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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# League of Ireland

Last year
# Across the liffey
Ireland U21 full-back Lyons leaves Bohemians to join rivals Shamrock Rovers
The defender, who says his ambition is to play in the UK, has signed a multi-year deal with the Premier Division champions.
# Move
Dundalk sign Dundee United centre-back on six-month loan deal
Experienced defender Mark Connolly is returning to Ireland.
# as it stands
Cameroon held but Roberto Lopes' Cape Verde made to wait for last-16 spot
Meanwhile, Burkina Faso qualified for the knockout stages this evening.
# Latest addition
St Pat's add young Wolves full-back to their squad
Northern Ireland U21 international Jack Scott has joined the FAI Cup champions on loan.
# fan favourite
The Benin international who lit up Irish football
Romuald Boco recalls his League of Ireland days and the three times he played in the Africa Cup of Nations.
'With trying to sign some guys in Ireland, when it comes to crunch time, they get scared'
Former LOI star Eamon Zayed on the challenges of starting up a new club in America.
# Sorry
Irish defender apologises for 2014 tweet
Portadown earlier this week withdrew a contract offer to Joe Gorman after a fan backlash.
# Setback
Disappointment for Dublin-born Roberto Lopes as Cape Verde beaten
Burkina Faso secured a crucial 1-0 win to keep their hopes alive.
# Unexpected
How a call from Africa saved an Irish footballer's career
Former Derry City and Shamrock Rovers striker Eamon Zayed reflects on his time playing with Libya.
# hot prospect
Shamrock Rovers youngster joins Brighton
Killian Cahill is set to link up with the Premier League side.
# the pilgrims
St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Lewis joins League One side on a free transfer
The 22-year-old has signed for Plymouth Argyle, following a successful season in the League of Ireland.
# Bizarre
Ex-Dundalk defender leaves new club hours after signing announced
Sonni Nattestad’s spell at FK Jerv was remarkably brief.
# Risk
'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'
John Caulfield on a League of Ireland career in which he’s frequently had to defy limitations.
# Green shoots
Doyle scores amid LOI rumours, Irish midfielder hits 4th goal in 5 games
Mark Sykes is in excellent form for Oxford.
# the new saint
St Johnstone confirm signing of Dundalk defender Daniel Cleary
The former Liverpool U21 defender has agreed terms until the summer of 2024.
# Pastures new
Drogheda's Daniel O'Reilly seals Scottish move
The 26-year-old defender has signed for Hamilton Academical on a free transfer.
All time
# High hopes
4 League of Ireland players who moved across the water in 2021 and 4 who could follow
Ross Tierney and others who have signed, or could sign, for British clubs.
# Looking Back
'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.
# back at the town
Dundalk announce the signing of Ward, Canada international Twardek rejoins Bohs
It will be the 31-year-old’s third spell at Oriel Park.
Tributes paid after former Athlone manager Eddie Wallace dies
The late coach also worked at a number of other League of Ireland clubs including Bray Wanderers, Cabinteely, UCD and St Patrick’s Athletic.
# schedule
Fixtures confirmed for 2022 First Division season
All First Division games will be available on LOITV next season.
# Ownwords
'You have to find the balance between loving football and being ruthless'
Four of the League of Ireland’s brightest hopes tell The42 about their first experience of professional football, and hopes for the future.
# looking ahead
Confirmed: 9 teams will compete in First Division next year
It was recently announced that Cabinteely and Bray Wanderers have merged.
# No regrets
O'Donnell insists he 'can sleep easy at night' over decision to leave St Pat's for Dundalk
The new Lilywhites head coach says his departure — which happened just days after winning the FAI Cup — was done with ‘absolute integrity’.
# standing out
Georgie Kelly and Stephen Bradley among the winners at PFAI awards
Gavin Bazunu and Dawson Devoy were also among those recognised.
# Wave Goodbye
'I understand the club and supporters will be disappointed' - Stephen O'Donnell
The Dundalk-bound head coach confirmed his St Pat’s departure this evening.
# Adaptation
The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure
Roberto Lopes is preparing to represent Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.
# concerns
Shamrock Rovers left 'astounded' by FAI's change to U14 league
Rovers described it as ‘a completely random, ill-thought-out decision made by the FAI Board’ to push the competition back to next summer.
'He'd be proud' - Andy Myler guides UCD to promotion a day after burying his father
The manager was speaking in the aftermath of his side’s big win over Waterford on Friday.
Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic, FAI Cup final
Bohemians face St Patrick’s Athletic in the season’s climactic encounter.
# Hurt
'It breaks my heart... I came home to play for my hometown club and that's possibly my last game'
Veteran goalkeeper Brian Murphy expressed his sadness and anger after Waterford were relegated last night.
# Shock Appointment
After relegation 3 days into job, new Waterford boss says call to take over on Tuesday came 'totally out of the blue'
Ian Hendon admitted UCD were the better team as his side suffered a costly defeat last night
# Mental Health
'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.
# Boost
Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status
It ended a miserable few days for Waterford, who will spend next season in the second tier.
'A once in a lifetime opportunity' - Bray Wanderers and Cabinteely agree merger
The merged club will apply to compete in the SSE Airtricity League First Division next season.
# Mind Games
‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’
Chris Forrester gives his pre-cup final thoughts on the back of an impressive season with St Pat’s.
# Ambitious
Ireland U21 goalkeeper Maher the latest arrival at Derry City after agreeing three-year deal
The Candystripes have been adding real quality to their squad ahead of next season.
# Ian and Out
Ex-Spurs defender Hendon joins Waterford dugout for promotion/relegation play-off
Hendon ‘will support Dave Bell, the staff and players’ for Friday night’s game against UCD, Blues said.
# chaotic
‘The boys never stop, Jesus… I just hear the walls going boom, getting hit with balls. It's a madhouse’
Georgie Kelly on sharing a place with teammates, FAI Cup final doubts and what the future holds.
# deadly duo
'They're easily good enough to play beyond the League of Ireland'
UCD boss Andy Myler paid tribute to Liam Kerrigan and Colm Whelan after they starred in the play-off final against Bray.