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#FAI

# fai - Today’s News

FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League
# Statement
# Statement

FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League

30 minutes ago 556 Views 3 Comments

Irish football’s governing body is backing Uefa.

# fai - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom
# Milestone
# Milestone

'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 2,301 Views 1 Comment

Katie McCabe reached the half century mark against Belgium on Sunday.

# fai - Friday 9 April, 2021

Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes
# Manic Monday
# Manic Monday

Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes

Apr 9th 2021, 7:22 PM 1,600 Views 3 Comments

Irish fans will find out in 10 days if Dublin will get to host four games in this year’s tournament.

# fai - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill
# Discord
# Discord

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:13 PM 3,225 Views 0 Comments

The union say they have referred a number of issues to the Workplace Relations Commission.

# fai - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Details confirmed as Stephen Kenny's Ireland to return to action with June friendlies
# Summer Camp
# Summer Camp

Details confirmed as Stephen Kenny's Ireland to return to action with June friendlies

Apr 1st 2021, 12:07 PM 5,295 Views 9 Comments

The Boys In Green will face Andorra and Hungary in early June as Kenny looks for his first win at the helm.

# fai - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

FAI deny claim of 'gerrymandering' board elections process after structural overhaul
# New Structures
# New Structures

FAI deny claim of 'gerrymandering' board elections process after structural overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 4:30 PM 3,630 Views 2 Comments

A new structure sees the FAI’s membership split into three groups, with only one of them guaranteed two seats on the board.

# fai - Sunday 28 March, 2021

FAI Chairman Barrett fears staff morale may be affected by ongoing Robbie Keane situation
# Without A Role
# Without A Role

FAI Chairman Barrett fears staff morale may be affected by ongoing Robbie Keane situation

Mar 28th 2021, 7:30 PM 87,759 Views 4 Comments

Keane remains under contract at the FAI but has not had a role at the Association for almost a year.

FAI give vote of confidence to Stephen Kenny
# Backing
# Backing

FAI give vote of confidence to Stephen Kenny

Mar 28th 2021, 3:52 PM 32,063 Views 71 Comments

The manager’s job is not under immediate threat in spite of last night’s defeat to Luxembourg.

# fai - Thursday 25 March, 2021

'If the player isn't ready, we'll accept that' - Highly rated West Ham teen's absence from Ireland U21 squad explained
# Late Withdrawal
# Late Withdrawal

'If the player isn't ready, we'll accept that' - Highly rated West Ham teen's absence from Ireland U21 squad explained

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,160 Views 26 Comments

Jim Crawford says ‘fatigue’ led to Ademipo Odubeko’s withdrawal.

# fai - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

High Court rules that case about investigation into FAI can be heard in public for now
# FAI
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# FAI

High Court rules that case about investigation into FAI can be heard in public for now

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:03 PM 17,891 Views 0 Comments

Delaney has applied for the proceedings to be held in private.

# fai - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Mar 18th 2021, 6:10 PM 6,755 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians pair Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons join Bray Wanderers’ Brian Maher as the three players selected from the League of Ireland.

# fai - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

FAI 'very comfortable' with new Dundalk coaching set-up that sees Giovagnoli take reduced role
# LOI
# LOI

FAI 'very comfortable' with new Dundalk coaching set-up that sees Giovagnoli take reduced role

Mar 10th 2021, 1:52 PM 3,338 Views 0 Comments

Dundalk may face punishment if Giovagnoli is deemed to be performing managerial duties, however.

# fai - Monday 8 March, 2021

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month
# Change Of Plan
# Change Of Plan

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month

Mar 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 16,349 Views 22 Comments

The fixture had originally been due to take place in Dublin.

# fai - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents

Mar 3rd 2021, 3:36 PM 14,128 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s application to have the hearing held in private remains outstanding.

# fai - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI
# Judgement
From TheJournal.ie
# Judgement

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:46 PM 12,994 Views 0 Comments

The ODCE’s application to appoint more people was objected by former FAI CEO John Delaney.

# fai - Monday 1 March, 2021

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 1st 2021, 11:02 PM 19,057 Views 35 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

# fai - Sunday 28 February, 2021

The Premier League club Ireland might have had: an oral history of the Dublin Dons
# A Saga Retold
# A Saga Retold

The Premier League club Ireland might have had: an oral history of the Dublin Dons

Feb 28th 2021, 9:29 AM 25,735 Views 16 Comments

More than 25 years ago, an Irish consortium led by Eamon Dunphy tried to buy Wimbledon FC and move it to Dublin. Some of the key players recall the story, and wonder what Irish football might look like now had it happened.

# fai - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision

Feb 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,941 Views 14 Comments

Jonathan Hill is the FAI’s first permanent CEO since John Delaney, and yesterday he explained how he plans to drag Irish football from its miserable recent past.

# fai - Friday 26 February, 2021

New FAI boss yet to meet Robbie Keane to resolve his future
# Still On The Sidelines
# Still On The Sidelines

New FAI boss yet to meet Robbie Keane to resolve his future

Feb 26th 2021, 3:28 PM 8,978 Views 9 Comments

New CEO Jonathan Hill spoke to the Irish press today, where he revealed the FAI are saying no to a gambling sponsor, and that he has yet to read Champagne Football.

