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Cork City Tie Down Alan Smith & Josh O’Shea

Josh O’Shea and goalkeeper Alan Smith have both been confirmed as the latest additions to John Caulfield’s Cork City side.  O’Shea re-signs for the club having joined the Leesiders last summer. The pacey midfielder made most of his appearances on the wing last year, providing crosses and an outlet for his teammates, however O’Shea told corkcityfc.ie that he now hopes …

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Pre-Season Friendly Preview: Waterford United vs Sligo

Sligo Rovers travel to Waterford this Friday evening to take on Waterford United in their second pre-season friendly of 2015. Kick-off is at 5:30pm. Last time out Owen Heary’s men dispatched Shelbourne 3-1 at the Showgrounds with goals coming from Ruairi Keating, Dinny Corcoran and Morten Nielsen. Since then Rovers have signed trialist Sander Puri on a permanent contract after his impressive display …

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Pre-Season Friendly Preview: Galway United vs Finn Harps

Galway United welcome Finn Harps to Moyne Villa in Headford this evening as both clubs step up their preparations for the 2015 season. This game is the first of three confirmed pre-season friendlies for Galway, details of the other matches will be announced shortly by the club. Speaking this week to the Tribesmen’s official website manager Tommy Dunne said, “The Finn …

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Drogheda United Add Two More For 2015

Drogheda United have added two more players to their 2015 squad, with the addition of Stephen Maher and Jason Marks. Maher, who can play in midfield or at right-back, is returning to United Park for a second season. He was signed by then Drogheda United manager Robbie Horgan in March of last year after St. Pat’s manager Liam Buckley decided against …

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Derry Have Bid Rejected For Dungannon Swifts Youngster

Derry City are currently in pursuit of Dungannon Swifts winger Jamie Glackin and have had a bid for the 19-year-old rejected.  The Londonderry Sentinel report that Swifts’ manager Darren Murphy has admitted Dungannon are expecting an improved bid, however. “We haven’t asked for a big amount, I think what we have asked for isn’t unrealistic in terms of Irish League football, …

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LOI Premier Division 2015: Mammoth Midfield Battles Await

The League of Ireland’s off-season has provided onlookers with some magnificent midfield signings so far. Here, Rob Lyons takes a look at some of the key midfield signings, and re-signings, which could swing the final destination of the 2015 Premier Division title. The first televised game of the season throws up a mouthwatering clash between Dublin rivals St. Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers at …

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Alan Bennett Returns To Cork City

AFC Wimbledon captain Alan Bennett has signed for Cork City and will play for his hometown club in 2015.  The 33-year-old defender was part of one of the club’s most successful periods around the mid-noughties in which he won the Premier Division title before moving onto reading in 2007. Commenting on the signing, Bennett told corkcityfc.ie, “I’m excited and I …

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Dublin Derby To Be First Televised LOI Clash In 2015

Shamrock Rovers host St. Pat’s in Tallaght Stadium at 7:45pm on the 6th of March in the first televised game of the season. The RTÉ Two cameras will be there to capture all the action from 7:40pm. The 2014 FAI Cup heroes travel south to Tallaght to face a strong looking Pat Fenlon Hoops squad for the first televised League of …

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Galway United Sign Three More

Galway United have announced the signing of three young, up and coming players to bolster Tommy Dunne’s squad ahead of the new season.  These include, the re-signing of Conor Barry and Cormac Raftery as well as new addition, midfielder Antaine O’Laoi from Salthill Devon’s under-19 squad. Barry and Raftery, both 19, found chances limited in last season’s First Division but at …

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Dundalk Re-Sign Star Player Richie Towell

Dundalk’s marquee man, Richie Towell has committed to the Lilywhites for the forthcoming season following weeks and months of speculation surrounding the 23-year-old’s future.  Towell helped Dundalk to the league title last season and was an integral part of manager Stephen Kenny’s midfield as they were also victorious in the League Cup. Speaking to dundalkfc.com, Towell said, “I’m really delighted to …

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Duffy On Celtic Move: ‘It’s Like A Dream Come True’

Derry City’s loss is very much Celtic’s gain as it was announced this week that young winger, Michael Duffy was to sign for the Parkhead club.  At 20 years of age, the Derry native has plenty of time to make his way into a starting position in the Celtic first team and with three years of first team action behind …

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Ireland Boss Won’t ‘Rule Anybody Out’ Ahead Of Euro Clash

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill isn’t going to ‘rule anybody out’ ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland next month.  Speaking to RTÉ, O’Neill was keeping his cards close to his chest but he alluded to some of the players who may come into the squad ahead of the match against Poland at Lansdowne Road on the 29th of March, …

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