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EURO 2020 Qualifier Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Denmark

Sun, Nov 17 2019

The Boys in Green eased past New Zealand on Thursday evening, but they will be acutely aware that the threat ...

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EURO 2020 Qualifier Preview: Northern Ireland -v- Netherlands

Sat, Nov 16 2019

The Michael O’Neill managerial era with Northern Ireland is coming to an end but he will continue to double job ...

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International Friendly Preview: Republic of Ireland -v-New Zealand

Wed, Nov 13 2019

The Boys in Green were victorious in their previous friendly encounter at home to Bulgaria, with a comfortable 3-1 win

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WFAI Cup Final Preview: Peamount United -v- Wexford Youths

Sat, Nov 02 2019

Peas were defeated in last year’s decider by a solitary goal from Katrina Parrock in the first-half despite a late ...

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Play-Off Final Preview: Finn Harps -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Nov 01 2019

Harps trail the tie after a first-leg defeat by a solitary goal, with Drogheda forward Chris Lyons scoring with a ...

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Play-Off Final Preview: Drogheda United -v- Finn Harps

Mon, Oct 28 2019

The United Park showdown comes just three days after the win over Cabo, with defender Luke McNally scoring a sensational ...

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League Preview: Waterford -v- UCD

Fri, Oct 25 2019

UCD are winless in the league since July, when they defeated Bohemians at the UCD Bowl

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Oct 25 2019

Derry City fell to a bitterly disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to St Patrick’s Athletic last time out, a result ...

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

Fri, Oct 25 2019

The Lilywhites had already secured a fifth title in six years last month thanks to a 3-2 win over second-placed ...

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Sligo Rovers

Thu, Oct 24 2019

Pender confirmed at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that he will retire from football after the visit of the ...

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League Play-Off Preview: Drogheda United -v- Cabinteely

Thu, Oct 24 2019

Drogheda fell behind last week through Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters excellent early strike, before Jake Hyland levelled in the second period

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Cork City

Thu, Oct 24 2019

Shamrock Rovers head into their final league game of the year with 72 points to their name from 35 league ...

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Derry City

Sat, Oct 19 2019

Derry City have won one of their previous four league outings – with a 4-0 win at home over Cork ...

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

Fri, Oct 18 2019

The Inchicore side trail Bohs by eight points with three games left (Pat’s have a game in hand against Derry ...

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League Preview: Cork City -v- Dundalk

Fri, Oct 18 2019

Vinny Perth’s Lilywhites have only conceded nine goals away from home in the league all season, while also scoring 30 ...

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League Play-Off Preview: Cabinteely -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Oct 18 2019

Since Cabinteely’s introduction to the League of Ireland in 2015, the sides have met on ten occasions, with Drogheda winning ...

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EURO 2020 Qualifier Preview: Switzerland -v- Republic of Ireland

Mon, Oct 14 2019

Switzerland fell to defeat last time out against Denmark in Copenhagen despite dominating much of the game in Scandinavia

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League Play-Off Preview: Longford Town -v- Cabinteely

Fri, Oct 11 2019

Longford have only conceded eight league goals at home this term, the joint best in the division along with eventual ...

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Euro 2021 European Qualifier Preview: Republic of Ireland U21 -v- Italy U21

Thu, Oct 10 2019

Ireland are currently enjoying top spot in the group taking maximum points in their first three games with Iceland on ...

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EURO 2021 Qualifier Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Ukraine

Mon, Oct 07 2019

The Republic of Ireland have never met the Ukraine before in a competitive outing

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Oct 05 2019

Sligo Rovers have had an impressive record against Stephen Bradley’s side this year, winning, drawing and losing once

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

Fri, Oct 04 2019

St Patrick’s Athletic are unbeaten under new manager Stephen O’Donnell with two draws and two wins under his belt as ...

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League Play-Off Preview: Cabinteely -v- Longford Town

Thu, Oct 03 2019

Rob Manley’s 17 league goals have amounted to 44% of the Green and White’s total league tally for 2019 – ...

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- UCD

Thu, Oct 03 2019

Harps are just six points ahead of The Students with four games left to play and the Donegal club will ...

