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Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats

Waterford FC have been denied a UEFA licence meaning that they will not be able to play European football next year with their Europa League spot set to go to St Patrick’s Athletic instead. Alan Reynolds’ side finished fifth in the Airtricity League last season but will not play in Europe after UEFA’s failure to grant the club a licence. Waterford had required …

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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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St Pats Release Statement Endorsing Stephen Kenny For Ireland Job

St Patrick’s Athletic FC have released a public statement endorsing Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny in his bid to take the reins over the Irish national team. It does seem to be something of a two-horse race as speculation over the identity of the next Ireland manager continues to dominate the headlines. Managerial duo Martin O’Neil and Roy Keane stepped down …

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The League Of Ireland’s Greatest Graduates: Paul McGrath

In part one of a series celebrating Irish football’s most successful League of Ireland graduates, we take an in-depth look at the role the LOI had to play in the early years of Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath’s career. From George Best and Bobby Charlton to John Giles, from Dixie Dean and Jimmy Johnson to Damien Duff, many of …

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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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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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Out Of Form St. Pat’s Host Relegation-Threatened Drogheda

St. Patrick’s Athletic host Mark Kinsella’s Drogheda United in a game of huge importance for both sides on Friday night, as Liam Buckley’s men, who have a game in hand over Bohemians, could all but secure European football for next season, depending on Bohemians’ result vs Sligo. Meanwhile, the Boynesiders will be looking to put themselves a step closer to …

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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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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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St. Pat’s Look To Extend Unbeaten Run Against Drogheda

Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic host Drogheda United on Monday night as they look to go six games unbeaten in the league, while the visitors are looking for their first win since March 13th against Sligo Rovers. Pat’s are currently sitting in fifth place in the league, with three wins and two draws from their last five games. The latest …

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Some LoI Clubs Are About To Earn A Lot More From Uefa

New changes to the prize pots for the Europa League and Champions League mean money, money, money for League of Ireland clubs in Europe.  In a move to bridge the gap in prize pots between the Champions League and Europa League, all League of Ireland clubs in Europe are set for some substantial gains. The new rules will see the …

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An Ode To League Of Ireland – Pundit Arena’s Preview Poem

Excitement has reached fever pitch here in Pundit Arena HQ with the fact that the new League of Ireland season is nearly upon us, so much so that we’ve gone all soft and decided to create a poem previewing this year’s campaign. Sit back and bask in our cringeful rhyme-fest. An Ode To The 2015 League Of Ireland Season We’re just …

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