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A weekly look at all the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Women's Premier Division action with Breifne Earley & Aaron Clarke. Each week Breifne & Aaron will be joined by players, coaches and personalities from around the country to discuss games, goals and lots more. Breifne Earley was the Head Coach of St. Francis during 2010 including their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign where they secured the first wins of any Irish club in the Champions League era. Aaron has been the leading anal ...
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With the conclusion of the group stages of the Avenir Sports All Island Cup last weekend former Northern Ireland Women's manager Alfie Wylie drops in to discuss the competition, his current role with the SuperCupNI (formerly Milk Cup) and his thoughts on the health of women's football on the Island. Alfie spent 14 years as the manger of Northern Ir…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss Noel King's exit from Dundalk FC and the search for a new manager. There's also a look back on the 1-0 win over Shamrock Rovers courtesy of John Mountney's 91st minute winner and a preview of Friday's trip to face Galway Utd at Eamonn Deacy Park. There's also some exciting news reveal…
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Ahead of the historic meeting of Bohemians and the Palestine Women's National Team tomorrow evening midfielder Sarah McKevitt drops in to chat about the game and how life is going at Dalymount this season after her move from DLR Waves over the winter. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke will also be looking back at last weekend's games including that C…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on a disappointing Louth Derby defeat away to 10 man Drogheda Utd which leaves Noel King's side five points adrift of their local rivals at the bottom of the table. There's also a look ahead to this weekend's trip to face Waterford at the RSC while James catches up with club owner B…
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After their defeat in the Munster derby ended their three game unbeaten streak Cork City manager Danny Murphy will be in the hot-seat this evening as he joins Breifne and Aaron to discuss their impressive league start and how life has been for the club. He'll be discussing their in's and out's in the dressing room, the problems with the pitch at Tu…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's first victory of the season against Bohemians and the winning start for new boss Noel King. There's also a look ahead to this weekend's crunch double header at home to Shelbourne at Oriel Park on Friday night and away to Drogheda Utd on Monday. All that, and more, on th…
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This week we're chatting to Phil Trill, manager of the early pace setters Galway United. In just their second season since they replaced Galway WFC they have been the team to beat with six wins in all competitions before last week's scoreless draw at Peamount United. Phil will be chatting about his side's campaign to add that league title to their …
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This week Northern Ireland international Casey Howe drops in to talk about her international competitive debut, scoring worldies and her breathtaking start to the season. She'll be discussing bagging a brace on her return to Glentoran where she scored a bakers dozen of goal in her 27 appearances for the club in 2021 & 22 before her move to the Leag…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss the appointment of Noel King as the new Dundalk FC manager and the fall-out of it leaking last Friday night in the walk of the side's 1-1 draw away to Sligo Rovers. The lads also look back on that game and ahead to this Friday's visit of Bohemians to Oriel Park. All that, and more, in…
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This week’s guest, former Treaty United manager Alban Hysa, will discuss life after his time in Limerick along with sharing his thoughts on the Women’s Premier Division season so far. He joins hosts Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke on this week’s episode of the LOIWomen’s podcast on FinalWhistle.ie. After an extended International break the lads are…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on another weekend without a Dundalk goal following a scoreless draw at home to St Patrick's Athletic on Friday followed by a 1-0 loss away to Bohemians on Monday. There's also a look ahead to the trip to The Showgrounds this Friday to face Sligo Rovers and an update on where the ma…
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In this week’s episode of The Press Box, Craig and James are joined by LOI Central’s Johnny Ward to discuss Stephen O’Donnell’s dismissal as Dundalk FC manager. The lads discuss whether it was the right call, where it went wrong for the 38-year-old and whether the club can lift themselves off the bottom following his departure - starting with this …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect back on the 2-1 defeat to Shelbourne on Good Friday and the scoreless draw with Drogheda Utd on Easter Monday. With just three points from the first seven games, the lads debate whether relegation is possible, Stephen O'Donnell's future and where the first win is coming from? There's …
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This week's guest, midfielder Eve Conheady of DLR Waves, shares insights on her journey from Peamount United to Athlone and moving back to the capital, along with discussing the Waves start to the season. Join hosts Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke on this week's episode of the LOIWomen's podcast on FinalWhistle.ie. Tune in as we delve into DLR Wave…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James react to Dundalk's 2-0 Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final defeat against St Mochta's on Tuesday night which proved yet another setback for Stephen O'Donnell as his team were outplayed on the night by the Leinster Senior League side. Despite a first clean sheet last Friday against Waterford, th…
