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# fai - Friday 10 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember John Delaney and the FAI's infamous Oireachtas appearance?
# Jog Your Memory
# Jog Your Memory

Quiz: How well do you remember John Delaney and the FAI's infamous Oireachtas appearance?

Apr 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 11,017 Views 11 Comments

It’s a year today since the remarkable theatre that proved so damaging to the now-former FAI regime.

# fai - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy
# Crossroads
# Crossroads

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy

Apr 9th 2020, 12:11 PM 23,616 Views 78 Comments

Irish football requires a new plan if this decade is to be better than the last one.

# fai - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport
# Profile
# Profile

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport

Apr 5th 2020, 5:16 PM 18,394 Views 34 Comments

It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.

'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI
# Future
# Future

'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI

Apr 5th 2020, 3:26 PM 20,929 Views 59 Comments

The 39-year-old is not part of Stephen Kenny’s new Ireland backroom staff.

Damien Duff and Keith Andrews join Kenny's Ireland backroom team
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

Damien Duff and Keith Andrews join Kenny's Ireland backroom team

Apr 5th 2020, 1:21 PM 9,701 Views 17 Comments

Meanwhile, Jim Crawford takes over the Ireland U21s and will be assisted by John O’Shea.

Dignified McCarthy leaves Ireland enriched but again without a proper goodbye
# An Unfortunate End
# An Unfortunate End

Dignified McCarthy leaves Ireland enriched but again without a proper goodbye

Apr 5th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,096 Views 50 Comments

Mick is a former Irish manager again, and while it is tempered with a seven-figure bonus, he will regret another unfortunate exit.

# fai - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Mick McCarthy's reign as Ireland manager ends, Stephen Kenny takes over with immediate effect
# OFFICIAL
# OFFICIAL

Mick McCarthy's reign as Ireland manager ends, Stephen Kenny takes over with immediate effect

Apr 4th 2020, 4:43 PM 69,852 Views 147 Comments

The FAI released a statement this afternoon.

# fai - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma
# On The Backburner
# On The Backburner

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma

Apr 1st 2020, 3:33 PM 16,200 Views 29 Comments

The rescheduled games have been postponed again today after Uefa’s conference call with its 55 member associations.

# fai - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis
# Measures
# Measures

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

Mar 31st 2020, 2:53 PM 14,793 Views 13 Comments

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

# fai - Friday 27 March, 2020

Women's National League season to kick off in late June
# Refixed
# Refixed

Women's National League season to kick off in late June

Mar 27th 2020, 5:09 PM 1,796 Views 0 Comments

Originally scheduled to begin on 14 March, plans to start the campaign on the weekend of 28 June have been announced today.

# fai - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

FAI will wait until June before resolving Kenny-McCarthy conundrum - Niall Quinn
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

FAI will wait until June before resolving Kenny-McCarthy conundrum - Niall Quinn

Mar 17th 2020, 6:18 PM 17,848 Views 16 Comments

The Interim Deputy CEO also spoke about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on League of Ireland clubs.

Ireland's Euros play-off with Slovakia rescheduled for June
# Change Of Plans
# Change Of Plans

Ireland's Euros play-off with Slovakia rescheduled for June

Mar 17th 2020, 3:12 PM 14,936 Views 14 Comments

It has also been announced that the four Euros matches set for Dublin will now take place in the summer of 2021.

# fai - Monday 16 March, 2020

FAI officials vote 'strongly in favour' of €50 million rescue deal
# Political Football
# Political Football

FAI officials vote 'strongly in favour' of €50 million rescue deal

Mar 16th 2020, 7:32 PM 3,974 Views 4 Comments

FAI chairperson Roy Barrett welcomed the news as ‘a major step forward for our game’.

Clare footballer has suspension lifted following league's disrepute charge
# Free To Play
# Free To Play

Clare footballer has suspension lifted following league's disrepute charge

Mar 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 5,347 Views 5 Comments

The saga began over a series of social media comments, some of which questioned the league’s support of John Delaney.

# fai - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on

Mar 15th 2020, 7:55 PM 20,420 Views 27 Comments

Doubts continue to be raised over whether the summit of the 79 council goes ahead in a meeting format due to coronavirus.

# fai - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

FAI developing contingency plan to protect LOI clubs amid coronavirus uncertainty
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

FAI developing contingency plan to protect LOI clubs amid coronavirus uncertainty

Mar 11th 2020, 5:25 PM 2,568 Views 1 Comment

Staging games behind closed doors would have a devastating impact on clubs in Ireland.

# fai - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'I got very, very angry last year' - Niall Quinn on his new FAI role and helping to make changes for Irish football
# Change Management
# Change Management

'I got very, very angry last year' - Niall Quinn on his new FAI role and helping to make changes for Irish football

Feb 29th 2020, 9:57 AM 8,675 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland target man appeared on the Late Late Show last night.

# fai - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

FAI confirm rescheduled dates for postponed Premier Division games
# Fixtures
# Fixtures

FAI confirm rescheduled dates for postponed Premier Division games

Feb 26th 2020, 5:40 PM 3,857 Views 3 Comments

The dates and times for the first round of the EA Sports Cup have also been announced.

# fai - Friday 21 February, 2020

'I actually work in UCD as well... So I don't have far to go for training'
# Mature Student
# Mature Student

'I actually work in UCD as well... So I don't have far to go for training'

Feb 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 7,239 Views 0 Comments

New boss Andy Myler is expecting a tough season in the First Division amid a rebuilding job at the club.

# fai - Thursday 20 February, 2020

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI
# Courts
From TheJournal.ie
# Courts

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI

Feb 20th 2020, 4:44 PM 46,139 Views 0 Comments

The matter concerns materials recently seized from the FAI’s offices.

