Dundalk keen to retain Premier League title
The new SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division season was launched yesterday with the matches starting next weekend.
The defending champions once again are Dundalk and their manager Vinny Perth says that the key to continuing success is to recruit top class young players:
Shamrock Rovers will be attempting to improve on their second place last year and Dundalk are the target for them.
Here's the Rovers captain Ronan Finn:
There is still a doubt over the start of the First Division season with several clubs objecting to the inclusion of Shamrock Rovers second team.