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# loi - Today’s News

21-year-old English striker among two additions to Waterford squad

Alan Reynolds has brought in Will Longbottom and Jack Larkin ahead of the visit of Bohemians.

# loi - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

All-Cork clash among the ties as draw for EA Sports Cup is confirmed

Cabinteely will host Crumlin in the first round of the competition.

Bohemians condemn fans' sectarian chanting during derby against Shamrock Rovers

Rovers say that the majority of both sets of fans know right from wrong and do not condone the actions of ‘mindless idiots.’

# loi - Monday 17 February, 2020

'Some fellas didn't know their team-mates' names' - Waterford defy winter upheaval to make winning start

Alan Reynolds’ side collected all three points in Inchicore on Friday.

'Newcastle and clubs like that are paying £30 million for an unheard-of striker. We might have unearthed one'

Derry boss Declan Devine was full of praise for striker Tim Nilsen after his debut on Friday night.

# loi - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'We've got to put pressure on our TDs... Football is a window for changing the whole country'

Vinny Perth feels both Dundalk and the game in general could do with more political support.

Last-minute Greene winner gives Rovers dramatic derby win over Bohemians

The rains and winds of Storm Dennis looked to define a scrappy game until Rovers struck late, late on.

RTÉ forced to cancel live broadcast of Dublin Derby due to high winds

Dalymount Park has been battered by the high winds of Storm Dennis.

'People look down their nose at the League of Ireland...but there is something about it you don’t get anywhere else'

The man behind a new short film celebrating the League and the Dublin Derby speaks to The42.

In form and in demand but Sadlier keeping Ireland debut on the long finger

A fine season for the Doncaster Rovers winger has captured the attention of Mick McCarthy.

# loi - Friday 14 February, 2020

Shels mark return to top flight with dramatic late win in Cork LOI

Shels mark return to top flight with dramatic late win in Cork

Ciaran Kilduff turned the ball in with four minutes remaining to give Shelbourne a winning start.

Finn Harps get season off to a flyer with win over Sligo Rovers

Ollie Horgan’s side didn’t win any of their first 15 games last season, but have gone one from one in 2020.

'Keeper Murphy rolls back the years as Waterford earn opening-day win at Pat's

Kevin O’Connor scored the only goal as the Blues started the season with three points at Richmond Park.

Massey the unlikely hero as Dundalk leave it late to beat Derry

The full-back scored a 79th-minute winner from a corner.

Who will win the league? Who will get relegated? Our writers' League of Ireland predictions

Can Dundalk retain their title or could Shamrock Rovers usurp them?

# loi - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Preston buy Maguire and Browne sell-on clauses to help Cork City resolve licence issue

The fee is understood to be in the region of €600,000.

'The last couple of seasons didn’t really go as well as I would’ve liked'

Robbie McCourt on disappointing stints at West Brom and Bohs, and a new start with Waterford.

How well do you know your League of Ireland history?

Ahead of the new season, we look back at previous years.

Chris Shields signs contract extension at Dundalk

Dundalk have been given a boost on the eve of the new season.

Cork City sign 21-year-old defender on loan from Arsenal

Joseph Olowu joins until June after featuring 11 times for Arsenal’s U23s this season.

St Pat's swoop for Burnley defender on the eve of the new season

Ollie Younger has joined Stephen O’Donnell’s side on a loan deal that will last until July.

FAI confirm fixture list for 2020 first division

There has been a small change to the promotion play-off series.

# loi - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

23 of the best League of Ireland players under 23

Neil Farrugia, Daniel Mandroiu and Conor Davis are among those to feature.

# loi - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Derry take young striker on six-month loan from Reading

Adam Liddle, a 20-year-old Reading academy product, has impressed for the Championship club’s U23s this term.

38-year-old ‘Tubbercurry Tornado’ returns for his 20th League of Ireland season

Raf Cretaro has put retirement on hold, after penning a deal that will keep him at Finn Harps for the 2020 season.

Could Brexit benefit the League of Ireland?

We chat to a number of Irish football’s representatives about what the future might hold.

President's Cup final unlikely to be rescheduled this season

Sunday’s curtain-raiser between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers was postponed.

# loi - Monday 10 February, 2020

League of Ireland newcomers to look out for during the 2020 season

We profile some of the recent arrivals ahead of the start of the new campaign this Friday.

# loi - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'Wrongly there was an assumption we were spending massive money on wages and should be walking the league'

Shelbourne CEO David O’Connor talks to The42 about running a football club in his mid-twenties, the new FAI and the 2020 season.

Ronan Finn wants Shamrock Rovers to take inspiration from Liverpool as they plan title challenge

The Hoops are widely regarded as the main rivals for Dundalk this season.

# loi - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Former League of Ireland rivals joining forces on the other side of the world

Roy O’Donovan and Wes Hoolahan have become team-mates at A-League outfit Newcastle Jets.

# loi - Friday 7 February, 2020

2 weeks before the season starts, the League of Ireland's First Division remains mired in uncertainty

Two fixture lists have been released with question marks over the participation of Limerick and Shamrock Rovers II.

'I’m driven by fear. I worked in the private sector for many, many years'

Vinny Perth says neither he nor his Dundalk team can afford to rest on their laurels despite a successful year last season.

Sligo Rovers bolster attacking options as new season looms into view

Liam Buckley has brought in Jesse Devers ahead of next Friday’s opener against Finn Harps.

St Patrick's Athletic go black and yellow with new away kit

The Saints have released the first pictures of their change strip for the 2020 season today.

# loi - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Niall Quinn wants Irish football representatives making 'regular trips' to the Dáil

The former Ireland striker, along with his new colleagues at the FAI, have been tasked with reinvigorating the game in this country.

# loi - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Last season's League of Ireland leading scorer Ogedi-Uzokwe joins Israeli top-flight club

The 25-year-old scored 14 league goals for Derry City during the 2019 campaign, helping them to a European place.

'It's still very sore for everyone down here. It wouldn't have happened to a Dublin club'

Waterford owner Lee Power on the side’s Europe League controversy, his show of support for John Delaney and thoughts of pulling the financial plug.

# loi - Monday 3 February, 2020

Scottish League Cup winner joins Dundalk on loan

Cammy Smith has plenty of experience playing first-team football in Scotland,

# loi - Friday 31 January, 2020

Cork City announce trio of young recruits from English football

Neale Fenn has added Joe Redmond, Reyon Dillon and Henry Ochieng to his ranks on Leeside.

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