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John Caulfield: 'It is great, this league, when it's promoted'

Mon, Mar 27 2017

City's boss was in fine form after his side beat Dundalk in front of a packed-to-the-rafters Turner's Cross.

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Conor McCormack: 'It's a massive win but it's just another three points'

Mon, Mar 27 2017

The Louthman was restored to his preferred midfield position against the champions.

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Stephen Bradley: 'It's like we're getting punished for promoting young players'

Sun, Mar 26 2017

The Hoops boss asked for Saturday's tie with Pats to be moved as two players were away on international duty.

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Stephen Walsh Betting Column (25th March 2017)

Fri, Mar 24 2017

We are back for another week in the hope of finally getting the magic three results correct. Last weekend was ...

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Kevin O'Connor: 'The President's Cup was only a friendly - but we expect a backlash'

Thu, Mar 23 2017

The Cork City defender also spoke of his shock at the passing of 'warrior' Ryan McBride.

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Match Officials Appointed - Week 5

Thu, Mar 23 2017

Nine games take place this weekend with the League being shifted to Saturday due to the Republic of Ireland's crunch ...

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Suspension List - Week 5

Thu, Mar 23 2017

Three players remain on this week's sispension list with Mark Slater of Wexford slapped with a three game ban.

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Caulfield says McBride could have played in any team

Wed, Mar 22 2017

Cork City manager John Caulfield yesterday paid tribute to Ryan McBride, calling the former Derry City captain “a no-nonsense, leader”.

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Cobh reinstated to Munster Senior Cup at Limerick's expense

Mon, Mar 20 2017

Cobh Ramblers have been reinstated into the Munster Senior Cup following Limerick’s disqualification due to fielding an ineligible player during ...

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Derry City captain Ryan McBride passes away

Mon, Mar 20 2017

Derry City Football Club and the wider footballing community are in mourning with the news that the Candystripes captain Ryan ...

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Bray Wanderers

Sat, Mar 18 2017

Sligo Rovers welcome Bray Wanderers to the Showgrounds in the latest round of Premier Division games. Bray have started the ...

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Sean Maguire: 'This time last year we were battering teams and getting draws'

Sat, Mar 18 2017

Sean Maguire says we're yet to see the best of Cork City despite the league leaders registering their best-ever start ...

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Mar 17 2017

Unbeaten Derry City host Pete Mahon’s Drogheda United at Maginn Park on Saturday afternoon as the visitors look to bounce ...

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League Preview: Dundalk -v- St Patrick's Athletic

Fri, Mar 17 2017

Dundalk will hope to get back to winning ways when they entertain Liam Buckley’s winless St. Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel ...

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League Preview: Limerick FC -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Mar 17 2017

Limerick FC host Finn Harps at the Markets Field on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2pm). Both sides enter the game with ...

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Ollie Horgan: "Four points is great, but what will it take to survive?"

Fri, Mar 17 2017

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan praised the effort and guile of his players following their Monday night victory over St. ...

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Suspension List - Week 4

Thu, Mar 16 2017

Just two names on this week's suspension list makes it a bit of a non-event unless you are a Drogheda ...

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Match Officials Appointed - Week 4

Thu, Mar 16 2017

It's St Patrick's Day this Friday but that doesn't mean the guys in FAI HQ have given the League of ...

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Danny O'Connor: 'Going back to the second tier and joining Drogheda - it was the best decision I ever made'

Thu, Mar 16 2017

One of three brothers to have graced the League of Ireland, Dubliner Danny O’Connor has played the vast majority of ...

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Pete Mahon: 'This is a league where all the teams are streetwise'

Thu, Mar 16 2017

The Dubliner needs his young squad to grow up fast if they're to survive at the top level.

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Buckley: 'One point from four games is a poor return'

Tue, Mar 14 2017

St. Patrick’s Athletic boss Liam Buckley admitted his side’s start to the 2017 Premier Division season has been disappointing following ...

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Stephen Bradley: 'I keep saying I trust this group and I believe in them'

Tue, Mar 14 2017

The Rovers boss spoke after his team bounced back from Friday's defeat to Derry with a win in Galway.

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Keith Long: 'It's a great win but we've got to back it up on Friday'

Tue, Mar 14 2017

The Bohemians manager has commended his players after earning their second straight win.

