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Former Candystripe David Parkhouse joins Stevenage on loan from Sheffield United

Tue, Jan 28 2020

Parkhouse was in inspired form last season with Derry, as the Candystripes earned Europa League Qualification in 2019

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Shels boss Ian Morris signs two-year contract extension

Tue, Jan 28 2020

The former Bohemians defender became Shels boss last Summer and guided the club to immediate success as they captured the ...

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Cork City snap up Wimbledon defender Kyron Stabana

Mon, Jan 27 2020

Stabana makes the move from AFC Wimbledon and will remain with Neale Fenn’s side until the summer

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Luke McNally signs two-year contract with St Patrick's Athletic

Mon, Jan 27 2020

The defender originally joined the club in 2017 having spent two seasons playing for Drogheda United’s Under 17 side

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Carlow, College, Cups and Careers

Sat, Jan 25 2020

In soccer, there have been many students to excel in the League of Ireland including Gary Shaw (St Pat’s, Shamrock ...

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Derry City sign Norwegian forward Tim Nilsen

Fri, Jan 24 2020

The 27-year-old joins the Candystripes after impressing during Wednesday’s friendly win over Finn Harps at the Brandywell

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Former Candystripe Grant Gillespie joins Ayr United on a short-term deal

Fri, Jan 24 2020

Gillespie had previously played with Hamilton, Dundee United and Raith Rovers before moving to Derry last season

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St Patrick's Athletic sign Scottish forward Martin Rennie

Fri, Jan 24 2020

Rennie joins the Saints from Montrose, as he scored 14 league goals last season for the Scottish League One outfit

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Waterford snap up Brentford midfielder Ali Cootes

Fri, Jan 24 2020

21-year-old Cootes joins the Blues having played for the Bees since 2017, after joining from Dundee United

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Pre-Season Friendly Report: Drogheda United 1 - 2 Sligo Rovers

Fri, Jan 24 2020

It took twenty minutes for the first chance of note as Sligo’s Darragh Noone saw his free kick take a ...

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Darragh Burns pens two-year professional deal with the Saints

Fri, Jan 24 2020

Burns made his Saints first-team debut against Chelsea in July, as Frank Lampard’s Blues eased to a four-nil win

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League of Ireland stalwart Kenny Browne confirms retirement

Fri, Jan 24 2020

The former Cork City and Waterford defender confirmed his retirement saying; “That’s it, boots in the bin. Thanks for the ...

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Finn Harps sign Hibs defender Kosovar Sadiki on loan for 2020

Thu, Jan 23 2020

The defender started his career in the youth ranks at Stoke City but failed to make a first-team

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Former Ireland striker Niall Quinn appointed interim deputy CEO of the FAI

Thu, Jan 23 2020

Quinn had been tentatively linked with a role in the association recently but had ruled himself out of the running ...

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Cameron Dummigan joins Crusaders on loan from Premier Division Dundalk

Wed, Jan 22 2020

Dummigan joins the Crues following the arrival of Darragh Leahy to the Oriel Park outfit, with Dane Massey and the ...

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Colm Horgan joins Declan Devine's Candystripes for 2020

Tue, Jan 21 2020

The defender had been training with The Candystripes and came off the bench for the side in a friendly match ...

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Premier Division Sligo Rovers confirm 'significant partnership' with Avantcard

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The new partnership will see the Leitrim-based lender becoming the primary sponsor of the Bit O’ Red for two years

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Former FAI executive vice-president John Delaney resigns from UEFA Executive Committee

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The disgraced former FAI CEO’s term was due to end in 2021, at which point he would be ineligible to ...

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Former FAI executive vice-president John Delaney resigns from UEFA Executive Committee

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The disgraced former FAI CEO’s term was due to end in 2021, at which point he would be ineligible to ...

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Dundalk 7 - 1 UCD: Four things we learned

Sat, Jan 18 2020

It may have been the first pre-season friendly of 2020 for Dundalk but there were still a few things which ...

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Pre-season Friendly Report: Drogheda United 0 - 1 Derry City

Sat, Jan 18 2020

The goal came from the first real chance of the game as a ball cut back from the left was ...

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Pre-season Friendly Report: Dundalk 7 - 1 UCD

Sat, Jan 18 2020

Dundalk dispelled the visiting Students at Oriel Park with relative ease in this pre-season friendly. It finished 7-1 to the ...

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Shelbourne appoint former goalkeeper Dean Delany as new academy goalkeeping coach

Fri, Jan 17 2020

The former goalkeeper made the decision to hang up his boots just last September after helping Shelbourne to win promotion ...

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Former Waterford striker Aaron Drinan joins Ayr United on loan from Ipswich Town

Fri, Jan 17 2020

The former Waterford FC man signed for the tractor boys in 2018 after some impressive performances in the League of ...

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Ciaran Kelly joins Bohemians from Dublin rivals St Patrick's Athletic

Thu, Jan 16 2020

The central defender joins Keith Long’s charges having departed the Athletic at the end of the 2019 campaign

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Robbie McCourt joins Waterford following Tolka Rovers stint

Thu, Jan 16 2020

McCourt most recently played in the League of Ireland for Bohemians before departing the club at the end of last ...

