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John Caulfield Interview: 30 years of Cork City F.C.

Nobody knows Cork City F.C. better than John Caulfield. He is the record appearance holder and joint top goalscorer. He has been a part of the club for most of his adult life. Caulfield is a club legend and now in his capacity as manager there is a vibrancy about Turner’s Cross that had been largely absent for years. This weekend …

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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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Five Irish Players With a Big Premier League Season Ahead

With the start of the Premier League season just weeks away, Brian Barry looks at five Irishmen with a big year ahead. 1. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) Jack Grealish is one of a large Irish contingent at Villa. Born in England, his father hails from Dublin which ensures that he is eligible to play for Ireland. Having made his debut …

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John O’Flynn Delighted To Be Back At Cork City

“When Johnny goes marching down the wing” is the opening line to a song that many City fans probably thought they would never get a chance to sing again having watched O’Flynn depart Leeside in 2008 for life with Barnet, after his hometown club entered examinership. On the 1st of July John O’ Flynn decided to return for a second spell …

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Airtricity League Roundup: Dundalk Rescue Point At Derry

The World Cup took a day off on Friday much to the disappointment of fans but the Airtricity Premier Division stepped in to pick up the slack, returning after a two-week break. Leaders Dundalk came within seconds of suffering their first defeat in eight games but a 95th minute equaliser from Richie Towell saved a point for the Lilywhites at …

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League of Ireland Premier Division: Mid-Season Report

With the second half of the season getting underway on Friday night it’s the perfect time to take stock of each team in the league and see if, at the halfway stage, the clubs have lived up to their pre-season expectations. The marks given at the end of each team’s section is relative to those expectations. Athlone Town Position: 12th …

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Three Conclusions from the League of Ireland Gameweek 16

Conor Hayes is here to discuss the latest talking points emanating from this week’s games in the League of Ireland. Scheduling games against Spain’s destruction had predictable results… Only in the League of Ireland. Only in this league of ours would the schedulers elect to have a full league programme while what may be the biggest game of the World …

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Airtricity League Roundup: Cork City Stay In Touch

While the World Cup throws up surprises everyday, the Airtricity Premier Division continues to do likewise. Cork City moved to within three points of leaders Dundalk with an unexpected win at Shamrock Rovers, while Athlone demolished Drogheda for just their second win of the season. Cork City laid down a marker against one of their title rivals by holding out …

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Three Conclusions from League of Ireland Gameweek 15

Drogheda are in free fall It all started so well. Drogheda United’s season began with a 4-1 hammering of their local rivals at home and continued at pace, after six matches they had twelve points, now after sixteen games they have only fifteen, a solitary win over Bohemians being the only positive result. While it could be argued that Drogheda’s …

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Airtricity League Round-up: Rovers end Sligo’s title hopes

The Airtricity Premier Division is approaching the half way point and there are still four sides in the running for the title with Dundalk, Cork, Shamrock Rovers and St. Pats separated by just six points. Shamrock Rovers earned a 1-0 win in Sligo on Sunday afternoon to put an end to any lingering title aspirations the hosts had. Alan Keane’s …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 14

1. Dundalk have developed a handy knack for hammering their title rivals It’s almost certain Stephen Kenny’s reign at Dundalk has not had a better week than the one that just passed. They managed ten goals at home without reply, including a 7-0 obliteration of their local rivals Drogheda last Tuesday. While that result will be remembered within the county …

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Three Conclusions from League of Ireland Week 13

1. Hutton has got a tough job on his hands When a club sacks their manager fans can always hope for the ‘new manager bounce’ which often ushers in a honeymoon period for the new incumbent. Peter Hutton and the Derry supporters must have cursed the fixture list as his team were made take the long journey down to Cork …

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Airtricity League Round-Up: Rovers Top After Pats Slip Up

Shamrock Rovers moved to the top of the Airtricity Premier Division for the first time this season with a 1-0 win over Athlone Town on Saturday evening after St. Pats dropped points at UCD on Friday. Rovers returned to domestic duty following their midweek friendly defeat to Liverpool and limped over the line at home to bottom club Athlone. A …

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The Importance of Supporting Your Local Team

For many years, I have met soccer fans who live and breathe their favourite team. Be it Cork City, Manchester United or Sheffield Wednesday. There is some contrast between these clubs. What I find bewildering, is that many Irish soccer fans pledge allegiance to a club they have no geographical allegiance to. Of course certain teams have a “cult” like …

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Airtricity League round-up: Dundalk thump Cork to go top

A number of the title contenders clashed in the Airtricity Premier Division this weekend as the first round of fixtures came to a close. Dundalk returned to the top with an impressive 4-0 victory over second placed Cork City while Sligo and St Pats played out an entertaining 2-2 draw on Saturday night. The eagerly anticipated meeting of the top …

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