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The League Of Ireland’s Christmas Past

Rob Lyons looks back at a time when the League of Ireland regularly played games around the festive period and discusses how much the league has changed since those wintery days of football concluded. At this nostalgic time of year we often remember how things used to be, and for this writer, in particular how domestic football used to be. Festive …

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Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey Signs For Cambridge United

Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey’s future has finally – after much speculation – been confirmed. Morrissey will join the League Two side Cambridge United in January. Morrissey has come into his own in a Cork City jersey since the beginning of 2014 and played a pivotal role in Cork City’s successes in pushing Dundalk all the way for the Premier Division title. Manager …

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Shamrock Rovers Re-Sign Stephen McPhail

Former Irish international Stephen McPhail has re-signed for Shamrock Rovers, the club have announced.  McPhail made 19 league appearances last season for the Tallaght club and will now likely perform alongside new signing Keith Fahey in the middle for the Hoops next season. Stephen McPhail re-signs for 2015 and is here @tallaghtstadium for another big announcement this morning pic.twitter.com/Boo8h0GRVZ — …

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Bray Wanderers’ New Owners Announced

Bray Wanderers have this morning released a club statement in which they announced that the McGettigan Group will soon take over full ownership of the club. The club have also announced that the club’s kit will now be manufactured by Nike, with the Royal Hotel Bray becoming the club’s new main sponsor. Bray Wanderers will hold a full press briefing …

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Mark McNulty Re-Signs For Cork City

Cork City goalkeeper Mark McNulty has re-signed for the Rebel Army ahead of 2015. McNulty was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the league last term, having been included in the PFAI Team of the Year for 2014. McNulty signs on a new two-year deal with the Leesiders. Manager John Caulfield commenting on the signing said that, “Mark got on …

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Limerick Re-Sign Robbie Williams

Limerick have today announced the re-signing of Robbie Williams.  The English-born left-back has put pen to paper ahead of 2015 and in doing so is the first of Limerick’s squad to re-sign for the new season. Commenting on the re-signing manager Martin Russell expressed his delight at having such an experienced option back in the squad again for next season. …

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Cork City: Gearóid Morrissey Set To Leave

Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey is set to leave the club, Cork City boss John Caulfield has revealed.  A two and a half year deal has been offered to Morrissey by the League Two club, according to local Cork paper the Evening Echo and another shot at English football now looks on the cards for the 23-year-old following a spell with Blackburn Rovers in …

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Frank Murphy & John Delaney – Brothers In Arms?

The Football Association of Ireland recently endured a much publicised controversy, spearheaded by Chief Executive John Delaney. This was quickly been followed by the confirmation of the redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which was controversial to some GAA folk. This sparked a question at Pundit Arena. Could similarities be drawn between the chief executive of the FAI, John Delaney, and …

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Derry City Duo Transfer Listed

One of the league’s best attacking players, Rory Patterson as well as defender Shane McEleney have both been transfer listed by Derry City and are also available for loan moves next month.  According to the Derry Journal, cost-cutting at the club is a necessity with reduced attendances as well as the lack of European football being sighted as the reasons …

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Seoul Mates: Fans Meet Longford Striker In South Korea

Longford Town are about to embark on their first Premier Division campaign since 2007.  Longford’s Player of the Year, Gary Shaw celebrated a job well done in 2014 and jetted off to Seoul, South Korea for a holiday. Although Longford are a popular club in the midlands of Ireland, not many would expect fans of the Town to be frequenting …

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UCD Unveil New Management Team

UCD have today announced their new management team ahead of the new season.  Former Bray Wanderers boss Pat Devlin will become the Students’ director of football while UCD’s assistant manager from 2014, Colin O’Neill will now step up to become UCD’s first team manager for 2015 as they compete in the First Division. Evan McMillan will re-join the club as …

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Limerick Chairman: ‘Markets Field Living And Breathing Again’

Limerick are set to return to the famous Markets Field ground in 2015 after a 31-year wait. The Blues will host Bohemians on the 7th of March in their first Premier Division clash of the season at the ground, before travelling to Cork City the following week. Limerick FC’s chairman Pat O’Sullivan expressed his hope that all Shannonsiders rally behind the project at …

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Richie Towell Linked With Motherwell Move

Having previously heard word of Richie Towell being close to a move to Blackpool, it now looks as though the 23-year-old may be set to join up with former Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough at Motherwell in January, according to the Herald Scotland. Towell was instrumental to Dundalk’s title win last season. Scoring with ease from midfield as well dictating play …

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BREAKING: League Of Ireland Premier Division 2015 Fixtures

The SSE Airtricity League of Ireland fixtures for 2015 have been announced, and they’ve thrown up some mouth-watering opening clashes. Last year’s Premier Division champions Dundalk welcome newboys and First Division champions Longford Town to Oriel Park on the opening day of the season. Runners-up Cork City face a tough test against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds, with John Caulfield coming …

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Gareth Coughlan Re-Signs For Shelbourne

Shelbourne have today announced the re-signing of midfielder Gareth Coughlan for 2015.  Coughlan has plenty of League of Ireland experience, having played with Bray Wanderers, St. Pat’s and Dundalk in his time. The 25-year-old’s LOI career has been punctuated by stints in the Leinster Senior League with Sacred Heart, while at St. Pat’s and Dundalk. Having joined Shels ahead of …

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How Will The Premier League’s Friday Games Impact The LOI?

The Premier League has opened its bidding process for rights to live games and highlights packages from 2016/17 to 2018/19, here we take a look at how it could impact on the League of Ireland. The current rights deal, which Sky and BT are part of cost £3.018 billion back in 2012 which was an increase of 77% on the …

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Bohemians Launch New Home Kit

Bohemians’ new home kit has been launched today. The jersey consists of Bohs’ classic red and black vertical stripes as well as a design around the crest commemorating Bohs’ 125 years of existence. We are delighted to reveal our 2015 Hummel home jersey and launch our new online store: http://t.co/YWOzWFqAY1#Bohspic.twitter.com/KYO3CZ3l82 — Bohemian FC (@bfcdublin) December 12, 2014 What do you think? …

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Finn Harps Re-Signing: Ciaran Gets ‘Collback’

Finn Harps have announced the re-signing of Ciaran Coll for the 2015 season. The young left-back has been playing with the Harps since 2009 when he made his senior debut for the club aged just 17. Since then, he has kept hold of his place in the Harps defence, clocking an impressive 141 senior appearances. The St. Johnston native is …

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