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Comment: Is the League of Ireland's staged restart plan fair?

Tue, Jun 02 2020

The FAI last month announced its plans for the return of the League of Ireland with the announcement a four-team ...

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I didn't play too many of those games in England that were end to end with two teams trying to play football the right way - Rory Gaffney

Mon, Jun 01 2020

Rory Gaffney was enticed back to the league by what he saw happening at Tallaght Stadium

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Where are they now? - UCD's 2009 First Division title winners

Thu, May 28 2020

They don’t get the crowds, nor do they get the plaudits they often deserve, but make no mistake about it, ...

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FAI confirm all Covid-19 tests yield negative results as return to football inches closer

Wed, May 27 2020

FAI Medical Director Dr Alan Byrne received the results today of the first batch of tests, carried out on Monday ...

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League of Ireland players begin pilot Covid-19 testing programme as return to football preparations ramp up

Tue, May 26 2020

Players and staff from Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk, Derry City and Bohemians were tested on Monday, with a possible return to ...

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St. Johnstone confirm McMillan departure

Tue, May 26 2020

The former Irish under-21 international began his career with UCD in the League of Ireland in 2008 and won the ...

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Gallery: extratime in isolation

Mon, May 25 2020

With long lense and camera in hand, our photography team have been out and about to capture some of those ...

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Ex-Derry City striker Mikhail Kennedy retires aged 23

Sun, May 24 2020

The Derry native spent four months on loan with the Candystripes in 2017, where he made just 11 appearances for ...

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Everyone wants to get back playing as long as it is safe - Stephen Bradley

Sun, May 24 2020

COVID-19 testing for the top four clubs will begin on Monday as part of the first tentative steps towards the ...

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Birmingham City recall Joe Redmond from Cork City loan while Corey O'Keeffe is released

Fri, May 22 2020

The Tallaght native joined the Leesiders in January on a short-term loan, where he played five games for Neale Fenn’s ...

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Irish Supporters Network find mixed views on behind closed doors return to action in latest survey

Fri, May 22 2020

52.7% of the 826 respondents said that they were for the behind closed doors proposed return to action, while 47.3% ...

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Quiz: How well do you remember the 2019 League of Ireland season?

Thu, May 21 2020

With talk in recent days and weeks as to how football will get back in some fashion, here’s a quiz ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast - from Keane to Klopp and Munich to Saipan with RTE's Tony O'Donoghue

Thu, May 21 2020

Following two lengthy examinations of Ireland’s tumultuous World Cup 2002 campaign, it’s a return to semi-normalcy for the extratime.ie Sportcast.

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Bohs loanee Callum Thompson departs Premier League Wolves

Tue, May 19 2020

The former St Joseph’s Boys schoolboy is currently on loan at Premier Division Bohemians after joining the Gypsies in January

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Football to re-start with top four League of Ireland competition

Fri, May 15 2020

The FAI have announced their pathway for a safer return to football document

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87% of League of Ireland players back return to training and matches in PFAI survey

Fri, May 15 2020

The PFAI’s study collected the views of 285 players in a ‘return to play survey’ that recently took place

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Derry City encourage rivals 'to join in supporting the possibilities that an All-Island League would release'

Thu, May 14 2020

The club have also said that they are ‘impressed’ with the model proposed that brings together the two leagues to ...

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Famous faces continue to get behind #HeadsUpVariety challenge

Tue, May 12 2020

How would you like to win a football signed by Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo to name ...

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FAI writes to Sport Ireland regarding the resumption of amateur adult and underage football

Thu, May 07 2020

The FAI have announced that they have written to Sport Ireland to try and get a better understanding of what ...

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Waterford become latest club to temporarily lay off its staff amid Covid-19 shutdown

Tue, May 05 2020

As a result of the latest government and HSE guidelines, the FAI has recently extended the cessation of all its ...

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League of Ireland clubs receive working document on potential behind closed doors return

Tue, Apr 28 2020

The League of Ireland has been put on hold since March as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak

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From books in Belgium to clean sheets in Cork - An interview with Liam Bossin:

Fri, Apr 24 2020

Liam Bossin chats to Tom O'Connor about his life in football so far.

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FAI to seek clarification from Department of Sport on mass gatherings ruling

Thu, Apr 23 2020

The FAI will seek meetings with Government and Department of Sport officials on new proposals to ban mass gatherings of ...

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FAI and NLEC hold 'productive and realistic meeting' to draw out road map for the return of League of Ireland football

Wed, Apr 22 2020

Delegates from both the FAI and the NLEC discussed the various options at length

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St Patrick's Athletic temporarily lay off its coaching and playing staff after latest government announcement

Wed, Apr 22 2020

Pats had only just begun their 2020 campaign prior to the Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland, with two wins from their ...

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Michael O'Neill leaves Northern Ireland role

Wed, Apr 22 2020

The Irish FA have confirmed that Michael O’Neill has permanently left his role as Northern Ireland manager in order to ...