# fai - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Women's National League expands to 9 teams for 2020 season
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Women's National League expands to 9 teams for 2020 season

Feb 18th 2020, 1:10 PM 2,678 Views 0 Comments

Treaty United, Bohemian FC and Athlone Town AFC are all competing for the first time.

# fai - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'It's still very sore for everyone down here. It wouldn't have happened to a Dublin club'
# Interview
# Interview

'It's still very sore for everyone down here. It wouldn't have happened to a Dublin club'

Feb 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,044 Views 10 Comments

Waterford owner Lee Power on the side’s Europe League controversy, his show of support for John Delaney and thoughts of pulling the financial plug.

# fai - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Basketball Ireland lash out at government over FAI's €30m 'get-out-of-jail-free card'
# Double Standards
# Double Standards

Basketball Ireland lash out at government over FAI's €30m 'get-out-of-jail-free card'

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 28,741 Views 55 Comments

After a critical statement was released today, Bernard O’Byrne has revealed the extent of their frustrations to The42.

# fai - Saturday 1 February, 2020

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?

Feb 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 14,659 Views 70 Comments

Shane Ross insisted the €20m package is not a bailout – but is he right?

# fai - Friday 31 January, 2020

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?

Jan 31st 2020, 8:11 AM 50,311 Views 115 Comments

Minister Shane Ross outlined the refinancing package for the troubled association yesterday.

FAI chief Owens explains process of hiring Niall Quinn and gives further clarity on salary
# Moving On
# Moving On

FAI chief Owens explains process of hiring Niall Quinn and gives further clarity on salary

Jan 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 31,543 Views 27 Comments

Quinn, meanwhile, compared the saving of the FAI from financial implosion favourably to his playing days.

# fai - Thursday 30 January, 2020

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package
# Saved
# Saved

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package

Jan 30th 2020, 5:05 PM 23,067 Views 65 Comments

Shane Ross insists that the government have not bailed out the FAI.

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored
# Rescue Deal
From TheJournal.ie
# Rescue Deal

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 2:01 PM 27,593 Views 58 Comments

The FAI is currently saddled with debts of around €62 million.

Northern Ireland football chiefs hold 'positive discussions' over potential cross-border competition
# All-island League
# All-island League

Northern Ireland football chiefs hold 'positive discussions' over potential cross-border competition

Jan 30th 2020, 8:00 AM 13,086 Views 11 Comments

The IFA opposed against the initial format, but may be open to other options.

# fai - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

McCarthy tells Shane Long he's back in the mix to help Ireland reach Euro 2020
# In From The Cold
# In From The Cold

McCarthy tells Shane Long he's back in the mix to help Ireland reach Euro 2020

Jan 28th 2020, 4:12 PM 9,302 Views 14 Comments

The veteran striker is in line for an international recall as Southampton team-mate Michael Obafemi is also catching the eye.

# fai - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brian Kerr could be set for FAI return after 15-year exile
# Have A Ging
# Have A Ging

Brian Kerr could be set for FAI return after 15-year exile

Jan 27th 2020, 8:30 AM 39,040 Views 48 Comments

The famous Dubliner has been frozen out since John Delaney issued him a P45 in 2005.

# fai - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Gerry McAnaney elected new FAI president at EGM
# Political Football
# Political Football

Gerry McAnaney elected new FAI president at EGM

Jan 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 6,188 Views 12 Comments

He replaces Donal Conway.

# fai - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Quinn defers salary and will be paid 'a fraction of what the old gang were' in new FAI role
# New Gig
# New Gig

Quinn defers salary and will be paid 'a fraction of what the old gang were' in new FAI role

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:33 PM 43,106 Views 43 Comments

The Association’s latest recruit has also not put a time-frame on his interim role.

Niall Quinn appointed FAI Interim Deputy CEO
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Niall Quinn appointed FAI Interim Deputy CEO

Jan 23rd 2020, 4:19 PM 35,261 Views 65 Comments

The former Arsenal striker has been heavily linked with a role in the association in recent months.

# fai - Monday 20 January, 2020

FAI appoint Gary Owens as interim chief executive
# Armband
# Armband

FAI appoint Gary Owens as interim chief executive

Jan 20th 2020, 8:33 PM 16,169 Views 9 Comments

He takes over from executive lead, Paul Cooke.

Limerick FC formally settle legal dispute with the FAI
# High Court
# High Court

Limerick FC formally settle legal dispute with the FAI

Jan 20th 2020, 5:04 PM 5,860 Views 6 Comments

The club’s chairman Pat O’Sullivan says he is ‘pleased’ with the outcome after an ‘extremely difficult period’.

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'
# SOS
# SOS

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'

Jan 20th 2020, 3:00 PM 3,904 Views 2 Comments

Shane Ross also described the return of former board member John Earley to a new FAI sub-committee as “unusual.”

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney
# European Exit
# European Exit

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney

Jan 20th 2020, 1:41 PM 34,686 Views 42 Comments

The governing body told The42 that Delaney has not received any severance pay, but had been drawing his reported €160,000-a-year salary up to today.

# fai - Friday 17 January, 2020

FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election
# Next Man Up
# Next Man Up

FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election

Jan 17th 2020, 6:03 PM 20,380 Views 28 Comments

Martin Heraghty and Gerry McAnaney will stand for election on 25 January.

Talks continue in Limerick FC dispute with FAI
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

Talks continue in Limerick FC dispute with FAI

Jan 17th 2020, 5:29 PM 2,605 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this week the club commenced proceedings against the association.