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From the Archives: Brian Shelley on becoming disillusioned with financial mismanagement in the League of Ireland

Tue, Jul 07 2020

Having won every domestic honour, sampled life cross channel and becoming disheartened with League of Ireland clubs’ financial mismanagement, Brian ...

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Gabiel Sava and Matthew Lynch sign contract extension with Warrenpoint Town

Mon, Jul 06 2020

Gabriel Sava and Matthew Lynch have signed new deals with Warrenpoint Town, the club have revealed.

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Dundalk step up preparation with the scheduling of Derry and Bohs friendlies

Mon, Jul 06 2020

Dundalk have announced two friendlies as they step up their preparation for the resumption of competitive play.

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Former Wexford Youths star Eric Molloy departs Polish second tier side Stomil Olsztyn

Sat, Jul 04 2020

Stomil currently lie in ninth position in the Polish second tier, just three points off the playoff positions.

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Sligo Rovers have raised more than 31K in the last 24 hours

Wed, Jul 01 2020

Yesterday was a day of joy and hope for many League of Ireland fans with the news that the League ...

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Defender Paul Cleary returns to St Patrick's Athletic following Wexford loan

Wed, Jul 01 2020

Cleary – a Leinster Senior Cup winner with St Pats – joined the Slaneysiders on loan prior to the start ...

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Hoops Head Coach Bradley happy to get football back on

Tue, Jun 30 2020

Shamrock Rovers Head Coach Stephen Bradley welcomed the announcement from the FAI on Tuesday of the resumption of the League ...

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Quinn confirms FAI Cup arrangements as football set to return

Tue, Jun 30 2020

As part of Tuesday's announcement of the return of the SSE Airtricity League, Niall Quinn, the FAI's Interim Deputy CEO, ...

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Cameron Dummigan returns to Dundalk following Crusaders loan

Tue, Jun 30 2020

The 24-year-old made just one appearance for Stephen Baxter’s men before the COVID-19 outbreak halted their season.

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League of Ireland football set for July 31 restart

Tue, Jun 30 2020

The NLEC has ruled that the league will resume on July 31st with the league resuming as planned with two ...

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From the Archives - extratime.ie League of Ireland Attendance Report 2019

Mon, Jun 29 2020

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

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Derry City confirm departure of Norwegian forward Tim Nilsen

Mon, Jun 29 2020

Nilsen joined the Candystripes in January, after spending the 2018-19 season with Fredrikstad.

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Finn Harps release historic Finn Park video as they continue attempts to raise 30K

Wed, Jun 24 2020

Finn Harps have released an iconic video featuring some classic moments from the past in the hope of furthering their ...

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Dundalk set to sign American winger Joshua Gatt on short-term deal

Tue, Jun 23 2020

The 28-year-old put pen to paper on a deal with the Oriel Park outfit after featuring in a pre-season friendly ...

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Dundalk appoint Alan Reynolds as new assistant manager

Tue, Jun 23 2020

Reynolds left his role as Waterford boss last week after guiding the Blues to promotion from the First Division in ...

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Declan Devine: 'When you get into Europe you want to stay in it for as long as you can- It's going to be extremely difficult for us but it's something that we want to get the most out of'

Tue, Jun 23 2020

The Derry native returned to take charge of his hometown club before the start of the 2019 season, leading his ...

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From FAI Cup Final to Biomedical degree finals for Neil Farrugia

Sun, Jun 21 2020

As the country emerges from lockdown, thankfully a bit quicker than the original five stage government plan, it should mean ...

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From the Archives - Pay Flynn: Now that I see what Cristiano Ronaldo has done, it's nice for me to say to my kids that I kept him quiet. That tackle is something to own

Sun, Jun 21 2020

No stranger to capturing League of Ireland trophies during his playing career, Pat Flynn is also widely recognised as one ...

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FAI welcome Resilience Fund to aid recovery from Covid-19

Fri, Jun 19 2020

The funding will be made up of four separate allocations, the first being ‘funding of up to €40 million for ...

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Keith Long: You have to make a conscious decision to look outside the league for talented players

Thu, Jun 18 2020

After being in and around three title-winning campaigns as a player, Keith Long has developed into an astute manager, who ...

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From the Archives - Stephen Henderson: At times we feel like we are in an episode of Stranger Things!

Wed, Jun 17 2020

The Cobh Ramblers manager believes the success of Cork City doesn't and shouldn't benefit his side.

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Irish sides to play one legged European qualifiers as UEFA provide update on continental club competitions

Wed, Jun 17 2020

In a statement released on Wednesday, the qualifying rounds of the two competitions will be played in single legs (instead ...

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Finn Harps announce fundraising campaign in the hope of hosting League of Ireland games when season resumes

Tue, Jun 16 2020

Finn Harps have confirmed their intention to apply to host a number of games when the League of Ireland season ...

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All Five of Ireland's representatives in Europe recieve Uefa licenses

Tue, Jun 16 2020

The FAI’s Club licensing committee has confirmed that Derry City, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Dundalk have all been awarded Uefa ...