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Stephen Walsh's Betting Column (13th March 2017) - UPDATED

Mon, Mar 13 2017

Sadly our third time lucky omen didn’t shine through on Friday night as Shamrock Rovers decided to spoil the bet ...

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Stephen Bradley: 'There's no magic wand - it'll take time'

Mon, Mar 13 2017

The Hoops boss is confident his side will click in the long-run despite two losses in their first three games.

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Keith Long all praise for "proven-goalscorer" Dinny Corcoran

Mon, Mar 13 2017

Bohemians manager Keith Long came out in unreserved praise for striker Dinny Corcoran following his side’s dramatic 3-2 victory over ...

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League of Ireland Live - Gameweek 4

Mon, Mar 13 2017

The first round of Monday night fixtures takes centre stage this evening as all 12 Premier Division teams take to ...

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Drogheda United

Sun, Mar 12 2017

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will be in attendance as Bray Wanderers and Drogheda United will look to get ...

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Dundalk

Sun, Mar 12 2017

At least one 100% record is sure to go when Derry City host Dundalk at Maginn Park o Monday night.

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Kenny Shiels: 'We love staying below the radar - we're just a modest wee country team'

Sun, Mar 12 2017

The Candystripes boss wants his side to hang onto their underdog status.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Finn Harps

Sun, Mar 12 2017

It's 'Monday Night Delight' in Inchicore as half of the leagues' winless quartet meet each other as 10th place St ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sun, Mar 12 2017

The Tribesmen come into Monday’s visit of Shamrock Rovers to Eamon Deacy Park (kick off 7pm) on the back of ...

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League Preview: Cork City -v- Sligo Rovers

Sun, Mar 12 2017

Cork City will hope to make it four from four as they welcome bogey side Sligo Rovers to Turner's Cross.

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League Preview: Limerick -v- Bohemians

Sun, Mar 12 2017

Limerick look to bounce back from the disappointment of a 1-0 defeat to Dundalk at Oriel Park on Friday night ...

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League of Ireland Live - Gameweek 3

Fri, Mar 10 2017

We are into Week 3 of the 2017 edition of the League of Ireland Season and it has no doubt ...

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Galway United

Fri, Mar 10 2017

Finn Harps welcome Galway United to Finn Park (kick-off 8pm) as they seek their first points of the season.

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- St Patrick's Athletic

Fri, Mar 10 2017

Sligo Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic both go in search of their first points of the season at The Showgrounds ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Fri, Mar 10 2017

Having lost to the champions Dundalk on the opening night and gaining a win in the Dublin derby against Bohs ...

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Cork City

Fri, Mar 10 2017

The two sides yet to concede a goal in the Premier Division go head to head on Friday night as ...

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Bray Wanderers

Fri, Mar 10 2017

The Gypsies will host Bray Wanderers in what promises to be a pulsating clash in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division ...

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League Preview: Dundalk -v- Limerick

Thu, Mar 09 2017

Friday night at Oriel Park sees the clash of the champions as Premier Division kingpins Dundalk host Martin Russell’s First ...

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Ollie Horgan: 'I could blame the referee but I'd be clutching at straws'

Wed, Mar 08 2017

The Harps boss refused to dwell on a series of controversial decisions against his side.

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Henderson ecstatic after Longford win

Mon, Mar 06 2017

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson couldn’t hide his delight on Saturday night after his side came away from Longford with ...

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Derry announce that re-scheduled match with Limerick will be free entry for all

Mon, Mar 06 2017

Derry City have announced that their re-scheduled fixture against Limerick on Tuesday, March 21 will be free entry.

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Caulfield happy with first home league victory of the season

Sat, Mar 04 2017

Before starting his press conference on Friday night in the aftermath of his side’s comprehensive 4-0 victory over bottom side ...

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Dundalk

Fri, Mar 03 2017

Buoyed by their opening day win over Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk travel West to the Showgrounds to take on a Sligo ...

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Derry City's first game at Maginn Park abandoned due to floodlight failure

Fri, Mar 03 2017

The game between Derry City and Limerick has been abandoned this evening after floodlight failure at Maginn Park 25 minutes ...

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Mar 03 2017

The Seagulls look to make it two from two following last week's win in Inchicore.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians

Fri, Mar 03 2017

Hoops manager Stephen Bradley insists “A win is vital”, as his side look to improve on last week’s loss to ...

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

Thu, Mar 02 2017

Drogheda United will look to make it two wins from two games as they host St. Patrick’s Athletic at United ...

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