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CC Canadian Championship 2022

Schedule

Schedule compiled from Schedules in Major League Soccer and Canadian Premier League websites. Please visit the MLS and CPL websites for the Official Schedules at: [References: 2-4]

Round by Round Recap

Round 1

In the Western half of the draw York United eliminated Atletico Ottawa 8-7 and Cavalry FC defeated FC Edmonton 2-1 in two all CPL matches, while Vancouver Whitecaps FC of the MLS disposed of Valour FC Winnipeg of the Canadian Premier League 2-0. The Eastern half of the draw saw Guelph United – the Provincial Champions of Ontario – lose 0-2 at home to Halifax’s HFX Wanderers FC; and Forge FC Hamilton defeat Mont-Royal Outremont – the Quebec Provincial Champions – by two goals to nil.

Quarter-Finals (24-26 May 2022)

It was as expected in the Canadian Championship Quarter-Finals for 2022 as all three Major League Soccer clubs reached the Semi-Finals. CF Montréal defeated Forge FC of Hamilton 3-0, Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 6-4 at Cavalry FC of Calgary and Toronto FC won 2-1 at HFX Wanderers in their trip to Nova Scotia. York United joined the major three in the Semi-Finals with a 6-5 win at Pacific FC of Victoria on Vancouver Island. [References: 2-4]

Stock Canadian Soccer Photo

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Photo by Yahye Abdi on Pexels.com

About the Canadian Championship 2022

The Canadian Championship (CC) is the Major Premier Knockout (Elimination) Cup in Canadian Soccer, which in 2022 featured the three Major League Soccer (MLS – the top Continental League in USA and Canada) teams – Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CF Montreal, and Toronto FC; the eight Canadian Premier League (CPL – the top League in Canada) – Pacific FC Victoria, Cavalry FC Calgary, FC Edmonton, Valour FC Winnipeg, York United FC, Forge FC Hamiltion, Atletico Ottawa and HFX Wanderers FC; plus the top two Provincial League Champions from 2021: Guelph United (Ontario) and Mont-Royal Outremont (Quebec).

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] Sportslogos.net (2020) MLS Primary Logo 2015- [Internet] Available from: http://8653__major_league_soccer-primary-2015 [Accessed 5 May 2021]

WEBSITES

[2] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule May 9-May 15 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=canadian-championship&club=all&date=2022-05-09 [Accessed 12 May 2022]

[3] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule May 23-May 29 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=canadian-championship&club=all&date=2022-05-23  [Accessed 12 May 2022]

[4] CPL (2022) Canadian Championship 2022 Schedule [Internet] Available from:  https://canpl.ca/schedule/2022CC [Accessed 26 May 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tom Gallagher and Jason Caldwell.

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FLD1 Football League Division One 1980-81

Final League Table

FLD1 Football League Division One 1980-81

PosTeamPWDLFAPts
1Aston Villa FC (C)422688724060
2Ipswich Town4223109774356
3Arsenal FC421958614553
4West Bromwich Albion42201210604252
5Liverpool FC4217178624251
6Southampton42201012765650
7Nottingham Forest42191211624450
8Manchester United FC4215189513648
9Leeds United4217105394744
10Tottenham Hotspur42141513706843
11Stoke City42121812516042
12Manchester City42141117565939
13Birmingham City42131217506138
14Middlesbrough4216521536137
15Everton FC421310195555836
16Coventry City42131019486836
17Sunderland4214721525335
18Wolverhampton Wanderers4213920435535
19Brighton & Hove Albion FC4214721546735
20Norwich City (R)4213722497333
21Leicester City (R)4213623406732
22Crystal Palace (R)426729478321

Table Compiled from Table in Aston Villa FC Matchday Programme For more details please see [References: 1]

Republic of Ireland and Ireland Players Football League D1 1980-81

FLD1 Football League Division One Irish Players 1980-81

#PlayerTeamPositionGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed CardsAppearances
Eamonn DeacyAston Villa FC00005

Ireland Players list compiled from Aston Villa FC Matchday Programmes in [References: 1-2]

Report

Republic of Ireland’s Eamonn Deacy played five games for Aston Villa FC in their first Football League Championship winning season in 71 years in 1980-81 [References: 1-2]. Deacy would later also be honoured by Galway United FC who named their ground after the Republic of Ireland player who made his debut for Ireland in 1982 and played four games for the Republic of Ireland in total. [References: 3]

Aston Villa News & Record – Official Matchday Magazine (1981) “Statistics” Aston Villa v Notts County – League Division One – Saturday 29th August 1981. pg. 17 [Programme Photographed by Enda Mulcahy]

References

[1] Aston Villa News & Record – Official Matchday Magazine (1981) “Statistics” Aston Villa v Notts County – League Division One – Saturday 29th August 1981. pg. 17

[2] Aston Villa News & Record – Official Matchday Magazine (1981) “For the Record” Aston Villa v Middlesbrough – League Division One – Saturday 25th April 1981. pg. 17

[3] John Anderson (2013) International Appearances 1872-2013 – Republic of Ireland. Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2013-14 pg. 943. Headline Publishing Group. London, England.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Nora Mulcahy, Richard Mulcahy, Dervla Mulcahy, Conor Connoly-Mulcahy, Dara Connoly-Mulcahy, Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy.

