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Ex-FAI chief Noel Mooney appointed new CEO of Welsh FA
# New Gig
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# New Gig

Ex-FAI chief Noel Mooney appointed new CEO of Welsh FA

Mon 12:56 PM 6,227 Views 7 Comments

He spent six months as the interim General Manager of the FAI during the Association’s fire-fighting days in 2019.

Revenue Commissioners yet to accept voluntary payment from the FAI
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# Finances

Revenue Commissioners yet to accept voluntary payment from the FAI

Jul 2nd 2021, 11:53 PM 4,372 Views 2 Comments

The Association yesterday posted their annual accounts for 2020.

Rea Walshe to leave role at FAI
# Departure
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# Departure

Rea Walshe to leave role at FAI

Jul 1st 2021, 3:09 PM 5,864 Views 1 Comment

She was briefly the FAI’s Chief Executive in 2019, when John Delaney became Executive Vice-President.

FAI exploring potential Irish eligibility of Colombian-born teenage prospect Hollman McCormick
# Wonderkid
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# Wonderkid

FAI exploring potential Irish eligibility of Colombian-born teenage prospect Hollman McCormick

May 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 48,260 Views 38 Comments

The 15-year-old striker last week became the fifth-youngest player to appear in South America’s version of the Champions League.

'My impression of him is absolutely that he is a man of significant integrity'
# Packie Is Back
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# Packie Is Back

'My impression of him is absolutely that he is a man of significant integrity'

May 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,532 Views 3 Comments

11 years after being made redundant, Packie Bonner has made a return to the FAI.

Gerry McAnaney re-elected FAI President
# The Reform Continues
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# The Reform Continues

Gerry McAnaney re-elected FAI President

Updated May 23rd 2021, 6:18 PM 3,465 Views 0 Comments

Paul Cooke also held onto his seat as Vice-President.

Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years
# Safe Pair Of Hands
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# Safe Pair Of Hands

Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years

May 21st 2021, 5:16 PM 8,994 Views 2 Comments

The Donegal native will be one of six independent directors ratified at Sunday’s EGM.

Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year
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# FAI

Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year

May 18th 2021, 5:12 PM 14,180 Views 0 Comments

The comments were made by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds when the matter came before her today.

Judge to receive report next week concerning documents seized from FAI by ODCE
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# High Court

Judge to receive report next week concerning documents seized from FAI by ODCE

May 11th 2021, 3:51 PM 13,746 Views 0 Comments

Many of the documents at issue relate to the FAI’s former CEO John Delaney.

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland
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# Annual Investment

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:21 PM 6,876 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the GAA has been granted €2.4 million while €2.25 million has gone to the IRFU.

FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League
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# Statement

FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League

Apr 20th 2021, 11:52 AM 3,584 Views 8 Comments

Irish football’s governing body is backing Uefa.

'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom
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# Milestone

'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 2,324 Views 1 Comment

Katie McCabe reached the half century mark against Belgium on Sunday.

Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes
# Manic Monday
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# Manic Monday

Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes

Apr 9th 2021, 7:22 PM 1,609 Views 3 Comments

Irish fans will find out in 10 days if Dublin will get to host four games in this year’s tournament.

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill
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# Discord

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:13 PM 3,256 Views 0 Comments

The union say they have referred a number of issues to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Details confirmed as Stephen Kenny's Ireland to return to action with June friendlies
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# Summer Camp

Details confirmed as Stephen Kenny's Ireland to return to action with June friendlies

Apr 1st 2021, 12:07 PM 5,321 Views 9 Comments

The Boys In Green will face Andorra and Hungary in early June as Kenny looks for his first win at the helm.

FAI deny claim of 'gerrymandering' board elections process after structural overhaul
# New Structures
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# New Structures

FAI deny claim of 'gerrymandering' board elections process after structural overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 4:30 PM 3,744 Views 2 Comments

A new structure sees the FAI’s membership split into three groups, with only one of them guaranteed two seats on the board.

FAI Chairman Barrett fears staff morale may be affected by ongoing Robbie Keane situation
# Without A Role
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# Without A Role

FAI Chairman Barrett fears staff morale may be affected by ongoing Robbie Keane situation

Mar 28th 2021, 7:30 PM 87,825 Views 4 Comments

Keane remains under contract at the FAI but has not had a role at the Association for almost a year.

FAI give vote of confidence to Stephen Kenny
# Backing
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# Backing

FAI give vote of confidence to Stephen Kenny

Mar 28th 2021, 3:52 PM 32,083 Views 71 Comments

The manager’s job is not under immediate threat in spite of last night’s defeat to Luxembourg.

