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FAI Announce New Structure For League Of Ireland

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The FAI today announced a new structure for the League of Ireland. As part of the announcement of next season’s fixture-list, the association declared that the number of teams in the Premier Division will decrease. The Premier Division and First Division have been split 12-8 in recent times, but as of 2018 this will be 10-10. Therefore, 2017 will see …

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Rising Stars: Six League Of Ireland Youngsters Who Could Be The Next Big Thing

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Stade de France, France 13/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Sweden Ireland's Shane Long and James McClean Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With Dundalk currently flying high in the Europa League, the League of Ireland is enjoying a welcome spell in the limelight. Attention is being attracted from sources previously oblivious to the Irish domestic game. The league’s top young talents are constantly being drawn across the water to English outfits but there are now even clubs from further afield interested in …

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Stephen McPhail Appointed In New Role With Shamrock Rovers

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: Stephen McPhail of Cardiff City celebrates victory following the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 6th Round match between Middlesbrough and Cardiff City on March 9, 2008 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Having only just retired from Shamrock Rovers, ex-midfielder Stephen McPhail has landed a new role as sporting director of the Dublin club. The ex Ireland International whose career saw him represent  Leeds United, Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City before returning home to Ireland in 2014 and joining Rovers. Shamrock Rovers today  announced McPhail’s appointment with the following statement on …

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Opinion: A Defining Era Lies Ahead For The League of Ireland And Its Clubs

A peculiarly bleak atmosphere lingered in the stands during Dundalk FC’s 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers last Tuesday night. Hoops supporters riled the home fans by applauding each of the seemingly endless line of players who hobbled to the touchline and wasted an extra few minutes. Perhaps Dundalk fans have become a little too pampered by success and don’t react …

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Opinion: Why Stephen Kenny Should Be The Next Ireland Manager

Ok. I know. You’ve read the headline and thought to yourself “Jesus, that’s a bit strong isn’t it?” It’s the usual tactic. I think “click-bait” is what it’s pejoratively referred to in the media industry. It’s Conor McGregor saying he’s going to kill his next opponent. It’s Arsenal being tipped to buy a top striker (yeah, right). It’s Katie Price having cellulite …

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