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Cork City’s Ross Gaynor Re-Signs: ‘I’m Delighted To Be Here’

Cork City have today announced the re-signing of left-back Ross Gaynor. The 27-year-old moved to Cork City midway through last season from Sligo Rovers.  Today he has extended his stay at the club with Gaynor himself delighted with the news saying that he is, “Delighted to be fair…I spoke to John [Caulfield] a month before the end of the season and …

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Liam Miller Linked With Cork City

Former Irish international Liam Miller has been linked with a move to Cork City following his departure from Brisbane Roar by mutual consent.  Cork newspaper Evening Echo report that Miller would be open to a move back to Ireland. There is no denying that Miller would add a large degree of experience of playing at the top level should he …

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Euro 2016: 3 Players Ireland Should Be Wary Of Against Scotland

Ireland face Scotland in the next of their Euro 2016 qualifiers at Celtic Park on the 14th of November. From what we’ve seen so far from both sides this should be a close game. Here we look at three players Ireland should be wary of going into this clash following today’s announcement of the Scottish squad for the Irish game …

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Top 3 Greatest Irish Goalkeepers

Top 5 lists rarely feature Irish goalkeepers…..and for good reason because after an extensive search we are stuck on three. Legends Shay Given and Packie Bonner are automatic choices for the list, but in the dark old days before Ireland’s first glorious foray into a major tournament  – Euro ’88 – there are few stand-out performers that demand inclusion. Outside …

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Galway United F.C. – A New Era?

With Galway set to compete under the name Galway United F.C. next season, Shane McDonnell takes us from the beginnings of Galway F.C. to where they are now as a newly promoted Premier Division team.  At the beginning of the 2014 season, Galway F.C entered the first division in the place of the other Galway clubs, Mervue United and Salthill, and …

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Stephen Kenny Has Proven His Winning Pedigree

When Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk were crowned Premier Division champions last Friday one wonders did he think it would have been eleven years on from when he managed the same feat as Bohemians boss.  2003 will now be a distant, and possibly bittersweet memory for the Dundalk boss, considering just how long he has had to wait to get his hands on …

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Keith Long Appointed As New Bohemians Boss

Bohemians have today announced their successor to Owen Heary in the form of Keith Long, formerly of Athlone Town. Long joins up with Bohs on the back of an uphill struggle to keep Athlone in the league, which ultimately ended in relegation.  Long was appointed manager of Athlone following 10 straight defeats at the beginning of the season under Mick Cooke. The …

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Provisional Ireland Squad Announced For USA & Scotland Games

Martin O’Neill has announced his provisional squad ahead of Ireland’s friendly with the USA and Euro 2016 qualifying game against Scotland in Glasgow.  Notable inclusion once again is Brian Lenihan. The former Cork City full back recently joined Hull City from the Leesiders. Ireland face Scotland first in Celtic Park on the 14th of November before a home friendly against the …

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League Of Ireland: 2014 PFAI Awards Predictions

The SSE Airtricity League Of Ireland Player of the Year nominations have been made, and there are a few interesting choices in the mix. The Team of the Year for both divisions has been decided as well as the Goalkeeper of the Year award. Here’s Shane McDonnell’s view of the nominations for 2014. SSE Airtricity Premier Division Player of the Year …

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5 Defining Moments Of Cork City’s Title Race

Cork City’s close push for the title with rivals Dundalk has been exciting, intriguing and to many, somewhat surprising. Here we look back at five season-defining moments during the Rebel Army’s 2014 campaign. 5) – Cork City 3-0 Shamrock Rovers – Turner’s Cross Having won their previous four games against what would have been considered beatable opposition, including two games against Bray Wanderers …

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Crucial Game For Athlone Town As They Face Bray

The Premier Division’s bottom team Athlone Town face one more game which can save their season and cap a remarkable comeback in their 2014 journey. When Keith Long took over this struggling Athlone team, they were on a losing run of 12 games with Mick Cooke in charge and seemingly on the road back down to the First Division. Playing …

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The Magic Of The Unofficial World Cup

Everyone has heard of the FIFA World Cup but here Conor Heffernan gives us his insight into how it’s predecessor, the Unofficial World Cup came about. When Germany lifted the World Cup for the 4th time last summer, it was the twentieth time a team had done so. Since 1930, the FIFA World Cup has been a fixture in the international footballing calendar. …

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Derek Coughlan Column: ‘It’s A Special Time For Cork City’

Derek Coughlan gives his insight into Cork City’s season thus far and comments on the main differences to the game since he last won the title with the Rebel Army’s 2005 squad, as well as his title with Bohemians in 2002/03 under Stephen Kenny. Derek also lets us know his thoughts on the game this coming Friday.  First off John Caulfield has …

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Dundalk To Increase Oriel Capacity Ahead Of Title Decider

Dundalk are to erect a new temporary stand in anticipation of the biggest game of the 2014 League of Ireland calendar at Oriel Park this coming Friday as the Lilywhites and Cork City battle it our for the Premier Division title. This temporary stand will bring the capacity up to 4,450 from what is the usual capacity of 3,700, according to …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 32

As the League of Ireland season heads into its final week of action, Conor Hayes looks back on one of the season defining weeks not only in this year’s title race but also in the relegation battle at the other end of the table. Dundalk drop points and Cork City win to take it to the final day One wonders if even the …

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Cork City Camp In Confident Mood Ahead Of Decider

The mood in the Cork City camp at present is one of positivity and confidence, and when looking at the Leesiders’ recent form of six wins from six it’s not hard not to see why.  The Rebel Army’s manager John Caulfield gave this response to the media today when reflecting on a season in which some believed City have punched above …

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Mixed Fortunes For Irish At Homeless World Cup

With the Homeless World Cup in full swing at the moment in Chile, the Republic of Ireland squad are hoping to make a strong impression at the games. Before flying out to Chile, Irish Manager Sean Kavanagh had high hopes for Ireland at the games and initially, the Boys in Green didn’t disappoint. Sean Kavanagh’s men made headlines in Ireland …

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Title Challenging Teams?

Cork City travel to Oriel Park to face Dundalk in a title decider this Friday night, and there’s nothing like a quiz to get you in the mood. It has been an exhilarating season with each side fighting down to the wire to win the Premier Division title. Here we have devised a quiz to test your knowledge of each …

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