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Airtricity League To Pilot New Overseas Streaming Service

The Airtricity League are set to pilot a new streaming service for fans based outside of Ireland, in a project involving the FAI, American broadcasters ChyronHego and clubs around the league. Dundalk and Cork City will be the two clubs involved in the pilot with their upcoming home games being broadcast and if it is deemed a success then it …

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Cork City Have Parted Ways With Manager John Caulfield

Airtricity Premier Division strugglers Cork City have parted ways with manager John Caulfield as they sit just three points and one place above the relegation zone. Caulfield was appointed manager at Turners Cross in 2013 and led Cork City to a historic league and cup double in 2017 after three seasons of finishing runners up. Cork saw a host of …

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Collie O’Neill: “I Don’t Think Any Team Will Ever Fear Playing UCD”

UCD manager Collie O’Neill understands the challenge that faces his students when they begin their first season back in the Airtricity League Premier Division on Friday night. O’Neill’s side were the winners of last season’s First Division and their eye-catching style of football gained them many admirers on their way to clinching the title by three points. UCD have always been …

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John Caulfield: Even Without Stephen Kenny, Dundalk Still “Team To Beat”

Cork City’s John Caulfield has admitted that despite the apparent plethora of teams ready to challenge for the Airtricity League title, reigning champions Dundalk are “still the team to beat.” The holders lost their talismanic manager Stephen Kenny to the Irish U21s during the off-season with former assistant manager Vinnie Perth and a returning John Gill taking over. Caulfield’s Cork fell …

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Galway United On The Cusp Of Saudi Takeover [Report]

In what is being described as one of the most significant developments in Irish football, Galway United are on the verge of a Saudi Arabian takeover, according to a report by RTÉ.  Galway United, who currently ply their trade in the first division, are a fully fan-owned club and it is understood that the FAI have given their backing to …

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Watch: U19 UCD Keeper Recreates Bicycle Kick That Went Viral On Soccer AM

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UCD’s under-19 goalkeeper Conor Kearns made headlines around the world recently after scoring a last-minute bicycle kick equaliser against Cork City. The two sides met in City’s training ground in Bishopstown recently and the Leesiders held the lead for much of the game but Stephen Birmingham’s side only left with a single point after the visitors grabbed the most unlikely …

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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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Galway United Land Former Chelsea Trainee

Galway United have announced the signing of ex-Chelsea trainee Tomi Saarelma. The 26-year-old winger joins the EA Sports Cup finalists from his home club in Finland, FC Lahti; the same club from which Chelsea acquired his services as a schoolboy in 2005 on a two-year scholarship. There, he made 35 appearances, scoring on three occasions for the Chelsea under-18 squad. However, he …

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Drogheda United Face Sligo Rovers In Battle For Survival

Johnny McDonnell’s Drogheda United host Micky Adams’ Sligo Rovers at United Park tonight in what will be the biggest game of the season for both of these sides. Drogheda come into this game off the back of a 1-0 defeat away to Bray Wanderers, a result that means the Boynesiders have now lost four of their last five league games. A …

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Is €55 For A League Of Ireland Jersey Too Much?

With the League of Ireland always trying to grow its brand and awareness on a national level, one would think the more team jerseys sold the better. Having looked through many club shops and websites, this writer has found that the average price for an adult home/away jersey is €55. The €55 example is of the St. Pat’s and Dundalk …

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Carl Walshe Re-Signs For Drogheda United

Drogheda United have announced that Carl Walshe is to extend his stay with the Boynesiders. Walshe signed for Drogheda last November from Shelbourne and played 34 times for the Claret and Blue in all competitions, scoring twice. “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back,’ Walshe said after putting pen to paper on Thursday morning. ‘I can’t wait to get started and once …

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Nominees For SSE Airtricity/SWAI Awards Announced

The nominees for the 2014 SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland (SWAI) flagship awards, Personality of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year, have been announced. The prestigious awards will be presented at the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Annual Banquet in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel on Friday, January 9th 2015. In the Personality of the Year shortlist, the six nominees are split evenly …

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How The FAI’s €1.2 Million Grant Effects The LOI

Michael Ring, the Minister of state for Tourism and Sport has granted the FAI €1.2 million in funding for six footballing projects across the country, including two which directly impact the League of Ireland. The two projects which directly influence the League of Ireland are at Galway’s Eamonn Deacy Park and Cork City’s stadium in Turner’s Cross. According to the FAI’s …

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Cork City Sign Kieran Djilali From Limerick

Kieran Djilali is the latest new recruit to join up with the Rebel Army and just another indication that Cork City boss John Caulfield is looking to get as much transfer business done as early as possible.  The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his career upto this point playing in England with the likes of Crystal Palace, AFC Wimbledon and …

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Cork City Re-Sign Dennehy: ‘The Main Aim Is To Win Trophies’

Darren Dennehy has re-signed for Cork City ahead of the 2015 season. The Kerry native was instrumental to the success of a solid back-line on Leeside last season.  Dennehy joined City for the beginning of the 2013 season following a two year spell at Barnet. The 26-year-old was ‘delighted’ to have signed back so early and is looking forward to progressing on what …

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