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Carl Walshe Re-Signs For Drogheda United

Drogheda United have announced that Carl Walshe is to extend his stay with the Boynesiders. Walshe signed for Drogheda last November from Shelbourne and played 34 times for the Claret and Blue in all competitions, scoring twice. “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back,’ Walshe said after putting pen to paper on Thursday morning. ‘I can’t wait to get started and once …

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Peter White Completes Cobh Move

Cobh Ramblers have today completed the signing of former Waterford United defender Peter White. White has also had spells with Wexford Youths, Kilkenny City and Limerick FC and could be a shrewd signing by Rams boss Martin Cambridge. The Tipperary-born midfielder started off his career with Carrick United before a first foray into League of Ireland football at Kilkenny City …

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Barry McNamee Re-signs For Derry City

Derry City are expected to announce that playmaker Barry McNamee has re-signed for the club. McNamee was expected to leave the Candystripes after holding talks with representatives of both St.Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers. McNamee also travelled to Fleetwood Town for a weeks trial but that proved to be unsuccessful after he picked up an ankle injury eight minutes into …

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LOI Premier Division 2015: Top 4 Contenders For The Title

Shane McDonnell has decided to give everyone a break from all the transfer news and manager movements and take a look at four of the teams he believes will contend for the Premier Division title in 2015. Dundalk were of course the champions at the end of the 2014 season, playing the most attractive football, had the highest fitness levels and the most talented …

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Sean McCarron Switches Finn Harps For Cliftonville

Sean McCarron has made the move from Finn Harps to Irish League champions Cliftonville, according to reports.  The Donegal Daily reports that Cliftonville showed interest in the young striker during the summer but a move subsequently never occurred. McCarron now joins Cliftonville on a free, having been out of contract at the end of the season. Finn Harps had an average season …

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Dundalk To Face Everton In Pre-Season Friendly

Dundalk FC will take on Everton as part of their pre-season preparations in the New Year, manager Stephen Kenny has revealed. The fixture with the Merseyside club was secured as part of the deal that took Ben McLaughlin to Goodison Park back in August 2012, with a fixture set to be finalised for either late January or early February in …

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Paul O’Conor Signs For Limerick From Sligo

Limerick have announced the addition of Paul O’Conor to their ranks ahead of the 2015 season. Limerick finished in sixth place last season, just two points off Sligo Rovers in fifth. However, the gap from fifth to fourth was a massive 19 points where Shamrock Rovers finished. The addition of the 27-year-old midfielder should aid Limerick’s chances of finishing higher up …

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Kevin Doherty Takes Over As Manager At Shelbourne

Former Liverpool and Shelbourne player Kevin Doherty has today been announced as successor to Johnny McDonnell who recently took up the first-team manager role at Drogheda United. Shels’ assistant manager last season Doherty takes over as first team boss following a solid season in the First Division in which Shels finished ahead of Galway but couldn’t make their way past Tommy Dunne’s men in …

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Nominees For SSE Airtricity/SWAI Awards Announced

The nominees for the 2014 SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland (SWAI) flagship awards, Personality of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year, have been announced. The prestigious awards will be presented at the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Annual Banquet in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel on Friday, January 9th 2015. In the Personality of the Year shortlist, the six nominees are split evenly …

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Jake Kelly Signs For Dundalk

Dundalk have confirmed the signing of Jake Kelly from Bray Wanderers.  Kelly started his playing career with Bray in 2008, staying at the club until 2011. In 2012 the 24-year-old signed with St Patrick’s Athletic but moved back to the Seagulls at the beginning of last season. Kelly helped Bray just avoid relegation as they finished one point ahead of …

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Pundit Arena Fans’ Awards: The Results Are In

The time has finally come to announce our Pundit Arena Fans’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year winners.  You, the fans, were empowered to vote for who you thought was deserving of the honour of the league’s best player and young player. It was a very tight vote with just a couple of percent separating our …

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LOI News: 2015 Suspensions List Revealed

The list of suspensions which will carry over to 2015 from this season has been announced on the SSE Airtricity League’s official website.  Shamrock Rovers are to be the side affected most from the recent list, with five players, including the recent signings of Keith Fahey and Gavin Brennan all being sidelined for the opening game of the season. The Hoops’ latest …

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Cork City Re-Sign John O’Flynn

John O’Flynn has been announced as the latest re-signing at Cork City following his return to the club from Exeter City last season.  O’Flynn returned to his native county in July of last year having been away from the club for six years. O’Flynn was with City from 2002 to 2008 where he won the Premier Division in 2005 and …

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Johnny McDonnell Named New Drogheda United Manager

Drogheda United have confirmed Johnny McDonnell as the club’s new manager. The former Shelbourne manager will be joined by former Irish international Mark Kinsella who will serve as his assistant. The former Ireland player left his role as assistant manager at Colchester United last September. McDonnell has left Shels on good terms, having taken them to the First Division playoffs …

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10 Years Of John Delaney: How Has The LOI Changed?

For the last ten years John Delaney has taken the reins as the Chief Executive of the Football Association of Ireland. It’s been a tenure in which the national side has at times prospered and punched above its weight. For an island with a population of just over 4.5 million people, albeit with the ‘granny’ rule coming into play, Ireland …

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John Delaney: A LOI Fan’s Perspective

Resident League of Ireland writer Rob Lyons gives his take on the current furore that has engulfed John Delaney.   Where does one start with John Delaney? The obvious place for a League of Ireland fan is at the FAI Chief Executive’s hefty salary of €360,000. The questionable justification by the FAI of John Delaney’s exorbitant wage is a real sticking point …

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Ruaidhri Higgins Pens New Dundalk Deal

Dundalk have announced the re-signing of Ruaidhri Higgins who commits his immediate future to the Premier Division champions.  Higgins was vital cog in midfield for the Lilywhites last term, making 40 appearances in total for the Oriel Park side. Higgins, 30 becomes another key player to have re-signed for the Lilywhites; following in the footsteps of major players from this Dundalk side …

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Joshua Daniels Re-Signs For Derry City

Derry City have today re-signed 18-year-old midfielder Joshua Daniels. Daniels, who is a current Northern Ireland u19 player has committed his future to his hometown club for next year; announcing the news via Twitter. Happy to sign a new contract with @derrycityfc ⚽ — Joshua Daniels (@JoshuaTracey17) November 27, 2014 Daniels has been part of the City first team squad now …

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