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Seagulls Stunned: Mathews & Management Team Quit Bray

Bray Wanderers manager Alan Mathews and five other management team members have today resigned from their positions ‘with immediate effect’. Bray have had a miserable opening to the campaign, failing to gain a victory or score a single goal and this latest story concerning the Wicklow club this evening only adds to a poor start to the season. There appears to be some …

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Video: ‘What Is A Club’ Recited By Bohs’ Poet In Residence

Following his appointment at the Dalymount club, Lewis Kenny’s role as poet in residence has received much media attention and on Monday night’s Soccer Republic, Lewis illustrated his poetry skills to the country.  Below, Bohemians’ poet in residence recites his poem about the meaning of a football club, entitled ‘What Is a Club’.

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Financial Struggles Rear Their Ugly Head At Athlone

Having been relegated from the Premier Division last year, Athlone are the latest in a long line of League of Ireland sides who are now crying out for support.  A statement released on the club’s official website yesterday stated just how difficult matters off the field have become at the midlands club, with ‘severe financial constraints’ hampering progression. The club have …

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Limerick Re-Sign Jason Hughes

Limerick native Jason Hughes has penned a deal at the club having been a mainstay in the side for the majority of last year. Having Limerick’s 2014 Young Player of the Year back in his ranks for 2015 will give Martin Russell’s side a boost as they aim to halt what has been a disastrous beginning to their campaign. An …

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Derry City Come From Behind To Beat Galway United

A highly-anticipated return to the Premier Division for Galway United ended on a sour note in Eamon Deacy park on Friday night in front of 2,200 vocal fans. Galway lined up in a 4-1-4-1 formation for their first outing of this year’s campaign with Enda Curran spearheading the Tribesmen’s attack. Galway controlled the first 45 minutes and when Gary Shannahan …

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2015 Season Preview: Cork City

2014’s second-placed side Cork City head into this season without the surprise factor they had last year, however they have added real quality to their ranks in effort to win their first title in ten years. Here Rob Lyons previews Cork City’s 2015 campaign. After what was a sterling performance in 2014, John Caulfield’s side will hope to expand this season on what …

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2015 LOI Premier Division To Be The Most Competitive In Years

2014 provided League of Ireland aficionados with a deluge of entertainment that will be difficult to match this year. The quality that is now within the league has made this writer question, is this to be one of the most competitive Premier Divisions we have seen in recent times? Shelbourne, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers have all experienced at least two …

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2015 Season Preview: Cobh Ramblers

With an impressive pre-season under their belt and a number of significant signings, things are looking positive for Cobh Ramblers ahead of a highly-anticipated 2015 campaign. Here is Pundit Arena’s season preview of the south coast club. Last season was one to forget at the club, with a disappointing eighth-placed finish in the league. Things can only improve this year and the early …

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Exclusive Interview With Sligo’s Morten Nielsen

In another exclusive for Pundit Arena we spoke with newly-signed Sligo Rovers striker Morten Nielsen. He discusses his first impressions of Sligo and what he thinks of pre-season under Owen Heary. Speaking about Sligo and the club Nielsen told Pundit Arena that, “Sligo is a very beautiful place and my first impressions were very good. My first impressions of the club and facilities was again …

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Pat Fenlon: ‘4 Or 5 Teams Are Capable Of Winning The League’

At yesterday’s launch of the SSE Airtricity League we caught up with Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon to discuss the forthcoming campaign.  Shamrock Rovers begin their season this coming Friday as they play-out the first televised Premier Division clash of the year against St. Pat’s at Tallaght Stadium. You can listen to the interview here, or read it in full below. Pre-season …

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Waterford United 2-1 Longford: Kiely Delivers From The Spot

A Willie John Kiely spot kick in the 85th minute was enough to send Waterford United into next week’s league-opener against Athlone Town on the back of a 2-1 victory. A goal from Don Cowan after 25 minutes handed Longford a 1-0 lead in a cold and wet RSC, before Andrew McAleevey drew the side’s level just after the break. With just minutes remaing …

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Jackman Park To Host Limerick’s Opening Games

Having been confirmed recently that Limerick’s proposed move back to Markets Field would have to wait, the club have announced that the Shannonsiders will now play their opening games of the season at Jackman Park. A statement from Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership earlier this month stated that Markets Field would remain unavailable while health and safety concerns were dealt with. …

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Boyle And The Blues Are Bound For Knockout Football

After last weekend’s 4-0 trashing of Bray Wanderers, Waterford United’s under-19s became the first side to secure their place in the knockout phase of the under-19 league. Goals from Mikie Rowe, Ross Fitzpatrick, Ethan Boyle, and Daryl Power saw the Blues run out easy winners against the Wanderers, as they continued their impressive league run. Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena LOI, Waterford …

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Jim Malone Cup: Dundalk 2-0 Drogheda United

Dundalk won the Jim Malone Cup for the first time since 2010 with a comfortable 2-0 victory over neighbours Drogheda United, courtesy of second half goals from Andy Boyle and substitute Ciaran O’Connor, reports Gerard Grimes. Dundalk came into the first Louth Derby of the season unbeaten in pre-season with three wins and a draw under their belt, with two of those …

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Damien Duff’s Injury Puts LOI Retirement Plan In Jeopardy

Ex-Ireland international Damien Duff has previously claimed that he would relish finishing his career off in the League of Ireland but that dream could now be in jeopardy after Duff suffered ankle and calf injuries while playing for Melbourne City. Duff injured his ankle injury while playing against Wellington at the weekend and he now awaiting results on a scan …

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The Rebirth Of Irish International Daryl Murphy

From struggling with homesickness early in his career, to becoming the Championship’s top scorer this season, Irish international Daryl Murphy has had to deal with a variety of ups and downs in his lengthy career.  Here Rob Lyons charts the rebirth of the Ipswich Town goal machine. Recalled to the Ireland squad in March 2014, Murphy has fully-deserved his place back …

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Cork City Tie Down Alan Smith & Josh O’Shea

Josh O’Shea and goalkeeper Alan Smith have both been confirmed as the latest additions to John Caulfield’s Cork City side.  O’Shea re-signs for the club having joined the Leesiders last summer. The pacey midfielder made most of his appearances on the wing last year, providing crosses and an outlet for his teammates, however O’Shea told corkcityfc.ie that he now hopes …

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