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Ireland national team boss, Giovanni Trapattoni

Former Ireland midfielder Rory Delap has agreed on a one year contract extension with Stoke City that will see him stay at the club until 2011. Irish winger Liam Lawrence has also signed a new deal with the Potteries club . . .

Irish striker Daryl Murphy has shunned Roy Keane and Ipswich to sign for Premier League outfit Hull City after both clubs had agreed a $2 million deal with Sunderland. . .

Bohs have failed in a new loan bid for Celtic winger Graham Carey ahead of their Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg. . .

Cork City have been given two weeks to settle a €400,000 bill by the Revenue Commissioners or be faced with a winding up order. . .

Swindon Town have signed former Leeds United and Ireland midfielder Jonathan Douglas on a free transfer . . .

Giovanni Trapattoni is closer to a new deal with the FAI after further contract talks in Dublin last week . . .

Drogheda United have completed the signings of striker Guy Bates and midfielder Brendan McGill . . .

Grimsby Town have made a bid for former Sunderland and Ireland goalkeeper Nicky Colgan . . .

Fulham have failed in a bid to sign Irish midfielder Keith Andrews from Blackburn Rovers . . .

Big Irish striker Alan Lee has been linked with a move from Crystal Palace to Barnsley . . .

Hartlepool United have made a double bid for Cork City’s Colin Healy and Denis Behan . . .

Drogheda-born midfielder Kevin Thornton has left Coventry City by mutual consent.

FAI Draw

Bohemians will meet Dundalk in the glamour tie of the fourth round draw for the Ford FAI Cup.

The full draw is: Bray Wanderers vs. Tralee Dynamos; Shamrock Rovers vs. UCD; Galway United vs. Longford Town; Sligo Rovers vs. Derry City; Dundalk vs. Bohemians; Sporting Fingal vs. Athlone Town; Monaghan United vs. St Patrick’s Athletic; Crumlin United vs. Waterford United.

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