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# Greatest League In The World

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A new weekly League of Ireland highlights show is coming to our screens
The LOI Show will be live on LOITV every Monday evening, and free to watch.
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FAI chief Hill targets World Cup wins and opens up on 'emotion' of Irish football
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’.
Passion still burns in Sligo's Dunleavy as League of Ireland returns
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.
20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 6: ‘Ireland – the country with no league’
Discredited by Giovanni Trapattoni and dubbed ‘the problem child’ by John Delaney, the League of Ireland has a passionate support-base who crave change.
Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012
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.
'No one knows what’s happening and when we will be back, hopefully it will be soon but who knows?'
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.
Revenge, pride and sellouts are just some of the storylines to follow tonight
The top two teams in the country face off at Tallaght Stadium but, away from the RTÉ cameras, there is plenty of intrigue.
'I love this city. It’s nice to reconnect with Dublin after so long because there's nothing like home'
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.
'People look down their nose at the League of Ireland...but there is something about it you don’t get anywhere else'
The man behind a new short film celebrating the League and the Dublin Derby speaks to The42.
A tale of two careers as Galway's Joshua Smith searches for hope while best friend Willi Orban battles Bayern Munich for glory
‘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
The popular pundit and commentator is tied to Virgin Media for all TV work in 2020.
Irish football is being swept up by change but not everybody is ready – least of all the clubs
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.
'Brendan Rodgers could have changed my whole career; I'm so glad that he didn't'
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.
Bermo in Ballyer: A morning with the St Pat's captain back at his old primary school
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.
Power confirms he will continue to fund Waterford with Reynolds remaining as manager
The Blues owner considered his future after the club were denied a place in the Europa League due to a technicality.
Shamrock Rovers release new purple away jersey for 2020
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.
Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork
As reported by The42 on Wednesday, Keith Long has been able to convince Casey to return to Dalymount Park ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Limerick manager Tommy Barrett admits he's not surprised by the club's imminent demise
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
Bohemians manager Keith Long is a busy man while Cork City also confirm Gearóid Morrissey will remain at Turner’s Cross.
Horgan says Finn Harps are a 'savage attraction' as he agrees new two-year deal as manager
The Donegal club maintained their status as a Premier Division side with a play-off win over Drogheda United last season.
20-year-old defender signs new Cork City deal as boss Fenn hails 'stand-out performer'
Young left-back Ronan Hurley will continue his college duties as he aims to nail down regular starting place.
Kearns drops Masters in Law because he feels St Pat's now have ambition
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?'
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.
'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for
Veteran team-mate Michael Doyle hails playmaker’s talents but insists he must meet standards of League of Ireland champions.
St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks
The 22-year-old returns to Richmond Park after being impressed by new manager Stephen O’Donnell.
Irish music sensation films latest video at League of Ireland ground
Bray Wanderers’ home, the Carlisle Grounds, features in the video for Dermot Kennedy’s new single ‘Outnumbered’.
'There's no recovery time for players' - Bohs boss left frustrated by fixture scheduling
Keith Long expressed his annoyance at being without eight first-team regulars through injury.
'We thought the club was going to fold. What's come out of that is a togetherness'
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.
Pat's portakabin full of football history in Inchicore
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.
Dundalk dominance, Ireland call-ups and teenage transfers: Our League of Ireland writers' review
Reporters from around the country have their say as the 2018 campaign draws to a close.
40-yard wonder-strike leads the way in our favourite LOI goals of 2018
We’ve chosen the best hits of this season from the league, cup competitions and Europe.
Watch: Cabinteely score utterly bizarre goal against Galway United
A goalkeeping error lead to one of the strangest consolations in yesterday’s SSE Airtricity League First Division game.
When Bohemians met Bordeaux and Zinedine Zidane scored a free-kick in Dalymount Park
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.
From unprecedented loss to collective pride: The League of Ireland really is a true 'football family'
‘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.
Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
Two of Dublin’s biggest rivals met at Tallaght Stadium this evening.
Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row
The Premier Division is back and last year’s champions could face a tough test against the new-look Hoops this evening.
Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges
In his final column of the year, John O’Sullivan looks on the bright side.
Torrential rain has played havoc with Saturday's League of Ireland fixtures
Longford and Sligo were exposed to some brutal weather conditions this evening.
'European games were best nights of my career': US-based Liam Kearney on Cork City's task
The winger will be cheering his former club on from his new home in North Carolina.
Murphy's law for Wexford as Youths make history on their home patch
The attacker grabbed a brace as the south-east side recorded their first ever top-flight win.