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Roy Keane Recommendation Could Lead To Galway’s Next Managerial Appointment [Report]

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Nottingham Forest U21 manager Ian McParland looks on prior to the U21 Professional Development League 2 North match between Coventry City U21 and Nottingham Forest U21 at Sixfields Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

While this season came to a disappointing end for Galway United fans, they can at least look forward to the 2017 campaign under new management, following the departure of Tommy Dunne, with a new boss expected to be named soon. The Irish Independent report that Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has recommended Ian McParland for the manager’s job at Eamonn …

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Cork City Fall Short As Dundalk Edge Towards Historic Title Win

SSE Airtricity League Premier Divison, Oriel Park, Dundalk 11/10/2016 Dundalk vs Cork City Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny celebrates after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tuesday night’s eagerly anticipated duel between League of Ireland table toppers Dundalk and Cork City lived up to all expectations. The pace of the game was frenetic, borne from Dundalk’s exemplary pressing game in conjunction with Cork’s frantic attempts to pin Dundalk in their own half. The first goal came just seven minutes in after Dundalk won a dubious free-kick in a …

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Opinion: Reluctantly Irish? It’s Time We Focus Entirely On Developing Our Own Talent

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Why do we bend over backwards to accommodate the ‘reluctant Irish’? Time after time, every effort is afforded to coax individuals to play for the Republic of Ireland when their heart quite clearly belongs to another land. It’s time we start developing the next Robbie Keane and Damien Duff rather than be preoccupied converting other nation’s also rans. There’s something …

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The Significance Of Dundalk’s Historic Progress In Europe

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 2/8/2016 Dundalk vs BATE Borisov The Dundalk Team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

Dundalk became the first Irish team to reach the final Champions League qualifying round since Shelbourne in 2004, when the Dubliners were ultimately defeated by Deportivo La Coruna. Dundalk’s stunning 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday night was significant and historical in several ways. The obvious place to start is to look at the cash injection the Lilywhites …

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League Of Ireland: Not The Greatest League In The World But It’s Ours

DUBLIN, IRELAND - DECEMBER 15: A general view of the Tallaght Stadium on December 15, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

If Carlsberg did football stadiums, they wouldn’t be basing their design on Dalymount Park or other League Of Ireland strongholds around the country, they’d probably look to some of the more glamorous football cathedrals around Europe to draw inspiration for their perfect idea of where football should be played. The Santiago Bernabeu, the Camp Nou, the Olympiastadion and the Allianz Arena are just some …

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Drogheda vs Cabinteely: Both Sides Look To Return To Winning Ways

Pete Mahon - Drogheda United manager.

Drogheda United host Cabinteely at United Park on Friday evening as both sides look to return to winning ways, with their last victories coming in their opening league games against Waterford United and Athlone Town respectively. Drogheda were unbeaten going into their encounter with Shelbourne last week but the Boynesiders fell to their first league defeat in Tolka Park. Pete …

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Dundalk Manager Stephen Kenny Signs Contract Extension

DUNDALK, IRELAND - JULY 22: Dundalk F.C manager Stephen Kenny during the Champions League 2nd round qualifying game between Dundalk F.C and BATE Borisov at Oriel Park on July 22, 2015 in Dundalk, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ahead of tonight’s massive League of Ireland tie with Cork City at Oriel Park, there was some good news for Dundalk fans today. Manager Stephen Kenny, who has presided over the club’s successive domestic league titles in 2014 and 2015, has signed an extension on his current contract and is now tied to the club until the end of 2018. …

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Drogheda Look To Maintain Unbeaten Start To The Season

Drogheda United look to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact as they host Alan Mathews’ Athlone Town at United Park this evening. The home side come into this game off the back of a hard-earned point from a 1-1 draw in Cobh last Saturday. The Boynesiders had found themselves ahead in the first half through a penalty scored …

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60 Second Interview With Cobh Ramblers Manager Stephen Henderson

In an exclusive interview, Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson speaks to Brian Strahan about the season ahead. Brian Strahan: How has your pre-season gone? Stephen Henderson: Pre-season went very well. We did not play as many games as we would have liked due to the weather, but due to the fantastic attitude and flexibility of the players we got a …

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Forrester’s Call-Up Shows League Of Ireland Is Still Viable Pathway

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Forrester of Peterborough United during the Emirates FA Cup match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

There are many pathways into the Irish senior football team but not all of them are rewarding to late bloomers like Peterborough’s Chris Forrester. An attacking threat for St. Patrick’s Athletic last year and a holding midfielder for Graham Westley’s Peterborough this season, Forrester is the latest former League of Ireland player to be drafted into Martin O’Neill’s Irish squad …

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Exclusive: Jason McGuinness – ‘I’m As Fit As I’ve Ever Been’

Jason McGuinness, the authoritative and experienced St. Patrick’s Athletic defender, grew up with football an inherent presence in his life. Positive and appreciative, here he speaks to Brian Strahan and looks back on the solid base he received in life and football and how he wishes to develop that learnedness when his playing days end.   Affable and assured, McGuinness …

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60-Second Interview With Sligo Rovers’ Gavin Peers

Having just re-signed for Sligo Rovers for the eleventh consecutive season, Gavin Peers speaks to Brian Strahan ahead of the new campaign. Brian Strahan: Sligo had a tough season last year. But with a new season, a new manager in Dave Robertson and some promising new signings, presumably it’s a positive vibe at present? Gavin Peers: Yes everyone is looking forward …

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