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    2018 League of Ireland Fixtures

    Fixtures leaked early on league website. Removed now though.

    Drogheda v Finn Harps first game in the First Division anyway. After that..I've no idea of fixtures for the rest of the clubs.

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    We apparently have Dundalk and Rovers back to back again this season. Great...

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    Derry seem to have the same problem
    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/943066468652126208

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    Derry away first three games would confirm the rumours about the Brandywell not being quite ready for mid-February.

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    Derry play the same teams we play in the exact same order.
    Waterford
    Sligo
    Bohs
    Dundalk
    Shamrock
    Limerick

    Their seventh game is vs Bray, it would make sense that our eighth game is vs Bray and theres vs Pats and then we play each other.
    Pats play the following teams in the same pattern as both us and Derry
    Waterford, Sligo and Bohs. They do not have Dundalk or Rovers among their first five fixtures (the image I saw only had those five), if Dundalk and Rovers are their next two then it will be interesting to see if that pattern repeats further among other clubs. It also gives Rovers a pretty strong advantage if they are playing every team directly after Dundalk play them. I suspect it won't carry into every team as I don't think you could make that work.

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    Bohs hosting Shamrock Rovers in the first game I'm hearing, oooooft!

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    Finally released proper..

    Pat Fenlon seemingly has moved to Cabinteely..

    Available here

    Quote Originally Posted by SSE Airtricity League

    The fixtures for the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season have been confirmed.

    The 2018 season will open with a Dublin Derby as Bohemians host Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park on Friday, February 16th.

    SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Champions and Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup holders Cork City are set to travel to St. Patrick’s Athletic with last season’s runners-up Dundalk set to face Bray Wanderers.

    2017 First Division Champions Waterford will start their 2018 Premier Division campaign against Derry City at the Regional Sports Centre whilst Sligo Rovers host Limerick.

    The First Division season is set to begin a week later on Friday, February 23rd with Galway United set to host local rivals Athlone Town at Eamonn Deacy Park.

    Drogheda United and Finn Harps, who were both relegated from the Premier Division last season, will face each other at United Park whilst Shelbourne travel to UCD.

    Pat Fenlon’s Cabinteely side will host Wexford at Stradbrook whilst Cobh Ramblers travel to Longford Town on Saturday, February 24th to complete the opening weekend of the First Division.

    As previously confirmed, there will be 36 Premier Division league games and 27 First Division league games throughout the season.

    The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup final will be played on Sunday, November 4th and the EA SPORTS Cup final will be played on Saturday, September 15th.

    The President's Cup final between Dundalk and Cork City will take at Oriel Park on Sunday, February 11th, with kick-off at 2pm.

    A full fixture list can be downloaded by clicking here...
    Last edited by nigel-harps1954; 19/12/2017 at 11:06 AM.

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    Playoffs are incredibly congested and FAI Cup has three rounds within a month again.

    If you finish second in the First Division, you've three weeks to wait on a competitive game. 3rd and 4th play each other in the playoff, but have a week off before playing their first leg game and their second leg game down for three days later, which makes no sense to me as they could have played the week after the end of the season and the following weekend again.

    First Division playoff winner then has their home leg of the playoff final on a Monday night, which is a total balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    If you finish second in the First Division, you've three weeks to wait on a competitive game. 3rd and 4th play each other in the playoff, but have a week off before playing their first leg game and their second leg game down for three days later, which makes no sense to me as they could have played the week after the end of the season and the following weekend again.
    I get that they want to leave the week ending 30th September free for cup matches, but you'd imagine it's unlikely that any FD club would be involved at that stage. In that case, maybe the matches could be brought forward?
    Have you ever won the treble?

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    A bye in week 1, we should be nice and rested for Rovers away then

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    First two games between Rovers and Cork are on Monday night's. That won't be good for either sides away attendance.
    Should be good craic piling into the jodi for the 1st game of the season anyway.

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    Des kelly for me. Looking forward to it already. ....THE FOOTBALL IS BACK

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    With a limit of 800 tickets it means its never a guarantee to get a ticket. If not, it's into the jodi we go.

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    Buy a season ticket and you should get one

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    We play Limerick twice in May, the 4th and 21st. Has this happened anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickccfc View Post
    We play Limerick twice in May, the 4th and 21st. Has this happened anyone else?
    There are 4 games on May 21 / 22. They should have been played on July 13 but have being moved forward ( I presume the 4 teams in Europe are being given a free weekend). All 4 games are a repeat of the fixtures on May 4th so everyone in the same boat apart from Bohs v Sligo which will be played in July.

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    Cracking opening fixture between Bohs and Shams. Should be 3K easily at that one. St Pats vs Cork another interesting one, Pats have strengthened a fair bit in recent weeks with new signings and they beat Cork 4-2 at the end of the season having been 2-0 down. Apparently, the Pat Fenlon Cabinteely thing was just a typo that RTE Sport has since amended, thought that would have been a strange move.

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    Horrible thought....Cabo playing Fenlon style ...ugh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Cracking opening fixture between Bohs and Shams. Should be 3K easily at that one. St Pats vs Cork another interesting one, Pats have strengthened a fair bit in recent weeks with new signings and they beat Cork 4-2 at the end of the season having been 2-0 down. Apparently, the Pat Fenlon Cabinteely thing was just a typo that RTE Sport has since amended, thought that would have been a strange move.
    There will be a lot more than 3k, regardless of what the official attendance will say. And still there will be many left outside, like I was last year unfortunately.

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    One home game in July, one in August and one in September. We’ll need another big summer draw.

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