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From the Archives - Robbie Hedderman: 'When the same person is always putting money in, it can end up badly'

Sun, Jun 28 2020

Having joined perennial SPL outfit Aberdeen as a 19-year old defender in 2001, Robbie Hedderman has come full circle, returning ...

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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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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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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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Kenny positivity can provide hope in uncertain times

Sat, Apr 11 2020

Opining on the extraordinary hold that sport has on society and the human psyche veteran broadcaster Michael Parkinson declared that ...

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Lessons in Football with Tom O'Connor - Your club, your class (UPDATED)

Sun, Apr 05 2020

With schools closed and League of Ireland games postponed, our reporter Tom O’Connor (@LOIMuinteoir) has been hard at work and ...

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Season 8 - Episode 10 - The Third Tier European Dream (with Kevin Burke)

Fri, Apr 03 2020

Dave Donelly dials in to discuss the FAI’s managerial headache with both Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny seemingly have claims ...

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Alan Reynolds: You could say that I resigned, but basically I was sacked and rightly so

Sat, Mar 28 2020

A no-nonsense midfielder during his playing days, Waterford boss Alan Reynolds was initially thrown in the managerial deep end at ...

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Soccer and Study in Sligo- A Synopsis

Sat, Feb 22 2020

On Tuesday afternoon (18th Feb), IT Sligo defeated Waterford IT in the CFAI Cup semi-final in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory ...

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Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers - Where can I watch it and what do I need to know?

Sat, Feb 15 2020

The FAI Cup champions travel the short distance to their biggest rivals with far more than just three points at ...

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Opinion: The First Division Alliance is a necessary front amid the backdrop of blatant disrespect from the FAI and NLEC

Sat, Jan 11 2020

However, in light of the Shannonsiders’ exit from the League of Ireland, a vacancy of sorts had been created – ...

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Opinion: The First Division Alliance are wrong on Shamrock Rovers II - but the dictatorial approach must stop

Sat, Jan 11 2020

Why they chose a nine-team division as their hill to die on is anybody’s guess. When the next crisis arrives, ...

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Adam Idah nets hat-trick for Norwich City as Arter scores FA Cup winner for Fulham

Sat, Jan 04 2020

Cork native Idah scored three against Championship side Preston North End as the Canaries sealed their passage to the 4th ...

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Tom O'Connor: The time for unity is now

Wed, Dec 25 2019

‘My guess is that if the FAI goes, the League of Ireland goes'. Shane Ross Minister of Sport and Tourism ...

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Extratime.ie Advent Calendar 2019 - Day 2 - Greatest Ever Irish Goal

Mon, Dec 02 2019

Fair warnings, they mostly disagree and revert to glorious nostalgia

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Gareth Farrelly: 'I had quite strong values about how things should be done, and Bohemians presented an opportunity at a given time that I thought was a really good one'

Thu, Nov 07 2019

Another talented product off the Home Farm conveyor belt, Gareth moved to Aston Villa in 1992. After five years in ...

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We need to talk about Alan

Wed, Nov 06 2019

We are going to go against the general grain here and say we should be talking about Alan Mannus.

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Simon Madden: 'There's always disappointment when players come back from England'

Sun, Sep 29 2019

Probably best known by League of Ireland observers as a consistently high-performing and dependable right-back, Simon Madden talks to Extratime.ie ...

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Galway's Project DNA - Was 2019 the first sign of a Tribal revival?

Wed, Sep 25 2019

Having cut his teeth managing the Under 17s as well as the Connacht Schoolboys over the past five years, Murphy ...

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The League of Ireland: A view from Abroad

Wed, Aug 21 2019

I have developed a long-standing ritual on Friday afternoons. At 2:45 pm, I open a browser on my computer at ...

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James Claffey's Sports Psychology Corner - Towell's take on all things mental

Sun, Aug 18 2019

The first article was really enjoyable and I’m really grateful for the comments and more importantly for the feedback from ...

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An indepth comparison of the European co-efficient: How close are Dundalk to making a breakthrough in Europe?

Sun, Aug 18 2019

Having just watched Dundalk thump Finn Harps 5-0 to take a commanding lead at the top of the Premier Division, ...

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Europa League Postcard from Bratislava (Slovan Bratislava -v- Dundalk)

Mon, Aug 12 2019

Despite that late disappointment, the 100 or so travelling Lilywhite Army enjoyed yet another great trip to one of Europe’s ...

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Postcard from Cyprus - The Green Line for Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Aug 02 2019

Having spent much of this week in Cyprus, both north and south of the UN controlled buffer zone that splits ...

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James Claffey's Introduction to Sport Psychology

Sat, Jul 20 2019

Hi everybody and welcome to my series of articles in relation to the wonderful world of sport psychology and mental ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 153 - The donnybrook near Donnybrook (Amanda McQuillan & Eric Molloy interviews)

Fri, Jul 19 2019

We talk about the post match altercations at UCD v Bohemians, the Under-19 Euros and University Games and the upcoming ...

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Education: Life Beyond Soccer -- #17 Amber Barrett

Tue, Jun 18 2019

The Republic of Ireland and Peamount United star tells Tom O'Connor about how hard work and a focus on education ...

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Niall Quinn's meagre plan for Irish football will need more than soft media coverage to pass muster

Tue, Jun 04 2019

Red Strike is the marketing company that underwrote the ‘Visionary Group’ blueprint for the future of Irish football presented at ...

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TV Review: Division: The Irish Soccer Split (RTÉ)

Sat, May 25 2019

Narrated by a husky-sounding Aidan Gillen, who seems to drift in and out of his ‘John Boy’ Power persona, Division: ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 145 - There is no LOI in Team (Town or Tribe)

Tue, May 14 2019

We caught up with the SSE Airtricity League First Division's top scorer this week as Cabinteely striker Rob Manley joined ...

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Paul Skinner: Every team is beating each other and it's going to be a very difficult remainder to the season

Sun, May 12 2019

From being well down the goalkeeping pecking order at Glasgow Celtic to currently assisting Drogheda United in their quest for ...

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Time for Shields

Sun, May 05 2019

Casio, Seiko, TAG Heuer. All know the importance of accurate timing. In the League of Ireland, Dundalk appear to share ...

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