Big weekend ahead in the SSE Airtricity League

There are nine games in the SSE Airtricity League on Friday evening and following this week’s draw for the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup there will be even more interest in the meeting of St Patrick’s Athletic and Shamrock Rovers at Richmond Park. The two South

Cabinteely next up for Ollie Horgan's unbeaten Finn Harps

Finn Harps make their first trip to Stradbrook on Friday evening as they face league newboys Cabinteely who will be looking to bounce back after a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Wexford Youths last. While Harps were cementing their place at the top of the First Division table against Shelbourne

Education is key for League of Ireland players

Football in this country is moving into an era in which players are beginning to demand an educational ‘exit route’. Football cannot guarantee a successful professional playing career anymore and it must not hinder a player’s social and educational development. The seductive nature of soccer success can make schoolwork seem irrelevant, especially

Has the league lost its competitive edge?

Competitiveness is and will remain the big issue for Irish soccer. If clubs lose credibility then players, staff and administrators’ jobs are inevitably put in jeopardy. If we are selling soccer as a brand in this country, we have to compete with many other sports in a struggle that is becoming more

Cork City to take on Longford Town & Dundalk at Turners Cross this week

Cork City face the first of two home games in a week tomorrow night, as they welcome Longford Town to Turner’s Cross. Friday night’s win away to Drogheda United moved City back into second place in the table, closing the gap on leaders Dundalk, who visit Turner’s Cross on Friday night,

Owen Heary welcomes former club to the Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers are back at the Showgrounds tomorrow night against Bohemians at 7:45pm for another SSE Airtricity League game. The Bit o’Red have picked up four points from the last two games which were both away from home with a win in Galway followed by a draw with Longford Town on

Setanta Sports to screen two SSE Airtricity League games

Setanta Sports have announced that they will televise two SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games back to back on the May Bank Holiday Monday, May 4. First up will be the Bank Holiday double-bill starting at 3pm with the visit of Bray Wanderers to Oriel Park to face champions Dundalk and

SSE Airtricity launch new Fantasy 5 SSE Airtricity League App

SSE Airtricity is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new Fantasy 5 App, dedicated solely to the SSE Airtricity League. The new Fantasy 5 app is a unique concept in Ireland which allows football fans across the country to engage with the SSE Airtricity League on a whole new