Thomas Tormey

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Start Date: Aug. 14, 2017, 10:10 p.m.


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TV Review - Different League: The Derry City Story

Tue, Apr 26 2022

Using a combination of interviews and archive footage, the documentary followed the story of the cityside of the Foyle and its football club from the early years of the Troubles

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LOI 100 Week 14 - Victorious Brewerymen the toast of St James’s Gate becoming first League of Ireland champions

Tue, Dec 21 2021

All eyes were on Dolphin’s Barn on Saturday as St James’s Gate secured the honour of becoming the first ever League of Ireland Champions with a 1-0 home victory over Bohemians.

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LOI 100 Week 13 - Bohs and Brewerymen still standing as Shels slide away

Sun, Dec 12 2021

St James’s Gate’s victory over Shelbourne in front of a large gathering of spectators at Shelbourne Park means that the Reds are out of the running for the first League of Ireland title.

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LOI 100 Week 12 - Olympia open the Gate for Bohs

Fri, Dec 03 2021

It was a dramatic day at the top of the League of Ireland as Bohemians drew level with St James’s Gate on 19 points.

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LOI100: Weeks 10 & 11 - Brewerymen stagger, new cup commences, and a first FAI resignation

Sun, Nov 28 2021

The big news in the past fortnight has been the faltering form of League of Ireland pace-setters, St James’s Gate.

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LOI100: Weeks 8 & 9 - Rough days in Donnybrook and Rovers pitch invasions

Fri, Nov 19 2021

Traditional powerhouses Bohemians and Shelbourne, and league leaders St James’s Gate all repeated the victories they notched up earlier in the season.

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LOI100: Week Seven - Brewerymen too strong for Bohemian craft (October 31 2021)

Tue, Nov 02 2021

The return of fine weather and a top of the table clash saw a record crowd for the new League of Ireland, paying gate receipts of £170, at Dalymount Park on Saturday. Visitors St James’s Gate had been imperious throughout ...

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LOI100: Week Six - YMCA and the Late, Late Show (October 24, 2021)

Thu, Oct 28 2021

Richmond Road, Drumcondra was the scene of an epic encounter as Frankfort and YMCA drew four-all.

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LOI100: Week Five - Up the Republic! (October 17, 2021)

Fri, Oct 22 2021

Nine (and then 10) man YMCA lose five-goal thriller; Reds resurgent as the rebel countess visits Shelbourne Park

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LOI100: Week Four - 'Bad luck, Biscuitmakers' (October 10, 1921)

Mon, Oct 11 2021

As the Dáil delegation left for London to negotiate with Lloyd George and members of his government it was goals galore in the League of Ireland. Patrons of all three matches in the league saw the net bulge six times ...

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LO100: Week Three - 'Well done, Bohs!' (October 3 1921)

Mon, Oct 04 2021

‘Well done, Bohs’ screamed the Sunday newspaper headlines following the Gypsies' 2-0 victory over Shelbourne at Dalymount Park the previous afternoon.

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LOI100: Week Two - Up the Brewerymen! (September 26 1921)

Mon, Sep 27 2021

The second week of the new Football League of Ireland saw victories for favourites Frankfort, St James’ Gate, Shelbourne and Bohemians.

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LOI100: New Football Association of Ireland kicks off first league season (September 19 1921)

Sun, Sep 19 2021

The new Football League of Ireland kicked off at the weekend with three games in Dublin. The league is under the auspices of the new Football Association of Ireland that was formed earlier in the month following some ongoing disputes ...

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Greatest Short League in the World: A history of 18-game (and fewer) seasons in the League of Ireland

Mon, Oct 26 2020

It is by no means certain that the Hoops will complete the programme of 18 league games, but if that happens Stephen Bradley’s side will become the 17th team to claim the title of League of Ireland champions after a ...

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NPHET, Varadakar and Covid-19: Will the League of Ireland be allowed finish with exemption from Level 5 restrictions?

Sat, Oct 17 2020

With the postponement of all underage LOI games this weekend, confusion reigns as to whether the Premier, First Division and Women's National League can be played to a conclusion in the light of tightening Covid-19-related restrictions.

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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 who care about the league

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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: the Irish Soccer Split deals with the split between the Irish Football Association (IFA) and the Football Association of Ireland ...

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It says in the papers and on the podcasts: The Greatest League in the World is back

Tue, Feb 19 2019

How was it of you? No, not the opening night of the Premier Division season but last week’s league launch.

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Comment: Frontloading the season caused a fixture pile-up in 2018 - let's hope the lessons have been learned this time around

Sat, Dec 08 2018

This issue dominated LOI conversations, in the traditional media, social media, podcasts, buses, bars, and beyond for the first half of the year, before fading from view. It’s worth reminding ourselves what it entailed.

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It says in the papers and on the podcasts: Just sleeve and don't look back in anger

Fri, Nov 03 2017

12 was the magic number in the #greatestleagueintheworld last week. Apparently, this is the only possible number that we can have in the Premier Division without being accused of elitism.

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It says in the papers and on the podcasts - muted criticism but euphoria on Leeside

Wed, Oct 25 2017

John Caulfield certainly let his title rival have it following Cork’s draw with Derry which was enough to confirm the Leesiders as the 2017 Premier Division Champions. Actually, no he didn’t.

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It says in the papers and on the podcast - Ophelia drops, Cork finally pop as league crops up in unexpected places

Wed, Oct 18 2017

Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, was something of a theme in Irish football this week and not just because of the senior international team’s World Cup play-off draw.

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It says in the papers and the podcasts: Rising from the dead

Thu, Oct 12 2017

Thomas Tormey once again looks back at what has been a busy week for the Irish press both domestically and internationally.

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It says in the papers and on the podcasts: Bigger and Better

Wed, Oct 04 2017

Crowds were the theme this week with the heathy attendances the previous Monday feeding into last weekend’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup semi-finals.

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