Today’s announcement that Stephen Kenny‘s contract as Republic of Ireland manager has been extended to the 2024 European Championships is welcome news. Extensions have also been agreed with his current coaching team of Keith Andrews, Dean Kiely, Stephen Rice and Damien Doyle.
Kenny is also expected to shortly confirm the identity of the coach who will replace the recently departed Anthony Barry who has linked up with Belgium.
Stephen Kenny is set to announce his squad next week for the upcoming friendly internationals with Belgium and Lithuania.
The current horrendous conflict in the Ukraine is set to impact upon our scheduled Europa League contests with Ukraine and Scotland in June as those two nations are set to meet in a World Cup qualifier during that period following the postponement of their originally scheduled meeting this month.