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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

Saints Aim To Preserve Impressive Euro Record

St Patrick’s Athletic will be in buoyant mood tonight as they prepare to face VMFD Žalgiris aiming to progress to the second qualifying round of the Europa League against their Lithuanian opponents.

The League Of Ireland leaders go into the tie on the back of a 2-2 draw in Vilnius last week which saw Liam Buckley’s side fight back after the Lithuanian league leaders had twice taken the lead. The Lithuanians were very impressed with the style of the Dublin side and know they will do well to combat it once again. Continue reading

Saints Continue Fine Away Form

St Patrick’s Athletic captured their third away win of the season on Friday night by beating Dublin rivals UCD 1-0 at the UCD Bowl.

The game started in a tense opening, the visitors match-plan was to find former Sporting Fingal man Conan Byrne out the right hand side who in turn was task for delivering the ball to Saints target man Anthony Flood in the UCD box.

UCD appeared to be growing around the ten minute mark but wasted a great opportunity from a corner as the ball whistled by everybody in the Saints’ box and went out of touch. Continue reading