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Ireland Boss Won’t ‘Rule Anybody Out’ Ahead Of Euro Clash

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill isn’t going to ‘rule anybody out’ ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland next month.  Speaking to RTÉ, O’Neill was keeping his cards close to his chest but he alluded to some of the players who may come into the squad ahead of the match against Poland at Lansdowne Road on the 29th of March, …

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WNL Match Report: Cork City WFC 0–6 UCD Waves

Cork City fell to a 6-0 defeat in Bishopstown against UCD Waves in the Continental Tires Women’s National League with star performer Aine O’Gorman grabbing a hat-trick for the Dublin side. The Leesiders, plagued by injury problems coming into the game, started well and the first quarter of the game was very even. However, from their first real sight of goal …

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Celtic Agree Fee For Derry City’s Michael Duffy

Highly-rated Derry City winger Michael Duffy now looks set to move to Scottish giants Celtic following much speculation regarding his future. The 20-year-old is now said to be in discussions regarding personal terms after the Derry Journal revealed Celtic had agreed an undisclosed fee for the youngster. Having scored eleven league goals last term and with Derry already losing firepower in the form …

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A Winning Start For Owen Heary’s Sligo

Owen Heary got off to a flying start in his first game as Sligo Rovers boss on Saturday night as his team won out comfortable 3-1 winners against Shelbourne in their first pre-season friendly. Sligo started the better of the two teams and had Raffaele Cretaro scored with his early chances the Bit O’ Red would have been 2-0 up. But spectators had to wait until …

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LOI Legends: 5 Of The Best Players Never To Leave Ireland

The League of Ireland has produced many talented players who have often become immortalised once they have reached international recognition or played their football on a bigger, more acclaimed stage. Although the League of Ireland is an inferior league in terms of our closest neighbours in England and further afield to greater Europe, there are a lot of players who …

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Sligo Host Shelbourne In First Pre-Season Friendly

Sligo Rovers welcome First Division side Shelbourne to the Showgrounds this Saturday in what will be both side’s first pre-season friendly. Saturday’s match will be the first of five matches organised for the Bit O’ Red. The game will be new Sligo manager Owen Heary’s first game in charge of his new troops. It will also be the first time …

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Pre-Season Friendly: Waterford United 0-3 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers kick-started their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Waterford United at the RSC. Goals from David O’Connor, Danny North and Remie John saw the Hoops take a good win over the home side in an entertaining game in the south-east. The Blues created the first real goal scoring chance on four minutes when Glen Hawe broke through the …

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Waterford United Sign Trio

Waterford United have announced the signings of three more players for the 2015 season, after their 3-0 defeat at home to Shamrock Rovers. Sean Hurley and Shane Nolan both penned deals with the club, while Cormac Breslin re-signs with the club ahead of the new campaign. Sean Hurley joins the Blues having spent last season with Bray Wanderers and has been …

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The FAI Cup Has A New Sponsor

The 2015 FAI Cup will be sponsored by the Irish Daily Mail, taking over from Ford. Ford’s association with Ireland’s biggest cup competition will end with St. Patrick’s Athletic as the champions, having ended their 53 year wait for FAI cup success last year. Today @FAIreland announced Irish Daily Mail’s sponsorship of the FAI Irish Daily Mail Cup at the @AVIVAStadium …

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Shelbourne’s Dylan Connolly Joins McCarthy At Ipswich

Promising young winger, Dylan Connolly has swapped Shelbourne to join up with Mick McCarthy’s hefty Irish contingent at Ipswich Town, according to independent.ie. The 19-year-old scored 12 goals and made 22 league appearances for Shels last season, according to Transfermarkt.com. He leaves Shels with a gulf to fill in terms of goalscoring prowess in a season where the Dublin side will …

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Forgotten Friday: The Kentucky Fried Chicken LOI

This week’s forgotten Friday will take a look back at a time when the League of Ireland was sponsored by KFC. There have been many unusual and strange names for stadiums, team sponsors etc. in the League of Ireland before, however we feel the Kentucky Fried Chicken League of Ireland has to be up there with the most memorable for unusual …

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GUFC: A Tribe United Once Again

P.J Ó Cualáin takes a look back at the leaner times Galway United have had to endure in the last number of years. However, the club’s future now looks much brighter as Galway United prepare for life in the top tier once more.    Like many a Galwegian, four years starved of Premier Division football was a lot to take. As a firm supporter of Galway United and …

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Breaking: League Of Ireland First Division Fixtures 2015

2015’s League of Ireland First Division fixture list has been announced. Eight sides will compete once again for the coveted title. Newly-relegated side, UCD AFC will have to travel to face Cobh at St. Coleman’s Park in their opening tie on the 6th of March. Athlone Town who went down automatically must play Waterford United away in their opening clash. Having been …

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Cork City W.F.C Sign Trio

Cork City W.F.C. have announced the capture of three more players. The Leesiders have added Norma Healy, Rachel Harty and Marina Pinteño Bustilles to the side. Rachel Harty joins the club from Chareville AFC and the young defender from Ballyhea went straight into the side against Wexford. Her versatility throughout the second half of the season will be a major asset …

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Breaking: Cabinteely Awarded First Division Licence

Cabinteely FC have today been awarded a First Division Licence, meaning there will be eight teams participating in the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Divison. The FAI’s Licensing Committee met this morning to discuss Cabinteely FC’s application which has been awarded subject to the completion of necessary paperwork. FAI Competitions Director, Fran Gavin, today welcomed the South Dublin club to …

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Match Preview: Cork City W.F.C. vs UCD Waves

UCD Waves are the visitors to Bishopstown Stadium this Sunday the 1st February at two o’clock as Cork City look to bounce back from their heavy defeat in Wexford. The Leesiders were hard hit last week after conceding ten goals against league leaders Wexford. Suffering a red card in the opening minute as well as several injuries saw City finish …

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Another Star Made On Foyleside Set For Big Move

With only six weeks to the start of the new season, Derry City look set to lose a key player with midfielder Michael Duffy likely to join Championship side Brentford. Duffy has attracted a lot of interest in the off-season, travelling to Celtic on two occasions but nothing has materialised from this and just last week, both Duffy and teammate Patrick McEleney …

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Cabinteely Await Decision On First Division Licence

Cabinteely chairman Mark Smith has released a statement amid much media speculation as to whether or not the club will become the eight side in 2015’s League of Ireland First Division.  According to RTÉ, it is expected Shamrock Rovers B team will not feature in next season’s First Division and it now looks as though Cabinteely could be filling the void left by the …

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