'If the player isn't ready, we'll accept that' - Highly rated West Ham teen's absence from Ireland U21 squad explained
# Late Withdrawal
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# Late Withdrawal

'If the player isn't ready, we'll accept that' - Highly rated West Ham teen's absence from Ireland U21 squad explained

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,349 Views 26 Comments

Jim Crawford says ‘fatigue’ led to Ademipo Odubeko’s withdrawal.

High Court rules that case about investigation into FAI can be heard in public for now
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High Court rules that case about investigation into FAI can be heard in public for now

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:03 PM 17,973 Views 0 Comments

Delaney has applied for the proceedings to be held in private.

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Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Mar 18th 2021, 6:10 PM 6,792 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians pair Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons join Bray Wanderers’ Brian Maher as the three players selected from the League of Ireland.

FAI 'very comfortable' with new Dundalk coaching set-up that sees Giovagnoli take reduced role
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# LOI

FAI 'very comfortable' with new Dundalk coaching set-up that sees Giovagnoli take reduced role

Mar 10th 2021, 1:52 PM 3,341 Views 0 Comments

Dundalk may face punishment if Giovagnoli is deemed to be performing managerial duties, however.

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month
# Change Of Plan
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# Change Of Plan

Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month

Mar 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 16,370 Views 22 Comments

The fixture had originally been due to take place in Dublin.

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents
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# High Court

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents

Mar 3rd 2021, 3:36 PM 14,174 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s application to have the hearing held in private remains outstanding.

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI
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# Judgement

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:46 PM 13,026 Views 0 Comments

The ODCE’s application to appoint more people was objected by former FAI CEO John Delaney.

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
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# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 1st 2021, 11:02 PM 19,078 Views 35 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Premier League club Ireland might have had: an oral history of the Dublin Dons
# A Saga Retold
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# A Saga Retold

The Premier League club Ireland might have had: an oral history of the Dublin Dons

Feb 28th 2021, 9:29 AM 26,095 Views 16 Comments

More than 25 years ago, an Irish consortium led by Eamon Dunphy tried to buy Wimbledon FC and move it to Dublin. Some of the key players recall the story, and wonder what Irish football might look like now had it happened.

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision
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# Meet The New Boss

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision

Feb 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,053 Views 14 Comments

Jonathan Hill is the FAI’s first permanent CEO since John Delaney, and yesterday he explained how he plans to drag Irish football from its miserable recent past.

New FAI boss yet to meet Robbie Keane to resolve his future
# Still On The Sidelines
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# Still On The Sidelines

New FAI boss yet to meet Robbie Keane to resolve his future

Feb 26th 2021, 3:28 PM 9,334 Views 10 Comments

New CEO Jonathan Hill spoke to the Irish press today, where he revealed the FAI are saying no to a gambling sponsor, and that he has yet to read Champagne Football.

FAI announce major broadcast deals for League of Ireland and Women's National League
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# Good News

FAI announce major broadcast deals for League of Ireland and Women's National League

Feb 25th 2021, 9:27 PM 4,893 Views 2 Comments

There’ll be plenty of live domestic football to watch over the coming months.

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'
# In Camera
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# In Camera

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'

Feb 24th 2021, 6:51 PM 34,199 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s legal team has said that the potential dissemination of legal documents is “a matter of enormous concern” to him.

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season
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# Good News

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season

Feb 18th 2021, 10:51 PM 1,885 Views 0 Comments

The FAI explained the process in a statement this evening.

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean
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# Support

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean

Feb 15th 2021, 10:00 PM 28,365 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland and Stoke City winger has highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ he has received.

ODCE wants more people appointed to help examine files seized from FAI
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# John Delaney

ODCE wants more people appointed to help examine files seized from FAI

Jan 28th 2021, 4:47 PM 17,210 Views 0 Comments

The office wants to appoint five more people to review materials over which claims of legal privilege are made by the FAI.

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
# Clean Slate
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# Clean Slate

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

Jan 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 21,062 Views 10 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI
# Investigation
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# Investigation

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI

Jan 14th 2021, 4:13 PM 14,549 Views 0 Comments

Some 280,000 files were seized by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff
# Shock Departure
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# Shock Departure

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff

Jan 9th 2021, 4:48 PM 96,296 Views 59 Comments

Duff has made an abrupt exit from the Irish camp, though it’s not thought he has any issue with Stephen Kenny.

‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse
# TAKING ACTION
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# TAKING ACTION

‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,418 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne player Jessie Stapleton on her recent tweet that went viral.

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion
# Much Ado About Nothing
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# Much Ado About Nothing

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion

Jan 2nd 2021, 11:00 PM 23,573 Views 23 Comments

He did not deny the scale of the reaction was fuelled by the FAI’s own statement on the issue.

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020
# The Year That Was
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# The Year That Was

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,660 Views 0 Comments

We run through what has been a fairly desperate 12 months for Irish football, on and off the pitch.

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