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The Mixer: Danny Morrissey On His New Adventure At Harps & LOI Clubs In Europe

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Richmond Park, Dublin 13/3/2017 St. Patrick's Athletic vs Finn Harps St. Patrick's Athletic's Patrick Cregg with Danny Morrissey of Finn Harps Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

This week on Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast The Mixer, we speak with Finn Harps’ Danny Morrissey on his new adventure in Donegal, look ahead to the LOI’s European adventure, which begins next week, and, as usual, review all of last week’s action and look ahead to this weekend’s match-ups in the Premier Division.  We kick-off the show by discussing Dundalk’s …

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Video: Patrick McEleney Scored A Stunning Individual Goal For Dundalk In Louth Derby

Dundalk produced a fantastic team performance on Friday night to batter their local rivals Drogheda United 6-0, with one strike from Patrick McEleney in particular making it a special night for the Lilywhites.  Despite the Louth club having a disappointing season so far, when compared to the heights they’ve reached throughout the last three years, the Derry native has popped up …

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Video: Johnny McDonnell Hits The Nail On The Head During Sean Maguire Debate

Trepidation still surrounds including any player from the League of Ireland in Ireland’s senior international set-up, but over the last number of months in particular calls have grown stronger for Cork City’s Sean Maguire to be included in Martin O’Neill’s squad.  With Ireland suffering from somewhat of a post-Robbie Keane era slump in terms of talent in and around the …

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Ireland Legend Robbie Keane Training With Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers Announce Friendly Against LA Galaxy, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 22/12/2014 Robbie Keane and Stephen McPhail, who has resigned with the club, today announced a friendly between their two clubs on February 21st 2015 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Robbie Keane has trained with Shamrock Rovers this week as he continues his preparations for a potential move to a new club, according to the Irish Independent.  Keane retired from international football following last summer’s European Championships but has indicated a willingness to prolong his playing career. Ireland’s record goalscorer will hope to add to the long list of clubs he …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part One

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk The two teams line up ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the League of Ireland due to kick off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead. With a busy transfer window and some impressive overseass signings, a number of teams will be hoping to stop Dundalk’s attempts at claiming a fourth successive league title. Shamrock Rovers and Cork City look …

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Dundalk Sign Former Chelsea Midfielder Conor Clifford

Republic of Ireland Squad Training 10/10/2012 Conor Clifford and Aiden McGeady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk have announced the signing of former Chelsea player Conor Clifford. The 25-year-old has joined the League of Ireland champions following a spell at non-league Boreham Wood. Clifford captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup success in 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Frank Lampard in the past. The Dublin native previously played for Leicester City and Southend while he …

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Drogheda vs Cabinteely: Both Sides Look To Return To Winning Ways

Pete Mahon - Drogheda United manager.

Drogheda United host Cabinteely at United Park on Friday evening as both sides look to return to winning ways, with their last victories coming in their opening league games against Waterford United and Athlone Town respectively. Drogheda were unbeaten going into their encounter with Shelbourne last week but the Boynesiders fell to their first league defeat in Tolka Park. Pete …

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Exclusive: Ex-Drogheda Man Graham Gartland Discusses Life As A Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Kyle Lafferty of Rangers tackles Graham Gartland of St Johnstone during the Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final between Rangers and St Johnstone at Hampden Park on February 3, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Hampered by injury that would bring his career to a premature end, Graham Gartland gave everything as a player with Longford Town, Drogheda United and St. Johnstone; amongst others. That same enthusiasm drives him as a coach, now heavily involved in the underage set-up at Shamrock Rovers. Here, he talks to Brian Strahan about the transition from player to coach, …

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60 Second Interview With Cobh Ramblers Manager Stephen Henderson

In an exclusive interview, Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson speaks to Brian Strahan about the season ahead. Brian Strahan: How has your pre-season gone? Stephen Henderson: Pre-season went very well. We did not play as many games as we would have liked due to the weather, but due to the fantastic attitude and flexibility of the players we got a …

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Forrester’s Call-Up Shows League Of Ireland Is Still Viable Pathway

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Forrester of Peterborough United during the Emirates FA Cup match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

There are many pathways into the Irish senior football team but not all of them are rewarding to late bloomers like Peterborough’s Chris Forrester. An attacking threat for St. Patrick’s Athletic last year and a holding midfielder for Graham Westley’s Peterborough this season, Forrester is the latest former League of Ireland player to be drafted into Martin O’Neill’s Irish squad …

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Exclusive: Jason McGuinness – ‘I’m As Fit As I’ve Ever Been’

Jason McGuinness, the authoritative and experienced St. Patrick’s Athletic defender, grew up with football an inherent presence in his life. Positive and appreciative, here he speaks to Brian Strahan and looks back on the solid base he received in life and football and how he wishes to develop that learnedness when his playing days end.   Affable and assured, McGuinness …

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Drogheda United Begin Life In The First Division Against Waterford

Pete Mahon - Drogheda United manager.

Pete Mahon’s new-look Drogheda United begin life in the First Division as they host Roddy Collins’ Waterford United on Friday evening. A 5-3 defeat in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers in October, on the last day of the 2015 season, relegated the Boynesiders to the First Division. Remarkably, the only time Drogheda were bottom of the Premier Division table last season was …

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60-Second Interview With Sligo Rovers’ Gavin Peers

Having just re-signed for Sligo Rovers for the eleventh consecutive season, Gavin Peers speaks to Brian Strahan ahead of the new campaign. Brian Strahan: Sligo had a tough season last year. But with a new season, a new manager in Dave Robertson and some promising new signings, presumably it’s a positive vibe at present? Gavin Peers: Yes everyone is looking forward …

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Exclusive: Shelbourne Boss Relishing Another Season With The Club He Loves

Shelbourne may not be a Premier Division side, but that didn’t hinder considerable interest in the vacant manager’s position at Tolka Park in late 2014. As November drew to a close, Johnny McDonnell resigned his position to take the reigns at Drogheda United. Assistant manager Kevin Doherty wasn’t the obvious choice. Speaking to Pundit Arena, Doherty said: “I’ve been at …

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