In the build-up to Thursday's friendly in London, Stephen Kenny has made the point that leading a side out at a packed Aviva Stadium would mean more than the opportunity to be involved in a competitive game at Wembley.
Stephen Kenny insists that the volume of talent coming through the Irish ranks stops him from dwelling about what might have been if he had Jack Grealish and Declan Rice at his disposal.
The day of the trophy presentation for Shamrock Rovers was in keeping with the slightly surreal nature of the 2020 season, with the all-conquering Hoops having to battle with 10 men to preserve their unbeaten record.
The final round of League of Ireland fixtures has been moved from Sunday to Monday after an Independent Disciplinary Committee of the FAI ruled that Derry City did nothing wrong in refusing to travel to take on Shamrock Rovers last month.
Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban says the Irish club had no fears about travelling to Vienna for Europa League duty even though the city is still recovering from the shock of a terror attack.
There is something fitting about the first week in work for new FAI CEO Jonathan Hill coinciding with the Government announcement of €13m in badly needed Covid relief for the Abbotstown body.
It may rank up there with the most challenging games of his career but Brian Gartland, the veteran defender praised for a stout showing at the Emirates on Thursday, learned afterwards that his distance covered was below his normal average.
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