Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers makes a save during the penalty shoot-out against Sheriff Tiraspol in Thursday night’s Europa League tie. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Penalty shoot-out hero Gary Rogers says Europa League must be the priority now

Bohemians’ manager Keith Long celebrates his side’s second goal  with James Talbot during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Derry City at  Dalymount Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Keith Long’s side score twice in injury time against Derry City at Dalymount Park

Derry City manager Declan Devine sees Friday night’s game against Bohemians as a gauge of where the club is at. Photograph: Inpho

Keith Long’s side looking to keep up chase on runaway leaders Shamrock Rovers

Dundalk celebrate winning on penalties against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League third qualifying round. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Filippo Giovagnoli's side will face Faroe Islands side in playoff for place in group stages

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers on September 17th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Swedish forward played 90 minutes against Rovers in Tallaght last week

Seán Hoare could be moved to the centre of Dundalk’s defence for Thursday’s Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

A win would leave the Lilywhites just one win away from group stages

Jurgen Klopp has so far won the Premier League, Champions League and World Club Cup with Liverpool. File photograph: Getty Images

Neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo make the shortlist for an award

Dundalk have won all three of their matches under new manager Filippo Giovagnoli. File photograph: Inpho

Filippo Giovagnoli in confident mood and eyeing Europa League group stages

Jack Byrne celebrates scoring Shamrock Rovers’ fourth against Waterford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Champions elect put six past visitors as they move eight points clear at the top of the table

Robbie Brady will miss Burnley’s League Cup clash with Millwall due to bruised ribs. Photograph: John Super/EPA

22-year-old Ireland defender Jimmy Dunne reflects on Sunday’s Premier League debut

Ireland’s Katie McCabe celebrates scoring her side’s first goal against Ukraine in their European Championship qualifier last year. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Draw would put Irish side in great position to qualify for Euro 2022

Celtic boss Neil Lennon congratulates Shane Duffy after his winning debut for the club. Photograph: Paul Campbell/Getty

Desmond reveals he tried to lure Alex Ferguson from Man United to Parkhead in 1997

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens the scoring against Shamrock Rovers  in the  Europa League second qualifying round game at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Goals from Ibrahimovic and Calhanoglu send Italian side through in Tallaght

Diane Caldwell: “I might have been playing there [England] instead of Germany but Germany was always the dominant league so it was a dream of mine to go and play there.”  Photograph:  Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

SC Sand defender knows the enduring quality of one of the world’s top powers

 AC Milan striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic will provide Shamrock Rovers with a huge challenge on Thursday night. Photograph: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Europa tie is Rossoneri's first competitive game of the season

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw is unhappy that her German counterpart announced that four players will not travel for the game in Montenegro. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

German manager announces that four of her top players will not travel to Montenegro

Megan Connolly of Brighton and Hove Albion in action against Manchester United earlier this year. Photo: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

The 23-year-old has been a key part of Brighton’s set up in the last few weeks

John Delaney: in their book, Champagne Football,  Sunday Times journalists Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan  suggest that the former FAI CEO’s  credit card was used at times to pay for jewellery, limousines and hotels. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

FAI records indicate Susan Keegan was paid some €95k between 2012 and 2014

Danny Grant is determined his team can bounce back from their derby defeat to Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Inpho

Friday night’s match against Waterford crucial after last weekend’s derby defeat

Ireland striker Callum Robinson is expected to complete a move to West Brom in the coming days. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Callum Robinson expected to complete West Brom move in the coming days

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny on the sideline during the Uefa Nations League game against Finland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Niall Carson/AFP via Getty Images

The new international manager has shown he is not afraid to drop established names

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley celebrates his side’s win with Stephen McEneff. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Keith Long says visitors didn’t do themselves justice as rivals move five clear at the top

Finland’s Teemu Pukki  skips away from  Ireland captain Shane Duffy during the Uefa Nations League  game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Ireland captain confident he can play in Stephen Kenny’s new defensive system

Finland players celebrate  Fredrik Jensen’s goal during the Uefa Nations League game against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Manager cites lack of fitness in disappointing defeat but expects better in Bratislava

Shamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne during his team’s win over Bohemians. Photograph: Inpho

Bohemians outraged as they are denied a late penalty, ending run of six games unbeaten

Ireland’s Adam Idah and Bulgaria’s Kristian Dimitrov during Thursday’s Nations League match in Sofia. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Kenny still getting to grips with players’ limitations following draw with Bulgaria

Ireland’s captain Shane Duffy (centre) celebrates his late equaliser  against Bulgaria with  Conor Hourihane and  Enda Stevens  during the Nations League clash  in Sofia. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Aston Villa midfielder believes manager’s game plan suits the talent at Ireland’s disposal

 Aaron Greene: “If teams are dropping deep against us, we have to respect that.”

Premier Division leaders Rovers are looking for their fourth straight win in the fixture

Conor Hourihane celebrates after Shane Duffy equalised for Ireland against Bulgaria. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Midfielder believes there is much more to come after Thursday’s draw with Bulgaria

 Gary Owens: “I’ve had fun with the role here, it’s been an interesting journey.”

61-year-old interim chief executive will not seek to retain the job on a permanent basis

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny during the game. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

‘We are really disappointed that we didn’t win tonight but we didn’t lose’

 Ireland captain  Shane Duffy heads home a late equaliser during the Uefa Nations League game against Bulgaria. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Stephen Kenny’s captain scores injury-time equaliser against Bulgaria

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny looks on during a training session at the  Vasil Levski National Stadium in  Sofia on Wednesday. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Manager finally gets chance to put his mark on the national team after long apprenticeship

Republic of Ireland players warm up on the running track at the  Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia ahead of Thursday night’s Nations League game against  Bulgaria. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Manager may turn to some familiar faces for Nations League opener against Bulgaria

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny wants his team to play with speed and to create chances. File photograph: Inpho

New Ireland manager ready for the biggest game of his career on Thursday in Sofia

Jeff Hendrick is backing his Irish international teammate Shane Duffy to impress at Celtic Park. File photograph: Inpho

Irish midfielder excited to play alongside James McCarthy and Robbie Brady again

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph at Republic of Ireland squad training at  Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Goalkeeper asserts new manager’s approach involves fostering belief among players

Shane Duffy shares a joke with the fans during the Brighton’s pre-season friendly against Chelsea at the Amex Stadium. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Brighton seeking significant loan fee and contribution to defender’s wages

AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been drawn to play Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Marco Luzzani/Getty

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s seven-time European Cup winners have booked a date in Tallaght

Stephen Kenny’s Ireland take on Bulgaria on Thursday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic manager has a two-day training window with squad ahead of Bulgaria match

Matt Doherty celebrates after scoring for Wolves against new club Tottenham in March. Photograph: Matthew Ashton/Getty

Fullback’s Tottenham switch suggests Ireland’s squad is in relatively rude health

FAI chairman Roy Barrett: Question of his nomination as  chair could be up for renewed discussion at Tuesday’s board meeting. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Association will look to draw line under deeply divisive period at Monday’s egm

Ireland’s Matt Doherty has joined Spurs from Wolves. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland manager says Dara O’Shea’s versatility makes him an important addition

Joey O’Brien scores the winning penalty for Shamrock Rovers on Thursday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Veteran defender scored the winning penalty in sudden death against Finland’s Ilves

Vera Pauw has named her squad for Ireland’s crunch European Championship qualifiers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dutch manager aware of the challenge her side face away to group leaders Germany

FAI chairman Roy Barrett. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Larry Bass has called for the resignation of Barrett and two other independent directors

Chairman of Bank of Ireland, Patrick Kennedy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Sources say recommendation for post came from Bank of Ireland’s chairman

Shamrock Rovers players celebrate with Joey O’Brien after he scored the winning penalty in the Europa League first qualifying round against Ilves Tampere at Tallagh Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Bradley’s side had to play extra-time with 10 men after Liam Scales sent off

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of Wolves full back Matt Doherty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

