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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Supporting LOI

All time
Coughlan header gives Saints overdue win over Bohs
St Pat’s had failed to beat their Dublin rivals in nine previous meetings.
# feast your eyes
Sensational Smith volley earns Waterford win over Sligo
Smith’s early goal is worth a watch.
# First division
Two apiece for Hyland and Doyle as Drogs devour Cabinteely
Meanwhile, Cobh Ramblers secured another away win by the single goal.
# Finn Harps
Sligo Rovers pick up all three points as Harps finish with nine men
Mark Coyle, Ollie Horgan and Kosoar Sadiki were all given marching orders.
# FAI Cup
Derry hit Drogheda with devastating late finish, Harps see off Seagulls
Derry City left it to the 89th minute to break the stalemate in Drogheda.
# Wrap
Wexford secure first win, Cabinteely underline their spot atop division 1
There were four matches as the Airtricity League’s second tier returned this evening.
# Supporting LOI
Stephen Kenny watches on as Benson comes back to haunt Dundalk
Pat Hoban put Dundalk in front with his 100th goal for the club, but St Pat’s forced the draw.
# Opinion
League of Ireland may be the ugly duckling of Irish sport, but it's primed to take flight
Conan Byrne knows the problems in the league, but there is good to be built upon too.
# scenario 4
Derry City declare support for all-island league, urge other clubs to follow
‘We would encourage other clubs to acknowledge the fragility of the present arrangements,’ say the Candystripes as they give unwavering support for a new format.
# first class
Watch: Conor English smashes in late equaliser for Wexford
Meanwhile, Cabinteely roared into the new First Division season with four goals in 45 minutes against Bray.
# Saints March On
Hale and Forrester goals help 10-man Saints past Sligo
The vistors saw Oliver Younger dismissed for picking up two yellow cards.
# dirty half dozen
Burke grabs five goals as ruthless Rovers hit Cork for six
The Rebels slumped to their second defeat after falling at home to Shels last week.
# Impact
Super sub Liddle strikes late to save point for Derry
The visitors had looked on course to record a first ever league win at the Brandywell.
# FAI Cup
Wright and Lyons ensure Bohs account for Crumlin and set up semi-final clash with Rovers
Robbie Brady’s brothers were unable to crack the Bohs defence in Inchicore.
# marching in
Stephen O'Donnell lands first management job with St Pat's
The former Dundalk skipper has been given a two-year contract in Inchicore.
# red hot
Frustrating start for Fenn as Sligo score four to win in Cork
A brace apiece from Ronan Coughlan and Romeo Parkes gave Sligo victory in Turner’s Cross.
Derry held by Waterford in entertaining draw
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe gave the visitors the lead, but Michael O’Connor’s first-half equaliser ensured a share of the spoils.
# high drama
Eight goals and four red cards as Sligo rally from two down to knock out Limerick
Jason Hughes was among the men sent off after an apparent altercation with a steward.
# First division
Kilduff double sends Shels clear at the top as Henderson leaves Cobh with a win
It was a big night for Shelbourne as Longford fall prey in Bray.
# honours even
Cork and Sligo both left frustrated after Showgrounds draw
Ronan Coughlan cancelled out an opener from Graham Cummins, but both sides will feel they could have taken maximum points.
# Last 8
Cork pay the penalty against Bohs, Derry see off Harps in extra time in EA Sports Cup quarters
Dundalk and Waterford also made the final four with wins this evening.
# brace
Drinan double delivers Waterford win over Pat's
Chris Forrester was left frustrated at the RSC this evening.
# the wicklow way
Stripe for the picking: Bray return to traditional kit for 2019
A welcome addition to the League of Ireland.
# safety dance
Four mad minutes see Sligo seal Bray's relegation
Caolan McAleer and Michael Drennan struck either side of Jake Ellis as the hosts secured safety.
# Late Drama
Harps end up happy as top three drop points in First Division
Leaders UCD were held by Shelbourne and Harps were the only team to make ground.
# French Flair
Honours even between Waterford and Bohs thanks to super Supple save and terrific Héry goal
Noel Hunt played 48 minutes on his return to Waterford.
# Candystripes
Debut boy Roy gives Derry comeback win over Limerick
The Scotsman scored early in the second half and the hosts seen off a battling Limerick to secure all three points.
# Goals Goals Goals
Waterford's unbeaten home run emphatically ended as Limerick hit six
Stanley Aborah’s early red card for a two-footed lunge gave the hosts an uphill struggle.
# second stint
Shamrock Rovers re-sign Alan Mannus as his contract expires in Scotland
The Northern Ireland international will be 36 when he is eligible to play for the Hoops on 1 July.
# Round-Up
Kelly hat-trick beats Harps and takes Students top of First Division
Meanwhile, Galway United managed to burn off Wexford with three goals inside seven second half minutes.
# fate sealed
McDermott double seals Drogheda's drop as Candystripes close in on Europe
The Louth club are destined for division 1 with four games still to play in the season.
# All Square
Doherty to thank as Derry take a point home from Galway
Barry McNamee came close to scoring for the Candystripes, but both sides were left frustrated in the sun.
# north by northwest
Own goal leaves new Sligo boss Lyttle frustrated
Derry City claimed a share of the spoils at the Showgrounds tonight.
# column
Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges
In his final column of the year, John O’Sullivan looks on the bright side.
# Friday Night Lights
Teams vs the silver screen: Is your League of Ireland ticket value for money?
Columnist John O’Sullivan assesses the arguments against splashing out €15 to see Irish football.
# Rovers return
Missed penalties, red cards and four goals: the Dublin derby didn't disappoint tonight
Kurtis Byrne gave Bohs the lead in Tallaght but Shamrock Rovers hit back.
# Candystripes
10-man Longford made to suffer in Derry
The visitors were fortunate to only concede four at the Brandywell.
# European Union
Why do bitter League of Ireland rivals support each other in Europe?
And there are more than just coefficient points at stake says John O’Sullivan
# Stalemate
Cherrie the hero as Bray frustrate Bohs on a night of missed chances
Ismahil Akinade will wonder how he didn’t find the net.
# three in a row
Finn Harps make it 3 wins in a row as they beat Galway
Sean Houston scored the only goal of the game.