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Ruesha Littlejohn: For some of us, this could be the only opportunity that we get at qualifying again

Tue, Oct 20 2020

The last time the Republic of Ireland faced Ukraine, Ruesha Littlejohn was looking on from the stands.

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It's impossible for someone to come in and turn it around in a week - Callum O'Dowda prasises Kenny's Leadership and man management ahead of crunch Slovakia tie

Wed, Oct 07 2020

Stephen Kenny’s first three months in charge of this Irish team have been nothing if not exciting.

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Callum O'Dowda: In the meetings we are well drilled in attacking play

Tue, Oct 06 2020

It hasn’t always been the easiest start to Callum O’Dowda’s international career. He was given his first cap in a ...

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Robinson hoping club form will fire him into Kenny's starting XI

Mon, Oct 05 2020

With four games under their belt, the majority of the Ireland squad descended on Dublin fit and raring to go ...

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'It was all about focus, concentration and making sure that you were mentally right' - Ciaran Kelly on that FAI Cup penalty shootout

Sun, Sep 27 2020

In addition to being a part of Sligo Rovers' hugely successful squad in the early 2010s, Ciarán Kelly has also ...

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Stuart Ashton: Results are all over the place throughout this league and it is very open

Tue, Sep 22 2020

Cobh Ramblers manager Stuart Ashton remains optimistic for his side’s chances of making the play-offs despite their recent drop in ...

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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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Filippo Giovagnoli: It was a crazy, crazy week for us

Sun, Aug 30 2020

“It was a crazy… crazy week for us,” said new Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli as he summed up his first ...

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'No complaints' - Pat Devlin reacts as Cabinteely suffer first defeat of the season against UCD

Sun, Aug 23 2020

Cabo made one change from their three-one win over Longford Town for their clash against UCD on Friday night – ...

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Ross Gaynor: 'With football in Ireland, you're moving from club to club to play. It's a good life, but you don't get the opportunity to buy a house and stay put'

Sun, Aug 23 2020

Having played in England, Northern Ireland and virtually every corner of the domestic scene, Ross Gaynor left senior football behind ...

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'Everyone in the club is looking forward to it' - Killester Donnycarney boss Gary Howlett relishing Saturday's FAI Intermediate Cup Final

Fri, Aug 21 2020

However, while suffering defeat in their most recent league game is far from the ideal preparation – the Killester Donnycarney ...

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Former Drog Gareth McCaffrey eyes the big prize as history awaits St Mochta's in the FAI Intermediate Cup Final

Thu, Aug 20 2020

24-year-old McCaffrey is a former Shamrock Rovers, Cabinteely and Athlone Town player – and he is most well-known for his ...

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Stuart Ashton: We had to believe that we were doing what is right and it showed in the performance against Wexford

Wed, Aug 19 2020

A 4-0 hammering of Wexford FC at St Colman’s Park gave Cobh Ramblers their biggest home win in almost 18 ...

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Raffaele Cretaro: I think it will give everyone a boost that was needed

Tue, Aug 11 2020

Finn Harps progressed to the second round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup after a narrow 1-0 win over St. Patrick’s ...

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John Cotter: I had a lot of questions and on reflection afterwards, I just felt that it wasn't right for me at that time

Tue, Aug 11 2020

Perhaps best known for his long association with John Caulfield at Avondale United and Cork City, John Cotter also became ...

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'We're trying to get there and push on' - Athlone boss Adrian Carberry hopeful of emulating local rivals Longford

Thu, Aug 06 2020

Athlone have struggled in recent years at the foot of the second tier – finishing rock bottom in three of ...

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Sligo Rovers' Regan Donelon: 'Football is a short career, so you have to dream big'

Wed, Aug 05 2020

Recently, Donelon caught up with extratime.com reporter Tom Byrne to discuss his footballing career to date, and what the future ...

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Wexford boss Brian O'Sullivan: 'The aim this year was more about changing the culture of the club'

Wed, Jul 29 2020

However, the beginning to the 2020 campaign already feels a tad more optimistic than it was at this stage last ...

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Warrenpoint new boy Luke Gallagher relishing challenges ahead of new season

Wed, Jul 29 2020

Luke Gallagher is relishing the upcoming season with his new club Warrenpoint Town. The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international ...

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Wexford's Tom Murphy: 'I always dreamed of being a footballer so to get the opportunity at a top club like Everton was amazing'

Tue, Jul 28 2020

The former Everton trainee recently caught up with extratime.com reporter Tom Byrne in a and questions and answers session

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Daire Doyle raring to go as Longford await sprint finish to First Division campaign

Sat, Jul 25 2020

The second tier, which has already seen three fixture lists – has been pushed back to just 18 games – ...

