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Shane Duffy makes a point to his team-mates in front of a packed stand at the Aviva Stadium during Ireland’s Nations Cup clash against Wales two years ago. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Shane Duffy makes a point to his team-mates in front of a packed stand at the Aviva Stadium during Ireland’s Nations Cup clash against Wales two years ago. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Shane Duffy makes a point to his team-mates in front of a packed stand at the Aviva Stadium during Ireland’s Nations Cup clash against Wales two years ago. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

A penny for John Delaney's thoughts on the problems created by the coronavirus?

The ex-CEO has earned enough from Irish football already so we'll pass on that but further speculation around when Stephen Kenny will take his first game as Ireland manager has highlighted the difficulty of the task faced by the new FAI hierarchy.

We are used to administrators telling us that they haven't budgeted for Ireland qualifying for a major tournament.