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'One Niall Quinn please!' The website offering Irish sport star shout-outs
# Just Called To Say Hello
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# Just Called To Say Hello

'One Niall Quinn please!' The website offering Irish sport star shout-outs

Oct 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 5,460 Views 3 Comments

Inspired by the limitations of the lockdown, the initiative has proved popular since launching just over eight weeks ago.

'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure
# Exit
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# Exit

'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure

Sep 8th 2020, 9:29 PM 26,503 Views 15 Comments

Niall Quinn stepped down as interim Deputy CEO yesterday.

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI
# On The Way Out
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# On The Way Out

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI

Sep 7th 2020, 10:31 AM 55,831 Views 32 Comments

He had been serving as Deputy CEO on an interim basis, but is now leaving the organisation.

Gary Owens pulls out of race to be permanent CEO of the FAI
# Out Of The Running
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# Out Of The Running

Gary Owens pulls out of race to be permanent CEO of the FAI

Sep 4th 2020, 2:47 PM 16,879 Views 2 Comments

One member of the ‘Visionary Group’ will not be continuing at the FAI.

Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:15 PM 22,473 Views 3 Comments

FAI chairman has denied any conflict of interest despite Bank of Ireland recommendation.

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Aug 6th 2020, 2:32 PM 19,791 Views 11 Comments

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI
# Reform
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# Reform

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI

Aug 5th 2020, 3:04 PM 15,554 Views 2 Comments

The FAI are facing a crucial vote on reforms later this month to escape insolvency, but some members claim the Association is losing its ‘sovereignty’.

Now more than ever Irish football needs another Sunderland to happen
# Drumaville
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# Drumaville

Now more than ever Irish football needs another Sunderland to happen

Jul 26th 2020, 8:02 AM 36,842 Views 56 Comments

Between 2006 and 2008 Sunderland had a uniquely Irish flavour – owners, chairman and manager all coming from here. Now, with so many Ireland players struggling for game-time in England, there is a pressing need for a Drumaville sequel.

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive
# Reform
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# Reform

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive

Jul 15th 2020, 5:34 PM 42,148 Views 26 Comments

Stephen Kenny has been appointed International Football Director, having said last week he would not have a title.

'Jack's passing will be felt in Ireland more than anywhere else'
# RIP Jack
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# RIP Jack

'Jack's passing will be felt in Ireland more than anywhere else'

Jul 11th 2020, 12:13 PM 7,749 Views 9 Comments

Mick McCarthy and Niall Quinn have paid tribute to Jack Charlton who passed away this morning.

Explainer: The latest restructure at the FAI
# Reform
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# Reform

Explainer: The latest restructure at the FAI

Jun 23rd 2020, 9:30 PM 18,465 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 stand by Gary Owens and Niall Quinn as St Pat's chairman brands them a 'failure'
# Discord
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# Discord

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

Jun 16th 2020, 9:04 AM 25,952 Views 47 Comments

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

FAI agree to undergo restructuring and 'required constitutional reform'
# Future Plans
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# 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 trying to find 'soft landing' for League of Ireland but uncertainty reigns over its return - Quinn
# Forward Thinking
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# Forward Thinking

FAI trying to find 'soft landing' for League of Ireland but uncertainty reigns over its return - Quinn

May 6th 2020, 9:05 PM 4,268 Views 3 Comments

The Interim Deputy CEO of the FAI was speaking on RTÉ 2fm’s Game On this evening.

Niall Quinn says FAI must give Stephen Kenny time to bring 'sea-change' to Irish football
# Support
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# Support

Niall Quinn says FAI must give Stephen Kenny time to bring 'sea-change' to Irish football

Apr 24th 2020, 8:29 PM 4,979 Views 4 Comments

The new Irish manager will begin contacting his players next week.

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

Niall Quinn pays tribute to long-serving Arsenal scout who spotted legendary Irish Gunners
# RIP
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# RIP

Niall Quinn pays tribute to long-serving Arsenal scout who spotted legendary Irish Gunners

Mar 31st 2020, 12:46 PM 8,417 Views 1 Comment

Bill Darby, who worked for North London club for over 40 years and is associated with Liam Brady, Dave O’Leary and Frank Stapleton, passed away over the weekend.

League of Ireland's scheduled April return 'looks unlikely'
# Worry
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# Worry

League of Ireland's scheduled April return 'looks unlikely'

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 8:14 AM 10,444 Views 7 Comments

The FAI’s deputy CEO Niall Quinn also admitted new plans to hold Ireland’s Euros play-off semi-final with Slovakia in June were ‘aspirational’.

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

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

Mar 17th 2020, 6:18 PM 17,852 Views 16 Comments

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

FAI chief Quinn doubts whether Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia will take place at all
# Fears
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# Fears

FAI chief Quinn doubts whether Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia will take place at all

Mar 11th 2020, 8:22 PM 7,121 Views 4 Comments

The FAI interim deputy chief executive says he ‘wouldn’t like to bet one way or the other’ on the fixture being fulfilled as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate.

