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Leeds Reward Irish Prospect’s Brilliant Form With New Long-Term Contract

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Conor Shaughnessy of Leeds United during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Leeds United and Port Vale at Elland Road on August 9, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Leeds United have given Conor Shaughnessy a new long-term deal after his encouraging start to the season. The 21-year-old former Ireland youth international, who only made his Championship debut last month, has impressed new manager Thomas Christiansen sufficiently to have started in two games and all three of Leeds’ Carabao Cup games ever since. ✍️ #LUFC are delighted to announce …

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Watch: Paddy McCourt Channels His Inner Maradona To Score A Superb Solo Goal

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Finn Harps’ Paddy McCourt provided a moment of magic in his side’s Premier Divison clash with Sligo Rovers on Saturday night. With the home side 1-0 down thanks to Vinny Faherty’s opener, the former Celtic midfielder gave fans a timely reminder of his outstanding technical ability to waltz through the Slgo Rovers defence with less than ten minutes remaining to …

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Waterford Promoted To League Of Ireland Premier Division

Waterford FC have been promoted to the League of Ireland Premier Division after rivals Cobh Ramblers fell to a 3-0 defeat on Saturday night at home to Cabinteely. Goals from Joe Doyle (2) and Dean Casey gave Cabinteely the win to hand Waterford the title as they now lead by eight points with two games remaining. Alan Reynold’s side have now …

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Cup Win Keeps Dundalk Success On Track

Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk side have been the fairy tale story of League of Ireland football over the last three years. They’ve collected every league title available in that time as well as enjoying the most successful and fervently followed European run in recent memory. Unfortunately for the Co Louth side, they have been the victim of their own success. Their outstanding …

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Dundalk Sweep Shamrock Rovers Aside To Win The EA Sports Cup Final

EA Sports Cup Final, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 16/9/2017 Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Dundalk's Patrick McEleney celebrates scoring his sides second goal

Dundalk claimed the first major piece of silverware on offer this season by defeating Shamrock Rovers in the EA Sports Cup final on Saturday. Both sides came into this match in tremendous form, which in turn suggested that this would be a tight contest. Changes for both sides, primarily a Dundalk defence that saw recalls for goalkeeper Gabriel Sava and defenders Sean …

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EA Sports Cup Final: A Shamrock Rovers/Dundalk Combined XI

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth 23/7/2017 Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers Dundalk's Robbie Benson with Brandon Miele of Rovers

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk do battle in Tallaght this weekend looking to take home the first major silverware of the season in the form of the EA Sports Cup. The two sides come into this clash very much in form – both with seven wins in a row behind them – and with the league definitely beyond one and just …

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SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Predictions: Week 28

The EA Sports Cup final between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers (along with the small matter of the All-Ireland final) may take centre stage this weekend but there are also four crucial SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches to look forward to. (All kick-offs are 7:45pm unless specified) FRIDAY Bray Wanderers v Limerick Just how does Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny …

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