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The Significance Of Dundalk’s Historic Progress In Europe

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 2/8/2016 Dundalk vs BATE Borisov The Dundalk Team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

Dundalk became the first Irish team to reach the final Champions League qualifying round since Shelbourne in 2004, when the Dubliners were ultimately defeated by Deportivo La Coruna. Dundalk’s stunning 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday night was significant and historical in several ways. The obvious place to start is to look at the cash injection the Lilywhites …

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St. Patrick’s Athletic Reject €5,000 FAI Grant With Cutting Statement

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Richmond Park, Dublin 17/5/2016 St. Patrick's Athletic vs Finn Harps A general view of Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic have become the latest club to reject the FAI’s “Strategic Planning” funding. Irish football’s governing body announced last week that a total of €100,000 would divided between the 20 League of Ireland clubs, amounting to €5,000 per club. Many League of Ireland fans saw this as an insult and yet another example of the poor attitude the …

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Tournament Football: Ireland’s Greatest XI Selection

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 08:  Damien Duff of Ireland during the Carling Nations Cup match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on February 8, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Now that the dust has well and truly settled on the Republic of Ireland’s heroics at the European Championships in France and Robbie Brady can be content in the knowledge that he has earned himself a ‘Reeling in the Years’ clip to rival Ray Houghton’s and David O’Leary’s, it’s interesting to look back on the six major tournaments that the …

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Dundalk, Celtic And Man City Discover Their Champions League Playoff Opponents

Dundalk's David McMillan celebrates his first goal

Dundalk, Celtic and Manchester City were all in the draw for the Champions League playoffs in Nyon this morning. Stephen Kenny’s side recorded one of the greatest results in League of Ireland history on Tuesday night when they beat BATE Borisov 3-0 at Tallaght Stadium, at the very least guaranteeing Europa League group stage football. Their reward for progression will …

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The Draw For The FAI Cup Third Round Has Been Made

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 8/11/2015 Dundalk vs Cork City Daryl Horgan and manager Stephen Kenny Mandatory Credit ©

The draw for the FAI Cup third round took place in Tipperary this morning. Having entered the draw in the previous round, most of the League of Ireland clubs remain in the hunt for the trophy, with a number of non-league participants thrown in for good measure. Holders Dundalk will continue their quest to retain the trophy with an away tie …

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We Speak To IRUPA & The PFAI About Life After Sport In Ireland Today

Aviva Stadium Opening Ceremony 14/5/2010 General view of the Tricolour, IRFU, FAI flags Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Venture capitalist and Angel investor Chris Sacca, who became a billionaire after investing in tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, is a big name in California’s famed tech hub Silicon Valley. Located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, the valley is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it’s a place where start-up companies …

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Throwback Thursday: Jackie Charlton’s Last Wacky Adventure With Ireland

Republic of Ireland v Holland 13/12/1995 Jack Charlton and Maurice Setters say a final farewell to the Irish Fans ©INPHO/James Meehan

When we think back to USA ’94, it’s hard to look past that astonishing victory over Italy. We often reminisce joyously about McGrath frustrating Roberto Baggio, Ray Houghton confounding Gianluca Pagliuca and Jack Charlton berating every nearby FIFA official. It’s quite easy to forget whatever else occurred during that tournament. We prefer to envisage the team as heroes and the …

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