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FAI Announce New Structure For League Of Ireland

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The FAI today announced a new structure for the League of Ireland. As part of the announcement of next season’s fixture-list, the association declared that the number of teams in the Premier Division will decrease. The Premier Division and First Division have been split 12-8 in recent times, but as of 2018 this will be 10-10. Therefore, 2017 will see …

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League Of Ireland Managers Begin Light-Hearted Twitter Feud In Reaction To Gabay Report

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The League of Ireland report delivered by professional brand expert Jonathan Gabay on Thursday produced many talking points. The report, commissioned by the FAI, was supposed to pinpoint what could be improved in order to increase awareness and attendances in the national league. At the Aviva stadium to deliver my rebranding report to press on league of Ireland pic.twitter.com/7hOHd9wsfk — …

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Daryl Horgan And Andy Boyle Set For Dream FA Cup Debuts

DUNDALK, IRELAND - JULY 22: Daryl Horgan of Dundalk (R) applauds the supporters during the Champions League 2nd round qualifying game at Oriel Park on July 22, 2015 in Dundalk, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle could be set for debuts against high profile opposition. Preston North End welcome Arsenal to Deepdale in their third round FA Cup tie and Simon Grayson has hinted that the duo could be in contention to feature. Newstalk reported that the Preston boss will run the rule over the former Dundalk duo in the coming weeks. …

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Has Everton’s James McCarthy Finally Won Over Ronald Koeman?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: James McCarthy of Everton is pursued by Francis Coquelin (L) and Mesut Ozil (C) of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

James McCarthy seems to be firmly back in Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s plans. After an injury-plagued season, the Irish midfielder put in an impressive performance in Everton’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night. Although it will take more than one game to win the full backing of his manager, Tuesday can certainly allow the Glasweigen to gather some momentum. …

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Opinion: Could Three At The Back Be The Perfect Fit For Ireland?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With another year drawing to a close, Martin O’Neill oversaw eighteen international games and deployed several different formations in 2016. However one personal favourite of the Derryman has yet to feature in his three years in charge. With three months until Ireland’s next game, he has plenty of time to mull over a potentially exciting system. The ‘three at the back’ …

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St. Pat’s Retain Potent Striker’s Services

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League of Ireland Premier Division side St. Patrick’s Athletic have confirmed that striker Christy Fagan will remain at the club. The ex-Bohemians striker has signed a new two-year deal, which will see him continue his spell at Inchicore until 2018. The best striker in Ireland will play for @stpatsfc in 2017 & 2018! Christy Fagan remains a Saint! #Saints2017 pic.twitter.com/QQqhSBvLDk — …

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Daryl Horgan Fails To Shine As Dundalk Fall Just Short

UEFA Europa League Group Stage, Tallaght Stadium Dublin 24/11/2016 Dundalk vs AZ Alkmaar Az Alkmaar’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Daryl Horgan of Dundalk Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Dundalk went into Thursday’s Europa League game against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar with qualification to the later stages of the tournament still an achievable goal. Zenit St. Petersburg were the group’s runaway leaders leaving second place a possibility for the other three teams. Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant, Roy Keane, were both in attendance and rumours had been …

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