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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# League of Ireland

Last year
Derry City v Shelbourne, FAI Cup final
Derry faced Shelbourne in the League of Ireland season’s showpiece event.
# Woe
Derry's league campaign concludes in frustration as Sadou Diallo out of cup final
The red card will have irked Ruaidhri Higgins more so than the defeat to Dundalk.
# Pastures new
Longford boss departs due to 'personal circumstances'
Gary Cronin guided the club to the playoffs during his sole season in charge.
# Talent
Bradley has 'no doubts' Farrugia good enough to play for Ireland
The wing-back impressed during Shamrock Rovers’ draw with Gent last night.
# Report
Frustration as Shamrock Rovers denied famous victory in penultimate European tie
The Hoops still secured €166,000 in prize money thanks to tonight’s draw with Gent.
# standards
'Ah, Mondays, f***ing hell' - Duff unhappy after 'flat night'
The former Ireland international saw his side play out an uninspired 1-1 draw with UCD.
# Local Lad
Highly-rated 19-year-old pens new contract with Dundalk
Ryan O’Kane has been rewarded for his fine form in recent months with a new deal.
# Commitment
'I'm not coming down here, giving up my life, my family... And finishing 6th'
Declan Devine outlines his ambitions after being appointed the new manager of Bohemians.
# Friendly
FAI targeting 'top end Premier League club with strong Irish support' to fill Aviva Stadium
Sources indicate a club from across the water with the capacity to sell-out the 52,000 seater venue are being targeted for a game with a League of Ireland XI next month.
# Interview
‘You box, you grin and you get knocked out’ - Roddy Collins on life
The manager and former player chats about his new book and career in football.
# Pastures new
Ex-Derry City boss Declan Devine appointed new Bohemians manager
The 49-year-old Uefa Pro License holder has agreed to a two-year contract with the Dalymount Park outfit.
# Unhappy
'My 8-year-old son could have told us that was offside' - Bradley
The Shamrock Rovers manager lamented a game-changing officiating decision during their loss to Molde.
# Progress
Molde coach believes Irish football is 'on the way forward'
Erling Moe was impressed by Shamrock Rovers’ performance in Tallaght last night.
# Frustration
Shamrock Rovers' European dream ends as Molde prevail in Tallaght
It was Stephen Bradley’s men’s first home loss in Europe this season.
# Report
More woe for Shamrock Rovers in Europe
The Hoops went down to a far superior Molde side in the Europa Conference League tonight.
# Progress
Norwegian loanee scores first goal as Dundalk claim bragging rights in local derby
Runar Hauge was on target in the Lilywhites’ win over Drogheda.
# In form
Waterford earn convincing win to boost promotion hopes
There was a gulf in class between the two sides as Cobh Ramblers were well beaten.
# fail better
'I don’t ever want to think: I’m happy where I am now, I’m happy with how I’m playing'
Shamrock Rovers’ Neil Farrugia says he will always strive to improve.
# Frustration
'Easy to do that when you're 2-0 down' - Gaffney laments Hoops' poor start
The striker suggested Rovers’ improved second-half display was partially a result of their opponents taking their foot off the pedal.
# League of Ireland
Galway hit quick-fire double against Cork to keep First Division title race alive
A win would have seen Cork wrap up the league at Eamonn Deacy Park.
# Respect
Gent boss praises 'solid' Shamrock Rovers and pays tribute to Irish football fans
Hein Vanhaezebrouck was impressed by the vocal travelling support.
# error
'That is on me' - Bradley refuses to blame Cleary for costly defensive slip
It was a night to forget for the Hoops in Gent.
# Operation Brookweed
Gardaí release three former players arrested over alleged match-fixing in League of Ireland
They were all held on suspicion of the offence of conspiracy to defraud.
# Report
More away-day blues for Shamrock Rovers amid defeat in Belgium
Gent showed their class on a disappointing night for Stephen Bradley’s men.
# opposition analysis
Are Gent a model to which Shamrock Rovers can aspire to emulate?
The Hoops’ rivals this evening have registered a number of impressive European results in recent years.
# Preview
Can Shamrock Rovers make Irish football history tonight?
The Hoops are hoping to become the first Premier Division side ever to win an away group stage game in Europe.
# aspiration
'We want this to become regular for this club and we want to keep building'
Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers are preparing to face Gent in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
Rovers extend lead at top of the table with 5-star display against Finn Harps
Jack Byrne pulled the strings in a 5-1 win for the Hoops.
# Verdicts
Sligo forced to forfeit win over Dundalk, while August's Shels-Pats fixture to be rescheduled
Rovers fielded a suspended player against the Lilywhites, who have been awarded a 3-0 victory which moves them up to second.
# Disciplinary Hearing
Sligo Rovers charged with fielding ineligible player against Dundalk
The club have stated that they plan to contest the charge.
# South-east
'The potential here is enormous' - Waterford taken over by Fleetwood Town owner
English businessman Andy Pilley has given his vision for the Blues after agreeing a deal with Richard Forrest.
'We wanted the best deal' - How League of Ireland clubs could have stopped Sky's Super Sunday
Thirty years after Rupert Murdoch changed football, story of a £1.5 million payment for floodlights that prevented a Premier League TV blackout.
Ferencvaros v Shamrock Rovers, Europa League qualifying
Shamrock Rovers faced Ferencvaros in the first-leg encounter as they aimed to take a positive result back to Tallaght.
# In form
LOI's top goalscorer claims Player of the Month award for July
Aidan Keena has 11 Premier Division goals so far this season.
# Development
'He’d be a 9/10 or a 2/10, but he's become that 7/10 player you need'
Stephen Bradley has hailed Dylan Watts’ improvement ahead of Shamrock Rovers’ clash with Ferencvaros.
# Reaction
Stephen Bradley not interested in Euro rivals' 'British' comments
Ferencvaros’ sporting director Tamas Hajnal made the provocative remarks speaking to local media.
# off night
Frustration for Damien Duff as former players come back to haunt Shelbourne
Drogheda ended the Tolka Park outfit’s three-match winning streak.
# relegation dogfight
Big win for UCD to move off bottom of table
The result means the Students leapfrog Finn Harps into ninth.
# Drama
Penalty miss proves costly as Derry held by Shamrock Rovers
It was a brave effort from the league’s third-placed team who remain eight points adrift of the Hoops.
# statement
St Pat's confirm two players racially abused amid CSKA loss
The incidents have been reported by the club to Uefa, the Football Association of Ireland and Sport Against Racism Ireland.