2145 Richard Sadlier on RTÉ reckons that the display from the Airtricity XI won't see increased traffic through the domestic league turnstiles. That's fair enough, but the local game should not be comapred to the Premier League. The fare in the Airtricity League has improved, but not enough to entice more people to watch the matches.

2144 The Airtricity Challenge Trophy has been presented to John O'Shea.

2138 Game over. A trophy presentation awaits the winners. Celtic win 2-1 in Europe, but are out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate.

90 min The game enters its dying embers. Not a match that is likely to attract increased support for the domestic league, but at least the Airtricity XI are finishing with some possession. Good workout for Man Utd as they now look towards the Premier League and such matters.

87 min Three of the subs - Ger O'Brien, Sheppard and Mulchay have shown well for the hosts, while Valencia has been named Airtricity Man-of-the-Match. He scored their fourth goal and his been a constant threat down the right.

85 min Hernandez has looked lively and as I write Nani's shot thunders against the crossbar following good work from John O'Shea. At the other end, neat play from Ger O'Brien sees his cross met by Karl Sheppard, but he directs his header straight at Amos when it was easier to score.

81 min PENALTY: Hernandez goes down rather easily and Nani calmly puts the keeper the wrong way. United up the tempo and a goal is the outcome. Let's hope they don't reach 10. I don't mean that in an anti-Man Utd way, but there is no need to rub it in here.

78 min GOAL! Great run from Conor Powell, who slips in Dave Mulcahy and he flicks it neatly past Amos to give proceedings an air of respectability. Powell's aggression was notable in the build-up. Why didn't the home team show a bit more gusto before the 78th minute.

2124 Celtic are now 2-1 up on Braga. They now trail 4-2 on aggregate

76 min The Mexican wave has started to the biggest cheer of the night.

72 min Karl Sheppard has given Vidic a few anxious moments. At this stage, it's hard to see Rico's side getting anything from this game. Very little work rate from the hosts, I'm afraid.

71 min A terrible thing one would have to add here is that Man Utd could hit double figures. Let's hope it does not happen. Damien Richardson has emptied his bench - goalkeeper Ger Doherty (Derry City) on for Gary Rodgers; Dave Mulcahy (St Pat's) on for Ndo and Ger O'Brien (Sporting Fingal) on for Ryan Guy.

69 min GOAL From the corner Jonny Evans scores from a header. But the marking was truly shocking. And I mean truly shocking!

68 min Hernandez has a go from 30 yards out and Gary Rodgers does well to turn it around for a corner.

66 min 49,861 spectators have turned up to watch this one-sided encounter. Will it be a full house for the Republic V Argentina seven days from now?

65 min Karl Sheppard is a player many think highly of in the Airtricity League. But can the Galway United player make adifference here?

63 min GOAL! Park makes it No 5 after Joe Ndo hesitated in the box. Gives the goalkeeper no chance with a firmly hit shot inside the box. Sheppard on for Madden- Richie Ryan of Sligo Rovers is on for Shaun Williams. Nani comes on for Park. Amos comes on between the posts for the visitors.

61 min Man Utd reserve keeper Ben Amos is waiting to come on. Karl Sheppard, likewise, for the home side.

60 min GOAL! Valencia makes it four after he picks up a through ball from Gibson. He shows good control in the box to smash it home.

58 min Vidic fouls Ryan Guy and Smalling fouls Kiliian Brennan. Not dirty play, I must say, but good old-fashioned tackling. A free-kick from Ndo has a little curl, but in no way treatens the United goal.

56 min The only way you can see the home side scoring is for Man Utd to mess up defensively. As I write, the threat from the right continues with John O'Shea's cross frinding Berbatov and his header narrowly goes over.

54 min Gavin Peers' night is over with Conor Kenna of St Pat's coming on.

51 min Berbatov is looking lively in the first six or so minutes. Many though he may have been shipped off to pastures new this season - but Fergie still has faith in the Bulgarian.

50 min Quick movement again by Manchester United and Chris Smalling, formerly of Fulham, skies it well over. Let's hope we're not looking at a rout this evening.

48 min Man Utd get their first corner of the evening. Surprising that after all their dominance.

47 min GOAL! Hernanandez' first impact is instant as Valencia's cross is met by the Mexican and he fires it in to the roof of the next.

2051 Second half is on. Celtic still are a goal down in their Champions League qualifier and are heading out of the competition

2046 Berbatov is on for Owen, while new signing Hernandez will also be in the Man Utd line-up. All of us would like to see an improves showing from the Airtricity XI. Going back to the Sligo connection, Joseph Ndo hasn't really shown to any effect. Alan Kirby on for Killian Brennan.

2045 A colleague of ours Shane Murray has been in contact from Chicago and is enjoying our updates. As a Sligoman, Shane is obviously monitoring the performance of Gavin Peers, but I can assure Shane that Peers' play has improved.

