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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...

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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...

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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...

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27 February 2015; Players from each of the SSE Airtricity League Premier division teams are from left, Keith Ward, Sligo Rovers, Michael Slingerman, Drogheda United, Shane Duggan, Limerick F.C, Ger O'Brien, St.Patrick's Athletic, John Dunleavy, Cork City, Jason Byrne, Bohemians F.C, Conor Kenna, Shamrock Rovers, Stephen O'Donnell, Dundalk F.C, Paul Sinnott, Galway United, Mark Sammon, Longford Town, Ryan McBride, Derry City and David Cassidy, Bray Wanderers, during the launch of the SSE Airtricity League. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

The 10 Biggest Storylines To Follow In The 2015 SSE Airtricity League Season

It’s now a balls.ie tradition. Here’s what you should be looking out for as the 2015 SSE Airtricity League kicks off. 1) Can Dundalk retain the titl...

It’s now a balls.ie tradition. Here’s what you should be looking out for as the 2015 SSE...

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27 February 2015; Players from each of the SSE Airtricity League Premier division teams are from left, Keith Ward, Sligo Rovers, Michael Slingerman, Drogheda United, Shane Duggan, Limerick F.C, Ger O'Brien, St.Patrick's Athletic, John Dunleavy, Cork City, Jason Byrne, Bohemians F.C, Conor Kenna, Shamrock Rovers, Stephen O'Donnell, Dundalk F.C, Paul Sinnott, Galway United, Mark Sammon, Longford Town, Ryan McBride, Derry City and David Cassidy, Bray Wanderers, during the launch of the SSE Airtricity League. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

7 Things We Noticed In The SSE Airtricity League 2015 Season Launch Picture

It’s now an annual balls.ie tradition. Here’s 7 things we noticed from the launch photo for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season. 1) The Cork City ...

It’s now an annual balls.ie tradition. Here’s 7 things we noticed from the launch photo ...

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Video thumbnail for youtube video The SSE Airtricity League 2015 Promo Will Have You Powered Up

Video: The SSE Airtricity League 2015 Promo Will Have You Powered Up

Yeah. We went there with the headline. The 2015 SSE Airtricity League kicks off nest week and sponsors SSE Airtricity have released this excellent promo vid for...

Yeah. We went there with the headline. The 2015 SSE Airtricity League kicks off nest week and sponso...