Premier Division Player of the week – Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)

Dundalk midfielder Patrick McEleney is our League of Ireland Premier Division ‘Player of the week’ after a commanding performance in the champions 4-0 win over Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds on Saturday evening. Continue reading “Premier Division Player of the week – Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)”

“Winning brings confidence” says Athlone boss Fortune

Athlone manager Colin Fortune

Manager Colin Fortune has seen Athlone Town put back-to-back victories together to begin the 2017 season in style. His club sit proudly at the top of the First Division table alongside UCD after two games.  Continue reading ““Winning brings confidence” says Athlone boss Fortune”

UCD boss O’Neill “Not getting carried away” after superb start

UCD went top of the League of Ireland First Division table after a 4-0 win over Shelbourne in Belfield. UCD boss Collie O’Neill was delighted with the win and how they played. He’s also thrilled with the talent at his disposal. Continue reading “UCD boss O’Neill “Not getting carried away” after superb start”

Premier Division Round-Up

Brandon Miele scores Credit: George Kelly

Friday night’s action saw lots of goals, pitch inspection drama, a Dublin Derby, a floodlight failure (again!) and plenty of controversy.

It all started with pitch inspections all over the country in the afternoon, as Mother Nature just wouldn’t play ball! Two games were under severe threat, in Turners Cross and in the big one at Tallaght Stadium.  Continue reading “Premier Division Round-Up”

‘Absolutely disgraceful, no desire’ Shels boss Owen Heary

Shelbourne manager Owen Heary certainly pulled no punches in his after-match interview on Shels TV, after they went down 4-0 to the students of UCD in Belfield last night.

In it, he labelled his side ‘absolutely disgraceful, no work-rate, no desire.’

Things will need to improve quickly for Heary’s side, as they play Cobh Ramblers next weekend. 

Check out the full interview below;

Longford after a home win

Longford boss Alan Mathews

Longford Town will host Cobh Ramblers on Saturday night, weather permitting, at the City Calling Stadium as they look to grab three points in their home opener. After relegation last season, Manager Alan Mathews has assembled a squad which many believe is good enough to bounce back at the first attempt. Continue reading “Longford after a home win”

Robertson looks for focus from his players against Dundalk

Sligo Rovers boss Dave Robertson

Sligo Rovers head in Saturday night’s huge game against champions Dundalk with doubts over goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann, who picked up a ground injury following their 5-1 humiliation in Limerick. He will have a late fitness test prior to kick-off. Continue reading “Robertson looks for focus from his players against Dundalk”

Pats looking for a win in Drogheda

Saints boss Liam Buckley

St Patrick’s Athletic will hope to kick-start their season with a win over newly promoted Drogheda United at United Park tonight.

After a hugely disappointing opening day defeat to big-spenders Bray Wanderers, Liam Buckley and his charges will see tonight’s game as an opportunity to right the mistakes they made last week.  Continue reading “Pats looking for a win in Drogheda”