LOI Premier Division

  • Dundalk are celebrating completing the second leg of a potential domestic treble.

    Mayo native John Mountney was a part of the team and played with Mayo League sides Kiltimagh/Knock United and Ballina Town in the past.

    The Lilywhites retained their Airtricity League Premier Division title last night with a 3-2 victory over Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park.

    It adds to their E-A Sports Cup success and they're also in the semi-finals of the F-A-I Cup.

    It's Dundalk's 5th league crown in six seasons

  • Mayo goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann looks set to make a return to League of Ireland football in 2020.

    The former Sligo Rovers ‘keeper was between the sticks for Mayo in their recent match against the Underdogs in MacHale Park.

    The Irish Sun reports that Schlingermann has put his name back onto the PFA Ireland transfer list as the new season beckons.

  • Sligo Rovers will host Finn Harps in the League of Ireland Premier Division on Friday evening.

     

    Harps make the trip to the Showgrounds in desperate need of points as they currently rest second from the bottom above UCD.

     

    Kick-off is at 8pm.

     

    Meanwhile, Waterford and Dundalk will look to join Sligo and Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup last four tonight.

     

    The final semi-finalist will be decided next Monday when Crumlin United take on Bohemians.

  • Sligo Rovers defeated Cork City by 4 – 2 in the LOI Premier Division last night.

    Rovers made just one change from the side that demolished Limerick by 6-2 with Kyle McFadden coming in for Dante Leverock.

    The Bit O Red now takes on league top spot holders Dundalk on Monday.

    Rovers will hope to make home advantage count as the prospective champions make the trip to the Showgrounds.

    Kick-off on Monday is at 7:45.

  • The 2020 League of Ireland Premier Division season begins tonight.

    The champions, Dundalk, face Derry City at Oriel Park

    7.45 is the start time for that game and the matches involving Cork City and Shelbourne at Turner's Cross and St Patrick's Athletic and Waterford at Richmond Park.

    It's an 8pm kick off for the encounter between Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers in Ballybofey.

  • Sligo rovers travel to Waterford in the SSE Airtricity premier division tomorrow night in a rescheduled fixture.

     

    Kickoff is at 7:45 this evening.

     

    The game has been brought forward because of Waterford’s involvement in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup on Friday.

     

    In team news, Daryl Fordyce, Kyle Callan-McFadden and Ronan Murray serve suspensions.

     

    Murray is serving the second of a three-match ban. Dante Leverock is on international duty with Bermuda as they prepare to face Mexico.

     

    Romeo Parkes is out for the rest of the season through a medial ligament injury and Ronan Coughlan is doubtful as he undergoes a late fitness test.

     

    Fordyce, used as a midfielder throughout the season, served as a striker last Saturday against Shamrock Rovers so it means another re-jig for Liam Buckley’s side if Coughlan does not make it but he could yet feature.