Brighton under-23 striker Jonah Ayunga has joined League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers on loan.
Brighton under-23 striker Jonah Ayunga has joined League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers on loan.
Dundee have loaned midfielder Nicky Low to Derry City until the summer.
Nigel Keady appointed Galway United under-19 coach
Austrian winger Lukas Schubert signs new Derry City deal
Ruaidhri Higgins returns to join management team at Dundalk
Waterford sign former Ireland and Spurs under-21 winger Kenny McEvoy
Cork City sign defender Ryan Delaney on loan from Burton Albion
Ryan McConnell joins Ballinamallard United on permanent basis
Striker Paul 'Spot' Murphy has departed Waterford just three weeks into his latest spell at the club and re-signed for Wexford Football League side North End United
Everton youngster Steven Kinsella has joined Dundalk on loan until the end of the League of Ireland season.
Celtic have offloaded Michael Duffy to Irish champions Dundalk. Duffy has cut short a season-long loan spell at Dundee to return to the League of Ireland.
Former Republic of Ireland under-21 defender Shane Griffin has joined Cork City from English Championship side Reading on a two-year deal
Ryan Robinson may may have been called up to the home-based Republic of Ireland under-21 squad this week, but the defender has taken a step out of league football by swapping Shelbourne for Leinster Senior League leaders St Mochta's
Charlton striker Mikhail Kennedy, 20, join League of Ireland Premier Division side Derry City on loan until June.
Cabinteely F.C have unveiled midfielder Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters as the latest addition to their squad for the 2017 season
Shamrock Rovers have announced the signing of former Republic of Ireland under-21 striker Graham Burke and English defender Sam Bone
Local boy Shane Grimes signs new Dundalk contract
Sligo Rovers unveil black and yellow away kit
Former Shamrock Rovers defender Max Blanchard joins Newport County
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Dundalk have bolstered their attacking options with Northern Irishman Thomas Stewart having signed with the club.
Limerick sign defender Thomas Robson on loan from Sunderland
Ryan McEvoy returns to Ireland with Drogheda United
Cork City to sign Christian Nanetti
Barry Molloy comes out of retirement to re-sign for Finn Harps
Derry Pele back in the League of Ireland as ex-Celtic ace McCourt joins Finn Harps
Derry City sign Romanian-Israeli defender Alon Netzer
Cork City sign Lithuanian defender Rimvydas Sadauskas on loan
St Patrick's Athletic sign former Bournemouth striker Josh O'Hanlon
Drogs sign Shane Elworthy from St Patrick's Athletic
Cobh Ramblers sign Ross Mann from Limerick
Waterford sign ex-Ireland under-21 keeper Ian McLoughlin
Done up to and including #380
Shamrock Rovers - add - Dean Dillon, Aaron Bolger and Luke Kiely (check 18-year-old players Sean Boyd, Trevor Clarke, Shane Hanney and James Doona)
Finn Harps sign goalkeeper Harry Doherty
Create (Players) - Joe Doyle, Ollie Hamzaat, Michael Kelly, Paul Fox, Andy McGovern, Jack Menton, Lee Mitchell, Shane Rooney, Conor Keely and Adam Maher - Cabinteely, Oscar Brennan - Bohemians, Conor Melody - Galway Utd, Dean O'Halloran, Patrick McClean - Waterford, Shane Lowth - Cobh,
Cabinteely have announced the appointment of Graham O'Hanlon as first team coach
Create (Coaches) - Paul Cashin, Gary Power and Billy Hearne - Waterford, Nigel Keady - Galway Utd, Ruaidhri Higgins - Dundalk,
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Waterford sign Kenny Browne from Cork City.
Garan Manley (FB) signs pro contract with Cork City.
Just come across this thread, serious work done. May I suggest raising the abilities of key players at Dundalk and Cork as the game can be very arcade in Ireland. Further to this, the league structure will change following this season with 3 relegated and 1 promoted, resulting in a ten-team Premier.
Nothing a lot the Update Team can do regarding the structure I'm afraid.
I'll be sorting the player attributes over next few weeks, long overdue. Harder to update lower end players though surprisingly. Lot's to sort out in terms of personnel (plenty of clubs have players from end of 2015 season)
Eddie Dsane - Longford > Sligo
Leeds United have secured the services of teenager Paudie O’Connor on a two-and-a-half year deal after the centre-half left Limerick at the end of the 2016 season
Done to here
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I'll give my two cents regarding certain key players in the league. Of course, opinions are like assholes but I'll be impartial for the sake of realism!
