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#First division

# first-division - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'I had three operations in five seasons at Rovers. I worked my bollocks off to give myself a chance of coming back'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I had three operations in five seasons at Rovers. I worked my bollocks off to give myself a chance of coming back'

Aug 15th 2019, 9:00 PM 8,969 Views 2 Comments

Shelbourne’s Luke Byrne talks about his return from a cruciate ligament injury, his side’s title-chasing season and working under Ian Morris.

# first-division - Friday 19 July, 2019

18-year-old Shels new boy helps them extend lead at the top as Drogheda move into second place
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

18-year-old Shels new boy helps them extend lead at the top as Drogheda move into second place

Jul 19th 2019, 11:14 PM 6,064 Views 0 Comments

A wrap of tonight’s action from the SSE Airticity League First Division.

# first-division - Friday 5 July, 2019

Japanese forward Sasaki makes instant impact with winner for Cabinteely against Bray
# First Division Wrap
From The42
# First Division Wrap

Japanese forward Sasaki makes instant impact with winner for Cabinteely against Bray

Jul 5th 2019, 10:14 PM 5,126 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Shels picked up their seventh-straight league win while Limerick surprised Longford at Markets Field.

# first-division - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'When things aren’t going well it's hard to stay positive. We’re fighting for our lives'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'When things aren’t going well it's hard to stay positive. We’re fighting for our lives'

Jul 4th 2019, 7:00 PM 5,318 Views 0 Comments

Finn Harps captain Keith Cowan on his side’s relegation scrap, staying positive amid poor results and playing into his mid thirties.

# first-division - Saturday 29 June, 2019

New Japanese signing makes history for Cabinteely
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

New Japanese signing makes history for Cabinteely

Jun 29th 2019, 1:10 AM 7,421 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Drogheda moved up to second with a win over Bray.

# first-division - Friday 14 June, 2019

Kilduff double sends Shels clear at the top as Henderson leaves Cobh with a win
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Kilduff double sends Shels clear at the top as Henderson leaves Cobh with a win

Jun 14th 2019, 10:25 PM 4,768 Views 1 Comment

It was a big night for Shelbourne as Longford fall prey in Bray.

# first-division - Friday 31 May, 2019

Shels see off Longford to edge clear and more from tonight's Airticity League Division 1 action
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Shels see off Longford to edge clear and more from tonight's Airticity League Division 1 action

May 31st 2019, 10:17 PM 2,898 Views 2 Comments

It was a night of missed opportunities for many as Drogheda leapt into the top two.

# first-division - Friday 19 April, 2019

Dylan McGlade the hat-trick hero for Bray while in-form Cabiniteely stay top of the table
# Roundup
From The42
# Roundup

Dylan McGlade the hat-trick hero for Bray while in-form Cabiniteely stay top of the table

Apr 19th 2019, 10:36 PM 3,984 Views 0 Comments

It was a busy night of action in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday.

# first-division - Friday 12 April, 2019

History for Cabinteely as they go top after ex-Bohs striker leads them to three-in-a-row
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

History for Cabinteely as they go top after ex-Bohs striker leads them to three-in-a-row

Apr 12th 2019, 11:04 PM 6,738 Views 5 Comments

Elsewhere, Limerick and Wexford, and Drogheda United and Shelbourne drew, while Cobh beat Galway.

# first-division - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Substitute teaching by day, League of Ireland career at night for Kilduff after US spell
# Killer Touch
From The42
# Killer Touch

Substitute teaching by day, League of Ireland career at night for Kilduff after US spell

Apr 7th 2019, 8:45 AM 6,959 Views 2 Comments

Dundalk’s Europa League hero talks to The42 about signing for Shels, life outside the game and this season’s First Division.

# first-division - Friday 5 April, 2019

Drogheda win eight-goal thriller while title-favourites Shelbourne bounce back against Bray
# Roundup
From The42
# Roundup

Drogheda win eight-goal thriller while title-favourites Shelbourne bounce back against Bray

Apr 5th 2019, 10:27 PM 5,001 Views 0 Comments

There were big wins for Longford, Shelbourne and Limerick in the Airtricity League First Division on Friday.

# first-division - Friday 1 March, 2019

Shelbourne suffer shock home defeat to Cabinteely and the rest of tonight's First Division action
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Shelbourne suffer shock home defeat to Cabinteely and the rest of tonight's First Division action

Mar 1st 2019, 11:05 PM 5,910 Views 0 Comments

Bray continued their winning start to the season with a 2-0 win against Limerick.