# fai - Thursday 25 February, 2021

FAI announce major broadcast deals for League of Ireland and Women's National League
# Good News
# Good News

FAI announce major broadcast deals for League of Ireland and Women's National League

Feb 25th 2021, 9:27 PM 4,814 Views 2 Comments

There’ll be plenty of live domestic football to watch over the coming months.

# fai - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'
# In Camera
From TheJournal.ie
# In Camera

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'

Feb 24th 2021, 6:51 PM 34,130 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s legal team has said that the potential dissemination of legal documents is “a matter of enormous concern” to him.

# fai - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season
# Good News
# Good News

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season

Feb 18th 2021, 10:51 PM 1,869 Views 0 Comments

The FAI explained the process in a statement this evening.

# fai - Monday 15 February, 2021

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean
# Support
# Support

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean

Feb 15th 2021, 10:00 PM 28,325 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland and Stoke City winger has highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ he has received.

# fai - Thursday 28 January, 2021

ODCE wants more people appointed to help examine files seized from FAI
# John Delaney
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# John Delaney

ODCE wants more people appointed to help examine files seized from FAI

Jan 28th 2021, 4:47 PM 17,194 Views 0 Comments

The office wants to appoint five more people to review materials over which claims of legal privilege are made by the FAI.

# fai - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
# Clean Slate
From TheJournal.ie
# Clean Slate

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

Jan 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 21,030 Views 11 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

# fai - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI
# Investigation
From TheJournal.ie
# Investigation

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI

Jan 14th 2021, 4:13 PM 14,536 Views 0 Comments

Some 280,000 files were seized by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

# fai - Saturday 9 January, 2021

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff
# Shock Departure
# Shock Departure

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff

Jan 9th 2021, 4:48 PM 95,803 Views 59 Comments

Duff has made an abrupt exit from the Irish camp, though it’s not thought he has any issue with Stephen Kenny.

# fai - Friday 8 January, 2021

‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,331 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne player Jessie Stapleton on her recent tweet that went viral.

# fai - Saturday 2 January, 2021

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion
# Much Ado About Nothing
# Much Ado About Nothing

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion

Jan 2nd 2021, 11:00 PM 23,564 Views 23 Comments

He did not deny the scale of the reaction was fuelled by the FAI’s own statement on the issue.

# fai - Thursday 31 December, 2020

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020
# The Year That Was
# The Year That Was

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,654 Views 0 Comments

We run through what has been a fairly desperate 12 months for Irish football, on and off the pitch.

# fai - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025
# Legacy
# Legacy

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025

Dec 29th 2020, 7:54 PM 143,461 Views 57 Comments

The Association’s dreadful financial position was outlined in an Annual General Meeting today.

# fai - Monday 28 December, 2020

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981
# Kop Idol
# Kop Idol

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981

Dec 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 20,904 Views 7 Comments

The young, former Home Farm midfielder was part of an eventful Dublin stay.

# fai - Saturday 26 December, 2020

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 11:59 AM 14,908 Views 12 Comments

The governing body are set to make a decision on whether to retain the 12-nation hosting arrangement in March.

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players

Dec 26th 2020, 11:55 AM 5,322 Views 3 Comments

A series of appalling comments appeared beneath a YouTube livestream of the teams’ respective national league finals.

# fai - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'Not acceptable in any circumstance' - FAI condemn comments on Women's U17 league final livestream
# Response
# Response

'Not acceptable in any circumstance' - FAI condemn comments on Women's U17 league final livestream

Dec 24th 2020, 3:59 PM 55,572 Views 30 Comments

A player’s post containing screenshots of several comments has been shared widely on social media.

# fai - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

‘The problem you had is that clubs relied on the FAI for a lot of things’
# Dependence
# Dependence

‘The problem you had is that clubs relied on the FAI for a lot of things’

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 4,773 Views 0 Comments

In part 3 of our series on the legacy of the old FAI, we chat to St Patrick’s Athletic Director of Football and former player, Ger O’Brien.

# fai - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'We were very much on the wrong side of the Delaney ire for a number of years'
# Bad Relationship
# Bad Relationship

'We were very much on the wrong side of the Delaney ire for a number of years'

Dec 22nd 2020, 12:02 PM 37,375 Views 4 Comments

In part two of our series looking at the impact of the old FAI, we chat to Stuart Gilhooly of the PFAI.

# fai - Monday 21 December, 2020

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor
# Interview
# Interview

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor

Dec 21st 2020, 12:15 PM 37,283 Views 4 Comments

In part one of our series on the legacy of the old FAI one year on from when the extent of its financial issues were revealed, we chat to ex-General Secretary Brendan Menton.

# fai - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue
# Let Them Play
# Let Them Play

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue

Dec 8th 2020, 8:54 PM 2,793 Views 1 Comment

They were initially cancelled, but have been allowed to continue in line with the decision to allow the GAA stage their minor and U20 championships.

# fai - Monday 7 December, 2020

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts
# Horror Show
# Horror Show

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts

Dec 7th 2020, 11:07 PM 5,772 Views 14 Comments

Chairperson Roy Barrett says the figures show ‘how deep that pain runs throughout our game.’

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