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In-Form Bray Host Drogheda In Crucial Bottom Half Clash

Drogheda United travel to the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday evening to take on Mick Cooke’s Bray Wanderers, who have picked up four wins in their last five games. Bray Wanderers’ last seven league matches have all been decided by a scoreline of 1-0 with Bray winning four of those and losing three, including the narrow one-goal defeat to league-leaders Dundalk …

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Galway United Face Relegation-Threatened Derry City

EA Sports Cup finalists Galway United face-off against relegation-threatened Derry City at Eamonn Deacy Park this Friday evening. Peter Hutton will be looking to exploit the tiredness of the Galway United players, having been brought to extra time by Dundalk on Monday evening in the EA Sports Cup semi-final. The Derry manager was in attendance at the match on Monday and …

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Shamrock Rovers Host St. Pat’s As The Race For Europe Heats Up

St. Patrick’s Athletic make the short journey from Inchicore to take on Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night, which could prove to have massive ramifications on which side may miss out on the coveted European qualification spots. Pat’s got the better of the Hoops last Monday in the EA Sports Cup semi-finals, going through on penalties and Rovers will be …

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RTÉ & The League Of Ireland: Friends Or Foes?

At 6:10pm last Sunday, RTÉ Two screened, for the 957th time, a James Bond movie – Octopussy, rated three stars. By the time the opening credits had finished, Richie Towell already converted a penalty in a heated contest between two of the best teams in the country right now, Dundalk and Cork City. Admittedly, the match itself was probably no …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Two

In the second instalment of a new feature on Pundit Arena, Niall Newberry looks back at the time two ex-Premier League players signed for Dublin City and when a former World Cup-winning goalkeeper joined St. Patrick’s Athletic. _____ Gordon Banks to St. Patrick’s Athletic, 1977 When you think of Gordon Banks, the likelihood is the first thing that pops into your mind is that save …

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Top 50 League Of Ireland Performances In Europe: 50-41

While Irish interest in European competition has ended for another season, Pundit Arena looks back at the 50 best performances from League of Ireland clubs in Europe, starting with numbers 50 to 41. ______ 50. Juventus 1-0 SHAMROCK ROVERS, Europa League, 2010/11 One of just four defeats to feature in our top 50, we feel this result more than warrants its place, considering …

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The Seagulls Make It Four Wins From Four With Win Over Galway

Galway United never really showed up on Friday evening in Eamonn Deacy Park, and a Bray Wanderers team that pressed until the very end thoroughly deserved the three points, winning 1-0 in the end.  The first half was a mixed bag to say the least. Great opportunities were presented but neither team were able to capitalise. Galway United’s Jake Keegan was …

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Drogheda & St. Pat’s Look To Return To Winning Ways

Following their European exit, St. Patrick’s Athletic travel to Drogheda on Friday night as both sides look to get back to winning ways. Drogheda were on a four-game unbeaten run until a cruel deflection in the 89th minute from a Darren Meenan free kick gave Dundalk victory in the Louth Derby a fortnight ago. Speaking about that game to the …

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Europa League: Rovers & UCD Advance While Pat’s & Cork Bow Out

UCD join Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers while St. Patrick’s Athletic and Cork City crash out after disappointing losses to Skonto FC and KR Reykjavik, respectively.  Rovers were the first Irish side to book a place in the second round after a comprehensive 3-0 win at home over Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn, and the Hoops are now joined …

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VIDEO: The Incredible Resurrection Of Cork City FC

From having under two weeks to put together a brand new team ahead of the 2010 League of Ireland campaign to being on the brink of progressing past KR Reykjavík of Iceland tonight in a Europa League qualifier, Cork City Football Club have come an incredibly long way.  Copa90 travelled to Leeside last week as the Rebel Army played out the …

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League Of Ireland: European Football Bigger To The League Than Duff

Shamrock Rovers host Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn in the second leg of their Europa League first round qualifier at Tallaght Stadium tonight, as the Hoops have an opportunity to become the first Irish side to advance to the second round of qualification. Pat Fenlon’s side are joined in the Europa League first round by Cork City FC, St. Patrick’s Athletic and …

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Mark Quigley Completes Derry City Move

Derry City have announced their first signing of the July transfer window by bringing in former Sligo Rovers forward Mark Quigley until the end of 2015. Quigley has been without a club since departing St Patrick’s Athletic at the end of last season and is a direct replacement for Anthony Elding, who left the Brandywell by mutual consent last month. Derry have struggled for …

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League Of Ireland Preview – Who To Back In A Big LOI Weekend

It’s back to business for the League of Ireland, following an exciting Monday for those in European action with the Irish sides being handed some tough draws. But all eye’s are firmly back on the domestic prize ahead of this Friday’s action. Perhaps the break suited leaders Dundalk perfectly, as they entered June with some patchy form, to allow the …

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Kavanagh Part Of Attacking Trio Who Have Left Drogs

There may be a few new faces at Drogheda United soon as Daryl Kavanagh, Matthew Rooney and Michael Scott have all left the Louth club. Former league winner with St. Pats, Kavanagh, who had netted three times in 12 league appearances for the Boynesiders since he signed at the beginning of the season has accepted an offer to play in …

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Premier Division Preview: Bragging Rights At Stake As Bohs Host Rovers

In an unusual set of circumstances, the Premier Division action returns following a a shock loss for Dundalk, which means the title race now has a completely different complexion. Bohemians’ 1-2 victory at Oriel Park last weekend means that Cork City and Shamrock Rovers will possess a renewed sense of positivity going into the mid-season break. Below them, St. Pat’s and …

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