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Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Dundalk: Red Cards, Penalties & Controversy

Friday night proved to possess arguably the most exciting game of the season so far. There were goals, red cards, penalties and controversial decisions on offer in a huge game at Tallaght Stadium between Shamrock Rovers and champions Dundalk. Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk turned out to be arguably the game of the season so far with no shortage of drama …

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Rovers Travel To Derry: EA Sports Cup Quarter-Final Draw

The draw for the EA Sports Cup quarter-final was made today at FAI HQ in Abbotstown, where the last eight teams left in the competition were handed their fate for the next round.  The only non-Premier Division team left in the competition – Munster Senior League side UCC – host last year’s EA Sports Cup and league champions Dundalk. The other all-Premier …

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3 Reasons Why Dundalk Have Continued Their Dominance

Dundalk are one of the few sides in the Premier Division that look unstoppable once they begin to build up a head of steam, something which was illustrated last season and has continued to great effect this year, once again. The word ruthless and Dundalk have now become so intertwined that giving the Louthmen even a slim chance of opening up …

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Cameras At The Cross: Cork City vs Dundalk To Be Televised

Cork City and Dundalk’s clash at Turner’s Cross on April 24th is to be televised on RTÉ2.  A game which could hold great significance in the race for the title will be the second televised game the champions have been involved in since the beginning of the season, with their 3-0 victory over Sligo Rovers  having been shown already this year. Kick-off …

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Ireland Women’s U-17s Show Off Some Insane Skills

Ireland Women’s under-17 side are currently competing in the Elite phase of the UEFA European Women’s Championship. Here two of the side’s squad members show off some serious skills.  Tara O’Gorman and Saoirse Noonan illustrate, in the video below, the abundance of natural talent in the Ireland under-17 squad at present. Manager Dave Connell will certainly be hoping these skills can be …

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The Lights Are Off For Shels As Youths Take All 3 Points

Technical glitches at Tolka Park were just the icing on the cake in what was an embarrassing night for Shelbourne. Nonetheless, two of the favourites for promotion this season, Shelbourne and Wexford Youths entertained the crowd. It was to be Wexford that came away from this important league clash with all three points after a game that had six goals in …

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Premier Division Preview: The Louth Derby Is Upon Us

Rob Lyons previews the key games taking place at the top and bottom of the Premier Division this weekend, as we head into match day seven.  With the midweek EA Sports Cup second round games now decided, attentions turn back to league action once more. Results last weekend at both ends of the table were unprecedented with Dundalk being held by Limerick …

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This Weekend’s SSE Airtricity League Match Officials

Ahead of tonight and tomorrow night’s games, here is the list of match officials who have been appointed to each game occurring across the SSE Airtricity League this weekend.    Premier Division Bohemians v Longford Town, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm Referee: Sean Grant Assistant 1: Alan Sherlock Assistant 2: Brian Fenlon Fourth Official: Paul Tuite Derry City v Shamrock Rovers, Brandywell Stadium, 7.45pm Referee: Paul McLaughlin …

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A Close Game Beckons As St. Pat’s Host Cork City

This weekend sees the Saints host the Leesiders at Richmond Park in what is always a tight encounter. Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic, will be looking to follow up on their midweek 4-1 home win over Crumlin United by picking up three points, whilst also claiming their first big scalp. As we all remember, in Week 1 – Pat’s and Shamrock …

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Unbeaten Dundalk Host Louth Rivals Drogheda United

Dundalk head into the first Louth derby of the season looking to keep their unbeaten record intact against Drogheda, who have picked up just one point from their last four games. Stephen Kenny’s side saw their winning start to the season end in Jackman Park last week as an 89th minute equaliser from Paul O’Conor earned Limerick a draw. Kenny then made …

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Promotion Contenders Clash At Tolka Park

It is third against fourth at Tolka Park on Friday night as Wexford travel to the capital to face promotion rivals Shelbourne in a tie that neither side will want to be on the losing end of. In their last league fixture away to Waterford United, Shelbourne came back from a two-nil first half deficit to draw the game 2-2. …

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Cobh Ramblers Travel To Waterford For Munster Derby

Munster rivals Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers meet for the first time this season on Friday night at the RSC. Neither side have gotten off to a flying start this season and both will be looking at this derby as a chance or re-igniting their campaign. Waterford come into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Cork …

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This Weekend’s League Of Ireland Suspension List

Here are the suspensions which will take effect over the course of the weekend in both the First and Premier Division.  Automatic suspension in next SSE Airtricity League match Ian Bermingham (St. Patrick’s Athletic) Marc Ludden (Galway United) Adam Mitchell (Bray Wanderers) Derek Prendergast (Bohemians) Keith Ward (Sligo Rovers) _____ Automatic suspension in next first team competitive match (sent-off in losing …

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MSL Champions UCC Look To Cause Cup Upset Against Cobh

Munster Senior League side UCC host League of Ireland neighbours Cobh Ramblers tonight in the second round of the EA Sports Cup. With a quarter-final place up for grabs, it will be all to play for at the Mardyke and should make for an entertaining game. The Students come into the tie on the back of a 2-0 win away …

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3 Talking Points From The Weekend’s Premier Division Games

It’s been a weekend which has boasted some unprecedented results, notably Limerick’s last-gasp draw with the Lilywhites in Jackman Park and Sligo being beaten at home by Bray. Here we choose three talking points from the weekend’s League of Ireland Premier Division games. 3. Sligo Rovers’ Struggles Continue Sligo Rovers had found life extremely tough coming in their game against Bray Wanderers at the weekend but …

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Cabinteely vs Shamrock Rovers

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Shamrock Rovers travel to Stradbrook on Monday evening to take on Eddie Gormley’s Cabinteely in the second round of the EA Sports Cup.  Cabinteely currently sit fifth in the First Division with two league wins under their belt, after beating Wexford Youths on the opening day of the season and Waterford United on match day four. Cabinteely progressed to the second round of …

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Cobh Start Second Henderson Era With Win Over Cabinteely

Cobh Ramblers’ Stephen Henderson era ‘Part Two’ got off to a positive start on Saturday with a 1-0 victory at home to Cabinteely. A solitary Rob Waters strike gave Ramblers the win, in what was the first ever meeting between the two sides. Along with Henderson’s opening game in charge, the tie also saw Martin Cambridge return to the club …

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The Reality Of Dreams: We Speak With Longford’s Paul Skinner

Ben Twomey caught up with former Celtic goalkeeper Paul Skinner to talk about his time in Scotland and the realities of SSE Airtricity League football today with his side, newly-promoted Longford Town.  To play football every day, to have football as a job, is a dream which many young children have throughout the world. It is a dream in which they …

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