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Last Updated: 30 April 2022

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Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible

CFU Caribbean Cup Final Round 2007

CFU Caribbean Football Union Logo [References: 1]

Final Tables

CFU Caribbean Cup Sydney Joseph Group 2007

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1*Trinidad & Tobago32109367
2*Haïti32014316
3Martinique310248-43
4Barbados301236-31

CFU Caribbean Cup Bobby Sookram Group 2007

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1*Guadeloupe32016516
2*Cuba31112204
3Guyana311145-14
4St. Vincent & the Grenadines31022203

*Qualify for Semi-Finals. Tables Calculated Automatically from Results. Please see Results in [References: 2] Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Knockout Rounds

CFU Caribbean Cup Knockout Rounds 2007

Match Day Semi-Finals
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Match Day Final
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Match Day 3rd Place Playoff
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Results taken from Results in [References: 2] Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Group Stage Results

Results taken from Results in [References: 2]. Please buy World Soccer for more information.

Qualify for CONCACAF Nations Gold Cup 2007 in USA: Haïti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and Guadeloupe. [References: 2]

Recap

Barbados, whose population are partly descended from Irish captives sold into slavery during Oilver Cromwell’s invasion of Ireland [References: 4], did very well in their opening Group match in the CFU Caribbean Cup Final Round in Trinidad, by drawing with Caribbean power and hosts Trinidad & Tobago 1-1. Barbados had less luck in their subsequent matches, losingb 0-2 to Haïti three days later and 2-3 to Martinique in their final match. The Sydney Joseph Group was the stronger of the two groups in the Final Round, with both traditional Caribbean powers, Trinidad & Tobago and Haïti going on to meet in the Final, which Haïti won 2-1. Martinique would also be a very strong team in Caribbean football. The other group, the Bobby Sookram Group featured Guadeloupe and Cuba, who qualified for the Semi-Finals ahead of Guyana and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. [References: 2]. In addition to the make-up of Barbados’ population thew Roman Catholic Cathedral in Barbados in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. [References: 3]. The Tournament doubled as the qualifying round for the CONCACAF Nations Gold Cup 2007, to be held in USA. [References: 2]

Stock Photo of Trinidad from the Air showing Stadium

Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible
Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. Contributor: shipfactory Reference: [3]

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] IMS Soccer News (1992) 200px-Caribbean_Football_Union [Internet] Available from:  https://www.insidemnsoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/200px-Caribbean_Football_Union.jpg [Accessed 8 October 2020]

NEWSPAPERS

[2] Gavin Hamilton, Ed. (1992) “Results March 2007” World Soccer. March 2007. pg. 76-77. IPC Country & Leisure Magazines. London.

[3] Go Barbados (2022) St. Patrick’s  Roman Catholic Cathedral [Internet] Available from: https://barbados.org/churches/stpatrick.htm#.YlKtYpHMI2w [Accessed 10 April 2022]

[4] Irish America (2022) The Irish of Barbados [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishamerica.com/2015/10/the-irish-of-barbados-photos/#:~:text=Captain%20West%20was%20instructed%20to%20return%20to%20London,sold%20in%20Barbados%20for%20between%20%C2%A310%20and%20%C2%A335. [Accessed 10 April 2022]

IMAGE REFERENCES

[5] Contributor: shipfactory (2022) Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago Item ID: 347457122. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/aerial-view-cityscape-against-cloudy-sky-347457122 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Costello (Gateway).

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New Mexico Fan

USL United Soccer League Championship 2022

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Players 2022

USL United Soccer League Championship Ireland Players List 2022

#PlayerTeamPositionGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed CardsAppearances
4Lee DesmondSacramento Republic FCDefender00102
5Dan CaseySacramento Republic FCDefender00102
5Stephen CarrollDetroit City FCDefender00002
6Richie RyanEl Paso Locomotive FCMidfielder00103
6Aaron MolloyMemphis 901 FCMidfielder10001
11Niall McCabeLouisville City FCMidfielder00000
50Niall LogueMemphis 901 FCDefender00102

Compiled from Player Stats and Rosters on USL Championship website. For Official Player Stats and Rosters please visit League and Team Pages at: [References: 2-12]

Standings

USL United Soccer League Championship Eastern Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Louisville City FC431061510
2Tampa Bay Rowdies42207258
3Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC32106247
4Loudoun United FC32104047
5FC Tulsa42025416
6Memphis 901 FC320134-16
7Detroit City FC31112204
7The Miami FC31112204
9Atlanta United 2410346-23
10Charleston Battery310225-33
11New York Red Bulls II410317-63
12Hartford Athletic201123-11
13Indy Eleven301214-31
14Birmingham Legion FC301226-41

USL United Soccer League Championship Western Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC33005149
2San Diego Loyal SC43017439
3San Antonio FC33005239
4New Mexico United42207438
5Sacramento Republic FC32015416
6Las Vegas Lights FC420278-16
7Orange County SC31114404
8Phoenix Rising FC31027703
9LA Galaxy II310234-13
10Monterey Bay FC310257-23
11Rio Grande Valley FC410335-23
12Oakland Roots SC401358-31
13El Paso Locomotive FC3003610-40

Reference: [1]

Schedule March 2022

USL United Soccer League Championship March 2022

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Reference: [2]

Week 1 Recap (12 March-13 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s Dan Casey and Richie Ryan were both yellow-carded in this ill-tempered match in Northern California. Casey was yellow-carded after eigth minutes and Ryan was yellow-carded four minutes into time added on in the first half as El Paso Locomotive gave up a goal to Rodrigo Lopez which cancelled their earlier strike by Sonupe. Martinez (84′) and Keko (90-+1′) scored two late goals to give Sacramento Republic the win. Ryan was one one of three El Paso players yellow-carded in the incident just before halftime and there were a total of seven yellow cards handed out during the match, four of them in the first half to El Paso. Lee Desmond also made an appearance for Sacramento [Reference: 2 – see Sacramento Republic v El Paso Locomotive match details]

