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# fai - Friday 11 September, 2020

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators
# United Front
# United Front

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators

Sep 11th 2020, 8:50 PM 20,404 Views 12 Comments

The associations will meet again next week.

# fai - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure
# Exit
# Exit

'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure

Sep 8th 2020, 9:29 PM 26,481 Views 15 Comments

Niall Quinn stepped down as interim Deputy CEO yesterday.

# fai - Monday 7 September, 2020

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI
# On The Way Out
# On The Way Out

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI

Sep 7th 2020, 10:31 AM 55,825 Views 32 Comments

He had been serving as Deputy CEO on an interim basis, but is now leaving the organisation.

# fai - Friday 4 September, 2020

Gary Owens pulls out of race to be permanent CEO of the FAI
# Out Of The Running
# Out Of The Running

Gary Owens pulls out of race to be permanent CEO of the FAI

Sep 4th 2020, 2:47 PM 16,867 Views 2 Comments

One member of the ‘Visionary Group’ will not be continuing at the FAI.

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions
# Sport
From TheJournal.ie
# Sport

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions

Sep 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,189 Views 23 Comments

Catherine Martin will meet with representatives from the GAA, FAI and the IRFU today.

# fai - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'
# Political Football
# Political Football

Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:15 PM 22,461 Views 3 Comments

FAI chairman has denied any conflict of interest despite Bank of Ireland recommendation.

# fai - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

'I don't believe I should be the story' - FAI Chair Barrett dismisses questions over bank links
# More Questions
# More Questions

'I don't believe I should be the story' - FAI Chair Barrett dismisses questions over bank links

Updated Sep 1st 2020, 7:44 AM 25,202 Views 7 Comments

Roy Barrett has revealed he did not apply for the position at the FAI, but was recommended to recruiters by the Chairman of the Bank of Ireland.

# fai - Monday 31 August, 2020

FAI avoid insolvency as EGM members vote to approve rule changes
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

FAI avoid insolvency as EGM members vote to approve rule changes

Aug 31st 2020, 8:54 PM 15,064 Views 18 Comments

The vote avoids another crisis at the Association, and allows the FAI draw down funds from a €20 million State bailout.

# fai - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Horgan blasts Treaty to WNL win over Bohs
# WNL
# WNL

Horgan blasts Treaty to WNL win over Bohs

Aug 30th 2020, 6:33 PM 4,666 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Kenna struck to give Bohs an equaliser before half-time, but they were unable to keep Treaty at bay for long.

# fai - Friday 28 August, 2020

FAI dismiss claims of bank involvement in hiring chairperson as 'deflecting from the real issues'
# Criticism
# Criticism

FAI dismiss claims of bank involvement in hiring chairperson as 'deflecting from the real issues'

Aug 28th 2020, 3:00 PM 14,877 Views 9 Comments

FAI member Larry Bass has made several criticisms of the Association ahead of a crucial vote on reforms next Monday.

# fai - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Some compromise on the cards ahead of crucial FAI vote on bailout deal
# Endgame
# Endgame

Some compromise on the cards ahead of crucial FAI vote on bailout deal

Aug 25th 2020, 10:57 AM 8,118 Views 2 Comments

A virtual vote to effectively rescue the FAI from insolvency will go ahead next Monday.

# fai - Friday 21 August, 2020

Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty
# Fixture List
# Fixture List

Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty

Aug 21st 2020, 7:17 PM 5,009 Views 3 Comments

Nations League opener set for Sofia on 3 September.

# fai - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'Sporting organisations shouldn’t have to take the fall for government failures' -  Sinn Féin
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

'Sporting organisations shouldn’t have to take the fall for government failures' - Sinn Féin

Aug 19th 2020, 7:18 PM 7,698 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed they are in discussions around the latest Covid-19 guidelines.

# fai - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

GAA call on NPHET to present evidence behind decision to move games behind closed doors
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

GAA call on NPHET to present evidence behind decision to move games behind closed doors

Aug 18th 2020, 9:51 PM 40,404 Views 96 Comments

The FAI, meanwhile, have clarified what today’s restrictions mean for those involved in Irish soccer.

