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The latest Premier Division stories on Extratime

All-Ireland-winning coach Jim McGuinness may await Shamrock Rovers in pre-season Atlantic Cup

Mon, Dec 11 2017

The pre-season tournament takes place in Algarve in Portugal at the end of January.

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2018 SSE Airtricity League format confirmed

Thu, Nov 30 2017

The format for both divisions in the 2018 SSE Airtricity League were confirmed on Thursday with the Premier kicking off ...

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Dundalk secure Murray for 2018 season

Wed, Nov 29 2017

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has secured the signature of form striker Ronan Murray for the upcoming 2018 season.

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Garry Comerford re-signs for Waterford ahead of 2018 campaign

Wed, Nov 29 2017

One of Waterford’s heroes from the triumphant promotion push of 2017, Garry Comerford, has been confirmed as another part of ...

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David Webster signs for Waterford

Wed, Nov 29 2017

Waterford FC have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of their return to the Premier Division with the signing of ...

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Aganovic, Hopkirk, Cofie, Agnew and Peers sign for Derry City

Wed, Nov 29 2017

Derry City have announced the signings of two centre-backs, two midfielders and a striker.

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2017 Season Report Card - Dundalk

Fri, Nov 24 2017

Dundalk gave up a good fight in the League title race.

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Alan Carey: UCD were very strong that time and playing attractive football under Martin Russell

Fri, Nov 24 2017

Serving Cork City, Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers with distinction during the noughties and beyond, Alan Carey’s League of Ireland ...

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Colm Horgan: I love playing in the League, the standard is very much underestimated

Thu, Nov 09 2017

Relegation is the worst nightmare for any footballer playing at an elite level. For a passionate player like Colm Horgan ...

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2017 Season Report Card - Shamrock Rovers

Tue, Nov 07 2017

Shamrock Rovers showed improvement throughout 2017.

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Waterford announce six re-signings for 2018 Premier Division campaign

Tue, Nov 07 2017

Waterford have confirmed that Patrick McClean, Matthew Connor, John Martin, Sander Puri, Dean O’Halloran and Derek Daly have all signed ...

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2017 Season Report Card - Bray Wanderers

Mon, Nov 06 2017

What a season it was for Bray!!!!!!

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Corcoran signs two-year contract extension with Bohemians

Sat, Nov 04 2017

Dinny Corcoran has become the latest player to commit his services to Bohemians for another season.

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2017 Season Report Card: Longford Town

Fri, Nov 03 2017

Longford changed manager mid-season and it seemed to help them finish the year with plenty to look forward to next ...

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2017 Season Report Card: St Patrick's Athletic

Fri, Nov 03 2017

Pats managed to avoid the drop after a difficult 2017 campaign.

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Cork City manager John Caulfield signs new two-year deal

Mon, Oct 30 2017

With the league title already wrapped up, City could confirm this as the most successful in the club's history if ...

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League Preview: Cork City -v- Bray Wanderers

Fri, Oct 27 2017

Cork City will finally get their hands on the Premier Division trophy tonight at the conclusion of their tie with ...

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Oct 27 2017

Bohemians could sneak a fifth-placed finish in the Premier Division should they overcome Finn Harps at Dalymount Park on Friday ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Dundalk

Fri, Oct 27 2017

It's win or bust for Galway United as they host Dundalk in what could be their final Premier Division game ...

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Sligo Rovers

Fri, Oct 27 2017

Relegated Drogheda United will be looking to end the season on a positive note against Sligo Rovers on Friday (kick-off ...

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Derry City fans among those honoured at inaugural League Club Awards

Thu, Oct 26 2017

The SSE Airtricity League Club Awards took place at Dublin's City Hall on Tuesday, October 24.

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Farce in Limerick as relegation tie delayed 25 minutes due to a sleeve clash

Sat, Oct 21 2017

There were farcical scenes at the Market's Field in Limerick tonight as the home side's Premier Division tie with Galway ...

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St Patrick's Athletic boss Liam Buckley: 'We're not out of it yet'

Sat, Oct 21 2017

St Patricks Athletic gave their hopes of being a Premier Division team a massive boost as they beat the Champions ...

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League Preview: Limerick -v- Galway United

Fri, Oct 20 2017

A point will be enough to ensure Premier League football for another season at the Market's Field as Limerick host ...

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Oct 20 2017

Finn Harps face Drogheda United in Ballybofey on Friday night in a game which they must win or face being ...

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Oct 20 2017

It was a season that started so brightly for Bray but if results don’t go their way it could see ...

