Arsenal qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League despite falling to a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli.
Celtic fell to a 6-1 hammering at Barcelona, as the Bhoys’ European campaign came to a disheartening end.
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.
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.
Demba Ba netted the only goal as Chelsea defeated Steaua Bucharest at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Dublin football boss Jim Gavin has been named as the Philips Sports Manager of the Year.
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.