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Premier Division Preview: Pat’s Host Rovers In Dublin Derby

We’ve reached the first 1/3 of the season, and like death and taxes, the one thing you can count is that Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk have continued their relentless form. They remain one of just two sides unbeaten thus far, the other being Shamrock Rovers. The Lilywhites have scored the most goals (28) and conceded just five, making them the most …

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Drogs Look For First Win In 9 Against Fellow Strugglers Bray

On Friday night, Johnny McDonnell’s Drogheda United, who haven’t won a game since the second week of March, host Bray Wanderers, a side which has conceded 16 goals in their last three games. Johnny McDonnell’s side come into this game looking to put back-to-back defeats to Longford Town and Shamrock Rovers behind them. The Boynesiders haven’t won a game since they …

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Bray Caretaker Manager Tarnogrodzki Steps Away

After just over a month at the helm, Bray Wanderers’ caretaker manager Maciej Tarnogrodzki has stepped away from his post.  After taking over from Alan Mathews, Tarnogrodzki looked to be lifting Bray out of the mire they were in back at the beginning of April but recent results have sent the Seagulls backwards yet again. A statement released this afternoon by …

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The Setanta Sports Cup: Is It Worth It Anymore?

With the news that the draw for the quarter-finals of the Setanta Sports Cup – which was due to take place today – has been postponed question marks surround the positives of staging the tournament at all. According to the BBC, the reasoning behind the postponement is said to surround fixture scheduling problems. Linfield have pulled out of the competition …

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FAI Cup 2nd Round Draw: St. Pat’s To Host Shamrock Rovers

The draw for the second round of the 2015 Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup was made today at Aviva Stadium.  The draw, which included all 20 SSE Airtricity League sides, has thrown up some great games, even at this early stage of the competition. The tie of the round pits the Premier Division’s second-placed side Shamrock Rovers against last year’s FAI …

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LOI Premier Division: 11 Games In – The Verdict So Far

Having reached the end of the first round of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity League, Tom O’Connor takes a look at how the teams in the Premier Division have fared so far. _____ Limerick Martin Russell’s troops were always going to be up against it, given the off-field issues surrounding the club, and despite losing fewer games than three of …

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Neal Horgan Column: Protecting The Past Must Be Part Of The LOI’s Future

Former Cork City stalwart Neal Horgan speaks with ex-Ireland international John Herrick about the rich history the League of Ireland has and how this legacy must have a role to play in shaping Irish domestic football’s future. The League of Ireland receives its fair share of criticism. Many commentators, including myself, have been focusing on the need for radical change within the …

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Ex-Derry City Striker Farren Needs Help In Cancer Battle

The family of Derry City legend Mark Farren are appealing for help in raising the €30,000 needed in order to send Mark to an elite cancer treatment centre in Germany.  The Donegal native, who appeared over 200 times for Derry, has had a long battle with cancer over the last number of years. A month ago Mark underwent his third surgery, which removed …

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Premier Division Preview: Sligo & Limerick Scrap At The Bottom

There’s no getting away from the Premier Division action this weekend with games taking place on Friday, Saturday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend, including a televised double header on Monday. The final night’s action includes Dundalk’s return to Oriel Park to face Bray Wanderers, whilst Bohemians will play Cork City at Dalymount in the second televised game. The …

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Shelbourne Return Home To Face UCD

Shelbourne return to Tolka Park after two consecutive weeks on the road in the league. They will be hosting their south Dublin rivals UCD, who currently sit in fourth, one place and three points ahead of their hosts. The home side have failed to win a match since the fixture away to Cabinteely over a month ago. In their last five …

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Cabinteely Host Unbeaten League Leaders Finn Harps

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Ollie Horgan’s league leaders Finn Harps travel to Stradbrook to face Eddie Gormley’s Cabinteely as the Donegal outfit look to continue their unbeaten start to the season. The hosts, Cabinteely, have lost three of their last four games, the latest being a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Wexford Youths just last week, meaning Gormley’s side are now down to …

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Dunleavy’s Injury Will Have A Major Effect On Cork City

The news that John Dunleavy is to miss out on at least four months of action has come at a terrible time for the Leesiders but it could have far reaching consequences on a push for silverware this year. Since coming  to Cork City the Donegal man immediately had the traits of a future captain. Settling into his role as …

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The Jack Grealish Conundrum

It’s the debate that no matter how hard you try, it simply will not go away. Should Jack Grealish play for the Republic of Ireland or England? Grealish is an English-born youngster, who has played all his underage football for Ireland. The Aston Villa teenager was struggling to break into the first team team and therefore looked set to confirm his attention to …

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Sligo Boss Heary Remains Defiant: ‘We Will Get More Wins’

Sligo Rovers boss Owen Heary has remained buoyant, despite his side’s fifth loss in just ten games against St. Pat’s at the weekend.  If the Bit O’ Red fail to win this weekend at home to Limerick then they will have finished the first third of their campaign with just one victory, an unprecedented return from a side which were …

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Dundalk Boss Stephen Kenny Signs Contract Extension

The 2014 champions have tied down Stephen Kenny to a one-year contract extension, which now sees him remain at the club until the end of the 2016 season.  After bringing Premier Division success to the club and starting the season in an imperious manner, it’s been confirmed that Kenny will stay on with the Lilywhites. “We made an agreement at …

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Moments That Shook The LOI: When Limerick Stunned Real Madrid

In this latest instalment of ‘Moments That Shook the League of Ireland,’ Pundit Arena looks back at a time when Limerick reigned supreme in Europe… well for 20 minutes at least. Limerick United, as they were known at the time, fought off the challenge of Dundalk and Athlone Town to win their second and last league championship under the stewardship …

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St. Pat’s Look To Extend Unbeaten Run Against Drogheda

Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic host Drogheda United on Monday night as they look to go six games unbeaten in the league, while the visitors are looking for their first win since March 13th against Sligo Rovers. Pat’s are currently sitting in fifth place in the league, with three wins and two draws from their last five games. The latest …

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Premier Division Preview: Heary Faces Bohs For First Time

Here we preview all the Premier Division fixtures taking place around the country tonight.  Another set of midweek games beckons with the league table making for an altogether different picture following some unexpected results on Friday night. A fiery game in Tallaght Stadium defines the weekend’s action, with Dundalk having coughed up a two-goal lead away to one of their title rivals …

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