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'People look down their nose at the League of Ireland...but there is something about it you don’t get anywhere else'

The man behind a new short film celebrating the League and the Dublin Derby speaks to The42.

From The42 A tale of two careers as Galway's Joshua Smith searches for hope while best friend Willi Orban battles Bayern Munich for glory Different Strokes

A tale of two careers as Galway's Joshua Smith searches for hope while best friend Willi Orban battles Bayern Munich for glory

‘We’re like brothers so when I came here he joked that I could be the king of Ireland’ – Galway United’s new American centre back is ready to make an impression.

From The42 'Golden handcuffs' deal rules Brian Kerr out of televised League of Ireland coverage this season GOLDEN HANDCUFFS

'Golden handcuffs' deal rules Brian Kerr out of televised League of Ireland coverage this season

The popular pundit and commentator is tied to Virgin Media for all TV work in 2020.

From The42 Irish football is being swept up by change but not everybody is ready – least of all the clubs Changing Times

Irish football is being swept up by change but not everybody is ready – least of all the clubs

After a week in which the full impact of Brexit has been described as ‘calamitous’ for the status quo in youth production, David Sneyd examines the details of what’s happening on the ground.

From The42 'Brendan Rodgers could have changed my whole career; I'm so glad that he didn't' MY VOICE

'Brendan Rodgers could have changed my whole career; I'm so glad that he didn't'

Dane Massey reflects – in his own words – on the genius of Stephen Kenny over the last decade, the power of being a hero and why a life in England was never for him.

From The42 Bermo in Ballyer: A morning with the St Pat's captain back at his old primary school School Days Over

Bermo in Ballyer: A morning with the St Pat's captain back at his old primary school

In a week when the Minister for Sport, Shane Ross, can so casually discuss the potential collapse of the League of Ireland, this is a timely reminder of the good being done by clubs in communities.

From The42 Power confirms he will continue to fund Waterford with Reynolds remaining as manager Power Play

Power confirms he will continue to fund Waterford with Reynolds remaining as manager

The Blues owner considered his future after the club were denied a place in the Europa League due to a technicality.

From The42 Shamrock Rovers release new purple away jersey for 2020 Purple Reign

Shamrock Rovers release new purple away jersey for 2020

After finishing runners-up to Dundalk last term, the 2019 FAI Cup winners will be aiming to go one better in the Premier Division in 2020.

From The42 Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork Done And Dusted

Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork

As reported by The42 on Wednesday, Keith Long has been able to convince Casey to return to Dalymount Park ahead of the 2020 campaign.

From The42 Limerick manager Tommy Barrett admits he's not surprised by the club's imminent demise Demise

Limerick manager Tommy Barrett admits he's not surprised by the club's imminent demise

Speaking to Off the Ball this evening, Barrett said it was a “huge blow” as the county now faces the prospect of no League of Ireland club for the first time since 1937.

From The42 Darragh Leahy on verge of Dundalk move with Dan Casey set for Bohemians return In And Out

Darragh Leahy on verge of Dundalk move with Dan Casey set for Bohemians return

Bohemians manager Keith Long is a busy man while Cork City also confirm Gearóid Morrissey will remain at Turner’s Cross.

From The42 Horgan says Finn Harps are a 'savage attraction' as he agrees new two-year deal as manager Staying Put

Horgan says Finn Harps are a 'savage attraction' as he agrees new two-year deal as manager

The Donegal club maintained their status as a Premier Division side with a play-off win over Drogheda United last season.

From The42 20-year-old defender signs new Cork City deal as boss Fenn hails 'stand-out performer' New Signing

20-year-old defender signs new Cork City deal as boss Fenn hails 'stand-out performer'

Young left-back Ronan Hurley will continue his college duties as he aims to nail down regular starting place.

From The42 Kearns drops Masters in Law because he feels St Pat's now have ambition Law Man

Kearns drops Masters in Law because he feels St Pat's now have ambition

New Saints goalkeeper says manager Stephen O’Donnell has ‘changed the appeal’ of Richmond Park as he eyes silverware.

'Growing up watching the Premier League, I could see it. How many Irish players actually made it?'

Joey O’Brien fought for a career in the English top flight and the Shamrock Rovers defender is now aiming to prepare the club’s next generation for what’s required.

From The42 'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for High Praise

'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for

Veteran team-mate Michael Doyle hails playmaker’s talents but insists he must meet standards of League of Ireland champions.

From The42 St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks Rory Returns

St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks

The 22-year-old returns to Richmond Park after being impressed by new manager Stephen O’Donnell.

From The42 Irish music sensation films latest video at League of Ireland ground GreatestLeagueInTheWorld This post contains videos

Irish music sensation films latest video at League of Ireland ground

Bray Wanderers’ home, the Carlisle Grounds, features in the video for Dermot Kennedy’s new single ‘Outnumbered’.

