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SSE Airtricity League Premier Divison Predictions: Week 27

The involvement of both Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers in the IRN-BRU Cup means there are just four matches taking place in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this weekend. ________ Friday (all games have a 7:45pm kick-off) Bohemians vs Galway United Bohs haven’t really kicked on following those impressive back-to-back away wins over Shamrock Rovers and Cork City at the end of …

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Bohemians sign Ex-Celtic Goalkeeper Until The End Of The Season

Goalkeeper Colin McCabe has joined Bohemians for the remainder of the season. The former Celtic Academy stopper has joined Keith Long’s side on a short term contract until the end of the current campaign. Ex-Celtic goalkeeper Colin McCabe has joined #Bohs until the end of the season: https://t.co/HdBd8a7sSf pic.twitter.com/bb9E0PgRWG — Bohemian FC (@bfcdublin) August 17, 2017 McCabe joined the Celtic …

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Dundalk Europa League Hero Ciarán Kilduff Departs For USA

Alkmaar , Netherlands - 15 September 2016; Ciaran Kilduff of Dundalk celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D match between AZ Alkmaar and Dundalk at AZ Stadion in Alkmaar, Netherlands. (Photo By David Maher/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Dundalk have confirmed that Ciarán Kilduff is to depart the Louth club and join up with NASL side Jacksonville Armada. Moving to Dundalk midway through the 2015 season from St. Patrick’s Athletic, the 28-year-old slowly became a crucial attacking threat for Stephen Kenny, particularly from the bench. However, it was the 2016 season he will be most fondly remembered for by …

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Cork City Boss John Caulfield Bemoans Title Assumption ‘Rubbish’

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner's Cross, Cork 28/7/2017 Cork City vs Galway United Cork City manager John Caufield Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cork City extended their winning streak in the league to nine games following a 2-1 victory over Galway United on Friday night.  This come-from-behind win means that City are now within touching distance of lifting only the club’s third Premier Division title in their history, with a commanding 18-point lead over Dundalk at present who face Sligo Rovers at the …

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Sean Maguire Has A Message For Martin O’Neill Following European Heroics

INPHO/Cathal Noonan UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round Second Leg, Turner's Cross, Cork 6/7/2017 Cork City vs Levadia Tallinn Cork City's Sean Maguire celebrates after the game. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

With 18 goals to his name domestically, and having just broken Cork City’s European goalscoring record, Sean Maguire has unsurprisingly been singled out as the League of Ireland’s brightest shining star at present.  These performances have not gone unnoticed by the Republic of Ireland coaching staff with some complimentary comments being directed his way, but up until now Maguire has …

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Cork City Captain John Dunleavy Set To Miss Remainder Of Season

johnny dunleavy departs cork

In a blow to SSE Airtricity League Of Ireland table toppers Cork City, their captain John Dunleavy looks set to miss out on the rest of the season through injury.  City boss John Caulfield revealed the news today, stating that Dunleavy has sustained a knee injury which will likely rule him out for the remainder of the campaign. Dunleavy picked …

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Video: Johnny McDonnell Hits The Nail On The Head During Sean Maguire Debate

Trepidation still surrounds including any player from the League of Ireland in Ireland’s senior international set-up, but over the last number of months in particular calls have grown stronger for Cork City’s Sean Maguire to be included in Martin O’Neill’s squad.  With Ireland suffering from somewhat of a post-Robbie Keane era slump in terms of talent in and around the …

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Conor McCormack: ‘Level-Headed’ Cork City Not Chasing Records

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Markets Field, Limerick 31/3/2017 Limerick vs Cork City Conor McCormack of Cork City Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Speaking to Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast The Mixer this week, Cork City’s midfield enforcer Conor McCormack spoke about moving to Manchester United at a young age, playing for a time in Italy as well as now being compared to N’Golo Kante in some quarters.  McCormack, who joined Cork City ahead of the 2017 season from Derry City, came to …

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Preston Boss Simon Grayson Opens Up On Sean Maguire Interest

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Dalymount Park, Dublin 14/4/2017 Bohemians vs Cork City Sean Maguire of Cork City Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Having had a blistering start to the 2017 season following a breakout year in 2016, it is no wonder Cork City’s Sean Maguire has attracted admirers from England.  With eight goals to his name already this term, which included a five-game scoring streak at the start of the campaign, Maguire is now justifiably considered the League of Ireland’s hottest talent. …

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Ireland Legend Robbie Keane Training With Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers Announce Friendly Against LA Galaxy, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 22/12/2014 Robbie Keane and Stephen McPhail, who has resigned with the club, today announced a friendly between their two clubs on February 21st 2015 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Robbie Keane has trained with Shamrock Rovers this week as he continues his preparations for a potential move to a new club, according to the Irish Independent.  Keane retired from international football following last summer’s European Championships but has indicated a willingness to prolong his playing career. Ireland’s record goalscorer will hope to add to the long list of clubs he …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part One

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk The two teams line up ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the League of Ireland due to kick off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead. With a busy transfer window and some impressive overseass signings, a number of teams will be hoping to stop Dundalk’s attempts at claiming a fourth successive league title. Shamrock Rovers and Cork City look …

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Exclusive: Dundalk’s Fitness Coach On What Sets The Lilywhites Apart

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Oriel Park, Dundalk 23/10/2016 Dundalk vs Bohemians Dundalk's Graham Byrne and manager Stephen Kenny celebrate winning the league after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The 8th of December 2016 signalled the end of a gruelling season for Dundalk. Ten months and 52 games later they again established themselves as the dominant side in Irish football after a phenomenal year. The Lilywhites successfully defended their league title, making it three in a row – only the third team to ever do so. There were question marks over …

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Dundalk Sign Former Chelsea Midfielder Conor Clifford

Republic of Ireland Squad Training 10/10/2012 Conor Clifford and Aiden McGeady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk have announced the signing of former Chelsea player Conor Clifford. The 25-year-old has joined the League of Ireland champions following a spell at non-league Boreham Wood. Clifford captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup success in 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Frank Lampard in the past. The Dublin native previously played for Leicester City and Southend while he …

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