# loi - Today’s News
The Dundalk striker popped up with the important goal on the first Friday night of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League campaign.
# loi - Yesterday’s News
Athlone Town and UCD were both victorious on the opening night of action in the First Division.
The Leesiders hadn’t won away from home on the opening weekend since beating Harps in 2005.
The Seagulls picked up where they left off last season with a fine win in Inchicore.
A Rodrigo Tosi exhibition left Sligo Rovers reeling.
Hoops striker Graham Burke came off the bench to score before receiving his marching orders.
It could be a difficult 2017 season for Keith Long’s side if this game was anything to go by.
Shane Keegan’s time in charge of Galway United got off to a disappointing start at Eamonn Deacy Park.
The 2017 season kicks off with a mouth-watering fixture between the reigning champions and the visiting Hoops.
‘Today, I’ll be sprinting back to the sport I love,’ writes our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan.
The Premier Division is back and last year’s champions could face a tough test against the new-look Hoops this evening.
It’s been a busy off-season for a number of teams
We give our tips on players to watch, likely title winners and more.
# loi - Thursday 23 February, 2017
Nevertheless, there was better news for Genk — the team who defeated Cork City.
Conan Byrne is confident that St Patrick’s Athletic can finally establish consistency this season.
League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.
Don’t be surprised to see these lads attracting attention from abroad during this SSE Airtricity League season.
# loi - Wednesday 22 February, 2017
“We’ve come a long way and things are really starting to click for how we want to play.”
Irish fans’ love of English football is often cited as a big reason for the domestic game’s problems.
The Blues also announced the signing of former Ireland underage international Derek Daly today.
These newcomers will be getting their first taste of the SSE Airtricity League in the 2017 season, which starts on Friday.
Derry City midfielder Aaron McEneff is determined to build on the progress he made with the Candystripes last season.
# loi - Tuesday 21 February, 2017
The 21-year-old returns to the League of Ireland having previously played for Longford Town.
Rimvydas Sadauskas has arrived at Turner’s Cross on a loan deal.
After three tough years at Shamrock Rovers, David O’Connor is looking for a fresh start with promotion new boys Limerick.
Nothing less than a first Premier Division title in 12 years will do for Steven Beattie and Cork City in 2017.
The 33-year-old has agreed to join the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side.
21-year-old Tommy Robson has joined the Super Blues until the summer.
Throw your eyes over the latest strips set to grace the League of Ireland from this Friday.
# loi - Monday 20 February, 2017
Cork’s Sean Maguire and other promising youngsters likely to make an impact in the upcoming campaign.
“It’s always nice to set a benchmark but we’re not taking anything for granted.”
Kyle Callan-McFadden of Sligo Rovers believes the League of Ireland can be a launchpad for his career.
# loi - Sunday 19 February, 2017
The 25-year-old winger played for John Caulfield’s side in a recent friendly ahead of the new season.
# loi - Saturday 18 February, 2017
Cork City manager John Caulfield has confirmed that Kenny Browne is set to join Waterford FC.
# loi - Friday 17 February, 2017
Goals from Maguire, O’Connor and Sheppard saw the Leesiders retain the President’s Cup.
The 2017 domestic football season begins with another meeting of the two rivals at Turner’s Cross.
# loi - Thursday 16 February, 2017
“When I first arrived they were scraping around relegation, and by the time I left Roberto Mancini was splashing the cash.”
# loi - Wednesday 15 February, 2017
The Leesiders are set to debut their home kit in Friday’s President’s Cup meeting with Dundalk.
Shamrock Rovers have also announced the arrival of former Charlton Athletic youngster Sam Bone, who battled cancer in the past year.
# loi - Tuesday 14 February, 2017
Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane believes international call-ups for Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle should be an incentive to others.
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