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Bray Wanderers Appoint Caretaker Manager

Following major upheaval at the club last night, as Alan Mathews and his management team resigned their positions, Bray Wanderers have moved swiftly to appoint a caretaker manager.  A club statement, released this morning, confirms that Maciej Tarnogrodzki will takeover managerial duties and has already had a training session with the squad. The new boss has most recently managed Bray’s under 19 squad as …

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Sligo Rovers Condemn Online Abuse Towards Playing Staff

Sligo Rovers’ chairman Joe Burns has today released, via Sligo’s official website, a club statement regarding the abuse ‘directed at the Bit O’ Red’s players on social media’.  It has been a difficult opening to the season for Sligo. They have yet to record a victory and find themselves third from bottom in the table with just two points. This largely unexpected opening from …

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5 Talking Points From The Premier Division’s First 5 Games

After five full rounds of Premier Division fixtures, we take a look back at five talking points from the opening month of the League of Ireland. Bohemians began the season as early pacesetters, however a heavy defeat at the hands of Dundalk and a draw against Shamrock Rovers has put them back down the pecking order. As always, many eyes were pointed …

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Cork Football Has Found Its Feet After 91 Years Of Heartache

Cork’s 91-year League of Ireland presence has been a history laden with rebirths, renaissances and rivalries but very few clubs have managed to last from one generation to the next. This long, and in equal measures, heartbreaking and joyous history began with Fordsons 91 years ago, and from there the death and resurrection of Cork’s representation on the national stage has …

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Injury-Hit Derry Host Drogheda United At The Brandywell

Derry City welcome Drogheda United to the Brandywell this Friday in a fifth versus eight place match-up. Both teams will come into this game looking to put a run of bad results behind them and kick-start their season. Derry have failed to win a game since the opening night of the season when they defeated Galway United, while Drogheda have failed to record …

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Cabinteely Look To Leapfrog Waterford United

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Waterford United travel to Stradbrook to face Cabinteely on Friday evening as both sides look to return to winning ways. Cabinteely started life in the League of Ireland better than anybody expected, winning their first two games against Wexford Youths in the league and UCD in the EA Sports Cup. However, they have lost their last two encounters, against Finn …

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The Dublin Derby Beckons: Premier Division Preview

Rob Lyons casts an eye over this weekend’s Premier Division action. With a full round of midweek games having been played, it is last year’s Champions who lead the way, with their 100% record still intact. Dundalk fended off any chance of a top of the table upset on Tuesday night, sweeping Bohemians aside. Elsewhere, Shamrock Rovers beat Owen Heary’s …

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EA Sports Cup 2nd Round Fixtures: Dates & Times Confirmed

The Football Association of Ireland have today announced the official times and dates of all second round EA Sports Cup ties.  The first set of fixtures will take place on Monday April 6th, while the remaining four fixtures will be played on Tuesday the 7th of April. The standout tie of the round is Sligo Rovers vs Derry City, while …

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Limerick Held By 10-Man Drogheda United

A stunning Sean Thornton free-kick seven minutes from time gave 10-man Drogheda a well-deserved point against Limerick in a game that was overshadowed by the poor performance of referee Ray Matthews. In what was an eventful game, it was the home side who had the first real chance on seven minutes. Thornton played a great ball wide to Brady who …

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Premier Division Report: Cork City 2-0 Galway United

The scene was set for Cork City to take all three points on the occasion of their 1000th league game and they did just that, beating Galway 2-0 at Turner’s Cross in front of 2934 fans. Goals from Karl Sheppard and Alan Bennett were the difference as a spirited, but ultimately weaker Galway side were outclassed by the Leesiders. It was …

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Finn Harps Give Waterford United The Blues

Goals from Gareth Harkin and Damien McNulty gave Finn Harps a 2-0 win over a 10-man Waterford United in the RSC tonight. Harps took the lead just before the half time interval when Damien McNulty touched home a Brian McGroary free kick. The home side were reduced to 10 men just after the interval when Shane Nolan was shown a …

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Shamrock Rovers & Cork City Share The Spoils In Tallaght

A hard-fought match in Tallaght ended scoreless as neither side fired on the night, where a goal would have opened up an incredibly tight game between Shamrock Rover and Cork City. Early exchanges between the teams were tense with mostly long balls into the box being traded to test defences. The first chance of the game came in the 11th …

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