“His performances with Bayern Munich have showed that was the right decision and that he has used this time to his advantage.”
ST. Patrick’s Athletic booked their place in the FAI Cup final with a 3-0 win at Dundalk on Sunday while Shelbourne and Derry City drew 2-2 in the second semi-final at the Brandywell . . .
HIBERNIAN’S Irish defender Gary Deegan faces a month on the sidelines after he had his jaw broken in an unprovoked late night attack in Edinburgh city center over the weekend . . .
HULL City defender Alex Bruce has switched allegiances from the Republic to Northern Ireland and could feature in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier away to Portugal . . .
SLIGO Rovers can clinch the Airtricity Premier Division title with a win at home to St. Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday after drawing 0-0 at Cork City last weekend . . .
LIMERICK wrapped up the Airtricity First Division title and promotion to the Premier at the weekend after Waterford United went down to Mervue United . . .
SHAMROCK Rovers should qualify for European football next season after beating Bray 3-1 away to boost their Premier Division standing . . .
IRISH striker Robbie Keane grabbed 15th goal of the season for LA Galaxy on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to Real Salt Lake . . .
DUBLIN-born Wolves defender Matt Doherty has joined League One side Bury on loan until the end of the year . . .
IRELAND’S under-17 girls team have qualified for the second round of the European Championships . . .
IRELAND have dropped to 28th in the latest FIFA world rankings.