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Limerick FC Secure Signing Of Aaron Greene

Limerick FC have secured the signature of striker Aaron Greene. Greene, who is 26, has signed for the First Division side from St. Patrick’s Athletic. Limerick manager Martin Russell has heralded the arrival of the former Sligo Rovers and Bohemians front-man as a step forward for his side, who are building towards the new season and the prospect of a …

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Exclusive Interview With New Cabinteely Striker Ollie Hamzat

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Pundit Arena’s Gerard Grimes caught up with new Cabinteely forward Ollie Hamzat ahead of his first season in senior League of Ireland football to speak about his career since leaving the underage set-up at Drogheda United, pre-season so far and his expectations for the season. Following three years at underage level with Drogheda United and despite an offer from Drogheda …

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Derry City Legend Farren: A Humble Man Whose Legacy Won’t Be Soon Forgotten

Brian Strahan looks back at the career of one of the greatest League of Ireland strikers of all time, Mark Farren, following his passing on Wednesday.  The 2006 League of Ireland came right down to the final day. The quartet that had broken comfortably away from the remaining teams consisted of Shelbourne, Derry City, Drogheda United and Cork City.  Cork City’s visit to …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Three

With the domestic transfer window well and truly underway, Pundit Arena continues its look back at some moves that sent shockwaves throughout the League of Ireland. In this, the third of a four-part series, Niall Newberry tells the story of how a German World Cup legend was ‘tricked’ into playing a match for Cork Celtic and of a superstar who arrived at Shamrock …

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John Caulfield Wants Cork City To Use Aviva Atmosphere To Their Advantage

With Cork City languishing in mid-table, the memories of the glory days still an aftertaste in people’s mouths and attendances dwindling; things looked dyer for the Leesiders just a couple of seasons ago. In stepped John Caulfield, a club legend and record goalscorer. With blood and vinegar City captured the city and county’s imagination through their never-say-die attitude and constant impassioned …

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Drogheda Look To Secure Play-Off Spot As They Face Shamrock Rovers

Drogheda United travel to Tallaght Stadium to take on Shamrock Rovers in the final game of the season, with the Boynesiders knowing they must match or better Limerick’s result against Sligo if they are to secure a promotion/relegation play-off spot. Pat Fenlon’s Shamrock Rovers go into the last game of the season sitting third in the league, knowing there is …

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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 2

In part two of our interview with David Knowles (part one can be found here) of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company trying to increase the amount of Irish youth players making it as professional footballers – we discuss what type of players the business takes in and coaches, the educational and psychological side to football and how APC are also helping to coach …

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LOI Premier Division: Louth Derby To Take Centre Stage

After a weekend of FAI Cup games, which now leaves just four teams in the competition, it’s time to turn our attentions back to League of Ireland Premier Division action.  The standout game from this round of matches has to be the Louth derby between double-chasing Dundalk and Drogheda United. The Lilywhites have avoided Cork City in the semi-finals, so there’s now every …

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Dundalk Face Drogheda In Final Louth Derby Of The Season

Drogheda United make the short trip to Dundalk for the final Louth derby of the season as they look to get a shock result against the league leaders in their fight to stay in the Premier Division. Dundalk come into this game off the back of an impressive 4-0 victory against Sligo Rovers in the FAI Cup quarter-final last week. …

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Video: Cork City’s Gaynor Nets Thunderous Volley vs Derry

Cork City’s Ross Gaynor was the instigator of the Leesiders’ win over Derry City on Monday night with a sensational hit from just outside the box, which sent City through to the semi-finals. Although Cork City were on top for large periods in the first half, it was ironically just after a short spell of dominance from the Candystripes when Gaynor …

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Video: The People, Passion & Perseverance Behind Dundalk Football Club

Dundalk Football Club have released a series of videos detailing the passion and perseverance behind the Irish football cornerstone that is the Lilywhites.  In a brilliantly produced series, in association with the club’s main Sponsor, Fyffes, we learn about how some of the fans of the club came to be supporters and just how much Dundalk, as a club and as an …

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Irish International Treacy Joins Collins Jnr In Signing For Drogheda

Drogheda United have completed the signings of Keith Treacy and Roddy Collins Jnr as they look to boost their chances of staying in the Premier Division. The six-time capped Republic of Ireland international had been without a club since departing Barnsley by mutual consent in January of this year. Treacy made his senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland …

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Depleted Galway Host Drogheda United In Relegation Six-Pointer

Four defeats in their last five league games, coupled with the improvement in form of Derry, Limerick and now Sligo, who beat Drogheda 4-0 on Friday, means that both sides are now just three points above the relegation play-off spot and well and truly involved in a dogfight to stay in the Premier Division. Galway United have not won a league …

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A Proposed New Structure For The League Of Ireland Premier Division

There has been regular tinkering with the format of the League of Ireland since it was incepted. Some of these changes have been more popular than others but most are akin to re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. While those who frequent football grounds in Ireland are some of the most passionate supporters around, the majority of the population prefer …

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