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Latest round of Covid-19 tests on Bohemians players confirmed as negative

Tue, Jun 16 2020

The FAI have confirmed that the latest round of Covid-19 tests carried out on Bohemians’ players and staff have all ...

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Waterford boss Alan Reynolds departs

Tue, Jun 16 2020

Waterford have confirmed the departure of their First Team Manager Alan Reynolds.

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Derry City 'not yet convinced' by FAI proposals to restart League of Ireland football

Mon, Jun 15 2020

The Candystripes have said in a statement that they ‘are not yet convinced that the proposed distribution is equitable’.

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From the Archives - There is no loyalty in LOI - Greg O'Halloran Interview

Mon, Jun 15 2020

ExtraTime.ie caught up with Greg O'Halloran to hear his tales about his nationwide travels and passion for the beautiful game.

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From the Archives - LOI big part in having a good career

Sun, Jun 14 2020

Roy Keane says the League of Ireland played a big part in his career.

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Watch: This day one year ago, Danny Mandriou broke the net and Shamrock Rovers hearts as Bohs made it eight unbeaten over their derby rivals

Sun, Jun 14 2020

The 21-year-old had already given the Gypsies the lead with a first-half penalty but it’s for his second strike, moments ...

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'I was doing stuff through Skype and it was hard on your own' - Sean Kavanagh on his lockdown injury rehab

Sun, Jun 14 2020

The versatile Sean Kavanagh has emerged as a critical player for the Hoops in the last couple of campaigns since ...

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Players and staff from Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City all test negative for Covid-19 in latest round of testing

Sat, Jun 13 2020

The results from Bohemians players and staff will be available on Monday

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Cork City 'to examine and assess the information' as clubs learn details of the FAI's financial package on offer for a return to football

Fri, Jun 12 2020

The Leesiders and their fellow League of Ireland clubs met with the FAI to discuss the financial package as both ...

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Peterborough United confirm departure of former St Patrick's Athletic keeper Conor O'Malley

Fri, Jun 12 2020

The Westport native departs the Posh having joined the club in 2017 from a Liam Buckley managed Saints side

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Former Lilywhite Dylan Connolly released by League One Wimbledon

Fri, Jun 12 2020

Connolly joined the Dons at the end of the 2018 League of Ireland season, where he made 15 appearances for ...

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FAI hold 'productive' meeting with all 19 clubs as talks are set to continue over the weekend on League return

Thu, Jun 11 2020

The association met with clubs this afternoon to discuss how a proposed return to League of Ireland football may look ...

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Dundalk boss Perth provides update on players, staff and Europe as clubs learn of FAI return-to-play plan

Thu, Jun 11 2020

Perth spoke to his club’s media team yesterday where he provided an update on incomings and departures from Oriel Park ...

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Former Shamrock Rovers and Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill tests positive for Covid-19

Wed, Jun 10 2020

Former Northern Ireland and Shamrock Rovers boss Michael O’Neill has tested positive for Covid-19, his current club Stoke City have ...

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Striker Michael O'Connor confirms Waterford exit

Tue, Jun 09 2020

The Co. Louth native joined Alan Reynolds’ side on loan from Linfield in January having spent the end of the ...

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FAI publish return to play guide for clubs as football inches closer to a return

Tue, Jun 09 2020

The FAI have confirmed that in light of the recent changes to the government roadmap

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Micheal Schlingermann: The year out helped me mentally and to get set up with life after football

Mon, Jun 08 2020

Honing your skills, exuding patience and making the most of an opportunity when it comes is appropriate in all team ...

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From the Archives - Bazunu to Man City - A transfer that could change Irish football?

Mon, Jun 08 2020

It may well be the transfer that changes the structure of Irish football.

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Home advantage to possibly disappear behind closed doors when League of Ireland returns

Sun, Jun 07 2020

One the remarkable things about the resumption of football in Germany has been the quanity of wins for the away ...

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From the Archives - Davy O'Connor: Depression stole me of confidence and self-belief - I was a waste of a tracksuit

Sun, Jun 07 2020

This year, O’Connor will run 247km in 72 hours, the number chosen to represent the 24/7 nature that mental health ...

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FAI steering group to meet to consider early resumption of football

Fri, Jun 05 2020

The FAI have this evening welcomed the speeding up of the Government’s roadmap and will now meet tomorrow morning to ...

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Discretion with application of COVID-19 substitution changes

Thu, Jun 04 2020

Only some league will be implementing the temporary COVID-19 rule changes around increased substitutions

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Bohemians forced to issue apology to FAI

Thu, Jun 04 2020

The FAI have confirmed that they have received and accepted an official apology from Bohemians, after some members of the ...

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Latest round of Covid-19 test results are all negative ahead of return to training on June 8th

Thu, Jun 04 2020

The FAI have announced that all tests conducted in the latest round of Covid-19 testing have returned negative.

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