# fai - Sunday 16 August, 2020

'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'

Aug 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 71,767 Views 8 Comments

Linda Greene on going to America at 17 and falling out of favour at international level.

# fai - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Non-contact football training can resume in Laois, Offaly and Kildare
# New Rules
# New Rules

Non-contact football training can resume in Laois, Offaly and Kildare

Aug 12th 2020, 7:13 PM 5,033 Views 0 Comments

The FAI has lifted its suspension of activity in the three counties.

# fai - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter
# More Trouble
# More Trouble

Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter

Aug 11th 2020, 9:41 PM 36,584 Views 13 Comments

Doyle has resigned from the Finance Committee, which has yet to convene. ‘”I’m not entirely sure it is possible to resign from a Committee which does not yet exist’, wrote Doyle.

# fai - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Second Waterford player tests negative for Covid-19
# Outcome
# Outcome

Second Waterford player tests negative for Covid-19

Aug 8th 2020, 7:02 PM 4,638 Views 8 Comments

The club’s match today with Cork City also went ahead as planned.

Irish football legends Paul McGrath and Anne O'Brien inducted into hall of fame
# Recognition
# Recognition

Irish football legends Paul McGrath and Anne O'Brien inducted into hall of fame

Aug 8th 2020, 3:54 PM 23,684 Views 21 Comments

It is the second successive year that both a male and female football personality have been given the award.

'Apologies have been made' - FAI board present united front at the end of a rancorous week
# Calmed Waters
# Calmed Waters

'Apologies have been made' - FAI board present united front at the end of a rancorous week

Updated Aug 8th 2020, 3:37 AM 27,168 Views 14 Comments

Optimism is growing that the reforms necessary to avoid insolvency will be voted through at the end of the month.

# fai - Thursday 6 August, 2020

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting
# Statement
# Statement

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 8:00 PM 17,479 Views 14 Comments

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom
# Political Football
# Political Football

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Aug 6th 2020, 2:32 PM 19,789 Views 11 Comments

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

# fai - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens
# Chaos
# Chaos

FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens

Aug 5th 2020, 11:30 PM 30,897 Views 13 Comments

The eight elected directors have taken the remarkable step of releasing a statement calling on Gary Owens to clarify remarks about their awareness of the controversial MOU with the government.

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI
# Reform
# Reform

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI

Aug 5th 2020, 3:04 PM 15,553 Views 2 Comments

The FAI are facing a crucial vote on reforms later this month to escape insolvency, but some members claim the Association is losing its ‘sovereignty’.

Troy Parrott lands FAI's International Goal of the Year for this strike against Sweden
# Lob
# Lob

Troy Parrott lands FAI's International Goal of the Year for this strike against Sweden

Aug 5th 2020, 12:00 PM 24,350 Views 12 Comments

Louise Quinn has been named Women’s Player of the Year.

# fai - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Uefa and Fifa voice support for contentious FAI reforms
# Endorsement
# Endorsement

Uefa and Fifa voice support for contentious FAI reforms

Aug 4th 2020, 11:40 PM 5,525 Views 2 Comments

The Association faces insolvency if the controversial changes do not pass a vote at an EGM later this month.

Waterford FC doctor resigns as club reports second suspected Covid-19 case
# Upheaval
# Upheaval

Waterford FC doctor resigns as club reports second suspected Covid-19 case

Aug 4th 2020, 8:36 PM 54,838 Views 13 Comments

Today’s game with Sligo was postponed over a suspected Covid-19 case discovered yesterday.

Jack Byrne and Celtic's Lee O'Connor among FAI Player of the Year Awards winners
# Recognised
# Recognised

Jack Byrne and Celtic's Lee O'Connor among FAI Player of the Year Awards winners

Aug 4th 2020, 3:53 PM 5,087 Views 2 Comments

The full list of men’s and women’s underage winners were announced today.

# fai - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Whelan in the mix and two U21 nominees for 'best goal': FAI unveil International Awards shortlist
# Gongs
# Gongs

Whelan in the mix and two U21 nominees for 'best goal': FAI unveil International Awards shortlist

Jul 29th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,500 Views 24 Comments

Katie McCabe and her former Arsenal team-mate Louise Quinn are shortlisted for best women’s player alongside Denise O’Sullivan.

