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LOI: Dundalk Face Tricky Test Against Ever Improving Cork City

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Athlone Town –v- Bray Wanderers 7:45

Bottom side Athlone Town face off against Bray Wanderers at Athlone Town Stadium.

Ten games and ten defeats. It has been a thoroughly miserable time to be an Athlone Town fan. So miserable that changes have been made and Mick Cooke has left the club and Keith Long has been brought in. It remains to be seen if this change of managers will have an effect on the results but things certainly don’t look good. Athlone can take comfort in the fact that it can’t get any worse.

A solitary David Scully goal gave Bray Wanderers an impressive 1-0 home win over title chasing Dundalk last time out. That win leaves them sitting in a comfortable seventh. The Wicklow side will need to be weary of their opponents given their new manager’s first game. Alan Matthews will need to ensure his players head into this game prepared to play against a revitalised team or they may end up on the losing side.

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LOI: Battle Of The Rovers As Roddy Aims To Defeat Champs

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Shamrock Rovers –v- Sligo Rovers    7:05

Early league leaders Shamrock Rovers host fellow title hopefuls Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

Goals from Gary McCabe, Ronan Finn and Kieran Marty Waters gave the hoops an impressive 3-1 away win over fierce Dublin rivals Bohemians last week. That win established them as early league leaders, a position that will leave manager Trevor Croly pleased. They face a Sligo Rovers side in poor form and Croly and his players will look for all three points as well as a psychological advantage. 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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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

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

Rovers Hoping For Another Derby Victory

Ciaran Kilduff celebrates scoring 15/3/2013Shamrock Rovers travel to Dalymount Park this afternoon to take on Bohemians in their second derby game in three days.

The Hoops will be looking for a another positive result to build on Friday night’s win over St Patrick’s Athletic at Tallaght Stadium while Bohs will be hoping to bounce back following defeat in Cork. Continue reading

Competitive Season Ahead As Airtricity League Returns

srloiThe Airtricity League Of Ireland returns next Friday for the 2013 season. Will Sligo Rovers be the front-runner to retain their league title? Who will be their biggest rival? St Patrick’s Athletic? Shamrock Rovers? Drogheda United? Or will there be a dark-horse going for the league this year?

Who will battle it out for the European places? Who will be battling relegation? 12 teams started last season, only 11 finished, will clubs face more financial difficulty? There’s only one way to find out. Continue reading