Dave Donnelly

Senior Reporter


Dave Donnelly Info

Role: Senior Reporter

Start Date: Jan. 6, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Email: davedonnelly@extratime.ie

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Watch: Sligo Rovers lead the champions Dundalk through Jack Keaney's free kick

The Donegal man, who was recently called up to former Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny’s first Ireland under-21 squad, curled home from 35 yards just before the break.

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Shamrock Rovers sign striker Orhan Vojic and keeper Leon Pohls

Vojic is a former Wolfsburg striker who has been a free agent since last summer, while Pohls was most recently on the books with English side Tadcaster Albion.

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Bohemians sign defender Aaron Barry on loan from Cork City

The Wicklow native joined the Leesiders ahead of the 2018 campaign but has struggled for consistent gametime at Turner’s Cross.

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Dundalk sign former Northern Ireland under-21 defender Cameron Dummigan from Oldham Athletic

The 22-year-old joins the champions from Oldham Athletic, where he was a teammate of fellow Lilywhite Patrick McEleney until the midfielder returned to Oriel Park last year.

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2019 Season Preview: Sligo Rovers

Dave Donnelly looks at Sligo Rovers' prospects for the 2019 season.

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2019 Season Preview: St Patrick's Athletic

Dave Donnelly runs the rule over a rejuvenated St Patrick's Athletic ahead of the new season.

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Ronan's a Red: Sligo Rovers land their valentine in striker Coughlan

The former Huddersfield Town youth has put pen to paper with the Bit o’ Red, who have confirmed the move for Nigerian striker Brendan Ogbu has been cancelled due to issues obtaining clearance.

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Watch: Sligo Rovers legend Joseph Ndo posts unique League of Ireland preview

With Soccer Republic dropping the punditry element of their offering in 2019, opportunities for Joseph Ndo to offer his unique view on League of Ireland may be few and far between.

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West Ham United youngster Declan Rice declares allegiance to England over the Republic of Ireland

The London-born teenager represented Ireland, whom he qualified for through his Cork-born grandparents, but turned down a call-up last October in order to consider his options.

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UCD defender Evan Osam to sit out most of the Premier Division campaign after rupturing achilles

Osam, the son of St Patrick’s Athletic legend Paul, previously suffered a cruciate ligament injury while at Shamrock Rovers and missed much of the 2018 season with an ankle injury.

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IFA and NIFL express surprise as FAI's announcement of cross-border 'champions' cup'

The FAI and IFA have been in talks regarding a potential competition between the respective league winners but, the IFA confirmed, nothing has been finalised.

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Derry City sign striker Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe on loan from Colchester United

The Englishman spent time training with the Candystripes in pre-season and scored twice in Declan Devine’s side’s 7-0 pre-season win over Ballinamallard United.

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Friendly Report: Shelbourne 0 - 3 Waterford

Dean Walsh’s brace and a spectacular Rory Feely strike helped Waterford to a 2-0 friendly win and ensured Shelbourne’s pre-season finished without a win.

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Friendly Report: Republic of Ireland under-21s 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland Amateur

Stephen Kenny’s first outing as Republic of Ireland under-21s boss went off without a hitch as Brandon Kavanagh’s first-half goal saw off a competitive Ireland amateur side.

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Bohemians withdraw from Irn-Bru Cup following East Fife postponement

'We deeply regret having to withdraw from the competition but we feel that, given that the semi-final of the tournament is due to take place in 11 days’ time, the logistical and time constraints involved in trying to reschedule our ...

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Shamrock Rovers midfielder Aaron Bolger joins Premier League Cardiff City on loan

The Republic of Ireland under-19 international has made the move to the Welsh club with a view to signing a permanent deal in the summer when the transfer window re-opens.

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Had Boots Did Travel: Irish Abroad (w/e February February 3 2019)

League goal number 11 of the season for David McGoldrick, James Collins’ 18th and an FA Cup strike for Ruesha Littlejohn were the highlights for the Irish abroad this weekend.

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Wexford Youths to kick off title defence with visit of DLR Waves

Tom Elmes’ side will begin their effort to become the first side lift three consecutive league titles with the visit of Waves, who have reverted to their old name following the withdrawal of UCD.

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Champions Wexford boosted as player of the year Rianna Jarrett and keeper Ciamh Gray sign back

Jarrett scored 27 times for Youths in 2018 as they swept all that came before them in the league, FAI Cup and League Shield, only being pipped to the golden boot by Peamount United’s Amber Barrett.

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Another member of Shamrock Rovers' Europa League side retires as Gary McCabe hangs up his boots

The Tallaght native had spells with Bray Wanderers, Shelbourne and Sligo Rovers during a decorated career but his longest and most memorable spell came with his hometown club.

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Nigerian striker Brendan Ogbu relishing chance to prove himself in Europe with Sligo Rovers

The versatile 25-year-old had been on manager Liam Buckley’s radar during his time in charge of St Patrick’s Athletic but ultimately wasn’t offered a deal.

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Had Boots Did Travel - The Irish Abroad (w/e January 26, 2019)

76 Republic of Ireland-qualified players lined out in the top leagues in England this weekend, scoring six goals in total.

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Ireland full-back Sophie Perry joins Lewes on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion

The 32-year-old has struggled to regain her place following injury in the Brighton first team this year and will now take a step down in order to find much-needed gametime.

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Defender Kevin McHattie joins Inverness Caledonian Thistle after parting company with Derry City

The 25-year-old left-back signed for the Candystripes midway through the 2018 season but opted to move on following the departure of manager Kenny Shiels.

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Dylan Connolly stars on first start since moving from Dundalk as Wimbledon stun West Ham in the FA Cup fourth round

Connolly was pitched in on the right-hand side of a midfield five and was Wimbledon’s outstanding player in the opening period.

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