DUNDALK (Overall improvement in Strength and Conditioning)
Sava GK - Poor kicking but good shotstopper
Gannon DR/WBR - Strong, fast, good positioning & crossing, mentally strong
Vemmelund DC - Big, strong in the air, good positioning & workrate
Benson AMC - Hard worker, creative, good passing & speed
McEleney AMC - Creative, good technique, injury prone, can play wide too
Mountney MC - Strong, fit, good passer, mentally strong
Kilduff ST - Good positioning, finishing, jumping & heading, leading striker
Kinsella (18) AMLRC - Great prospect, good speed & technique, loan from Everton
Duffy AMLR - Good speed, dribbling, long shots, at 22 still a good prospect
McGrath MC - Young, good passer, strong tackler,
CORK CITY (Very very very strong youth structure)
McNulty GK - Old at 36 but needs to be improved. Great shotstopper
K.O'Connor DL/WBL - High fitness, pace, positioning & crossing
Beattie AMLRC - Great workrate, 2 footed, creative all-rounder
Dooley AMLR - Fast winger, very good dribbler, poor passer, eye for goal
Buckley DMC/AMC - Strong, fit, good workrate, should be improved
Bolger MC - Key player, high mental att's, fitness, passing, positioning & tackling
McCormack CB/DMC - Primarily midfield, strong all-rounder with no key att's
Campion FC - Strong, very high workrate, technique & teamwork
Maguire ST - Great finisher, fast, positioning, technique, off the ball Probably best player in league
Ellis (19) FC - Strong young player, high potential along with Garan Manley (19) (DL)
SHAMROCK ROVERS (Improving young team)
Chenchinski GK - Decent GK so far, confident, good handling & positioning
Madden DR/WBR - Good all round player, good positioning, fitness & workrate
Finn MC - High mental att's, leads team, very good technique & passing
Clarke (18) AMC - Great potential, fast, good technique & workrate
Miele AMLRC - 2-footed, good crossing, dribbling, passing and long-shots
Connolly AMLR - Strong, fast, good crosser, high workrate, 2 footed
Burke AMLR - Explosive, Fast, good technique, total bollocks of a fella
Boyd (18) ST - Good potential, pace, constantly improving, first team
O'Connor (18) ST - High potential, good all-round for his age, no key att's
Doona (19) CM - Good potential, physically & mentally strong for his age
BRAY WANDERERS (Much stronger after investment)
Douglas RB - Improved player, strong, high workrate
Foran CB - Hasn't played yet but likely a good signing
Greene AML/LF - High speed, crossing, dribbling, finishing
McCabe AMRC - High mental att's, set-pieces, pace, crossing, dribbling, key player
Brennan CM - Good passing and workrate. Bit of a bollocks.
Connolly AMLR - Big potential, very fast, good dribbler, eye for goal
Buckley DMC/CM - Strong mentally, brave, good positioning, fit
Flood ST - Good finisher, very good positioning, all-round good LoI forward
LIMERICK (Good footballing side, strong throughout)
Whitehead DC/DMC/MC Good all-round player, strong, high positioning
Lynch CM - Good passer, high workrate, tenacious as CM 2004 would say
Hery AMC - Looks good, good pace and technique
Ogbene (19) AMLRC/ST - Huge potential, very strong, good technique, dribbling, very high pace
Rodrigo Tosi ST - Scarily good, high workrate, great finishing, great technique, all-round star
Clarke WLR/CF - Fast, high workrate, good fitness
DROGHEDA (Greatly improved from relegation 2 years ago)
McGuinness GK - Good shotstopper, strong, good potential
Deasy DR - Strong, good positioning & pace, good prospect
G. Brennan DMC - Strong, brave, high workrate, positioning & tackling
McEvoy AMLRC - Good player, creative, good technique
McCaffrey - Good potential, high workrate, good in the air, good finishing
Purdy (19) & Byrne (18) are Midfielders with decent potential. First team early.
DERRY CITY (Potential to be great or terrible this season)
Jarvis DL - Good positioning, high pace
McBride DC - Strong mentally & physically, good in the air
Low DMC - High mental att's, looks a good passer, strong
Curtis ST - Good off the ball, teamwork, decent partnership with Patterson
Plenty unknown quantities in the team. Netzer is expected to be a good addition.
