John McDermott


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John's love affair with Irish football began with trips to Lansdowne Road with his dad during the 1994 World Cup qualifying. Since then, he's spread his love to the League of Ireland, where he holds no allegiances, except for the progression of Irish football. He runs an Irish football betting blog which you can find on twitter @batigol_bets or else you can follow him personally on twitter @noddysseus

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Cork City

Shamrock Rovers take on Cork City for the final time in the league this season and boast a five game winning streak which began with the 1-0 extra time victory over the Rebels three weeks ago in the EA Sports ...

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League Report: Bray Wanderers 2 - 1 Drogheda United

Bray Wanderers rekindled their European hopes with a convincing 2-1 home victory against relegation-threatened Drogheda United.

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FAI Cup Report: Bray Wanderers 0 - 1 Cork City

The reignng FAI Cup champions came away from the first defence of their crown at the Carlisle Grounds with a satisfying 1-0 victory in what was a relatively even encounter with few clear-cut chances.

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FAI Cup Report: Cabinteely 3 - 1 UCD

Cabinteely defeated their south Dublin rivals UCD 3-1 at Stradbrook on Friday night in the FAI Cup.

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Midseason Report Card - UCD

John McDermott casts an eye over UCD as they continue to press for promotion from the second tier.

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Sean Maguire to sign for Preston North End at the end of July

English Championship side Preston North End have confirmed this morning that Sean Maguire will join the club at the end of July.

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Season Preview 2017 - UCD

John McDermott previews the Students' prospects as they look to exit the First Division at the third attempt.

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Season Review 2016 - UCD

We take a look at how UCD did in 2016.

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Roddy Collins leaves Waterford United

Waterford United have parted company with manager Roddy Collins after 18 months at the helm of the Blues, with the club lying in sixth position and with nothing left to play for as the season draws to a close.

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League Report: UCD 2 - 3 Limerick

Two goals from ex-Student Paul O'Connor and a first-half strike from John O'Flynn were enough to ensure Limerick went home as league champions with six games still to play.

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League Preview: UCD -v- Limerick FC

UCD host Limerick at the Belfield Bowl on Sunday evening (KO 6.00pm), in what is a rescheduled match between the teams. This is the fourth and final time this fixture will take place this season, and the Students will be ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Wexford Youths - V - Sligo Rovers

Wexford Youths host Sligo Rovers at the Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening (KO 8.00pm), in the third round of the FAI Cup. Both clubs take a break from their contrasting league campaigns and will be attempting to get a step ...

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Legia boss Hasi: 'All of Ireland is behind Dundalk and I can feel that in every corner.'

Legia Warsaw are hoping to make it into the Champions League group stages for only the second time in the club's history. It was 21 years ago when the 1970 losing semi-finalists appeared at that stage and they're desperately aiming ...

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Dundalk ready for biggest night in club's history

It's the eve before the biggest game in their history and Dundalk were represented by manager Stephen Kenny and captain Stephen O'Donnell this afternoon at the Aviva Stadium, as they spoke with the press in the build-up to tomorrow evening's ...

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 - 1 Wexford Youths

Shamrock Rovers recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over Wexford Youths on a sunny Monday evening at Tallaght Stadium. The victory puts Stephen Bradley's young Rovers within four points of second place and perhaps even gives them an outside shot of ...

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League Preview: UCD -v- Drogheda United

UCD host Drogheda United at the Belfield Bowl on Friday evening (kick-off 7.45pm), in a very important game in the First Division.

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League Preview: Cork City - V - Sligo Rovers

Cork City host Sligo Rovers at Turner's Cross in a re-arranged Premier Division game this evening (KO 7.45pm), as the home side return to league action after their European campaign came to an end last Thursday with a 2-1 home ...

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- UCD

Shelbourne host UCD at Tolka Park (KO 7.45pm), as the Students cross the Liffey and take on Shels for the third time this season.

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Dundalk's five possible Champions League play-off opponents

Dundalk now know their five possible opponents for the UEFA Champions League Play-off round after the third qualifying round came to an end tonight.

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Euro 2016 Preview - Italy

Gli Azzurri are one of the oldest squads in the tournament with an average age of 28.5 and only seven players aged 25 or younger.

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League Preview: Wexford Youths -v- Bohemians

Wexford Youths welcome Bohemians to Ferrycarrig Park after an agonising defeat away at the Champions last Sunday evening. A stoppage time goal saw Wexford lose the game 3-2 despite having been ahead twice over the course of the contest.

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Italy reveal 23 man squad

Antonio Conte has named his 23-man squad for the European Championships as the Azzurri begin their final preparation phase before travelling to France next week.

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Italy announce a 30-man provisional squad ahead of EURO 2016

Antonio Conte has named a 30-man provisional squad as the Azzurri begin the second stage of their preparations for this summer's European Championships.

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Aymen Ben Mohamed called up to Tunisia squad

Bohemians' 21 year old left winger Ayman Ben Mohamed has been called up to the Tunisia national team ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier against Djibouti on 3rd June.

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Italy announce early training camp squad

Antonio Conte has named a 28-man pre-Euro 2016 training squad as the Azzurri begin their preparations for this summer's European Championships.

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