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?