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Season Preview 2017 - Dundalk

Tue, Feb 21 2017

Tom O'Connor on the champions' chances of surpassing 2016's record-breaking feats.

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Season Preview 2017 - Shamrock Rovers

Tue, Feb 21 2017

Macdara Ferris previews the Hoops' prospects for the 2017 Premier Division campaign.

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Finn Harps launch away and third kits

Mon, Feb 20 2017

Harps will once again where all-white away from home, while a yellow and blue third kit has also been made ...

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Season Preview 2017 - St Patrick's Athletic

Mon, Feb 20 2017

Aaron Gallagher looks ahead to St Patrick's Athletic's season as the look to bounce back from a disappointing 2016.

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Season Preview 2017 - Sligo Rovers

Mon, Feb 20 2017

Aaron Cawley previews the Bit o' Red's prospects for the coming season

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Fran Gavin hails 'brave decision' to go with ten-team Premier Division

Mon, Feb 20 2017

FAI Director of Competition Fran Gavin has defended the decision that will see three teams automatically relegated from the top ...

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Caulfield: If we're better than last year, it might be good enough

Fri, Feb 17 2017

Cork City FC have pushed Dundalk all of the way in the last three league campaigns.

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Liam Buckley: It will be a tougher league this year

Fri, Feb 17 2017

The capture of the EA Sports Cup by St. Patrick’s Athletic was the undoubted highlight of last season for the ...

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President's Cup Preview: Cork City - V - Dundalk

Fri, Feb 17 2017

FAI Cup holders Cork City host league champions Dundalk at Turner’s Cross on Friday night looking to win the President’s ...

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Sligo Rovers unveil black away kit

Thu, Feb 16 2017

The Bit o' Red will line up in their familiar red at home this season, but for colour clashes will ...

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Beattie eyeing League title for the Leesiders

Thu, Feb 16 2017

Steven Beattie feels that Cork City are well equipped to mount another title challenge this season and are more than ...

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President's Cup provides curtain raiser for the football season

Thu, Feb 16 2017

Even after a busy week of official engagements, the 75-year-old is often to be seen on a Friday night at ...

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Shane Keegan: 'The number one target is to stay in the Premier Division'

Thu, Feb 16 2017

Galway United manager Shane Keegan has described the sense of excitement building in the region ahead of the new Premier ...

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Derry sign striker Mikhail Kennedy on loan from Charlton

Wed, Feb 15 2017

Kennedy, who is originally from Derry, made his debut for the League One side in August 2015.

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Martin Russell: 'We fought ever so hard to get to this stage so we're going to try and maximise it'

Wed, Feb 15 2017

The former UCD boss took Limerick back to the top flight at the first time of asking in 2016.

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Bray and Sligo to enter Scotland's league cup in 2017

Wed, Feb 15 2017

The two- highest-placed clubs not competing in Europe to participate in Scotland's revamped challenge cup.

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Sligo captain Roddan aims to avoid another slow start in 2017

Wed, Feb 15 2017

The Bit o' Red went eight games without a win at the start of 2016.

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Harry Kenny: 'To go from the bottom of the table to the top in one season is a little too much to ask'

Tue, Feb 14 2017

Nevertheless, the Bray Wanderers boss is looking to kick on from last season's strong finish

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Ollie Horgan: 'There will be bigger clubs than Finn Harps in the relegation battle'

Tue, Feb 14 2017

The Finn Harps manager doesn't see the logic of reverting to two ten-team divisions.

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Stephen O'Donnell: 'Our priority is to win the league again'

Tue, Feb 14 2017

Dundalk captain targets a record-equalling four-in-a-roq

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Keane looking for next generation of Irish legends in the League of Ireland

Tue, Feb 14 2017

Roy Keane is from the generation of Irish players who became Irish legends with their performances in qualifying and playing ...

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All clubs awarded licences ahead of 2017 season

Tue, Feb 14 2017

It’s all systems go for the full complement of League of Ireland sides as all 20 clubs have secured licences ...

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Lopes loving full time football

Tue, Feb 14 2017

Roberto Lopes made the big switch from the red and black side of Dublin to the green and white side ...

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Season Preview 2017 - Bray Wanderers

Mon, Feb 13 2017

Our preview for Bray Wanderers ahead of the 2017 season.

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Friendly Report: Cobh Ramblers 1 - 3 Cork City

Sat, Feb 11 2017

Cork City prepared for next week’s Presidents Cup clash against Dundalk in style as they comprehensively defeated local rivals Cobh ...

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Caulfield happy with Cobh test

Sat, Feb 11 2017

Cork City finished off their final pre-season friendly game with a 3-1 victory over local rivals Cobh Ramblers in St. ...

