Soccer Digest: Giovanni Trapattoni calls on new faces

Giovanni Trapattoni of Ireland talks to the media during a UEFA EURO 2012 press conference after the UEFA EURO 2012 Group C match between Italy and Republic of Ireland on June 18, 2012 in Poznan, Pola

Drogheda maintained their impressive form with a 2-1 win at Shelbourne, while Shamrock Rovers were held to a scoreless draw by visitors Bray.

St. Patrick’s Athletic fancy their chances of progressing to the next round of the Europa League after drawing 1-1 away to Siroki Brijeg in Bosnia last Thursday.

Sligo Rovers lost 3-1 to Spartak Trnava in Slovakia the same night with both return legs to be played this Thursday.
Pay Cut
FAI boss John Delaney announced at the association’s AGM on Saturday that he has agreed to take a $50,000 pay cut on his near $500,000 salary.

Delaney told the meeting in Letterkenny, “We have a duty to our members to make the most effective use of our resources. No business survives unless it adapts. Difficult times are ahead for everyone, but we are prepared to meet the challenges.

“In my own case I will take a further 10% pay cut.”