Shiels spot on in defence of Derry City FC

Derry City manager, Kenny Shiels yesterday hit out at what he perceives as a lack of willingness from local junior clubs to allow the City’s brightest talents to pull on the “Candystripes” jersey. Betweenthestripes.ie reporter, Kieran Burke explains why the former Kilmarnock boss is right in his assestment and why attitudes need to change as a result.

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David Meier's refereeing column: Cork penalty was a brilliant decision

Betweenthestripes.ie is delighted to launch a brand new weekly column written by former League of Ireland referee David Meier. A Former FIFA Assistant Referee, who nowadays works in the media covering all things refereeing and much more, David Meier has been a regular panelist on Sports Tonight TV and has also worked on the BBC in Ulster on The Nolan Show and numerous other radio shows around the world. On the refereeing front David had many European Trips over his career and was involved in many top games in the Eircom League as it was called then. 

In David’s first piece for Betweenthestripes.ie, the former linesman tells us why referee Rob Rogers got his controversial penalty decision in Dalymount Park recent SPOT ON!

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Seven First Division talents capable of Premier step-up

With the 2018 First Division regular season already set to reach a conclusion across the country tomorrow night, Kieran Burke highlights the top seven second-tier players who he feels are more than capable of playing in the top-flight next season.

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Shiels sub claims rubbished by ex-LOI ref

Derry City boss, Kenny Shiels has responded to questions regarding his substitution of goal-scorer Ally Roy during last night’s FAI Cup exit at home to Bohemians. However, find out why the City chiefs claim that he could not reverse his decision after handing in the sub card has been rubbished by ex-LOI referee, Alan Kelly.

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Longford supporters raise concerns regarding cost of TV coverage 

OPINION PIECE: Kieran Burke reacts to the Longford Town FC Supporters Club statement that is taking social media by storm. The Midlands outfit host Cork City in the live TV game on Friday night but find out why the extra exposure may not necessarily be welcome by the First Division side.

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