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Shamrock Rovers Destroy Desperate Derry City

Shamrock Rovers easily saw off a poor Derry City side, thanks to Mikey Drennan’s opener and goals in the second half from Gary McCabe, Kieran Marty Waters as well as a controversial strike from Brandon Miele. Ryan Curran notched a late consolation, which also saw the dismissal of Ryan McBride and Drennan, late on. _____ Analysis Rovers flew out of the …

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It’s Not Over Yet: Bohs Hit The Jackpot In Oriel Park

Keith Long and his players deserve a huge amount of credit for their display at Oriel Park on Friday night. A fortnight ago Peter Hutton and the Derry City squad returned to the Brandywell having played excellently and were unfortunate not to take something away from their trip to the Carrick Road venue. The Candystripes lined up in a manner …

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Dundalk Target Ex-Sligo Striker Pádraig Amond

It is understood that Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is keen on bringing former Sligo Rovers forward Pádraig Amond to Oriel Park. Amond, who was most recently with Morecambe, is also rumoured to be attracting interest from Linfield as well as a number of English clubs. While Dundalk have scored more times than any other team in the Premier Division this …

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RTÉ To Televise Dublin Derby Between Bohs And Rovers

The Dublin derby between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers on Friday, June 12 will be televised live on RTÉ2. Kick-off at Dalymount Park will now be at 7:35pm with the programme starting at 7:30pm. This meeting between the sides will be the second Dublin derby of this season so far with the first meeting, back in March, ending in a scoreless draw at …

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Drogheda United Host 1st Division Side Cabinteely In FAI Cup Clash

Drogheda United host Eddie Gormley’s Cabinteely at United Park on Friday evening in the second round of the FAI Cup. Gerard Grimes previews the action.  The home side have won two of their last four games against Bray Wanderers and Galway United with both of those victories coming at United Park and Johnny McDonnell will be hoping his side can …

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Over A Century Of Rich History: Dalymount Park’s Most Iconic Games

From Ireland beating Germany 5-2 to presidential protestations, Dalymount Park has been at the epicentre of Irish footballing history for over a century. Here Donal Fallon looks back at some of the most iconic games this old stadium has hosted. Despite my heart belonging on Dublin’s Emmet Road with Saint Patrick’s Athletic, my house is across the city and up a hill in Cabra. Walking towards the city centre, I …

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3 League Of Ireland Stars Included In Ireland U-21 Side

Noel King has announced his squad for Ireland’s upcoming fixtures against England C and an English Under-21 select team next month. The LOI will be represented by St. Pat’s and Cork City players.  The first fixture will be against England C on the 1st of June at Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway with a kick-off of 3pm before Ireland take on an England …

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One-Minute Lowdown: Much-Improved Drogheda Beat Galway

A much-improved Drogheda United comfortably beat Galway United on Friday evening in a game that also saw the Boynesiders keep their first clean sheet since the opening game of the season. _____ Analysis It took nearly 20 minutes for the first real chance of this game to come about, as a Galway attack was brilliantly stopped by Byrne. Drogheda then countered …

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The One-Minute Lowdown: Rovers & City Play Out Pulsating Draw

Shamrock Rovers headed to Cork looking to claim their first three points over the Leesiders in four games. A second consecutive 0-0 draw this season was the result however, with neither side being able to pull away in a pulsating game.  _____ Analysis In a first half that flew by, it was certainly Shamrock Rovers who would’ve been happier with their …

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Struggling Drogheda Host In-Form Tribesmen

President Michael D. Higgins will be in attendance at United Park on Friday as Johnny McDonnell’s Drogheda United side, who have kept just one clean sheet this season, host an in-form Galway United side that are looking for their fourth straight win in all competitions. The Boynesiders picked up a much-needed three points at home to Bray Wanderers a fortnight …

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Premier Division Preview: Dundalk Set Sights On Saints

With 18 goals scored across six Premier Division games last weekend, we’ll certainly be hoping for more of the same again this time around. Although there were 13 goals scored in just two games last Friday night, one of the most outstanding results would have to be Trevor Croly’s lowly Bray side picking up a valuable, and largely unexpected three …

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How Being Brave Almost Paid Off For Derry vs Dundalk

Have Derry discovered the secret to stopping Dundalk this season following Friday night’s display at Oriel? Derry City arrived at the home of the champions as a mid-ranking team shorn of several regulars, including their first choice goalkeeper, and the expectancy among the home fans was high – especially since the last time the Lilywhites played at the Carrick Road …

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A Depleted Drogheda United Side Travel To Sligo

Johnny McDonnell’s depleted Drogheda United side travel to the Showgrounds on Saturday evening to take on fellow strugglers Sligo Rovers. Owen Heary’s Sligo side came close to grabbing their fifth away point of the season in Cork last week, until a late Mark O’Sullivan winner handed the Leesiders all three points. That result means that the Bit O’ Red are …

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National U-17 League Clubs & Groups Confirmed

The FAI have today confirmed the structure of the new National Under-17 League, as well as the new domestic compensation regulations for players who turn professional or are transferred abroad. With the under-19 league already providing players with a clear pathway to professional football for those who are not afforded the opportunity to play overseas, this new league should keep any …

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Premier Division Preview: Lowly Limerick Face Confident Cork

Here we preview all of the Premier Division action this weekend, including the Munster derby between the struggling Shannonsiders and title chasers Cork City.  This weekend sees six games evenly dispersed amongst Friday and Saturday night, with leaders Dundalk and third-placed Shamrock Rovers playing separate matches on Friday whilst second-placed Cork City and fifth-placed St. Pat’s play their respective games …

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Ex-Sligo Boss Paul Cook Takes The Reigns At Portsmouth

Ex-Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook has taken over at Portsmouth following a successful stint at Chesterfield.  According to The Guardian, Pompey ‘met a release clause in Cook’s contract,’ which meant he could leave the Spireites. The 48-year-old has been tasked with turning around the fortunes of a club which has fallen from the dizzying heights of the Premier League just five years …

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The One-Minute Lowdown: Cork City Leave It Late To Beat Sligo

In a slightly more subdued atmosphere than the one which greeted Cork City the last time they played at home, the Leesiders just about managed to cling on for victory, despite a great fightback by the men from the north west.  _____ Analysis Despite Karl Sheppard putting Cork City ahead inside 30 seconds from a Dan Murray through ball, the first …

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