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Longford Town boss Daire Doyle: 'I think we have the potential to achieve something special and that will be the aim going forward'

Thu, Dec 05 2019

Doyle was confirmed as the club’s new permanent boss in the wake of Neale Fenn’s departure in August last month, ...

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Experienced midfielder Sean Brennan re-signs for Drogheda

Wed, Dec 04 2019

33-year-old Brennan was a key performer for the Boynesiders this term, making 32 appearances for Tim Clancy’s side

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John Ross Wilson joins Bray from Shelbourne

Mon, Dec 02 2019

The full-back joins Gary Cronin’s side after enduring an injury ravaged year at Tolka Park, as his fine start was ...

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Hyland and Hughes ink new Drogheda deals for 2020

Mon, Dec 02 2019

Hughes re-signs for Tim Clancy’s side after an impressive 2019 at United Park, making 23 appearances and scoring once

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extratime.ie League of Ireland Attendance Report 2019

Mon, Dec 02 2019

For the third season in a row, the SSE Airticity League of Ireland has seen an increase in attendances. The ...

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Paul O'Conor announces retirement from League of Ireland football

Sun, Dec 01 2019

Paul O’Conor has announced his retirement from the League of Ireland after ten years.

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Longford Town confirm re-signing of midfielder Jack Doherty

Sat, Nov 30 2019

Doherty made his second debut for Longford away to Limerick in a 3-1 defeat at the Markets Field – after ...

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Conor Kenna brings the curtain down on distinguished League of Ireland career

Thu, Nov 28 2019

Kenna concluded his League of Ireland career with Longford Town, with his final appearance coming against Cabinteely

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Drogheda confirm landmark signing of Bray stalwart Hugh Douglas

Thu, Nov 28 2019

Douglas spent the previous five years at the Seagulls, before he was deemed surplus to requirements at the end of ...

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Derek Foran: 'I could definitely say that I could go back and do more - I didn't have a full-on love for football and saw it as a job'

Thu, Nov 28 2019

Six domestic trophy wins and a USL Western Conference title with Sacramento Republic still wasn't enough to persuade the Dubliner ...

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Longford Town unveil Bishopsgate Group as new main sponsor

Thu, Nov 28 2019

The Bishopsgate Group have signed a ‘record-breaking’ deal with the Midlander’s, ahead of Longford’s latest attempt to achieve top-flight football

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Stephen O'Donnell's Saints snap up Conor Kearns from UCD

Wed, Nov 27 2019

Kearns joins the Saints from relegated UCD – after being thrusted into a regular senior first-team environment for the first ...

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Bohemians unveil signings of Breslin, Lunney, Twardek and McGuinness as preparations ramp up for 2020

Tue, Nov 26 2019

Breslin makes the move from First Division Longford Town, while McGuinness also makes the move to Dalymount from the First ...

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Drogheda sign defender Jack Tuite from Cabinteely

Mon, Nov 25 2019

Tuite will link up with Derek Prendergast in joining Tim Clancy’s backline at United Park in recent days

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First Division promotion hunters Drogheda United retain services of Mark Doyle ahead of 2020 campaign

Fri, Nov 22 2019

Making his senior debut for the Boynesiders in 2016, Doyle made eight senior appearances for the club in the said ...

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Kevin Taylor departs Cobh Ramblers

Thu, Nov 21 2019

Taylor joined the Rams from Cork City in 2017 before making 61 appearances for the First Division outfit

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Drogheda confirm re-signing of Conor Kane as Tim Clancy's squad takes shape for 2020

Wed, Nov 20 2019

Kane played a key role as the Boynesiders reached the final of the First Division promotion/relegation playoff

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Gary Shaw returns to the Seagulls

Wed, Nov 20 2019

After initially playing with Bray, Shaw made the move to Longford Town where he worked with current Bray boss Gary ...

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Drogheda unveil signing of Brandon Bermingham from Bohemians

Tue, Nov 19 2019

Bermingham previously was on the books of St Patrick’s Athletic at under-19 level, before he joined forces with Bohs where ...

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Hugh Douglas confirms Bray departure after five year spell at the Carlisle Grounds

Tue, Nov 19 2019

Douglas joined the Carlisle Grounds outfit ahead of the 2015 campaign after suffering relegation with UCD in 2014

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Tristan Noack-Hofmann brings the curtain down on four-year spell at Longford Town

Sat, Nov 16 2019

Noack-Hofmann is the first to officially depart the Midlander’s during the off-season, as the 21-year-old looks to pastures new ahead ...

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Leinster Senior Cup Final Report: St Patrick's Athletic 4 - 0 Athlone Town

Sat, Nov 16 2019

Shorn of all their senior players, a team made up of under-17 and under-19 players triumphed thanks to goals from ...

