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Gareth Cronin: We went into a play-off with Finn Harps, who completely annihilated us in Ballybofey, which was the lowest part in my time managing Waterford

Sun, Sep 06 2020

From midway through a fruitful playing career and then entering League of Ireland management at 31, Gareth Cronin simultaneously held ...

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Column: Numbers don't add up in critique of League of Ireland crowds

Sun, Jul 19 2020

Sunday Independent columnist Eamonn Sweeney was concerned that his readers might get a misleading impression about the number of people ...

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

Mon, Jun 15 2020 caught up with Greg O'Halloran to hear his tales about his nationwide travels and passion for the beautiful game.

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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 - 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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Tommy Walsh: For me the worry isn't about the players themselves, it's the risk of bringing it home to a family member with an underlying condition or an elderly parent

Thu, May 07 2020

Kilkenny hurling legend Tommy Walsh believes it would be extremely hard to justify a return to GAA action without the ...

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Eoin Wearen: I look back on Sligo as a period of 'what if

Sun, Apr 19 2020

A domestic footballer's career can be short and precarious at the best of times, but throw in serious injuries and ...

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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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Stephen Kenny's goalkeeping options: Time for Talbot?

Sat, Apr 11 2020

Tom O'Connor takes a look at Stephen Kenny's goalkeeping options ahead of a busy second half of 2020 for the ...

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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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Killian Brennan: I do regret not signing for Drogheda earlier in my career, but circumstances stopped that

Sun, Mar 01 2020

Having won every major domestic cup and league winner's medal, Killian Brennan still believes that he should have joined his ...

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Young Irish Canaries Primed for Flight

Sat, Dec 28 2019

If things go to plan, Steve Weaver and Stuart Webber could be the men responsible for backboning the success of ...

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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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Looking Back: The Irish Soccer Magazine

Thu, Oct 03 2019

All I could think of in the halcyon days of Summer 1988 was the upcoming European Championships to be held ...

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Gavin Whelan: 'It's an incredible thing that UCD have going over the years'

Mon, Aug 26 2019

From a famous footballing family, Gavin Whelan enjoyed huge domestic success with Drogheda United, but is thankful for initially getting ...

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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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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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Paul Keegan: To stabilise the club is a good thing, but the aim is to get promoted

Sun, Jun 09 2019

Two stints in England, regular silverware with Drogheda United and Bohemians, in addition to vying for promotion to the Premier ...

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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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