Dave Donnelly

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Davy O'Connor: 'I was active in sport - it still became irrelavant when I came to a low point in my life'

Friday morning began earlier than usual for one member of the Shels first team staff – coach Davy O'Connor was running the first of ten marathons in ten days in support of AWARE.

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Ian Rush: 'My biggest regret is not getting the chance to play with Maradona'

Former Liverpool favourite Ian Rush played alongside some of the biggest names in world football over a two-decade career, from Kenny Dalglish to Michael Laudrup.

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League Report: Bohemians 0 - 2 Cork City

Cork City returned to the top of the table with victory over Bohemians on Friday night but familiar worries over the quality of the performance remain.

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League Preview: Dundalk -v- Derry City

Dundalk welcome Derry City to Oriel Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm) with both teams putting their six-game winning streaks on the line.

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Bastien Héry and Stanley Aborah have bans reduced on appeal

Héry will now serve a three-match ban, while Aborah will miss four games in total.

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League Preview: Waterford -v- Bray Wanderers

Waterford will look to bring an end a two-game losing run when they welcome bottom-of-the-table Bray Wanderers to the RSC (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Former Cork City defender Brian Lenihan forced to retire at 23

The full back has been released from his Hull City contract by mutual consent after making the difficult decision to hang up his boots on medical advice.

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Former Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Alan Mannus to return to Ireland in the summer

The Northern Ireland international has already been linked with a return to Tallaght.

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Shelbourne set to name former Shamrock Rovers defender as chief executive

Shelbourne are set to unveil the former Shamrock Rovers and Limerick defender David O'Connor as their new CEO.

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Watch: Should Rhys McCabe's stunning 60-yard strike have been disallowed?

There was a degree of controversy over the goal, however, as the ball appeared to still be rolling when McCabe struck it.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Waterford

St Patrick’s Athletic will look to return to winning ways when they welcome Waterford to Richmond Park on Monday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Watch: Ireland defender Quinn books FA Cup final date for Arsenal

Ireland captain Katie McCabe was a late sub for Arsenal, who also included three of the members of the Netherlands side that faced Ireland during the week.

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Shamrock Rovers defender Trevor Clarke expected to return this season as ACL injury less serious than expected

Clarke sustained the damage during the Hoops' 2-1 defeat to Waterford last month and initially the fear was that he would miss the rest of the League of Ireland season.

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Limerick sign former Chelsea midfielder Conor Clifford following ban for betting offences

The 26-year-old joins following a season with the Lilywhites that came to a premature conclusion when he was issued with a six-month ban for betting offences in England.

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Former captain Craig Roddan leaves Sligo Rovers by mutual consent

The former Liverpool trainee began the season as Gerard Lyttle's first-choice in midfield but has been out of favour since the 2-0 defeat to Dundalk last month.

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Watch: Scenes as Bohemians leave it late to snatch the Dublin Derby from Shamrock Rovers

Darragh Leahy scored a dramatic winner nine minutes into injury time as Bohemians claimed the Dublin Derby bragging rights in Tallaght.

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Dundalk

Bray Wanderers begin the second round of league games with the daunting task of league leaders Dundalk at the Carlisle Grounds (kick-off 7.45pm).

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St Patrick's Athletic unveil ambitious proposal for 12,000-seater stadium in Inchicore

A build of that size would also make the Richmond Arena the largest purpose-built football stadium in the country if completed.

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Watch: Ex-Cork duo Maguire and Browne on target in Preston win

The former Cork City duo have been vital to Preston's unexpected tilt to reach the play-offs this season – a bid that looks unlikely as they sit five points and five places back with four to play.

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Graham Kelly announced as caretaker manager of Bray Wanderers

Kelly's stint in charge is expected to be a short one as former UCD and Limerick boss Martin Russell is reportedly being lined up to take the position permanently.

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FIFA World Cup 2019 Qualifier Report: Republic of Ireland 0 - 2 Netherlands

Early goals from Lineth Beerensteyn and Sherida Spitse, from the penalty spot, saw the visitors to a deserved but workmanlike victory.

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FIFA World Cup 2019 Preview: Republic of Ireland Women -v- Netherlands Women

The Republic of Ireland welcome the Netherlands to Tallaght Stadium (kick-off 7pm) in a game that could have a major bearing on qualification for the 2019 World Cup.

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Dave Mackey steps down as Bray Wanderers manager

The Seagulls have lost their last eight league games in a row.

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Ireland international Callum O'Dowda returns to league action after five months out with ankle injury

The winger played for the first time since suffering a serious ankle injury during a 3-2 win over Hull City in November.

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Watch: John Caulfield and Bastien Hery clash as six sent off in Waterford

The fall-out saw both Héry and Caulfield dismissed, as well as City midfielder Garry Buckley, City sub Steven Beattie, Blues boss Alan Reynolds and substituted player Stanley Aborah.

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