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LOI: Promoted Sides Eye Big Scalps Over Dublin Duo

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The second Friday of March see’s the second instalment of this season’s League Of Ireland fixtures. The opening round produced a number of talking points, some surprising scores and a Dublin derby that saw the wind wreak havoc on what otherwise would have been a solid encounter. Here’s a preview of this week’s action.

Bohemians –v- Galway United    7:45

Bohemians host newly promoted Galway United at Dalymount Park.

Goals from Adam Evans, Dean Kelly and Lorcan Fitzgerald gave Bohemians a 3-0 away win against Limerick last week. Keith Long will have been pleased with his side’s strong start to the season and will be looking for more of the same in their first game at home. A win here could set the tone for what could be a strong season. Continue reading

Hoops Bolster Squad With North Capture

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Shamrock Rovers  have swooped to secure the signature of striker Danny North from Sligo Rovers for the 2015 season.

The former St Patrick’s Athletic and Grimsby Town forward put pen to paper on a deal with the Hoops last night.

North had been training with Grimsby Town in recent weeks, but has decided to continue in the Airtricity League with Shamrock Rovers. Continue reading

Sligo Rovers Held In Lithuania

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Sligo Rovers were left frustrated by a 0-0 draw with FK Banga in the first round first leg tie in the Gargždai Stadium.

Rovers were the better side against the Lithuanian outfit but failed to convert openings with Danny North -and Seamus Conneely missing good excellent chances in the second to take a lead back to Sligo for next week’s return game.
Banga were restricted to opportunities on the break with Evaldus Grigaitis the most influential player for the home side and he squandered their best moment, controlling and volleying over the crossbar in the 83rd minute.

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LOI: Bohs Seek Dublin Bragging Rights On Enemy Ground

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Athlone Town –v- UCD    7:45

Bottom side Athlone Town welcome UCD to the Athlone Town Stadium.

The 2-0 defeat to Sligo Rovers on Tuesday was not unexpected, but would have been disheartening to Athlone Town after getting their first point in the previous game. They will consider this game an opportunity and will look to take advantage of their opponents inconsistent form and land that badly needed win.

UCD will be extremely pleased with their 1-1 draw with St Patrick’s Athletic last week. That result lifted them into ninth position and gave them some breathing room over the bottom sides. They will be looking for and expecting win here over a poor side, but need to be prepared and organised or they may leave the game with nothing. Continue reading

League Of Ireland 2013 – The Highs And Lows

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The League of Ireland season is rarely boring and un-entertaining, 2013 was no different. We experienced many highs and lows with St.Patrick’s Athletic and Athlone Town among the most memorable stories as they won their respective leagues.

As ever there was no shortage of controversy as Waterford United endured a flirtation with the financial abyss as former manager Stephen Henderson sought to have them wound up in court before both parties ultimately made an agreement. The club also faced some lows on the pitch as they narrowly missed out on a play-off position in the First Division. Continue reading

Sligo Win FAI Cup In Dramatic Fashion

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Sligo Rovers won their fifth FAI Cup in dramatic fashion as a late goal from Anthony Elding secured a 3-2 win over a spirited Drogheda United, who thought Ryan Brennan’s late equaliser had done enough to warrant extra time.

Drogheda United started the game counter attacking all of Sligo’s attacks in a 4-1-4-1 formation. Mick Cooke knew his side were the underdogs here and he set up his side perfectly.

Drogheda began well and restricted the play of their opponents, with Drogs striker Gary O’Neill in attendance to cheer on his side following his recent diagnosis with cancer.

Sligo Rovers did however have a half-hearted penalty claim turned down as former Shamrock Rovers man Aaron Greene was sent tumbling when he broke inside the box however his claims were waved away by Refereee Paul Tuite. Continue reading

North Backs Sligo Supporters To Fire Team To FAI Cup Success

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Sligo Rovers striker Danny North believes the Bit O’Red supporters will cheer his side onto FAI Cup success when they battle Mick Cooke’s Drogheda United at Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

Striker North firmly believes the fans , who have always travelled in large numbers, can be the one thing that wins it for Rovers. “The noise and encouragement they give us, can only spur us on.”

” It’s always good to play in front of bigger crowds” said ex St Patrick’s Athletic striker North. Continue reading

Saints Crowned Airtricity League Champions

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St.Patrick’s Athletic sealed their first league title in 14 years when they beat reigning champions Sligo Rovers 2-0 at Richmond Park this evening.

The Saints following packed into Richmond Park in the hope to see their side  crowned Airtricity League Champions for 2013 and they weren’t to be disappointed.

However, inside the first few minutes it was the visitors who started the better of the two. Nerves must have played a big part within the Saints’ squad. Right back Alan Keane saw his shot fired into the grateful arms of Brendan Clarke while Sligo had a free header inside the box saved. 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

Semi Final Setting For Battle Of The Rovers

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Shamrock Rovers will be looking to make it to their second cup final of the season when they take on Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

The Setanta Sports Cup holders will host the Bit O’Red in the game which will have an 8pm kick-off at Tallaght Stadium. Continue reading