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# loi - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

From The42 Scottish Premiership club announce departure of ex-Dundalk star McMillan Exit

Scottish Premiership club announce departure of ex-Dundalk star McMillan

The striker is moving on from St Johnstone, who he joined from the Lilywhites in January 2018.

# loi - Monday 25 May, 2020

From The42 Jack Byrne among players tested as Irish football nears return Ready To Go This post contains videos

Jack Byrne among players tested as Irish football nears return

Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk, Bohemians and Derry City are set to take part in a four-team tournament during the summer.

# loi - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From The42 ‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’ Dreams This post contains videos

‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’

Stephen Rice on how he recovered from difficulties early in his career to enjoy a memorable time at Shamrock Rovers.

# loi - Thursday 21 May, 2020

From The42 Supporters split on prospect of behind-closed-doors LOI games Return To Play

Supporters split on prospect of behind-closed-doors LOI games

A survey found a slight majority in favour of games happening in empty grounds.

# loi - Monday 18 May, 2020

From The42 LOI clubs face further delay in learning fate of European qualifiers Waiting Game

LOI clubs face further delay in learning fate of European qualifiers

Uefa have delayed a decisive Committee meeting to solve outstanding issues over three Euro 2020 host cities.

# loi - Sunday 17 May, 2020

From The42 'I think we win it by a fraction of a point which is a bit weird' - Doyle's Swindon set for League Two coronation Abrupt End

'I think we win it by a fraction of a point which is a bit weird' - Doyle's Swindon set for League Two coronation

The former Sligo striker is set to earn a third winners’ medal, with clubs voting to end the season and decide it using points-per-game.

# loi - 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?’

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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.

# loi - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

St Pat's open Richmond Park as food bank for local community

The club have teamed up with local volunteers to arrange deliveries of essentials to vulnerable members of the community.

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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.

# loi - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

From The42 Going behind closed doors a possibility as clubs and FAI bid to save LOI season Measures

Going behind closed doors a possibility as clubs and FAI bid to save LOI season

A number of different options are now on the table, including a curtailed season to begin in the Autumn.

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.

# loi - 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.

# loi - Sunday 19 April, 2020

From The42 Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup Interview This post contains videos

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup

Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.

# loi - Thursday 16 April, 2020

From The42 Shamrock Rovers players and staff take 25% pay cut Crisis

Shamrock Rovers players and staff take 25% pay cut

The club have been forced to curtail wages amid the ongoing League of Ireland shutdown.

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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.

# loi - Saturday 4 April, 2020

From The42 'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain' Interview

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'

David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.

# loi - 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.

# loi - Monday 30 March, 2020

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.

# loi - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From The42 'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army Ready And Waiting

'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army

Aidan Friel is a member of the Irish Defence Forces while also playing League of Ireland football.

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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 'Committed to keeping stability in daily lives and homes' - Dundalk and Shelbourne honour player contracts Uncertain Times

'Committed to keeping stability in daily lives and homes' - Dundalk and Shelbourne honour player contracts

Shels have also announced news of a new Patreon service for fans today.

# loi - 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.”

# loi - Friday 20 March, 2020

From The42 LOI targeting return in June as clubs agree revised schedule CONTINGENCY

LOI targeting return in June as clubs agree revised schedule

Under the new proposals, the EA Sports Cup has been deferred but the FAI Cup will go ahead.

# loi - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From The42 Irish internationals donate €25,000 to League of Ireland players affected by coronavirus shutdown Some Of Our Own

Irish internationals donate €25,000 to League of Ireland players affected by coronavirus shutdown

James McClean, Enda Stevens and Kevin Long were among the clients of Graham Barrett’s company, Integrity Sports, to make the gesture.

# loi - 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’.

# loi - 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.

# loi - 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.

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