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Cork City Fans Boycott ‘Joe Delaney Stand’ At Turners Cross

Drama in the Leagues of Ireland this evening as Cork City fans boycott the Shed End at Turners Cross over the ongoing fallout involving John Delaney and the FAI. The stand is officially known as the ‘Joe Delaney Stand’ who was the father of the much-maligned former FAI chief executive. Delaney’s father was a long-time member of the Munster Football …

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Greenlight: Sean Murray: Watford’s Former Wonderkid Refinding His Feet At Dundalk

During the off-season, League of Ireland champions Dundalk sprung a surprise when they announced the signing of former Watford midfielder and ex-Irish U21 international Sean Murray. A name familiar to many thanks to his promising start in the game with the Hornets seven years ago, Murray found himself struggling for game time at Danish club Vejle Boldklub, when the call …

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Greenlight: Daire O’Connor On Catching Mick’s Eye & Being “The Irish Messi”

There’s a certain level of expectation that comes with being dubbed “The Irish Messi.”  Cork City midfielder Daire O’Connor is all too aware of his new moniker; he’s heard it from every second person ever since Pat Dolan likened him to the mercurial Argentine before the President’s Cup game against Dundalk. “Every second person I’ve met has brought that up!,” …

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What We Learned From LOI As Stalemates Dominate & Drennan Delivers

A relatively quick turnaround from Monday night, Friday saw another full fixture of League of Ireland action with five games in the Airtricity League. Unquestionably the least exciting gameweek of the four that have occurred so far, last night saw three scoreless draws with Sligo Rovers the only side in the division to pick up three points. With that in mind …

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What We Learned From The First Weekend Of League Of Ireland Action

The Airtricity Premier Division returned with a bang last night, with all ten teams in action across five Friday night games. There was late drama, impressive newcomers and struggling champions as fans around the country breathed a collective sigh of relief knowing that football was finally back. After the first week of fixtures Pundit Arena takes a look at what …

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Barry McNamee On “Great Buzz” Ahead Of Derry City’s New Season

It’s a case of back where it all began for returning Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee, following a season away from the Brandywell. After a number of standout campaigns in midfield for the Candystripes, McNamee made the move down South in November 2017, joining double-winners Cork City. McNamee impressed at the Leesiders, featuring 33 times and scoring four goals as …

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Five Players To Watch Ahead Of The New League Of Ireland Season

After what felt like an endless offseason, the Airtricity League Premier Division finally returns on Friday night with a host of eye-catching fixtures to kick-off the new campaign. There are narratives aplenty to delve into, with a host of players, some new to the division and some much for familiar to it, keen to impress. As the season kicks into …

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Back To Business: The Major Talking Points Ahead Of New LOI Season

After what felt like an endless offseason, the Airtricity League Premier Division finally returns on Friday night with a host of eye-catching fixtures to kick-off the new campaign. Last season’s champions Dundalk will be looking to prove they can retain their crown in Stephen Kenny’s absence while a host of clubs look as though they may be geared up for …

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Dundalk’s Michael Duffy On Season Ambitions & Life After Stephen Kenny

With the start of the Airtricity League season just over a week away, one of the biggest storylines ahead of the new campaign surrounds the defending champions Dundalk. Over the break, the Lilywhites lost their talismanic manager Stephen Kenny, who had masterminded four league titles in the last five seasons, including two doubles as well as an unprecedented European run, to …

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Jim McGuinness Is Reportedly Set To Take Over At Galway United

The former Donegal manager recently completed his Uefa A Licence. A report in The Irish Sun this morning has linked Jim McGuinness with the vacant role at Galway United following the departure of Shane Keegan. The 45-year-old left his role with Chinese club Beijing Sinobo Guoan citing, “personal, family reasons”. McGuinness indicated at the time that he would like to return to Europe to take …

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