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Shamrock Rovers Players Agree On 25% Pay Cut

Shamrock Rovers have announced that all players have taken a 25 per cent pay cut to help cope with the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. The Hoops, like all League of Ireland clubs, are reliant on matchday income to sustain themselves financially. And with the suspension of sport, they, like all clubs, have been put in a difficult …

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Cork City To Stop Paying Players Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Cork City have taken the decision to stop paying their players and staff from next week onwards due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation.  The League of Ireland club announced today that they would cease all payments after this week as they would not be in a position to pay anyone due to the league having been shut …

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FAI Target June 19th As Return Date For League Of Ireland Season

The Football Association of Ireland and the National League Executive Committee have outlined that they are targeting June 19th as the date for the resumption of the SSE Airtricity League in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The domestic leagues were suspended late last week, with the new schedule now meaning that The Premier Division will finish on Friday, December …

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Waterford FC First Club To Suspend Training Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Waterford FC have become the first League of Ireland club to suspend training amidst the COVID-19 outbreak which has seen sport postponed across the world. The Football Association of Ireland followed in the footsteps of the likes of the IRFU and the GAA in announcing the cancellation of all football under it’s jurisdiction on Thursday. The statement released had no …

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Dundalk Snap-Up Former Tottenham Academy Product Nathan Oduwa

League of Ireland champions Dundalk have announced the signing of former Tottenham academy product and Rangers winger Nathan Oduwa. The 24-year-old began his career at White Hart Lane but never played for the Tottenham first team, going out on loan to the likes of Luton Town, Peterborough as well as a spell in the Scottish Championship with Rangers where he …

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Aaron Molloy Selected At 16th Overall In MLS Draft

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Aaron Molloy has been selected by the Portland Timbers at 16th overall in the 2020 MLS Draft. Dublin native, Molloy, who is the son of League of Ireland legend Trevor, first moved to the United States in 2016 where he took up a position with Keiser University. The Dubliner was then picked up by the more prestigious Penn State University …

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Double The Delight For Dundalk’s Michael Duffy

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Dundalk qualified for the second round of the UEFA Champions League last night after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Latvian side, Riga.  It was a great win for the League of Ireland champions who had to do it the hard way minus their talisman, Michael Duffy. Duffy had hoped to be involved in the dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout win …

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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Tonight’s Dublin Derby

On Friday night, Shamrock Rovers travel across the city to face their Dublin rivals Bohemians in a highly-anticipated derby at Dalymount Park. Without a win against Bohs in their last seven games and looking to bounce back from a disappointing result against Derry last week, the Hoops will have their sights set on the three points in a bid to …

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Limerick FC Players Threaten Strike Action Over Unpaid Wages

Limerick FC players have outlined that they have “no other option” but to threaten the club with strike action over unpaid wages and expenses. The First Division club also experienced financial issues last season and have been struggling to meet their commitments to the squad this season, with midfielder Sean Russell outlining in an interview with Off The Ball that …

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FAI & IFA Confirm Launch Of New Cross-Border Champions Cup

The Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Football Association have announced the creation of a new cross-border tournament – the Unite the Union Champions Cup.  The competition will be sponsored by the trade union Unite, and will see the SSE Airtricity League Champions play the winners of the Danske Bank Premiership in a two-legged final Its first edition will …

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McCarthy Admits He’s Keeping An Eye On Dundalk Hitman Pat Hoban

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has admitted that he will be keeping an eye on Dundalk striker Pat Hoban after he became the Lilywhites’ record goalscorer in their victory over Shamrock Rovers. Hoban scored his seventh goal of the season as Dundalk beat their title rivals at Oriel Park and the 27-year old became Dundalk’s record goalscorer in the process, surpassing …

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St Patrick’s Athletic Granted UEFA Licence By FAI

St Patrick’s Athletic have been named as one of four League of Ireland clubs awarded with a UEFA Licence ahead of the 2019/20 UEFA Club competition season. The FAI released a statement on Thursday confirming the news that St. Patrick’s have been granted a licence alongside, Dundalk FC, Cork City and Shamrock Rovers. “The Independent Club Licensing Committee of the …

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The Main Talking Points Ahead Of Tonight’s Crucial Dublin Derby

Shamrock Rovers host rivals Bohemians tonight in one of the most highly anticipated Dublin derbies in recent memory. The pair currently sit first and second in the Airtricity League Premier Division with Rovers looking to clinch their ninth win on the spin at Tallaght Stadium tonight. Bohemians have already defeated the Hoops this campaign and have had their number over …

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Report: UCD & Irish U21 Duo Scales & Farrugia Set For Man City Trial

UCD and Irish U21s pair Liam Scales and Neil Farrugia have reportedly been invited to train with Manchester City U23’s following their impressive displays this season. Both Farrugia and Scales are very highly rated and have taken excellently to life in the top flight after helping UCD to the First Division title last season. Daniel McDonnell on the Independent.ie is reporting …

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Brian Kerr Speaks Passionately About Future Of The FAI

Airtricity League Premier Division 29/6/2012 St Patrick's Athletic vs Shelbourne Former Republic of Ireland and St.Pats' Manager Brian Kerr at tonight's game

Brian Kerr gave a powerful speech about what needs to change within the next incarnation of the FAI if the country’s football is to continue to evolve. The former Irish manager Kerr has found his name in the headlines quite a bit recently, and deservedly so, after a number of passionate speeches about the current state of the governing body …

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