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”

Bohs looking to surprise Rovers in the Derby 

The big Dublin Derby, Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, takes centre-stage tonight with a 7.30 kick-off due to RTE’s live TV coverage of the game.

Rovers, off the back of a 2-1 defeat to champions Dundalk last Friday, come into the game fully prepared for a battle, but a battle they’re sure they can overcome. Continue reading “Bohs looking to surprise Rovers in the Derby “

Keegan looks forward to a ‘tasty game’ against Cork

Shane Keegan

Galway United boss Shane Keegan was extremely dissapointed following his sides 1-0 defeat to Drogheda United in his first match as manager of the club. It doesn’t get any easier this weekend as the tribesmen head south to take on many people’s choice as Premier Division champions, Cork City.  Continue reading “Keegan looks forward to a ‘tasty game’ against Cork”