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Ex-Dundalk Striker Pat Hoban Out Injured Until February

Newly-signed Oxford United and former Dundalk FC player Patrick Hoban could be sidelined until late February after damaging ankle ligaments in training with his new club. The 23-year-old striker joined the club on a free transfer from Dundalk last month but was not eligible to play for Oxford until January 1st. Oxford Manager Michael Appleton told the club website: “We …

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Pundit Arena Fans’ Awards: The Results Are In

The time has finally come to announce our Pundit Arena Fans’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year winners.  You, the fans, were empowered to vote for who you thought was deserving of the honour of the league’s best player and young player. It was a very tight vote with just a couple of percent separating our …

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AUDIO: We Look At The Delaney Decade

John Delaney celebrates his ten year anniversary as the FAI Chief Executive this month. We take a look at the Delaney Decade. Sean Curtin narrates. Check it out on our Pundit Arena YouTube channel: Or listen to it on SoundCloud: The Delaney Decade was scripted and produced by Richard Barrett, Sean Curtin and Rob Lyons.

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Cork City Re-Sign John O’Flynn

John O’Flynn has been announced as the latest re-signing at Cork City following his return to the club from Exeter City last season.  O’Flynn returned to his native county in July of last year having been away from the club for six years. O’Flynn was with City from 2002 to 2008 where he won the Premier Division in 2005 and …

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Stephanie Roche Into Final 3 For Goal Of The Year

Stephanie Roche’s outstanding volley which was nominated for this year’s FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year has now been voted within the top three goals of the original ten which were selected.  The final winner will be announced on the 12th of January at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 Gala. You can vote for Roche’s goal to become outright winner here. And …

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10 Years Of John Delaney: How Has The LOI Changed?

For the last ten years John Delaney has taken the reins as the Chief Executive of the Football Association of Ireland. It’s been a tenure in which the national side has at times prospered and punched above its weight. For an island with a population of just over 4.5 million people, albeit with the ‘granny’ rule coming into play, Ireland …

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John Delaney: A LOI Fan’s Perspective

Resident League of Ireland writer Rob Lyons gives his take on the current furore that has engulfed John Delaney.   Where does one start with John Delaney? The obvious place for a League of Ireland fan is at the FAI Chief Executive’s hefty salary of €360,000. The questionable justification by the FAI of John Delaney’s exorbitant wage is a real sticking point …

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Derry’s McNamee Third City Player To Go On Trial

Derry City’s Barry McNamee is to become the third Derry City player to go on trial in recent weeks. McNamee will travel to Skybet League One club Fleetwood Town on Sunday, according to reports. Michael Duffy is currently on trial with Scottish Premiership side Celtic, while Stephen Dooley has only recently returned from his trial with League Two’s Wycombe Wanderers, according to the londonderrysentinel.co.uk. The same …

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Roy Keane: ‘It Isn’t Fair To Either Villa Or Ireland’

Breaking news has been filtering through of Roy Keane’s departure from Aston Villa as assistant manager and quoted on Irishtimes.com Keane explains how the two roles were becoming too much of a strain. “Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much,” “I’d like to thank Paul for giving me a great opportunity to …

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Breaking: Roy Keane Leaves Aston Villa

Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane has left his post with ‘immediate effect’ the club have announced on Twitter. Roy Keane has relinquished his role as #AVFC assistant manager with immediate effect. Full details to follow on our website. — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) November 28, 2014 Keane, who is also Martin O’Neill’s assistant with the Republic of Ireland leaves the …

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Local Lad Shane Grimes Returns To Oriel Park

Dundalk FC have confirmed the signing of local player Shane Grimes. Grimes started his career at Oriel Park back in 2005 under Jim Gannon and remained at the club until the 2008 season where chances were limited, however he was part of the side which gained promotion against Kidare under John Gill. A move to Monaghan United followed in 2009 …

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Ruaidhri Higgins Pens New Dundalk Deal

Dundalk have announced the re-signing of Ruaidhri Higgins who commits his immediate future to the Premier Division champions.  Higgins was vital cog in midfield for the Lilywhites last term, making 40 appearances in total for the Oriel Park side. Higgins, 30 becomes another key player to have re-signed for the Lilywhites; following in the footsteps of major players from this Dundalk side …

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Joshua Daniels Re-Signs For Derry City

Derry City have today re-signed 18-year-old midfielder Joshua Daniels. Daniels, who is a current Northern Ireland u19 player has committed his future to his hometown club for next year; announcing the news via Twitter. Happy to sign a new contract with @derrycityfc ⚽ — Joshua Daniels (@JoshuaTracey17) November 27, 2014 Daniels has been part of the City first team squad now …

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Noel Hunt To Join Irish Takeover At Ipswich Town

Mick McCarthy is seemingly on a mission to bring all average Irish footballers to Portman Road to play for Ipswich. Sean St Ledger confirmed on his twitter feed that he will be joining the Blues on a short contract. Absolutely buzzing to have signed for @Official_ITFC it’s been a long time coming but I’m eventually here! pic.twitter.com/QlZZaQ74Mi — Sean St …

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FIFA World Rankings: Republic Of Ireland Stay At 61

The latest FIFA World rankings are out and the Republic of Ireland stick at number 61, now sandwiched by Egypt at 60 and Zambia at 62.  This may not sound very good but Ireland had risen to 61 last month from 66 in August and 62 in September, following a drop from 42 down to 67 between 2012 and 2013. …

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Longford Sign Cobh Star Martin Deady

Premier Division newcomers Longford Town have announced the signing of Cobh Ramblers winger Martin Deady. The Ramblers captain scored five goals for the Cork side in the 2014 season as they disappointingly finished bottom of the First Division. Deady played schoolboys football with Cobh before making the step up to the League of Ireland in 2007. He was one of the …

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Rory Gaffney Leaves Limerick For Cambridge United

Limerick FC have confirmed on their official website that star striker Rory Gaffney is to join League Two club Cambridge United. Gaffney joined Limerick in 2011 from Mervue United and went on to help with promotion to the Premier Division in 2012. The same year, he won the PFAI First Division Player of the Year and this season scored 14 …

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Dundalk Sign Paddy Barrett From Galway

Paddy Barrett has been announced as the latest addition to Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk side ahead of next season. Barrett joins from Galway, having moved there from Waterford United halfway through last season. The 21-year-old defender helped Tommy Dunne’s side to promotion into the Premier Division and will be another young player for Stephen Kenny to call upon. @DundalkFC can confirm …

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