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Waterford FC Players & Staff Temporarily Laid Off Via Email

Waterford FC have become the latest League of Ireland team to temporarily lay off its players amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The club released a statement on their website on Monday as they follow in the footsteps of fellow Premier Division clubs Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic in the temporary layoffs. Waterford manager Alan Reynolds, however, explained that he was …

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FAI Consider Streaming League Of Ireland Games Behind Paywall

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The FAI are pondering the idea of streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall, according to interim deputy chief executive Niall Quinn. The League of Ireland has been at a standstill since mid-March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, the Irish government ruled that any gathering of a crowd of 5,000 or more people would not …

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St. Patrick’s Athletic – More Than Just A Football Club

Walking through Inchicore en route to Richmond Park, the vast amount of gardai patrolling the Emmet Road area is striking. For a first-time visitor popping his League of Ireland cherry, this feels strange. Fears are compounded when a cop’s directions lead down a little sideroad that feels like a cross between an alley-way and somebody’s back garden because that’s exactly …

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Bohemians To Honour Contracts Of All Staff & Players In Full

Bohemians have released a statement outlining that they will be honouring the contracts of all their players and staff in full amid the coronavirus crisis. The League of Ireland has been suspended until at least June 19th with some clubs including Cork City and Sligo Rovers forced to temporarily lay off their staff. Bohemians explained that they would make a …

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Ireland Internationals Donate Generous Sum To Clubs In Need

A group of Republic of Ireland internationals have come together to help Irish clubs who are struggling financially due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  James McClean, Kevin Long and Enda Stevens, who are clients of Integrity Sports, are among those to have jointly donated €25,000 to an emergency fund to help League of Ireland players whose employment has been …

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Sligo Rovers Forced To Temporarily Layoff All Staff & Players

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Sligo Rovers have been forced to temporarily layoff all staff due to the League of Ireland being shut down as the country tackles the spread of COVID-19.  Sligo said the decision was an “extremely difficult” one and it was made because the club has little or no income due to the league being suspended. As it stands, it looks like …

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“The Majority Of Clubs Would Be In Trouble After A Couple of Weeks”

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“Financially, it’ll be a huge pressure on the clubs and then obviously there’ll be pressure on fixtures down the road.” League of Ireland clubs could face a massive financial strain and an uncertain future should the Coronavirus [Covid-19] shutdown last beyond the next couple of weeks. The FAI have announced that all football activity that comes under their jurisdiction will …

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Graham Burke On Return To Shamrock Rovers & Ireland Prospects

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As far as first home games of the season go, they don’t come much more impressive than Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke’s five-goal haul against Cork City at Tallaght Stadium. The 26-year-old was on fire as he found the net for fun against the Leesiders helping Rovers to an emphatic 6-0 win for their second victory of the season. What’s …

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Players Treated For Hypothermia & Frostbite Following First Division Clash

Galway United and Shamrock Rovers players were reportedly treated for hypothermia following their 1-1 draw at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday afternoon. According to a report in The Irish Daily Star, players from both teams required medical attention for hypothermia after the game was played in horrendous conditions in the midst of Storm Jorge over the weekend. Rovers player Cole Omorehiomnan …

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Five New Signings To Watch Ahead Of New League Of Ireland Season

With the new League of Ireland season kicking off on Friday evening, we take a look at five signings who could have a huge impact at their new clubs this campaign. _____ 1) Darragh Leahy (Dundalk) No stranger to the league, Dundalk’s signing of Irish U21 fullback Darragh Leahy from Bohemians was considered a major coup in the off-season. Despite …

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Dublin Derby Opener Pick Of The Ties As LOI Fixtures Released

A Dublin derby between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers will kick-off this season’s SSE Airtricity Premier Division campaign on February 14th 2020. The full season schedule was released on Friday afternoon with Bohs vs Rovers at Dalymount Park a mouthwatering way to kick-off proceedings in 2020. Champions Dundalk begin the defence of their title against Derry City at Oriel Park, while …

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