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Jordan Adeyemo and James Clarke re-sign for promotion hunting Drogs

Sat, Nov 16 2019

Adeyemo and Clarke both impressed from the under-19s this term, before also making their mark on Tim Clancy’s first-team squad

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Defender Killian Brouder extends Galway stay

Fri, Nov 15 2019

Brouder reportedly turned down a number of offers from top-flight clubs to remain at Éamonn Deacy Park

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Christopher Horgan re-signs for Galway United ahead of 2020 campaign

Fri, Nov 15 2019

After an impressive year in the first-team for the Tribesmen, Horgan has extended his stay on Corribside

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Derek Prendergast departs Shels to join Tim Clancy's Drogheda

Fri, Nov 15 2019

Prendergast returns to the Boynesiders having departed the club after the conclusion of the 2013 campaign

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Leinster Senior Cup Final Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Athlone Town

Fri, Nov 15 2019

The Saints saw off Sheriff YC in the last round of the competition, as extra-time goals from substitutes Kyle Robinson ...

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Dean Byrne re-signs for Longford Town

Thu, Nov 14 2019

Byrne was rewarded for a fine 2019 with a position in the PFAI First Division team of the year, along ...

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Former Cabinteely forward Joe Doyle extends Bray stay

Thu, Nov 14 2019

It has been a busy week at the Quinsborough Road venue, with Derek Daly, Dylan Barnett and Paul Keegan all ...

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Rob Manley departs Cabinteely to join Longford Town

Wed, Nov 13 2019

Manley links up with his brother Joe at City Calling Stadium who has also signed up for the 2020 campaign

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Gary Cronin continues 2020 preparations for Bray Wanderers with re-signings of Derek Daly and Dylan Barnett

Sun, Nov 10 2019

Daly and Barnett both impressed for the Seagulls this term, with a combined total of 50 league appearances between themselves

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Drogheda re-sign trio ahead of 2020 campaign

Sat, Nov 09 2019

O’Shea burst onto the scene this year for the Boynesiders, making his debut in the defeat away to Longford Town ...

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Galway unveil capture of former Waterford midfielder Shane Duggan

Sat, Nov 09 2019

The experienced midfielder makes the move west from Premier Division side Waterford where he spent the 2019 season.

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Dylan McGlade returns to Blyth Spartans after spell with Bray Wanderers and Longford Town

Sat, Nov 09 2019

McGlade makes the return to Blyth Spartans after stints with Longford and Bray Wanderers – where he had a short ...

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Boost for Longford as Lee Steacy commits to another year at City Calling Stadium

Sat, Nov 09 2019

The former Shelbourne back-up ‘keeper emerged from the shadows in 2019, earning himself a position on the PFAI First Division ...

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The Extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 167 - Tactics Truck 3.0 (Deirdre Duke, Gary O'Neill, Robbie Benson)

Fri, Nov 08 2019

Irish Field Hockey International Deirdre Duke joins us (45.01) to reflect on the team’s dramatic Olympic qualification and look ahead ...

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Luca Gratzer extends Drogheda stay after breakthrough year

Fri, Nov 08 2019

The 21 year old made 25 appearances for The Boynesiders this season in a breakthrough campaign from the former Shamrock ...

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Paul Keegan commits to another year with Bray Wanderers

Fri, Nov 08 2019

The 35 year old made 25 appearances and scored 3 goals for The Seagulls in all competitions last season

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Joe Collins re-signs for Galway United ahead of 2020

Fri, Nov 08 2019

Collins joined the club from Galway and District League side West United ahead of the 2019 season

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Marc Ludden extends Galway stay until end of 2020 campaign

Fri, Nov 08 2019

Next year will see the 29 year old line out for his hometown club for a seventh season

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Brown and Wixted re-sign for Drogheda after playoff heartbreak

Fri, Nov 08 2019

Wixted is in his third stint with Drogheda and he has made 73 appearances for the club over the course ...

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Michael McDonnell extends Longford stay as preparations ramp up ahead of 2020

Thu, Nov 07 2019

Longford Town have been busy in recent days, with Sam Verdon, James English, Aodh Dervin and Shane Elworthy all re-signing

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End of Season Report Card - Shelbourne

Thu, Nov 07 2019

Despite not appearing to be in total control of games, Shelbourne generally found themselves come out on the right side ...

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Gary Cronin to stay on as Bray Wanderers boss until 2021

Thu, Nov 07 2019

The former Longford Town assistant boss took over the reins of the Seagulls in 2018, before he led his side ...

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Former Cobh forward Chris Hull departs Ramblers to join Mayfield United

Thu, Nov 07 2019

Hull was the hero for Ramblers during their EA Sports Cup run in 2018 scoring the only goal in the ...

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Aodh Plus: Longford re-sign highly coveted Dervin and Elworthy ahead of the 2020 campaign

Thu, Nov 07 2019

Elworthy was a key player for De Town in 2019 and his performances this season saw him named in the ...

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End of Season Report Card - Galway United

Thu, Nov 07 2019

The stage is almost set, but it remains to be seen if the club can make real progress in the ...

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Longford Town secure signature of James English ahead of 2020 campaign

Wed, Nov 06 2019

The forward was part of the Shelbourne squad that went on to be crowned First Division Champions this past season ...

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Sam Verdon commits to 2020 at City Calling Stadium

Wed, Nov 06 2019

Verdon has been a key part of the Red and Black’s revival over the past few two years, with recently ...

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Striker Conor Barry becomes the fourth to re-sign with Galway United in recent weeks

Wed, Nov 06 2019

Barry made 23 appearances during the 2019 season, scoring eight goals as the Tribesmen finished seventh in the First Division.

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