Fund Raising - Charity Quiz - Friday 27 January 2017
The Club's nominated charity for the year commencing 1 July 2016 is 'Beating Bowel Cancer' and we seek the continued support of our members, their friends and the broad business community, in order to raise funds for another worthy cause. Patron of the charity is another Irish footballing hero, Kevin Sheedy and our primary fundraising event, the Annual Charity Quiz, is set for Friday 27 January 2017.
Airtricity League Premier Division on Monday..24/10/2016
With Dundalk having secured the title and Longford Town doomed to relegation the remaining matches in the Airtricity Premier Division may lack some intensity although Wexford Youths, with just a slim hope of avoiding the relegation play-off at the expense of Finn Harps, will be expected to give it their all in Turner's Cross this evening against a Cork City side whose minds may be focussed on their cup final date with Dundalk.
Dundalk - Airtricity League Premier Division Champions..23/10/2016
The contest for the Airtricity League Premier Division title ended in Oriel Park this evening where Dundalk secured a two one success over Bohemian to secure their third consecutive League Title.
U19 Women complete UEFA Qualifying campaign...23/10/2016
With progress to the next Elite Phase already secured, our U19 Women completed their 2017 UEFA Championship Group Two qualifying campaign with a two nil victory over Italy, who had also qualified for the next stage, on Sunday afternoon in Skopje. Goals from Saoirse Noonan and Chloe Moloney set the seal on an excellent performance.
Airtricity League First Division play-off semi-final...22/10/2016
The first leg of the Airtricity League First Division promotion play-off semi-final took place in St Colman's Park on Saturday evening with Cobh Ramblers conceding two second half goals to Drogheda United, which make the County Louth side favourites to progress to the final when the sides meet in the second leg at United Park next Friday evening.
Premier League contests set for Saturday afternoon...22/10/2016
Midfielder Harry Arter starred for AFC Bournemouth who held visitors Tottenham Hotspur to a scoreless draw in the Premier League early on Saturday afternoon. Later in the afternoon, Burnley duo Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward were in opposition to Seamus Coleman and Everton for whom James McCarthy and Darron Gibson do not make the matchday squad as they went down to a two one defeat. Hull City starter David Meyler was substituted after fifty five minutes of their two nil defeat by visitors Stoke City who had Glenn Whelan in their starting eleven with Jon Walters and Shay Given unused substitutes. John O'Shea started for Sunderland in their one nil defeat at West Ham United for whom Darren Randolph was again missing from the matchday squad. The late kick-off sees Liverpool entertain West Bromwich Albion for whom James McClean has been in fine form.
Championship continues on Saturday afternoon...22/10/2016
The Championship continued on Saturday afternoon with current leaders Newcastle United, for whom Ciaran Clark has been in fine form, defeating visitors Ipswich Town by three goals to nil. David McGoldrick was introduced from the substitute bench at half-time following his lengthy injury absence. Second place Norwich City included Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan in their starting eleven for their one nil defeat by visitors Preston North End and Greg Cunningham. Brighton & Hove Albion moved up to second place following their one nil victory at Wigan Athletic, with Shane Duffy in defence. Eunan O'Kane started for Leeds United in their one nil success at Wolverhampton Wanderers while young midfielder Liam Kelly started for Reading at Rotherham United but was replaced on twenty eight minutes by Paul McShane who went on to score the late winner.
FAI announce Iceland friendly for March 2017...21/10/2016
The FAI has announced that our senior team will take on Iceland in a friendly international at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday the 28th March 2017. It has also been confirmed that admission will be free for 2016/2017 season ticket holders.
Airtricity League contests on Friday evening...21/10/2016
The Airtricity League Premier Division entered it's final eight days on Friday evening with Cork City keeping the title race alive with a three one success over visitors St Patrick'S Athletic, the side who seemed to have ended their title challenge in Inchicore last Monday evening. The Brandywell hosted the North West Derby meeting of Derry City and Sligo Rovers with the hosts coming from behind for a two one victory. On the West coast, Galway United and already relegated Longford Town played out a scoreless draw. The busy Tallaght Stadium hosted the meeting of Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers which ended scoreless while Wexford Youths kept alive their slim hopes of avoiding the relegation play-off with a scoreless draw against Finn Harps, the only side they can still catch, in Ferrycarrig Park.
Dundalk continue their Europa League voyage...20/10/2016
Dundalk welcomed Europa League Group D top seeds Zenit St Petersburg to Tallaght Stadium this Thursday evening as they continued their European voyage. The 'Lilywhites' faced an enormous challenge, particularly in light of their punishing domestic schedule but they once again performed admirably despite a bitterly disappointing two one defeat. In the same competition, Southanpton striker Shane Long suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury early in the second half of their one nil defeat at Inter Milan, which raises concerns about his fitness for the upcoming World Cup qualifier in Austria, just three weeks hence.
U17s complete 2017 UEFA Qualifying round...20/10/2016
Our U17 side defeated Greece with an Aaron Connolly goal in Andorra this Thursday morning to top Group Two in the UEFA Championship qualifying round and progress to the Elite Stage. Brighton & Hove Albion striker Connolly scored in all three qualifying contests.
U19 Women continue UEFA Qualifying campaign...20/10/2016
Our U19 Women continued their 2017 UEFA Championship qualifying campaign when they defeated Wales by two goals to nil in the Stadion Boris Trajkovski, Skopje early this afternoon. Both goals were scored by Leanne Kiernan, taking her tally to six in the two contests to date. Ireland will complete their qualifying campaign against Italy, who have also won both matches, on Sunday afternoon in Skopje.
Cork City in UEFA Youth League action...19/10/2016
Current Irish U19 Champions Cork City scored the only goal, a forty seventh minute penalty from Aaron Drinan, to defeat their Finnish counterparts HJK Helsinki in the second leg of the first qualifying round of the 2017 UEFA Youth League in Turners Cross this evening to progress to the next round. The first leg in Helsinki ended scoreless and Cork City will now meet the powerful Italian representatives AS Roma who crushed APOEL of Cyprus by an aggregate nine one margin.