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This week, we’re thrilled to welcome Eoin Wearen, the newly appointed manager of Shelbourne Women’s team, fresh from their victory over Peamount United. Join us for an insightful episode of the LOIWomen Soccer podcast, hosted by Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke, streaming live on FinalWhistle.ie tonight at 8pm. We’ll dive into Eoin’s journey from Ga…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss the appointment of Peter Halpin as Dundalk's new Chief Executive Officer and the announcement of two new investors in the club. There's a discussion on where things are at off the field and how a united front is needed to help the club move forward. There's also a look back at the def…
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This week, we’re thrilled to have Leah Kelly,a trailblazer for Sligo Rovers Women’s team, joining us. Leah holds the honor of being the first women’s senior player to reach 50 appearances for the Bit O’Red. She’ll be sharing her thoughts on the team’s new manager, Tommy Hewitt, the latest squad additions, and their scoreless draw against Shelbourne…
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In the latest episode of the Women's Soccer podcast on FinalWhistle.ie, hosts Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke sit down with new Treaty United's Women's Manager Dominic Foley and Sean McCabe, Head of Climate Justice & Sustainability at Bohemians. First up is Dominic Foley, the new Women's Manager at Treaty United. Foley, a former 6 time Irish Intern…
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We’re back for another season with the LOI Women’s season starting with the President’s Cup this weekend. Champions Peamount United play Athlone Town in the midlands and we’ll be joined by Chloe Moloney and Madie Gibson from each side to preview the clash. Show live at 7:30pm on Wednesday. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke will also preview the seaso…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's 2-0 defeat at home to Galway Utd and ahead to this weekend's double header away to Bohemians in Dalymount Park on Friday night and against Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park on Monday. There's also a debate over flares in the League of Ireland, Martin Connolly's exit from the c…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's draw away to champions Shamrock Rovers and give their first impressions on the new recruits who helped Stephen O'Donnell's side to a good opening day point in Tallaght. There's also a look ahead to this Friday's first home league match of 2024 against First Division cha…
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The Press Box returns for a fourth season with Craig and James reflecting on the changes on and off the field at Dundalk FC over the winter months. The guys discuss the club's prospects for the year ahead, field your questions and give their verdict on the new League of Ireland season. All that, and more, in this week's podcast.…
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As the domestic season draws to a close, we take a look back at the FAI Women's Cup Final where it took penalties to separate Athlone Town and Shelbourne in a showpiece that had everything from tension and excitement to the agony and joy of the spotkicks. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke (The WNL Show) discuss the movements on and off the field as J…
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With Peamount United lifting the LOI Women's League trophy on Saturday evening in front of a record crowd for the club this week's show reflects on the highs and lows of the league season ahead of the FAI Cup Final on Sunday. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke (The WNL Show) look back over a historic year for Women's Football both domestically and int…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect on the season just gone after Dundalk just missed out on a fourth placed finish despite a 5-1 win away to UCD on the final day. With uncertainty over the ownership of the club, the lads discuss where things go from here. There's also many listener questions answered. All that, and mor…
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This week we look back at Ireland's double victory over Albania which secured top spot in Group A for the Republic of Ireland. Former Ireland international Meabh de Burca looks back over the two games against the minnows including the unexpected delays due to the weather issues on Tuesday evening. The 55 times capped Galway defender Meabh will also…
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On this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss another hectic week at Dundalk FC with Friday's 2-0 win over Bohs including an outburst from head coach Stephen O'Donnell about "negativity" around the club and news of Patrick Hoban's potential departure from Oriel Park despite having a year remaining on his deal. There's also a look…
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Ahead of the International window and the double header against Albania we look at the Ireland squad with the return of Megan Campbell, Sinead Farrelly, Sophie Whitehouse and Erin McLaughlin to the Irish ranks. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke also take a look back at the weekend's action as Shamrock Rovers left it late to rescue a point in Wexford …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss Dundalk's 2-0 win away to Sligo Rovers and the potential unexpected route it has opened to Europe next season. There's also a discussion over where the club goes over the off season and if a new ownership is on the way. All that, and more, in this week's podcast.…
