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League Of Ireland: Can We Produce Our Own International Players?

Shane McDonnell attempts to understand why there are no international players in the League of Ireland, and why there is no attempt to produce players capable of playing on football’s biggest stage. In the past two years, several former Irish internationals have returned to the League of Ireland to see out the remainder of their careers. Keith Fahey, Liam Miller …

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Shelbourne Take All Three Points From Athlone Visit

Shelbourne secured a 3-1 win on a chilly summer’s night at Tolka Park. The match had its share of controversy but a fine display by the hosts meant they took all three points and kept their sights firmly on the promotion race back to the Premier Division. It was the home side that got off to a flying start after …

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Brennan And McGrath Strikes Sink Drogheda

It was a game of two halves for Killian Brennan as he turned from zero to hero for St. Patrick’s Athletic as they ground out a hard-fought 2-0 win against Johnny McDonnell’s Drogheda United. Pats had a lot of the ball in the opening few minutes and it was Brennan who went closest to opening the scoring on the ten …

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Drogheda & St. Pat’s Look To Return To Winning Ways

Following their European exit, St. Patrick’s Athletic travel to Drogheda on Friday night as both sides look to get back to winning ways. Drogheda were on a four-game unbeaten run until a cruel deflection in the 89th minute from a Darren Meenan free kick gave Dundalk victory in the Louth Derby a fortnight ago. Speaking about that game to the …

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Cork City To Host St. Pat’s In FAI Cup Third Round

The draw for the third round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup was made today, throwing up one marquee clash, which sees Cork City host holders St. Patrick’s Athletic at Turner’s Cross.  Elsewhere, Dundalk have been handed an away tie versus Galway United while Derry City host Drogheda and Bohemians welcome Bray Wanderers to Dalymount Park. Non-league club Cobh …

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Drogheda United Succumb To Scottish Side Falkirk In 7-Goal Thriller

It was Scottish Championship side Falkirk who ran out 5-2 winners over Drogheda in what was an entertaining friendly at United Park on Saturday afternoon. It was the visitors who took the lead eight minutes in through a well-worked move. Luke Leahy’s cross was headed down by Heffernan to Tom Taiwo, who hit a brilliant volley into the bottom corner …

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Europa League: Rovers & UCD Advance While Pat’s & Cork Bow Out

UCD join Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers while St. Patrick’s Athletic and Cork City crash out after disappointing losses to Skonto FC and KR Reykjavik, respectively.  Rovers were the first Irish side to book a place in the second round after a comprehensive 3-0 win at home over Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn, and the Hoops are now joined …

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VIDEO: The Incredible Resurrection Of Cork City FC

From having under two weeks to put together a brand new team ahead of the 2010 League of Ireland campaign to being on the brink of progressing past KR Reykjavík of Iceland tonight in a Europa League qualifier, Cork City Football Club have come an incredibly long way.  Copa90 travelled to Leeside last week as the Rebel Army played out the …

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League Of Ireland Preview – Who To Back In A Big LOI Weekend

It’s back to business for the League of Ireland, following an exciting Monday for those in European action with the Irish sides being handed some tough draws. But all eye’s are firmly back on the domestic prize ahead of this Friday’s action. Perhaps the break suited leaders Dundalk perfectly, as they entered June with some patchy form, to allow the …

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