# first-division - Friday 22 February, 2019

Michael D. Higgins in attendance as Shelbourne prevail in five goal thriller away to Galway
# Roundup
From The42
# Roundup

Michael D. Higgins in attendance as Shelbourne prevail in five goal thriller away to Galway

Feb 22nd 2019, 10:19 PM 6,294 Views 2 Comments

It was a dramatic opening night in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday.

# first-division - Thursday 21 February, 2019

The 31-year-old coach tasked with bringing back the glory days to Shelbourne
# Managing Expectations
From The42
# Managing Expectations

The 31-year-old coach tasked with bringing back the glory days to Shelbourne

Feb 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 6,959 Views 1 Comment

Ian Morris chats to The42 ahead of the new First Division season.

# first-division - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Time to deliver: Shelbourne's new recruits ready to play their part in 2019 promotion push
# Showtime
From The42
# Showtime

Time to deliver: Shelbourne's new recruits ready to play their part in 2019 promotion push

Updated Feb 10th 2019, 9:30 AM 3,228 Views 1 Comment

Ian Morris has bolstered his squad during preseason and looks set to return Shels to the Irish top flight for the first time in six years.

# first-division - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Former Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon agrees deal to join Shelbourne
# The Reds
From The42
# The Reds

Former Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon agrees deal to join Shelbourne

Dec 16th 2018, 2:34 PM 8,190 Views 3 Comments

The promising 22-year-old has spent time with St Patrick’s Athletic and Glentoran since returning to Ireland.

# first-division - Friday 17 August, 2018

Harps close the gap on UCD, while Drogheda strike late to snatch point in Cabo
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Harps close the gap on UCD, while Drogheda strike late to snatch point in Cabo

Aug 17th 2018, 11:51 PM 2,954 Views 1 Comment

First Division leaders UCD aren’t in action until tomorrow evening.

# first-division - Friday 27 July, 2018

Shels hit Longford for six as table-toppers UCD seal unwanted LOI record for Athlone
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Shels hit Longford for six as table-toppers UCD seal unwanted LOI record for Athlone

Jul 27th 2018, 11:41 PM 5,844 Views 4 Comments

Athlone have now gone 39 league games without a win, breaking a 23-year-old record.

# first-division - Friday 13 July, 2018

UCD seven games from glory following defeat of Wexford
# Review
From The42
# Review

UCD seven games from glory following defeat of Wexford

Jul 13th 2018, 10:35 PM 4,102 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Shelbourne were beaten 1-0 by promotion rivals Drogheda.

# first-division - Friday 6 July, 2018

Harps end up happy as top three drop points in First Division
# Late Drama
From The42
# Late Drama

Harps end up happy as top three drop points in First Division

Jul 6th 2018, 10:59 PM 3,837 Views 0 Comments

Leaders UCD were held by Shelbourne and Harps were the only team to make ground.

# first-division - Monday 4 June, 2018

UCD remain top after Drogheda held by Shels
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

UCD remain top after Drogheda held by Shels

Jun 4th 2018, 10:52 PM 2,539 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, it was another difficult night for Athlone, who have picked up just two points from 15 games this season.

# first-division - Friday 1 June, 2018

Students keep up the pace at top of the First Division with defeat of Ramblers
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Students keep up the pace at top of the First Division with defeat of Ramblers

Jun 1st 2018, 10:38 PM 3,595 Views 1 Comment

There was plenty of goals across the division.

# first-division - Friday 25 May, 2018

Leaders UCD suffer surprise defeat while Paddy McCourt gets on the scoresheet for Harps
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Leaders UCD suffer surprise defeat while Paddy McCourt gets on the scoresheet for Harps

May 25th 2018, 10:50 PM 3,656 Views 0 Comments

UCD’s lead at the top of the table was reduced on a busy night of action in the First Division.

# first-division - Friday 11 May, 2018

Galway rein in league leaders UCD, Drogheda take advantage to go second
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Galway rein in league leaders UCD, Drogheda take advantage to go second

May 11th 2018, 10:06 PM 3,028 Views 0 Comments

Tonight’s 2-0 defeat is only UCD’s second loss of the season.

# first-division - Friday 4 May, 2018

Leaders UCD held, more misery for manager-less Athlone
# Review
From The42
# Review

Leaders UCD held, more misery for manager-less Athlone

May 4th 2018, 11:04 PM 2,846 Views 1 Comment

It was a busy night of action in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.

# first-division - Friday 13 April, 2018

Kelly hat-trick beats Harps and takes Students top of First Division
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Kelly hat-trick beats Harps and takes Students top of First Division

Apr 13th 2018, 10:58 PM 2,759 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Galway United managed to burn off Wexford with three goals inside seven second half minutes.

