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Dublin Selected As Host City For Euro 2020

The Aviva Stadium, Dublin has today been accepted as one of the hosts for Euro 2020. It is a historic day for Irish football and Irish sport in general as Ireland is set to host its first ever major football tournament, alongside twelve other European cities.  Dublin will host four matches altogether, including three group games as well as a last 16 …

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Bray Wanderers Vs St Patrick’s Athletic Match Preview

Bray Wanderers host St Patrick’s Athletic in tonight’s televised fixture. Stephen McDonnell is here to preview the Premier Division clash. The saints have come out on top in both fixtures so far this season, each game producing plenty of goals, pats have won 3-1 and 3-2 so far this season against Alan Mathews’ side. Bray’s last league outing saw them go down 2-1 …

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Athlone Town Vs Bohemians Match Preview

Athlone Town welcome Bohemians to Lissywoolen this coming Friday evening in a meeting of two resurgent teams. Adam Kelly previews the Premier Division clash. Athlone, who were, only a few short weeks ago a certainty for relegation are now only three points off UCD in search of a lifeline in the form of a relegation play-off which would be a two-legged …

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Finn Harps 4-1 Avondale United: FAI Cup Quarter-Final Replay

Finn Park was the venue as Finn Harps overcame a possible FAI Cup upset following their drawn fixture in Cork. Nigel Hegarty was at Finn Park to see Harps win comfortably and proceed to the semi-finals.  After a feisty and somewhat uninspiring encounter between Finn Harps and Avondale United ended in a 1-1 draw in Avondale Park on Sunday, the Munster Senior …

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Battle Of The Southeast: Wexford Vs Waterford United Preview

Southeast bragging rights are up for grabs tomorrow night in Ferrycarrig Park as Wexford Youths take on Waterford United. David Pheasey looks at how both teams are shaping up heading into this crucial end-of-season game.  Waterford United will make the short trip across the southeast to play local rivals Wexford Youths, in the final southeast derby of the season. While the …

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Another New Dawn For Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers have announced overnight that manager John Coleman and assistant manager Jimmy Bell have left the club to rejoin Accrington Stanley. Coleman took over the Bit O’ Red after the shock decision by the board to relieve Ian Baraclough of his duties after he had become Sligo Rovers’ most successful manager ever. Coleman came in and split the fan’s …

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What Next For The League Of Ireland First Division?

The SSE Airtricity League First Division is often described as the ‘graveyard’ of Irish football. As an avid fan of a club languishing in the second tier of  the League of Ireland, I believe that sadly, this is an apt description. There is a strong chance that the league could consist of  just seven teams next year, with rumours circulating …

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FAI Cup Replay – Dundalk Vs Shamrock Rovers Preview

Brendan Shiels previews the clash between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers as they head into their FAI Cup quarter-final replay tonight. Oriel Park is the venue as the Lilywhites and the Hoops both aim to book a place in the semi-finals. It will be the second of four occasions the two sides will meet in the months of September and October with …

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Robbie Keane – Time to Say Goodbye

At 34, Robbie Keane has kicked off what is likely to be his final campaign in an Irish jersey. 135 caps and 62 goals; his record speaks for itself. But the Tallaght native is no longer the force he used to be, and judging by the Georgia game, his name does not inspire fear amongst the defences of Europe. Moving …

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FAI Cup Round Up

This weekends domestic football was all about the Ford FAI Cup. With eight teams looking for a place in the semi finals, there was no shortage of drama.   St Patrick’s Athletic welcomed Dublin rivals Bohemian’s to Richmond Park, for what would turn into a five goal thriller. Boh’s took the lead on twenty minutes when Derek Pender put the …

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