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FAI Cup Preview: Athlone Town -v- Dundalk

Sat, Nov 28 2020

The last FAI Cup semi-final that Dundalk lost was in 2013 as they lost to local rivals Drogheda United by ...

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An alternative First Division - how would it have panned out if the FDA got their wish to exclude Shamrock Rovers II?

Sat, Nov 28 2020

Had the First Division Alliance got their way, could it all have turned out so different? And might one of ...

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Defender Daniel O'Reilly confirms Shelbourne departure

Fri, Nov 27 2020

He made nine appearances for Shels in 2020, starting in six games while coming off the bench in three others

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Galway United goalkeeper Kevin Horgan signs new deal for 2021

Fri, Nov 27 2020

The 23-year-old was United’s number one keeper towards the end of last season as they reached the promotional play-off final ...

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Stephen Bradley to miss FAI Cup final with suspension should Shamrock Rovers qualify

Fri, Nov 27 2020

Meanwhile, Athlone Town duo Tumelo Tlou and Taner Dogan will miss their FAI Cup semi-final against Dundalk with suspension

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Shelbourne snap up St Patrick's Athletic shot-stopper Brendan Clarke as Ryan Brennan and four others re-sign for 2021

Thu, Nov 26 2020

Clarke was named as the St Patrick’s Athletic 2020 Player of the Year as recently as yesterday – but he ...

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Colin McCabe departs Shelbourne after two-year stint at Tolka Park

Wed, Nov 25 2020

The 23-year-old made 31 appearances for Ian Morris’ charges over the 2020 and ’19 season – battling it out with ...

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Tom Murphy – Hopefully with this fundraiser we can end what’s been a tough year on a high and aid a cause that could change lives

Wed, Nov 25 2020

Wexford FC goalkeeper Tom Murphy is contributing towards a very worthy cause during the League of Ireland off season. From ...

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Galway United sign Mikie Rowe

Wed, Nov 25 2020

Galway United have announced the signing of Mikie Rowe after the Wexford native returned home from the United States. The ...

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Enda Curran to leave Galway United

Tue, Nov 24 2020

The 28-year-old striker scored three goals in the First Division for Galway United last season and was top scorer for ...

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Maurice Nugent signs contract extension with Galway United

Tue, Nov 24 2020

Galway United defender Maurice Nugent has signed a new deal with the club that will see him stay at Eamonn ...

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Killian Brouder signs contract extension with Galway United

Mon, Nov 23 2020

Galway United defender Killian Brouder has signed a new deal with the club that will see him stay at Eamonn ...

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Paying the penalty - 2020 LOI spotkick stats

Sun, Nov 22 2020

We crunched the penalty numbers from the extratime.com extensive match database to bring you some spotkick stats from this season ...

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Galway United announce re-signing of Carlton Ubaezuonu

Sun, Nov 22 2020

Galway United have confirmed that Carlton Ubaezuonu has re-signed with the club for the forthcoming League of Ireland season.

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Bray Wanderers confirm re-signing of Gary Shaw ahead of new season

Sun, Nov 22 2020

Bray Wanderers have bolstered their attacking options ahead of next year’s First Division campaign with the announcement that Gary Shaw ...

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Season Review 2020: Longford Town

Sat, Nov 21 2020

They never do it the easy way, but Longford Town have been promoted to the Premier Division after a four-year ...

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Teenager Darragh Lynch becomes Bray Wanderers' first signing ahead of the new season

Sat, Nov 21 2020

Bray Wanderers have announced their first signing ahead of the new season with Darragh Lynch commiting to staying with The ...

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Stephen Christopher commits to another season with Galway United

Sat, Nov 21 2020

Galway United midfielder Stephen Christopher has signed a new deal with the club that will see him stay at Eamonn ...

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Shelbourne announce re-signing of Luke Byrne

Sat, Nov 21 2020

Shelbourne have announced the signing of Luke Byrne ahead of their return to the First Division in 2021.

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Drogheda United confirm two more re-signings ahead of new season

Sat, Nov 21 2020

First Division Champions Drogheda United have confirmed two more players in anticipation of the 2021 League of Ireland Season.

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Galway United announce signing of David Hurley

Fri, Nov 20 2020

Galway United have signed midfielder David Hurley from First Division rivals Cobh Ramblers.

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Shane Duggan extends Galway United contract

Thu, Nov 19 2020

Duggan, who was voted Galway United Player of the Year for 2020, believes United can push for promotion in the ...

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Ian Morris set to stay on as Shels boss after relegation

Wed, Nov 18 2020

The club have also confirmed that they will have Morris on their official club podcast next week to talk about ...

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Johnny Glynn: 'When it's your home town, and you are the captain and you score the winning goal, it's a fantastic moment for everyone'

Tue, Nov 17 2020

As Galway United legends go, none come much greater than Galway native Johnny Glynn.

