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The One-Minute Lowdown: Rovers & City Play Out Pulsating Draw

Shamrock Rovers headed to Cork looking to claim their first three points over the Leesiders in four games. A second consecutive 0-0 draw this season was the result however, with neither side being able to pull away in a pulsating game.  _____ Analysis In a first half that flew by, it was certainly Shamrock Rovers who would’ve been happier with their …

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Premier Division Preview: Dundalk Set Sights On Saints

With 18 goals scored across six Premier Division games last weekend, we’ll certainly be hoping for more of the same again this time around. Although there were 13 goals scored in just two games last Friday night, one of the most outstanding results would have to be Trevor Croly’s lowly Bray side picking up a valuable, and largely unexpected three …

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How Being Brave Almost Paid Off For Derry vs Dundalk

Have Derry discovered the secret to stopping Dundalk this season following Friday night’s display at Oriel? Derry City arrived at the home of the champions as a mid-ranking team shorn of several regulars, including their first choice goalkeeper, and the expectancy among the home fans was high – especially since the last time the Lilywhites played at the Carrick Road …

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Premier Division Preview: Lowly Limerick Face Confident Cork

Here we preview all of the Premier Division action this weekend, including the Munster derby between the struggling Shannonsiders and title chasers Cork City.  This weekend sees six games evenly dispersed amongst Friday and Saturday night, with leaders Dundalk and third-placed Shamrock Rovers playing separate matches on Friday whilst second-placed Cork City and fifth-placed St. Pat’s play their respective games …

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The One-Minute Lowdown: Cork City Leave It Late To Beat Sligo

In a slightly more subdued atmosphere than the one which greeted Cork City the last time they played at home, the Leesiders just about managed to cling on for victory, despite a great fightback by the men from the north west.  _____ Analysis Despite Karl Sheppard putting Cork City ahead inside 30 seconds from a Dan Murray through ball, the first …

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Bray Caretaker Manager Tarnogrodzki Steps Away

After just over a month at the helm, Bray Wanderers’ caretaker manager Maciej Tarnogrodzki has stepped away from his post.  After taking over from Alan Mathews, Tarnogrodzki looked to be lifting Bray out of the mire they were in back at the beginning of April but recent results have sent the Seagulls backwards yet again. A statement released this afternoon by …

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Cork City 1-2 Dundalk: The One-Minute Lowdown

Arguably the biggest game of the season took place tonight in Turner’s Cross, surrounded by a cacophonous atmosphere with a sell out crowd turning out on Leeside.  Goals from John O’Flynn, and a brace from Richie Towell meant the Lilywhites came away with a major scalp, winning 2-1. Analysis Dundalk certainly started the brighter, with a plethora of chances coming their …

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Dundalk Boss Stephen Kenny Signs Contract Extension

The 2014 champions have tied down Stephen Kenny to a one-year contract extension, which now sees him remain at the club until the end of the 2016 season.  After bringing Premier Division success to the club and starting the season in an imperious manner, it’s been confirmed that Kenny will stay on with the Lilywhites. “We made an agreement at …

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Premier Division Preview: Heary Faces Bohs For First Time

Here we preview all the Premier Division fixtures taking place around the country tonight.  Another set of midweek games beckons with the league table making for an altogether different picture following some unexpected results on Friday night. A fiery game in Tallaght Stadium defines the weekend’s action, with Dundalk having coughed up a two-goal lead away to one of their title rivals …

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Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Dundalk: Red Cards, Penalties & Controversy

Friday night proved to possess arguably the most exciting game of the season so far. There were goals, red cards, penalties and controversial decisions on offer in a huge game at Tallaght Stadium between Shamrock Rovers and champions Dundalk. Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk turned out to be arguably the game of the season so far with no shortage of drama …

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3 Reasons Why Dundalk Have Continued Their Dominance

Dundalk are one of the few sides in the Premier Division that look unstoppable once they begin to build up a head of steam, something which was illustrated last season and has continued to great effect this year, once again. The word ruthless and Dundalk have now become so intertwined that giving the Louthmen even a slim chance of opening up …

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Premier Division Preview: The Louth Derby Is Upon Us

Rob Lyons previews the key games taking place at the top and bottom of the Premier Division this weekend, as we head into match day seven.  With the midweek EA Sports Cup second round games now decided, attentions turn back to league action once more. Results last weekend at both ends of the table were unprecedented with Dundalk being held by Limerick …

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A Close Game Beckons As St. Pat’s Host Cork City

This weekend sees the Saints host the Leesiders at Richmond Park in what is always a tight encounter. Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic, will be looking to follow up on their midweek 4-1 home win over Crumlin United by picking up three points, whilst also claiming their first big scalp. As we all remember, in Week 1 – Pat’s and Shamrock …

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Unbeaten Dundalk Host Louth Rivals Drogheda United

Dundalk head into the first Louth derby of the season looking to keep their unbeaten record intact against Drogheda, who have picked up just one point from their last four games. Stephen Kenny’s side saw their winning start to the season end in Jackman Park last week as an 89th minute equaliser from Paul O’Conor earned Limerick a draw. Kenny then made …

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Promotion Contenders Clash At Tolka Park

It is third against fourth at Tolka Park on Friday night as Wexford travel to the capital to face promotion rivals Shelbourne in a tie that neither side will want to be on the losing end of. In their last league fixture away to Waterford United, Shelbourne came back from a two-nil first half deficit to draw the game 2-2. …

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Cobh Ramblers Travel To Waterford For Munster Derby

Munster rivals Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers meet for the first time this season on Friday night at the RSC. Neither side have gotten off to a flying start this season and both will be looking at this derby as a chance or re-igniting their campaign. Waterford come into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Cork …

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MSL Champions UCC Look To Cause Cup Upset Against Cobh

Munster Senior League side UCC host League of Ireland neighbours Cobh Ramblers tonight in the second round of the EA Sports Cup. With a quarter-final place up for grabs, it will be all to play for at the Mardyke and should make for an entertaining game. The Students come into the tie on the back of a 2-0 win away …

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Dundalk To Continue 100% Record: Premier Division Preview

With international distractions now put to one side for the time being, Rob Lyons focuses on match day six of domestic action.  It’s still too early and too difficult to tell where clubs will end up come season’s end but some sides’ starts have given us an early indication of what is to come already. Dundalk have been nigh on flawless in their opening five games, …

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