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Sligo Rovers Confirm The Signing Of Ex-Liverpool Striker

Sligo Rovers have confirmed the signing of ex-Liverpool striker Adam Morgan ahead of the 2018 season.  Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle has hailed Morgan as a “massive” signing for the club. The 23-year-old began his career at Liverpool and featured for the first-team in the Europa League as well as making appearances on the Merseyside club’s pre-season tour of the U.S. Since …

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The Mixer: Danny Morrissey On His New Adventure At Harps & LOI Clubs In Europe

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Richmond Park, Dublin 13/3/2017 St. Patrick's Athletic vs Finn Harps St. Patrick's Athletic's Patrick Cregg with Danny Morrissey of Finn Harps Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

This week on Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast The Mixer, we speak with Finn Harps’ Danny Morrissey on his new adventure in Donegal, look ahead to the LOI’s European adventure, which begins next week, and, as usual, review all of last week’s action and look ahead to this weekend’s match-ups in the Premier Division.  We kick-off the show by discussing Dundalk’s …

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Cork City Captain John Dunleavy Set To Miss Remainder Of Season

johnny dunleavy departs cork

In a blow to SSE Airtricity League Of Ireland table toppers Cork City, their captain John Dunleavy looks set to miss out on the rest of the season through injury.  City boss John Caulfield revealed the news today, stating that Dunleavy has sustained a knee injury which will likely rule him out for the remainder of the campaign. Dunleavy picked …

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Video: Patrick McEleney Scored A Stunning Individual Goal For Dundalk In Louth Derby

Dundalk produced a fantastic team performance on Friday night to batter their local rivals Drogheda United 6-0, with one strike from Patrick McEleney in particular making it a special night for the Lilywhites.  Despite the Louth club having a disappointing season so far, when compared to the heights they’ve reached throughout the last three years, the Derry native has popped up …

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Players To Opt For Other Nations Having Represented Ireland

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) attempts to black Lynden Gooch of Sunderland (R) shot during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Irish football has been long associated with the famous ‘granny rule’. FIFA regulations have served Ireland well with many recruits becoming key players in the past. However, in recent years some players have jumped back to the country of their birth with some Ireland born and raised players even opting to represent other nations. High profile players like Michael Keane, Patrick Bamford …

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Limerick Name Interim Manager To Replace Martin Russell

LONDON - OCTOBER 1: Milenko Acimovic of Spurs tussles with Willie Boland of Cardiff during the Worthington Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at White Hart Lane, London, England on October 1, 2002. (Photo by Craig Prentice/Getty Images)

Limerick have announced an interim replacement for Martin Russell following his dismissal on Monday. The Munster outfit were without a manager following Russell’s departure by mutual consent this week having struggled so far this term with only seven points from their opening six SSE Airtricity League matches. His departure was most likely decided after a 3-0 hammering at the hands …

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Ireland Legend Robbie Keane Training With Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers Announce Friendly Against LA Galaxy, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 22/12/2014 Robbie Keane and Stephen McPhail, who has resigned with the club, today announced a friendly between their two clubs on February 21st 2015 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Robbie Keane has trained with Shamrock Rovers this week as he continues his preparations for a potential move to a new club, according to the Irish Independent.  Keane retired from international football following last summer’s European Championships but has indicated a willingness to prolong his playing career. Ireland’s record goalscorer will hope to add to the long list of clubs he …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part One

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk The two teams line up ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the League of Ireland due to kick off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead. With a busy transfer window and some impressive overseass signings, a number of teams will be hoping to stop Dundalk’s attempts at claiming a fourth successive league title. Shamrock Rovers and Cork City look …

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St. Pat’s Retain Potent Striker’s Services

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final, Richmond Park, Dublin 2/10/2016 St Patrick's Athletic vs Cork City Christy Fagan of Pat's with Alan Bennett of Cork Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

League of Ireland Premier Division side St. Patrick’s Athletic have confirmed that striker Christy Fagan will remain at the club. The ex-Bohemians striker has signed a new two-year deal, which will see him continue his spell at Inchicore until 2018. The best striker in Ireland will play for @stpatsfc in 2017 & 2018! Christy Fagan remains a Saint! #Saints2017 pic.twitter.com/QQqhSBvLDk — …

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Daryl Horgan Fails To Shine As Dundalk Fall Just Short

UEFA Europa League Group Stage, Tallaght Stadium Dublin 24/11/2016 Dundalk vs AZ Alkmaar Az Alkmaar’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Daryl Horgan of Dundalk Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Dundalk went into Thursday’s Europa League game against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar with qualification to the later stages of the tournament still an achievable goal. Zenit St. Petersburg were the group’s runaway leaders leaving second place a possibility for the other three teams. Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant, Roy Keane, were both in attendance and rumours had been …

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Rising Stars: Six League Of Ireland Youngsters Who Could Be The Next Big Thing

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Stade de France, France 13/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Sweden Ireland's Shane Long and James McClean Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With Dundalk currently flying high in the Europa League, the League of Ireland is enjoying a welcome spell in the limelight. Attention is being attracted from sources previously oblivious to the Irish domestic game. The league’s top young talents are constantly being drawn across the water to English outfits but there are now even clubs from further afield interested in …

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Cork City Fall Short As Dundalk Edge Towards Historic Title Win

SSE Airtricity League Premier Divison, Oriel Park, Dundalk 11/10/2016 Dundalk vs Cork City Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny celebrates after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tuesday night’s eagerly anticipated duel between League of Ireland table toppers Dundalk and Cork City lived up to all expectations. The pace of the game was frenetic, borne from Dundalk’s exemplary pressing game in conjunction with Cork’s frantic attempts to pin Dundalk in their own half. The first goal came just seven minutes in after Dundalk won a dubious free-kick in a …

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