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# fai - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI
# Informal Role
# Informal Role

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI

Updated Jul 8th 2020, 3:35 PM 17,532 Views 7 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

FAI confirm they are seeking more financial support from government

Jul 4th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,735 Views 36 Comments

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
# Green Light
# Green Light

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

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:42 PM 2,534 Views 0 Comments

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
# Return To Play
# Return To Play

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

Jul 1st 2020, 10:22 PM 18,079 Views 15 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

FAI send Mazars report to Gardaí and ODCE

Jun 25th 2020, 4:53 PM 13,872 Views 0 Comments

The report was commissioned in April 2019.

# fai - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Ex FAI boss John Delaney living and working abroad, court hears
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

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

Jun 24th 2020, 7:35 PM 110,463 Views 0 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

Explainer: The latest restructure at the FAI

Jun 23rd 2020, 9:30 PM 18,455 Views 6 Comments

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
# LOI
# LOI

FAI suspend Covid-19 testing programme

Updated Jun 20th 2020, 9:25 PM 47,577 Views 4 Comments

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

# fai - Thursday 18 June, 2020

High Court asked to determine if documents seized from FAI offices are legally privileged
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

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

Jun 18th 2020, 9:07 PM 9,525 Views 0 Comments

The application was briefly mentioned before Justice Leonie Reynolds today.

# fai - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

FAI takes legal action against former auditors Deloitte in High Court case
# Court Filing
From TheJournal.ie
# Court Filing

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

Jun 16th 2020, 10:47 AM 17,442 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Discord
# Discord

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

Jun 16th 2020, 9:04 AM 25,942 Views 47 Comments

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
# Return To Play
# Return To Play

Derry City unconvinced by finances of FAI's restart plan

Jun 15th 2020, 10:35 AM 2,017 Views 0 Comments

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
# In The Balance
# In The Balance

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

Jun 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,045 Views 5 Comments

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
# Game On
# Game On

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

Jun 9th 2020, 11:27 AM 2,957 Views 0 Comments

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
# Kick It Out
# Kick It Out

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

Jun 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,834 Views 45 Comments

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
# Implications
# Implications

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

Jun 5th 2020, 9:27 PM 3,604 Views 1 Comment

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
# Split
# Split

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

Jun 4th 2020, 1:57 PM 3,864 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

FAI agree to undergo restructuring and 'required constitutional reform'

Jun 3rd 2020, 4:07 PM 2,174 Views 0 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 6:01 PM 19,779 Views 14 Comments

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
# How To Win At Dominoes
# How To Win At Dominoes

Why coaches quickly learning young players' names is so important

Updated May 20th 2020, 9:10 PM 16,821 Views 3 Comments

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
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

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

May 14th 2020, 8:02 PM 5,494 Views 0 Comments

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
# Stan
# Stan

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

May 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,052 Views 16 Comments

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'
# MANCHESTER IN THE AREA
# MANCHESTER IN THE AREA

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

May 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,038 Views 11 Comments

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
# The Pitch Is A Carpark
# The Pitch Is A Carpark

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

May 12th 2020, 9:43 AM 14,483 Views 27 Comments

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.

# fai - Monday 11 May, 2020

FAI seeks Government advice on return to play protocols for amateur adult and underage games
# Statement
# Statement

FAI seeks Government advice on return to play protocols for amateur adult and underage games

May 11th 2020, 10:18 PM 3,103 Views 2 Comments

The association’s Steering Group has highlighted three key areas which have been submitted to Government officials.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney
# Political Football
# Political Football

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

May 11th 2020, 10:38 AM 22,877 Views 0 Comments

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

# fai - Friday 1 May, 2020

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released
# FAI
# FAI

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released

May 1st 2020, 11:57 AM 34,730 Views 47 Comments

‘Champagne Football’ by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan will be published in September.

Government re-affirm commitment to hosting rescheduled Euro 2020 games in Dublin
# Go Ahead
# Go Ahead

Government re-affirm commitment to hosting rescheduled Euro 2020 games in Dublin

May 1st 2020, 9:21 AM 3,042 Views 34 Comments

Uefa asked all hosts to confirm if they are in a position to host the delayed competition.

# fai - Monday 27 April, 2020

Uefa release €236.5 million to help member associations - but FAI may not benefit
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Uefa release €236.5 million to help member associations - but FAI may not benefit

Apr 27th 2020, 8:10 PM 3,785 Views 2 Comments

‘Our sport is facing an unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 crisis.’

Ireland boss set to sign contract extension after flying start and Euros delay
# Dutch Gold
# Dutch Gold

Ireland boss set to sign contract extension after flying start and Euros delay

Apr 27th 2020, 2:29 PM 1,810 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw is focused on the Girls in Green qualifying for Euro 2021, which has been rescheduled for 2022.

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled
# AIL
# AIL

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled

Apr 27th 2020, 12:20 PM 5,231 Views 2 Comments

A cross-border, ‘split season’ is favoured by clubs.

# fai - Friday 24 April, 2020

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown
# Relief
# Relief

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown

Apr 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 2,728 Views 5 Comments

The governing body have granted an advance to all 211 of their member associations.

# fai - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall
# Restart Options
# Restart Options

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall

Apr 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 5,844 Views 9 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic president Tom O’Mahony believes playing behind closed doors is not an option, however.

# fai - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Going behind closed doors a possibility as clubs and FAI bid to save LOI season
# Measures
# Measures

Going behind closed doors a possibility as clubs and FAI bid to save LOI season

Apr 22nd 2020, 3:36 PM 9,983 Views 35 Comments

A number of different options are now on the table, including a curtailed season to begin in the Autumn.

Keane reiterates intention to become a manager and predicts 'exciting' times for Irish football
# TV Appearance
# TV Appearance

Keane reiterates intention to become a manager and predicts 'exciting' times for Irish football

Apr 22nd 2020, 2:16 PM 8,037 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s all-time record goalscorer didn’t address his contractual situation with the FAI, however.

# fai - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

FAI 'seek clarity' from government over mass gatherings ruling
# Development
# Development

FAI 'seek clarity' from government over mass gatherings ruling

Apr 21st 2020, 7:19 PM 23,758 Views 27 Comments

The association are unsure what today’s announcement will mean for future League of Ireland fixtures and international matches.

Ireland's Euros play-off 'likely' to be played in October
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Ireland's Euros play-off 'likely' to be played in October

Apr 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 10,009 Views 7 Comments

The FAI have confirmed the expected time of the clash with Slovakia.

# fai - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

John O'Shea and Carlo Cudicini among FAI's latest candidates for top coaching badge
# Students Of The Game
# Students Of The Game

John O'Shea and Carlo Cudicini among FAI's latest candidates for top coaching badge

Apr 14th 2020, 10:30 AM 9,749 Views 8 Comments

The Association have announced the latest batch of coaches to undertake their Uefa Pro Licence.

# fai - Monday 13 April, 2020

'It should not be seen as the government having sold out': Ross's message to officials before FAI bailout
# 19 Million Euro
From TheJournal.ie
# 19 Million Euro

'It should not be seen as the government having sold out': Ross's message to officials before FAI bailout

Apr 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,040 Views 45 Comments

There was a lot of back and forth before the government agreed to bail out the FAI in late January.

# fai - Friday 10 April, 2020

FAI committed to June return for domestic leagues as ban on all activity extended until May
# Statement
# Statement

FAI committed to June return for domestic leagues as ban on all activity extended until May

Updated Apr 10th 2020, 8:29 PM 13,656 Views 17 Comments

The news comes following the announcement that Covid-19 restrictions are to remain in place until next month.