30 of the best images from this season’s Airtricity League

Ben Blake


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Giovanni Trapattoni makes a rare appearance at Richmond Park for the season opener between St Patrick’s Athletic v Drogheda


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Anthony Elding gets his Sligo Rovers career off to the perfect start with the winner against Derry


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Newly-promoted Limerick kick off in Munster’s Thomond Park


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Derry’s Rory Patterson drives the ball past the UCD wall to score


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Danny Murphy gets a good hold of Bohs’ Keith Buckley — who appears to have a ball for a head


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Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Barry Murphy takes a tumble


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Then Owen Heary gets a little close for comfort


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Flooding calls a halt to a number of fixtures in March


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Ryan Brennan celebrates scoring in the Louth Derby


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Aaron Greene and Rafa Cretaro share a hug


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Bohs and Derry take to the field on a sunny April evening


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Shamrock Rovers striker Ciaran Kilduff after scoring against Bray


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Evan McMillen feels the pain


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Remember the Limerick players took part in ‘Shave Or Dye’?

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Derry City’s Michael Rafter


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The sun sets at the Carlisle Grounds


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A rainbow behind Cork City’s Denis Behan


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An RTE cameraman at Tallaght Stadium


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Tolka Park


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Kurtis Byrne of Dundalk


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‘Why does it always rain on me?’ Hoops boss Trevor Croly


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Dundalk fans bring out an impressive banner for the top of the table clash


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Athlone’s Philip Gorman scores the goal that ensures promotion to the Premier Division


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Roddy Collins at the final whistle


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Town are going up!


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Anto Flood lifts a young Pat’s fans up at during the win over Sligo Rovers


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Shelbourne’s Stephen Hurley after their loss to Limerick


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Pat’s are crowned champions


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Lifting the trophy


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Internet sensation Roche bowled over by worldwide response to her wonder goal
Anto Flood scored a spectacular goal during St Pats’ title-winning party

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