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What’s Happened Since Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League Breakthrough?

Shamrock Rovers’ breakthrough as the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a major European competition was supposed to herald an era of domestic domination. However, it hasn’t worked out that way, writes Macdara Ferris from Póg Mo Goal Magazine, Issue 3.  For Shamrock Rovers, 2016 marks a number of anniversaries in their recent history. This year …

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Former Manchester United Winger Chasing Shamrock Rovers Vacancy

Irish football is going through a successful period at the moment with Dundalk making a name for themselves and the League of Ireland worldwide thanks to their exploits in this season’s Champions League qualifiers. According to a report in Friday’s Daily Mirror, Shamrock Rovers could too be making international news with the reported interest of former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis …

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The Draw For The FAI Cup Third Round Has Been Made

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 8/11/2015 Dundalk vs Cork City Daryl Horgan and manager Stephen Kenny Mandatory Credit ©

The draw for the FAI Cup third round took place in Tipperary this morning. Having entered the draw in the previous round, most of the League of Ireland clubs remain in the hunt for the trophy, with a number of non-league participants thrown in for good measure. Holders Dundalk will continue their quest to retain the trophy with an away tie …

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Watch: Footballer Takes Up Rugby And Scores One Of The Best Tries You Will Ever See

Who said footballers don’t belong on the rugby field. Rugby fans can often be guilty of castigating footballers for their theatrics on the field of play. While the likes of Real Madrid’s Marcelo make it difficult for football fans to counter such an interpretation, the game itself produces some sublime moments of skill. thoughts are with @MarceloM12 who suffered this …

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EA Sports Cup Second Round Draw: Dundalk To Host St Pat’s

DUNDALK, IRELAND - JULY 22: General views of the stadium during the Champions League 2nd round qualifying game between Dundalk F.C and BATE Borisov at Oriel Park on July 22, 2015 in Dundalk, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The draw for the second round of this year’s EA Sports Cup took place at FAI Headquarters on Wednesday.  The first two rounds of the competition are again being run on a regional basis, which sees the first round consisting of four pools of six teams. In this round, the two sides who received byes in the previous round were in the …

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Exclusive: Ex-Drogheda Man Graham Gartland Discusses Life As A Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Kyle Lafferty of Rangers tackles Graham Gartland of St Johnstone during the Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final between Rangers and St Johnstone at Hampden Park on February 3, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Hampered by injury that would bring his career to a premature end, Graham Gartland gave everything as a player with Longford Town, Drogheda United and St. Johnstone; amongst others. That same enthusiasm drives him as a coach, now heavily involved in the underage set-up at Shamrock Rovers. Here, he talks to Brian Strahan about the transition from player to coach, …

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Exclusive: Jason McGuinness – ‘I’m As Fit As I’ve Ever Been’

Jason McGuinness, the authoritative and experienced St. Patrick’s Athletic defender, grew up with football an inherent presence in his life. Positive and appreciative, here he speaks to Brian Strahan and looks back on the solid base he received in life and football and how he wishes to develop that learnedness when his playing days end.   Affable and assured, McGuinness …

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EA Sports Cup First Round Draw: Bohs To Host Longford

The draw for the first round of the 2016 EA Sports Cup has been made with a total of 24 teams, including four non-league sides, taking part in the competition this year. The first two rounds of the competition will again run on a regional basis with four pools of six teams. Two sides from each pool have received byes to …

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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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St. Pat’s Midfielder James Chambers Heads Stateside

St. Pat's midfielder James Chambers

United Soccer League side Bethlehem Steel have announced the signing of James Chambers from St. Patrick’s Athletic. The former Shamrock Rovers, Drogheda and Hamilton midfielder will join the team after he receives his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa, according to the club’s website. The 28-year-old midfielder moves to America having won every trophy available in Ireland. At Shamrock Rovers he won …

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Republic Of Ireland Legend Damien Duff’s Career In Numbers

Former Republic of Ireland star Damien Duff announced his retirement from professional football on Monday evening. The legendary Irish winger released the following statement, explaining why he had taken the decision to hang up his boots having begun his professional career back in 1996: “After much deliberation, I have today decided to bring my professional football career to an end,” Duff told Shamrock Rovers’ …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Three

With the domestic transfer window well and truly underway, Pundit Arena continues its look back at some moves that sent shockwaves throughout the League of Ireland. In this, the third of a four-part series, Niall Newberry tells the story of how a German World Cup legend was ‘tricked’ into playing a match for Cork Celtic and of a superstar who arrived at Shamrock …

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Drogheda Look To Secure Play-Off Spot As They Face Shamrock Rovers

Drogheda United travel to Tallaght Stadium to take on Shamrock Rovers in the final game of the season, with the Boynesiders knowing they must match or better Limerick’s result against Sligo if they are to secure a promotion/relegation play-off spot. Pat Fenlon’s Shamrock Rovers go into the last game of the season sitting third in the league, knowing there is …

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LOI Premier Division: Louth Derby To Take Centre Stage

After a weekend of FAI Cup games, which now leaves just four teams in the competition, it’s time to turn our attentions back to League of Ireland Premier Division action.  The standout game from this round of matches has to be the Louth derby between double-chasing Dundalk and Drogheda United. The Lilywhites have avoided Cork City in the semi-finals, so there’s now every …

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Premier Division Preview: Dundalk To Continue March Towards Title

With Ireland facing Gibraltar tonight in the first of two massive games for Martin O’Neill’s men in their push for Euro 2016 qualification, all six Premier Division games have now been pushed back to Saturday night. The standout match this weekend has to be the Dublin derby between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians, who go to war for the final time this year …

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Shamrock Rovers Hammer Poor Cork City

Shamrock Rovers hammered a lacklustre Cork side as goals from man of the match Gavin Brennan, Danny North and Brandon Miele gave Rovers a comfortable victory at Tallaght Stadium, where former Irish international Damien Duff made his debut for the Hoops. Having named an unchanged side from their victory over Longford on Friday, Rovers produced their best performance of the …

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Shamrock Rovers Host St. Pat’s As The Race For Europe Heats Up

St. Patrick’s Athletic make the short journey from Inchicore to take on Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night, which could prove to have massive ramifications on which side may miss out on the coveted European qualification spots. Pat’s got the better of the Hoops last Monday in the EA Sports Cup semi-finals, going through on penalties and Rovers will be …

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