€13.5m initial fee for Wolves player could boost Bohemians thanks to contract clause

New Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Italian manager is aware of the scepticism surrounding his Oriel Park appointment

Bohemians have won five Premier Division matches on the bounce. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Keith Long knows underdogs must take their chances against Fehérvár on Thursday

Aaron McEneff and Jack Byrne train ahead of Shamrock Rovers’ clash with Ilves of Finland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Stephen Bradley’s side welcome Finnish side Ilves to Tallaght for Europa League qualifier

New Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Italian insists he will decide team selection and tactics as he is unveiled at Oriel Park

Niall Quinn is currently out of contract with the FAI. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

53-year-old to urge delegates to take Government deal, McCarthy limps off

Luke McNally of St Pat’s challenges in the air with Dan Casey of Bohemians during a recent Dublin derby at Dalymount. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Schedule for second half of the Premier Division season will be revealed next week

John Gill has confirmed his Dundalk exit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Filippo Giovagnoli and Giuseppe Rossi set to be announced as new Oriel Park coaches

Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers lead Bohemians by two points at the top of the Premier Division. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rovers had requested a postponement due to player involvement with Ireland Under-21s

Former Irish soccer player Pat Brady has died after a long illness. File photograph: Inpho

Brother of Republic of Ireland internationals Ray and Liam died after a long illness

 Shamrock Rovers do not want to be without Liam Scales and Neil Farrugia when they are on Under-21 international duty. File photograph: Inpho

Liam Scales and Neil Farrugia will be on Under-21 international duty at the same time

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny: ‘We’re in a high-performance, modern coaching environment now.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Manager brushes off criticism that he lacks experience of Premier League-level coaching

Dundalk are without a manager following the exit of Vinny Perth. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Italian doesn’t have a Uefa Pro License but is expected to take training on Tuesday

Norwich striker Adam Idah has been named in a 23-man Republic of Ireland squad for the Nations League games against Bulgaria and Finland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Troy Parrott gets the nod ahead of Michael Obafemi as cover for David McGoldrick

 Norwich City striker Adam Idah has been named in Stephen Kenny’s squad. File photograph: Getty Images

Kenny explains Obafemi absence from 23-man squad for Bulgaria and Finland

 John Paintsil in action for Ghana against his friend Yakubu Aiyegbeni. File photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 prompts revised plans for Kosovo Superleague side and Guinean champions

Bohemians celebrate their win against St Patrick’s on Saturday evening. Photograph: Inpho

Stephen O’Donnell’s St Patrick’s team present little resistance at Dalymount Park

Shamrock Rovers’ Neil Farrugia and Georgie Poynton of Shelbourne in action during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rovers had to play final 10 minutes with 10 men after Rory Gaffney injury

Stephen Kenny’s first game as Republic of Ireland manager will be against Bulgaria in Sofia. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

FAI to send smaller travelling party and keep them in a bubble on return to Ireland

Former Cork City boss John Caulfield will take over as manager of Galway United. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Cork City player and manager to succeed Alan Murphy

Ireland went to Lisbon in November 1995 with hopes high. They were soon washed away

Aaron McEneff scores Shamrock Rovers’ third goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Finn Harps at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers to take on Shelbourne in second of three Dublin derbies on Friday night

Dundalk manager Vinny Perth looks on during the Champions League first qualifying round game against NK Celje at  Szusza Ferenc Stadion in Hungary. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Former assistant to Stephen Kenny had been at the club since 2013

Shamrock Rovers’ manager Stephen Bradley has questioned the new Covid-19 restrictions introduced by the government. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Both Finland and Lithuania have taken Ireland off their travel green lists

Lismore fans look on from outside the ground during the Waterford SHC quarter-final against Abbeyside Ballinacourty at Fraher Field in Dungarvan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hopes of allowing more supporters in to matches scuppered for time being

St Patrick Athletic’s Robbie Benson celebrates scoring his side’s equaliser during the Airtricity League match against Dundalk. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robbie Benson came back to haunt his old club by netting the equaliser at Oriel Park

