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Kieran Djilali, Cork City, is congratulated by team-mates Mark O'Sullivan, left, and John Kavanagh, right, after scoring his side's second goal. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Drogheda United v Cork City. United Park, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

The State Of The League Of Ireland: Week 7

Here’s the State of the League of Ireland after 7 weeks (and nine games in the Premier Division) of action. We’re really starting to see patterns...

Here’s the State of the League of Ireland after 7 weeks (and nine games in the Premier Divis...

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10 April 2015; Richie Towell, Dundalk, shoots to score his side's first goal. SSE Airtricity League, Premier Division, Dundalk v Drogheda United. Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

The State Of The League of Ireland: Week 6

We’re getting to a stage where the League table starts to mean something. Dundalk are still on top but Bohs continue to surprise in second. Here’s t...

We’re getting to a stage where the League table starts to mean something. Dundalk are still on...

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4 April 2015; Dundalk supporters after the game. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Limerick FC v Dundalk. Jackman Park, Limerick. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

The State Of The League of Ireland: Week 5

Dundalk still lead but had their first minor blip. Cork City and Shamrock Rovers breathing down their necks now. Bohemians continue to surprise in the top 4. He...

Dundalk still lead but had their first minor blip. Cork City and Shamrock Rovers breathing down thei...

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The State Of The League Of Ireland: Week 4

Here’s the State of the League of Ireland after 4 weeks (and five games in the Premier Division) of action. Dundalk have won all five without conceding....

Here’s the State of the League of Ireland after 4 weeks (and five games in the Premier Divisi...

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David McMillan, Dundalk, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal. SSE Airtricity League, Premier Division, Dundalk v St Patrick's Athletic. Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

The State Of The League Of Ireland: Week 3

Here’s the State of the League of Ireland after 3 weeks of action. Early days so far but three teams; Bohemians, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers have yet to c...

Here’s the State of the League of Ireland after 3 weeks of action. Early days so far but three...

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13 March 2015; Richie Towell, Dundalk, in action against Barry McNamee, Derry City. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Derry City v Dundalk, Brandywell, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

The State Of The League Of Ireland: Week Two

Week two of the SSE Airtricity League is complete, so here’s the ‘State of the League of Ireland’ on St Patrick’s Day 2015. The Big Stor...

Week two of the SSE Airtricity League is complete, so here’s the ‘State of the League of...

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Ireland’s 15 Best Hopes For Olympic Medals in 2016

We know, we know, the 2016 Summer Olympics are aaaaaaaaageeees away. Qualifying for the games is already underway however so we thought we’d profile the a...

We know, we know, the 2016 Summer Olympics are aaaaaaaaageeees away. Qualifying for the games is alr...

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Richard Brush, Sligo Rovers goalkeeper and team mate Gavin Peers during a high ball challenge against Karl Sheppard, Cork City, an incident which saw Brush going off with a shoulder injury. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Sligo Rovers v Cork City. The Showgrounds, Sligo. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

The State Of The League Of Ireland: Week 1

Week one of the SSE Airtricity League is in the books.  Each Tuesday here on balls.ie we’ll have a weekly round up of all you need to know about the Grea...

Week one of the SSE Airtricity League is in the books.  Each Tuesday here on balls.ie we’ll h...

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Damien Duff, Republic of Ireland, pictured in a Dublin City jersey with Alan Lee in a Cork City jersey during a photo shoot for GOAL before the start of training. Malahide FC, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Picture credit; Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

A Look At The Most Likely League Of Ireland Landing Spots For Damien Duff

Last night on Soccer Republic Damien Duff skyped in from Melbourne. He told the lads he was returning to Ireland in April and would be “looking for a job.” ...

Last night on Soccer Republic Damien Duff skyped in from Melbourne. He told the lads he was returnin...

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The 5 Worst People In Bookies During Cheltenham

For horse racing fans Cheltenham Festival week is, by miles, the greatest week of the year.  The general public loves to get involved too so bookmakers’ shop...

For horse racing fans Cheltenham Festival week is, by miles, the greatest week of the year.  The ge...