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Hoops facing midweek mania

SHAMROCK ROVERS' chances of regaining the League of Ireland title are likely to revolve around midweek dates in a crowded October after their title run-in was confirmed yesterday .

The Hoops will play Bohemians in Tallaght next Wednesday, October 5, and then Derry will come calling eight days later. Those rescheduled matches have been dotted around the existing fixtures and the Hoops' Europa League trip to PAOK Salonika on October 20.

So much rescheduling has taken place that the Hoops will play just one of their final six matches on a Friday -- and that's the concluding game at home to rock-bottom Galway.

Irish Independent