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#Greatest League In The World

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 18 February, 2022

A new weekly League of Ireland highlights show is coming to our screens
# Greatest League In The World
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# Greatest League In The World

A new weekly League of Ireland highlights show is coming to our screens

Feb 18th 2022, 6:16 PM 4,968 Views 0 Comments

The LOI Show will be live on LOITV every Monday evening, and free to watch.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Thursday 29 July, 2021

FAI chief Hill targets World Cup wins and opens up on 'emotion' of Irish football
# FAI
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# FAI

FAI chief Hill targets World Cup wins and opens up on 'emotion' of Irish football

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 5:00 PM 10,001 Views 3 Comments

Chief executive says he will push government hard to have 25,000 fans in Aviva Stadium for games against Azerbaijan and Serbia which he admits ‘Ireland have to win’.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 31 July, 2020

Passion still burns in Sligo's Dunleavy as League of Ireland returns
# The Good Pro
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# The Good Pro

Passion still burns in Sligo's Dunleavy as League of Ireland returns

Jul 31st 2020, 8:00 AM 18,070 Views 3 Comments

They’re bottom of the league, have been hit by injuries, bad luck and a global pandemic but Sligo aren’t giving up on this season.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Saturday 16 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 6:  ‘Ireland – the country with no league’
# Graduate Programme
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# Graduate Programme

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 6: ‘Ireland – the country with no league’

May 16th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,847 Views 12 Comments

Discredited by Giovanni Trapattoni and dubbed ‘the problem child’ by John Delaney, the League of Ireland has a passionate support-base who crave change.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:37 AM 14,601 Views 6 Comments

The Bit O’Red’s former players and manager recall how bonds were formed and memories of a lifetime made en route to winning the club’s first title in 35 years.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

'No one knows what’s happening and when we will be back, hopefully it will be soon but who knows?'
# Newbies
From The42
# Newbies

'No one knows what’s happening and when we will be back, hopefully it will be soon but who knows?'

Mar 18th 2020, 4:53 PM 6,541 Views 0 Comments

Teemu Penninkangas, Cameron Smith and Billy King are just some of the League of Ireland imports who’ve had their debut seasons interrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 28 February, 2020

Revenge, pride and sellouts are just some of the storylines to follow tonight
# Storylines
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# Storylines

Revenge, pride and sellouts are just some of the storylines to follow tonight

Feb 28th 2020, 4:46 PM 2,931 Views 1 Comment

The top two teams in the country face off at Tallaght Stadium but, away from the RTÉ cameras, there is plenty of intrigue.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I love this city. It’s nice to reconnect with Dublin after so long because there's nothing like home'
# Shels
From The42
# Shels

'I love this city. It’s nice to reconnect with Dublin after so long because there's nothing like home'

Feb 25th 2020, 4:44 PM 6,738 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of Friday’s derby with St Patrick’s Athletic, Shelbourne captain Gary Deegan explains how he hopes to make a difference on his return to the League of Ireland.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'People look down their nose at the League of Ireland...but there is something about it you don’t get anywhere else'
# Greatest League In The World
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# Greatest League In The World

'People look down their nose at the League of Ireland...but there is something about it you don’t get anywhere else'

Feb 15th 2020, 8:45 AM 8,393 Views 14 Comments

The man behind a new short film celebrating the League and the Dublin Derby speaks to The42.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

A tale of two careers as Galway's Joshua Smith searches for hope while best friend Willi Orban battles Bayern Munich for glory
# Different Strokes
From The42
# Different Strokes

A tale of two careers as Galway's Joshua Smith searches for hope while best friend Willi Orban battles Bayern Munich for glory

Feb 11th 2020, 4:30 PM 9,084 Views 0 Comments

‘We’re like brothers so when I came here he joked that I could be the king of Ireland’ – Galway United’s new American centre back is ready to make an impression.

'Golden handcuffs' deal rules Brian Kerr out of televised League of Ireland coverage this season
# GOLDEN HANDCUFFS
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# GOLDEN HANDCUFFS

'Golden handcuffs' deal rules Brian Kerr out of televised League of Ireland coverage this season

Feb 11th 2020, 2:14 PM 42,605 Views 30 Comments

The popular pundit and commentator is tied to Virgin Media for all TV work in 2020.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Irish football is being swept up by change but not everybody is ready – least of all the clubs
# Changing Times
From The42
# Changing Times

Irish football is being swept up by change but not everybody is ready – least of all the clubs

Jan 30th 2020, 8:15 AM 3,912 Views 4 Comments

After a week in which the full impact of Brexit has been described as ‘calamitous’ for the status quo in youth production, David Sneyd examines the details of what’s happening on the ground.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Brendan Rodgers could have changed my whole career; I'm so glad that he didn't'
# MY VOICE
From The42
# MY VOICE

