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# 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.

# fai - Thursday 4 September, 2014

5 talking points from last night’s Ireland-Oman game

Should O’Neill go with 4-5-1 or 4-4-2? What will be the starting XI against Georgia?

# fai - Saturday 23 August, 2014

# fai - Saturday 26 July, 2014

# fai - Friday 25 July, 2014

Cork v Bohs, and the rest of the draw for the FAI Cup Third Round

The last 16 clashes are scheduled for the week ending 24 August.

# fai - Thursday 17 July, 2014

John Delaney agrees to five more years with the FAI

The Waterford man says he ‘understands certain criticisms’ of his salary, but points to increasing turnover on the FAI books.

# fai - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

John O’Shea, Seamus Coleman and Damien Delaney to miss US trip

The Boys in Green head for New York tomorrow.

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Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# fai - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The man who’s helping women’s soccer in Ireland to flourish

Dave Connell chats to about overseeing the Irish team’s qualification for the European Championships.

# fai - Monday 26 May, 2014

‘Next year is a big year for us’ – Delaney expects Irish crowds to return in 2015

The FAI’s chief executive maintains meetings with England, Scotland, Germany and Poland will attract supporters to the Aviva Stadium after an indifferent turn-out yesterday.

We’ll Leave It There So: International call-ups, the Déise’s new star and all today’s sport

A long-term contract for Brendan Rodgers, Robbie Keane’s latest goal and Toulon’s spending power also made the news.

‘O’Neill and Keane are committed to getting this team to France 2016’ – John Delaney

Speculation linking the Ireland manager and his assistant to club jobs doesn’t worry the FAI chief executive.

# fai - Friday 23 May, 2014

13 small moments in sport that made us happy

The little victories that made us smile.

# fai - Monday 12 May, 2014

Joey O’Brien withdraws from provisional Irish squad

The West Ham defender only recently returned to action following a longstanding injury.

# fai - Friday 9 May, 2014

Omission doesn’t rule Stephen Ireland out of summer tour — Martin O’Neill

The Ireland manager will speak to the Stoke midfielder personally after the Premier League concludes this weekend.

No new faces in sight as O’Neill names Ireland squad for summer friendlies

Only Rob Elliot and Shane Duffy have not won caps from the experienced grouping selected.

# fai - Friday 25 April, 2014

FAI and Dublin City Council joint bid for Euro 2020 games confirmed

The association is hoping to host three games and a last 16 match in the Aviva Stadium.

# fai - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.