# fai - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

League of Ireland clubs to share all revenue from FAI's new streaming service
# WatchLOI
# WatchLOI

League of Ireland clubs to share all revenue from FAI's new streaming service

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:48 AM 13,177 Views 18 Comments

WATCHLOI will carry live coverage of more than 55 matches when the League of Ireland resumes.

# fai - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

FAI announce appointment of top civil servant as fourth independent director

FAI announce appointment of top civil servant as fourth independent director

Jul 21st 2020, 6:47 PM 18,677 Views 5 Comments

Robert Watt joins the board alongside Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce.

# fai - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Council compels FAI board to call emergency meeting over controversial terms of government bailout
# Finding Their Voice
# Finding Their Voice

Council compels FAI board to call emergency meeting over controversial terms of government bailout

Jul 18th 2020, 2:50 PM 16,702 Views 12 Comments

James Kelly has written to the FAI hierarchy to inform them that 47 Council members want to debate the terms of the deal before voting on them.

# fai - Friday 17 July, 2020

Former Athlone goalkeeper wins CAS appeal against FAI ban for alleged match-fixing
# Igor Labuts
# Igor Labuts

Former Athlone goalkeeper wins CAS appeal against FAI ban for alleged match-fixing

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 9:21 PM 6,765 Views 5 Comments

‘The FAI took away three years from me. I will never forgive them for that’, said Igor Labuts following the ruling.

Sport Ireland say rescue deal depends on FAI implementing rule changes
# Bail Out
# Bail Out

Sport Ireland say rescue deal depends on FAI implementing rule changes

Jul 17th 2020, 6:25 PM 9,896 Views 7 Comments

Sport Ireland have warned the FAI to pass governance reforms at their EGM or face missing out on funding.

FAI Chairperson Barrett hits back at comments made in Dáil by Fianna Fáil TD
# Not Lying Down
# Not Lying Down

FAI Chairperson Barrett hits back at comments made in Dáil by Fianna Fáil TD

Jul 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 20,136 Views 12 Comments

Deputy Marc MacSharry questioned the FAI Chair’s authority to sign off on the terms of the government bailout in January.

# fai - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive
# Reform
# Reform

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive

Jul 15th 2020, 5:34 PM 42,138 Views 26 Comments

Stephen Kenny has been appointed International Football Director, having said last week he would not have a title.

# fai - Monday 13 July, 2020

FAI Council member raises further concern over 'ticking time bomb' government agreement
# Headaches
# Headaches

FAI Council member raises further concern over 'ticking time bomb' government agreement

Jul 13th 2020, 4:17 PM 11,625 Views 8 Comments

The FAI have agreed to adopt a series of controversial rule changes to secure a State bailout, but these are causing unease among some members.

# fai - Sunday 12 July, 2020

250 hours of analysis and staged TV interviews - Inside a top-level coaching course
# Coaching The Coaches
# Coaching The Coaches

250 hours of analysis and staged TV interviews - Inside a top-level coaching course

Jul 12th 2020, 12:00 PM 15,975 Views 2 Comments

We take a look at what the likes of Duff, Keane and Andrews had to do to earn their Pro Licence at the FAI, the highest qualification in coaching.

# fai - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'A legacy of outstanding leadership': Tributes paid to Ireland legend Jack Charlton
# Jackie's Army
From TheJournal.ie
# Jackie's Army

'A legacy of outstanding leadership': Tributes paid to Ireland legend Jack Charlton

Jul 11th 2020, 12:56 PM 29,160 Views 53 Comments

The Englishman who guided Ireland to the quarter-finals of Italia 90 died yesterday aged 85.

'The game is the game and we shouldn't be judged by gender' - A life in football from playing to coaching
# Pearl Of Wisdom
# Pearl Of Wisdom

'The game is the game and we shouldn't be judged by gender' - A life in football from playing to coaching

Jul 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,913 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne captain Pearl Slattery is making huge strides in coaching.