'Brendan Rodgers could have changed my whole career; I'm so glad that he didn't'

Dec 24th 2019, 9:00 AM 18,599 Views 5 Comments

Dane Massey reflects – in his own words – on the genius of Stephen Kenny over the last decade, the power of being a hero and why a life in England was never for him.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Bermo in Ballyer: A morning with the St Pat's captain back at his old primary school
# School Days Over
From The42
# School Days Over

Bermo in Ballyer: A morning with the St Pat's captain back at his old primary school

Dec 19th 2019, 5:59 PM 8,034 Views 2 Comments

In a week when the Minister for Sport, Shane Ross, can so casually discuss the potential collapse of the League of Ireland, this is a timely reminder of the good being done by clubs in communities.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Power confirms he will continue to fund Waterford with Reynolds remaining as manager
# Power Play
From The42
# Power Play

Power confirms he will continue to fund Waterford with Reynolds remaining as manager

Dec 18th 2019, 1:08 PM 7,350 Views 3 Comments

The Blues owner considered his future after the club were denied a place in the Europa League due to a technicality.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Shamrock Rovers release new purple away jersey for 2020
# Purple Reign
From The42
# Purple Reign

Shamrock Rovers release new purple away jersey for 2020

Dec 17th 2019, 10:25 AM 5,118 Views 4 Comments

After finishing runners-up to Dundalk last term, the 2019 FAI Cup winners will be aiming to go one better in the Premier Division in 2020.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 13 December, 2019

Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork
# Done And Dusted
From The42
# Done And Dusted

Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork

Dec 13th 2019, 5:46 PM 3,930 Views 0 Comments

As reported by The42 on Wednesday, Keith Long has been able to convince Casey to return to Dalymount Park ahead of the 2020 campaign.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Limerick manager Tommy Barrett admits he's not surprised by the club's imminent demise
# Demise
From The42
# Demise

Limerick manager Tommy Barrett admits he's not surprised by the club's imminent demise

Dec 11th 2019, 6:50 PM 6,771 Views 14 Comments

Speaking to Off the Ball this evening, Barrett said it was a “huge blow” as the county now faces the prospect of no League of Ireland club for the first time since 1937.

Darragh Leahy on verge of Dundalk move with Dan Casey set for Bohemians return
# In And Out
From The42
# In And Out

Darragh Leahy on verge of Dundalk move with Dan Casey set for Bohemians return

Dec 11th 2019, 3:59 PM 5,837 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians manager Keith Long is a busy man while Cork City also confirm Gearóid Morrissey will remain at Turner’s Cross.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Horgan says Finn Harps are a 'savage attraction' as he agrees new two-year deal as manager
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Horgan says Finn Harps are a 'savage attraction' as he agrees new two-year deal as manager

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:46 PM 3,593 Views 1 Comment

The Donegal club maintained their status as a Premier Division side with a play-off win over Drogheda United last season.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Thursday 28 November, 2019

20-year-old defender signs new Cork City deal as boss Fenn hails 'stand-out performer'
# New Signing
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# New Signing

20-year-old defender signs new Cork City deal as boss Fenn hails 'stand-out performer'

Nov 28th 2019, 4:23 PM 4,071 Views 0 Comments

Young left-back Ronan Hurley will continue his college duties as he aims to nail down regular starting place.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Kearns drops Masters in Law because he feels St Pat's now have ambition
# Law Man
From The42
# Law Man

Kearns drops Masters in Law because he feels St Pat's now have ambition

Nov 27th 2019, 7:28 PM 6,540 Views 7 Comments

New Saints goalkeeper says manager Stephen O’Donnell has ‘changed the appeal’ of Richmond Park as he eyes silverware.

'Growing up watching the Premier League, I could see it. How many Irish players actually made it?'
# School Of Hard Knocks
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# School Of Hard Knocks

'Growing up watching the Premier League, I could see it. How many Irish players actually made it?'

Nov 27th 2019, 6:30 PM 7,399 Views 2 Comments

Joey O’Brien fought for a career in the English top flight and the Shamrock Rovers defender is now aiming to prepare the club’s next generation for what’s required.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for

Nov 21st 2019, 2:47 PM 11,947 Views 6 Comments

Veteran team-mate Michael Doyle hails playmaker’s talents but insists he must meet standards of League of Ireland champions.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks
# Rory Returns
From The42
# Rory Returns

St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks

Nov 19th 2019, 6:11 PM 3,697 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old returns to Richmond Park after being impressed by new manager Stephen O’Donnell.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Monday 8 July, 2019

Irish music sensation films latest video at League of Ireland ground
# GreatestLeagueInTheWorld
From The42
# GreatestLeagueInTheWorld

