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# league-of-ireland - Monday 18 May, 2020

From The42 FAI medical director hopes to see players tested before return to training Acceptable Risk

FAI medical director hopes to see players tested before return to training

Dr Alan Byrne is keen on gathering data so football can discover where its ‘acceptable risk’ lies.

# league-of-ireland - Friday 15 May, 2020

From The42 Quiz: Can you identify these League of Ireland grounds? Name That Gaff

Quiz: Can you identify these League of Ireland grounds?

Step right up and be a contestant on our domestic football-themed episode of ‘Where in the World?’

From The42 87% of League of Ireland players in favour of return to training and games Our Survey Says...

87% of League of Ireland players in favour of return to training and games

92% of players surveyed by the PFAI are ‘agreeable to weekly or biweekly testing for Covid-19 throughout the season’.

# league-of-ireland - Thursday 14 May, 2020

From The42 Derry City declare support for all-island league, urge other clubs to follow Scenario 4

Derry City declare support for all-island league, urge other clubs to follow

‘We would encourage other clubs to acknowledge the fragility of the present arrangements,’ say the Candystripes as they give unwavering support for a new format.

# league-of-ireland - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

From The42 FAI trying to find 'soft landing' for League of Ireland but uncertainty reigns over its return - Quinn Forward Thinking

FAI trying to find 'soft landing' for League of Ireland but uncertainty reigns over its return - Quinn

The Interim Deputy CEO of the FAI was speaking on RTÉ 2fm’s Game On this evening.

# league-of-ireland - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

From The42 Waterford FC become the latest club to 'temporarily' lay off players and coaching staff League Of Ireland

Waterford FC become the latest club to 'temporarily' lay off players and coaching staff

The League of Ireland club have followed the decision made by Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic recently.

# league-of-ireland - Sunday 3 May, 2020

From The42 'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later' Performer

'Dad got me a guitar to keep me out of pubs at Blackburn. Who knew it would put me in them 20 years later'

Ex-League of Ireland forward Robbie Doyle has moved into the music industry since retiring from football at 28.

From The42 'I was shaking and crying. But I somehow managed to ask: ‘Can I still play sport?’' Pain This post contains videos

'I was shaking and crying. But I somehow managed to ask: ‘Can I still play sport?’'

Cork City Women’s coach Áine O’Donovan on being diagnosed with JIA.

# league-of-ireland - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

From The42 League of Ireland clubs to consider proposal for games behind closed doors Plan B

League of Ireland clubs to consider proposal for games behind closed doors

Working document ‘offers a real platform for debate about a return to football’, says Niall Quinn.

# league-of-ireland - Friday 24 April, 2020

From The42 Bohemians offer fans the chance to buy a piece of Dalymount Park history Support Your Club

Bohemians offer fans the chance to buy a piece of Dalymount Park history

A dressing room brick will set you back €59.

# league-of-ireland - Thursday 23 April, 2020

From The42 Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall Restart Options

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall

St Patrick’s Athletic president Tom O’Mahony believes playing behind closed doors is not an option, however.

# league-of-ireland - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

From The42 'There's no security' - Testing times for Irish footballers Worry

'There's no security' - Testing times for Irish footballers

Shelbourne’s Karl Moore on the difficulties facing domestic players.

From The42 St Patrick's Athletic forced to lay off players and coaching staff temporarily Financial Strain

St Patrick's Athletic forced to lay off players and coaching staff temporarily

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club has released a statement after yesterday’s government announcement.

# league-of-ireland - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From The42 FAI 'seek clarity' from government over mass gatherings ruling Development This post contains videos

FAI 'seek clarity' from government over mass gatherings ruling

The association are unsure what today’s announcement will mean for future League of Ireland fixtures and international matches.

# league-of-ireland - Monday 13 April, 2020

From The42 Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer LOI Legends This post contains videos

Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer

Former Dundalk, UCD and Shamrock Rovers star Alan O’Neill looks back on his remarkable career in the game.

# league-of-ireland - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

From The42 Cork City put Turner's Cross naming rights up for sale Leesiders

Cork City put Turner's Cross naming rights up for sale

The SSE Airtricity League club is offering a number of commercial opportunities.

From The42 How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager Setback

How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager

Killian Brennan and Billy Dennehy recall playing under Stephen Kenny during a turbulent spell at Shamrock Rovers.

# league-of-ireland - Friday 3 April, 2020

From The42 When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq Back In The Day

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq

The World Cup warm-up match for the Iraqi team was part of the birthday celebrations of Saddam Hussein.

# league-of-ireland - Monday 30 March, 2020

From The42 Seamus Coleman donation to League of Ireland emergency fund helps total exceed €30,000 Emergency Fund

Seamus Coleman donation to League of Ireland emergency fund helps total exceed €30,000

‘An incredible gesture from an incredible man and leader’ – Part of the statement from Integrity Sports, which represents James McClean and Enda Stevens.

From The42 'My mother realised I can’t be eating tins of biscuits' - Ex-Cork City defender McCarthy on being back home Lockdown

'My mother realised I can’t be eating tins of biscuits' - Ex-Cork City defender McCarthy on being back home

The 21-year-old has been speaking about his experiences in the Scottish Premiership since joining St Mirren in January.

# league-of-ireland - Sunday 29 March, 2020

From The42 Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000 Flashback

Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000

Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.

