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Premier Division Preview: Sligo Rovers vs Derry City

Sligo Rovers welcome north-west neighbours Derry City to the Showgrounds on Saturday night for their third SSE Airtricity League game of the season. Rovers have yet to record a win in the league this season, drawing their opening game 1-1 with Cork City while Drogheda United defeated them 3-2 last Friday night in a game which Rovers dominated. The Bit …

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LOI Preview: Premier Division Week Three

Rob Lyons discusses the ins and outs of the Premier Division clashes happening this weekend.  After two weeks of action, it is surprisingly Bohemians who once again reside at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table. It’s early days, but Bohs boss Keith Long will take confidence from the fact his side have started off in such …

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Premier Division Preview: Dundalk vs St. Patrick’s Athletic

Peter Boyne previews a major early season clash between title-contenders Dundalk and St. Patrick’s Athletic.  This week the Saints make the short journey up the M1 to Oriel Park. As a St. Pat’s fan, we cannot say we weren’t disappointed at our defeat at the hands of the Hoops in our opening game. We expect to beat Dundalk this time out, but …

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Premier Division Preview: Galway United vs Drogheda

Drogheda United travel to Galway on Friday evening in the hope of continuing their 100% record this season, while the home side are looking to pick up their first points of the campaign.  Galway haven’t had the best of starts in the league, with successive defeats at the hands of Derry City and Bohemians leaving them without any points on the …

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The Battle Of The Blues: Waterford United vs Finn Harps

Waterford United welcome Finn Harps to the Regional Sports Centre this weekend, as both sides look to build on positive results last weekend. Waterford come into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory over south-east rivals Wexford Youths. Goals from Shane Dineen and Anthony O’Donnell saw Tommy Griffin’s charges come from behind to take all three points. Finn Harps …

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Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers To Be Televised

Dundalk’s clash at home to Sligo on the 27th of March is to be televised by RTÉ2, it has been confirmed today.   The game, which was originally scheduled to kick-off at 7:45pm will now commence at 7:35pm. while the programme will start five minutes before kick-off. This is to be the second televised Premier Division fixture of the season following …

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EA Sports Cup Draw Throws Up 2 All-Premier Division Ties

The draw for the second round of the EA Sports Cup was made today at FAI HQ. The games, which are to be played on April 6th or 7th make for interesting reading, with two all-Premier Division clashes up for decision. The draw has been spilt into four pools, with four sides in each one. In pool one, University College Cork, who played their …

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Video: ‘What Is A Club’ Recited By Bohs’ Poet In Residence

Following his appointment at the Dalymount club, Lewis Kenny’s role as poet in residence has received much media attention and on Monday night’s Soccer Republic, Lewis illustrated his poetry skills to the country.  Below, Bohemians’ poet in residence recites his poem about the meaning of a football club, entitled ‘What Is a Club’.

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Shelbourne & Bohemians Set To Share Dalymount Park

Fresh reports this morning indicate that Dublin City Council are set to buy Ireland’s most historic League of Ireland ground – Dalymount Park – for €3.4 million.  FAI chief executive John Delaney alluded to Dalymount becoming a ‘legacy’ of the Euro 2020 finals and he hoped that Bohemians, and possibly Shelbourne could use the ground. It now looks as though this …

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Limerick Re-Sign Jason Hughes

Limerick native Jason Hughes has penned a deal at the club having been a mainstay in the side for the majority of last year. Having Limerick’s 2014 Young Player of the Year back in his ranks for 2015 will give Martin Russell’s side a boost as they aim to halt what has been a disastrous beginning to their campaign. An …

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Match Report: UCD 0 – 1 Shelbourne

UCD fell to their second one odd goal defeat in a week as Shelbourne kept their unbeaten start to their Division One campaign alive. A lively game was settled by a set-piece, with Sean Heaney sweeping home Jake Donnelly’s corner, after the referee controversially overruled his linesman.  UCD almost caught the visitors napping inside 5 minutes, as a short free kick …

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Cork City Dismantle Limerick In Munster Derby

Coming into tonight’s game Cork City hadn’t lost a league game to Limerick since May of 2013, and that trend continued without a hiccup tonight in front of 4,817 spectators at Turner’s Cross. Two Goals apiece from the Dennehy brothers, Darren and Billy, as well as a superb strike from Gavan Holohan gave John Caulfield’s men a deserved, and convincing 5-0 victory over Limerick at …

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Premier Division Preview: Drogheda United vs Sligo Rovers

Owen Heary’s Sligo Rovers travel to Drogheda on Friday night in search of their first league win of the season. Drogheda started their season with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Bray on Saturday before being knocked out of the EA Sports Cup by First Division side Shelbourne on Tuesday evening in United Park. Johnny McDonnell has a near-full squad …

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LOI Premier Division Preview: Derry City vs Dundalk

Peter Hutton’s Derry City welcome champions Dundalk to the Brandywell this Friday night for their opening home league game of the season. Hutton will be hoping to have a number of his first team players back into contention for this week’s game. New captain Ryan McBride and winger Mark Timlin will both be in contention for starting places after missing last week’s …

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LOI Premier Division Preview: Cork City vs Limerick

Cork City return to action in Turner’s Cross for the first time this season following their late heroics in Sligo, while Limerick come to Leeside having conceded six goals in their last two games.  Limerick began their league campaign woefully at home to Bohemians last weekend amid upset over Markets Field not being up to standard for their league opener. …

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This Weekend’s League Of Ireland Suspensions Announced

The Football Association of Ireland have today confirmed the officials and players who are to serve suspensions for this weekend’s games. Automatic suspension in next SSE Airtricity League match Mark Langtry of UCD misses the Students’ tie with Shelbourne on Friday night. First team competitive match as and from Monday, March 9th Shamrock Rovers’ Gavin Brennan has one more game …

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5 Players Who Could Decide The LOI Premier Division Title

We’ve already been given a dose of League of Ireland magic and as the thirst for more heads to the second round of fixtures we look at five of the players so instrumental to their sides they may just have the potential to sway the title’s destination. To keep things even we’ve picked our five players from five different sides. …

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Sandford Strike Sends Shelbourne Through

A Mark Sandford goal early in the second half sent Shels through to the second round of the EA Sports Cup, leaving Johnny McDonnell’s Drogheda to rue their missed chances.   In what was a fairly even encounter, it was Drogheda who had the most of the ball in the opening ten minutes. However, while they looked promising going forward, …

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