In other games Niall Logue was yellow-carded after 39 minutes but played the full 90 minutes for Memphis 901 FC as they lost 0-3 at home to Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Stephen Carroll also played the full 90 minutes in defense for Detroit City FC as they lost 0-1 at San Antonio FC. [References: 2-12]

Week 2 Recap (19 March-20 March 2022)

Aaron Molloy gave Memphis 901FC the lead after 13 minutes in their game at AutoZone Park versus Oakland Roots FC. Memphis 901FC went 2-0 up before halftime, and although Oakland Roots FC pulled one back in the 81st minute, Memphis 901FC held on in an ill-tempered game which saw three yellow cards for Memphis 901 FC and four yellow cards for Oakland Roots FC [References: 2]

Ireland’s Stephen Carroll played the full 90 minutes in Detroit City’s 1-0 win versus Charleston Battery [References: 3-4]  

Another of Ireland’s USL Championship trailblazers Richie Ryan came on as a substitute after 65 minutes in El Paso Locomotive’s 1-2 loss at home in Southwest University Park as the West Texas team went down to Southwest rivals New Mexico United in an ill-tempered match that saw five yellow cards handed out to El Paso and four to New Mexico.  [References: 2, 5-6]

Dan Casey and Lee Desmond, two more of the Republic of Ireland’s contingent in the USL Championship played the full 90 minutes in Sacramento Republic’s 0-2 loss at Torero Stadium in San Diego versus the San Diego Loyal SC. Desmond was yellow carded after 39 minutes, one of four Sacramento Republic FC players yellow-carded along with three San Diego Loyal SC players in this Californian derby game. [References: 2, 9-10]

Richie Ryan played his second game in five days for El Paso Locomotive FC in a Thursday evening match-up with Las Vegas Lights FC, this time playing the full 90 minutes in a game that saw 9 goals – four for the home team El Paso Locomotive FC and five for the visiting Las Vegas Lights. If that was not enough drama and excitement for the fans of these Southwest derby match teams, there were also 9 cards handed out – four yellow for each team and one red for Las Vegas. [References: 2, 5-6]

About USL Championship 2022 – Republic of Ireland Players

Seven Republic of Ireland players are signed to USL Championship teams in 2022 – Richie Ryan (El Paso Locomotive FC), Niall Logue (Memphis 901 FC), Dan Casey (Sacramento Republic FC), and Niall McCabe (Louiville City FC) return from 2021, while Stephen Carroll (Detroit City FC) makes his debut for Detroit City FC; Lee Desmond joins Casey at Sacramento Republic FC and Aaron Molloy joins Logue at Memphis 901 FC. Rob Kiernan has moved on from Orange County SC and Jordan Doherty from Tampa Bay Rowdies. [Reference: 3-12]

Fan Stock Image

redhead fan boy with new mexico state flag painted on his face. Item ID: 388257805 Contributor esfera [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/redhead-fan-boy-new-mexico-state-388257805 [Accessed 14 March 2022][Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / eirball.football subsite]

REFERENCES

[1] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Standings 2022 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-standings [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

[2] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from:   https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-schedule [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

Player References

[3] USL Championship (2022) Detroit City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-roster [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[4] USL Championship (2022)  Detroit City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[5] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[6] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[7] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[8] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-player-stats  [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[9] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[10] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[11] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[12] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Niall Brennan, Gareth Quigley.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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MLS 2021-04-07 FC Dallas v Austin FC

MLS Major League Soccer 2022

Conference Standings 2022

MLS Eastern Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Philadelphia Union8521125717
2New York Red Bulls8422136714
3Orlando City94231010014
4Atlanta United83231011-111
5Toronto FC83231517-211
6CF Montréal83231417-311
7New York City FC73131610610
8Chicago Fire FC824255010
9Charlotte FC9315811-310
10Inter Miami CF8314916-710
11Columbus Crew823310919
12D.C. United7304101009
13New England Revolution82151216-47
14FC Cincinnati8215916-77

MLS Western Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Los Angeles Football Club86111981119
2Austin FC85212071317
3LA Galaxy8512106416
4FC Dallas8431125715
5Minnesota United8422116514
6Real Salt Lake9342913-413
7Houston Dynamo FC8332119212
8Nashville SC832389-111
9Portland Timbers92521013-311
10Colorado Rapids8233911-29
11Seattle Sounders FC7214911-27
12Sporting Kansas City9216614-87
13San Jose Earthquakes81341520-56
14Vancouver Whitecaps FC8116617-114

Reference: [8]

Schedule February/March 2022

MLS Major League Soccer February/March 2022

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Reference: [9-13] See Below February/March Weekly Recaps for April 2022 Schedule and Recaps

Week 1 Recap (25-28 February 2022)

Jon Gallagher, a native of Dundalk, Ireland, was on the subs bench for Austin FC’s 5-0 defeat of FC Cincinnati to open the 2022 MLS season. The other two Republic of Ireland players on MLS rosters, Derrick Wiiliams of LA Galaxy and Jake Mulraney of Atlanta United did not feature. Reference: [2-9]

