# SSE Airtricity League First Division

Last year
Cork City's title party delayed but they fight back twice against Longford
Talk beforehand was about the nine points the Leesiders need to clinch it, something that could be achieved in the next two weeks.
Cork City take huge step to First Division title with dramatic derby win over Cobh Ramblers
It was a seismic night in the race for automatic promotion and Colin Healy’s quest was helped by Bray Wanderers beating Galway United.
Late header earns draw for Longford Town against Cork City
Karl Chambers grabbed the equaliser in the 85th minute.
# Cork City
Healy's first-half goal fires Cork City to top of first division
Cork City came away with a 1-0 win from Eamonn Deacy Park.
# Winner winner
Two goals in three minutes seals Cork City's first league win over Waterford since 2019
Ruairi Keating grabbed a goal for the winners while the other score was an own goal.
# markets field
Treaty United v Athlone Town postponed due to unplayable pitch
Meanwhile, three Premier Division matches have been selected for live TV coverage on RTÉ.
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# Wrap
Brennan brace helps four-goal Shelbourne cruise past Bray Wanderers
It was a busy night of action in the League of Ireland First Division.
# Champions
Teenager Kabia nets hat-trick as Shels lift First Division trophy after seven-goal win
The Reds lifted the First Division trophy at Tolka Park following a 7-0 victory over Limerick.
# Roundup
Lyons hat-trick sees Drogheda chase top spot while Douglas header snatches Bray a point
Drogheda United closed the gap on Shelbourne to two points with a 6-0 hammering of Wexford.
# byrne baby byrne
Byrne nets a double as Longford record biggest-ever win over Galway with four-goal hammering
Neale Fenn’s men have gone level with Drogheda United in the First Division after an impressive 4-0 win.
# everyday hero
'To see a 12-year-old boy go through chemotherapy and have a tumour removed... it was the least we could do'
Shelbourne winger and primary school teacher Conan Byrne raised €5,660 for one of his students with a sponsored head shave.
# Worthy Cause
Irish footballer's head shave raises over €4,500 for student undergoing treatment for cancer
Shelbourne winger and primary school teacher at Rush National School Conan Byrne had his head shaved on Friday for a worthy cause.
# Roundup
Drogheda win eight-goal thriller while title-favourites Shelbourne bounce back against Bray
There were big wins for Longford, Shelbourne and Limerick in the Airtricity League First Division on Friday.
# Roundup
Shelbourne stunned with defeat in Cobh while fellow title hopefuls Bray stumped by Wexford
It was a dramatic night of action in the First Division on Friday with two title favourites tasting defeat.
# second round
EA Sports Cup champions Derry City welcome Longford to the Brandywell while Dundalk travel to Inchicore
The second round draw for the 2019 EA Sports Cup took place at FAI Headquarters on Tuesday.
# The Reds
'Bring back the glory days!': Wes Hoolahan, Sheridan and Byrne feature as Shels produce stirring promo video
The Reds have made a brilliant promotional video ahead of a pivotal season at Tolka Park in 2019.
# Roundup
Michael D. Higgins in attendance as Shelbourne prevail in five goal thriller away to Galway
It was a dramatic opening night in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday.
# new recruit
More business at Shelbourne with addition of former Wolves midfielder McKenna
Daniel McKenna has joined Shelbourne having spent last season with Bray Wanderers and Telford United
# The Reds
Former Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon agrees deal to join Shelbourne
The promising 22-year-old has spent time with St Patrick’s Athletic and Glentoran since returning to Ireland.
# Parting ways
Shelbourne legend Owen Heary departs as club decide not to re-appoint manager for 2019
Heary led the Dublin club to back-to-back Leinster Senior Cup titles and a play-off position in 2018.
# All Square
Drogs and Harps can't be separated in play-off first leg
All to play for in the second leg.
# SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
Drogheda United progress in dramatic play-off on penalties as heroic Shelbourne battle with nine men
In a pulsating First Division play-off Drogheda United came out on top on spot-kicks after Shelbourne received two red cards.
# Dublin Derby
Shelbourne follow up play-off spot with silverware as Reds retain Leinster Senior Cup
Owen Heary’s side retained the Leinster Senior Cup on Friday night in a Dublin derby against St Pat’s.
# FAI Cup
McEleney's moment of magic ends UCD's FAI Cup adventure at semi-final stage
Dundalk are heading to the Aviva Stadium again, as they set their sights on the double.
# the students
‘I’ve no regrets about my time in England. I'm 23-years-old, doing a degree in UCD and am a league champion’
Gary O’Neill reflects on balancing university with football, his time in England with Wolves and Port Vale and captaining UCD to the First Division title.
# The Derry Pele
Paddy McCourt scores during 7-1 win as Harps, Shelbourne and Drogheda wrap up First Division play-off spots
The final round of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity League First Division took place on Saturday night.
# Magic of the Cup
Dundalk and Cork City avoid each other in FAI Cup semi-final draw for fourth consecutive year
Dundalk have been drawn at home to UCD, while Cork City will face the winners of Derry and Bohemians.
'I couldn't care less who we get in the semi-finals — we want to test ourselves against the best'
Collie O’Neill’s UCD side have booked their place in the FAI Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2007.
# Round-Up
Former Reading forward nets hat-trick as UCD take one step closer to First Division title
There were big wins for UCD and Finn Harps on a busy night in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.
# Magic of the Cup
McGlade and O'Reilly steer Longford into FAI Cup quarter-finals as Shelbourne bow out
Neale Fenn’s side booked their place in the last eight with a comfortable 2-0 win against Shelbourne.
# First division
Harps close the gap on UCD, while Drogheda strike late to snatch point in Cabo
First Division leaders UCD aren’t in action until tomorrow evening.
# Magic of the Cup
FAI Cup wins for St Pat's and Bohemians while Hoops' 31-year search continues after early exit
It was a busy night of action in the opening round of the FAI Cup.
# Giant-killing
Shock giant-killing as Cobh Ramblers stun League Cup holders Dundalk to book final spot
Chris Hull’s goal with 15 minutes to go booked Cobh Ramblers’ place in their first ever senior cup final.
# Round-Up
UCD suffer shock four-goal defeat at the Bowl while Shelbourne continue fine form
There were big wins for Longford Town and Shelbourne on Friday as the race for promotion in the First Division heats up.
# Friendly
Ireland internationals set to return home as Cobh Ramblers announce friendly with Preston
A host of internationals including Sean Maguire and Daryl Horgan are set return to Ireland as Cobh prepare to take on Preston.
# halfway there
UCD extend their lead atop First Division table as Longford close gap on Shels in promotion race
Longford edged out Drogheda to move within two points of Shelbourne, but UCD moved further clear at the summit.
# Parting ways
After two points from 16 games, struggling Athlone Town release 10 players
The club currently sit bottom of the SSE Airtricity League First Division table with no wins so far this season.
# Seventh Heaven
Two hat-tricks and seven goals moves Shels level on top of First Division
Drogheda beat UCD in tonight’s top-of-the-table clash.
# Round-Up
A late bus, floodlight failures and a five goal thriller on a dramatic night in the First Division
There were plenty of talking points in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday night.
# First division round-up
Furlong's debut hat-trick gets Galway off to a flier as Wexford see off Cabo in Stradbrook
A dream debut for Danny Furlong send Athlone Town home with a thumping.