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Shamrock Rovers Make Two New Signings

Shamrock Rovers have made two new signings today as well as re-signing two more members of the current squad.  Pat Fenlon has added the services of midfielder Gavin Brennan from Drogheda United who becomes the second major loss to the Drogs following Gavan Holohan’s move to Leeside recently. Brennan, 26 has played with Drogheda United since 2010 and will join …

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Mark Rossiter Confirms Dundalk Departure

Dundalk right-back Mark Rossiter has confirmed his departure from Dundalk FC. The 31-year-old joined the Lilywhites from St Patrick’s Athletic two seasons ago and was a popular figure at the club during his spell there but unfortunately injury finished his first team status. He featured 28 times under Stephen Kenny in his debut season in 2013 at the club but …

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Darius Kierans Joins St Pat’s Backroom Team

Darius Kierans has joined up with St Patrick’s Athletic ahead of the 2015 season after being announced as part of Liam Buckley’s backroom team.  Darius Kierans has joined the club as part of Liam’s backroom team. He has tremendous experience as a coach & will add greatly to the team — St Patrick’s Ath (@stpatsfc) November 25, 2014 Kierans took …

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New Drogheda Chairman: ‘Stability Is The Key’

Drogheda United have today announced Fiachra Kierans as their new club chairman. Commenting on the announcement Kierans had this to say: “I’m delighted to be named Drogheda United Chairman, I’m a Drogheda man through and through, born and bred, and it’s a great honour to serve on the Board and to follow in my father’s footsteps.” Kierans told droghedaunited.ie With …

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Ireland To Debut At Amputee Football World Cup

Ireland are set to compete in their first ever Amputee Football World Cup, which is being hosted in Culican, Mexico and kicks-off in just five days time.  The eight day tournament will see Ireland make their debut in the Amputee World Cup. Ireland will be up against 22 other countries, including the current World Champions Uzbechistan. Ireland are set to fly out to Mexico on the 28th of …

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Chris Forrester Re-Signs For St. Pat’s

Saint Patrick’s Athletic have today confirmed the re-signing of one of the Premier Division’s hottest young prospects, Chris Forrester. Only 21, he’s already won a league title & an FAI Cup. Back for more next year – @ChrisForrester1 has signed back! pic.twitter.com/9nbY01Solw — St Patrick’s Ath (@stpatsfc) November 24, 2014   The 21-year-old joined the Saints from Bohemians in 2011 …

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How The FAI’s €1.2 Million Grant Effects The LOI

Michael Ring, the Minister of state for Tourism and Sport has granted the FAI €1.2 million in funding for six footballing projects across the country, including two which directly impact the League of Ireland. The two projects which directly influence the League of Ireland are at Galway’s Eamonn Deacy Park and Cork City’s stadium in Turner’s Cross. According to the FAI’s …

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Derry City Make Two New Signings

Derry City have announced the signing of two new players in the form of Cillian Morrison from Cork City and 19-year-old Shaun Patton from Finn Harps. Frontman Morrison, 23 joins Derry City having signed with the Rebel Army only just last June. Goalkeeper Shaun Patton as well as Morrison have joined the Candystripes on one year deals. Commenting on Morrison’s departure from …

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Pat Hoban Switches Dundalk For Oxford United

Dundalk’s top scorer last season – Pat Hoban has put pen to paper on a deal with English League Two side Oxford United. The striker has been top scorer for the Louth club in the last two seasons and wrote his name into the club’s history books with a record breaking 20 league goals this season and 17 goals the …

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Cork City Re-Sign Dennehy: ‘The Main Aim Is To Win Trophies’

Darren Dennehy has re-signed for Cork City ahead of the 2015 season. The Kerry native was instrumental to the success of a solid back-line on Leeside last season.  Dennehy joined City for the beginning of the 2013 season following a two year spell at Barnet. The 26-year-old was ‘delighted’ to have signed back so early and is looking forward to progressing on what …

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Danny Ventre Departs Derry City After One Season

Danny Ventre has announced he has left Derry City following a Tweet by the 28-year-old earlier this afternoon.  Many thanks to @derrycityfc for my time there. Met great lads & staff. Good Luck in the future. #I‘mBackontheshelf — DANNY VENTRE (@danny23v) November 19, 2014 The Liverpool native joined Derry City from Sligo Rovers in December 2013, following five years at the Bit O’ Red. Playing …

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5 Players Who Could Replace Robbie Keane

The day looms ever closer when Robbie Keane must inevitably end his international career. The world’s highest scoring international player currently playing the game has been a great servant to Ireland but we must, at some stage, find a replacement.  It is difficult to select any member of the current Ireland squad who could replace Keane but here we take a look at …

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St Pat’s Re-Sign Christy Fagan For The 2015 Season

Current FAI Cup Champions St Patrick’s Athletic have taken a huge step in their preparations for The 2015 SSE Airtricity League, by re-signing 25-year-old Striker Christy Fagan. Fagan was central to the Dublin club’s success at all levels, as the striker found the net 20 times, to help Liam Buckley’s side to a third place finish in the league and …

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14 Ways The World Has Changed Since Henry’s Handball

It’s been a quick five years since the infamous Thierry Henry handball effectively halted any chances of Ireland making it to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Here is a list of 14 things that have happened around the world since that faithful day in 2009. 14. Ireland’s opponents from last night’s friendly – the USA have played in two World …

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Ireland Vs USA: Three Key Players For The USA

With Ireland hosting the USA at the Aviva Stadium tonight, Brian Barry looks at three key players for the Americans heading into the friendly clash.  Jozy Altidore Fans will be familiar with the Sunderland striker, who was a spectator for the United States’ World Cup odyssey having suffered a hamstring injury against Ghana to end his tournament. This was a …

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How Does Martin O’Neill Compare To Staunton & Trapattoni So Far?

Ireland’s away defeat to Scotland marks the twelfth game of Martin O’Neill’s tenure. How are the current management team stacking up in comparison to the first twelve games of O’Neill’s last two predecessors; Steve Staunton and Giovanni Trappatoni? The abiding memories of Staunton and Trapattoni’s tenures at Ireland are sour. For Staunton, he was simply a man out of his depth …

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Top Five Bearded Footballers

With the news that Turkish club Genclerbirligi’s chairman Ilhan Cavcav has banned his players from sporting beards, we have decided to fight back against this outrageous policy by compiling a list of the top five bearded footballers playing today. 5. Gerard Pique First on our list is the bearded defender of Barcelona – Gerard Pique. Aerodynamically it may not help when Pique is tasked …

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Five Ireland Players Who Should Feature Against USA

Following Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Scotland at Celtic Park last Friday, we pick out five players who should feature against the USA in an effort to give Martin O’Neill something different to think about heading into Ireland’s next round of competitive fixtures. Robbie Brady  The Dubliner came on in the 68th minute to replace Shane Long on Friday and provided much …

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