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Third Level Education -- Different Voices

Tue, Apr 21 2020

Since January 2018, Tom O'Connor has spoken to a variety of voices throughout the league about combining education and football

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Extratime.ie Sportscast Season 8 Episode 14 - Using InStat in the LOI & Athletes on the Frontline

Mon, Apr 20 2020

Declan Marron, Dave Donnelly & Macdara Ferris speak to former UCD Manager Collie O’Neill about mounting issues in his last ...

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LIVE STREAM - Extratime.ie esports Cup Final - Waterford -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sun, Apr 19 2020

Friday night lights might be (temporarily) suspended in the League of Ireland but two of the league’s sides go head ...

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Eoin Wearen: I look back on Sligo as a period of 'what if

Sun, Apr 19 2020

A domestic footballer's career can be short and precarious at the best of times, but throw in serious injuries and ...

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Dublin GAA star Stephen Cluxton added to Shelbourne's all-star fundraiser for Beaumont Hospital in November

Thu, Apr 16 2020

The goalkeeper joins his intercounty teammates Jack McCaffrey and Alan Brogan in a side packed with current and former footballers ...

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Shamrock Rovers staff and players accept 25% pay cut following coronavirus shutdown

Thu, Apr 16 2020

The squad have been training separately in line with HSE and FAI guidelines since the association formally suspended organised football ...

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'We have to treat it like an off season really' - Cork City's Daire O'Connor on Covid-19 shutdown

Wed, Apr 15 2020

O’Connor’s mother hails from Ballyvourney, where Daire spent a few of the very early years of his life, and his ...

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Dundalk boss Perth left unhappy by FAI approach for assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins

Wed, Apr 15 2020

Dundalk confirmed that the Football Association of Ireland made an approach for Higgins on Tuesday afternoon

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Wes Hoolahan to wear the red of Shelbourne once more for November Beaumont Hospital fundraiser

Tue, Apr 14 2020

Former internationals including Damien Duff, Niall Quinn and Keith Andrews will line out for the all-stars, while GAA stars Alan ...

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Kenny positivity can provide hope in uncertain times

Sat, Apr 11 2020

Opining on the extraordinary hold that sport has on society and the human psyche veteran broadcaster Michael Parkinson declared that ...

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Stephen Kenny's Goalkeeping options: Time for Talbot?

Sat, Apr 11 2020

Tom O'Connor takes a look at Stephen Kenny's goalkeeping options ahead of a busy second half of 2020 for the ...

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Extratime.ie eSports Cup taking shape as final four line-up revealed

Fri, Apr 10 2020

The action will be continued to be called by both Oisin Langan (@OisinLangan) and pro FIFA player, Eric Finn (@XampL_Xx)

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Stephen Kenny holds door open for League of Ireland players: 'I don't discriminate against anyone'

Thu, Apr 09 2020

The four-times league winner with Dundalk takes control of the senior team ahead of what promises to be a hectic ...

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Cork City put Turner's Cross naming rights up for sale as financial reality of shutdown bites

Wed, Apr 08 2020

The title naming rights to the iconic stadium, which is owned by the Munster Football Association, is among the “exciting ...

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How to help your League of Ireland club financially during the Coronavirus shutdown - a guide

Tue, Apr 07 2020

First-team and academy training has been suspended across the board as clubs put the health of their players and staff ...

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Shamrock Rovers' famous win in Belgrade part of Eir Sport's latest classic match series

Tue, Apr 07 2020

The channel plans to air Shamrock Rovers' unforgettable win over Partizan Belgrade in the 2011 UEFA Europa League as well ...

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Watch: Eight years ago today, Chris Forrester's wonderstrike as the Saints thrashed Rovers

Mon, Apr 06 2020

This day eight years ago, Chris Forrester scored one of the most stunning goals in League of Ireland history as ...

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Lessons in Football with Tom O'Connor - Your club, your class (UPDATED)

Sun, Apr 05 2020

With schools closed and League of Ireland games postponed, our reporter Tom O’Connor (@LOIMuinteoir) has been hard at work and ...

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Cork City launch pre-order for new red Adidas away kit

Thu, Apr 02 2020

The red and white motif with a retro black fade print was unveiled last month and continues the club’s association ...

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Cork City unveil April classic match schedule for Patreon subscribers

Wed, Apr 01 2020

For a monthly subscription of €25, fans will get access to the 1998 FAI Cup final replay win over Cork ...

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Quiz: Name every club to play in the League of Ireland Premier Division

Wed, Apr 01 2020

There are 24 teams to name in all - see if you can name them all. Let us know how ...

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The plane that didn't arrive, the stands that did - The story of Longford Town's maiden European voyage of 2001

Sat, Mar 28 2020

Such was the story behind getting the tie played, this trip was never really about the result such was the ...

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Alan Reynolds: You could say that I resigned, but basically I was sacked and rightly so

Sat, Mar 28 2020

A no-nonsense midfielder during his playing days, Waterford boss Alan Reynolds was initially thrown in the managerial deep end at ...

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