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Today’s News

'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI

The state of the football body was again the topic of discussion at Government buildings today.

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

Sport Ireland echo Shane Ross's demand that FAI President stand down

The mess at the FAI was under discussion again today at Government buildings.

Monday 15 July, 2019

All Irish sports bodies to disclose CEO's pay to Sport Ireland in light of FAI fiasco

After all of the controversy at Abbottstown, the State body are beefing up their terms and conditions to avoid a repeat elsewhere.

Donal Conway nominated unopposed to continue as FAI President

There are three nominees for the role of Vice-President.

TV Wrap - Amazing tennis and cricket drama shows importance of keeping sport free-to-air

Elsewhere, viewers were annoyed by the Sunday Game. Again.

Saturday 13 July, 2019

Keegan returns as Mayo name side to play Kerry

The Westport defender returns having hobbled out of the qualifier win against Armagh a fortnight ago.

As it happened: Roscommon v Tyrone, All-Ireland senior football Super 8s

Tyrone were tested by Roscommon at Hyde Park, but their class ultimately told with a four-point win.

Thursday 11 July, 2019

Pat's European campaign on the brink after 2-0 defeat to Swedish side Norrkoping

An own goal by Lee Desmond compounded a bad night for Pat’s, in which they were largely outclassed.

'He is highly sought after' - Praise for Bohs' 14-year-old after impressive Chelsea cameo

Liverpool are among those understood to be scouting Evan Ferguson, who impressed in last night’s 1-1 draw against Frank Lampard’s side.

'Their manager was the most obnoxious person' - Remembering one of Pat's best European nights

A Swedish side face the Inchicore club in Europe for only a second time tonight – here we remember the first, a famous win over Elfsborg in 2008.

Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Late equaliser earns Bohs draw in Frank Lampard's first game as Chelsea manager

Eric Molloy scored a minute from the end to spoil the new manager’s debut game.

Irish men's team bow out of University Games in defeat to Russia

Both sides had a man sent off in a game decided by a penalty.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Bohs attacker Danny Mandroiu picks up Player of the Month award for June Danny Boy This post contains videos

Bohs attacker Danny Mandroiu picks up Player of the Month award for June

He wins the award ahead of Derry’s Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe.

FAI confirm August friendly with world champions USA

The Republic of Ireland will be the States’ first post-World Cup opponents on home soil at the 92,500-capacity Rose Bowl.

Monday 8 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Live coverage of women's World Cup goes a long way to silencing critics

Elsewhere, a few classic Irish tropes emerged on The Sunday Game.

Friday 5 July, 2019

Eddie Brennan names Laois side for preliminary quarter-final clash with Dublin

The Kilkenny legend makes a single change from the side that won the McDonagh Cup last weekend.

5 changes as Cork name team to face Westmeath in preliminary quarter-final

Aidan Walsh misses out entirely as the Leesiders travel to TEG Cusack Park.

FAI can't present 2018 accounts to AGM given investigations and 'well-publicised issues'

The Association have also announced an EGM to take place ahead of the annual meeting in Trim, at which new structures must be passed to restore funding.

Keegan out but Aidan O'Shea named to start for Mayo against Galway

Elsewhere, Cilian O’Connor returns to the starting line-up.

Chelsea confirm squad for friendlies against Bohemians and St Pat's

Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro are among those likely to be in action in Dublin next week.

Thursday 4 July, 2019

Nadal sees off Kyrgios in four-set grudge match, Serena Williams recovers to progress Thriller This post contains videos

Nadal sees off Kyrgios in four-set grudge match, Serena Williams recovers to progress

Kyrgios branded the umpire a ‘disgrace’, caught out his opponent with an audacious under-arm serve…and exited Wimbledon.

Chelsea women confirm appointment of former Cork City coach Lisa Fallon

Fallon has been brought in as a game analysis and strategy coach at the London club.

Joe Marler out of retirement and included in England's World Cup training squad

Danny Cipriani is included but there is no room for Dylan Hartley or Mike Brown.

Irish U21 striker signs new contract and joins first-team squad at Norwich City

Adam Idah will be given a chance to prove himself to be worthy of the Premier League this season.

Monday 1 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Phil Neville's bluster and ego sets up RTÉ's must-watch World Cup coverage

The England boss has been the breakout star, and thankfully, TG4 and the state broadcaster have been around to bring it to us.

Sunday 30 June, 2019

Barcelona return offers Neymar shot at redemption - by forcing him to grow up

Like Maradona and Ronaldinho, Neymar is a South American star who played at the Nou Camp and eventually went off-track. Unlike the other two, he now has a chance to go back.

Saturday 29 June, 2019

'The progress around the women’s game is just going too slow' - Bell reveals FAI disagreement as he makes exit

The departing coach revealed he wanted to remain in his post, but his vision for the future did not survive an FAI Board meeting on Thursday.

As it happened: Mayo v Armagh, All-Ireland SFC qualifiers Winner Takes All This post contains videos

As it happened: Mayo v Armagh, All-Ireland SFC qualifiers

Join us as we go minute-by-minute for what promises to be a cracking clash in Castlebar.

Split-decison heartbreak for Michaela Walsh in European Games final Silver Lining This post contains videos

Split-decison heartbreak for Michaela Walsh in European Games final

The Belfast boxer lost 4-1 on the scorecards to Bulgaria’s Petrova Stanimira in Minsk.

'We were unbelievable' - Bradley insists title race is still on after Dundalk loss

The Rovers boss was bullish after his side lost ground in a 1-0 defeat to the Champions.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Gannon strike earns Dundalk crucial victory in top-of-the-table clash Driving Seat This post contains videos

Gannon strike earns Dundalk crucial victory in top-of-the-table clash

The Champions rode their luck to see off Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Shamrock Rovers announce signing of highly-rated UCD winger Neil Farrugia

The Hoops have also added the Students’ Gary O’Neill.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Cork City and Dundalk involved in pilot of new League of Ireland streaming service

A new venture by the FAI and the clubs will see games shown live outside of Ireland.

Frank Lampard on brink of becoming Chelsea manager

Derby County have granted permission for the London club to strike a deal with their manager.

Sunday 23 June, 2019

Mike Tyson's weed resort and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and enjoy the week’s best reads… plus one from the vaults.

Saturday 22 June, 2019

'I’ve waited for so long for something like that, to be involved in something important'

Alan Judge talks to The42 about his critical cameo against Denmark, and battling back from another injury.

FAI plans to be debt-free by 2020 pushed back by ten years or more

Best-laid plans during John Delaney’s tenure will be shelved for years.

Friday 21 June, 2019

'Sponsors would be unhappy if it’s not adopted' - FAI warn of importance of passing new reforms

The FAI also explained why some Board members would be going forward and were silent on John Delaney.

Two board members set to stay on as FAI and Sport Ireland reveal reform plans

In spite of a promise for the entire Board to step down, it has been recommended that one or two of them stay on for a year.

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