They bled the game dry and for what? FAI to miss 2020 Aviva target

Off the back of FAI president, Donal Conway’s declaration that the association will fail in it’s long-term goal of being debt free by 2020, BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke asks what the last decade of cost cutting at grassroots, womens and League of Ireland was all for, while also examining the long term damage and potential future challenges for said groups given the on-going chaos within the FAI. Hard hitting views as always from our team of BTS writers.

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Listen back as Douglas winner breaks Longford hearts

Kieran Burke & Stephen McDonnell called the action live from one of the games of the season on Friday night as Bray Wanderers stunned Longford Town with two late set-pieces at the Carlise Grounds. Here's a commentary highlight reel of the five goals.


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NIFL Euro woes could open the door to fresh enthusiasm for All-Ireland league

Off the back of today’s major news headline that the Northern Irish Football League will be restricted to just two European qualifications places from 2020/21 onward, Kieran Burke examines the possibility of renewed enthusiasm for an All-Ireland league from both sides of the border and what said league may look like.

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COMMENT:  If this is a job application for Quinn and the group it’s hard to see how they will reach an interview stage.

New opinion writer, Michael Hayes outlines his feelings on why Niall Quinn’s thirty-page document resembles a shoddy college assignment as opposed to the blueprints for the future of Irish football. Big hitting stuff from our new man.

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Morris favors dugout cameras

Speaking exclusively on Series 3-Episode 14 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast last night, Shelbourne boss Ian Morris revealed he is one of an ever growing number of League of Ireland managers that favors the instillation of pitch-side cameras in order to record exchanges involving match-officials and members of clubs technical staff.

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EXCLUSIVE: Derry close to agreeing Junior loan extension

Derry City’s on loan attacking sensation, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe revealed exclusively on last nigh't’s Series 3-Episode 14 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast that a deal is very “close to being agreed “ between the “Candystripes” and his parent club, Colchester United, over an extension to his current loan deal.

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Long disappointed for "brave" Bohs players

Bohemians title chances look to be dead in the water, following an unlikely home defeat against Sligo Rovers on Friday night. Result aside, this game was overshadowed by serious injuries to players from both sides with eighteen additional first-half minutes played as a result of a serious clash of heads involving Sligo ‘keeper, Ed McGinty and his defender, Dante Leverock while “Bohs” centre-forward, Dinny Corcoran sustained a serious looking ankle injury.

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Buckley admits fortune after Dalymount win

Despite extending their uneaten run to seven games on Friday night with a 2-1 victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park, Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley admitted his side were fortunate to come away with the three points in a game overshadowed by serious injuries to Bohemians Dinny Corcoran and Sligo defender, Dante Leverock.

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