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Time to blow the whistle on League of Ireland short-termism

Leadership, investment and a vision for the future are what the League of Ireland needs if it is to see an upturn in its fortunes

1st November, 2015
Richie Towell of Dundalk Inpho

News of Cobh Ramblers awarding their manager Stephen Henderson a three-year contract extension last week was greeted with much surprise within the circles of a League of Ireland sector long undermined by short-termism.

This week, for instance, around 90 per cent of the players operating domestically become free agents following the season’s completion last Friday, meaning that the majority are destined for the dole office as the 20 clubs hibernate until the new campaign kicks...

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