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# fai - This week 27th November 2022 - 2nd December 2022

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League
# Historic
# Historic

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League

Updated Wed 1:51 PM 7,538 Views 4 Comments

The professional contracts will be introduced from 1 December, 2022.

# fai - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

No-nonsense Evan Ferguson aims to force way into Ireland's Euro plans
# Impact
# Impact

No-nonsense Evan Ferguson aims to force way into Ireland's Euro plans

Nov 24th 2022, 2:30 PM 3,905 Views 1 Comment

The 18-year-old striker reflects on his first taste of senior international football and making an impression on his teammates.

# fai - Last month November 2022

Stadia confirmed for Ireland's Euro 2028 bid as Casement Park makes provisional shortlist
# BID
# BID

Stadia confirmed for Ireland's Euro 2028 bid as Casement Park makes provisional shortlist

Nov 16th 2022, 1:15 PM 19,906 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Windsor Park does not meet the criteria of a minimum 33,000 seats, with nine stadiums in England making up the majority of the bid.

Referees cancel planned strike following talks with FAI
# Crisis Averted
# Crisis Averted

Referees cancel planned strike following talks with FAI

Nov 12th 2022, 3:52 PM 2,435 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin branch of the Irish referees’ society had planned a two-week strike action, citing a lack of confidence in the FAI’s Disciplinary Control Unit.

FAI were made aware of structural issues at Limerick venue before stand evacuation
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

FAI were made aware of structural issues at Limerick venue before stand evacuation

Nov 8th 2022, 5:00 PM 17,594 Views 7 Comments

Last week’s First Division play-off final was halted to relocate supporters after a ‘structural issue developed’ with a stand.

FAI to review 'structural issue' and stand evacuation at Markets Field
# Statement
# Statement

FAI to review 'structural issue' and stand evacuation at Markets Field

Nov 5th 2022, 9:24 AM 16,409 Views 20 Comments

The incident occurred during last night’s SSE Airtricity League First Division play-off final at the Limerick venue.

# fai - October October 2022

Welsh FA chief Noel Mooney wants Cardiff to open UK and Ireland's Euro 2028
# Euro 2028
# Euro 2028

Welsh FA chief Noel Mooney wants Cardiff to open UK and Ireland's Euro 2028

Oct 27th 2022, 11:12 AM 4,710 Views 1 Comment

The joint bid is the strong favourite to succeed, despite the chaotic and violent scenes that marred last year’s men’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

FAI create new head of women and girls football role
# Growing The Game
# Growing The Game

FAI create new head of women and girls football role

Oct 25th 2022, 11:06 AM 1,808 Views 0 Comments

The head of women and girls’ football will be part of the FAI’s football leadership team.

Kit supplier to FAI 'taking legal advice' as sponsorship is terminated
# Newkit
# Newkit

Kit supplier to FAI 'taking legal advice' as sponsorship is terminated

Updated Oct 24th 2022, 4:46 PM 52,797 Views 5 Comments

Umbro has been the predominant supplier as part of the partnership with JACC Sports Distributors Limited.

'We qualify and suddenly there is a lot of players with Irish backgrounds emailing you'
# Preparations
# Preparations

'We qualify and suddenly there is a lot of players with Irish backgrounds emailing you'

Updated Oct 23rd 2022, 11:32 AM 45,961 Views 16 Comments

Vera Pauw is hoping to make use of the November international window if the FAI can afford it.

Pauw: 'This is a team that doesn’t fear anyone. Pressure is embraced'
# Blockbuster
# Blockbuster

Pauw: 'This is a team that doesn’t fear anyone. Pressure is embraced'

Oct 22nd 2022, 12:01 PM 4,312 Views 2 Comments

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw reacts to the 2023 World Cup draw in Auckland.

Court rules against John Delaney in claim over documents seized from FAI by ODCE
# High Court
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# High Court

Court rules against John Delaney in claim over documents seized from FAI by ODCE

Oct 21st 2022, 8:20 PM 23,899 Views 0 Comments

He argued that the Corporate Watchdog was not entitled to use just over 1,100 documents relating to him from the FAI

Pro-IRA chanting at Dublin Airport condemned
# Dublin Airport
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# Dublin Airport

Pro-IRA chanting at Dublin Airport condemned

Oct 16th 2022, 1:39 PM 66,214 Views 170 Comments

Footage of the incident was posted on social media on Saturday.

