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Simon Madden: 'There's always disappointment when players come back from England'

Sun, Sep 29 2019

Probably best known by League of Ireland observers as a consistently high-performing and dependable right-back, Simon Madden talks to Extratime.ie ...

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Galway's Project DNA - Was 2019 the first sign of a Tribal revival?

Wed, Sep 25 2019

Having cut his teeth managing the Under 17s as well as the Connacht Schoolboys over the past five years, Murphy ...

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The League of Ireland: A view from Abroad

Wed, Aug 21 2019

I have developed a long-standing ritual on Friday afternoons. At 2:45 pm, I open a browser on my computer at ...

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James Claffey's Sports Psychology Corner - Towell's take on all things mental

Sun, Aug 18 2019

The first article was really enjoyable and I’m really grateful for the comments and more importantly for the feedback from ...

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An indepth comparison of the European co-efficient: How close are Dundalk to making a breakthrough in Europe?

Sun, Aug 18 2019

Having just watched Dundalk thump Finn Harps 5-0 to take a commanding lead at the top of the Premier Division, ...

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Europa League Postcard from Bratislava (Slovan Bratislava -v- Dundalk)

Mon, Aug 12 2019

Despite that late disappointment, the 100 or so travelling Lilywhite Army enjoyed yet another great trip to one of Europe’s ...

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Postcard from Cyprus - The Green Line for Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Aug 02 2019

Having spent much of this week in Cyprus, both north and south of the UN controlled buffer zone that splits ...

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James Claffey's Introduction to Sport Psychology

Sat, Jul 20 2019

Hi everybody and welcome to my series of articles in relation to the wonderful world of sport psychology and mental ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 153 - The donnybrook near Donnybrook (Amanda McQuillan & Eric Molloy interviews)

Fri, Jul 19 2019

We talk about the post match altercations at UCD v Bohemians, the Under-19 Euros and University Games and the upcoming ...

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Education: Life Beyond Soccer -- #17 Amber Barrett

Tue, Jun 18 2019

The Republic of Ireland and Peamount United star tells Tom O'Connor about how hard work and a focus on education ...

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Niall Quinn's meagre plan for Irish football will need more than soft media coverage to pass muster

Tue, Jun 04 2019

Red Strike is the marketing company that underwrote the ‘Visionary Group’ blueprint for the future of Irish football presented at ...

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Robbie Hedderman: 'When the same person is always putting money in, it can end up badly'

Mon, May 27 2019

Having joined perennial SPL outfit Aberdeen as a 19-year old defender in 2001, Robbie Hedderman has come full circle, returning ...

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TV Review: Division: The Irish Soccer Split (RTÉ)

Sat, May 25 2019

Narrated by a husky-sounding Aidan Gillen, who seems to drift in and out of his ‘John Boy’ Power persona, Division: ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 145 - There is no LOI in Team (Town or Tribe)

Tue, May 14 2019

We caught up with the SSE Airtricity League First Division's top scorer this week as Cabinteely striker Rob Manley joined ...

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Paul Skinner: Every team is beating each other and it's going to be a very difficult remainder to the season

Sun, May 12 2019

From being well down the goalkeeping pecking order at Glasgow Celtic to currently assisting Drogheda United in their quest for ...

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Time for Shields

Sun, May 05 2019

Casio, Seiko, TAG Heuer. All know the importance of accurate timing. In the League of Ireland, Dundalk appear to share ...

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