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Season Review 2020: Galway United

Tue, Nov 17 2020

Galway parted ways with manager Alan Murphy in August after the side went seven games without a win under the ...

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'Hopefully we will be remembered' - Rob Manley buoyant as his goal sends Longford back to the top-flight

Mon, Nov 16 2020

In October 2019, Manley scored the goal that consigned Longford to another year in the First Division for his former ...

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In Pictures: Shelbourne 0 - 1 Longford Town

Sun, Nov 15 2020

Our photographer Al Robinson was in Richmond Park for this one and he sent back a action packed gallery as ...

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Promotion/Relegation Play-Off Report: Shelbourne 0 - 1 Longford Town

Sun, Nov 15 2020

Longford had to withstand a barrage of late pressure from the Reds – but it was all in vain as ...

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Promotion/Relegation Play-Off Final Preview: Shelbourne -v- Longford Town

Sat, Nov 14 2020

The Reds will secure safety with a win over Longford, but should they lose, they will be consigned to another ...

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Treaty United chairman Conn Murray: 'We want to build a sustainable club which has a pathway for young people to excel at whatever level they can in terms of the League of Ireland'

Sat, Nov 14 2020

They experienced relative success in their debut campaign and hope to build on this solid foundation in the coming years

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Galway United announce return of Padraic Cunningham

Sat, Nov 14 2020

Galway United have announced their first signing ahead of the 2021 League of Ireland season.

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Season Review 2020: Wexford

Sat, Nov 14 2020

The club finished 10th In the League of Ireland First Division

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Dean Zambra looking to lean on past play-off experience as Longford eye a top-flight return

Fri, Nov 13 2020

While at Bishopsgate, the 32-year-old has endured plenty of promotion pain, none more so than last season

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Season Review 2020: Bray Wanderers

Wed, Nov 11 2020

As far as endings go for Bray Wanderers, it could not have gone any worse for the Seagulls as they ...

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Season Review 2020: UCD

Wed, Nov 11 2020

As far as 2021 goes – UCD just need to keep doing what they were beginning to do during the ...

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Vinny Faherty retires from League of Ireland football

Wed, Nov 11 2020

The 33-year-old played for Dundalk, Sligo Rovers, Limerick and St Patrick’s Athletic before also joining Cypriot side PAEEK

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Season Review 2020: Cabinteely

Tue, Nov 10 2020

The bombshell news of them missing out of the First Division Playoffs compounded a wretched few months for Pat Devlin’s ...

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St Francis set to apply for First Division licence

Tue, Nov 10 2020

St Francis previously reached the FAI Cup final in 1990 where they lost to Bray Wanderers in the Lansdowne Road ...

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Season Review 2020: Shamrock Rovers II

Tue, Nov 10 2020

Aidan Price's Rovers First Division team finished eighth

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Shelbourne set to face Longford Town at Richmond Park in play-off final

Tue, Nov 10 2020

The game will have a 2.30pm kick-off and will be streamed live on WatchLOI. The match will be available free ...

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Treaty United formally express interest in applying for First Division licence

Tue, Nov 10 2020

The club have recently joined the Women’s National League ranks – reaching the FAI Cup semi-final in their first year ...

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Daire Doyle praises side as Longford get set for promotion shot

Sun, Nov 08 2020

Doyle saw his side earn a 2-1 win over Galway United on Friday evening at the UCD Bowl – and ...

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sun, Nov 08 2020

In their final game of the season, the Reds know a win on Monday night against newly crowned champions Shamrock ...

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Three FAI Cup quarter-final ties rescheduled due to international call-ups

Sat, Nov 07 2020

The ties between Sligo Rovers and Derry City, Bohemians and Dundalk and between Finn Harps and Shamrock Rovers had been ...

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'I love this club' - hometown hero Aodh Dervin revels in Playoff glory as Longford see off Galway

Fri, Nov 06 2020

His goal would prove telling as Galway would later score a consolation in the 88th minute through Killian Brouder

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Playoff Report: Galway United 1 - 2 Longford Town

Fri, Nov 06 2020

Town stalwart Karl Chambers gave the Red and Black the lead, before Dervin struck in the 81st minute to all ...

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Promotion Play-off: Galway United -v- Longford Town - where can I watch it and what do I need to know?

Fri, Nov 06 2020

A chance to play-off for a place in the Premier Division is at stake as Galway United face off in ...

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Playoff Preview: Galway United -v- Longford Town

Thu, Nov 05 2020

Longford Town will be looking to back up their late extra-time heroics tomorrow evening in the First Division Playoffs as ...

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In Pictures: Best of October 2020

Tue, Nov 03 2020

Throughout the month of October, as the days have started to get shorter and the weather has begun to take ...

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In Pictures: Athlone Town 4 - 1 Shelbourne

Sun, Nov 01 2020

Athlone produced one of the great cup upsets as they roared past Premier Division Shelbourne to progress through to the ...

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