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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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Watch: Robbie Keane Leaves Goalie Son No Chance With Backyard Screamer, Celebrates Like Shearer

The look on young Robert Keane’s face at the end of this video screams, ‘Somebody, please get this man a club.’ His father, the Republic of Ireland’s record international goalscorer Robbie Keane, left MLS franchise LA Galaxy when his contract ended at the close of 2016, but made it clear that he had no intention of retiring at that point. …

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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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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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Has Aiden McGeady’s Club Form Put Him In Line To Start Against Wales?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 03: Aiden McGeady (2nd L) is tackled by Glenn Whelan (L) of the Republic of Ireland during a training session at Aviva Stadium on June 3, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. The Republic of Ireland play England in a friendly game this coming Sunday, the first meeting between the two sides in Dublin since the abandonment of a game in 1995 due to hooliganism. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Over the weekend Preston, a club with a substantial Irish contingent, recorded a 4-2 victory over Brentford. Daryl Horgan scored his first goal for the Lilywhites since joining from Dundalk, but it was Aiden McGeady who grabbed all the headlines. McGeady’s place was said to be under threat by the Galwegian following his Europa League heroics. Horgan is a tremendous talent …

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Watch: Ireland’s Robbie Brady Curls Home Stunning Free-Kick Against Chelsea

Robbie Brady was one of several Irish players on the move in the January transfer window as he became Burnley’s record signing. He’s become crucial to Martin O’Neill’s side in recent years with his expertise in dead-ball situations adding another dimension to the national team’s attack. He’s showed off those famed capabilities in some style today as he curled a …

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