Celtic Park:  Many Ireland fans who want to travel to Glasgow for next month’s European Championship qualifier will therefore not be able to go, due to the way the FAI distributed its ticket allocation. Photo graph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

FAI continues to blame Scottish FA for not making more tickets available to Irish fans

Derry City manager Peter Hutton: played over 600 games for the Candystripes in an honour-laden career. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Victory over St Pat’s in the cup final would represent a real bonus for City’s new boss

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “It’s not my job to pressure somebody into a decision that they might not entirely fancy,” said  O’Neill of Jack Grealish’s future international intenstions. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty

Wes Hoolahan the only definite absentee at this stage for important assignment against Scotland

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley at Richmond Park. “As a footballer, you want to be at the cutting edge of the league, or in semi-finals or finals of cups,” he says.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Manager confident his charges can win a first FAI Cup since 1961

Runners finishing the 35th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Emmet Malone keeps the pace for a disparate bunch runners at the Dublin Marathon

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/ Bongarts/Getty Images

John Delaney reassures Irish fans as 10,000 express interest in going to game

Dundalk  fans celebrate on the pitch with goalscorer Stephen O’Donnell at Oriel Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Stephen Kenny’s side have clearly proven themselves as the best team in the league

Cork City manager John Caulfield. “We’ve been written off a few times but we’ve got out and won games since then and we’re not going to stop trying to do that now.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

City manager says league leaders will remain positive as they travel to face rivals Dundalk

  Glenn Whelan of the Republic of Ireland receives treatment during the Euro  2016 qualifier against  Germany   in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Midfield pair both effectively ruled out of Euro 2016 qualifier by respective club managers

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