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Shelbourne Confirm Tragic Death Of Academy Player Izzy Dezu

SSE Airtricity League First Division, Tolka Park, Dublin 12/5/2017 Shelbourne vs Athlone Town A general view of Tolka Park

Shelbourne have confirmed the tragic passing of under-16s player Izzy Dezu on Tuesday night. In a brief statement on their Twitter page, the First Divison side confirmed that Dezu has died having collapsed in  their match against St. Kevin’s Boys in the District Schoolboys League U-16 Premier Division. We are heartbroken to have to confirm the news that our Academy …

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Five Potential Limerick Managers To Replace Martin Russell

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Oriel Park, Dundalk 26/6/2015 Dundalk vs Limerick Limerick manager Martin Russell

Limerick confirmed the departure of Martin Russell on Monday by mutual consent, making him the first managerial casualty of the new League of Ireland season. The 49-year-old has left Markets Field after almost three years at the club, and although it is being painted as a mutual decision, it seems more likely that Russell has paid the price for Limerick’s …

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Pacesetters Limerick Take On Second-Placed Drogheda United

Limerick make the trip to Louth on Friday evening as they look to make it six wins from six and go ten points clear of second-placed Drogheda United. United find themselves sitting on eight points from five games, winning two, drawing two and losing one. The Boynesiders bounced back from their 3-0 defeat away to Shelbourne with an impressive and …

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Drogheda vs Cabinteely: Both Sides Look To Return To Winning Ways

Pete Mahon - Drogheda United manager.

Drogheda United host Cabinteely at United Park on Friday evening as both sides look to return to winning ways, with their last victories coming in their opening league games against Waterford United and Athlone Town respectively. Drogheda were unbeaten going into their encounter with Shelbourne last week but the Boynesiders fell to their first league defeat in Tolka Park. Pete …

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Shelbourne Looking For First League Win As They Host Drogheda United

Kevin Doherty’s Shelbourne will be looking for their first league win of the season as they host Pete Mahon’s Drogheda United, who remain unbeaten after their first three league games. Shelbourne go into this game with just a point to their name following a defeat to Cobh Ramblers and a draw with Cabinteely. They have, however, played a game less than …

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Drogheda Look To Maintain Unbeaten Start To The Season

Drogheda United look to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact as they host Alan Mathews’ Athlone Town at United Park this evening. The home side come into this game off the back of a hard-earned point from a 1-1 draw in Cobh last Saturday. The Boynesiders had found themselves ahead in the first half through a penalty scored …

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Drogheda United Begin Life In The First Division Against Waterford

Pete Mahon - Drogheda United manager.

Pete Mahon’s new-look Drogheda United begin life in the First Division as they host Roddy Collins’ Waterford United on Friday evening. A 5-3 defeat in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers in October, on the last day of the 2015 season, relegated the Boynesiders to the First Division. Remarkably, the only time Drogheda were bottom of the Premier Division table last season was …

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Exclusive Interview With New Cabinteely Striker Ollie Hamzat

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Pundit Arena’s Gerard Grimes caught up with new Cabinteely forward Ollie Hamzat ahead of his first season in senior League of Ireland football to speak about his career since leaving the underage set-up at Drogheda United, pre-season so far and his expectations for the season. Following three years at underage level with Drogheda United and despite an offer from Drogheda …

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Pete Mahon Confirmed As Drogheda United Manager

Drogheda United have today announced that Pete Mahon has been appointed the new manager of the Louth side, who were relegated to the First Division on the last day of the season. He will be joined by John Gill, who will serve as assistant manager and Mark Kinsella who stays on at the club as a first team coach. Mahon …

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Drogheda Look To Secure Play-Off Spot As They Face Shamrock Rovers

Drogheda United travel to Tallaght Stadium to take on Shamrock Rovers in the final game of the season, with the Boynesiders knowing they must match or better Limerick’s result against Sligo if they are to secure a promotion/relegation play-off spot. Pat Fenlon’s Shamrock Rovers go into the last game of the season sitting third in the league, knowing there is …

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Top 50 League Of Ireland Performances In Europe: 50-41

While Irish interest in European competition has ended for another season, Pundit Arena looks back at the 50 best performances from League of Ireland clubs in Europe, starting with numbers 50 to 41. ______ 50. Juventus 1-0 SHAMROCK ROVERS, Europa League, 2010/11 One of just four defeats to feature in our top 50, we feel this result more than warrants its place, considering …

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Match Officials Appointed For EA Sports Cup 2nd Round Ties

Match officials have been appointed for the forthcoming second round of the EA Sports Cup  today. There are four ties set to take place on Monday, April 6th while the remaining four will kick-off on April 7th. _____ The match official appointments for each tie are as follows: Monday, April 6th   Cabinteely v Shamrock Rovers, Stradbrook (7.00pm). Referee: Adriano Reale Assistants: Wayne …

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Peter White Completes Cobh Move

Cobh Ramblers have today completed the signing of former Waterford United defender Peter White. White has also had spells with Wexford Youths, Kilkenny City and Limerick FC and could be a shrewd signing by Rams boss Martin Cambridge. The Tipperary-born midfielder started off his career with Carrick United before a first foray into League of Ireland football at Kilkenny City …

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Is There A Future For Longford Town In The Premier Division?

Last season, Longford Town made the breakthrough they had been pursuing for years on end with little success – promotion to the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. In a race with Shelbourne, which lasted the majority of the season, with a few games left they pulled away and never looked back; finally securing the league title on the 3rd of October following a …

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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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