Posts tagged andrew dempsey
WATCH: Between the Stripes TV pre-season special

Featuring highlights and exclusive interviews from Dundalk V Longford Town, Athlone Town V Finn Harps, Bray Wanderers V Bohemians & Longford V Sligo Rovers, Kieran Burke & Jonathan Brier preview the new LOI season in depth with some wonderful insight, debate and analysis ahead of Friday's big kick-off. Featuring interviews with Neale Fenn, John Gill, Sean Gannon, Terry Butler, Liam Buckley, Dylan McGlade & Gary Cronin.

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Conor Kearns: “We need to stick to our core philosophies, and we need to have that belief in ourselves”

Following the Students pre-season friendly against 2019 First Division title favorites Shelbourne at the UCD Bowl, BetweenTheStripes.ie reporter, Andrew Dempsey caught up with UCD’s Conor Kearns, fresh off the back of a call up to Stephen Kenny’s home based Republic of Ireland under-21 squad.

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Sam Verdon: “I felt it was the right thing to do but, still, it was difficult to leave Longford”

During his one-and-a-half-year stint at First Division Longford Town, Sam Verdon established himself as one of the key men keeping Neale Fenn’s side ticking over as the now 41-year-old Londoner sought to revolutionise a product lacking side languishing in the First Division.

The former St Patrick’s Athletic recently caught up with BetweenTheStripes.ie reporter Andrew Dempsey to look back on League of Ireland adventure to date while also looking to an exciting 2019 in the Premier Division with newly-promoted Finn Harps.



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"We're looking for the play-offs 100%" says Athlone's Cian Byrne

“We are looking for the play-offs 100%” says new Athlone Town youngster, Cian Byrne. The ex-Lucan star is set to come up against his former club and Athlone’s arch midland rivals Longford Town in the 2019 First Division season.

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First Division review - Round 6

In what was another big weekend of First Division action, Drogheda United put a halt to UCD’s blistering start to the season with a two-nil victory over the “Students”, while Shelbourne pummeled a poor Athlone Town by seven goals to nil. Wexford FC held Stephen Henderson’s Cobh Ramblers at Ferrycarrig Park and in the final game of the weekend, Longford Town dismissed Pat Devlin’s Cabinteely 3-0 in the Midlands with Galway United's trip to Finn Park postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

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First Division preview - Round 6

The big games in the First Division continue to come thick and fast as Drogheda United face an in-form UCD side at United Park, while Galway United make the long trip up to Ballybofey and head into a huge showdown against Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps. Shelbourne look to continue their impressive early start to the season with a win over a lowly Athlone Town. Cobh Ramblers face Wexford FC, while Longford Town host a re-invigorated Cabinteely on Saturday night.  

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Premier Division review - Round 8

In the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures, Waterford FC continued their brilliant start to their first season back in the big time with a huge win over Shamrock Rovers. Elsewhere, there were wins for Bohemians and St. Patrick’s Athletic, while Dundalk continued their strong early season form with a win up in the North-West against Sligo Rovers.

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First Division review - Round 4

In what was another barnstorming weekend of top quality First Division action, Drogheda United clawed back a two-goal deficit against Galway United Park, while UCD came out on top against Cabinteely in the South Dublin Derby. Elsewhere, there were wins for both Finn Harps and Shelbourne, who overcame Wexford and Cobh Ramblers respectively. Unsurprisingly, Longford Town swatted aside a poor Athlone Town challenge by a hefty margin.

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Premier Division preview - Round 8

With the televised game between Waterford FC and Shamrock Rovers taking centre stage at the RSC this weekend, there is a bottom of the table clash between Keith Long’s Bohemians and Dave Mackey’s Bray Wanderers side at Dalymount Park, while St. Patrick’s Athletic host Limerick FC and Ger Lyttle’s Sligo Rovers round off the weekend’s action with a home clash against Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk at the Showgrounds.

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First Division preview - Round 4

In what can only be described as another barnstorming weekend of top quality First Division action, Drogheda United will be looking to continue their scintillating start to life in the First Division with a clash against title-chasing Galway United, Shelbourne host Cobh Ramblers, Finn Harps welcome a wounded Wexford FC to Finn Park, while there is only the small matter of two local derbies making up the rest of the action as UCD host Cabinteely in the N11 Derby, while Longford Town will look to shake off their defeat against Shelbourne with a Midlands “El Clasico” win over Athlone Town.

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