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League of Ireland Preview – Athlone Town vs Cork City

Stephen Walsh previews Friday night’s League of Ireland clash between Athlone Town and Cork City. Athlone Town Athlone Town will be hoping to build on their improving recent good form this Friday night when they entertain second-placed Cork City. Athlone earned two draws against Shamrock Rovers and UCD in recent weeks to keep the dream of Premier Division survival still alive. Keith …

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Top 10 Traits Of A League of Ireland Fan

Stephen Walsh, a self-proclaimed League of Ireland fanatic, discusses the Top 10 Traits of every Irish domestic football fan. League of Ireland fans are a breed apart; travelling up and down the country in the best and worst of weather to support a league which is treated with total disdain by the rest of the public. Who else would travel from …

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League of Ireland U19 Season – What To Expect

The 2014/15 SSE Airtricity League of Ireland u19 season is upon us and if last season is anything to go by, it should be another fantastic year for underage football in Ireland. As we enter the fourth edition of the u19 season, it’s clear that this league has been a superb addition to the football calendar in the country. Hundreds of …

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Cork City Striker Rob Lehane – Balancing Study & Sport

Stephen Walsh recently caught up with Cork City striker Rob Lehane on the challenges of balancing college and professional sport, as well as getting his thoughts on the season so far. Editor’s Note: At the time of the interview Rob Lehane was out with an ankle injury but it is hoped that he’ll be back for the game this Friday week against Shamrock …

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Dan Murray Interview After Goal Against Bohemians

Friday night saw Cork City stalwart Dan Murray score his first goal for the club since re-signing from Shamrock Rovers under Tommy Dunne back in 2012. His late strike ensured that City remain in the Cup after his late goalmouth scramble cancelled out Dinny Corcoran’s earlier goal. When this writer caught up with the club’s all time leading European goal …

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John Caulfield reflects after draw with Bohemians

John Caulfield took time to speak to the media following his side’s 2-2 draw with Bohemians in the fourth round of the FAI Ford Cup. He had just watched his side come from behind twice in normal time to draw with Bohemians and set up a replay in Dalymount Park next Monday with a 7.45pm kick off owing to goals …

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Offer For Brian Lenihan Accepted By Cork City

Cork City have announced that they have accepted an offer from an unknown club for Brian Lenihan, believed to be Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion. Cork City published this statement on their official website today: Cork City Football Club can confirm that the club has received an offer for our player, Brian Lenihan, which has been accepted. The club will not be making any further …

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Derry City vs Cork City LOI Preview

Derry City entertain second placed Cork City this Friday night at the Brandywell knowing that a win could potentially take them into fifth place ahead of Sligo Rovers. Cork City have proven to be the better of the two teams this season with a Darren Dennehy header in March sealing three points at the Brandywell. While in Peter Hutton’s first …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 23

Conor Hayes is here with three conclusions from the recent Gameweek in the League of Ireland, where Colin Healy was the star for Cork City. 1. Colin Healy gives Cork fans a moment they’ll never forget Supporting a team in the League of Ireland can be tough. There’s often very little pay-off for your unwavering loyalty, your team and league are ignored …

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