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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# League of Ireland

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# problems
Waterford FC owner Andy Pilley to be sentenced next month after fraud conviction
The Irish side have reassured supporters that ‘there will be no risk to the future of the club’.
Last month
May 2023
# League of Ireland
'Do they think we're f***ing cavemen over here?' - Damien Duff using anger as an energy
Shelbourne boss makes impassioned defence of club’s standards as he hits out at disrespect from agents and clubs in the UK.
# difference maker
'The year he left Dundalk, he got 25 goals, we know he can do that'
Richie Towell was key as Shamrock Rovers picked up their sixth straight win on Monday night.
# doubt
'I seem to be on a daily basis saying to them: I don't know what's happening'
St Pat’s interim boss Jon Daly says his future remains uncertain.
Late drama as Shamrock Rovers overcome Pat's in Dublin Derby
Stephen Bradley’s men remain top of the table after their win tonight.
# League of Ireland
Moylan's hat-trick downs Sligo as Shels extend unbeaten run
Damien Duff’s side move up to fifth and are now unbeaten in their last eight games.
# Courts
Former League of Ireland player wins €505k damages after being assaulted by Gardai
Counsel for the Garda Commissioner, the Minister for Justice and the State fully denied claims that the Gardai had assaulted and falsely imprisoned Michael Sheehan.
# Boost
Derry close in on leaders Bohs after beating Drogheda
Adam O’Reilly was the matchwinner with his first goal for the Candystripes.
# Going Well
Shels move up to fourth and make it 7 games unbeaten
Damien Duff’s men earned a hard-fought win over UCD.
Pat's edge Cork in battle of interim managers
With Tim Clancy and Colin Healy both departing during the week, it was the Saints who produced a two-goal second-half comeback.
# Dublin Derby
Bohs beware: Rovers' midfield talent can kill a game in an instant, or make it a slow death
Bohemians must heed the lessons from last month’s derby defeat if they’re to match Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght tonight.
# End of the road
Colin Healy departs as Cork City manager
The ex-Ireland international leaves the club following a disappointing run of results.
April 2023
# difference maker
The trailblazer who helped pave the way for African-Irish footballers
Ex-Ireland underage captain Noe Baba on moving to Castlebar from Cameroon as a youngster, dealing with racism, using boxing as therapy, and a new start at Finn Harps.
# League of Ireland
Exclusive: Shamrock Rovers risk losing Jack Byrne as Hoops reject two MLS bids
The Ireland international is wanted by Charlotte FC and talks are ongoing this afternoon about the feasibility of the transfer being sanctioned.
# learning process
'To come from where he's come from... To play Championship football is a huge step'
Matt Taylor praised Georgie Kelly after the Irish striker’s late goal earned a 2-2 draw against Burnley.
# Potential
'From anywhere I've played or managed, he's the best young kid I've ever seen'
St Pat’s boss Tim Clancy was full of praise for Adam Murphy after an eye-catching display last night.
# Boost
Pat's stun leaders Bohs in five-goal thriller to continue resurgence
The match was interrupted by a medical emergency in the final few minutes.
# crowd pleasers
Attendances up by 27% in League of Ireland Premier Division
Premier Division stadiums are 77% full on average this season.
# Report
Chris Forrester stars as St Pat's overcome Drogheda
The midfielder notched his seventh and eighth career goals against United.
# On the up
Shamrock Rovers easily dispatch UCD to boost title bid
Stephen Bradley’s men made it six points from two Dublin derbies in quick succession.
# Winning
Shelbourne go fifth after come-from-behind victory against Sligo
A terrific Matty Smith strike and an own goal saw Damien Duff’s men over the line.
# first v second
Controversial penalty sees Bohemians beat Derry in top-of-the-table clash
Declan Devine made his first return to Brandywell since being replaced by Ruaidhri Higgins.
# Boost
Cork earn important win over sub-par Dundalk
The game saw highly-rated 17-year-old Joe O’Brien-Whitmarsh make his first start.
# League of Ireland
Dundalk v Derry Premier Division tie rescheduled due to visit of President Biden
The game will now be played on Sunday, 16 April.
# One for the future
Ireland U16 captain Moore seals transfer to Bundesliga
The midfielder has left Cork City to join Hoffenheim.
# self improvement
‘I always felt I was competing with people who were more talented than I was’
David McMillan, the League of Ireland’s all-time top Champions League scorer, reflects on a remarkable career.
March 2023
# Positivity
'The league is getting better... As Irish people, we have a tendency to underrate it'
Ireland U21 international Ollie O’Neill is enjoying life at Derry City.
# Boost
Fourth clean sheet from 6 helps Shelbourne overcome Cork
Jack Moylan was on target as Damien Duff’s side picked up an impressive win.
# Wee Win
Dundalk take Louth derby spoils as Drogheda fail to make dominance count
Connor Malley scored against the run of play and the hosts missed a penalty late on at Weavers Park.
# talking point
Duff's Shelbourne impress with Mourinho-esque display
Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers were left frustrated at Tolka Park on Friday night.
# Reaction
Stephen Bradley coy on Tottenham-linked youngster's absence
Justin Ferizaj has been playing with Shamrock Rovers’ U19s team recently.
# Report
Shels stifle Shamrock Rovers to compound champions' slow start
Stephen Bradley’s side’s search for a first league win continues.
# Cold Weather
All LOI fixtures get the go-ahead after pitch inspections
A second inspection was needed to determine whether UCD vs Drogheda would happen.
# Unimpressed
'It’s about respecting the opposition... We didn’t do that'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley was critical of his side following their 4-4 draw with Cork.
# Update
Cork City's Aaron Bolger released from hospital after collision of heads
There was concern for the welfare of the midfielder but he sent a positive message on social media earlier today.
# Lilywhites
Dundalk come from behind to see off Shelbourne
Rayhaan Tulloch and Andy Boyle supplied the goals for the home side at Oriel Park.
# Drama
Remarkable 40-yard lob the highlight as Shamrock Rovers and Cork play out 8-goal thriller
Thrilling contest had lengthy stoppage for treatment to Aaron Bolger after worrying clash of heads.
# back on track
Bohemians beat Drogheda to get back to winning ways
Bohemians bounced back from Friday’s defeat to Shelbourne with a hard fought victory over Drogheda United.
# Bit O'Red
St Pat's second best against 10-man Sligo
The home side played most of the game with 10 after John Mahon was dismissed.
# students schooled
McEneff shines as Derry put four past UCD
McEneff scored twice as Derry cruised to a 4-0 win at the UCD Bowl.