Posts Tagged ‘ Salthill Devon ’

League Of Ireland 2013 – The Highs And Lows


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

Dunne Wasting No Time As Galway FC Prepare For 2014


Tommy Dunne continues to talk to players and hopes to announce signings for Galway FC very soon.

With pre-season training due to commence in mid January Dunne is hoping to have about 30 footballers involved with Galway FC by then.“It has been a really busy week since I came in. I’ve been trying to establish a possible squad that will be around up until the end of pre-season. Then we might try to whittle it down a little bit more,” Dunne said. Continue reading

FAI Clear Up Mervue United Situation

Mervue United v Finn Harps Airtricity League First Division game

The FAI have rubbished claims reported in the Connacht Sentinel that Mervue United wouldn’t feature in either division of the Airtricity League next year, regardless of the outcome of their upcoming promotion/relegation playoff.

The initial report which circulated on Twitter said Mervue United wouldn’t be allowed compete in any division as of next season due to bringing in the one team in Galway. This would also spell the end for Salthill Devon. Continue reading

Time To Scrap The First Division?


League of Ireland – First Division no more?

The Airtricity League First Division Promotion Play-off will be settled in just four days, for now, we do not know what’s going to happen with one of the club’s involved – Mervue United.

The Football Association of Ireland have told us already the plans are in place for one Galway based club to begin playing in the Airtricity League First Division as of next year. This would create a seven team league below the Premier Division.

The play-off fixtures are quite simple and have been for the last two years. Second and third placed finishers in the First Division battle it out in a two-legged tie to see who will face the side that finished second last of the Airtricity League Premier Division. The winner of that game will either be relegated or promoted. However, in Mervue United’s case it doesn’t really matter. Continue reading

LOI : Battle For Survival Enters Full Swing


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

Fan Ownership The Way Forward As Waterford Back From The Brink

wufcWaterford United have today seen a winding up order against them striked out after the club’s owners and former manager Stephen Henderson agreed a deal in the High Court.

After weeks of negotiating both parties reached an amicable agreement at the eleventh hour. Continue reading

Harps And Mervue Edge Closer To Longford


A busy weekend in the League of Ireland First Division produced some entertaining games and a flurry of red cards as two sides cranked up the pressure on the league leaders. Continue reading