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Why The League Of Ireland Needs UCD

Yes they haven’t tapped in to the hearts of their student body and they only attract 217 on average to home games. But UCD is an LoI institution. _____ Cork City are the current standard bearers of how a LOI club should be run- community centred, large attendances every week, an emphasis on family while also keeping the ‘Ultras’ happy, local sponsors and …

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UCD Pile More Misery On Shels: The One-Minute Lowdown

Another week and another defeat for Shelbourne, their fourth in a row. Tensions will be high in Tolka Park and it nearly boiled over as a home fan approached manager Kevin Doherty just before the final whistle and vented his frustration, regarding the team’s performance. UCD will undoubtedly be happy to revenge their earlier loss in season and put themselves into …

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Ex-Derry City Striker Farren Needs Help In Cancer Battle

The family of Derry City legend Mark Farren are appealing for help in raising the €30,000 needed in order to send Mark to an elite cancer treatment centre in Germany.  The Donegal native, who appeared over 200 times for Derry, has had a long battle with cancer over the last number of years. A month ago Mark underwent his third surgery, which removed …

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Premier Division Preview: Sligo & Limerick Scrap At The Bottom

There’s no getting away from the Premier Division action this weekend with games taking place on Friday, Saturday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend, including a televised double header on Monday. The final night’s action includes Dundalk’s return to Oriel Park to face Bray Wanderers, whilst Bohemians will play Cork City at Dalymount in the second televised game. The …

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Poor Performing Drogs Travel To Unbeaten Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers host Louth club Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium tonight, which will conclude both side’s first round of league fixtures. Both Rovers and Drogs are coming off the back of very disappointing results, as the Hoops could only muster a last minute equaliser against bottom club Limerick at Jackman Park, while Drogheda were slaughtered at home by newly-promoted Longford Town 0-3. Drogheda …

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Young Talent Points To A Bright Future For The LOI

With all the talk of Irish internationals returning to grace the League of Ireland and the departure of exciting players such as Ryan Manning, Brian Lenihan, Patrick Hoban, Michael Duffy and Rory Gaffney amongst others, Tom O’Connor discusses the future prospects of some of the next crop of young LOI superstars. In goal, Bray’s Stephen Mc Guinness (20) has been a …

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Shelbourne Return Home To Face UCD

Shelbourne return to Tolka Park after two consecutive weeks on the road in the league. They will be hosting their south Dublin rivals UCD, who currently sit in fourth, one place and three points ahead of their hosts. The home side have failed to win a match since the fixture away to Cabinteely over a month ago. In their last five …

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Cabinteely Host Unbeaten League Leaders Finn Harps

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Ollie Horgan’s league leaders Finn Harps travel to Stradbrook to face Eddie Gormley’s Cabinteely as the Donegal outfit look to continue their unbeaten start to the season. The hosts, Cabinteely, have lost three of their last four games, the latest being a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Wexford Youths just last week, meaning Gormley’s side are now down to …

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Dunleavy’s Injury Will Have A Major Effect On Cork City

The news that John Dunleavy is to miss out on at least four months of action has come at a terrible time for the Leesiders but it could have far reaching consequences on a push for silverware this year. Since coming  to Cork City the Donegal man immediately had the traits of a future captain. Settling into his role as …

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Throwback Thursday: Pat Sullivan’s Strike vs Partizan

With the confirmation today that all four Premier Division sides competing in Europe this season have been awarded their UEFA licences, it got us thinking back to European performances of the past, and in particular Pat Sullivan’s superb strike against Partizan Belgrade.  After equalising through Sullivan’s now-iconic hit, Rovers were given a lifeline. His goal was to be crucial in …

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