Shamrock Rovers’ Ronan Finn. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

League leaders take on Finn Harps on Saturday while Shelbourne face Waterford

Shelbourne will fancy themselves to make a run at qualifying for Europe when the Airtricity League restarts. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers start in the driver’s seat but Dundalk know how to hunt them down

Dundalk’s Chris Shields and Jack Byrne of Shamrock Rovers vie for the ball during their clash before the shutdown. Photo: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

It’s going to be a sprint to the finish with Shamrock Rovers taking the early lead

Dundalk have re-signed David McMillan. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The 31-year-old striker had stints with St Johnston, Hamilton and Falkirk

 Louise Quinn:  parted ways with Arsenal at the start of the summer when her contract with the London club expired. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Experienced former Arsenal defender signs one-year deal with Italian club

The FAI are in line to receive €5.5m in funding from Fifa. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On top of grants, the association will be able to apply for an interest free loan

Veteran Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan recently signed a contract extension at League One side Fleetwood Town. File photograph: Inpho

David McGoldrick and Enda Stevens also nominated, winner to be named next week

 A woman throws a flower on the hearse as the funeral cortege for Jack Charlton passes through his childhood home town  in Ashington. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

More than 20,000 people signed a virtual book of condolences organised by FAI

Brazil’s supporters watch their team take on Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Maracana stadium. File photograph: Getty Images

Built and rebuilt for Brazil to win the World Cup, the stadium is also linked with calamity

Aaron Connolly scores for Brighton in the final round of Premier League games against Burnley at Turf Moor. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/AFP via Getty Images

Although involvement in top clubs remains low, breakthroughs continue for young players

Irish MEP Mick Wallace has written to the presidents of both Uefa and Fifa over the governance of the FAI. Photograph:  Eric Luke

MEP concerned over role ‘Visionary Group’ may have had in formulating memorandum

An American group are interested in buying the  League of Ireland  section of Cabinteely FC. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Club call egm for next month over possible sale of League of Ireland element of club

Dundalk’s Greg Sloggett challenges  Lido Lotefa of Longford during a friendly match at  Oriel Park on Tuesday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Uefa’s backing for a merger could open the way to similar ones across Europe

Senior civil servant Robert Watt has been appointed to the board of the FAI. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He becomes the fourth independent director to join the board of the association

Cliftonville have been one of the clubs most outspoken against the move. Photo: Freddie Parkinson/Inpho

Only two clubs in the North refrained from supporting the proposed discussions

Ireland international striker Aiden O’Brien is to leave Millwall. Photograph:  James Chance/Getty Images

26-year-old played almost 200 games and scored 39 goals for the London club

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Greg Bolger looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury in a friendly against Wexford. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Midfielder suffered injury in friendly against Wexford ahead of league restart

Joe Shaughnessy: has moved to Scottish Premiership side St Mirren  following  a spell with Southend in England. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former St Johnstone captain leaves Southend after their relegation from League One

Igor Labuts takes a kick out while playing for Athlone against Shelbourne in 2017. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Latvian has his sanction overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

A  view of FAI HQ in Abbotstown. Photo: Inpho

Changes in line with the Memorandum of Understanding must be brought in

FAI independent chairman Roy Barrett has contested the claim that the association’s leadership had not sought approval from the Sports council for the organisation to agree the financial elements of the Memorandum of Understanding. File photograph: Inpho

New government restates Memorandum of Understanding must be implemented in full

Shay Brennan in action for the Republic of Ireand.

Manchester-born defender blazed a trail subsequently followed by over 100 players

Jack Charlton’s funeral will take place next Tuesday in Newcastle. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Service will be limited to 20 people because of coronavirus restrictions

The FAI has completed its senior management  reorganisation. Photograph: Inpho

Ruud Dokter agrees new 18-month contract as high-performance director

Hopes of deal to allow footballers from the EU play in English leagues post Brexit recedes

The FAI are looking to extend the term of the current board until march of next year. Photograph: Inpho

Association plan to hold a series of three egms in relation to fractious reform process

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