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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# League of Ireland

Last year
# Boost
Mandroiu scores late winner as Shamrock Rovers overcome Derry in top-of-the-table clash
Stephen Bradley’s side are now four points clear of the Candystripes
# Tribute
‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’
Remembering the late Freddy Hall’s stint in Irish football.
# highs and lows
A ruthless exit in Britain, rejuvenation at Sligo and Ireland ambitions
Aidan Keena on his encouraging start to life at the Showgrounds and his mixed fortunes across the water.
# bold boy step
Damien Duff banned from touchline for three games after sending off
The former Republic of Ireland international was sent off for two yellow-card offences in the dugout at Oriel Park a fortnight ago.
# Skipper
McNamee's late winner sees Finn Harps take spoils against Shelbourne
The Harps captain scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute.
# students schooled
Bohemians get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of UCD
Keith Long’s side were 3-0 winners at Dalymount Park.
# Rout
McGonigle hits hat-trick in Derry's biggest home win since 1991
The league leaders overcame UCD 7-1.
# Take a Bow
Eoin Doyle stars in Pat's win over Finn Harps
The Saints remain seven points behind Derry City in third position.
# Controversy
Damien Duff among 3 sent off as late drama sees Dundalk beat Shels
The Lilywhites won it five minutes from time when John Martin, who had only just been summoned from the bench, scored a delightful header
# Competition
'I’ve one now and the other lads don’t so it’s a bit of banter between us'
Sean Hoare suggests the Shamrock Rovers defenders have ‘a few quid’ on who can score the most goals this season.
# anticipation
'It's the biggest game in Ireland and the atmosphere is crazy. I can't wait'
Danny Mandroiu is looking forward to Shamrock Rovers’ match with Bohemians on Friday.
# Challenge
11 games into his reign, Stephen O'Donnell confident Dundalk moving in the right direction
The manager saw his side lose 1-0 to Shamrock Rovers on Monday night.
# Going Up
Luke McNally eyes next step as Oxford chasing League One graduation
The former St Pat’s man will come up against Troy Parrott’s MK Dons tonight.
# deadly duo
Jack Byrne and Danny Mandroiu combine to see Shamrock Rovers past dogged Dundalk
Brian Gartland was sent off late on, as the Hoops secured a deserved win.
# Drama
Shamrock Rovers leave it late to overcome Shelbourne
Aaron Greene proved the match-winner for the Hoops.
# League Leaders
Derry City recover to snatch three points from Dalymount right at the death
Substitute James Akintunde proved the hero with a last-grasp header in enthralling clash with Bohemians.
# Going Well
Cork City's superb start to the season continues
The Leesiders earned a convincing win over Athlone Town this evening.
# Into the Lyons Den
'I'm walking into a dressing room where I’m probably the only person who hasn’t won a league title'
Ireland U21 defender Andy Lyons on adjusting to full-time football at Shamrock Rovers and watching Evan Ferguson at 14.
# Disappointment
Udinese-bound teen on target but Ireland's youngsters beaten by England
St Patrick’s Athletic defender James Abankwah was among the scorers.
# Pastures new
Sligo star set for crunch World Cup qualifiers in Qatar
Nando Pijnaker has made an encouraging start to life with Liam Buckley’s men.
# difference maker
'You want him on the pitch every minute of every game but physically it took a lot out of him'
Stephen Bradley praised Jack Byrne’s impact after an illness led to reduced minutes against Sligo.
# Report
Late drama as Shamrock Rovers come back from 2 goals down while Sligo remain unbeaten
Stephen Bradley’s side have had a mixed start to the season.
# Legend
The life and death of a Derry hero
Remembering former club captain Ryan McBride, five years on from his tragic passing.
# difference maker
Praise for ex-Shamrock Rovers star after 26-second impact
Aaron McEneff starred as Hearts beat St Mirren.
# reflection
'Going forward, I probably need to change' - Duff
The Shelbourne boss’ emotional response to a penalty incident led to a booking on Friday night.
# Prolific
'For a player to get 100 league goals for the one club... A great achievement'
Stephen O’Donnell paid tribute to Dundalk striker Pat Hoban after he scored on Friday night.
# Road Trip
On the road to Ballybofey: Salsa dancing, keeping the faith and loved ones in Ukraine
The42 joins Finn Harps teammates Dave Webster and Bastien Hery on their journey from Dublin to Donegal, as well as hearing from some on the coalface of the great League of Ireland survivors.
# Report
Dundalk left frustrated by Damien Duff's Shelbourne
A late Sean Boyd penalty cancelled out Pat Hoban’s header.
# hot prospect
The 17-year-old Ireland underage international who's already made a senior debut at club level
Mark O’Mahony featured for Cork City away to Longford last week.
# Options
Bradley confirms Rovers are examining free-agent list from Ukraine and Russia
“If there is something that really jumps out that we think will improve us, it is something we will bring to the board.”
# point apiece
Bohemians left frustrated by Finn Harps
Promise Omochere and Ryan Connolly scored the goals on a chilly night in Ballybofey.
# Stalemate
Cobh and Treaty United play out uninspired draw
Elsewhere, Galway came back to earn a 2-2 draw with Waterford.
# Leaders
More misery for Damien Duff, as Derry City go the top of the table
Shelbourne suffered a narrow defeat this evening.
# medical advice
'It’s my career that’s on the line, so I’ve got to listen to the professionals'
Bohemians’ matchwinner on Monday night, Stephen Mallon, discusses his road to recovery.
# Unimpressed
'It's one of the most basic things in football - don't allow the ball to bounce'
Tim Clancy was left rueing an avoidable goal as Pat’s were beaten by Bohs on Monday night.
# Report
Mallon goal the difference as Bohs beat Pat's in Dublin Derby
It was a disappointing night for Tim Clancy, whose side lost a second game on the bounce.
# All Square
UCD and Finn Harps earn first points of the season amid draw
It was Ollie Horgan side’s first outing of the 2022 campaign.
# Upset
Sensational last-gasp goal sees Derry defeat reigning champions Shamrock Rovers
Jamie McGonigle scored a brilliant winner to send the home fans home happy.
# Impact
Ex-Ireland U21 international scores on debut as Sligo earn impressive win over Pat's
Goals from Colm Horgan and Aidan Keena saw Liam Buckley’s men record a deserved 2-1 victory
# Optimism
Ex-Celtic youngster says moving to Ireland 'one of the best decisions in my footballing career'
Joe Thomson is hoping to help propel Derry City to new heights this season.