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Cork City Re-Sign Striker Danny Morrissey

Cork City have today announced the re-signing of 21-year-old striker Danny Morrissey, ahead of a Munster Senior Cup clash with Cobh Wanderers.  Morrissey’s 2014 season was seriously hampered through a persistent ankle injury, however having previously been called into underage international sides, the young striker will be looking to recapture this standout form in 2015. Speaking to corkcityfc.ie after re-signing, Morrissey …

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Athlone Town Re-Sign Eric Foley

Athlone Town have announced the re-signing of midfielder Eric Foley.  The 25-year-old was a regular for Athlone last year following his move to the midlands club midway through the season, featuring in all but one league game in the second half of the year. The former Celtic U-20, Sporting Fingal and Shelbourne man re-joins Athlone having been part of the …

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Russell: Limerick’s Style Of Play Won’t Be One-Dimensional

Limerick boss Martin Russell has indicated that his team will not play in just one way and will adapt to the challenges they face, as they come.  Limerick have had two average seasons in the Premier Division and have now gone without a trophy for two consecutive seasons, since winning the First Division in 2012. A statement during the week, stating …

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Galway United Sign Three More

Galway United have announced the signing of three young, up and coming players to bolster Tommy Dunne’s squad ahead of the new season.  These include, the re-signing of Conor Barry and Cormac Raftery as well as new addition, midfielder Antaine O’Laoi from Salthill Devon’s under-19 squad. Barry and Raftery, both 19, found chances limited in last season’s First Division but at …

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Celtic Agree Fee For Derry City’s Michael Duffy

Highly-rated Derry City winger Michael Duffy now looks set to move to Scottish giants Celtic following much speculation regarding his future. The 20-year-old is now said to be in discussions regarding personal terms after the Derry Journal revealed Celtic had agreed an undisclosed fee for the youngster. Having scored eleven league goals last term and with Derry already losing firepower in the form …

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A Winning Start For Owen Heary’s Sligo

Owen Heary got off to a flying start in his first game as Sligo Rovers boss on Saturday night as his team won out comfortable 3-1 winners against Shelbourne in their first pre-season friendly. Sligo started the better of the two teams and had Raffaele Cretaro scored with his early chances the Bit O’ Red would have been 2-0 up. But spectators had to wait until …

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LOI Legends: 5 Of The Best Players Never To Leave Ireland

The League of Ireland has produced many talented players who have often become immortalised once they have reached international recognition or played their football on a bigger, more acclaimed stage. Although the League of Ireland is an inferior league in terms of our closest neighbours in England and further afield to greater Europe, there are a lot of players who …

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Sligo Host Shelbourne In First Pre-Season Friendly

Sligo Rovers welcome First Division side Shelbourne to the Showgrounds this Saturday in what will be both side’s first pre-season friendly. Saturday’s match will be the first of five matches organised for the Bit O’ Red. The game will be new Sligo manager Owen Heary’s first game in charge of his new troops. It will also be the first time …

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Pre-Season Friendly: Waterford United 0-3 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers kick-started their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Waterford United at the RSC. Goals from David O’Connor, Danny North and Remie John saw the Hoops take a good win over the home side in an entertaining game in the south-east. The Blues created the first real goal scoring chance on four minutes when Glen Hawe broke through the …

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The FAI Cup Has A New Sponsor

The 2015 FAI Cup will be sponsored by the Irish Daily Mail, taking over from Ford. Ford’s association with Ireland’s biggest cup competition will end with St. Patrick’s Athletic as the champions, having ended their 53 year wait for FAI cup success last year. Today @FAIreland announced Irish Daily Mail’s sponsorship of the FAI Irish Daily Mail Cup at the @AVIVAStadium …

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Forgotten Friday: The Kentucky Fried Chicken LOI

This week’s forgotten Friday will take a look back at a time when the League of Ireland was sponsored by KFC. There have been many unusual and strange names for stadiums, team sponsors etc. in the League of Ireland before, however we feel the Kentucky Fried Chicken League of Ireland has to be up there with the most memorable for unusual …

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GUFC: A Tribe United Once Again

P.J Ó Cualáin takes a look back at the leaner times Galway United have had to endure in the last number of years. However, the club’s future now looks much brighter as Galway United prepare for life in the top tier once more.    Like many a Galwegian, four years starved of Premier Division football was a lot to take. As a firm supporter of Galway United and …

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Breaking: League Of Ireland First Division Fixtures 2015

2015’s League of Ireland First Division fixture list has been announced. Eight sides will compete once again for the coveted title. Newly-relegated side, UCD AFC will have to travel to face Cobh at St. Coleman’s Park in their opening tie on the 6th of March. Athlone Town who went down automatically must play Waterford United away in their opening clash. Having been …

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Breaking: Cabinteely Awarded First Division Licence

Cabinteely FC have today been awarded a First Division Licence, meaning there will be eight teams participating in the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Divison. The FAI’s Licensing Committee met this morning to discuss Cabinteely FC’s application which has been awarded subject to the completion of necessary paperwork. FAI Competitions Director, Fran Gavin, today welcomed the South Dublin club to …

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Cabinteely Await Decision On First Division Licence

Cabinteely chairman Mark Smith has released a statement amid much media speculation as to whether or not the club will become the eight side in 2015’s League of Ireland First Division.  According to RTÉ, it is expected Shamrock Rovers B team will not feature in next season’s First Division and it now looks as though Cabinteely could be filling the void left by the …

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Ex-Sligo & Dundalk Striker Mansaram To Trial With Institute

Ex-Dundalk striker Darren Mansaram is set to have a trial with Northern Irish side Institute as they face the Inishowen League tonight in a friendly fixture at Maginn Park. Currently plying his trade in England’s Northern Premier League with Armthorpe Welfare, Mansaram will hope to impress the Institute manager Paul Kee, who told the Londonderry Sentinel that this fixture had been …

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Derek Coughlan Column: Pre-Season Was A Time I Dreaded

Premier Division champion with both Cork City and Bohemians, Derek Coughlan, gives an insight into his memories of pre-season and how it has changed since his playing days, as well as looking ahead to his native Cork City’s prospects for the forthcoming campaign.  When I think back to my playing career, pre-season was a time I absolutely dreaded. My physique never helped when it …

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5 Most Noteworthy LOI Transfers Of 2014

2014 was a season in which the standard of the football across the league improved. This raked up interest in players from not only within the domestic league but also across the Irish sea with British sides taking an interest in some of the League of Ireland’s hottest talents. Here we take a look at five of the most talked about transfers which have …

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