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League Preview: Dundalk -v- Bohemians

Fri, Oct 20 2017

The Lilywhites finally conceded their SSE Airtricity League crown without even playing on Tuesday night after Cork City got the ...

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Suspension List - Penultimate weekend of League action

Thu, Oct 19 2017

The second last round of games takes place on Friday and Saturday with the title chase now officially over. However, ...

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Match Officials Appointed - Penultimate Weekend of 2017 Premier Division

Wed, Oct 18 2017

The league is officially over in turns of winners medals but it is heating up at the bottom with two ...

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Cork City captain Alan Bennett: 'This season will always be about Ryan McBride'

Tue, Oct 17 2017

The skipper spoke after being awarded man of the match as City secured the title.

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League Preview: Cork City -v- Derry City

Tue, Oct 17 2017

Cork City host Derry City in their twice-rescheduled league tie on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.20pm, live on RTÉ2) knowing a ...

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The Run in: Relegation Zone - who will go down and who will survive

Tue, Oct 17 2017

It`s been a strange sort of season. By the time Sean Maguire had finished scoring and had left for Preston ...

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Cork City v Derry City to go ahead despite extensive damage to stand

Mon, Oct 16 2017

The roof on top of the stand collapsed as winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour pelted the south-west ...

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Cork City v Derry City pushed back 24 hours due to Storm Ophelia

Sun, Oct 15 2017

Cork City will have to postpone their title celebrations for at least 24 more hours after their league tie with ...

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League Preview: Limerick -v- Drogheda United

Sat, Oct 14 2017

Limerick will be hoping to pull themselves five points clear of the relegation zone with victory over a Drogheda United ...

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Stephen Bradley - 'I knew Tuesday would catch up with us in the second half"

Sat, Oct 14 2017

The Hoops were pegged back by a late Regan Donelan free kick after dominating the opening stages.

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League Report: Dundalk 1 - 0 Bray Wanderers

Sat, Oct 14 2017

Dundalk recorded a 1-0 win over Bray Wanderers at a rain-soaked Oriel Park on Friday night to extend their unbeaten ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- St Patrick's Athletic

Fri, Oct 13 2017

Galway United could take a massive step towards safety should they defeat relegation rivals St Patrick's Athletic at Eamonn Deacy ...

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Oct 13 2017

The Candystripes will be without a number of key players before tonight’s northwest derby with rivals Finn Harps at Maginn ...

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League Preview: Dundalk -v- Bray Wanderers

Fri, Oct 13 2017

Dundalk welcome Bray Wanderers to Oriel Park on Friday night in a fixture that could finally see The Lilywhites concede ...

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Cork City

Thu, Oct 12 2017

Bohemians welcome Cork City and the RTE cameras to Dalymount Park, on a night that could see the Rebel Army ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Thu, Oct 12 2017

There was huge dissappointment for the Hoops on Tuesday night when they lost to Dundalk in extratime in the FAI ...

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It says in the papers and the podcasts: Rising from the dead

Thu, Oct 12 2017

Thomas Tormey once again looks back at what has been a busy week for the Irish press both domestically and ...

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Zero Year: John Caulfield and the rise of Cork City FC

Tue, Oct 10 2017

His name is etched in stone on Leeside, met with disdain in the capital and nostalgia out west.

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Match Officials Appointed - FAI Cup Replay and SSE Airtricity League

Tue, Oct 10 2017

The match officials who will take charge of tonight's FAI Cup replay and also of this weekend's Premier Division ties ...

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Suspension List - FAI Cup and SSE Airtricity League

Mon, Oct 09 2017

David McAllister is banned for Shamrock Rovers' replay with Dundalk on Tuesday night while Keith Ward must serve an automatic ...

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Harry Kenny to leave Bray Wanderers at the end of the season

Sun, Oct 08 2017

Harry Kenny and Bray Wanderers have confirmed that they will part company at the conclusion of the Premier Division season ...

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Karl Sheppard reveals Dutch connection to Extratime.ie Sportscast crew

Fri, Oct 06 2017

It’s fair to say Cork City will be disappointed with their exit from this year’s UEFA Europa League, after falling ...

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Match Officials Appointed - Friday 7th October 2017

Wed, Oct 04 2017

The match officials for this weekend's SSE Airtricity League fixtures have been confirmed. All fixtures this weekend will be played ...

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Suspension List - 2nd October

Wed, Oct 04 2017

The latest suspension list has been issued by the FAI and it features 10 players that will miss the weekend’s ...

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