The latest Opinion stories on Extratime

Brian Shelley on becoming disillusioned with financial mismanagement in the League of Ireland

Sun, Apr 23 2017

Having won every domestic honour, sampled life cross channel and becoming disheartened with League of Ireland clubs’ financial mismanagement, Brian ...

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Extratime to abseil off Croke Park in aid of ISPCC

Fri, Apr 21 2017

On April 29th, ExtraTime.ie reporter Stephen Walsh will be abseiling down the side of Croke Park in aid of the ...

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Garry Haylock: Football has a habit of making clever people look really silly

Thu, Apr 20 2017

The rather contentious issue of penalties has dominated the headlines around the League of Ireland in the last few days. ...

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Stephen Walsh's Betting Column (April 14 2017)

Thu, Apr 13 2017

This week our enhanced bet with Paddy Power features three Munster sides.

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Aaron Cawley: Sligo's break with Dave Robertson the right choice for both parties

Thu, Apr 06 2017

While Robertson's departure was inevitable, it was still a shock, coming so quickly as it did after ye Galway match.

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Garry Haylock: What happens intelligent, resourceful businessmen when they become chairmen of football clubs?

Wed, Apr 05 2017

If I went to doctor who had spent 30 years practising medicine and told him that what he was doing ...

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Tom Clancy: Why Martin Russell's departure isn't a surprise

Tue, Apr 04 2017

Limerick won 30% of their Premier Division games under Russell, 16 times in 53 outings – which includes a 22 ...

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Garry Haylock: A clever manager will use the press to send messages to particular groups

Thu, Mar 23 2017

Players have also been known to try and use the press to their advantage - as I found out to ...

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Jim Warren: Tragedy shows the League of Ireland for the family it is

Wed, Mar 22 2017

No matter what your allegiance, no matter what your connection, the League of Ireland is a close-knit family as the ...

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Stephen Walsh's Betting Column (17th March 2017)

Fri, Mar 17 2017

Well for the fourth week in the row the column narrowly missed out on the perfect result with Bray Wanderers ...

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Garry Haylock: 'Rovers have the right idea: investing in youth pays'

Fri, Mar 10 2017

It’s something that won’t bear fruit immediately but Rovers have the right idea. Hopefully their fans will appreciate the investment ...

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Stephen Walsh Betting Column (Mar 3 2017)

Fri, Mar 03 2017

Stephen tips Cork City, Bray Wanderers and Longford Town to do the business.

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Home is where the heart is for League of Ireland's greatest goalscorer

Thu, Mar 02 2017

Brendan Bradley is a frequent visitor to Ballybofey but as a consequence of the era he played in many of ...

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Garry Haylock: 'I can only imagine what my career would have looked like if I had trained like players today'

Sat, Feb 25 2017

In the dark distant past, when I had more hair and less of a gut, my feeling approaching the first ...

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Garry Haylock: 'When I think back to when I was playing I can't help but smile at some of the shenanigans'

Fri, Feb 17 2017

It is easy to look back and smile and remember those occasions with fondness although it didn’t seem like fun ...

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Extratime.ie Top Articles of 2016 (10th to 1st)

Sat, Dec 31 2016

Macdara Ferris takes a look at what made the biggest impact on Extratime.ie with the public with the top 10 ...

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Extratime.ie Top Articles of 2016 (20th to 11th)

Sat, Dec 31 2016

Macdara Ferris takes a look at what made the biggest impact on Extratime.ie with the public beginning with the countdown ...

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Dundalk reflection - A Legacy

Sat, Dec 10 2016

Dundalk’s season has finally drawn to a close, an unsatisfactory ending in many ways. The most fitting conclusion would have ...

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Lilywhites know what they have to do heading to Israel

Sat, Nov 26 2016

During last night’s Europe League anthem at Tallaght Stadium, students from the De La Salle College in Dundalk kept up ...

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The Rituals of Football

Thu, Nov 10 2016

Ironing. There’s none to be done. Just about three weeks ago it was all I could do when City were ...

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So, what's cup final week all about?

Thu, Nov 03 2016

Having worked in football for over 17 years I was lucky enough to reach the FAI Cup Final twice, once ...

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Ducks, Pubs and Bucket Lists: Caoimhin Reilly reports from St. Petersburg

Thu, Nov 03 2016

St. Petersburg in November. With Dundalk. That’s crazy. It’s scarcely believable but here we are.

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Who will win the FAI Cup?

Sun, Oct 30 2016

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has recently described this current Cork City side as ‘exceptional’.