Week 2 Recap (5-7 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s John Gallagher came on as a substitute, playing 13 minutes in Austin FC’s 5-1 victory over Inter Miami CF, a huge win for the second week running, which meant the Texas Capital’s amazing start to the season continued. Another Republic of Ireland player, Derrick Williams, although born in Germany moved to Waterford as a child where he made a name for himself at AFC Tramore, securing a contract with Aston Villa FC of the English Premier League in 2009. After spells at Bristol City (2013 to 2016) and Blackburn Rovers (2016 to 2021) before signing for LA Galaxy in March 2021, just before the MLS season started. He earned his first cap for Republic of Ireland versus France in 2018. Williams came on as a substitute with four minutes remaining in LA Galaxy’s 1-0 at Charlotte FC. References: [2-10]

Week 3 Recap (12-13 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with seven minutes to go in Atlanta United’s home game versus Southern rivals Charlotte FC, and made an immediate impact, the super-sub making two attempts on goal, one of which went in as Atlanta United won 2-1 to go fifth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind leaders Columbus Crew. J Martinez had put Atlanta United ahead from the Penalty spot after 60 minutes only for Charlotte FC to reply through A Armour 60 minutes later. Jake Mulraney’s introduction after 83 minutes for R Hernandez proved vital as he scored after six minutes of time added on to win the game for Atlanta United. Mulraney received a long ball out on the right wing, cut inside the Charlotte FC defender just inside the box and let fly, not even looking as the ball deflected of a Charlotte FC defender leaving the goalkeeper looking on helpless. [References: 2-7a, 14]

Another Irish player Jon Gallagher came on as a substitute for Austin FC as the Texans lost 0-1 at Portland Timbers for their first loss of the season, and Derrick Williams was an unused substitute in LA Galaxy’s 2-3 loss at Seattle Sounders. [References: 2-7a]

Week 4 Recap (19-21 March 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute at halftime in Atlanta United’s 3-3 draw versus CF Montréal, a result which left Atlanta United in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Jon Gallagher came on with 8 minutes remaining in Austin FC’s 0-0 draw with Seattle Sounders FC which left the Texans in fourth place in the Western Conference. Ireland’s Derrick Williams was an unused substitute in LA Galaxy’s 0-1 loss to Orlando City SC, which left LA Galaxy in seventh place in the Western Conference. [References: 2-7A]

Philadelphia Union led the Eastern Conference on 10 points after four games, and Los Angeles Football Club and Real Salt Lake were also on 10 points at the top of the Western Conference.

Schedule April 2022

Major League Soccer April 2022

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Week 6 Recap (2-3 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney started in Atlanta United’s 1-0 at D.C. United. Mulraney was substituted after 74 minutes. [References: 2-3] Another of Ireland’s contingent in USA Jon Gallagher came on as a substiute with 10 minutes to go in Austin FC’s 2-2 draw at San Jose Earthquakes [References: 4-5]. Derrick Williams of Ireland played the full 90 minutes, helping LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win at Portland Timbers [References: 7-7a]

Week 7 Recap (9-11 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with half an hour to go as Atlanta United lost 0-1 at Southeast rivals Charlotte FC in North Carolina. [References: 2-3]. Ireland’s Jon Gallagher came on with 29 minutes remaining as Austin FC won 1-0 at home to Minnesota United to maintain their challenge for the Western Conference Regular Season Championship. [References: 4-5]. Ireland’s Derrick Williams got one shot on goal, and was later substituted off after 76 minutes after starting in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win at home to Los Angeles FC in the Southern California derby. [References: 7-7a]

Week 8 Recap (16-17 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with one minute remaining as Atlanta United drew 0-0 versus FC Cincinnati [References: 2-3]. Jon Gallagher of Ireland started versus D.C. United in Austin FC’s 3-2 win at the Nation’s Capital, and was substituted after 56 minutes. [References: 4-5] Ireland’s Derrick Williams had one shot on target and played the full 90 minutes in LA Galaxy’s 0-0 draw at Chicago Fire FC [References: 7-7a]

Week 9 Recap (23-24 April 2022)

Ireland’s Jake Mulraney came on as a substitute with 14 minutes remaining as Atlanta United went down 1-2 at Inter Miami, leaving Atlanta United in fourth sport in the Eastern Conference standings. [References: 2-3]. Ireland’s Jon Gallagher started in Austin FC’s 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Austin FC moved into second in the MLS Western Conference table behind Los Angeles FC. Gallagher was substituted after 70 minutes. [References: 4-5] Ireland’s Derrick Williams had an assist in LA Galaxy’s goal in their 1-0 victory over Nashville FC as Williams played the full 90 minutes and LA Galaxy moved into third place in the Western Conference. [References: 7-7a]

Republic of Ireland Players 2022

MLS Major League Soccer Ireland Players 2022

#PlayerTeamPositionDate of BirthGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed CardsHeightWeightAppearances
3Derrick WilliamsLA GalaxyDefenderJanuary 17, 199301005'111655
17Jon GallagherAustin FCDefenderFebruary 23, 199600005'091597
23Jake MulraneyAtlanta UnitedMidfielderApril 5, 199610005'081416

Reference: [2-7A]

MLS Footage (2021)

FC Dallas forward Jáder Obrian (7) advances the soccer ball during a MLS preseason match between the Austin FC and FC Dallas, April 07, 2021, at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas. Contributor: Mark Fann Reference: [1]

