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Cork City Won The Battle Against Dundalk; Now They Must Win The War

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork's Kevin O'Connor celebrates scoring their second goal from a free kick with Karl Sheppard and Sean Maguire

If last season’s President’s Cup taught us anything, it’s that what happens is not necessarily indicative of what will follow for the league season. In that particular match, Cork City defeated Dundalk 2-0 at Turners Cross – but while Stephen Kenny’s Lilywhites lost the sprint, they still won the marathon in the form of a third consecutive Premier Division title. In …

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Stephen Kenny Hoping Daryl Horgan And Andy Boyle Can Both Earn Ireland Call-Ups

Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan 8/11/2016

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is hoping that former lilywhites Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle can both earn Ireland call ups following the duo’s selection to Martin O’Neill’s squad for the World Cup qualifier with Austria in November. Horgan and Boyle were both selected for O’Neill’s 28 man squad against Austria with Horgan named on the bench for the game in Vienna, …

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Ronan Finn In Awe Of Damien Duff And His ‘Phenomenal’ Work Ethic

Damien Duff 23/9/2016

A lot has changed for Ronan Finn since he was last at Shamrock Rovers. In his two year spell with Stephen Kenny’s wildly successful Dundalk side, Finn has won two League of Ireland titles, one FAI Cup and the only League of Ireland Player of the Month award of his 11 year career. The Dubliner has blossomed playing alongside the likes of Richie …

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Cork City Launch New Home Kit For 2017 Season

Cork City New Kit

Cork City have become the latest club to unveil a new home kit for the 2017 League of Ireland season. As usual, the kit will be green in colour, and the club has decided to move away from the white vertical stripe from the 2015/16 kit. Instead, City will wear a kit with a different shade of green on the …

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Colm Horgan Named New Captain Of Galway United

Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Second Round, Dalymount Park, Dublin 20/5/2016 Bohemians vs Galway United Bohemians' Ayman Ben Mohamed with Colm Horgan of Galway United Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway United fans are eagerly awaiting the new campaign to kick-off next month, with the visit of neighbours Sligo Rovers to Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday evening for the first pre-season game of the year. United fans have reason to be optimistic this season under a new management team led by former Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan. Keegan has made …

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Watch: Irish Youngster Ryan Manning Coolly Nets His First QPR Goal

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Ryan Manning of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Fulham at Loftus Road on January 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Irish prodigy Ryan Manning’s star has continued to rise since Ian Holloway took the reigns at the London side back in November.  Having been stuck in the reserves under former Rs boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Manning had been told he had no future at the Loftus Road club but he has – since the turn of the new year in particular …

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Dundalk Sign Former Chelsea Midfielder Conor Clifford

Republic of Ireland Squad Training 10/10/2012 Conor Clifford and Aiden McGeady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk have announced the signing of former Chelsea player Conor Clifford. The 25-year-old has joined the League of Ireland champions following a spell at non-league Boreham Wood. Clifford captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup success in 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Frank Lampard in the past. The Dublin native previously played for Leicester City and Southend while he …

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An XI Of League of Ireland Players That Could Break Into The Ireland Squad

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turners Cross, Cork 3/6/2016 Cork City vs Dundalk Sean Maguire of Cork with Brian Gartland of Dundalk Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Having looked at a number of ‘Granny Rule’ players that could make up an Irish XI, we now look at some League of Ireland options that could push themselves into Martin O’Neill’s plans. O’Neill has always had the openness to explore the eligibility rule that has served Ireland well over the years. However, many League of Ireland fans have vented their anger that …

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