Upping the Ante: It’s the greatest league in the world – sometimes

Upping the Ante: It’s the greatest league in the world – sometimes

Bray Wanderers sum up all that’s wrong with the League of Ireland; Shamrock Rovers embody all that’s right

In the League of Ireland, one can always guarantee that any progress will be confronted by calamity elsewhere.

That Dundalk are a seeded team in their Europa League first-qualifying round tie against Levadia Tallinn – action commences on Thursday – shows the strides they have made in Europe. There is a general expectation that they will advance and also beat AEK Larnaca in the following round, especially as Lilywhites boss Stephen Kenny does not countenance complacency.

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