It is looking more likely that St Patrick's Athletic will represent the eircom League in this year's UEFA Cup following the withdrawl of Shelbourne from the Champions League.
In a statment from the club's official website, www.shelbournefc.ie, the Club has announced that it will not be applying for a UEFA licence this year.
It is almost certain that Derry City, last years league runners-up, will replace Shelbourne in the Champions League, and Pat's, FAI Cup runners-up, will replace Derry in the UEFA Cup compeition.
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