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Posts Tagged ‘ Mark Quigley ’

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

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Quigley And Ryan Leave Shamrock Rovers

Richie Ryan signs for Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed that Mark Quigley and Richie Ryan have left the club.

Richie Ryan has decided to emigrate to Canada to take up a new opportunity in football; details of this are due to be announced by the former Dundee United midfielder and his new club in the coming days. Continue reading

LOI: Win Or Bust For Dundalk

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After a controversial week of cup football , Dundalk resume their title charge , knowing that realistically anything other than three victories from their final three games will see them surrender the league title to St Patrick’s Athletic , who are currently six points ahead and possess a goal difference of +17.

At the bot tom of the table , Bray Wanderers go in search of a first league win since June , one that would see them come off the bottom of the table and leapfrog Shelbourne into the relegation playoff spot. Continue reading

Robinson Hopes To End Season With Special Cup Win

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Shamrock Rovers haven’t had the best of seasons but Hoops midfielder Shane Robinson has vowed to finish the season by lifting the FAI Cup.

The Waterford native was in buoyant mood after a brace from Karl Sheppard and a Mark Quigley goal saw the Hoops beat Bray Wanderers 3-0 in the league on Monday evening.

Rovers now shift their focus to Sunday’s televised FAI Cup semi final clash with Sligo Rovers. 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

Semi Final Setting For Battle Of The Rovers

EA SPORTS Cup Final 2012 Media Day

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

Hoops Revel In Setanta Cup Success

Shamrock Rovers lifted the Setanta Cup after a convincing 7-1 victory over Louth natives Drogheda United on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers got off to a blistering start with James Chambers, Sean O’Connor and Karl Sheppard putting clear daylight between the teams in the first half. Both Ronan Finn and Billy Dennehy managed a brace in the second half as Trevor Croly earned his first piece of silverware as Rovers manager A mere consaltion goal for Drogheda United was scored by former Shamrock Rovers man Gary O’Neill. Continue reading

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