The Soccer Republic panel of Dave Barry and Johnny McDonnell look at the power shift from the traditionally strong Dublin clubs to the provincial outfits.

“There’s definitely a levelling off,” says Barry. "Going back the last 20-25 year the money was in Dublin

“Any player outside of Dublin was always looking to go to the big clubs in Dublin.

“But with the financial problems and restraints on clubs now, it’s been spread out.”

Watch the discussion above.