Image Reference

[1] Contributor: Mark Fann FC Dallas forward Jáder Obrian (7) advances the soccer ball during a MLS preseason match between the Austin FC and FC Dallas, April 07, 2021, at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/fc-dallas-forward-obrian-7-advances-1952841547 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

REFERENCES

Logo References

[] Sportslogos.net (2020) MLS Primary Logo 2015- [Internet] Available from: http://8653__major_league_soccer-primary-2015 [Accessed 5 May 2021]

Player References

[2] MLS (2021) Jake Mulraney [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jake-mulraney/ [Accessed 5 May 2021]

[3] MLS (2021) Jake Mulraney Match Log [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jake-mulraney/match-log/ [Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[4] MLS (2022) Jon Gallagher [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jon-gallagher/ [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[5] MLS (2022) Jon Gallagher Match Log [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jon-gallagher/match-log/ [Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[6] MLS (2022) Derrick Williams [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/derrick-williams/ [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[7] MLS (2022) Derrick Williams Match Log [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/derrick-williams/match-log/ [Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[7a] FAI (2022) Derrick Williams [Internet] Available from: https://www.fai.ie/ireland/player/250012722 [Accessed 7 March 2022]

Matchday REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[2] MLS (2022) MLS Standings [2022] [Internet] Available from:  https://www.mlssoccer.com/standings/2022/conference#season=2022&live=true [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[9] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule February 21-27 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-02-21 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

[10] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule February 28-March 6 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-02-28  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 7 March 2022]

[11] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 7-13 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-07  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

[12] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 14-20 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-14  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[13] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 21-27 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-21  [Accessed 3 March 2022][Last Accessed 24 March 2022]

[14] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule March 28-April 3 2022 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-03-28 [Accessed 18 April 2022]

[15] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule April 4-10 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-04-04 [Accessed 18 April 2022]

[16] MLS (2022) MLS Schedule April 11-17 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores#competition=all&club=all&date=2022-04-11 [Accessed 18 April 2022]

Match Recaps

[7] MLS (2022) Atlanta United v Charlotte FC 2022-03-13 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/competitions/mls-regular-season/2022/matches/atlvsclt-03-13-2022/ [Accessed 14 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tom Gallagher and Jason Caldwell.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 April 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

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Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible

Soccer Bowl International Tournament 1989

Results

Soccer Bowl 1989

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)

(Semi-Finals)

Match Day Soccer Bowl 1989
(Soccer Bowl 1989)

Match Day 3rd Place Playoff
(3rd Place Playoff)

Recap

A League of Ireland XI travelled to Trinidad in the Caribbean to play in the Soccer Bowl 1989 International Tournament. Having beaten Ecuador (presumably on penalties) after a 1-1 draw in the Semi-Finals, the League of Ireland XI lost to hosts Trinidad & Tobago 1-0 in the Final. Peru finished third defeating Ecuador 2-1 in the Third Place Playoff. Reference: [1-2]. The Quality of opposition for the League of Ireland squad was undeniable with Ecuador and Peru, both South American countries, always strong, and Trinidad & Tobago at the time in line for a 1990 World Cup Finals berth (they would eventually lose out on the last day of Qualifying to USA). Reference: [3-4]

About the Soccer Bowl

The Soccer Bowl 1989 International Tournament was a preseason International Tournament held in Trinidad & Tobago that took its name from the Championship Game of the by then defunct North American Soccer League (1977-1985) Championship Game, also called Soccer Bowl, like Super Bowl in American Football (NFL).

Aerial View of Trinidad with Stadium Visible

Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. Contributor: shipfactory Reference: [3]

Image References

[3] Contributor: shipfactory (2022) Aerial view of cityscape against cloudy sky, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago Item ID: 347457122. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/aerial-view-cityscape-against-cloudy-sky-347457122 [Accessed 28 February 2022]

Results References

[1] Anon. / Kier Radnedge (ed.) (1989) “Results” World Soccer. September 1989. Volume 30 Number 1. pg. 55. IPC Magazines, London, England, UK.

[2] Guy Oliver (1989) “Peru” Guinness Record of World Soccer. p. 674. Guinness Publishing, Middlesex, England, UK.

[3] Guy Oliver (1989) “The Fourteenth World Cup” Guinness Record of World Soccer. p. 57-58. Guinness Publishing, Middlesex, England, UK.

[4] Anon. / Kier Radnedge (ed.) (1989) “World Cup Results and Tables” World Soccer. January 1990. Volume 30 Number 4. pg. 59. IPC Magazines, London, England, UK.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jason Caldwell.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 28 February 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Rory Feely at League of Ireland Premier Division match Cork City FC v Waterford FC September 2nd 2019

SSE Airtricity League First Division 2022

Featured Image Credit: September 2nd, 2019, Cork, Ireland – Rory Feely at the League of Ireland Premier Division match: Cork City FC vs Waterford FC By D. Ribeiro / shutterstock.com [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/september-2nd-2019-cork-ireland-rory-1496041646 [Accessed 2 June 2021]

Table

FAI SSE Airtricity League First Division 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cork City1612313582739
2Galway United16122232112138
3Waterford16102435161932
4Longford Town178542218429
5Treaty United174851924-520
6Wexford FC164481929-1016
7Bray Wanderers163761424-1016
8Cobh Ramblers FC1623111939-209
9Athlone Town1602141339-262

Matches February 2022 (Series 1-2)

Recap Series 1 (18 Feb-19 Feb 2022)