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"Here we go, three-in-a-row"

Sat, Oct 29 2016

“Here we go four-in-a-row,” uttered a delighted Dundalk fan as the masses of Louth men and women departed Oriel Park ...

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2016 Season - The Good, The Bad and The Very Ugly

Sat, Oct 29 2016

For many a club the 2016 season has been one to forget, while for others, it has been the stuff ...

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Are we seeing the greatest ever League of Ireland team?

Thu, Oct 27 2016

The question of just who is the greatest League of Ireland team is being posed quite a lot recently.

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ET Bitesize: Shh, We Didn't Say That

Tue, Oct 25 2016

Here at Bitesize HQ we're not afraid to hold up our hands and say, “boy, we got it wrong.”

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Midweek Fixtures Don't Work in the LOI

Mon, Oct 24 2016

Anyone who has ever waited for a bus feels like the normal Airtricity League follower recently. Games are coming in ...

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ET Bitesize: Salt and Finger

Thu, Oct 20 2016

I was all ready to dedicate this week's ET Bitesize entirely to the discussion of crisps. Ever since Stephen Kenny ...

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The fight for LOI supremacy in Sporting mad Dublin

Wed, Oct 05 2016

Since 2010, only one Dublin club has won the FAI Cup ,the winners of the League have been Dublin based ...

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Dundalk's Historic Victory - Four Years in the Making

Sat, Oct 01 2016

Having departed Alkmaar with a melted heart, Dundalk supporters left Tallaght Stadium last night with eyefuls of pride, and with ...

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Beckett, Cricket and The Void

Sat, Sep 17 2016

Let’s start at the end, where few stories have the decency to finish. Samuel Barclay Beckett died in Paris, aged ...

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Heroes, idols, trailblazers - a personal reflection from Alkmaar

Fri, Sep 16 2016

With a melted heart and bleary eyes, Dundalk’s raucous travelling contingent head back to the Oriel province having firmly fallen ...

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ET Bitesize: Mission: Virtually Impossible II

Wed, Sep 14 2016

Dundalk are good. This much we know.

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Dundalk's European dream & domestic fixture nightmare

Wed, Sep 14 2016

Undiscovered territory awaits Dundalk this week when they debut in the Europa League group stages with a trip to the ...

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An Interview - Andy Myler

Sun, Sep 11 2016

Despite connections to UCD and Shamrock Rovers, Andy Myler also ventured outside the capital to numerous other clubs during a ...

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ET Bitesize: Bog Standard

Tue, Sep 06 2016

Monday afternoon saw the announcement that a roll of Nazi-era toilet paper in “remarkably unused condition” was to go on ...

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The case for safe standing at Dalymount is a good one

Wed, Aug 31 2016

There's an opportunity, if Dalymount can be a test case, for safe standing, comfortable and behind rails, to lead the ...

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KEANO - Thank you for the memories

Tue, Aug 30 2016

KEANO! KEANO! will roar out across the Aviva for the last time for the legend that is Robbie Keane. When ...

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Kitmen and Their Union

Thu, Aug 25 2016

These days most managers in leagues surround themselves with loads of staff. They all have a role to play but ...

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ET Bitesize: I Really Really Really Wanna Zika Zik-ah

Tue, Aug 23 2016

Extratime.ie's weekly news round-up with an allegedly satirical bent.

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European success can have a lasting impact in football-obssessed Dundalk

Mon, Aug 15 2016

Having spent a season in County Louth working with Drogheda Utd I have experienced at first hand the passion that ...

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A Late, Late Photographers Postcard from Euro 2016

Sat, Aug 13 2016

When I applied for media accreditation for EURO 2016 back in January, I wanted to do as much as I ...

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ET Bitesize: Lost in Translation (And Other Strained Metaphors)

Tue, Aug 09 2016

Losing is the new winning in the League of Ireland and business, for once, is good.

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The man who captained Man Utd, managed Barcelona and died penniless in London

Sat, Jul 30 2016

Many Irishmen have become legends at Man Utd over the years, but few can have had a story to rival ...

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ET Bitesize: From Belarussia With Love

Tue, Jul 26 2016

Dundalk are in Belarus this week where they face perennial Champions League qualifiers BATE Borisov in their, er, Champions League ...

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ET Bitesize: Last of the Summer Whine

Wed, Jul 13 2016

The first editor of Extratime.ie's weekly League of Ireland newsletter.

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When it comes to promotion, the League of Ireland needs to pull its own weight

Wed, Jul 06 2016

The Republic of Ireland's adventure at Euro 2016 in France – and the impeccable performance of the fans – has ...

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