# SSE Airtricity League

Last month
February 2023
# spirit
'When I see my Ma smiling now, it's the best feeling ever to see her happy'
Shelbourne star Shane Farrell determined to repay Damien Duff’s faith but his role model is closer to home.
Last year
# comeback win
Sligo rally with Mata brace in two minutes to edge out Bohs and close in on fourth place
The Bit O’Red now move three clear of Bohs, and one behind St Pats on the table.
# Staying Put
Wexford manager Ryan turns down Waterford and reaffirms commitment to the club
The 34-year-old had reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to take over at the RSC.
# new recruit
Finn Harps sign French midfielder as 2022 campaign looms
Élie-Gaël N’Zeyi Kibonge recently played with Pohronie in Slovakia’s Fortuna Liga.
All time
# SSE Airtricity League
Ahead of the play-offs, what do the numbers tell us about this year's First Division?
With the semi-final first legs being played tonight, Shane Keegan looks at the key statistics from the 2021 season.
Powerful Patterson strike the difference as Waterford overcome 10-man Drogheda United
This was a huge game in the context of relegation this season as the Blues held their nerve against the Drogs.
# Three and easy
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe responds to racist trolls with goal to help Derry City to 3-0 win
The hosts got the better of Longford Town as they closed the gap on Sligo Rovers.
# Three and easy
Hat-trick hero Owolabi secures the spoils for Harps as St Pat's feel the pinch
The hosts overturned the Inchicore outfit who had a chance to go level on points with Shamrock Rovers at the top.
Kavanagh and Martin grab a brace each as Waterford move up to eighth
The hosts picked up a 4-1 against Longford Town.
# Three and easy
Galway United pick up 3-1 win to inflict first league defeat of the season on Shels
Shane Doherty, Killian Brouder and Ruairi Keating were all on target for the hosts.
Rebels slip away from top flight with a draw as Akintunde seals point for Derry
Results elsewhere meant Derry were safe from the playoff even in defeat, but they secured an insurance point.
Murray and Flores on target as much-changed Dundalk see off Derry
The Lilywhites will carry winning form into Thursday’s Europa League clash with Molde.
# Drawing blanks
Cork City's bid to avoid relegation takes a hit after scoreless home draw
Cork’s Cian Coleman had a goal disallowed while Daryl Murphy came off the bench to make his first appearance for Waterford since he re-joined the club.
# precaution
Premier Division clash between St Pat's and Dundalk postponed over Covid-19 case
A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.
# even stevens
McNamee equaliser salvages point for Finn Harps as Shelbourne finish with 10 men
Ciarán Kilduff put the hosts in front in the first half.
# Wrap
Duggan drive seals WNL win for Peamount, UCD hit Cobh for 6 in First Division
Elsewhere in the First Division, Longford and Drogheda played out a draw.
# Late Show
Delap delivers win for Harps after a crazy finish in Waterford
A late shoot-out lifted the Donegal club off the bottom of the table.
SSE Airtricity League match postponed amid suspected Covid case for Waterford player
The player travelled with the squad for their match against Shelbourne on Saturday.
# Wrap
Wexford secure first win, Cabinteely underline their spot atop division 1
There were four matches as the Airtricity League’s second tier returned this evening.
# Supporting LOI
Stephen Kenny watches on as Benson comes back to haunt Dundalk
Pat Hoban put Dundalk in front with his 100th goal for the club, but St Pat’s forced the draw.
# League of Ireland
Jack Byrne on target again as Shamrock Rovers leave Sligo with a win
The Hoops keep the 100% start to the season in tact with Aaron McEneff and Aaron Greene also on the scoresheet.
Former Cork City defender joins Derry City for 2020 season
Colm Horgan has left the Leesiders to link up with Declan Devine’s team.
# FAI Cup
Wright and Lyons ensure Bohs account for Crumlin and set up semi-final clash with Rovers
Robbie Brady’s brothers were unable to crack the Bohs defence in Inchicore.
# time is ticking
Three Sligo goals in eight first-half minutes dent Finn Harps' hopes amid relegation danger
Liam Buckley’s Bit O’Red were 3-1 winners at The Showgrounds.
# Exit
Cork City confirm departure of Shane Daly-Bütz less than a year after signing
The 22-year-old made seven appearances for the club in the latter half of the 2018 season.
# future stars
'We're not just here to take part, we want to win. That's been driven into us from day one'
Bohemians and Ireland U21 defender Darragh Leahy is hoping to maintain his side’s fast start to the Toulon Tournament.
Carr turns on the style to ensure Rovers stay in touch at the top
Stephen Bradley’s men were 1-0 winners over UCD on Friday night.
# Prolific
The madness, mayhem and brillance of Hoban the history maker
The Dundalk striker scored on Friday night against Shamrock Rovers and wrote himself into the club’s folklore.
# Hoops
'I think what Rovers have at the moment is a team of men' - Fenlon feels leaders can maintain strong form
Finishing in European places should be Derry’s aim, says the Candystripes former boss.
# League of Ireland
Jack Byrne continues flying start at Rovers with Player of the Month award
The midfielder scored three times across March and was included in Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad.
# no complaints
'It looked like a poor tackle' - Harps boss Horgan reacts to horror challenge on Coll
Colm Deasy was shown a straight red card after his awful tackle on former Finn Harps skipper, Ciaran Coll.
Parkhouse's late double hands Derry dramatic derby victory in Ballybofey
Declan Devine’s side came out on top of a five-goal derby against Finn Harps.
# the students
Clinical UCD teach Waterford a lesson in four-goal win
Collie O’Neill’s side earned their second victory of the Premier Division season tonight.
# LOI Legends
'We used to kick lumps out of each other in training and Pat Fenlon would just sit back and laugh'
Former Dundalk and Shelbourne defender David Crawley looks back on his playing days.
# good cause
Dundalk unveil new third strip in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital
The club will be making a €100 donation for every goal scored in both the EA Sports Cup and the FAI Cup this season.
# Division 1
Manley grabs hat-trick in Drogheda, while Athlone win away to Bray
Meanwhile, Shelbourne joined a three-way tie at the top of the table.
# Hoops
Lopes, Watts and Greene all on target as Shamrock Rovers ease past Harps to go top
It was a comfortable evening at Tallaght Stadium as the Hoops went top of the table.
# Wrap
Shelbourne suffer shock home defeat to Cabinteely and the rest of tonight's First Division action
Bray continued their winning start to the season with a 2-0 win against Limerick.
# wild rovers
Parkes and Twardek on target as Sligo Rovers win first game under Liam Buckley against Finn Harps
Daniel O’Reilly’s header couldn’t spark a comeback from the Donegal outfit.
# dazzling run
Scales' moment of magic helps resilient UCD earn draw at home to St Pat's
The Ireland U21 defender teed up Conor Davis as the Students snatched their first point of the season.