Three big away wins on opening night in the 2022 SSE Airtricity League First Division saw Treaty United travel to Ferrycarrig Park and come away with a 5-1 win at Wexford FC; Cork City won 6-0 at the Carlisle Grounds versus Bray Wanderers and Waterford travelled to Athlone Town Stadium and defeated the hosts 5-2. The Saturday Night game between Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers FC was postponed. Reference: [1-2]

Recap Series 2 (25 Feb-26 Feb 2022)

Waterford maintained their 100% record with a 1-0 defeat of Bray Wanderers, the Wicklow team losing their second in a row. Galway United got their season off to a good start with a 1-0 win at Cork City, the hosts losing for the first time this season, and Wexford FC made a big improvement on their first game when winning 3-2 at Cobh Ramblers FC in the Cork side’s first game following the posptonement of the game way to Longford Town on the 18th. Waterford’s six points left them the early pacesetters. Reference: 1-2]

Matches March 2022 (Series 3-7)

Series 3 Recap (4 March-5 March 2022)

South East rivals Waterford and Wexford FC set the pace after Series 3 in the SSE Airtricity First Division, with Waterford remaining top despite dropping their first points of the season in a 2-2 draw at Eamonn Deacy Park versus hosts Galway United. Wexford FC won 2-1 at Ferrycarrig Park to move second after the defeat of Athlone Town, who were still pointless. Galway United were fifth following the result, with two more Munster teams (Cork City and Treaty United) in third and fourth respectively, after both drew 0-0 away to Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers respectively. The game at Bishopsgate was Longford’s first of the season, moving them up to sixth, with Cobh in seventh. Bray Wanderers remained bottom after the series having not played at the weekend. Reference: [1-2]

Series 4 Recap (11-12 March 2022)

With Treaty United FC v Longford Town FC postponed, leaving the teams on just two games and one game played respectively, there were just three games played in Series 4 in the First Division, and those games all saw a win for teams in the top three – Waterford FC defeated Wexford FC 2-1 in a South East derby to remain top, and with Wexford FC losing Cork City FC and Galway United were able to leap-frog them into second and third with wins over Cobh Ramblers FC and Bray Wanderers FC. Cork would be especially happy with a victory in their Leeside derby with Cobh. Reference: [1-2]

Series 5-6 Recap (14 March and 18 March 2022)

Cork City FC and Galway United FC moved top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division with two wins each over the course of St. Patrick’s Festival week. Cork City were in pole position with wins over Waterford FC (2-0) and Treaty United FC (4-0). Treaty United also lost at Galway United (1-2) with the Connacht team winning at Athlone Town, also by a 2-1 scoreline, in what were two important victories for the Eamonn Deacy Park team against Shannon rivals. The loss to Cork in an all-Munster tie was Waterford FC’s first of the season, and the South East team slipped to third. Wexford FC had a big 0-3 reverse at home in Ferrycarrig Park to Longford Town FC, who earned their first win of the season to move sixth. Bray Wanderers got off the bottom rung with wins away to Longford Town (2-1) and Cobh Ramblers (1-0), with the Cork team dropping to second last. Athlone Town remained last with four losses from four games, including a 2-3 loss at home to Cobh. Treaty United were also on four points with Cobh after the losses to Galway and Cork. [Reference: 1-2]

Series 7 Recap (25 March 2022)

Cork City FC took over sole possession of the top spot with a 4-1 defeat of still pointless Athlone Town AFC. Cork’s nearest challengers Galway United FC lost 2-1 away to Longford Town FC which put the midlanders fourth on goal difference with seven points and three games in hand on the leaders. Treaty United FC joined Longford on seven points after a 2-1 victory over Munster rivals Waterford FC, as did both Bray Wanderers FC and Wexford FC after the two South East teams drew 0-0 in the Carlisle Grounds. [References: 1-2]

Matches April 2022 (Series 8-13)

SSE Airtricity League First Division April 2022

Match Day Series 8
(Series 8)

(Series 8)

(Series 8)

(Series 8)

Match Day Rescheduled
(Rescheduled)

Match Day Series 9
(Series 9)

Match Day Series 8
(Series 8)

Match Day Series 9
(Series 9)

(Series 9)

Match Day Rescheduled
(Rescheduled)

Match Day Series 10
(Series 10)

(Series 10)

(Series 10)

(Series 10)

Match Day Series 11
(Series 11)

(Series 11)

(Series 11)

(Series 11)

Match Day Series 12
(Series 12)

(Series 12)

(Series 12)

(Series 12)

Match Day Series 13
(Series 13)

(Series 13)

(Series 13)

(Series 13)

Results taken from SSE Airtricity League website: for Official please visit the SSE Airtricity website at the address in [Results and Tables References: 1-2]

Series 8 Recap (1 April 2022)

Cork City FC moved to 19 points with a 1-0 win at Wexford FC, while Galway United FC remained three points behind in second after a 1-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers FC at Eamonn Deacy Park. Third and fourth-placed Waterford FC and Longford FC cancelled each other out with a 1-1 draw at the Regional Sports Centre, as Waterford slipped to five points behind Galway United FC and Longford Town FC after further three points behind Waterford. Bray Wanderers FC moved up to fifth, with eight points like Longford Town FC as they drew at Athlone Town AFC. Wanderers moved above both Treaty United FC who were not playing and Wexford FC who lost to Cork. Cobh Ramblers remained on four points and Athlone Town AFC’s draw at home to Bray Wanderers FC was their first point of the season. [Results and Tables References: 1-2]

Rescheduled Recap (4 April 2022)

