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Cork City Discover Their Five Potential Champions League Opponents

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Showgrounds 9/6/2018 Sligo Rovers vs Cork City Cork City manager John Caulfield Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Evan Logan

Cork City’s list of potential Champions League first qualifying round opponents has been reduced to five. Ahead of Tuesday’s draw, UEFA have divided the list of teams into smaller groups, making it less of a free-for-all and giving John Caulfield’s double-winners more of an idea of who they might be coming up against next month. While the grouping means that …

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The FAI Cup Second Round Draw Has Been Made

Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Draw & Republic of Ireland Press Conference, Springhill Court Hotel, Co. Kilkenny 21/7/2017 A view of the FAI Senior Cup

The draw for the FAI Cup second round has taken place during RTE’s Soccer Republic on Monday evening. With eight Premier Divison teams, four First Divison teams and four non-league sides remaining it was finely poised to produce some intriguing ties and it did not disappoint in that regard. Shocks were in short supply in the last round despite the four …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part One

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk The two teams line up ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the League of Ireland due to kick off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead. With a busy transfer window and some impressive overseass signings, a number of teams will be hoping to stop Dundalk’s attempts at claiming a fourth successive league title. Shamrock Rovers and Cork City look …

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Wexford Hurling Star Lee Chin Signs For League Of Ireland Club

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Cork vs Wexford Lee Chin of Wexford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Hurling star Lee Chin has signed for League of Ireland club Wexford Youths. DONE DEAL! Big welcome to @leechin8 to the Wexford Youths! #ChinUp pic.twitter.com/qpXAGlzJkG — Wexford Youths FC (@WexfordYouthsFC) September 20, 2016 The 23 year-old will line out with the side until the end of the season. Wexford Youths are currently second from bottom in the Premier Division, and …

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More is Less: Why Calls For A 16 Team League Of Ireland Need To Stop

League of Ireland fans love to debate format changes and potential improvements that could be made to senior football in this country. Their thirst for change is matched perhaps only by Gaelic Football followers. One of the more persistent suggestions by fans and even some clubs like Athlone Town is for the Premier Division to be expanded to include all …

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Bohemians Manager On Akinade: ‘He Needs To Have Ice In His Veins’

Bohemians manager Keith Long.

Bohemians manager Keith Long has said that the upcoming League of Ireland season will be a big year for 21-year-old forward Ismahil Akinade, following the Nigerian striker’s ten goals in 18 appearances for the Phibsborough club last season. Speaking after his side’s 3-3 draw with Cabinteely during a friendly in Ballybrack this week, Long was adamant that the young striker is …

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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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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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League of Ireland Match Officials Appointed for Gameweek 1 (2015)

The 2015 SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions kick-off on Friday with six games being played and the remaining four taking place on Saturday. Newcomers Cabinteely, who will be playing in the First Division, begin with a home game against Wexford Youths on Friday evening at Stradbrook. A total of 10 games will be played between Friday and Saturday …

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