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After their title winning outing in Wexford last weekend Peamount United boss James O'Callaghan joins us for a deep dive into their season, from losing a large contingent of their high profile players last winter, being written off by most followers of the league and the media to sealing the league title with games to spare. James opens up to Breif…
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This week the new CEO of Treaty United, Ciara McCormack drops in to discuss the new Canadian investment into Treaty United and the appointment of Ciara to her new role within the club. She'll be chatting to Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke about how the move came about, her own career with Ireland and how she blew the whistle on corruption and abuse…
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After a weather enforced postponement of the majority of games we'll be chatting about Sligo Rover's impressive dismissal of Bohemians on Saturday and the rescheduling of a number of fixtures over the coming weeks. Sligo Rovers smashed four past Bohemians and Shelbourne breezed past DLR Waves in the only two games that survived the weather. We'll a…
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After Ireland's 100% winning start to the UEFA Women's Nations League with wins over Northern Ireland and Hungary we look back at a new beginning for the Women's National Team post World Cup. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke (The WNL Show) discuss this new look Ireland side and the prospects both on the field and in the dugout over the coming months…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on a mixed weekend for Dundalk FC which saw the side lose 3-1 away to St Patrick's Athletic on Friday night before responding with a convincing 5-0 win at home to Cork City on Monday. As well as hearing from Stephen O'Donnell, there's a look ahead to the Louth Derby fixture with Dro…
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After a record setting outing in the Aviva Stadium, the Republic of Ireland got their Nations League campaign up and running with a solid 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland with the return of Player of the Match, Tyler Toland, and debutant Caitlin Hayes taking the headlines. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke discuss the game, the discussion both on an…
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It's another week packed full of drama on and off the pitch as an explosive interview on the Vera Pauw era with Irish international Diane Caldwell blows up across the country, Sligo pull off a cup shock with a Boh's sized scalp to set up a Semi Final date with Athlone Town while Ireland prepare for 37,000 people to watch their clash with Northern I…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on a humiliating 4-0 loss to Galway Utd in the FAI Cup quarter-finals and ask where it ranks amongst the club's worst Cup defeats. There's debate over the management, the players, recruitment and the ownership while we also get your views on the situation at Oriel Park. All that, an…
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It's the return of the FAI Women's Cup this weekend as season defining clashes take shape with the last hope of silverware for some clubs on the weekend's fixture list. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke (The WNL Show) will look back at the weekend's action where table toppers Peamount United put five past Cork City on what looks like an inevitable pr…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James are joined by well known Galway Utd supporter Johnny Ward from the LOI Central podcast to discuss Friday's FAI Cup quarter-final tie between the two sides at Eamonn Deacy Park. There's also a chat with Greenore native and Galway captain Conor McCormack ahead of the big game. All that, and mor…
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After another Peamount United win they look destined to lift the League title this season. Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne haven't given up their challenge but time is running out with just a half dozen games left for Rovers. Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke also chat about Shelbourne's departure from the Champions League at the first Glasgow City si…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect on Dundalk's 3-1 defeat to Derry City and get the views of supporters on whether it was, as said by Stephen O'Donnell, the best performance of his tenure. They also give their views on the season to date and how the club is going on and off the field. All that, and more, in this week'…
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After the FAI's decision last night to not renew Vera Pauw's contract as Head Coach of the Women's National Team Breifne Earley and Aaron Clarke will discuss what next for the women's side and the FAI. They'll be chatting about the buildup and the background to why this has been possibly the least surprising decision from Abbotstown in recent years…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's 1-0 defeat away to Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium and ahead to this Friday's visit of Derry City to Oriel Park. There's also a discussion on the side's away form and scoring issues on the road, as well as a debate on juvenile ticket prices in the league. All that, …
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