Derry City to compete in next season’s Champions League

Shelbourne have decided against applying for a UEFA licence, meaning their place in next season’s Champions League will be taken by Derry City. Champions Shelbourne were relegated from the Premier League to the First Division for the coming season after an investigation by the FAI’s first instance committee into their financial problems. Shels say their decision is partly based on the fact that they don’t want damage the Eircom League’s co-efficient in Europe.