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The European Task For Irish Clubs

The draws for the first and second qualifying rounds of both the 2015/16 Champions League and Europa League competitions took place in Nyon, Switzerland earlier on Monday. There was a large Irish interest in the draw, with a total of five Airtricity League clubs involved in the draws – a record for the league. Reigning champions and current league leaders …

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Dave Meier Column: Everyone Has An Angle On Refereeing Decisions

Former FIFA assistant referee Dave Meier conveys his views on two contentious issues which occurred in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division recently.  Over the years, it has amused me as to how football matters get dealt with in the media. I know reporters have their jobs to do, but sometimes it can become farcical, and the need for a story …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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One-Minute Lowdown: Blanchard On The Double For Rovers

A brace from Maxine Blanchard and Gavin Brennan’s first ever goal for Shamrock Rovers handed the Hoops a thrilling 3-2 win over a plucky Longford Town side, who might feel slightly hard done by as Gary Shaw had strong claims for a penalty waved away by referee Derek Tomney in the second half. _____ Analysis Rovers hit the front early …

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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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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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Match Report: Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Drogheda United

Mikey Drennan was yet again the hero for Shamrock Rovers as they scraped past a dogged Drogheda outfit at Tallaght Stadium. Drennan scored his 7th league goal of the season converting a cross from exciting youngster Brandon Miele. Like most home games this season Rovers had the majority of possession but this time failed to convert chances and test goalkeeper …

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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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Poor Performing Drogs Travel To Unbeaten Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers host Louth club Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium tonight, which will conclude both side’s first round of league fixtures. Both Rovers and Drogs are coming off the back of very disappointing results, as the Hoops could only muster a last minute equaliser against bottom club Limerick at Jackman Park, while Drogheda were slaughtered at home by newly-promoted Longford Town 0-3. Drogheda …

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Young Talent Points To A Bright Future For The LOI

With all the talk of Irish internationals returning to grace the League of Ireland and the departure of exciting players such as Ryan Manning, Brian Lenihan, Patrick Hoban, Michael Duffy and Rory Gaffney amongst others, Tom O’Connor discusses the future prospects of some of the next crop of young LOI superstars. In goal, Bray’s Stephen Mc Guinness (20) has been a …

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Throwback Thursday: Pat Sullivan’s Strike vs Partizan

With the confirmation today that all four Premier Division sides competing in Europe this season have been awarded their UEFA licences, it got us thinking back to European performances of the past, and in particular Pat Sullivan’s superb strike against Partizan Belgrade.  After equalising through Sullivan’s now-iconic hit, Rovers were given a lifeline. His goal was to be crucial in …

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