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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 29

With the season edging ever closer to its conclusion, Conor Hayes takes us through three of the key talking points from League of Ireland Gameweek 29.  _____ The timing of the FAI Cup semi-finals help no one A lot of grumbling could be heard from Ulster last week as the draw for the FAI Cup semi-finals placed both games in …

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Dundalk & Cork City: League Of Ireland Run In

As the League of Ireland Premier Division title race hots up, Rob Lyons discusses the intricacies of the remaining fixtures that Cork City and Dundalk must contend with going into the home straight, including a potential league title showdown between the two sides at Oriel Park on the last day of the season. As the situation stands Dundalk are on 63 points with …

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Football Must Hold Onto Its Identity

With coverage of football now spread across the globe more than ever before, Rob Lyons looks at examples of sponsorship deteriorating the very identity of clubs. The Collins English dictionary defines a club as, “a group or association of people with common aims or interests.” The common aim of a football club should be to win games but more importantly …

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Irish Football: Where Have All the Strikers Gone?

Brian Barry questions the depth of the Republic of Ireland squad in attack, as they prepare for the games with Gibraltar and Germany. In light of the opening group game, and Martin O’Neill’s latest squad announcement, this Ireland supporter is fully optimistic that the Boys In Green will qualify for France in 2016. However, in a squad which features many the exciting …

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Irish Football – Different Dictator, Same Tyranny

Maurice Gleeson blasts the current management team of the Republic of Ireland, and the effect their ineptitude is having on the Irish players. Gone are the days when Irish squad announcements filled fans with excitement. Nowadays they have become nothing more than a confirmation of the fact that we’re just not that good. They are a siren, warning us that an …

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Sligo Rovers Vs Drogheda: Dykes Hoping For Winning Start

Sligo Rovers start a new chapter in their history this Saturday night when Drogheda United visit the Showgrounds as local hero Gavin Dykes takes charge of the Bit O’ Red for the rest of the season. Sligo come into the game after beating Bohemians 3-2 almost two weeks ago. Dykes has a depleted squad to pick from with Alan Keane, John …

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Has He Blown The Final Whistle Yet? Jackie’s Army – Euro ‘88

This week, as Conor Heffernan continues his series on the history of football in Ireland it’s time to take a look back at Euro ’88 and the Republic of Ireland’s first ever taste of tournament football, under manager Jack Charlton.  Republic of Ireland fans have had to content themselves over the last few weeks with reading of Northern Ireland’s great achievements …

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Dublin Selected As Host City For Euro 2020

The Aviva Stadium, Dublin has today been accepted as one of the hosts for Euro 2020. It is a historic day for Irish football and Irish sport in general as Ireland is set to host its first ever major football tournament, alongside twelve other European cities.  Dublin will host four matches altogether, including three group games as well as a last 16 …

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Finn Harps 4-1 Avondale United: FAI Cup Quarter-Final Replay

Finn Park was the venue as Finn Harps overcame a possible FAI Cup upset following their drawn fixture in Cork. Nigel Hegarty was at Finn Park to see Harps win comfortably and proceed to the semi-finals.  After a feisty and somewhat uninspiring encounter between Finn Harps and Avondale United ended in a 1-1 draw in Avondale Park on Sunday, the Munster Senior …

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FAI Cup Replay – Dundalk Vs Shamrock Rovers Preview

Brendan Shiels previews the clash between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers as they head into their FAI Cup quarter-final replay tonight. Oriel Park is the venue as the Lilywhites and the Hoops both aim to book a place in the semi-finals. It will be the second of four occasions the two sides will meet in the months of September and October with …

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