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#First division

# first-division - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

James McClean's brother Patrick signs for Sligo Rovers

Patrick McClean helped Waterford earn promotion to the top flight last season.

# first-division - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

League and FA Cup-winning Liverpool goalkeeper dies RIP This post contains videos

League and FA Cup-winning Liverpool goalkeeper dies

Tommy Lawrence was a key member of Bill Shankly’s side of the 1960s.

# first-division - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Stunning season sees Sean Maguire named PFAI Player of the Year for 2017

The Preston striker scored 26 goals in all competitions as Cork City claimed a first ever double in the club’s history.

# first-division - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'They sweat blood and run their hearts out. Fans pay a tenner - we need to give them their money's worth'

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson discusses the frustrations and moments of joy that make life in the First Division worthwhile.

# first-division - Friday 7 July, 2017

Waterford strengthen grip on promotion place as UCD and Cobh slip up

The Blues are six points clear at the top.

# first-division - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Three goals put Cobh three points off top as Longford deliver under new manager

There were two games down for decision in the SSE Airtricity League First Division tonight.

# first-division - Friday 26 May, 2017

Nothing to pay and little to play for: Wexford FC and life at the bottom of the First Division

The new league structure means Wexford FC have no hope of promotion. Manager Damien Locke says they must build for the future.

# first-division - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Former Cork City favourite on the double in Waterford win

Mark O’Sullivan scored twice as Waterford got the better of Wexford in the south-east derby.

# first-division - Friday 24 February, 2017

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat LOI

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat

Athlone Town and UCD were both victorious on the opening night of action in the First Division.

# first-division - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Drogheda and Cobh Ramblers make First Division playoffs on dramatic final day Climax This post contains videos

Drogheda and Cobh Ramblers make First Division playoffs on dramatic final day

There was heartbreak for UCD ultimately, as they fell at the final hurdle.

# first-division - Friday 22 July, 2016

Unstoppable! Limerick make it 17 wins from 18 in the First Division

Aaron Greene and Robbie Williams scored a goal in either half against Athlone.

# first-division - Friday 24 June, 2016

Normal service resumes as Limerick win again in the First Division

Martin Russell’s team enjoyed a straightforward victory over Cabinteely.

# first-division - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Drogs denied big top-of-the-table win as Mann rescues point for Limerick

The draw marks Limerick’s first dropped points of the season.

# first-division - Saturday 3 October, 2015

'The carry-on that has gone on our WhatsApp group over the three or four days!'

Wexford Youths boss Shane Keegan talks winning the title, receiving criticism from elsewhere and chairman Mick Wallace.

# first-division - Friday 17 July, 2015

Athlone Town want the League of Ireland to emulate MLS

The club have described the current format as “not fit for purpose”.

# first-division - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

16 Airtricity League clubs awarded licences for 2015, while three left to wait

Clubs have five working days to lodge an appeal on the decision.

# first-division - Friday 30 May, 2014

Galway shock leaders Shels while Longford fire six past Hoops

Here’s how tonight’s four Airtricity League first division games unfolded.

# first-division - Friday 18 April, 2014

Shels untouchable as Galway, Waterford pick up First Division wins

Shelbourne open up a seven-point gap with another win in the First Division.

# first-division - Monday 25 November, 2013

POLL: Should Shamrock Rovers be allowed enter a 'B' team in the First Division? League Of Ireland This post contains a poll

POLL: Should Shamrock Rovers be allowed enter a 'B' team in the First Division?

Reports suggest the Dublin club could field a reserve side in the second tier next season.

# first-division - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

# first-division - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Galway FC invited to apply for League of Ireland licence

If successful in their application, home games will be played at Terryland Park next year.

# first-division - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Cobh Ramblers receive First Division license ahead of 2013 season

In addition, the provisional fixture list for the league is set to be released at 12pm tomorrow.

# first-division - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Limerick confirm Scully sacking

The First Division title winners have parted company with their manager a month after winning the title.

# first-division - Friday 2 November, 2012

As it happened: Waterford v Dundalk, promotion/relegation playoff

We went minute-by-minute, as Waterford and Dundalk met again, following Tuesday’s first leg.

# first-division - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Barstooler: 5 talking points from last weekend’s League of Ireland action Domestic Football This post contains videos

Barstooler: 5 talking points from last weekend’s League of Ireland action

Limerick are crowned First Division champions while Sligo still have a bit to do.

# first-division - Friday 21 September, 2012

Airtricity League wrap: Students win at the Brandywell while Sligo held by Bray

There was also an away win for Shelbourne and Bohs drew 1-1 with Cork.

# first-division - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

FAI proposes 12-team Airtricity League for 2013

The organisation are also seeking expressions of interest for First Division licences.

# first-division - Friday 4 May, 2012

Airtricity League wrap: Danny boy keeps Sligo on top as the Hoops slip up

The Bit O’Red recorded a 3-1 win over Drogheda United but it wasn’t such a pleasant night for Shamrock Rovers fans.

# first-division - Friday 13 April, 2012

Airtricity League wrap: Hat-trick for Twigg as Hoops get back to winning ways

There were two 6-0 scorelines while Bohs recorded back-to-back wins.

# first-division - Friday 2 March, 2012

As it happened: Shelbourne v Sligo Rovers, Airtricity League Premier Division The Big Kick-Off This post contains videos

As it happened: Shelbourne v Sligo Rovers, Airtricity League Premier Division

The League of Ireland’s first action of 2012 got underway this evening with six games in the top tier and another four being played in the First Division. Find out about all of the action here…

# first-division - Friday 4 November, 2011

On the rise: Monaghan earn promotion to Airtricity League Premier Division

The presence of Michael D Higgins could not inspire Galway, as they were relegated to the First Division following a 5-1 aggregate loss in tonight’s play-off.