Treaty United FC picked up three points at the expense of Athlone Town AFC, as Athlone Town AFC remained in last place. [Results and Tables References: 1-2]

Series 9 Recap (8-9 April 2022)

With Cork City FC not playing and Galway United FC only managing a point at home to Wexford FC, Waterford FC moved back in touch with the top two, after a resounding 4-0 win at Cobh Ramblers FC. The win left Waterford on 14 points three behind Galway, while Cobh remained second last on four. Bottom-placed Athlone Town AFC lost yet again, 0-2 at Bishopsgate versus Longford Town FC who moved to 11 points and equal on points with Treaty United FC who drew 0-0 at Bray Wanderers FC, putting the Seagulls on eight points, one ahead of Wexford FC and two behind Longford Town and Treaty United. [References: 1-2]

Series 10-11 Recap (15-18 April 2022)

Cork City FC, Galway United FC and Longford Town FC continued to be the pacesetters in the SSE Airtricity First Division with Cork on 23 points following a 0-0 draw at home to Bray Wanderers FC in a game they would have been expected to take all three points from, and a 2-1 win at Waterford FC. Galway United were three points back following a 1-0 at Waterford, but have a game in hand on the leaders after having a bye series on the 18th of April. Longford Town had two games to make up on the leaders having also had a bye week on series 10, the 15th of April, but won 2-1 on Easter Monday at Bray to move within six points of the Leesiders. Treaty United and Waterford were both in mid-table on 15 and 14 points respectively, as Treaty moved ahead of Waterford with a 2-1 win at Markets Field versus Wexford FC after drawing 1-1 at Athlone Town AFC on Good Friday. Wexford FC moved above Bray into sixth with a 4-2 win at home to fellow strugglers Cobh Ramblers in a high-scoring game. Cobh however picked up a valuable win at home to Athlone Town AFC three days later, in another high-scoring game, Ramblers winning 3-2. [References: 1-2]

Series 12 Recap (22-23 April 2022)

Cork City FC maintained their three point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division with a 3-2 win at Cobh Ramblers in the Cork derby. Cork were now on 26 Points three ahead of nearest rivals Galway United FC who stayed within touching distance of them with a 2-0 victory at Eamonn Deacy Park versus Bray Wanderers FC. Longford Town slipped five points behind Galway after being held 0-0 by Treaty United at Bishopsgate, while Waterford FC moved above the Limerick team into fourth, a point behind Longford after a 2-0 victory at Wexford FC. [References: 1-2]

Series 13 Recap (29 April 2022)

Cork City FC and Galway United FC continued on winning ways, with Longford Town FC in third place slipping further back after losing 4-1 at Turner’s Cross. Galway’s victory over Treaty United FC at Market’s Field meant the Limerick side missed the chance to go above Longford and Waterford FC into third. At the other end of the table Bray Wanderers FC and Cobh Ramblers FC drew 1-1 at the Carlisle Grounds in a result that suits neither team as they try to get closer contact to mid-table. Athlone Town were still searching for that first win after losing 0-3 at home to Wexford FC, which kept Wexford in touch with mid-table Longford, Waterford and Treaty United [References: 1-2]

Matches May 2022 (Series 14-18)

SSE Airtricity League First Division May 2022

Results taken from SSE Airtricity League website: for Official please visit the SSE Airtricity website at the address in [Results and Tables References: 1-2]

Series 14-18 Recap

Cork City and Galway United continued to set the pace at the top of the First Division with four wins and a draw each during the month of May. Waterford overtook Longford Town into third place with wins over Cobh Ramblers and Wexford FC and a draw with Longford Town, but two losses to the leaders Cork City and Galway United. Longford Town managed wins over Bray Wanderers and Cobh Ramblers as well as two draws to place fourth at the end of May while Treaty United in mid-table could only manage three draws. Bray Wanderers and Wexford FC drew at Ferrycarrig Park but apart from one draw more each that was the only points the two South East teams managed in May. Cobh Ramblers gained just the one point to remain second from bottom while last-placed Athlone Town went pointless in May. [References: 1-2]

ABOUT THE SSE AIRTRICITY LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

The SSE Airtricity League First Division is the Second Highest Level Men’s Soccer League in the Republic of Ireland. Run by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) which governs Soccer in the Republic of Ireland, it is one of two Senior Level (National) Leagues in the Republic of Ireland. It is sponsored by SSE Airtricity. The season runs from 18 February 2022 to 5 November 2022.

Soccer Stock Image – Cork City V Waterford FC when both teams were in the Premier Division

Rory Feely at League of Ireland Premier Division match Cork City FC v Waterford FC September 2nd 2019
Picture Credit: September 2nd, 2019, Cork, Ireland – Rory Feely at the League of Ireland Premier Division match: Cork City FC vs Waterford FC By D. Ribeiro / shutterstock.com [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/september-2nd-2019-cork-ireland-rory-1496041646 [Accessed 2 June 2021]

References

[1] SSE Airtricity League (2022) First Division Table [Internet] Available from: https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/competition/first-division/id-02GUHFMLNG000001VUM100GLVVH6KORK-G#table [Last Accessed 30 April 2022]

[2] SSE Airtricity League (2022) First Division Matches [Internet] Available from: https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/competition/first-division/id-02GUHFMLNG000001VUM100GLVVH6KORK-G#matches [Last Accessed 30 April 2022]

