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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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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Three

With the domestic transfer window well and truly underway, Pundit Arena continues its look back at some moves that sent shockwaves throughout the League of Ireland. In this, the third of a four-part series, Niall Newberry tells the story of how a German World Cup legend was ‘tricked’ into playing a match for Cork Celtic and of a superstar who arrived at Shamrock …

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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 2

In part two of our interview with David Knowles (part one can be found here) of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company trying to increase the amount of Irish youth players making it as professional footballers – we discuss what type of players the business takes in and coaches, the educational and psychological side to football and how APC are also helping to coach …

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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 1

In part one of our interview with David Knowles of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company that’s helping young Irish players further their football-related careers – we speak about how David became involved in coaching kids, how a career in England is not the only career path available to Irish players and the impact the under-17 and under-19 leagues could have on …

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LOI Premier Division: Louth Derby To Take Centre Stage

After a weekend of FAI Cup games, which now leaves just four teams in the competition, it’s time to turn our attentions back to League of Ireland Premier Division action.  The standout game from this round of matches has to be the Louth derby between double-chasing Dundalk and Drogheda United. The Lilywhites have avoided Cork City in the semi-finals, so there’s now every …

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Video: The People, Passion & Perseverance Behind Dundalk Football Club

Dundalk Football Club have released a series of videos detailing the passion and perseverance behind the Irish football cornerstone that is the Lilywhites.  In a brilliantly produced series, in association with the club’s main Sponsor, Fyffes, we learn about how some of the fans of the club came to be supporters and just how much Dundalk, as a club and as an …

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A Proposed New Structure For The League Of Ireland Premier Division

There has been regular tinkering with the format of the League of Ireland since it was incepted. Some of these changes have been more popular than others but most are akin to re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. While those who frequent football grounds in Ireland are some of the most passionate supporters around, the majority of the population prefer …

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Galway United Face Relegation-Threatened Derry City

EA Sports Cup finalists Galway United face-off against relegation-threatened Derry City at Eamonn Deacy Park this Friday evening. Peter Hutton will be looking to exploit the tiredness of the Galway United players, having been brought to extra time by Dundalk on Monday evening in the EA Sports Cup semi-final. The Derry manager was in attendance at the match on Monday and …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Two

In the second instalment of a new feature on Pundit Arena, Niall Newberry looks back at the time two ex-Premier League players signed for Dublin City and when a former World Cup-winning goalkeeper joined St. Patrick’s Athletic. _____ Gordon Banks to St. Patrick’s Athletic, 1977 When you think of Gordon Banks, the likelihood is the first thing that pops into your mind is that save …

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Massive Mid-Table Meeting: Galway United Host Bray Wanderers

A game which will make, or could even break, each club’s seasons takes place this Friday evening in Eamonn Deacy Park, when Galway United host Bray Wanderers.            Galway come into the game off the back of a pre-season win against a Liverpool development squad, a match which finished 1-0 to the Tribesmen, with young Pádraig Cunningham scoring the only goal in …

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Brennan And McGrath Strikes Sink Drogheda

It was a game of two halves for Killian Brennan as he turned from zero to hero for St. Patrick’s Athletic as they ground out a hard-fought 2-0 win against Johnny McDonnell’s Drogheda United. Pats had a lot of the ball in the opening few minutes and it was Brennan who went closest to opening the scoring on the ten …

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Kavanagh Part Of Attacking Trio Who Have Left Drogs

There may be a few new faces at Drogheda United soon as Daryl Kavanagh, Matthew Rooney and Michael Scott have all left the Louth club. Former league winner with St. Pats, Kavanagh, who had netted three times in 12 league appearances for the Boynesiders since he signed at the beginning of the season has accepted an offer to play in …

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Drogheda United Host 1st Division Side Cabinteely In FAI Cup Clash

Drogheda United host Eddie Gormley’s Cabinteely at United Park on Friday evening in the second round of the FAI Cup. Gerard Grimes previews the action.  The home side have won two of their last four games against Bray Wanderers and Galway United with both of those victories coming at United Park and Johnny McDonnell will be hoping his side can …

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One-Minute Lowdown: Much-Improved Drogheda Beat Galway

A much-improved Drogheda United comfortably beat Galway United on Friday evening in a game that also saw the Boynesiders keep their first clean sheet since the opening game of the season. _____ Analysis It took nearly 20 minutes for the first real chance of this game to come about, as a Galway attack was brilliantly stopped by Byrne. Drogheda then countered …

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