Ireland squad apologise for any offence caused by song in World Cup celebrations
# Statement
# Statement

Ireland squad apologise for any offence caused by song in World Cup celebrations

Oct 12th 2022, 12:17 PM 78,041 Views 137 Comments

Ver Pauw’s side secured a historic qualification with last night’s 1-0 win over Scotland.

No change to Ireland Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures as Uefa confirm schedule
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

No change to Ireland Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures as Uefa confirm schedule

Oct 10th 2022, 9:28 AM 7,461 Views 0 Comments

Uefa had last night told fan to disregard the fixtures an hour after publishing them.

# fai - This year 2022

Sligo Rovers charged with fielding ineligible player against Dundalk
# Disciplinary Hearing
# Disciplinary Hearing

Sligo Rovers charged with fielding ineligible player against Dundalk

Sep 6th 2022, 8:43 AM 6,253 Views 2 Comments

The club have stated that they plan to contest the charge.

FAI recommend water breaks for all fixtures this weekend
# Feeling Hot Hot Hot
# Feeling Hot Hot Hot

FAI recommend water breaks for all fixtures this weekend

Aug 12th 2022, 5:00 PM 1,380 Views 0 Comments

A Status Yellow High Temperature warning is in place for the country.

FAI report €6.7m surplus, debt remains at €63.5m
# AGM
# AGM

FAI report €6.7m surplus, debt remains at €63.5m

Jul 23rd 2022, 6:45 PM 6,216 Views 7 Comments

The association held their 2022 AGM at Dublin’s Mansion House today.

'The people in Ireland, everyone made such an effort' - Vera Pauw grateful for Irish support
# Statement
# Statement

'The people in Ireland, everyone made such an effort' - Vera Pauw grateful for Irish support

Jul 16th 2022, 8:22 PM 27,566 Views 0 Comments

Pauw revealed she was raped as a young player in Holland.

FAI post small profit for 2021 as debt remains at €63.5 million
# Accounts
# Accounts

FAI post small profit for 2021 as debt remains at €63.5 million

Jul 1st 2022, 7:55 PM 2,999 Views 3 Comments

‘I am convinced we are turning the corner after our recent turmoil, as evident from a financial perspective at the very least,’ said chairperson Roy Barrett.

Who is the man with the most important job in Irish football?
# Profile
# Profile

Who is the man with the most important job in Irish football?

Jun 29th 2022, 1:00 PM 33,360 Views 11 Comments

A look at the early days of Marc Canham and how he rose to the position of Director of Football at the FAI.

'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'
# Lost Generation
# Lost Generation

'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'

Jun 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,166 Views 3 Comments

Marian Leahy looks back on her football career and laments how Irish teams and players of the past often tend to get overlooked.

'I hope he is proud' - Praise for the man who helped instigate Ireland's youth football rejuvenation
# Influence
# Influence

'I hope he is proud' - Praise for the man who helped instigate Ireland's youth football rejuvenation

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 8:05 AM 33,523 Views 8 Comments

A number of promising youngsters have emerged of late and Vera Pauw says Ruud Dokter deserves credit.

Former Republic of Ireland international Noel Campbell dies aged 72
# RIP
# RIP

Former Republic of Ireland international Noel Campbell dies aged 72

Jun 13th 2022, 7:57 PM 7,524 Views 7 Comments

Noel Campbell was also a League of Ireland star with Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic.

Teenager arrested following public order incident at League of Ireland match in Longford
# Teenager Arrested
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# Teenager Arrested

Teenager arrested following public order incident at League of Ireland match in Longford

Jun 11th 2022, 1:44 PM 23,597 Views 0 Comments

The incident itself occurred within the away section of the stadium.

Smallbone stunner the highlight as Ireland edge closer to Euros qualification
# Report
# Report

Smallbone stunner the highlight as Ireland edge closer to Euros qualification

Jun 6th 2022, 6:59 PM 41,558 Views 9 Comments

If Italy avoid defeat against Sweden on Thursday, Jim Crawford’s men will be guaranteed second spot at least.

Kerry Football Club's ambition to join the League of Ireland moves a step closer
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Kerry Football Club's ambition to join the League of Ireland moves a step closer

Jun 2nd 2022, 7:58 PM 31,648 Views 19 Comments

The group behind the initiative includes former League of Ireland star and Tralee native Billy Dennehy.