# league-of-ireland - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

From The42 'We're all missing social contact, gatherings and friends now. Football will be important on our way back' Column

'We're all missing social contact, gatherings and friends now. Football will be important on our way back'

John O’Sullivan looks at how this unprecedented period will affect Ireland’s top clubs and the people involved.

# league-of-ireland - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From The42 Losing our wages is far from ideal but there are bigger concerns now Comment

Losing our wages is far from ideal but there are bigger concerns now

Cork City FC captain Gearóid Morrissey shares his thoughts on the impact of Covid-19.

From The42 'You have to help the doctors and nurses whatever way you can' - The LOI legend working at Tallaght Hospital PLAYING HIS PART

'You have to help the doctors and nurses whatever way you can' - The LOI legend working at Tallaght Hospital

Conor Kenna, a Premier Divison title winner with St Patrick’s Athletic, retired this season and now finds himself playing a part in Tallaght Hospital’s fight against Covid-19.

From The42 McGuinness hoping for 'game changer' income support to help LOI to survive

McGuinness hoping for 'game changer' income support to help LOI to survive

‘Clubs are now waiting to see if there will be more support coming. They will be able pay this week and then we will have to wait to see what comes next.’

# league-of-ireland - Sunday 22 March, 2020

From The42 Bohemians to honour contracts with players and staff Bohs

Bohemians to honour contracts with players and staff

The club said the contracts will have “a small amendment to factor in that the season has been extended by an extra six weeks.”

From The42 Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012 Flashback

Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012

The Bit O’Red’s former players and manager recall how bonds were formed and memories of a lifetime made en route to winning the club’s first title in 35 years.

# league-of-ireland - Saturday 21 March, 2020

From The42 Cork City to stop paying wages of players and staff Covid-19

Cork City to stop paying wages of players and staff

With the League of Ireland on hold, the club have failed to find a means of replacing the revenue that would have been generated by match days.

From The42 'Everyone must help. If you don't take it seriously and catch the virus you'll pass it on and harm people' PLAYER AID

'Everyone must help. If you don't take it seriously and catch the virus you'll pass it on and harm people'

Jack Byrne and Graham Burke explain the importance of isolating to fight Covid-19 after contributing to a €25,000 emergency fund for fellow League of Ireland players.

# league-of-ireland - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From The42 'Hopefully people will remember to be there for each other and not tear each other down after all this' PLAYER AID

'Hopefully people will remember to be there for each other and not tear each other down after all this'

James McClean tells The42 why he felt compelled to contribute to a €25,000 League of Ireland emergency fund, and his hope that it will lead to further support.

From The42 Sligo boss Liam Buckley supports club's decision to temporarily layoff all staff due to league shutdown THE RIGHT THING

Sligo boss Liam Buckley supports club's decision to temporarily layoff all staff due to league shutdown

‘It’s the right thing to do, the players understand that… but the uncertainty is a disaster and hopefully it’s over sooner rather than later,’ he said.

From The42 Sligo Rovers announce temporary layoffs for all management, players and administration staff Tough Times

Sligo Rovers announce temporary layoffs for all management, players and administration staff

The Premier Division club made the decision following ‘intensive talks involving the National League Executive Committee, the PFAI and FAI.’

# league-of-ireland - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From The42 League of Ireland's scheduled April return 'looks unlikely' Worry

League of Ireland's scheduled April return 'looks unlikely'

The FAI’s deputy CEO Niall Quinn also admitted new plans to hold Ireland’s Euros play-off semi-final with Slovakia in June were ‘aspirational’.

# league-of-ireland - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 Drogheda United did not consult players ahead of decision to stop wages Apology

Drogheda United did not consult players ahead of decision to stop wages

Club officials have apologised for how they handled the situation.

From The42 Drogheda confirm they have suspended payments to players and staff Under Pressure

Drogheda confirm they have suspended payments to players and staff

All football in Ireland has been postponed until at least 29 March.

From The42 Bohemians launch new blue and yellow kit Third Choice

Bohemians launch new blue and yellow kit

Keith Long’s side were due to wear it for the first time last Friday, but SSE Airtricity League fixtures have been postponed.

# league-of-ireland - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 FAI asks all clubs to cease collective training during season hiatus Boots Off

FAI asks all clubs to cease collective training during season hiatus

The FAI’s medical director Dr Alan Byrne ‘strongly advises against training during this cessation period’, clubs were told today.

From The42 'Our treasurer is doing some number-crunching on how long we can survive' Under Pressure

'Our treasurer is doing some number-crunching on how long we can survive'

Cork City chairman Declan Carey on the financial strain his club is under and the initiatives being undertaken to lessen these problems.

From The42 'He said I could stay with his family for a little bit. I've just kind of stayed ever since' Family Fortunes

'He said I could stay with his family for a little bit. I've just kind of stayed ever since'

Jaze Kabia tells The42 why Shelbourne is like a second family and how his mother helps him deal with the psychological battles for a footballer.

# league-of-ireland - Thursday 12 March, 2020

From The42 PFAI chasing €1m Uefa loan to help clubs through shutdown crisis

PFAI chasing €1m Uefa loan to help clubs through shutdown crisis

Irish players union worried about League of Ireland players being paid if government extends ban on large public gatherings beyond 29 March.

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