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Croke re-signs for Wexford

Thu, Feb 14 2019

Wexford FC have announced that midfielder Thomas Croke has re-signed with the club for the 2019 season.

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2019 Season Preview: Shelbourne

Thu, Feb 14 2019

Paul Walsh looks at the First Division favourites' prospects for 2019.

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2019 Season Preview: Limerick

Wed, Feb 13 2019

With a Limerick squad assembled mainly with young local talent, the sprinkle of experience may not be enough to instigate ...

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2019 Season Preview: Wexford

Wed, Feb 13 2019

Colmán Stanley looks at Wexford's prospects for the 2019 First Division season.

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2019 Season Preview: Galway United

Mon, Feb 11 2019

Manager Alan Murphy is putting his faith in the young talent at the club and, with the manager having coached ...

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Off-field revolution fuels renewed positivity as Bray Wanderers face first season back in the First Division

Wed, Jan 30 2019

January 2018 was a dark time for Bray Wanderers. Just 12 months ago, a feeling of anxiety bordering on despair ...

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Gary Shanahan - Every manager has their own approach to training and matches so it's interesting learning different styles

Sun, Dec 02 2018

Gary Shanahan signed for Galway United in December 2013 and, now heading into his sixth season with the club, has ...

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'Recovery going to plan' for Hyland as he signs for fourth year

Sun, Nov 18 2018

Drogheda United’s squad for 2019 has risen to eight as Jake Hyland signed a new deal with the club.

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UCD's Collie O'Neill and Gary O'Neill win First Division Manager and Player of the Year at PFAI Awards

Sun, Nov 11 2018

The two O’Neills, who aren’t related, were central to the Students’ successful campaign which saw them promoted as champions and ...

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End of Season Report Card 2018 - Cabinteely

Thu, Nov 08 2018

Cabo finished 7th after an inconsistent year in this years First Division.

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Johnny Glynn - The thing with the First Division is that if you get off to a bad start it's hard to recover

Sat, Nov 03 2018

Throughout his career Johnny Glynn lined out for various clubs at a high level both in Ireland and abroad, winning ...

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Boost for Drogheda United as Tim Clancy to continue as manager

Sat, Oct 27 2018

Clancy had been linked with the vacant hotseat at Shelbourne – who Drogheda knocked out of the play-off – following ...

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Heary today, gone tomorrow - Shelbourne opt not to renew manager's contract

Wed, Oct 17 2018

Owen Heary departs after two-and-a-half seasons at Tolka Park

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Brian O'Sullivan unveiled as new Wexford FC boss

Fri, Oct 12 2018

First Division strugglers Wexford FC have confirmed that former Bluebell United manager Brian O’Sullivan as their new boss for the ...

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Play-off Preview: Drogheda United -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Oct 12 2018

Having overcome the challenge of Shelbourne on Monday, Drogheda United go straight back into play-off action as they welcome Finn ...

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Play-off Preview: Drogheda United -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Oct 05 2018

Drogheda United turn their attention to the play-off against Shelbourne after securing the spot with wins over Longford Town and ...

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League Report: Longford Town 2 - 2 UCD

Sun, Sep 23 2018

A positive second half display from Longford Town saw them claw back First Division champions UCD at City Calling Stadium ...

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Shelbourne and Drogheda United win to confirm promotion play-off showdown next month

Sun, Sep 23 2018

Longford Town – who came into the game needing a win and for Drogheda to draw at the most – ...

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Cabinteely

Sat, Sep 22 2018

Finn Harps' final game of the season is something of a dead rubber after their 1-1 draw with UCD last ...

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League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Drogheda United

Sat, Sep 22 2018

Cobh Ramblers host play-off chasing Drogheda United at St Colman’s Park, in both sides' last game of the season (kick-off ...

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Galway United

Sat, Sep 22 2018

Shelbourne welcome Galway United to Tolka Park for their final league game of the season on Saturday (kick-off 7.45pm). A ...

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Athlone Town

Fri, Sep 21 2018

Second-from-bottom Wexford FC host basement club Athlone Town at Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night, in both side’s last game of ...

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League Preview: UCD -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Sep 14 2018

UCD's biggest game of the season beckons as they welcome Finn Harps to Belfield knowing just a point is needed ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Wexford

Fri, Sep 14 2018

Galway United welcome managerless Wexford to Eamonn Deacy Park this evening for their final home game of the 2018 season ...

