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Veteran Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan recently signed a contract extension at League One side Fleetwood Town. File photograph: Inpho

Glenn Whelan has made the shortlist for the FAI’s Senior International Player of the Year award after returning from retirement to feature in Ireland’(...)

Jack Byrne of Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk’s Sean Murray in action at the FAI Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium on November 3rd, 2019. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Three matches in and the table looks more or less perfect from a Shamrock Rovers perspective, although Friday’s visit to Tallaght by Dundalk represent(...)

Dundalk’s Patrick Hoban celebrates scoring the second goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shelbourne 1 Dundalk 2 Tolka Park may not exactly be the Premier Division’s grandest stage these days but Shelbourne marked the return of top-flight (...)

Dane Massey celebrates scoring the winning goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Derry City at  Oriel Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Derry City 0 The last time Dundalk won their opening game of the campaign they went on to finish second in the table, so those supporters o(...)

Dundalk celebrate winning the SSE Airtricity League cup at  Oriel Park, Co Louth on  October 25th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It is hard to argue with the bookies’ assessment that the 2020 Airtricity League title race will be another two-horse affair. And, if Shamrock Rovers (...)

  Vinny Perth led Dundalk to a League and League Cup double as well as wins in the President’s And Unite the Union Cups in his first season in charge.

Dundalk manager Vinny Perth has been named as the Airtricty/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Personality of the Year for 2019 at an event in Dub(...)

Dundalk celebrate with The Unite the Union Champions Cup after their victgory over Linfield at Oriel Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk 6 Linfield 0 (Dundalk win 7-1 on agg) There may well have been a point, well before the end, at which this stopped being all that good for th(...)

Dundalk’s Chris Shields says he would be pleased to see the Unite the Union Champions Cup serve as a stepping stone to an all island league. Photograph: Inpho

The ongoing debate regarding the desirability of an all island league might make the timing of the Unite the Union Champions Cup seem proactively well(...)

Dundalk’s Sean Murray tries to tackleShamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne during theFAI Cup final. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Shamrock Rovers 1 (Rovers win 4-2 on penalties) Shamrock Rovers won their first FAI Cup since 1987 after edging Dundalk in a penalty shoot-(...)

Dundalk’s Sean Hoare celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Shamrock Rovers in the Premier Division clash at Oriel Park in September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

FAI Cup final: Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Kick-off: 3.40pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. On TV: Live on RTÉ2. There is a sense in which this knack t(...)

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