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# fai - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

‘We’ve the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers’ – John Delaney

The FAI boss was speaking at the announcement of over €2 million funding for the organisation.

# fai - Saturday 11 April, 2015

‘A legend and a gentleman who made an outstanding contribution to Irish football’

Ray Treacy died last night after a short illness.

# fai - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Five years ago, Harry Arter was stuck in the Conference. Now he’s eyeing up an Ireland debut

Work hard and don’t rest on your laurels – that’s Harry Arter’s recipe for success.

# fai - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Finders keepers? There was more talk today about who will play in goal for Ireland

“It’s the manager’s decision and there’s nothing I can do,” says David Forde.

A Premier League cult hero is now Ireland’s U21 goalkeeping coach

Carlo Cudicini is working with Ireland ahead of their opening European Championship qualifier.

# fai - Monday 23 March, 2015

‘You can’t have forever and a day to make your mind up’ – Townsend urges Grealish to commit

Villa youngster can have the same kind of impact as Spurs sensation Harry Kane, says Andy Townsend.

# fai - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Man who helped Ireland secure Euro 2020 finals fronting new LOI initiative

Declan Conroy will take charge of a taskforce which plans to speak to people inside and outside Irish football,

# fai - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

# fai - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks

Trend of players declaring for the Republic deserves careful consideration, writes Frank Feighan TD.

# fai - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

League of Ireland refs won’t be using the vanishing free-kick spray this season

FAI “wish to carry out more research into its effectiveness.”

# fai - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

16 Airtricity League clubs awarded licences for 2015, while three left to wait

Clubs have five working days to lodge an appeal on the decision.

# fai - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Brian Kerr on the FAI losing interest in the Airtricity League, Euro 2016 and Roddy Collins

Ruaidhrí Croke chats to Brian Kerr about the current state of Irish football, both internationally and domestically.

# fai - Thursday 25 December, 2014

David Meyler and Steph Roche fluff their lines in the FAI’s best bloopers of 2014 Outtakes This post contains videos

David Meyler and Steph Roche fluff their lines in the FAI’s best bloopers of 2014

Aiden McGeady and Cyrus Christie are also here to wish fans a happy Christmas.

# fai - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

FAI make anti-racism stance after ‘doctored’ image of Tweet

The Association’s account has not been hacked. The image was never an actual Tweet.

# fai - Thursday 27 November, 2014

FAI Board back John Delaney following republican song controversy

The chief executive had previously apologised for any offence caused.

# fai - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

FAI boss Delaney says that legal threat against media outlet was ‘a misunderstanding’

The chief executive released a statement last night in relation to the controversy over a video which showed him singing a Republican ballad.

# fai - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

‘People use camera phones in a sly way’ – John Delaney apologises over republican song Underfire This post contains videos

‘People use camera phones in a sly way’ – John Delaney apologises over republican song

The FAI chief was filmed singing a Wolfetones ballad in a Dublin pub after Ireland’s recent win over the US.

# fai - Friday 21 November, 2014

FAI responds to criticism from fans by introducing new database for away tickets

Fans Direct will allow supporters to apply through a new database.

6 things the FAI will spend their €1.2million funding on

The association will spread this money across six projects in areas including Mayfield and Westport

Irish football receives €1.2million boost in funding

The money will go towards six projects selected by the Football Association of Ireland.

# fai - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Irish supporters’ group ‘shocked and angered’ by treatment during FAI protest

YBIG say fans were intimidated and manhandled at the international friendly at the Aviva Stadium last night.

# fai - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Delaney’s ‘deeply unhelpful’ comments on ticket row are stoking tension – YBIG fan group

FAI chief executive predicts “tension in the air” with Irish and Scottish fans sitting side-by-side on Friday night.

# fai - Monday 3 November, 2014

Collins’ comments are an unfair assessment of football in Ireland

Collins has brought up the classic League of Ireland debate again.

# fai - Sunday 2 November, 2014

# fai - Thursday 30 October, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Donal Óg’s dickie bow, Roy’s reality TV & all today’s sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including John Delaney’s mistakes and an injury blow for Joe Schmidt.

John Delaney accepts that ‘mistakes were made’ over ticket allocation for Scotland game

The statement comes after news that the Scottish FA would not be releasing more tickets for the upcoming Euro qualifier.

# fai - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

UCC awarded first Munster Senior League as Avondale lose out after months of appeals

A court of arbitration ruling on a match which took place 11 months ago has handed UCC two additional points.

# fai - Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘I can’t understand why the FAI aren’t listening to the best footballers in the world’

Patrick Szafranski chats to about how Futsal can help improve the standard of soccer in Ireland.

# fai - Friday 10 October, 2014

Who’s that beardless stranger? Oh wait, it’s Roy Keane!

Undoubtedly the most important story about the Ireland assistant you’ll read this week.

# fai - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview Close The Book This post contains videos

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview

See how long you can listen without getting lost in all that facial hair.

Martin O’Neill: Keane book is no distraction ahead of crucial qualifiers

The Ireland boss says he’s largely unaware of the detail in the leaked autobiography.

# fai - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

13 things we learned from John Delaney’s ‘Game On’ interview

The FAI CEO discussed Roy Keane and the state of the League of Ireland among other issues.

# fai - Monday 22 September, 2014

5 questions ahead of Martin O’Neill’s Ireland squad announcement tomorrow

The Boys in Green take on Gibraltar and Germany next month.

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Why did farmers bring a Grim Reaper to an Aldi store?

They also brought a coffin full of vegetables.

# fai - Friday 19 September, 2014

Opinion: Euro 2020 news a much-needed boost for Irish soccer

The sense of disillusionment with the national team remains, but this latest development is a step in the right direction.

John Delaney: ‘Great pride and relief are the two overarching feelings’

FAI head is understandably delighted though was concious of political games ahead of vote.

Dublin announced as UEFA Euro 2020 host city

The capital will play host to four fixtures.

# fai - Sunday 7 September, 2014

This stunning strike cancelled out Aiden McGeady’s opener against Georgia

Tornike Okriashvili will be dining out on this one for a while.

‘I don’t remember the FAI saying we should give them a replay’ – 5 other times Ireland met Georgia

The Boys in Green meet their opponents for the sixth time later today.