Posts tagged league of ireland
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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Fenn targeting summer additions

With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Longford Town boss Neale Fenn has admitted he will look to bolster his squad during the mid-season break. Defeating Midland rivals Athlone Town 3-1 at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday night, to move back to within a single point of league leaders Shelbourne, Fenn admitted he could be forced to let a number of players leave “De Town” due to a lack of minutes this season.

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Clubs self interests come to the fore once more during Delaney scandal

BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke outlines his frustrations at the lack of a coherent response from the League of Ireland clubs on the on-going John Delaney/FAI governance scandal, while also explaining why co-operation between the clubs could play a vital role in shaping the future of the national league.

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Clubs must keep pace with social media or become forgotten forces

As we roll into week five of the new domestic football season, the usual surge in attendances associated with the start of a new campaign has once again been prevalent throughout the country. However, this year it seems to be different. Traditionally, the early season buzz would soon fade away, and quite rapidly in some cases, with only those maintaining a position at the top of the table maintaining any sort of swell in attendance and interest figures.

However, this season the general excitement levels and interest in the League of Ireland seems to have found an extended breath to kickstart the 2019 campaign. Already this season we have seen sold out signs erected at the likes of Dalymount Park, Richmond Park and this weekend it seems the Brandywell will do like wise as the defending Champions, Dundalk visit Derry City. But why the extended period of seemingly main stream interest in the league?

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