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Treaty City to the Terriers: Part Three

Fri, Jul 17 2020

In this concluding piece, we hear about how the moves back home came about, life in the league since returning ...

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Treaty City to the Terriers: One trip, multiple trophies and a talented trio! (Part One)

Mon, Jul 13 2020

Told in three parts, this is the story of how they signed for Huddersfield, the details of life as an ...

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Connor Smith: My time with Zola was probably one of the favourite periods of my career

Fri, Jul 10 2020

The journey through the professional ranks – which began at Watford – has seen the former Republic of Ireland underage ...

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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 - 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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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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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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Shane Kingston: The commitment is getting absolutely fierce but if you want to win an All - Ireland that's the levels you have to reach

Wed, Jun 10 2020

What a busy few years it has been for the Kingston household in Cork. Shane was in good spirits on ...

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Jennifer Murphy – Combining love of Graphic design, Sport and Colouring Books

Wed, Jun 03 2020

The power of the pencil is something that has brought Mayo lady Jennifer Murphy a career in illustration and graphic ...

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From the Archive - Brendan Clarke: It was embarrassing. There was anger, hatred, every emotion, really

Wed, Jun 03 2020

Brendan Clarke's recollections of a commendable career to date.

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Achille Campion - From College to Cup Final hero

Wed, Jun 03 2020

Name the last Frenchman to score a goal at the Aviva Stadium and the chances are that if you correctly ...

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Irish Coaches Abroad - Former Cork City and UCD star John Dineen making waves in the States

Sat, May 30 2020

His role across the Atlantic sees the Tralee native work with former Leeside star Ian Hennessy, the same individual who ...

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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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From books in Belgium to clean sheets in Cork - An interview with Liam Bossin:

Fri, Apr 24 2020

Liam Bossin chats to Tom O'Connor about his life in football so far.

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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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The plane that didn't arrive, the stands that did - The story of Longford Town's maiden European voyage of 2001

Sat, Mar 28 2020

Such was the story behind getting the tie played, this trip was never really about the result such was the ...

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'I never thought I would ever put on a Shamrock Rovers jersey, but you do things like this when you need to' - Conan Byrne on charity walk in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Sun, Mar 15 2020

No man to shirk away from a challenge, League of Ireland legend Conan Byrne is once again on a charity ...

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Gerry Carr: 'It was a good feeling, giving that joy to all those fans after so many years'

Sun, Feb 09 2020

Coventry born Gerry represented Ireland from under-16 level up to under-21, being eligible due to his mother's Mayo roots

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Gary Shaw: 'I signed straight away and going home, I checked on Teletext to see where Bray were in the league and they were bottom - I didn't care'

Wed, Jan 15 2020

As an underage player, Gary was a prolific goalscorer for Newbridge Town, represented Shamrock Rovers in the SuperCupNI and lifted ...

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Conor Crowley eyeing 2020 breakthrough with First Division Wexford

Sun, Jan 12 2020

He then left UCD to join southside rivals Cabinteely midway through the 2019 season, where he also found chances limited ...

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Ryan Coulter: 'It's a breath of fresh air coming here doing well and experiencing professional football as it should be - being looked after and playing in a professional environment'

Sun, Dec 29 2019

Ryan's first Stateside stint came at the tender age of 20 - initially on a University of San Diego football ...

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New Athlone boss Adrian Carberry: 'It's a huge club with a massive history - It's important that the players are made aware of that'

Sat, Dec 21 2019

Carberry – a UEFA Pro Licence holder – will combine the role as Athlone boss with his position as the ...

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Keith Long: "We respect the competition but I'm not going to lose too much sleep about going out of it"

Mon, Sep 09 2019

Bohemians manager Keith Long gave a lengthy post match briefing to assembled reporters after the game at Airdrie in the ...

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Ed McGinty extends spell at Sligo Rovers until the end of the 2020 campaign

Wed, Aug 28 2019

McGinty has impressed for the Bit O’Red this term, becoming the club’s number one choice between the sticks

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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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Shane Elworthy: 'I started to panic a little bit on what I was going to do next after I came home'

Tue, Jul 16 2019

Once on the books of Fulham, the Swords native has had to deal with plenty of mental setbacks since he ...

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From Longford to the British Virgin Islands - The Darren McGarry Story

Sun, Jun 23 2019

In another piece regarding education, extratime.ie's Tom O Connor interviews the former Longford Town U19 goalkeeper and U19 Head Coach ...

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