Irish music sensation films latest video at League of Ireland ground

Jul 8th 2019, 5:20 PM 8,650 Views 3 Comments

Bray Wanderers’ home, the Carlisle Grounds, features in the video for Dermot Kennedy’s new single ‘Outnumbered’.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

'There's no recovery time for players' - Bohs boss left frustrated by fixture scheduling
# Injury Crisis
From The42
# Injury Crisis

'There's no recovery time for players' - Bohs boss left frustrated by fixture scheduling

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:44 PM 3,364 Views 0 Comments

Keith Long expressed his annoyance at being without eight first-team regulars through injury.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'We thought the club was going to fold. What's come out of that is a togetherness'
# Humans Of The Loi
From The42
# Humans Of The Loi

'We thought the club was going to fold. What's come out of that is a togetherness'

Jun 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 7,912 Views 1 Comment

Daniel Lambert lives and works in the shadow of Dalymount, and is part of the team that’s made Bohs a central part of the Phibsborough community.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Pat's portakabin full of football history in Inchicore
# Humans Of The Loi
From The42
# Humans Of The Loi

Pat's portakabin full of football history in Inchicore

May 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 4,037 Views 1 Comment

Pat O’Callaghan’s shop in Richmond Park includes a copy of the programme from the 1937 Scottish Cup final and a full set from Manchester United’s 1992/93 home games.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Dundalk dominance, Ireland call-ups and teenage transfers: Our League of Ireland writers' review
# End Of Season
From The42
# End Of Season

Dundalk dominance, Ireland call-ups and teenage transfers: Our League of Ireland writers' review

Oct 27th 2018, 7:45 AM 4,770 Views 4 Comments

Reporters from around the country have their say as the 2018 campaign draws to a close.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

40-yard wonder-strike leads the way in our favourite LOI goals of 2018
# Eye-catching
From The42
# Eye-catching

40-yard wonder-strike leads the way in our favourite LOI goals of 2018

Oct 24th 2018, 4:17 PM 3,570 Views 2 Comments

We’ve chosen the best hits of this season from the league, cup competitions and Europe.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Monday 21 May, 2018

Watch: Cabinteely score utterly bizarre goal against Galway United
# Greatest League In The World
From The42
# Greatest League In The World

Watch: Cabinteely score utterly bizarre goal against Galway United

May 21st 2018, 12:17 PM 16,525 Views 7 Comments

A goalkeeping error lead to one of the strangest consolations in yesterday’s SSE Airtricity League First Division game.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

When Bohemians met Bordeaux and Zinedine Zidane scored a free-kick in Dalymount Park
# Greatest League In The World
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# Greatest League In The World

When Bohemians met Bordeaux and Zinedine Zidane scored a free-kick in Dalymount Park

Jun 7th 2017, 4:42 PM 9,120 Views 3 Comments

The Real Madrid manager’s memories of Bohemians are undoubtedly few and far between, but for a period in the mid-1990s Zizou frequently faced off against the Gypsies.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 31 March, 2017

From unprecedented loss to collective pride: The League of Ireland really is a true 'football family'
# Column
From The42
# Column

From unprecedented loss to collective pride: The League of Ireland really is a true 'football family'

Mar 31st 2017, 3:00 PM 8,887 Views 7 Comments

‘Like any family, there are lows and highs and if we share in the loss, we also share in the good moments,’ writes John O’Sullivan.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 3 March, 2017

As it happened: Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division From The42
Live Mar 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 24 February, 2017

Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row
# Friday Night Lights
From The42
# Friday Night Lights

Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row

Feb 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,191 Views 6 Comments

The Premier Division is back and last year’s champions could face a tough test against the new-look Hoops this evening.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 4 November, 2016

Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges
# Column
From The42
# Column

Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges

Nov 4th 2016, 10:06 AM 4,825 Views 10 Comments

In his final column of the year, John O’Sullivan looks on the bright side.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Torrential rain has played havoc with Saturday's League of Ireland fixtures
# Wash Out
From The42
# Wash Out

Torrential rain has played havoc with Saturday's League of Ireland fixtures

Sep 3rd 2016, 8:56 PM 6,043 Views 2 Comments

Longford and Sligo were exposed to some brutal weather conditions this evening.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Thursday 4 August, 2016

'European games were best nights of my career': US-based Liam Kearney on Cork City's task
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'European games were best nights of my career': US-based Liam Kearney on Cork City's task

Aug 4th 2016, 9:30 AM 4,887 Views 2 Comments

The winger will be cheering his former club on from his new home in North Carolina.

# greatest-league-in-the-world - Friday 1 April, 2016

Murphy's law for Wexford as Youths make history on their home patch
# Wex Factor
From The42
# Wex Factor

Murphy's law for Wexford as Youths make history on their home patch

Apr 1st 2016, 10:51 PM 6,098 Views 0 Comments

The attacker grabbed a brace as the south-east side recorded their first ever top-flight win.

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