A new site for guest posting, this time the awesome guys over at Back Page Football.
With less than six games to go in the League of Ireland First Division, the lower tier of Irish club football has become firmly split between an also-ran pack of five teams and a trio of clubs that are duking it out for promotion placement.
In a season where the First Division has had as few clubs as it ever has – just eight – it has been year where all three of these top rankers have been able to become intimately familiar with each other. The lack of familiar “big names” in the reduced division – the likes of Cork City and Shelbourne who were promoted last year – has opened up the way for different set of league leaders. Limerick, Longford and Waterford have not been fonts of success over the past few years, but all three have the opportunity to get out of the doldrums and reach the top tier – for Longford and Waterford it would be the first time in over five years. For Limerick, an agonising 18.
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