Republic end World Cup campaign on high as NI get set for Italian job at Windsor

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Stephen Kenny could be in line for a new deal

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Stephen Kenny's hopes of earning a contract extension were handed a major boost as the Republic of Ireland romped to a 3-0 win over Luxembourg in their final World Cup Qualifier.

Goals from Shane Duffy, Chiedozie Ogbene and Callum Robinson inside the final 22 minutes clinched victory - just Ireland's second in a competitive fixture in 15 attempts - and third place in Group A behind Serbia and Portugal.

President Gerry McAnaney and chief executive officer Jonathan Hill were among a Football Association of Ireland delegation at the Stade De Luxembourg as they prepare to sit down to discuss Kenny's future after a campaign which started badly but has finished in more promising fashion.

Northern Ireland play Italy in their final qualifier at Windsor Park on Monday night.

The Italians need a win to guarantee their place in Qatar next year.

Ian Baraclough's men go into the game on the back on a victory on Friday night:

In Gaelic Games, there were long-awaited county football titles on Sunday for Lurgan's Clann Eireann in Armagh and Creggan in Antrim with Dromore crowned Tyrone champions.






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