IMAGES

[3] SSE Airtricity League (2020) SSE Airtricity League Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/assets/images/logos/sse-airtricity-league-logo.png [Accessed 11 February 2020]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Paul Foley and Jason Caldwell.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 15 June 2022

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You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Cork City 1 Finn Harps 0 - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division 28-02-2020

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division 2022

Featured Image Credit: February 28th, 2020, Cork, Ireland – League of Ireland Premier Division: Cork City FC 1 – Finn Harps FC 0 Item ID: 1665469906 Contributor: D. Ribeiro [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/february-28th-2020-cork-ireland-league-1665469906 [Accessed 24 March 2022]

Table

FAI SSE Airtricity League Premier Division 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
119133333122142
21897227141334
31996433181533
4198472416828
5196762523225
6187381723-624
7185852424023
8185582131-1020
91825111531-1611
101816111138-279

Matches February 2022 (Series 1-3)

Series 1 Recap (18 Feb-19 Feb 2022)

Shamrock Rovers FC and St. Patrick’s Athletic both got off the great starts in the 2022 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with 3-0 wins, Rovers at home in Tallaght Stadium versus South Dublin rivals UCD and St. Pat’s away to Shelbourne FC in what is always a difficult game away in Tolka Park. In the other game played Dundalk drew 2-2 with Derry City at Oriel Park. Reference [1-2]

Series 2 Recap (25 Feb-26 Feb 2022)

St. Patrick’s Athletic and Shamrock Rovers FC both fell to 1-2 defeats in the second series after winning their opening game 3-0. Rovers lost at Derry City, putting the Candystripes on four points, while St. Pat’s lost at home to Sligo Rovers. Dundalk again drew 2-2, this time at Dalymount Park versus Bohemians, while Louth neighbours Drogheda United lost 0-2 at home to Shelbourne FC. In the weekends other match UCD and Finn Harps drew 0-0 at the UCD Bowl. Reference: [1-2]

Series 3 Recap (28 Feb 2022)

Shamrock Rovers FC got back to winning ways with a 3-1 defeat of Drogheda United in Tallaght, Bohemians defeated crosstown rivals St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 at Dalymount Park and Dundalk had a big 3-0 victory at Oriel Park versus Finn Harps. The other two Premier Division games were both 0-0 draws: UCD at home to Shelbourne FC and Derry City at home to Sligo Rovers in a North West derby game. The days results meant Shamrock Rovers FC took over top spot on 6 points, with Dundalk and Derry City hot on their heels on five points. A point further back on four points but with games in hand were Bohemians and Sligo Rovers, and Shelbourne were also on four points but having played a full programme so far. The relegation places were being held by Drogheda United, on no points, and Finn Harps on one point, although both had a game in hand on UCD on two points and St. Patrick’s Athletic on three points. Reference: [1-2]

Matches March 2022 (Series 4-7)

Series 4 Recap (4-5 March)

Derry City leapfrogged Shamrock Rovers at the top of the table with a 1-0 at Shelbourne FC as Rovers lost 0-1 at St. Pat’s, which moved the Inchicore team into fourth. Dundalk FC and Sligo Rovers drew 0-0 at the Showgrounds which left Dundalk in third and Sligo in sixth, behind Bohemians on goals scored after Bohs drew 1-1 at Sligo’s North West rivals Finn Harps. It was Harps’ second point of the season, moving them ahead of UCD who lost to bottom of the table Drogheda United 4-2 in Head in the Game Park, moving the Louth team up to eighth. Reference: [1-2]

Series 5 Recap (11-12 March)

With Derry City’s match at UCD AFC postponed, Shamrock Rovers FC, St. Patrick’s Athletic FC and Sligo Rovers FC all moved above the Candystripes with wins. Sligo had the biggest win of the night, winning 3-0 at Drogheda United FC, while St. Patrick’s Athletic won 2-0 at Finn Harps and Shamrock Rovers defeated Bohemians 1-0 in what is always a hotly-contested game between two fierce Dublin rivals. In the other game played Dundalk FC and Shelbourne FC drew 1-1 at Tolka Park in what was Dundalk’s fourth draw in five games in the 2022 season. With the exception of the top three places there was no change in places in the rest of the Premier Division table. [Reference: 1-2]

Series 6-7 Recap (14 March and 18 March 2022)

Derry City remained unbeaten at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on 14 points with wins over Drogheda United (2-0) at and St. Patrick’s Athletic (2-1). Sligo Rovers were hot on their heels with a win over Finn Harps by a 3-1 scoreline in a North West derby. The Wee Bit o’ Red dropped two points at Shamrock Rovers FC, however, the following match. The 2-2 result at Tallaght, even though excellent for Sligo left them two points behind Derry City as the North West teams kept up the pace. Shamrock Rovers were a point behind Sligo after also drawing with Dundalk FC (0-0) the previous Monday. With the loss to Derry City, St. Patrick’s Athletic lost the top spot they had held following a 2-0 victory over UCD AFC. Dundalk FC, Bohemian FC and Shelbourne made up the mid-table spots with a slew of draws – 12 between them in 20 matches as Bohemians drew with Shelbourne FC and UCD AFC. Shelbourne went down heavily to Finn Harps by a 0-3 scoreline at Tolka Park, in the Donegal men’s first win of the season, lifting the Ballybofey side off the bottom which was left to UCD AFC. Drogheda United picked up a vital win in the Louth derby with Dundalk FC (1-0) at Head in the Game Park to go eighth in the table, one point above Harps. [References: [1-2]

Matches April 2022 (Series 8-13)

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division April 2022