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Interviews, reaction and coverage from the League of Ireland every Wednesday, brought to you by OTB Sports.

Interviews, reaction and coverage from the League of Ireland every Wednesday, brought to you by OTB Sports.




Interviews, reaction and coverage from the League of Ireland every Wednesday, brought to you by OTB Sports.




OTB LOI Podcast Ep 39 - FAI Cup Final & Relegation / Promotion Play-Off Special

The FAI Cup finals take centre stage at The Aviva Stadium this Sunday. Jamie Moore was there on Wednesday to preview the women's final between Wexford Youths and Peamount and spoke to manager's Tom Elmes and James O'Callaghan. Shamrock Rovers face Dundalk in the men's final also. Rovers' Head Coach Stephen Bradley and Dundalk boss Vinny Perth also joined Jamie for a chat. We also looked ahead to the second leg of the relegation / promotion play-off between Finn Harps and Drogheda United with...


Lyons, Clancy & O'Reilly Preview Drogheda Vs Finn Harps Play-Off

First Division Drogheda United face Premier Division Finn Harps in the promotion/relegation play-off on Monday and Friday next week. The winners will be playing Premier Division football in 2020! Jamie Moore spoke to Drogheda's Chris Lyons and Manager Tim Clancy after they hammered Cabinteely on Friday, while Harps' defender Daniel O'Reilly was on the phone ahead of the game


"My Name Is In The Hat" - Daire Doyle On Search For New Longford Town Manager

Assistant Manager Daire Doyle took over as Longford Town Manager when Neale Fenn moved to Cork City in the summer. The Town were knocked out of the 1st Division promotion play-offs by Cabinteely on penalties last weekend. The club advertised the first team manager position and Doyle is one of many people who applied. He joined Jamie on the line for a chat.


"It Was An Emotional Night" - Ref Paul Tuite On His Final Ever League Of Ireland Game

Paul Tuite joined the League of Ireland refereeing panel in 1998, over 20 years ago. On Saturday, he took charge of his final ever game in the league. Paul is also a Sargent Major in the Air Corp and a massive Ireland football fan. He joined Jamie for a chat.


OTB LOI Podcast Ep 38 - Bohs In Europe, O'Donnell, Tuite, Doyle & Dawson

Jamie Moore was back in the hotseat with an early edition of our LOI Podcast. We heard from Bohemians Manager Keith Long and Captain Derek Pender plus St Pat's Head Coach Stephen O'Donnell. Referee Paul Tuite reflected on a 22 year career that came to a close on Saturday night. Paul is also a Sargent Major in the Air Corp and a massive Ireland fan. Daire Doyle told us why he wants to Longford Town manager's job on a full time basis while Brendan Dawson was on the phone after winning his...


OTB LOI Podcast Ep 37 - Hoban, Scales, McGuinness & McNally

Jamie Moore was joined by Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban after he signed a new two year contract with the club. UCD defender and Ireland U21 international Liam Scales reflected on his competitive debut in front of a sold out crowd in Tallaght. While Jamie also looked ahead to the First Division promotion series game between Cabinteely and Drogheda with Stephen McGuinness and Luke McNally.


Drogheda's Luke McNally On Play Off Promotion Hunt

20 year old Luke McNally has been one of Drogheda United's top performers this season. On loan from St Pat's, he is combining football with a degree in Maynooth and a part time job. He is hoping to help Drogheda to promotion back to the Premier Division and joined Jamie Moore for a chat.


Cabinteely 'Keeper Stephen McGuinness On Peno Shootout Heroics

Stephen McGuinness saved three penalties as Cabinteely beat Longford Town in the first round of the relegation / promotion series. They'll face his old club Drogheda United next with the winners of that tie playing Finn Harps with a place in next season's Premier Division on the line. Stephen joined Jamie for a chat


OTB LOI Podcast Ep 36 - Pauw, Campbell, Doherty, Maguire & Lopes

Jamie Moore had all the reaction from Tallaght Stadium as a record crowd watched Ireland beat Ukraine. Vera Pauw, Megan Campbell and Off The Bench presenter Cliona Foley had a chat. Ex LOI lads Matt Doherty and Sean Maguire helped us look ahead to two huge Euro 2020 qualifiers for the boys in green. Shamrock Rovers man Robertop Lopes told Jamie about his call up to the Cape Verde for the first time. And we heard about plans to vote on whatever changes the clubs want to the LOI.


