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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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Finn Harps Re-Signing: Ciaran Gets ‘Collback’

Finn Harps have announced the re-signing of Ciaran Coll for the 2015 season. The young left-back has been playing with the Harps since 2009 when he made his senior debut for the club aged just 17. Since then, he has kept hold of his place in the Harps defence, clocking an impressive 141 senior appearances. The St. Johnston native is …

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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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Peter White Completes Cobh Move

Cobh Ramblers have today completed the signing of former Waterford United defender Peter White. White has also had spells with Wexford Youths, Kilkenny City and Limerick FC and could be a shrewd signing by Rams boss Martin Cambridge. The Tipperary-born midfielder started off his career with Carrick United before a first foray into League of Ireland football at Kilkenny City …

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Barry McNamee Re-signs For Derry City

Derry City are expected to announce that playmaker Barry McNamee has re-signed for the club. McNamee was expected to leave the Candystripes after holding talks with representatives of both St.Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers. McNamee also travelled to Fleetwood Town for a weeks trial but that proved to be unsuccessful after he picked up an ankle injury eight minutes into …

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LOI Premier Division 2015: Top 4 Contenders For The Title

Shane McDonnell has decided to give everyone a break from all the transfer news and manager movements and take a look at four of the teams he believes will contend for the Premier Division title in 2015. Dundalk were of course the champions at the end of the 2014 season, playing the most attractive football, had the highest fitness levels and the most talented …

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Sean McCarron Switches Finn Harps For Cliftonville

Sean McCarron has made the move from Finn Harps to Irish League champions Cliftonville, according to reports.  The Donegal Daily reports that Cliftonville showed interest in the young striker during the summer but a move subsequently never occurred. McCarron now joins Cliftonville on a free, having been out of contract at the end of the season. Finn Harps had an average season …

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Dundalk To Face Everton In Pre-Season Friendly

Dundalk FC will take on Everton as part of their pre-season preparations in the New Year, manager Stephen Kenny has revealed. The fixture with the Merseyside club was secured as part of the deal that took Ben McLaughlin to Goodison Park back in August 2012, with a fixture set to be finalised for either late January or early February in …

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Top 5 Irish Performers From England’s Lower Leagues

Here Rob Lyons takes a look at some of the standout Irish performances from last weekend’s lower league action in England.  5. Cyrus Christie (Derby County – Championship) The full-back started for the Championship’s table-toppers Derby County in a convincing 3-0 win. 22-year-old Christie put in a solid display recently for Ireland against the USA, showing good positional sense and calmness on the …

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Match Preview: Cork City W.F.C. vs Castlebar Celtic

Cork City W.F.C. welcome Castlebar Celtic for their final Continental Tyres Women’s National League game of 2014, this Saturday the 13th December at two o’clock in Bishopstown Stadium. The Leesiders have a number of players unavailable for this fixture – Nicole Smith will miss this game after picking up an ankle injury during the game against Raheny last weekend, which …

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Paul O’Conor Signs For Limerick From Sligo

Limerick have announced the addition of Paul O’Conor to their ranks ahead of the 2015 season. Limerick finished in sixth place last season, just two points off Sligo Rovers in fifth. However, the gap from fifth to fourth was a massive 19 points where Shamrock Rovers finished. The addition of the 27-year-old midfielder should aid Limerick’s chances of finishing higher up …

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Kevin Doherty Takes Over As Manager At Shelbourne

Former Liverpool and Shelbourne player Kevin Doherty has today been announced as successor to Johnny McDonnell who recently took up the first-team manager role at Drogheda United. Shels’ assistant manager last season Doherty takes over as first team boss following a solid season in the First Division in which Shels finished ahead of Galway but couldn’t make their way past Tommy Dunne’s men in …

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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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Drogheda Sign Mark Hughes From Athlone Town

Drogheda United manager Johnny McDonnell has made his fifth signing of the off-season with the addition of midfielder Mark Hughes from Athlone Town. The 21 year-old was nominated for the First Division Team of the Year as part of Athlone’s promotion campaign in 2013, having returned to Irish football after a spell with Scunthorpe United. With Athlone being relegation to …

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Cobh Ramblers Re-Sign Four Players

Cobh Ramblers have confirmed the re-signing of Keith O’Flynn, Robert Lynch, David Browne and Ron Stanton ahead of their 2015 campaign. Ramblers had a poor season in 2014, finishing bottom of the First Division with second last-placed Waterford finishing eleven points ahead of them. It will be in an uphill battle for Ramblers to improve on this next year but their 2014 season …

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Jake Kelly Signs For Dundalk

Dundalk have confirmed the signing of Jake Kelly from Bray Wanderers.  Kelly started his playing career with Bray in 2008, staying at the club until 2011. In 2012 the 24-year-old signed with St Patrick’s Athletic but moved back to the Seagulls at the beginning of last season. Kelly helped Bray just avoid relegation as they finished one point ahead of …

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