From The42 'There's no recovery time for players' - Bohs boss left frustrated by fixture scheduling Injury Crisis

'There's no recovery time for players' - Bohs boss left frustrated by fixture scheduling

Keith Long expressed his annoyance at being without eight first-team regulars through injury.

From The42 'We thought the club was going to fold. What's come out of that is a togetherness' Humans Of The Loi This post contains videos

'We thought the club was going to fold. What's come out of that is a togetherness'

Daniel Lambert lives and works in the shadow of Dalymount, and is part of the team that’s made Bohs a central part of the Phibsborough community.

From The42 Pat's portakabin full of football history in Inchicore Humans Of The Loi This post contains videos

Pat's portakabin full of football history in Inchicore

Pat O’Callaghan’s shop in Richmond Park includes a copy of the programme from the 1937 Scottish Cup final and a full set from Manchester United’s 1992/93 home games.

From The42 Dundalk dominance, Ireland call-ups and teenage transfers: Our League of Ireland writers' review End Of Season

Dundalk dominance, Ireland call-ups and teenage transfers: Our League of Ireland writers' review

Reporters from around the country have their say as the 2018 campaign draws to a close.

From The42 40-yard wonder-strike leads the way in our favourite LOI goals of 2018 Eye-catching This post contains videos

40-yard wonder-strike leads the way in our favourite LOI goals of 2018

We’ve chosen the best hits of this season from the league, cup competitions and Europe.

From The42 Watch: Cabinteely score utterly bizarre goal against Galway United Greatest League In The World This post contains videos

Watch: Cabinteely score utterly bizarre goal against Galway United

A goalkeeping error lead to one of the strangest consolations in yesterday’s SSE Airtricity League First Division game.

When Bohemians met Bordeaux and Zinedine Zidane scored a free-kick in Dalymount Park

The Real Madrid manager’s memories of Bohemians are undoubtedly few and far between, but for a period in the mid-1990s Zizou frequently faced off against the Gypsies.

From The42 From unprecedented loss to collective pride: The League of Ireland really is a true 'football family' Column

From unprecedented loss to collective pride: The League of Ireland really is a true 'football family'

‘Like any family, there are lows and highs and if we share in the loss, we also share in the good moments,’ writes John O’Sullivan.

From The42 As it happened: Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Two of Dublin’s biggest rivals met at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

From The42 Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row Friday Night Lights

Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row

The Premier Division is back and last year’s champions could face a tough test against the new-look Hoops this evening.

From The42 Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges Column

Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges

In his final column of the year, John O’Sullivan looks on the bright side.

From The42 Torrential rain has played havoc with Saturday's League of Ireland fixtures Wash Out

Torrential rain has played havoc with Saturday's League of Ireland fixtures

Longford and Sligo were exposed to some brutal weather conditions this evening.

From The42 'European games were best nights of my career': US-based Liam Kearney on Cork City's task Looking Back

'European games were best nights of my career': US-based Liam Kearney on Cork City's task

The winger will be cheering his former club on from his new home in North Carolina.

From The42 Murphy's law for Wexford as Youths make history on their home patch Wex Factor

Murphy's law for Wexford as Youths make history on their home patch

The attacker grabbed a brace as the south-east side recorded their first ever top-flight win.

From The42 Bohs down the Town at Dalyer thanks to quick-fire first-half strikes Gypsy Kings

Bohs down the Town at Dalyer thanks to quick-fire first-half strikes

Aymen Ben Mohammed scored against his former employers.

From The42 Red sky, red cards and a litany of bookings as early pace-setters share the spoils in Dundalk Plenty Of Needle

Red sky, red cards and a litany of bookings as early pace-setters share the spoils in Dundalk

The Lilywhites were held by the Candystripes in an ill-tempered clash at Oriel Park.

The League of Ireland is back and here are 8 questions to be answered this season

The SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions kick off around the country tonight.

From The42 15 things we'll remember from the SSE Airtricity League season End Of Season

15 things we'll remember from the SSE Airtricity League season

European adventures, great escapes, Anarchy in Ireland and… Neymar.

15 of the most spectacular goals from this season's League of Ireland

Dundalk’s Richie Towell features no less than three times in our list of contenders.

From The42 The incredibly confusing Owen Heary v Sligo Rovers saga played out on live TV last night Confusion

The incredibly confusing Owen Heary v Sligo Rovers saga played out on live TV last night

And there may still be more twists and turns to come.

From The42 Has Damien Duff made a decision on his new Airtricity League club? Comeback

Has Damien Duff made a decision on his new Airtricity League club?

The former Ireland winger was spotted in Richmond Park this evening.