Soccer Republic returns for a new series on Monday March 9 as the SSE Airtricity League season gets under way. Peter Collins is joined in studio by Alan Cawley, Stephen Kenny and Stuart Byrne for a look back at the first weekend’s action. The programme begins at at 11.05pm on RTÉ2.

See also Champions League Live on Wednesday March 11 (7.00pm, RTÉ 2) in which Darragh Maloney is joined by Didi Hamann, Eamon Dunphy and John Giles for live coverage of Chelsea v Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16, second leg from Stamford Bridge.

Kick-off 7.45pm, with commentary from George Hamilton. Extra time and penalties a possibility.