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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# League of Ireland

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Positivity
'The league is getting better... As Irish people, we have a tendency to underrate it'
Ireland U21 international Ollie O’Neill is enjoying life at Derry City.
Last month
March 2023
# Boost
Fourth clean sheet from 6 helps Shelbourne overcome Cork
Jack Moylan was on target as Damien Duff’s side picked up an impressive win.
# Wee Win
Dundalk take Louth derby spoils as Drogheda fail to make dominance count
Connor Malley scored against the run of play and the hosts missed a penalty late on at Weavers Park.
# talking point
Duff's Shelbourne impress with Mourinho-esque display
Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers were left frustrated at Tolka Park on Friday night.
# Reaction
Stephen Bradley coy on Tottenham-linked youngster's absence
Justin Ferizaj has been playing with Shamrock Rovers’ U19s team recently.
# Report
Shels stifle Shamrock Rovers to compound champions' slow start
Stephen Bradley’s side’s search for a first league win continues.
# Cold Weather
All LOI fixtures get the go-ahead after pitch inspections
A second inspection was needed to determine whether UCD vs Drogheda would happen.
# Unimpressed
'It’s about respecting the opposition... We didn’t do that'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley was critical of his side following their 4-4 draw with Cork.
# Update
Cork City's Aaron Bolger released from hospital after collision of heads
There was concern for the welfare of the midfielder but he sent a positive message on social media earlier today.
# Lilywhites
Dundalk come from behind to see off Shelbourne
Rayhaan Tulloch and Andy Boyle supplied the goals for the home side at Oriel Park.
# Drama
Remarkable 40-yard lob the highlight as Shamrock Rovers and Cork play out 8-goal thriller
Thrilling contest had lengthy stoppage for treatment to Aaron Bolger after worrying clash of heads.
# back on track
Bohemians beat Drogheda to get back to winning ways
Bohemians bounced back from Friday’s defeat to Shelbourne with a hard fought victory over Drogheda United.
# Bit O'Red
St Pat's second best against 10-man Sligo
The home side played most of the game with 10 after John Mahon was dismissed.
# students schooled
McEneff shines as Derry put four past UCD
McEneff scored twice as Derry cruised to a 4-0 win at the UCD Bowl.
# Looking Back
The life and death of an extraordinary Irish football man
Remembering Shelbourne legend Ollie Byrne, a true maverick.
# content
Ex-Bohemians and Cork player has no regrets over Motherwell move
Dan Casey saw the man who brought him to the club sacked promptly after his arrival.
This year
# hakuna max mata
Mata hat-trick inspires Sligo Rovers past UCD in thriller
The Kiwi sealed victory for the Bit O’ Red at UCD Bowl.
# Up and Running
Derry City strike twice against Cork to seal first win of the season
The Candystripes ran out 2-0 winners at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.
# feet under the desk
Safety and stability would make for a fine start as Cork City Usher in new era
A word on City and Bohs following Friday night’s curtain-raiser for both clubs at Turners Cross.
# cause
Bohemians unveil new kit to provide support for children of Palestine
The Dublin team’s aim is to raise awareness of human rights violations in the country.
# Great expectations
Can GAA-mad Kerry become an Irish soccer stronghold?
Manager Billy Dennehy and captain Matt Keane discuss the League of Ireland’s newest addition.
# graduation
How Stephen Kenny’s protégé became a master in his own right
A look at the rise of Ruaidhrí Higgins, from dejection as a teenager at Coventry to his current status as one of the top managers in Ireland.
# taking a chance
'I did something I was scared of, and I am grateful for it' - Damien Duff
The former Ireland international looks ahead to a new season with Shelbourne.
# Ready to go
Kildare-based businessman confirms takeover of Cork City
Dermot Usher has purchased the newly promoted side.
# Transfer
Cork City sign Swedish attacker Daniel Krezic
The 26-year-old joins from Dagerfors, having previously played for fellow Swedish top-flight side Varberg.
# Departures Lounge
Sligo Rovers lose 2022 Premier Division top scorer Keena to League One
Cheltenham Town agree three-year deal after identifying striker as their top priority in the January window.
# League of Ireland
Austin Stacks county winning goalkeeper signs for Kerry FC
Wayne Guthrie was part of the Austin Stacks team that won the Kerry SFC title in 2021.
# Operation Brookweed
Man arrested as part of League of Ireland match-fixing investigation released without charge
Operation Brookweed follows reports of suspected match-fixing received from the FAI and UEFA.
# Pastures new
Former player and manager Fenlon returns to Bohs as Director of Football
It is the 53-year-old’s third spell at the club overall.
# Rovers return
Former Ireland underage international Clarke returns to Shamrock Rovers on loan
Bradley ‘delighted’ with wing-back’s return to Tallaght Stadium.
Last year
# fyi
12 Irish players who moved across the water in 2022 and 4 who could follow
Ciaran Kelly, Danny Mandroiu and Darragh Burns are among the footballers that made the switch
# Growth
League of Ireland enjoys huge increase in crowds since last pre-Covid season
Average attendances in the men’s Premier Division have increased by nearly a third since the last full season with crowds, 2019.
# Galway United
Horgan joins Galway United as assistant manager
Horgan will work under John Caulfield.
# Transfer
Millwall confirm signing of promising Shamrock Rovers striker
Aidomo Emakhu will be available for selection from 1 January after agreeing a long-term contract at the New Den.
# Signing
Bradford boss Mark Hughes hails signing of in-demand Bohemians defender
Ciaran Kelly has joined the League Two club and will make his debut in the New Year.
# Boost
Shels confirm 3 new arrivals while 'best captain' Duff has ever worked with re-signs
Conor Kearns, Tyreke Wilson and Kyle Robinson have all joined the Reds.
# New Kingdom
Kerry FC: League of Ireland's newest club are prepared to build success slowly
Kerry FC sporting director Billy Dennehy outlines the club’s blueprint as they bid to establish a sustainable League of Ireland model.
# Changes
Former Wexford boss Ryan takes over at Bray
The ex-UCD coach was previously strongly linked with the Bohemians job.
# Happy Days
'To see him lift the trophy made the hair stand up on the back of my neck'
Ruaidhrí Higgins paid tribute to Patrick McEleney after he captained Derry City to an FAI Cup final triumph.
# Reaction
Damien Duff: 'It's the proudest day of my life, but it's not the hardest'
Derry boss Ruaidhrí Higgins, meanwhile, was in a jubilant mood.