Live Updates - 2020 SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Restart - Day 1

Fri, Jul 31 2020

RTÉ presenter Peter Collins pictured with Alan Cawley and Stuey Byrne earlier in the season. Football returns to the airwaves tonight as Dundalk host St Patrick's Athletic. Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

The first “Behind Closed Doors” SSE Airtricity League of Ireland matches take place this evening as the Irish domestic season restarts after an extended break due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Derry City and Sligo Rovers are first out of the blocks at 5.45pm followed by five more games at 7.45pm.

One of those will see Dundalk legend Stephen O'Donnell return to Oriel Park as manager of St Patrick's Athletic - that one's live on RTÉ2 from 7.30pm.

Fans who have signed up to the WatchLOI service will have streaming access to all of the Premier Division games for €55 (Ireland) or €69 overseas.

Extratime.com will have you covered with our team of face-masked reporters and photographers venturing out to bring you all the action and re-action.

LIVE UPDATES

Each of the fixtures this evening will be covered with our live updates service. You can follow each game by the links provided below. We also have an accompanying preview for each match.

Derry City -v- Sligo Rovers (KO 5.45pm) – Live Updates | Preview

Dundalk -v- St. Patrick’s Athletic (KO 7.45pm) – Live Updates | Preview

UCD -v- Longford Town (KO 7.45pm) – Live Updates | Preview

Galway United -v- Cabinteely (KO 7.45pm) – Live Updates | Preview

Athlone Town -v- Wexford (KO 7.45pm) – Live Updates | Preview

Bray Wanderers -v- Cobh Ramblers (KO 7.45pm) – Live Updates | Preview

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Extratime.com Predicts

In each of our match previews, our reporters have put their credibility on the line and gave their predictions for that game. Each week we will put a small wager on their combined efforts and we will tweet the outcome using the #ETPredicts hashtag on Twitter.

Derry City 2-0 Sligo Rovers

Dundalk 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

UCD 0-2 Longford Town

Galway United 1-1 Cabinteely

Athlone Town 1-2 Wexford

Bray Wanderers 1-2 Cobh Ramblers

Going with the result outcomes the bet comes to 185 to 1. Correct score is a modest 236,485 to 1. Praise or shaming awaits later this evening.

Extratime.com Sportscast Podcast

Host Declan Marron welcomes back Macdara Ferris and Andrew Dempsey for a League of Ireland catch up before the season resumes.

The lads discuss the new WATCHLOI platform as well as where each club ranks on the Premier Division subscribers table.

There's also talk on how clubs handled the break and some of the major club recruitment including Sligo's coup picking up Junior Ogedi Ozekwe.

 

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