Posts Tagged ‘ Tommy Dunne ’

LOI: Big Dublin Derby Kicks Off New Season


A new season is upon us as the eagerly awaited return of the League Of Ireland takes over the Irish sporting calendar for the weekend ahead. Each team starts the season off with a clean slate, fresh aspirations and hope of successful days ahead. While many are tipping Pat Fenlon’s Shamrock Rovers to lift this season’s title, recent years have shown us that the league title will be hotly contested, with a number of teams in contention for Airtricity League glory.

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Champions Dundalk, take on newly promoted Longford Town at Oriel Park.

After their most successful season in 20 years resulted in them being crowned champions Dundalk will be most determined to start off their defence of the title by taking all three points. The Louth side will be hoping a good start equals a good season, but will be weary that their opponents will not let them have it all their own way. Continue reading

LOI: Under Pressure Collins Seeks Victory Against UCD


Bray Wanderers –v- Dundalk    7:45

Bray Wanderers play host to title chasing Dundalk at the Carlisle Grounds.

The 2-1 away defeat against Shamrock Rovers on Monday has left Bray Wanderers sitting in ninth position in the league. That defeat will hardly come as a surprise to Bray, but they face no respite here against another title chasing team. Manager Alan Matthews and his players will need every bit of their home advantage if they are to get a result here. 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

LOI : Dublin Derbies Significant At Both Ends Of The Table


The League Of Ireland run in is well and truly upon us with most teams now staring at their final ten games of the season.

This season has been highly significant in footballing circles as there has been a paradigm shift in all quarters. St Patrick’s Athletic appear destined for title glory , thus stealing the mantle of Dublin’s top team from Shamrock Rovers while the surprise package that has been Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk , have claimed the bragging rights for 2013 over fallen neighbours Drogheda United.

Elsewhere , not much has changed as both Sligo Rovers and Derry City remain in title contention while both Bray Wanderers and UCD continue to battle at the bottom.

Tonight’s Dublin derbies are extremely significant for many reasons. Each team needs a victory for their own purpose , the Saints to extend their lead at the top , the Hoops to continue their European push and Bohemians and Shelbourne to move themselves clear of the relegation trapdoor.

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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

Cork Sack Dunne Following Limerick Defeat

tdCork City FC and first team manager Tommy Dunne have parted company with immediate effect following last night’s 2-1 defeat to Limerick.

Tommy, who took the reins of Cork City FC in 2010 days before the season commenced, led the club back to the Premier Division in 2011. He guided City to a mid-table finish last season, with the club currently sitting in seventh position in the Premier Division table.  Continue reading

Kavanagh Primed For Richmond Return

dkDaryl Kavanagh has left Cork City after his contract with the club was cancelled by mutual consent and his return to league leaders St Patrick’s Athletic will be announced later today .  Continue reading