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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# League One

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# Appointment
'I've made no secret of my desire to take over': Dubliner appointed manager of Bristol Rovers
Former Bray Wanderers and Plymouth defender Graham Coughlan has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal.
# Early Exit
League One side Gillingham shock Cardiff City, Derby fight-back earns replay against Southampton
Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata scored twice as Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest.
# Influence
'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton
Paddy Madden on how a move to League One outfit Fleetwood Town has reignited his career.
# Irish Eye
Irish duo on target in League One as McGeady continues impressive Sunderland form
Paddy Madden bagged a brace of goals for Fleetwood Town in their clash with Doncaster Rovers.
# Irish Abroad
'I couldn't be happier': Ireland goalkeeper O'Malley satisfied with FA Cup penalty heroics
Conor O’Malley saved three penalties against Bradford to book Peterborough’s place in the FA Cup third round.
# westport
Mayo goalkeeper Conor O'Malley the FA Cup hero for Peterborough with three penalty saves
The former St Pat’s shot-stopper produced a brilliant penalty shootout display against Bradford in the FA Cup.
# hot prospect
O'Neill praises in-form Irish attacker after superb start to life in League One
Ronan Curtis has been included in the senior squad to face Northern Ireland and Denmark after some eye-catching displays.
# Out the door
Sunderland sack record signing Ndong after he went AWOL all summer
The midfielder’s dismissal comes just two weeks after Papy Djilobodji was also sacked by the League One club.
# Forward momentum
Ireland U21 striker continues good form with late winner to maintain Portsmouth's 100% start
Ronan Curtis has made a big impact since his move from Derry City.
# bacon slicer
Ipswich Town secure their 'top target' as replacement for Mick McCarthy
Paul Hurst has left Shrewsbury to take over at Portman Road following the departure of the ex-Ireland boss.
# Good Times
Wembley joy for Irish duo as Rotherham gain promotion to the Championship
Richie Towell and Anthony Forde both featured on a memorable day for the Millers.
# Wembley Way
Former Dundalk star Richie Towell ready to fulfil childhood dream this weekend
The on-loan Brighton midfielder hopes to end an enjoyable season on a winning note with Rotherham United.
# Pastures new
Ireland U19 international leaves Aston Villa to join League One outfit
Rochdale have confirmed that James Finnerty is moving to the club.
# Irish Abroad
Richie Towell bags two crucial assists as Rotherham eye promotion to the Championship
Rotherham drew 2-2 with Scunthorpe in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final on Saturday.
# Never a dull moment
Joey Barton to take over as manager of League One club when betting ban ends
The former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder will replace ex-Ireland international John Sheridan at Fleetwood Town.
# Irish connection
Jack Byrne smashes home from 20 yards and Eoin Doyle earns Oldham much-needed win
It was a good day for former St Patrick’s Athletic pair Conor O’Malley and Chris Forrester too.
# Dedication
Goalkeeper Colin Doyle starts for Bradford just 20 hours after playing in Turkey 4,000km away
The 32-year-old played 90 minutes during a 1-0 friendly defeat to Turkey last night before keeping a clean sheet on Saturday afternoon against Gillingham.
# Irish Eye
Jack Byrne agrees two-and-a-half-year deal with League One club
The 21-year-old midfielder has returned to Oldham Athletic permanently after his successful loan spell.
# Equality
English football clubs bring in rainbow-coloured corner flags
Their introduction is ‘the biggest ever show of support’ for Stonewall’s LGBT campaign.
# Chance
Former Dundalk star Richie Towell makes League One debut
The Dublin-born midfielder recently joined Rotherham on loan from Brighton.
# On the Move
Corkman Eoghan O'Connell leaves Celtic after six years and signs for League One side Bury
The 21-year-old had been on loan at Walsall for the second half of last season.
# Aston Villa
'There were fans crying on the pitch and crying in your arms, it means so much to them'
A rejuvenated Enda Stevens is making waves on England’s south coast.
# Final day drama
Bolton secure promotion back to Championship as Millwall snatch play-off berth
It’s the final day of the League One season.
# Irish Eye
Two Irish players selected in League Two Team of the Year
Enda Stevens and Graham Carey have been recognised for their impressive seasons.
# Deja Vu
Ex-Ireland international becomes Oldham manager for 5th time
John Sheridan has made a swift return to management after leaving Notts County recently.
# Scandal
4 Premier League clubs in London 'connected' with historical abuse
These allegations stem from just one of the investigations being conducted by 21 of the 45 British regional police forces.
# recognition
Uncapped Irish winger O'Shea wins League One player of the month award
The 28-year-old Dubliner has been rewarded for his performances for Chesterfield in November.
# Potential
Martin O'Neill on Chris Forrester and other League One players' chances with Ireland
The Irish boss will be casting his eye over a number of less familiar Irish players in the coming months.
Football League rules out possibility of incorporating the Old Firm or Premier League 'B' teams
Celtic and Rangers, as well as Premier League ‘B’ teams, will not be included in changes to the English league pyramid, the EFL has confirmed.
# Irish Eye
Chris Forrester and 11 other Irish players that could shine in League One this season
The new League One season starts later this afternoon.
# second leg
Millwall secure trip to Wembley for League One play-off final
The Lions will face Barnsley after finishing the job against Bradford City in tonight’s semi-final.
With a Corkman as captain, Barnsley took a giant step towards Wembley this evening
Conor Hourihane is hoping to continue his side’s impressive season.
# moving on up
Joy for Dubliner McCann as Wigan seal promotion with emphatic win
Meanwhile, Cork-born goalkeeper and club captain Colin Doyle completed 90 minutes for Blackpool.
# snakes and ladders
Football League: Which Irish players are fighting for promotion or battling relegation?
It’s nearly squeaky bum time for the Irish players across the water.
# Interview
The son of one of Ireland's '02 World Cup heroes is aiming to follow in his father's footsteps
19-year-old Liam Kinsella chats to The42 about helping Walsall fight for promotion in League One.
# Video
Referee unwittingly provides assist for Wigan goal
Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins will not have been too happy with Andy Woolmer.
# Back In Charge
Ireland legend Sheridan lands new management role
The 51-year-old returns to Oldham Athletic after they sacked David Dunn this week.
# Call Me Maybe
Stephen Hunt took the initiative on his move to Coventry
The winger most recently spent two seasons in the Championship with Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich’s side.
# Interview
The Ireland striker out to hand Chelsea another early exit from the FA Cup
Former Bohemians man Paddy Madden will hope to upset the odds when he lines out for Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge.
# Sky Blue
Stephen Hunt is back in football after signing a short-term deal with Coventry
The Irish winger has been without a club since being released by Ipswich Town last summer.