Doherty (19) & McDermott (19) expected to be good players
BOHEMIANS (No improvement, will struggle this year)
Supple GK - Good goalkeeper, very good handling, strong and agile, sadly key player
D. Byrne DC - Improving, strong, good positioning, good in the air
Corcoran ST - Good off the ball, high finishing, positioning & workrate
Bohemians largely focus on youth and have plenty of youths with good potential
Poynton (19) Gannon (20) Simon (20) Casey (19) are good enough for 1st team
SLIGO ROVERS (A bit o' mess)
Callan-McFadden DC - Good potential, strong in the air, good tackling & positioning
Sadlier AMLRC - Key player, creative, pacy, good dribbling & workrate
Kearns MRC - Good all-round player, good passing, high fitness
Lots of players of unknown quantity. Stevens (19) ST on loan from Peterborough looks good
ST PAT'S ATHLETIC (A complete mess)
Club in total disarray, Bermingham is a good DL, fast with good positioning. Good going forward
Conan Byrne AMLR is still good, fast, set pieces, creative and a good dribbler
Fagan ST - Vital to this team, good positioning, off the ball and excellent finisher
Keena (17) ST - Unknown but already playing for seniors. Must have potential.
The two O'Hanlons are decent players. Josh in particular still has good potential
GALWAY UTD (Weaker having lost Connolly)
Horgan DR - Captain of team despite being 22. High mental att's, workrate, physically strong
Holohan AMC - Creative player with good passing and long shots
Murray AMC/FC - Good off the ball, high workrate, good teamwork
Melody (19) AMRL - Looks a prospect, very fast, good dribbler, decent crossing
FINN HARPS (Hard-working, low ability team)
Gallagher GK - Shaky start to the season but good Keeper, strong and likely to improve.
Boyle DMC - In international U21 team, allegedly huge potential. Physically fit, strong & fast with good passing
McCourt AMLRC - Hasn't quite emulated George Best yet. Very creative, incredible technique. Poor mentality
O'Connor & Morrissey ST's, not a bad partnership in the making. High workrate's.
A few strange things going on in the 1st Division
Athlone have taken on board a number of Portuguese staff and players after some international investment. Difficult to say who's good or otherwise. 18 year old Colm Coss has scored 2 from 2 from midfield. Latvian GK Labuts looks good. No idea will they maintain their good start but defensively they seem strong with Hernandez, Raftery, Sfrijan, Brookes & Jose Viegas all playing.
Cobh Ramblers have a good young squad. Donnellan MC looks a good prospect. Improved strength, good passing, high mental att's for his age. Dean Swords ST - Looks very good early on. Technique, pace & set pieces. Lots of teenagers getting games, especially in defence. McSweeney, Lowth, O'Riordan, Fleming look good prospects. Generally a very good youth set-up there.
Waterford have had big investment this Winter gone. Patrick McClean is a strong and a good quality defender and a complete scumbag (If there's any way of inputting that!) Kenny Browne is their defensive rock, he is very strong, great in the air, can play the ball out from the back, great positioning. Probably better than any top league DC. Puri is a good creative CM with good passing and workrate. McEvoy AMLRC Very good technical player, creative, good dribbler, crosser and good conditioning. McDaid ST is too also too good for this league, very good finisher and is good off the ball. Decent workrate & positioning. Couple of players in on loan of unknown quantity. O'Halloran, Daly, Smith, all teenagers getting their game so far in a good squad. Must have some potential. Waterford should boss this league.
Shelbourne don't look good. Prendergast is an excellent DC for this league though. Strong physically & mentally. Organizes the defence, good tackler and header of the ball. Aaron Ashe ST has good potential, off the ball is good and finishing is good. Could become a very good player.
Wexford FC (No longer called Wexford Youths) Plenty of decent young players with potential but no stand-outs. Losing Lee Grace to Galway was a blow but with no chance of promotion, will happily develop their young players.
UCD have excellent training facilities if you can input that. Very very very young team, too early to pick stand-outs. Midfielder Kavanagh (20) looks a good player, formerly of Rovers.
Not much going on elsewhere but Chris Mulhall is a good young player at Longford. They've a striker O'Sullivan who tore the 1st division apart when he was last down there so pace and finishing would account for that.
If possible, you should look to boost Dundalks finances after Europe last year. 7 million I think was what they earned, maybe 5+ million profit after bonuses. Paudie O'Connor left Limerick and signed for Leeds this week. Looks a very very good prospect. Overall quality of the league has improved for the 1st time in a long time, hopefully the beginning of an upward curve.