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Cork City Won The Battle Against Dundalk; Now They Must Win The War

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork's Kevin O'Connor celebrates scoring their second goal from a free kick with Karl Sheppard and Sean Maguire

If last season’s President’s Cup taught us anything, it’s that what happens is not necessarily indicative of what will follow for the league season. In that particular match, Cork City defeated Dundalk 2-0 at Turners Cross – but while Stephen Kenny’s Lilywhites lost the sprint, they still won the marathon in the form of a third consecutive Premier Division title. In …

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Giovanni Trapattoni Could Be Set For New National Team Role

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 14: Ireland national team manager Giovanni Trapattoni looks on during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Former Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni could be set for an international management comeback after applying for a new position. The Irish Independent have reported that the veteran tactician has applied for the vacant South Africa post. The Bafana Bafana are without a manager since the departure of Ephraim Mashaba who was sacked before Christmas. Roberto Mancini is also said to be in …

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England Hoping To Secure The Services Of Irish Underage Star Conor Ronan

Conor Ronan

Ireland youth international Conor Ronan has reportedly drawn interest from the English FA fuelling speculation about his international future. The Irish Independent claim that the 18-year-old Wolves player is on the radar of the England underage set up with representatives hoping that he will change his allegiances. The youngster has broken into Wolves first team under manager Paul Lambert and has …

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The Ireland Form XI Going Into The World Cup Qualifier Against Wales

Martin O'Neill Roy Keane Ireland

With the countdown to the crunch tie with Wales well underway, we look at Ireland’s form team going into the Dublin clash. It has been a good few months for Irish football. Some Irishmen are enjoying their most productive seasons to date, and there has been a surge in the amount of young Irish players coming through in the Championship. This following …

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Stephen Kenny Hoping Daryl Horgan And Andy Boyle Can Both Earn Ireland Call-Ups

Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan 8/11/2016

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is hoping that former lilywhites Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle can both earn Ireland call ups following the duo’s selection to Martin O’Neill’s squad for the World Cup qualifier with Austria in November. Horgan and Boyle were both selected for O’Neill’s 28 man squad against Austria with Horgan named on the bench for the game in Vienna, …

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Ronan Finn In Awe Of Damien Duff And His ‘Phenomenal’ Work Ethic

Damien Duff 23/9/2016

A lot has changed for Ronan Finn since he was last at Shamrock Rovers. In his two year spell with Stephen Kenny’s wildly successful Dundalk side, Finn has won two League of Ireland titles, one FAI Cup and the only League of Ireland Player of the Month award of his 11 year career. The Dubliner has blossomed playing alongside the likes of Richie …

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Cork City Launch New Home Kit For 2017 Season

Cork City New Kit

Cork City have become the latest club to unveil a new home kit for the 2017 League of Ireland season. As usual, the kit will be green in colour, and the club has decided to move away from the white vertical stripe from the 2015/16 kit. Instead, City will wear a kit with a different shade of green on the …

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