2038 Mark Rankin from Belast on the 'somersault' : 'The first person to do a somersault throw in was Steve Watson when he was 15 playing for Newcastle at The Milk Cup in Coleraine (aprox 1989).'

033 Half-time - Manchester United are comfortable, with one eye obviously on Sunday's Community Shield.

44 min As we approach half-time, the atmosphere is now somewhat subdued. Peers looked to have pushed over Rooney, but the referee Alan Kely waves play on. Peers much more assured in his play now.

42 min Darren Gibson from outside the D fails to get any power in his shot. We've seen a few net-busters from him in recent tomes.

39 min Wayne Rooney tries to make space in the box, but Gavin Peers stands his ground and clears the danger. Corner for the Airtricity XI, but United keeper deals with it well. Just to point out Killian Brennan has not been replaced and is still on the pitch.

36 min Joseph Ndo does a nutmeg on Darren Gibson. Now quite the ultimate humiliation for a player - but close.!

31 min Airtricity X1 now have have a bit of possession, with Ryan Guy perfecting a somersault before he takes a throw-in. Catch it on Youtube. Killian Brennan set to be replaced with Alan Kirby of Sporting Fingal to come on. Michael Carrick off for Man Utd. Darren Fletcher to come on.

29 min This game mirrors a training spin for Man Utd as Wayne Rooney tries to chip Rogers, but the keeper was alert to the danger. Park is very lively so far for the visotors. The only threat to Kuszczak's goal has just been a back-header from Vidic. The keeper had to stretch a little.

2013 Celtic have gone a goal down to Braga in the Champions League qualifier. Now 0-4 in arrears.

25 min GOAL! Lovely skill from Owen after a cross from Park - his control was brilliant and on the outside of his right foot he lofted it over the keeper.

22 min Another mistake from Peers puts Gibson in the clear and he feeds Rooney who skies over when he really should have scored.

20 min Ryan Guy of St Pat's has shown some nice touches, and a few probing balls have just failed to find Madden.

16 min Sligo Rovers' Peers will have to get that howler out of his head, as United continue to push forward.

13 min GOAL! JS Park scores - but it all came about through Gavin Peers' sloopy play at the back as his attempted clearance rebounded off the South Korean. A bad goal to give way - a shocker!

11 min Great United play with Gibson, Park and Rooney involved in some neat one-touch fooball. It ended with Rooney dragging his shot wide.

9 min Owen is the meat in a sandwich made by Powell and Oman.

8 min Gavin Peers of Sligo Rovers is letting Wayne Rooney know he's about, and from a free-kick Valencia's cross to Park is well saved by Gary Rogers.

5 min Pitch is in great nick; full regulation size and all that - and will host the Europa League final on 18 May next.

3 min Owen almost in after a lovely pass from Rooney, but Ken Oman covers back well. Bright opening from the visitors.

1 min Ball fed up to Rooney in a dangerous area, but Shaun Williams takes it off his toe.

1946 Game on.

1945 Captains - Paul Keegan of Bohemians and John O'Shea. Manchester United kick-off defending the Havelock Square end. First ball at the new Aviva is rolled by Michael Owen.

1943 Teams are out on the pitch. Great atmosphere. Let's hope for a good, lively tussle of a game.

1941 I stand corrected - last soccer match at the old Lansdowne Road was the 2006 FAI Cup final involving Derry & St Pats. Nil points for me.

1938 Man Utd XI: Kuszczak, Smalling, Vidic, Evans, O'Shea, Carrick, Gibson, Valencia, Park, Rooney, Owen

1937 Paddy Madden (Bohs) up front with the experienced Joseph Ndo (Sligo Rovers) is an intriguing prospect.

1936 Airtricity XI: Gary Rogers, Oman, Peers, Shelley, Powell, Williams, Keegan, Guy, Brennan, Ndo, Madden.

1935 Michael Own will partner Wayne Rooney up front. Nemanja Vidic, Park Ji-sung, Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia were also handed their first pre-season appearances.

1934 Plenty of support for Man Yooooo... in the crowd.

1931 Pictures have come through of both sides entering the Aviva Stadium. They look relaxed, with John O'Shea & FAI CEO in jovial mood.

1916 The weather is dry, if a little blustery in Dublin as the crowds make their way down Lansdowne Road to witness a game of soccer for the first time since the FAI Cup Final between Derry City and St Patrick’s Athletic on the first Sunday of December 2006.

1913 Hello everybody and welcome to our text updates on tonight's proceedings from the Aviva Stadium. A capacity crowd is expected at the D4 venue, most of them probably supporting the men in red, but I have no doubt Damien Richardson's side will be raored on enthusicatically as they bid to fashion a famous win.