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Five League of Ireland New Arrivals to Watch This Season

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With the SSE Airtricity League all set to kick off once again this Friday, Pundit Arena takes a look at five new additions to the Premier Division worth keeping an eye on in 2017. The transfer window was slammed violently shut on Wednesday at 11pm and while talent such as Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan has departed Irish shores this winter, there has been …

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Watch: Cork City’s New Signing Bested Raheem Sterling In Soccer AM’s ‘Skill Skool’ In 2010

Nanetti Sterling Cork City

Cork City beat the deadline day clock on Wednesday to complete the signing of Italian winger Christian Nanetti. The 25-year-old has signed from Welling United, having played for a number of non-league clubs in England and Scotland after moving to England from Bologna as sixteen-year-old. However, it was as a youth player at Queens Park Rangers in 2010 that he …

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Five Marquee Signings That Could Light Up The League Of Ireland

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: David Forde of Portsmouth celebrates his teams third goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Mansfield Town at Fratton Park on November 12, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

The League of Ireland close-season has seen some impressive signings recently. With players like Conor Clifford and Paddy McCourt entering the league this season, some other potential recruitments could light up the Premier Division.  One of the major stumbling blocks for League of Ireland clubs in the past have been down to wage demands but signings of Damien Duff’s ilk …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part Two

2017 SSE Airtricity League Season Launch, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 14/2/2017 Sligo Rovers Craig Roddan with Limerick’s Dave O’Connor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

With the League of Ireland due to kick-off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead.   In part one of our season preview we looked at how Bohemians, Bray Wanderers, Cork City, Derry City, Drogheda United and the champions, Dundalk, are shaping up. In part two we exam the six …

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Exciting Young Striker Deemed Eligible To Play For The Republic Of Ireland

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Callum Robinson (C) of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Arsenal at Deepdale on January 7, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Preston have been hot on the lips of Ireland fans of late given their strong contingent of current and potential internationals. Between Daryl Horgan’s quick transition and Aiden McGeady’s resurrection at Deepdale, Preston North End has become a sanctuary for the Irish. The number of Irish internationals could be set to increase too, with Kilburn Times journalist Rob Brennan (via Balls.ie) …

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Former Celtic Cult Hero Paddy McCourt Returns To The League Of Ireland

Paddy McCourt

Former Celtic and Northern Ireland winger Paddy McCourt has officially rejoined the League of Ireland after nine years away, signing for Premier Division side Finn Harps. The “Derry Pelé” had been without a club since leaving Glenavon two months ago, and has now signed for Ollie Horgan’s outfit just in time for the beginning of the new season. Paddy McCourt Signs …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part One

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk The two teams line up ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the League of Ireland due to kick off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead. With a busy transfer window and some impressive overseass signings, a number of teams will be hoping to stop Dundalk’s attempts at claiming a fourth successive league title. Shamrock Rovers and Cork City look …

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Tributes Pour In After Irish Ex-Footballer Paul McCarthy Passes Away Aged Just 45

10 Mar 2001: Roy Essandoh and Paul McCarthy of Wycombe celebrate after beating Leicester City in the quarter final of the FA Cup after the Leicester City v Wycombe Wanderers match in the FA Cup Sixth Round at Filbert Street, Leicester. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT

Former Brighton, Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United defender Paul McCarthy has died of a suspected heart attack, aged just 45 years old, according to Talksport. Cork-born McCarthy, who played at youth level with Roy Keane, was a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international and played over 400 league games in the lower divisions of English football. He started his career …

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