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Liam Miller Linked With Cork City

Former Irish international Liam Miller has been linked with a move to Cork City following his departure from Brisbane Roar by mutual consent.  Cork newspaper Evening Echo report that Miller would be open to a move back to Ireland. There is no denying that Miller would add a large degree of experience of playing at the top level should he …

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6 Times Dundalk Showed Real Bottle This Season

Following Dundalk’s Premier Division title win on Friday, Tom O’Connor looks back at six moments during the Lilywhites’ 2014 campaign which proved they have great resolve within their squad. _____ Reaction following Drogheda defeat – 7th of March The first game of the season saw Dundalk thumped 4-1 away by their local rivals Drogheda. After the excitement generated by their excellent showing in the league …

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5 Defining Moments Of Cork City’s Title Race

Cork City’s close push for the title with rivals Dundalk has been exciting, intriguing and to many, somewhat surprising. Here we look back at five season-defining moments during the Rebel Army’s 2014 campaign. 5) – Cork City 3-0 Shamrock Rovers – Turner’s Cross Having won their previous four games against what would have been considered beatable opposition, including two games against Bray Wanderers …

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Derek Coughlan Column: ‘It’s A Special Time For Cork City’

Derek Coughlan gives his insight into Cork City’s season thus far and comments on the main differences to the game since he last won the title with the Rebel Army’s 2005 squad, as well as his title with Bohemians in 2002/03 under Stephen Kenny. Derek also lets us know his thoughts on the game this coming Friday.  First off John Caulfield has …

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Three Reasons Why Cork City Will Win The Title

As we near the end of the season, both Cork City and Dundalk have battled their way to contention for Premier Division honours but here’s three reasons why the league title is destined for Leeside. No. 3 – The John Caulfield factor Rarely does a manager come into this league with no previous experience and march his team straight to a title chasing position. …

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Dundalk & Cork City: League Of Ireland Run In

As the League of Ireland Premier Division title race hots up, Rob Lyons discusses the intricacies of the remaining fixtures that Cork City and Dundalk must contend with going into the home straight, including a potential league title showdown between the two sides at Oriel Park on the last day of the season. As the situation stands Dundalk are on 63 points with …

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Hendo Blog: Cork City – Rebels With A Cause

In this week’s ‘Hendo Blog’, Stephen Henderson lauds the performances of all involved with Cork City FC as they look to challenge Dundalk right up until the end of the season. To dream ‘The Impossible Dream’ would be somewhat of an apt entrance song for the players’ arrival to the pitch for Cork City’s remaining home games in the LOI Premier Division. …

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FAI Cup Replay – Dundalk Vs Shamrock Rovers Preview

Brendan Shiels previews the clash between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers as they head into their FAI Cup quarter-final replay tonight. Oriel Park is the venue as the Lilywhites and the Hoops both aim to book a place in the semi-finals. It will be the second of four occasions the two sides will meet in the months of September and October with …

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Five League Of Ireland Players Who Should Get A Call Up

Inspired by an article on how ignorance towards the League of Ireland when choosing players for Ireland’s international side is wrong, Rob Lyons explores the possibility of today’s crop of players making it into the current Irish international set up. Here are five players who could make the step up to international football. 1. Richie Towell – Dundalk Known as much …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 27

In the fallout of League of Ireland Gameweek 27 there has been goals, drama and heartache from all across the country. Conor Hayes discusses the main issues of the past week. _____ 1. Cork Refuse To Go Quietly It’s happened twice now. On two occasions the title race looked dead and buried and both times Cork City somehow claimed vital late winners at …

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TBT: Shamrock Rovers – America, Homelessness & The Europa League

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the first Irish team to make it to the group stages of a major European competition, Shamrock Rovers.  In a time before every player who showed potential was whisked off to the UK, Ireland’s most successful team, Shamrock Rovers, had some of Ireland’s finest players representing them – Jimmy Dunne, Johnny Giles, Eamonn …

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Three Reasons Why Cork City Will Beat Dundalk

Turners Cross plays host to one of the biggest games of the season in the League of Ireland Premier Division as second-placed Cork City face first-placed Dundalk. The Leesiders and the Lilywhites have been swapping between first and second place for weeks but Friday night will see the Rebel Army attempt to equal Dundalk’s points tally, while the Lilywhites aim to …

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Cork City’s John Dunleavy Looks Ahead To Dundalk Challenge

Cork City club captain John Dunleavy was interviewed by the media ahead of his side’s top of the table clash with Dundalk this Friday. The Donegal-born player spoke very confidently of his side ahead of this much anticipated clash. He was quick to mention that his side were hoping to bounce back from their defeat to Bohemians last Friday. We …

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LOI Corner: Top Talking Points

This week on Pundit Arena Stephen Walsh will be starting a weekly column on the four main bits of news that have surfaced from the weekend’s League of Ireland Premier Division. Topics discussed this week include “European distractions”, “Relegation dogfight”, “Free scoring candystripes” and lastly the “Title fight”. _____ European distractions Competing in Europe gives a lot of positivity to the …

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How Can We Improve Irish Football?

As another World Cup draws to its conclusion and with nations such as Costa Rica, Mexico and United States impressing, it is a fitting time to assess the state of Irish football.   It is twelve years since we have seen the Boys in Green compete at football’s biggest stage. While Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are bright spots on the horizon, they seem to be …

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