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Column: Oriel Park artificial pitch 'disgraceful'
Let me paint the picture for you. Shamrock Rovers manager Trevor Croly was incensed that at half-time in last week's Setanta Cup semi-final second leg at Oriel Park only one half of the pitch was watered - the half Dundalk were about to attack into in ...
Chris Shields jumps for joy after scoring the decisive goal
Chris Shields' well-hit volley was enough to secure Dundalk their place in the Setanta Cup final thanks to a 3-1 aggregate win over Shamrock Rovers. Holding a 2-1 lead from the first-leg, Stephen Kenny's side got the all-important goal two minutes into ...
Setanta final venue still up for decision
Irish Independent
A decision on the venue for the Setanta Cup final is expected today with the organisers believed to have doubts about staging the game at a neutral ground because of fears it could affect the attendance.
Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny warns Setanta Cup must survive for soccer to ...
Irish Mirror
Stephen Kenny wants soccer chiefs north and south of the border to devise a blueprint that saves the Setanta Cup. The cross-border competition is on its knees with no Irish League representatives in the last four and poor crowds in Tallaght and Sligo ...
League of Ireland previews
Irish Independent
Team news: Dundalk are likely to bring Kurtis Byrne and Stephen O'Donnell back into their starting team after resting them for Tuesday's Setanta Cup encounter with the Hoops. Rovers could make as many as eight changes from that game. Luke Byrne is ...
Technology will be the real game changer for sports viewing
Irish Independent
The broadcaster had just secured rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. TV3 highlighted that it will be the only television network in the Republic of Ireland with exclusive rights to show the "biggest television event of 2015", which is a valid claim in ...
Last-gasp Finn saves Hoops
Irish Independent
Rovers' trip here last Tuesday for a Setanta Cup semi-final defeat was dominated by a row over the watering of the unpopular artificial pitch – the sprinklers were visibly in full force this time around. Croly used that fixture as a learning exercise ...
McPhail at home again and eyeing Duff reunion at Tallaght
Irish Independent
Stephen McPhail would relish the prospect of a reunion with his old Ireland colleague Damien Duff at Shamrock Rovers after the Dubliner confirmed his intention to come home to finish his career.
Dundalk have the numbers
Morale in Dundalk is high after the side beat Rovers on Tuesday to earn a place in the Setanta Sports Cup final for only the second time in their history. "In a semi-final, it's all about getting into the final and the performance isn't that important ...
Inside League of Ireland: Irish football far behind the GAA
Both RTE and Setanta Sports do a good job showing League of Ireland and Setanta Sports Cup games on their channels broadcasting 70 games in the last two seasons, but both regularly come in for criticism due to their scheduling of games. ... thing the ...

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