"Players Are Thinking A Lot More About Their Future" - 3rd Level Football's Mark Scanlon

Mark Scanlon launched the new Third Level Football season at FAI HQ last week. Over 150 mens and womens players from the League of Ireland also played in the colleges and universities league. Mark sat down with our Jamie Moore to tell him all about it


LOI 1st Division Play-Off Preview: Lee Steacy & Kieran Marty Waters

Cabinteely host Longford Town in the first series of 1st Division promotion play-offs. Jamie Moore has been speaking to men from both teams. Longford Town goalkeeper Lee Steacy and Cabinteely striker Kieran Marty Waters.


OTB LOI Podcast Ep 35 - Delaney Gone, FAI Cup Reaction, 1st Division Play Offs

Jamie Moore was back with a packed episode 35 of our League of Ireland Podcast. He chatted to TD Noel Rock and we heard from Brian Kerr on the departure of John Delaney and what it might mean for the LOI. We reacted to both FAI Cup semi-finals with Vinny Perth, Liam Buckley, Stephen Bradley, Graham Burke and Derek Pender. Cabinteely's Kieran Marty Waters and Longford Town's Lee Steacy helped Jamie preview the first round of First Division promotion play offs. And the man in charge of Third...


"It's A Realistic Target Now I Think" - Dundalk's Perth, Gill & Hoare On Treble Hunt

Dundalk clinched the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title on Monday night, that followed last weekend's EA Sports Cup win. They face Sligo Rovers in the FAI Cup semi-final this Sunday. A win would move them one step away from a treble. Jamie Moore has been getting the views of Vinny Perth, John Gill and Sean Hoare


"We're In A Big Game" - Rovers' Boss Bradley On FAI Cup Semi Vs Rivals Bohs

Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has been speaking to Jamie Moore ahead of Friday's huge FAI Cup semi-final against bitter rivals Bohemians at a sold out Dalymount Park


"It's One Of The Biggest Games In A Long Time" - Bohs' Buckley On Cup Semi Vs Rovers

Bohemians host Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup semi-finals at a sold out Dalymount Park this Friday night. Vice Captain Keith Buckley joined Jamie Moore on our League of Ireland Podcast this week to look ahead to what he says is "one of the biggest games in a long time"


OTB LOI Podcast Ep 34 - FAI Cup Semi-Final Preview & Dean Delany Interview

Jamie Moore was back in the hotseat for another edition of our League of Ireland Podcast. He spoke to Dundalk's league winning heroes Vinny Perth, John Gill and Sean Hoare and Chairman Mike Treacy while he also looked ahead of their FAI Cup semi-final against Sligo Rovers on Sunday. The Sligo Manager Liam Buckley was on the phone. Friday's semi between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers was also on the agenda with Bohs' vice Captain Keith Buckley and Shamrock Rovers Head Coach Stephen Bradley....


"I Didn't Think It Would Be As Emotional As It Was" - Dean Delany On Retirement

Dean Delany played his last ever professional football match as Shelbourne beat Limerick on Saturday night. The 39 year old goalkeeper had a career spanning 23 years at home, abroad and for Ireland at every age level up to and including B international. He sat down with Jamie Moore to reflect on an incredible career.


"We've Got To Do Everything We Possibly Can" - Sligo Boss Buckley On FAI Cup Semi-Final

Sligo Rovers will host double winners Dundalk in the FAI Cup semi-final at The Showgrounds this Sunday. The winners will meet Bohemians or Shamrock Rovers in the final at The Aviva in November. Jamie Moore looked ahead to this massive game with Sligo Rovers Manager Liam Buckley.


"We Want Our People To Know We Are Willing To Fight" - Derry Boss Declan Devine

Derry City lost the EA Sports Cup final at a sold out Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium against Derry City on Saturday. They have another huge home match this Friday against Bohemians in the race for Europe. A very proud Manager Declan Devine joined Jamie on the phone.


Dundalk's Chris Shields On Nerves Of Taking EA Sports Cup Winning Peno

Dundalk won the first trophy of what could be a rare League of Ireland treble on Saturday night. After a 2-2 draw, they beat Derry City on penalties with Chris Shields scoring the winner. The are 10 points clear in the league with 6 games left and have an FAI Cup semi-final to look forward to also. Chris joined Jamie Moore for a chat ahead of a big few weeks.