The inaugural Irish Cup trials took place on the Irish coast on Monday with the first game taking place at the Meehan Stadium in Cork.
Talks between the league and the Irish FA, who own the game, are expected to start in the coming weeks.
Irish football fans have been waiting for more than a decade for the trials to be held, and they were hoping to see the world’s top team.
The tournament is currently taking place in the US and was scheduled to take place in 2018, but was cancelled by Fifa after the US president Donald Trump called for a boycott of the tournament.
The Irish FA said it was disappointed that the US was not invited to the trials, but that the league would make up for any shortfall in tickets and travel costs.
“It’s disappointing that the Irish have not been invited to play in the trials,” the FA said in a statement.
“We will continue to work closely with the US to make sure that our games are available for fans in the United States, and we will work to bring our international football to their homes.”
The tournament, which will feature four matches, is a precursor to the World Cup finals in Russia in 2019, which Ireland will also compete in.
The tournament was launched in 1998 by the FA and has seen Ireland compete in eight finals, with the current series the first since 2010.
The 2018 trial featured England, Germany and Spain and featured two games against France.