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LOI: Top Two Ready For Battle

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Bray Wanderers –v- Athlone Town    7:45

Two struggling sides face off as Bray Wanderers play Athlone Town at the Carlisle Grounds.

Another week, another defeat for Bray Wanderers. Their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Dundalk last week was their twelfth this season. More worrying is the manner of the defeat as Bray have conceded 13 goals in their last three games. Alan Matthews and his side need a win and quickly and will see this game as a perfect opportunity to get it.

The 2-0 defeat against St Patrick’s Athletic was Athlone Towns 16th this season. That defeat has left them rooted to the bottom of table and six points from safety. If Athlone are to have any chance of surviving they need to start beating the teams around them, so taking all three points here is an absolute must. Continue reading

LOI: Dundalk Aim To Consolidate Title Challenge

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Bohemians –v- Dundalk 7:45

League leaders Dundalk travel to Dublin to face relegation threatened Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

Bohemians will have been pleased with the 0-0 draw last week against Shamrock Rovers. Despite that result Bohs are in tenth place and out of the relegation zone albeit only on goal difference. They face a tough task here, but Owen Heary and his side will be hoping that they have enough to pull off an upset.

Goals from Daryl Horgan, Kurtis Byrne and Patrick Hoban gave Dundalk a 3-0 victory over Sligo Rovers last week. That win sees the Louth side go top of the league with a two point margin. Stephen Kenny and his side will be determined to stretch that lead by taking all three points and making it difficult for their rivals to catch them. Continue reading

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

Taylor Demands Focus At The Back

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Limerick FC manager Stuart Taylor insists his side must stop leaking goals at the back as the season draws ever closer to the final day in October.

Speaking after seeing his side crash out of the FAI Ford Cup Friday evening due to losing to Dundalk in Oriel Park. “What I take out of it is, again, we’re losing too many goals,” Taylor said afterwards. Continue reading

LOI : Saints Hooping For Derby Win

fansA big night lies in store in the League Of Ireland as Shamrock Rovers host fierce rivals St Patrick’s Athletic in a game that could have a serious outcome on the final destination of the league title. A Saints win may serve as the catalyst for their first title success in over a decade and it could also spell the end of Trevor Croly’s reign in Tallaght as he has come under severe pressure from Rovers fans. However should Shamrock Rovers maintain their unbeaten home record in the league it will blow the title race wide open.

Elsewhere, Bohemians will look to curtail their plummet towards the first division while Shelbourne and UCD will hope to pile further misery on their fallen neighbours. Continue reading

LOI : Battle For Survival Enters Full Swing

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Its been a monumental week in the League Of Ireland with off field antics grabbing the headlines as fans of Waterford United saved the club from the brink of extinction. The transfer window also slammed shut with some teams busier than others. Cork City  were among the most active teams as they shipped out Daryl Kavanagh (St Patrick’s Athletic) and Danny Furlong (Waterford United) while Adam Rundle and Denis Behan left the club.  Shelbourne made three new signings to boost their survival bid , Limerick welcomed two new players while the biggest League Of Ireland transfer saga of the summer came to an end when Salthill Devon’s Enda Curran joined Athlone Town. Continue reading

Dundalk Momentum Continues With Saints Win

dilloStephen Kenny’s Lilywhite revolution cranked up a notch last night as Dundalk scored a surprise 2-1 victory over St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park.

The home side started the better, with Ian Bermingham creating trouble for the Dundalk backline when he ventured forward from his full back position. Dundalk stayed true to Kenny’s virtues and played the neat counter attacking football the former Shamrock Rovers manager loves. It started as the type of game you expected to happen at Richmond Park on a cold Tuesday evening. Continue reading