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Craig Sexton appointed as new Shelbourne assistant manager for 2020

Wed, Jan 15 2020

Sexton joins Shels boss Ian Morris on the Reds backroom team having impressed in his role as Bohemians under-19 manager

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John Russell to remain on as Sligo player-assistant manager

Wed, Jan 15 2020

34-year-old Russell joined the club for his third stint last year, this time joining the management staff as assistant to ...

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League of Ireland Premier Division Preview

Wed, Jan 15 2020

By far the youngest team in the league, Bohs under the guidance of Keith Long and Trevor Croly will be ...

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Gary Shaw: 'I signed straight away and going home, I checked on Teletext to see where Bray were in the league and they were bottom - I didn't care'

Wed, Jan 15 2020

As an underage player, Gary was a prolific goalscorer for Newbridge Town, represented Shamrock Rovers in the SuperCupNI and lifted ...

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Finn Harps re-sign Mark Russell as ex-Limerick winger Karl O'Sullivan joins

Tue, Jan 14 2020

Scotsman Russell played a key role in the Co. Donegal’s side Premier Division survival last term, making 25 appearances for ...

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John Kavanagh makes Cobh return ahead of 2020 campaign

Tue, Jan 14 2020

Kavanagh played for the Rams during the tail-end of the 2017 season, where he played eight games for the then ...

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Jamie Browne signs first-team deal with Premier Division Finn Harps

Mon, Jan 13 2020

Browne joins the Co. Donegal outfit’s first-team just months after it was confirmed that Kieran Farren and Stephen Doherty had ...

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Bohemians welcome latest Dalymount Park funding

Mon, Jan 13 2020

The cash boost of €918,750 ‘will pave the way for architects, engineers and a design team to work alongside project ...

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3pm kick off confirmed for President's Cup in Oriel Park on 9 Feb

Mon, Jan 13 2020

SSE Airtricity League Champions Dundalk will take on FAI Cup holders Shamrock Rovers in Oriel Park at 3pm on Sunday ...

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Limerick United accepted into SSE Airtricity under-age leagues for 2020

Mon, Jan 13 2020

News of United’s admittance comes after it was confirmed that Limerick’s previous League of Ireland club was not going to ...

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Former Dundalk chief executive Mark Devlin appointed interim CEO at Huddersfield Town

Mon, Jan 13 2020

Devlin stepped down from his role with the League of Ireland champions in November after just seven months at the ...

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Zack Elbouzedi says he didn't want to go back to England 'for the sake of it' following move to Lincoln City

Sun, Jan 12 2020

The Malahide native had been tracked by champions Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers following a breakthrough year with the Blues but ...

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Finn Harps express disappointment after Donegal Community Stadium is excluded from government grant

Sun, Jan 12 2020

However, the project was resumed in 2017 – but this latest setback has left the Co. Donegal outfit concerned that ...

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Alan Mathews joins St Patrick's Athletic backroom team for 2020

Sun, Jan 12 2020

The Saints have confirmed that he has joined the club as first-team manager, where he will assist head coach Stephen ...

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Stephen Rice leaves role as Shamrock Rovers under-19s boss

Sat, Jan 11 2020

Rice leaves the role at Tallaght Stadium after a three-year stint within the club’s emerging academy

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Longford Town snap up former Dundalk under-19 star Aaron McNally

Sat, Jan 11 2020

McNally joins from the Lilywhites as a highly-rated utility player – following on from Dylan Hand’s move from Oriel Park ...

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Finn Harps confirm signing of Shane McEleney

Sat, Jan 11 2020

The defender joins Ollie Horgan’s side from NIFL Premiership side Larne FC where he spent the last two years having ...

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League opener between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers pushed back to Saturday afternoon for security reasons

Fri, Jan 10 2020

The game had been scheduled to go ahead at Dalymount Park the same time as the rest of the opening ...

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Derry City sign Ireland under-21 winger Stephen Mallon on loan from Sheffield United

Fri, Jan 10 2020

20-year-old Mallon is a regular member of Stephen Kenny’s under-21 squad and featured in the Toulon Tournament in the summer, ...

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Daryl Fordyce makes Canadian return to join Valour FC

Fri, Jan 10 2020

Fordyce has experienced playing abroad before having had spells with FC Edmonton and FC Cincinnati before his one season stint ...

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Bit O'Red sign Finnish defender Penninkangas

Fri, Jan 10 2020

Penninkangas, who can play both left full-back and centre back arrives at the Showgrounds having spent his career to date ...

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Waterford re-sign Ireland under-21 striker Michael O'Connor on loan from Linfield until the summer

Fri, Jan 10 2020

The 21-year-old scored six goals in 20 appearances for Alan Reynolds’ side after signing on loan from the Irish Premiership ...

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Harps sign Delap on loan from Derry as McEleney gets set to join from Larne

Fri, Jan 10 2020

Delap joins the Co. Donegal outfit on loan for 2020, as Northern Irish outfit Larne have also confirmed that defender ...

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Former Saints title-winning captain Conor Kenna joins Leinster Senior League Kilnamanagh

Fri, Jan 10 2020

Kenna, who also had spells with Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers during a long career at the top level, joins ...

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