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#John Delaney

# john-delaney - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'Ireland’s leading goalscorer and all-time caps holder had been spectacularly snubbed'
# Omission
# Omission

'Ireland’s leading goalscorer and all-time caps holder had been spectacularly snubbed'

Dec 27th 2020, 12:00 PM 107,402 Views 59 Comments

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Champagne Football’.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'We were very much on the wrong side of the Delaney ire for a number of years'
# Bad Relationship
# Bad Relationship

'We were very much on the wrong side of the Delaney ire for a number of years'

Dec 22nd 2020, 12:02 PM 37,264 Views 4 Comments

In part two of our series looking at the impact of the old FAI, we chat to Stuart Gilhooly of the PFAI.

# john-delaney - Monday 21 December, 2020

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor
# Interview
# Interview

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor

Dec 21st 2020, 12:15 PM 36,974 Views 4 Comments

In part one of our series on the legacy of the old FAI one year on from when the extent of its financial issues were revealed, we chat to ex-General Secretary Brendan Menton.

# john-delaney - Monday 7 December, 2020

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts
# Horror Show
# Horror Show

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts

Dec 7th 2020, 11:07 PM 5,687 Views 15 Comments

Chairperson Roy Barrett says the figures show ‘how deep that pain runs throughout our game.’

# john-delaney - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

High Court rules that John Delaney must examine documents seized by ODCE by mid-January
# Investigation
From TheJournal.ie
# Investigation

High Court rules that John Delaney must examine documents seized by ODCE by mid-January

Nov 10th 2020, 6:56 PM 41,114 Views 0 Comments

The court has been asked by the ODCE to determine if some files are covered by legal professional privilege.

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance
# FAI
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# FAI

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance

Nov 10th 2020, 4:04 PM 48,356 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry TD said in April 2019 that he was “quite confident” that Delaney could only be accused of being “passionately committed to his job”.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year
# Recommended Reading
# Recommended Reading

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year

Oct 20th 2020, 1:40 PM 6,076 Views 2 Comments

The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.

# john-delaney - Friday 16 October, 2020

ODCE objects to John Delaney getting extra time to complete file inspection process
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

ODCE objects to John Delaney getting extra time to complete file inspection process

Oct 16th 2020, 5:07 PM 25,472 Views 0 Comments

The matter will return before the High Court in two weeks’ time.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Go inside John Delaney's FAI with Champagne Football on TV tonight
# Political Football
# Political Football

Go inside John Delaney's FAI with Champagne Football on TV tonight

Oct 13th 2020, 2:24 PM 12,833 Views 6 Comments

The show will air at 9pm on Virgin Media.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'
# BTL
# BTL

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 8:04 PM 50,198 Views 20 Comments

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, authors of the remarkable Champagne Football, are our guests on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

John Delaney seeks extra time to inspect documents seized by ODCE
# Courts
From TheJournal.ie
# Courts

John Delaney seeks extra time to inspect documents seized by ODCE

Jul 15th 2020, 6:54 PM 23,429 Views 0 Comments

Documents and a digital device containing 270,000 files were seized from the FAI’s offices last February.

# john-delaney - 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 13,865 Views 0 Comments

The report was commissioned in April 2019.

# john-delaney - 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 110,347 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.

# john-delaney - Monday 11 May, 2020

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 22,833 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.

# john-delaney - 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 10,997 Views 12 Comments

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

# john-delaney - 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 23,612 Views 78 Comments

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

# john-delaney - Monday 16 March, 2020

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 5,345 Views 5 Comments

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

# john-delaney - Monday 9 March, 2020

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout
# Reform
# Reform

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout

Mar 9th 2020, 1:29 PM 2,938 Views 0 Comments

In spite of the importance of the State aid, there is opposition to certain reforms among some voting Council members.

# john-delaney - Friday 6 March, 2020

Clare League fined after suspending player for social media comments
# Punished
# Punished

Clare League fined after suspending player for social media comments

Mar 6th 2020, 4:45 PM 8,057 Views 5 Comments

Clare and District League charged with bringing the game into disrepute by FAI Disciplinary Committee.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Flores' goal was seen across the world, but the LOI is struggling for a TV audience
# Viewers Habits
# Viewers Habits

Flores' goal was seen across the world, but the LOI is struggling for a TV audience

Mar 4th 2020, 8:12 PM 7,000 Views 12 Comments

The League’s potential was in evidence in Tallaght last week, but can it be built upon?