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Ciaran O'Connor joins Finn Harps on loan from Dundalk

Tue, Feb 07 2017

The striker had been training with Ollie Horgan’s side for the past few weeks and scored in Harps' pre-season friendly ...

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Hoops add more Pepper Money

Sun, Feb 05 2017

Pepper have extended their sponsorship deal with Shamrock Rovers for another two seasons. The deal will see the company continue ...

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Cork City sign defender Ryan Delaney on loan from Burton Albion

Thu, Jan 26 2017

Delaney joined the English Championship side last summer from Wexford Youths, whom he helped to win the First Division title ...

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Caulfield 'delighted' as Cork City notch first win of the season

Thu, Jan 26 2017

In the aftermath of the game in a much warmer club house, manager John Caulfield told the assembled media of ...

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Ruaidhri Higgins returns to join management team at Dundalk

Wed, Jan 25 2017

Dundalk have announced that former midfielder Ruaidhri Higgins has replaced the departed Gerry Spain in the club’s management team.

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Shane Tracy: 'After a few years in the First Division you realise how good a league it is'

Wed, Jan 25 2017

After eight seasons with his hometown club Limerick, Shane Tracy can once again look forward to Premier Division football, following ...

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Limerick sign French midfielder Bastien Hery

Tue, Jan 24 2017

Limerick have added yet another player to their squad ahead of the new season with the acquisition of Bastien Hery ...

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Hoops head to Spain

Mon, Jan 23 2017

Shamrock Rovers are off on their travels again this pre-season. They are not travelling as far as last year when ...

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Dundalk to replace maligned Oriel Park pitch with new synthetic surface for season opener

Thu, Jan 19 2017

Dundalk’s announcement means that the league champions will forfeit home advantage for the 2017 President’s Cup final against FAI Cup ...

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Bohemians to host talk to mark 100th anniversary of death of club legend Harold Sloan

Thu, Jan 19 2017

Bohemians will host a talk next Saturday at Dalymount Park to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of club ...

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Limerick re-sign top scorer John O'Flynn ahead of Premier Division return

Wed, Jan 18 2017

Limerick have announced the re-signing of last season's joint-top scorer John O'Flynn ahead of the 2017 season.

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Derry City announce intensive pre-season schedule

Wed, Jan 18 2017

Fresh off the back of an emphatic 2-1 victory over Dutch side RKSV Leonidas, Derry City have announced a number ...

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Shamrock Rovers defender Sean Heaney signs new deal

Wed, Jan 11 2017

The Dubliner returns for fifth successive year at Tallaght Stadium, having initially joined the club's under-19 squad from St Kevin's ...

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O'Connor makes Hoops move from Dundalk

Sun, Jan 08 2017

Shamrock Rovers on Saturday announced their third close season signing from three-in-a-row League of Ireland Champions Dundalk. Highly regarded young ...

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Eric Grimes signs for Derry City

Fri, Jan 06 2017

Derry City have completed the signing of 21-year-old goalkeeper Eric Grimes from Cork City.

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Flood joins Bray Wanderers

Fri, Jan 06 2017

Bray Wanderers have added yet another player to their ranks ahead of the 2017 Premier Division kicking off by bringing ...

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Former captain Packie Mailey signs new Finn Harps deal

Tue, Jan 03 2017

Finn Harps have announced that centre-half Packie Mailey has become the tenth player to commit himself to the club ahead ...

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Cork City appoint former player Liam Kearney as first team coach

Tue, Jan 03 2017

The Conna native last played for Cork City back in 2015 before leaving to link up with Premier UK Soccer ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (31 Dec 2016)

Mon, Jan 02 2017

61 Irish players were represented across the four top divisions in England during the new year's matchweek, 13 down on ...

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Former Irish international Keith Andrews joins underage coaching team at St Patrick's Athletic

Thu, Dec 22 2016

Former Irish international Keith Andrews is to join the underage coaching set-up at St Patrick's Athletic for the next 18 ...

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FAI confirms change in league structure to two ten-team divisions

Thu, Dec 22 2016

The new structure replaces the current system which sees a 12-team Premier Division on top of an eight-team First Division, ...

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Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers the pick of the round as 2017 SSE Airtricity League of Ireland fixtures released

Thu, Dec 22 2016

The fixture will be added further spice by Ronan Finn will return to the club he won successive titles with ...

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League of Ireland Premier Division Season Tickets 2017

Tue, Dec 20 2016

Christmas is almost here and with that comes the last minute rush for gifts with many of the League of ...

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Dane Massey signs new Dundalk deal

Tue, Dec 20 2016

On the day where Ronan Finn departed, there is some good news for Dundalk supporters with confirmation that left-back Dane ...

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