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UEFA Youth League Preview: Bohemians U19 -v- PAOK

Wed, Oct 02 2019

The Greek side reached the play-off rounds of last year’s competition, where they were edged out by a single goal ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Dundalk

Sat, Sep 28 2019

Liam Buckley has led his re-invigorated Sligo to the last four of the FAI Cup during his first year at ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Bohemians -v- Shamrock Rovers

Thu, Sep 26 2019

Bohemians have had a rather turbulent journey to the last four of the cup, only edging past First Division opposition ...

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Cork City

Thu, Sep 26 2019

Declan Devine’s side are still pushing to ensure a European place for next season with five games left to play ...

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Leinster Senior Cup Preview: UCD -v- Crumlin United

Mon, Sep 23 2019

The Students are winless at home in the Leinster Senior Cup since 2017 – when they defeated Drogheda United by ...

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League Preview: Dundalk -v- Shamrock Rovers

Mon, Sep 23 2019

However, a draw for Dundalk would see them remain 12 points clear of Shamrock Rovers, who would then need to ...

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Drogheda United

Sat, Sep 21 2019

Bray, four points behind Cabinteely and seven clear of Limerick will finish fifth this season, a place outside the playoffs ...

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League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Longford Town

Sat, Sep 21 2019

Longford Town are the visitors to St Colman’s Park on Saturday night (kick off 7.45pm) and with De Town already ...

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Cabinteely

Sat, Sep 21 2019

With a playoff spot now secured, Cabo boss Pat Devlin admits he is hoping that his side can express themselves ...

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League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Galway United

Sat, Sep 21 2019

It has been another tough season for the Midlands club and their current form reflects it. The side have not ...

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Limerick

Sat, Sep 21 2019

The Reds secured their first ever First Division crown last week with a dramatic 3-1 win away to nearest challengers ...

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League Preview: UCD -v- Sligo Rovers

Fri, Sep 20 2019

Maciej Tarnogrodzki’s side earned a hard-fought point at Richmond Park last time out- their first clean sheet in almost a ...

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League Preview: Waterford -v- Dundalk

Fri, Sep 20 2019

he Blues most recently defeated Bohemians as well as Cork City in the league, and the side drew with Derry ...

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League Preview: Cork City -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Sep 20 2019

Recently appointed manager Neale Fenn is still looking for his first win since taking over and that surely adds to ...

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Leinster Senior Cup Preview: Cabinteely -v- St Patrick's Athletic

Sat, Sep 14 2019

Cabo secured their place in the First Division playoffs on Friday evening thanks to a comprehensive 3-1 win over Athlone ...

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League Preview: Longford Town -v- Bray Wanderers

Sat, Sep 14 2019

Daire Doyle’s side had no scheduled game last week, after they were knocked out of the FAI Cup by Bohemians ...

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EA Sports Cup Final Preview: Derry City -v- Dundalk

Sat, Sep 14 2019

Derry reached the final of the EA Sports Cup thanks to an extra-time victory over Waterford last month thanks to ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Sep 13 2019

Ben O’Riordan is the Rams only absentee heading Westwards, missing out with suspension

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Waterford

Fri, Sep 13 2019

Lying in third position on 49 points, the Gypsies know that Europa League qualification is in their own hands – ...

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Sep 13 2019

Sligo reached the FAI Cup semi-finals with a four-nil win over UCD last time out

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Sep 13 2019

United Park is expected to be full to capacity on Friday evening, with a large travelling contingent from the capital ...

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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Athlone Town

Thu, Sep 12 2019

Cabinteely head into the pivotal clash off the back of a point against Cobh Ramblers last time out

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Friendly Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Bulgaria

Mon, Sep 09 2019

Ireland are unbeaten in their previous six games, but they have not scored over 2.5 goals in the last ten ...

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EURO 2020 Qualifier: Northern Ireland -v- Germany

Sun, Sep 08 2019

Michael O'Neill's men have done everything asked of them so far in this campaign - winning all four of their ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Galway United -v- Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Sep 06 2019

Alan Murphy’s side secured their passage to the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup thanks to a sensational last 16 win ...

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EURO 2020 Qualifier Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Switzerland

Wed, Sep 04 2019

Mick McCarthy’s side head into the Thursday evening showdown having picked up an encouraging ten points out of a possible ...

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