Harry Manning


Harry Manning Info

Role: Reporter

Start Date: Jan. 1, 2016, 7:20 p.m.

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Love of League of Ireland football began when the once-mighty Sporting Fingal FC came to be in 2008 and started playing their games not too far from where I grew up.

‘‘A former Sporting Fingal fan? I didn’t realize they had fans in the first place’’ I hear you say but yes indeed, I was one of the tens who filled the upper left tier beneath the press box at Morton Stadium during their reign of terror on the League of Ireland between 2008 and their untimely death just before the 2011 Premier Division season (which of course included that famous FAI Cup win against Sligo Rovers as a First Division club in 2009).

Between the 2011 and 2015 seasons my interest in the League of Ireland dwindled as I never got to many games other than the odd Shels match at Tolka Park. However, I began studying journalism in 2014 and when Gareth O’Reilly got in touch to see if I’d be interested in contributing to Extratime for the 2016 season I jumped at the opportunity and have enjoyed every minute since, rekindling my love for the league through seeing a host of clubs from across both the Premier and First Division from the best seat in the house, the press box.

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World Cup Qualifier: Rep of Ireland 1 - 0 Georgia

A strong second-half performance from the Republic of Ireland saw them pick up their opening victory of their World Cup Group D qualifying campaign against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday night.

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League Report: Bohemians 1 - 0 Longford Town

A Kurtis Byrne header midway through the first-half handed Keith Long’s Bohemians a narrow 1-0 victory over Longford Town in an uninspiring game at Dalymount Park on Friday night.

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EA Sports Cup Final Preview: Limerick - v - St. Patrick's Athletic

The 2016 EA Sports Cup will reach its climax this Saturday evening as this season’s First Division champions Limerick take on the defending EA Sports Cup holders St. Patrick’s Athletic at Market’s Field.

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Bohemians

Galway United welcome Bohemians to Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night in a League of Ireland Premier Division mid-table crunch clash. Only one point separates Bohemians in 7th and Galway in 8th position and with both sides gunning to finish ...

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FAI Cup Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Cobh Ramblers

St Patrick’s Athletic welcome Cobh Ramblers to Richmond Park on Saturday afternoon in the quarter-final of the FAI Cup.

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FAI Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Cork City

Two sides eager to win silverware this season meet tomorrow as Shamrock Rovers welcome Cork City to Tallaght Stadium in a crunch FAI Cup Quarter-Final encounter.

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World Cup 2018 Qualifier Report: Serbia 2 - 2 Republic of Ireland

Daryl Murphy’s first international goal helped the Republic of Ireland come from behind to earn a valuable point in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign against Serbia in Belgrade.

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LSC Final Preview: Bohemians -v- Wexford Youths

The first piece of silverware of the season will be up for grabs tonight as Bohemians take on Wexford Youths in Ireland’s oldest cup competition, the Leinster Senior Cup, at Dalymount Park. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Bohemians

St Patrick’s Athletic come into this evening’s Dublin derby fixture with Bohemians on a hot streak having won five of their last six games in all competitions.

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FAI Cup Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Limerick

St Patrick’s Athletic will get a taste of what’s to come in this year’s EA Sports Cup final when they welcome First Division champions-elect Limerick to Richmond Park for this FAI Cup Third Round clash (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Report: St. Patrick's Athletic 1 - 0 Galway United

An early Christy Fagan strike proved vital in handing St Patrick’s Athletic a slender one-nil victory over a dogged Galway United side at Richmond Park on Friday evening.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Galway United

St Patrick’s Athletic welcome Galway United to Richmond Park for a League of Ireland Premier Division mid-table crunch clash on Friday night. The Saints find themselves one position and three points behind 7th placed Galway and a home win would ...

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - St Patrick's Athletic

Shamrock Rovers will welcome Dublin rivals St Patrick’s Athletic to Tallaght Stadium this Monday night in the semi-finals of the EA Sports Cup to determine who will meet Limerick in the final on September 17th.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Longford Town

Shamrock Rovers welcome Longford Town to Tallaght Stadium on Friday night for a fixture where both sides will be eager to take the full three points for entirely different reasons.

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League Report: Longford Town 2 - 2 Sligo Rovers

Longford Town picked up their first point in five games after they twice clawed Sligo Rovers back to claim a hard-fought 2-2 draw at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday evening.

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Derry City

Bohemians will be looking for three points to climb up the Premier Division table when they take on third-place Derry City at Dalymount Park.

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Friendly Report: Bohemians 0 - 2 Portsmouth

Bohemians took a step back from their League of Ireland duties on Saturday afternoon as they played host to English League 2 side Portsmouth, in an entertaining friendly fixture at Dalymount Park.

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Kevin Doherty steps down as Shelbourne boss

In an official statement released by the club this afternoon, Shelbourne announced with “deep regret and sadness” that they had accepted Doherty’s resignation and described him as a “true Shels man” following his long association with the club.

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League Report: Bohemians 1 - 1 Galway United

It was honours even between Bohemians and Galway United as League of Ireland action returned to Dalymount Park on Friday night.

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Euro 2016 Report: Spain 1 - 0 Czech Republic

A late Gerard Pique header gave the defending champions all three points against the Czech Republic.

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Kenny appointed Bray Wanderers manager

Caretaker boss Kenny has been given the Bray Wanderers job on a permanent basis.

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Euro 2016 Report: France 2 - 1 Romania

A stunning Dimitri Payet goal handed UEFA Euro 2016 hosts France, a dramatic opening day win over a stubborn Romania side as the tournament began with a flourish at the Stade de France on Friday night.

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Mid Season Report Card - Cork City

Going into the 2016 League of Ireland Premier Division season, Cork alongside Dundalk were considered favourites for the title.

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Euro 2016 Preview - Ukraine

A stable and established squad comprising mostly home-based players.

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Euro 2016 Preview - Wales

Euro 2016 will mark Wales’ first ever European Championship in their history and a first major international tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

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