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# fai - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shelbourne captain Pearl Slattery is making huge strides in coaching.

# fai - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI

Kenny also confirmed James McCarthy is available for international selection, although the prospect of a return for Stephen Ireland looks unlikely.

# fai - Saturday 4 July, 2020

FAI confirm they are seeking more financial support from government

Move comes five months after FAI received a €19.2m package.

# fai - Thursday 2 July, 2020

FAI board approves format for League of Ireland restart on 31 July

Some Premier Division clubs were against the relegation plans in particular.

# fai - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision

The FAI board will now review the restarted league format that they announced yesterday.

# fai - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FAI send Mazars report to Gardaí and ODCE

The report was commissioned in April 2019.

# fai - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

From Ex FAI boss John Delaney living and working abroad, court hears High Court

Ex FAI boss John Delaney living and working abroad, court hears

The ODCE reached an agreement with Delaney over how the inspection of certain documents and emails seized from the association is to be conducted.

# fai - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Explainer: The latest restructure at the FAI

Four key roles are being advertised within the Association this week, with Niall Quinn believed to be in the mix for a position.

# fai - Saturday 20 June, 2020

FAI suspend Covid-19 testing programme

The FAI’s Medical Doctor is optimistic a testing regime won’t need to be introduced when games resume.

# fai - Thursday 18 June, 2020

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High Court asked to determine if documents seized from FAI offices are legally privileged

The application was briefly mentioned before Justice Leonie Reynolds today.

# fai - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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FAI takes legal action against former auditors Deloitte in High Court case

Deloitte stepped down after two decades as auditors of the FAI last year.

FAI stand by Gary Owens and Niall Quinn as St Pat's chairman brands them a 'failure'

The tortured saga that is the restart of the League of Ireland took another twist last night.

# fai - Monday 15 June, 2020

Derry City unconvinced by finances of FAI's restart plan

The club say their decision to retain players and staff on full pay has not been properly recognised.

# fai - Friday 12 June, 2020

Talks to continue today in bid to rescue League of Ireland season

Yesterday’s talks, billed as make-or-break, saw little progress made.

# fai - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

FAI publish guide for all football clubs ahead of return to training on Monday

Every club must appoint a compliance officer.

# fai - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'I'm thick-skinned, but it makes me angry' - Irish football's racism problem

The42 looks into the prevalence of racist incidents in Irish football, and how they are dealt with.

# fai - Friday 5 June, 2020

FAI will meet tomorrow to map out amateur and underage soccer's return to training

They welcomed the government’s announcement earlier today.

# fai - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Athlone Town call on FAI critic Morton to withdraw letter to Uefa and Fifa

Morton wrote to the highest levels of the game to air his concerns about how the FAI is being reformed.

# fai - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

FAI agree to undergo restructuring and 'required constitutional reform'

A new set-up has seen an increase in the number of independent directors from four to six.

# fai - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI

Nixon Morton — an FAI Council member — has written to both Uefa and Fifa to express concerns over perceived issues with the new set-up.

# fai - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Why coaches quickly learning young players' names is so important

A human connection is key to coaching, James Scott tells Shane Keegan on the latest episode of How To Win At Dominoes.

# fai - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches

10 years on from its official reopening, the Lansdowne Road venue is planning for another.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 4: The gaffer, the grannies and Miss Piggy

When he got the Ireland job Steve Staunton spoke passionately about bringing the granny rule back into Irish football. What happened in Slovakia was not quite what he had in mind.

# fai - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Caught in a trap, Chapter 3: 'In my head I felt we could win the World Cup'

Brian Kerr lifts the lid on what it was like to manage Ireland and his year-long chase to get Roy Keane back in an Ireland shirt.

# fai - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost

If everything had gone to plan, the 2002 World Cup would have been the crowning moment of Roy Keane’s career. Instead he came home before the tournament began and the inquest lasted for months.