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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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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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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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Cobh Ramblers Re-Sign Four Players

Cobh Ramblers have confirmed the re-signing of Keith O’Flynn, Robert Lynch, David Browne and Ron Stanton ahead of their 2015 campaign. Ramblers had a poor season in 2014, finishing bottom of the First Division with second last-placed Waterford finishing eleven points ahead of them. It will be in an uphill battle for Ramblers to improve on this next year but their 2014 season …

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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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Local Lad Shane Grimes Returns To Oriel Park

Dundalk FC have confirmed the signing of local player Shane Grimes. Grimes started his career at Oriel Park back in 2005 under Jim Gannon and remained at the club until the 2008 season where chances were limited, however he was part of the side which gained promotion against Kidare under John Gill. A move to Monaghan United followed in 2009 …

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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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Dundalk Sign Paddy Barrett From Galway

Paddy Barrett has been announced as the latest addition to Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk side ahead of next season. Barrett joins from Galway, having moved there from Waterford United halfway through last season. The 21-year-old defender helped Tommy Dunne’s side to promotion into the Premier Division and will be another young player for Stephen Kenny to call upon. @DundalkFC can confirm …

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Shamrock Rovers Make Two New Signings

Shamrock Rovers have made two new signings today as well as re-signing two more members of the current squad.  Pat Fenlon has added the services of midfielder Gavin Brennan from Drogheda United who becomes the second major loss to the Drogs following Gavan Holohan’s move to Leeside recently. Brennan, 26 has played with Drogheda United since 2010 and will join …

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Mark Rossiter Confirms Dundalk Departure

Dundalk right-back Mark Rossiter has confirmed his departure from Dundalk FC. The 31-year-old joined the Lilywhites from St Patrick’s Athletic two seasons ago and was a popular figure at the club during his spell there but unfortunately injury finished his first team status. He featured 28 times under Stephen Kenny in his debut season in 2013 at the club but …

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