With the 2017 season nearly upon us, we at LeagueofIreland.ie wanted to give our season predictions for the Premier& First Divisions this season.
This article will feature the Premier Division predictions and as you can see below we feel that the title will head to Leeside this season.
The re-signing of Sean
Conor Sammon has signed for Kilmarnock for the rest of the season from Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.
Sammon has nine caps for Ireland and also featured for UCD & Derry City before making a move across to Scotland to sign for Kilmarnock in 2008.
The Dubliner had a phenomenal record at
The dates and times for the 2017 fixtures have now been confirmed but there have been four changes to Derry City’s home games following their move to Maginn Park during the redevelopment of Brandywell Stadium.
Those fixture changes are as follows:-
Derry City v Limerick - Originally scheduled
West Brom today have announced that James McClean has signed a new deal with the club until 2019.
The former Derry City midfielder made 78 appearances for his hometown club scoring 18 times before being signed by Sunderland in 2011.
McClean is a credit to the League and shows the high levels
Derry City man Patrick McClean has not been offered a deal by Walsall after a few months at the club on trial.
The 20 year old defender had been linked with a few clubs across the water.
Speaking to the Express & Star, manager of Walsall Jon Whitney had this to
The Soccer Writers Associaltion ogf Ireland have announced the nominees for their Personality & Goalkeeper of the year awards for 2016.
Dundalk have 4 nominations, Cork City have 3 while Derry City have 1.
Personality of the Year nominees: Stephen Kenny, Daryl Horgan, Chris Shields, Andy Boyle (Dundalk), John Caulfield, Sean Maguire
Derry City have signed up Aaron Barry on a new deal for the 2017 season.
The defender (24) will now be heading into his fourth season at the Brandywell.
BREAKING NEWS: @derrycityfc are delighted to confirm @AaronBarry30 has signed a one year deal. #RAWA #DCFC pic.twitter.com/H8o3NdRGN0— Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) December 5,
Derry City have signed up former player Mark Timlin for the 2017 season.
Timlin played with St Patrick's Athletic last season but he was on top of Kenny Shiels list for recruitment and now the deal is done for 2017 and a possible second year in 2018.
BREAKING NEWS: @derrycityfc are delighted
The pundits on Soccer Republic have put together their team of the year for 2016 on the show tonight.
The team contains 8 Dundalk players and only 1 Cork City player with 2 Derry City players making the cut.
The team is as follows
Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Andy Boyle, Dane Massey,
Derry City's Patrick McClean is on trial with League one side Walsall.
The defender who made 12 appearances for Derry this season posted the below on his Facebook page.
The Derry native is the brother of Ireland International James McClean.
Image Credit: Derry Journal