Posts Tagged ‘ Ciaran Kilduff ’

LOI : Heary Seeks Derby Win While Sligo Aim To Bounce Back

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Bohemian FC –v- Shamrock Rovers    7:45

A Dublin derby takes place at Dalymount Park as Bohemians take on Shamrock Rovers.

A brace from Daniel Corcoran gave Bohemians a 2-2 draw with Drogheda United last week. Bohs still undefeated thus far will be looking for more than a draw here. Owen Heary will be pleased with how his side have started the season and will look for more of the same in this game. A strong start to the season for Bohs could equal a successful campaign. Continue reading

Airtricity League – Table Toppers Drogheda Take On Bohs

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Athlone Town –v- Shamrock Rovers    7:45

Newly promoted Athlone Town play host to title hopefuls Shamrock Rovers, at the Athlone Town Stadium.

A very late goal by Sligo Rovers prevented Athlone Town from securing their first points of the season last week. The newly promoted side will be looking to use their home field advantage and get the win they need. Mick Cooke and his side know how important home form is to a side and will be looking to turn Athlone Town Stadium into a fortress.

Last season’s draw specialists started off this year with a draw, Ciaran Kilduff getting a 90 minute equaliser against Derry City. Trevor Croly will be determined to turn these draws into wins and will be expecting all three points here. They face difficult opposition against a newly promoted side playing their first home game of the season, but winning games is never easy.

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Morrissey Targets Top Four Finish Having Re-signed With Cork

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With Cork City’s pre-season preparations getting underway next week, the club has received a timely New Year’s boost with news that in-demand striker Danny Morrissey has signed on again for 2014.

The 20-year-old built a successful partnership with on-loan hitman Ciarán Kilduff last season, and told CorkCityFC.ie that he was “delighted” to put pen to paper after meeting with manager John Caulfield. Continue reading

Bradley And Gartland Linked With Rovers Return

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Stephen Bradley is close to signing for Shamrock Rovers according to a source within the club.

The same source also revealed the club are targeting the signature of Graham Gartland.

Gartland found himself relegated with Shelbourne last season while Bradley had a good season with Limerick as they finished mid-table.

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League Of Ireland : Team Of The Year 2013

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When anyone asks you to select your Team of the Year, Player of the Year, or even Match of the Year, you start to reflect on the season as a whole. Try think of games that stood out, players that did the extraordinary and managers that pulled off the impossible. Here’s my attempt at doing just that.

Team that stood out? Obviously, the Champions of Ireland – St.Patrick’s Athletic. Their togetherness, ability and strength to turn games on their head proved worthy and eventually led to them coming out with the big prize for the first time in 14 years.

Some Pats players stood out throughout the course of the season for various reasons, none more than Brendan Clarke. Either to win the league or to stay in the division you need a top goalkeeper. That’s your priority. 21 clean sheets for Clarke proved vital. That’s why he gets my number one spot in my Team of the Year. Continue reading

LOI : Five Games Remain To Determine Destiny Of Dublin Trio

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Five games stand between destiny and fate as a trio of Dublin sides head into the final furlong in need of results for different reasons.

St Patrick’s Athletic now have their title destiny in their own hands having over come title rivals Dundalk last week. The Saints travel to Bray this evening looking to move six points ahead of the lilywhites before they face Limerick tomorrow.

Across the Liffey and the picture is far more gloomy with northside rivals Bohemians and Shelbourne battling to stave off the dreaded drop , something Bohs have and advantage in having thrashed their neighbours last time out. Continue reading

LOI : Trapdoor Looms For Bray As Drogs Seek To Dent Rival’s Title Hopes

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Derry City –v- Shelbourne    5:00 (Saturday)

Derry City look to get back on track as they take on Shelbourne at the Brandywell.

After the 1-0 defeat at the hands of St Patrick’s Athletic on Tuesday, Derry City are out of the running for the league championship. A European place is still an option but manager Declan Devine and his side know that they cannot afford to slip up again or their league season will be over.

After the 2-1 home defeat last week against Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne will need a win here to give themselves a chance of surviving. Two defeats in a row have left them second from bottom on 20 points. Manager Johnny McDonnell and his team know that points cannot afford to be dropped or else first division football is guaranteed next season. Continue reading