# first-division - Friday 30 March, 2018

A late bus, floodlight failures and a five goal thriller on a dramatic night in the First Division
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

A late bus, floodlight failures and a five goal thriller on a dramatic night in the First Division

Mar 30th 2018, 10:37 PM 7,080 Views 3 Comments

There were plenty of talking points in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday night.

# first-division - Friday 16 March, 2018

There were four sending offs, 22 goals and a seven goal drubbing in the First Division tonight
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

There were four sending offs, 22 goals and a seven goal drubbing in the First Division tonight

Mar 16th 2018, 10:48 PM 7,020 Views 2 Comments

There were plenty of talking points in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday night.

# first-division - Friday 9 March, 2018

Furlong nets fourth goal while on-loan Rovers striker O'Connor bags debut strike for Harps
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Furlong nets fourth goal while on-loan Rovers striker O'Connor bags debut strike for Harps

Mar 9th 2018, 10:39 PM 5,482 Views 0 Comments

There were three games played in the First Division on Friday night.

# first-division - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Brilliant Cobh comeback earns Henderson's troops a point against Longford
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Brilliant Cobh comeback earns Henderson's troops a point against Longford

Feb 24th 2018, 9:57 PM 4,573 Views 2 Comments

Longford threw away a two goal cushion at City Calling Stadium in their opening game of the 2018 First Division.

# first-division - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

James McClean's brother Patrick signs for Sligo Rovers
# New Beginnings
From The42
# New Beginnings

James McClean's brother Patrick signs for Sligo Rovers

Feb 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 6,415 Views 7 Comments

Patrick McClean helped Waterford earn promotion to the top flight last season.

# first-division - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

League and FA Cup-winning Liverpool goalkeeper dies
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

League and FA Cup-winning Liverpool goalkeeper dies

Jan 10th 2018, 11:29 AM 9,284 Views 8 Comments

Tommy Lawrence was a key member of Bill Shankly’s side of the 1960s.

# first-division - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Stunning season sees Sean Maguire named PFAI Player of the Year for 2017
# Success
From The42
# Success

Stunning season sees Sean Maguire named PFAI Player of the Year for 2017

Nov 19th 2017, 12:59 PM 11,041 Views 6 Comments

The Preston striker scored 26 goals in all competitions as Cork City claimed a first ever double in the club’s history.

# first-division - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'They sweat blood and run their hearts out. Fans pay a tenner - we need to give them their money's worth'
# Second Tier
From The42
# Second Tier

'They sweat blood and run their hearts out. Fans pay a tenner - we need to give them their money's worth'

Aug 3rd 2017, 8:14 PM 7,734 Views 8 Comments

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson discusses the frustrations and moments of joy that make life in the First Division worthwhile.

# first-division - Friday 7 July, 2017

Waterford strengthen grip on promotion place as UCD and Cobh slip up
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Waterford strengthen grip on promotion place as UCD and Cobh slip up

Jul 7th 2017, 10:38 PM 3,939 Views 2 Comments

The Blues are six points clear at the top.

# first-division - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Three goals put Cobh three points off top as Longford deliver under new manager
# First Division Wrap
From The42
# First Division Wrap

Three goals put Cobh three points off top as Longford deliver under new manager

Jul 1st 2017, 10:16 PM 3,334 Views 2 Comments

There were two games down for decision in the SSE Airtricity League First Division tonight.

# first-division - Friday 26 May, 2017

Nothing to pay and little to play for: Wexford FC and life at the bottom of the First Division
# Onwards And Upwards
From The42
# Onwards And Upwards

Nothing to pay and little to play for: Wexford FC and life at the bottom of the First Division

May 26th 2017, 1:07 PM 6,391 Views 4 Comments

The new league structure means Wexford FC have no hope of promotion. Manager Damien Locke says they must build for the future.

# first-division - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Former Cork City favourite on the double in Waterford win
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Former Cork City favourite on the double in Waterford win

Mar 25th 2017, 9:26 PM 5,940 Views 1 Comment

Mark O’Sullivan scored twice as Waterford got the better of Wexford in the south-east derby.

# first-division - Friday 24 February, 2017

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat
# LOI
From The42
# LOI

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat

Feb 24th 2017, 10:48 PM 8,028 Views 6 Comments

Athlone Town and UCD were both victorious on the opening night of action in the First Division.

# first-division - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Drogheda and Cobh Ramblers make First Division playoffs on dramatic final day
# Climax
From The42
# Climax

Drogheda and Cobh Ramblers make First Division playoffs on dramatic final day

Oct 15th 2016, 10:21 PM 5,691 Views 2 Comments

There was heartbreak for UCD ultimately, as they fell at the final hurdle.