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Points, not performance, is the number one priority for Stephen Kenny's men

Daniel McDonnell


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Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will be getting plenty of disrespect if his side fall short against Luxembourg. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will be getting plenty of disrespect if his side fall short against Luxembourg. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will be getting plenty of disrespect if his side fall short against Luxembourg. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

For Stephen Kenny, this evening’s showdown with Luxembourg is a must-win game with the potential for a no-win conclusion.

He’s unlikely to get much credit in the bank for registering a victory against the lowest-ranked fourth seeds in the draw, even though it has been roundly acknowledged that the travelling side are not the rabble they used to be.


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