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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Sep 14 2018

Shelbourne travel to Stradbrook to face Cabinteely this evening hoping to do enough to secure the three points that would ...

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Longford Town

Fri, Sep 14 2018

Longford Town travel to Drogheda on Friday evening knowing that a win will confirm their place in the play-off spots.

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UCD's Daire O'Connor: 'We know what's at stake'

Thu, Sep 13 2018

On the brink of a First Division league title and with a FAI Cup Semi-Final against Premier Division giants Dundalk ...

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League Preview: Longford Town -v- Cabinteely

Sat, Sep 01 2018

Looking to take advantage of Drogheda United’s slip up at home to champions-elect UCD, Neale Fenn’s in-form Longford Town host ...

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- UCD

Fri, Aug 31 2018

UCD could potentially seal up the First Division title if results go their way tonight.

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Aug 31 2018

Wexford's final home game of the season sees them welcome Cobh Ramblers to Ferrycarrig Park (kick-off 8pm).

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Athlone Town

Fri, Aug 31 2018

A win for Shelbourne against Athlone Town this evening at Tolka Park will keep Owen Heary’s men well on course ...

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It brings the league to different parts of the country that haven’t been hit before - Stephen Henderson

Fri, Aug 31 2018

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson strongly believes that the introduction of a third tier to League Of Ireland football is ...

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Galway United

Fri, Aug 31 2018

FINN HARPS Looking to keep their slim title ambitions alive, promotion chasing Finn Harps host mid-table Galway United at Finn ...

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To me if you are good enough at 17 or 18 in this country you are going to get your chance to play first team football - Damien Locke

Fri, Aug 24 2018

For a man who has just turned thirty years of age, Damien Locke has a very impressive football C.V already ...

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Jack Watson - "We have played well in most games and then we've let ourselves down in others."

Fri, Aug 24 2018

Jack Watson has seen it all. A technical midfielder, Watson has witnessed everything there is to experience in the First ...

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League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Finn Harps

Fri, Aug 17 2018

Athlone Town's second-last home game of the season sees them welcome Finn Harps to Lissywollen (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Aug 17 2018

Cabinteely's penultimate home game of the season sees promotion-chasing Drogheda United visit Stradbrook Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Aug 17 2018

Ninth plays third in the SSE Airtricity League First Division as Wexford welcome Shelbourne to Ferrycarrig Park on Friday (kick-off ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Longford Town

Fri, Aug 17 2018

Galway United will be acutely aware that it is either win or lights out in terms of their outside chance ...

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Murphy and Mulgannon pen deals with Galway United

Mon, Aug 13 2018

Galway United have added Evan Murphy and Dara Mulgannon to their squad on short-term deals until the end of the ...

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League Preview: Longford Town -v- Athlone Town

Sat, Aug 04 2018

City Calling Stadium will host of a tantalising Midlands El Clasico as Longford Town know it's win or bust in ...

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UCD need a maximum of two wins to seal the First Division title following Cabo win

Sat, Aug 04 2018

UCD need a maximum of just six points from their final four games to claim the First Division title and ...

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Wexford

Fri, Aug 03 2018

Looking to benefit from any potential slip up from UCD, Finn Harps host second from bottom Wexford at Finn Park ...

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Aug 03 2018

Shelbourne hope to maintain their promotion push as they seek back-to-back home wins over Cobh Ramblers (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Galway United

Fri, Aug 03 2018

Drogheda United host Galway United in another hugely important game as both sides look to strengthen their positions in the ...

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League Preview: UCD -v- Cabinteely

Fri, Aug 03 2018

Collie O’Neill's Students will land the elusive title come season's end should they pick up eight points from their remaining ...

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Cabinteely's Jack Tuite: 'Maybe if I hadn't gone to England things might have been different, but I have no regrets'

Thu, Aug 02 2018

Tuite and his brother will run the Dublin Marathon in October, with any money that they raise going towards Pieta ...

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Galway United player-boss Alan Murphy: 'There are five big games to go - there'll be loads of twists and turns'

Sat, Jul 28 2018

The 36-year-old says his side are only focused on one game at a time.

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League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Finn Harps

Sat, Jul 28 2018

Cobh Ramblers seek to end a two-match losing run when they welcome Finn Harps to St Colman's Park on Saturday ...

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Jul 27 2018

Second-from-bottom Wexford entertain second-placed Drogheda United at Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night (kick-off 8pm).

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