# john-delaney - 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 46,132 Views 0 Comments

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

# john-delaney - 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 18,037 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.

# john-delaney - 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 50,306 Views 115 Comments

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

# john-delaney - Monday 20 January, 2020

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

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney

Jan 20th 2020, 1:41 PM 34,681 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.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'
# No White Smoke Yet
# No White Smoke Yet

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

Jan 14th 2020, 5:53 PM 11,534 Views 30 Comments

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

# john-delaney - Monday 30 December, 2019

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
# Snappers Delight
# Snappers Delight

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 27,308 Views 40 Comments

Relive some of the most memorable moments of 2019 through the lenses of INPHO’s snappers.

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'
# State Funding
From TheJournal.ie
# State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 37,279 Views 137 Comments

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Dec 30th 2019, 9:40 AM 37,741 Views 119 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI
# Another Dark Day
# Another Dark Day

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

Dec 18th 2019, 10:15 PM 26,885 Views 23 Comments

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Dec 11th 2019, 8:46 PM 26,537 Views 20 Comments

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments
# Support
# Support

International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments

Dec 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 35,762 Views 17 Comments

The player believes he was suspended for criticising the League’s support of John Delaney, a claim the League denies.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation
# Update
# Update

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation

Dec 10th 2019, 10:47 AM 26,696 Views 58 Comments

The association say they want to prioritise ‘the refinancing package that will guarantee the future of the FAI and safeguard jobs’.

# john-delaney - Monday 9 December, 2019

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'
# FAI
From TheJournal.ie
# FAI

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'

Dec 9th 2019, 10:44 PM 28,370 Views 68 Comments

The Sports Minister won’t be appearing before Wednesday’s emergency Oireachtas meeting.

# john-delaney - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games
# Legacy
# Legacy

Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games

Dec 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 82,402 Views 80 Comments

Some more troubling revelations come to light, including details of how the FAI paid for Delaney’s 50th birthday party.

# john-delaney - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Years of greed and mismanagement exposed and leaves Irish football looking at a lost generation
# The Grim Reality
# The Grim Reality

Years of greed and mismanagement exposed and leaves Irish football looking at a lost generation

Dec 7th 2019, 8:00 AM 48,759 Views 121 Comments

Yesterday’s FAI accounts were forecast to cause shock…the reality was worse than imagined.

# john-delaney - Friday 6 December, 2019

FAI confident of avoiding insolvency as appalling finances laid bare
# Crisis
# Crisis

FAI confident of avoiding insolvency as appalling finances laid bare

Dec 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 21,381 Views 51 Comments

The FAI’s auditors refused to state that the football body are a going concern in a devastating set of accounts.

FAI reveal liabilities of over €55 million in 'shocking' financial report
# Accounts
# Accounts

FAI reveal liabilities of over €55 million in 'shocking' financial report

Dec 6th 2019, 1:55 PM 53,489 Views 101 Comments

The 2018 accounts show that the FAI paid a €462,000 settlement to former CEO John Delaney

# john-delaney - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'Severe' job losses feared for FAI staff with 'hard nut' Cooke set to reveal extent of financial woes
# Worrying Times
# Worrying Times

'Severe' job losses feared for FAI staff with 'hard nut' Cooke set to reveal extent of financial woes

Dec 4th 2019, 6:51 PM 7,281 Views 5 Comments

More bad news expected at the association’s Dublin HQ tomorrow after primary shirt sponsor Three Ireland announced it wouldn’t be renewing its deal.

# john-delaney - Friday 25 October, 2019

Noel Mooney 'categorically rules out' extending stay with the FAI
# Moving On
# Moving On

Noel Mooney 'categorically rules out' extending stay with the FAI

Oct 25th 2019, 4:31 PM 5,264 Views 3 Comments

The interim General-Manager is leaving as planned as the FAI announce a series of delays to ongoing reform steps.

# john-delaney - Friday 4 October, 2019

FAI request postponement of return appearance before Oireachtas Committee
# Added Time
# Added Time

FAI request postponement of return appearance before Oireachtas Committee

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 8:23 PM 20,439 Views 29 Comments

The Association were due at government buildings on 16 October, a day after Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to Switzerland.

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