Premier League Coaching Director Marc Canham set to land FAI's crucial Director of Football role
# Big Job
# Big Job

Premier League Coaching Director Marc Canham set to land FAI's crucial Director of Football role

May 19th 2022, 12:09 PM 3,485 Views 0 Comments

Canham has worked at the Premier League since 2013.

Unite the Union Champions Cup scrapped due to 'scheduling issues'
# Called Off
# Called Off

Unite the Union Champions Cup scrapped due to 'scheduling issues'

May 4th 2022, 11:57 AM 6,583 Views 1 Comment

The cross-border competition was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 concerns.

Fine Gael senator apologises and retracts statement about Robbie Keane's salary
# FAI
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# FAI

Fine Gael senator apologises and retracts statement about Robbie Keane's salary

Mar 31st 2022, 11:50 AM 33,508 Views 0 Comments

Senator Micheál Carrigy had said Keane should donate his FAI salary over the past two years to local soccer clubs.

'To go back to where Ireland started in their first Euros, if it's back to Stuttgart or wherever it is - that's the big dream'
# Stephen Kenny
# Stephen Kenny

'To go back to where Ireland started in their first Euros, if it's back to Stuttgart or wherever it is - that's the big dream'

Mar 10th 2022, 2:32 PM 2,903 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Kenny today set out his stall having finally signed a contract extension with the FAI.

Stephen Kenny finally agrees new Ireland contract
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Stephen Kenny finally agrees new Ireland contract

Mar 9th 2022, 5:03 PM 21,619 Views 31 Comments

The deal is set to see the Dubliner in charge up until the end of Euro 2024.

In Ireland, commitment, passion and progress, but still no pay for elite female footballers
# Amateur
# Amateur

In Ireland, commitment, passion and progress, but still no pay for elite female footballers

Mar 5th 2022, 8:00 AM 12,386 Views 9 Comments

The Women’s National League kicks off this weekend, and the fight for semi-professional status remains a big talking point.

No Irish football team will play Russia until further notice, FAI chiefs vow
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

No Irish football team will play Russia until further notice, FAI chiefs vow

Feb 28th 2022, 1:13 PM 3,287 Views 7 Comments

The Association has offered its ‘full and unequivocal’ support to the Ukraine FA ahead of planned fixtures later this year.

Treaty United v Athlone Town postponed due to unplayable pitch
# Markets Field
# Markets Field

Treaty United v Athlone Town postponed due to unplayable pitch

Feb 25th 2022, 2:36 PM 3,620 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, three Premier Division matches have been selected for live TV coverage on RTÉ.

'Brexit is a golden opportunity' - What the FAI have done to improve youth development, and what they have yet to do
# Update
# Update

'Brexit is a golden opportunity' - What the FAI have done to improve youth development, and what they have yet to do

Feb 24th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,044 Views 1 Comment

Academy manager Will Clarke offers an insight into the work being done in Ireland as the FAI launch this year’s national underage leagues.

Irish defender scores as QPR end winless streak
# Championship Wrap
# Championship Wrap

Irish defender scores as QPR end winless streak

Feb 23rd 2022, 10:05 PM 6,435 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Eiran Cashin, Festy Ebosele and Jason Knight all started for Deby against Millwall.

League of Ireland fixtures and GAA matches fall victim to weather
# Off
# Off

League of Ireland fixtures and GAA matches fall victim to weather

Updated Feb 19th 2022, 1:29 PM 8,832 Views 2 Comments

Sligo v Bohemians and Longford Town v Cobh Ramblers are among the games to be postponed.

Public row rumbles on as SIPTU workers accuse FAI of lack of engagement and criticise strategic plan
# Dispute
# Dispute

Public row rumbles on as SIPTU workers accuse FAI of lack of engagement and criticise strategic plan

Feb 18th 2022, 6:53 PM 2,228 Views 2 Comments

The FAI responded by defending the report and expressing ‘disappointment’ at SIPTU’s airing of their issues in the media.

FAI expect to finalise contract extension for Stephen Kenny by next month
# Nearly There
# Nearly There

FAI expect to finalise contract extension for Stephen Kenny by next month

Feb 8th 2022, 11:00 PM 2,357 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the FAI CEO says Kenny will find a ‘bloody good coach’ to replace Anthony Barry.

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