The draw for the 2014 Setanta Sports Cup took place at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday.
Leighton Baines hopes he can return from injury in time for the busy Christmas schedule but accepts he cannot rush his recover from a fractured toe.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner has praised the Blues for the way in which they fought back to defeat Bayern Munich in the final Champions’ League group match.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is keen to extend his playing career beyond the 2015 World Cup but is reluctant to discuss his contract negotiations.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pleased with how his side are looking as they prepare for a busy run of fixtures.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is at a loss as to why his side continue to struggle for form in the Premier League.
Roy Keane has opened up about missing the 2002 World Cup, admitting he regrets his decision to walk out on the Republic of Ireland team.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose could make his return in Thursday's Europa League match against Anzhi Makhachkala.
Danny Graham has yet to speak to Sunderland manager Gus Poyet over the possibility of a return to the Stadium of Light in January.
Armagh manager Paul Grimley would have no problem with playing in a different provincial championship as long as they are competing for honours.