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5 Most Noteworthy LOI Transfers Of 2014

2014 was a season in which the standard of the football across the league improved. This raked up interest in players from not only within the domestic league but also across the Irish sea with British sides taking an interest in some of the League of Ireland’s hottest talents. Here we take a look at five of the most talked about transfers which have …

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The League Of Ireland’s Christmas Past

Rob Lyons looks back at a time when the League of Ireland regularly played games around the festive period and discusses how much the league has changed since those wintery days of football concluded. At this nostalgic time of year we often remember how things used to be, and for this writer, in particular how domestic football used to be. Festive …

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Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey Signs For Cambridge United

Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey’s future has finally – after much speculation – been confirmed. Morrissey will join the League Two side Cambridge United in January. Morrissey has come into his own in a Cork City jersey since the beginning of 2014 and played a pivotal role in Cork City’s successes in pushing Dundalk all the way for the Premier Division title. Manager …

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Limerick Re-Sign Robbie Williams

Limerick have today announced the re-signing of Robbie Williams.  The English-born left-back has put pen to paper ahead of 2015 and in doing so is the first of Limerick’s squad to re-sign for the new season. Commenting on the re-signing manager Martin Russell expressed his delight at having such an experienced option back in the squad again for next season. …

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Cork City: Gearóid Morrissey Set To Leave

Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey is set to leave the club, Cork City boss John Caulfield has revealed.  A two and a half year deal has been offered to Morrissey by the League Two club, according to local Cork paper the Evening Echo and another shot at English football now looks on the cards for the 23-year-old following a spell with Blackburn Rovers in …

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Frank Murphy & John Delaney – Brothers In Arms?

The Football Association of Ireland recently endured a much publicised controversy, spearheaded by Chief Executive John Delaney. This was quickly been followed by the confirmation of the redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which was controversial to some GAA folk. This sparked a question at Pundit Arena. Could similarities be drawn between the chief executive of the FAI, John Delaney, and …

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Derry City Duo Transfer Listed

One of the league’s best attacking players, Rory Patterson as well as defender Shane McEleney have both been transfer listed by Derry City and are also available for loan moves next month.  According to the Derry Journal, cost-cutting at the club is a necessity with reduced attendances as well as the lack of European football being sighted as the reasons …

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Seoul Mates: Fans Meet Longford Striker In South Korea

Longford Town are about to embark on their first Premier Division campaign since 2007.  Longford’s Player of the Year, Gary Shaw celebrated a job well done in 2014 and jetted off to Seoul, South Korea for a holiday. Although Longford are a popular club in the midlands of Ireland, not many would expect fans of the Town to be frequenting …

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UCD Unveil New Management Team

UCD have today announced their new management team ahead of the new season.  Former Bray Wanderers boss Pat Devlin will become the Students’ director of football while UCD’s assistant manager from 2014, Colin O’Neill will now step up to become UCD’s first team manager for 2015 as they compete in the First Division. Evan McMillan will re-join the club as …

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Limerick Chairman: ‘Markets Field Living And Breathing Again’

Limerick are set to return to the famous Markets Field ground in 2015 after a 31-year wait. The Blues will host Bohemians on the 7th of March in their first Premier Division clash of the season at the ground, before travelling to Cork City the following week. Limerick FC’s chairman Pat O’Sullivan expressed his hope that all Shannonsiders rally behind the project at …

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Ronan Finn Signs For Dundalk

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Ronan Finn has signed for Premier Division champions Dundalk FC today, according to the club’s official website. The 26-year-old midfielder has decided to link up with his former boss Stephen Kenny after parting ways with the Hoops. Speaking to dundalkfc.com after signing for the club, the former Hoop was pleased to finally get the deal done and pointed to his relationship …

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Richie Towell Linked With Motherwell Move

Having previously heard word of Richie Towell being close to a move to Blackpool, it now looks as though the 23-year-old may be set to join up with former Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough at Motherwell in January, according to the Herald Scotland. Towell was instrumental to Dundalk’s title win last season. Scoring with ease from midfield as well dictating play …

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LOI Season Ticket Prices 2015: Premier Division Teams

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the time of year when that special League of Ireland fan in your life will be yearning for some sort of club merchandise. Here we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the prices and deals on offer for one of the more popular gifts at this time of year – season tickets. The average …

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BREAKING: League Of Ireland Premier Division 2015 Fixtures

The SSE Airtricity League of Ireland fixtures for 2015 have been announced, and they’ve thrown up some mouth-watering opening clashes. Last year’s Premier Division champions Dundalk welcome newboys and First Division champions Longford Town to Oriel Park on the opening day of the season. Runners-up Cork City face a tough test against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds, with John Caulfield coming …

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Gareth Coughlan Re-Signs For Shelbourne

Shelbourne have today announced the re-signing of midfielder Gareth Coughlan for 2015.  Coughlan has plenty of League of Ireland experience, having played with Bray Wanderers, St. Pat’s and Dundalk in his time. The 25-year-old’s LOI career has been punctuated by stints in the Leinster Senior League with Sacred Heart, while at St. Pat’s and Dundalk. Having joined Shels ahead of …

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How Will The Premier League’s Friday Games Impact The LOI?

The Premier League has opened its bidding process for rights to live games and highlights packages from 2016/17 to 2018/19, here we take a look at how it could impact on the League of Ireland. The current rights deal, which Sky and BT are part of cost £3.018 billion back in 2012 which was an increase of 77% on the …

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Finn Harps’ McHugh Delivers Impassioned Call To Fans

In what will be his last season playing for the Harps, club captain Kevin McHugh has urged the Donegal side’s supporters to get behind the team next season and become ‘actively involved in the club’.  McHugh, speaking to Finn Harps’ official website, delivered a passionate and emotive message to supporters of the Donegal club, celebrating 60 years since its foundation …

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Galway’s Ryan Manning To Sign For QPR?

QPR are in talks to sign Galway teenager Ryan Manning, according to The Daily Mail. The Republic of Ireland U19 international also held talks with Tottenham Hotspur after they agreed a fee with the Eamonn Deacy Park club but Manning is expected to sign for Harry Redknapp’s men. Manning, 18, can play in midfield or as a centre-forward. The Under 19 …

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