Niall Quinn says Mourinho is right to overlook Parrott - for now
# Earn Your Spurs
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# Earn Your Spurs

Niall Quinn says Mourinho is right to overlook Parrott - for now

Mar 9th 2020, 5:55 PM 7,100 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland international believes Parrott can reach the top if he listens to Mourinho’s advice.

'I got very, very angry last year' - Niall Quinn on his new FAI role and helping to make changes for Irish football
# Change Management
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# 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 8,680 Views 3 Comments

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

2 weeks before the season starts, the League of Ireland's First Division remains mired in uncertainty
# Explainer
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# Explainer

2 weeks before the season starts, the League of Ireland's First Division remains mired in uncertainty

Feb 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 4,138 Views 4 Comments

Two fixture lists have been released with question marks over the participation of Limerick and Shamrock Rovers II.

Niall Quinn wants Irish football representatives making 'regular trips' to the Dáil
# Interview
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# Interview

Niall Quinn wants Irish football representatives making 'regular trips' to the Dáil

Feb 6th 2020, 12:02 AM 4,867 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland striker, along with his new colleagues at the FAI, have been tasked with reinvigorating the game in this country.

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism
# Under Fire
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# Under Fire

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism

Feb 5th 2020, 6:43 PM 21,830 Views 30 Comments

The former Ireland striker has recently taken over as the association’s Interim Deputy CEO.

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?
# Your Say
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# 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
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# Moving On

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

Jan 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 31,554 Views 27 Comments

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

Quinn defers salary and will be paid 'a fraction of what the old gang were' in new FAI role
# New Gig
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# 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 43,114 Views 42 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
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# Pastures New

Niall Quinn appointed FAI Interim Deputy CEO

Jan 23rd 2020, 4:19 PM 35,264 Views 66 Comments

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

Niall Quinn 'absolutely' rules himself out of being the FAI's next CEO
# Not Interested
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# Not Interested

Niall Quinn 'absolutely' rules himself out of being the FAI's next CEO

Jan 9th 2020, 12:37 PM 19,706 Views 26 Comments

The former Irish striker is open to a role within the organisation, but it won’t be at the very top of the FAI.

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment
# Reform
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# Reform

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

Dec 12th 2019, 5:34 PM 8,566 Views 6 Comments

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'
# Speaking Out
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# 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 26,539 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.

Quinn's Visionary Group reject claims they have withdrawn interest in revamping League of Ireland
# Reform
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# Reform

Quinn's Visionary Group reject claims they have withdrawn interest in revamping League of Ireland

Oct 9th 2019, 5:51 PM 5,467 Views 6 Comments

The Group are no longer involved in the FAI-organised process of reform, but remain open to working with clubs on a ‘ better future for the League of Ireland.’

Niall Quinn's group withdraw as FAI and clubs to meet about future of the League of Ireland
# Decision Time
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# Decision Time

Niall Quinn's group withdraw as FAI and clubs to meet about future of the League of Ireland

Oct 7th 2019, 6:29 PM 14,227 Views 9 Comments

Kieran Lucid’s proposal for an all-island league remains on the table.

'Donal Conway said the two of us would be old and grey by the time the FAI changes' - Quinn
# Not Good Enough
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# Not Good Enough

'Donal Conway said the two of us would be old and grey by the time the FAI changes' - Quinn

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:33 PM 13,889 Views 11 Comments

The former Ireland international does not believe the association is ready to make a fresh start.

'It wasn't attractive. The old FAI is alive and well': Disillusioned Quinn withdraws interest in director role
# In With The Old
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# In With The Old

'It wasn't attractive. The old FAI is alive and well': Disillusioned Quinn withdraws interest in director role

Aug 28th 2019, 2:38 PM 12,558 Views 14 Comments

‘The current president, having been involved in the previous regime, has hardly come out of it as a shining light,’ added Brian Kerr.

FAI open to All-Ireland league 'if it's the right thing for clubs'
# New Era
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# New Era

FAI open to All-Ireland league 'if it's the right thing for clubs'

Jul 15th 2019, 12:02 AM 5,591 Views 6 Comments

Kieran Lucid’s plan received positive feedback at a two-day National League strategic planning convention at the weekend.

Quinn: 'If governance proposals aren't followed I'd be afraid of where Irish football goes next'
# Concerns
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# Concerns

Quinn: 'If governance proposals aren't followed I'd be afraid of where Irish football goes next'

Jul 14th 2019, 1:18 PM 7,499 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland international went on to say that constructive talks had been held between his consortium and League of Ireland clubs.

'My first memory is being so gutted to miss out... Man City wouldn't let me play'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'My first memory is being so gutted to miss out... Man City wouldn't let me play'

Jun 18th 2019, 3:06 PM 21,582 Views 2 Comments

Niall Quinn felt he was fit to play in the 1994 World Cup, but his club thought otherwise.

10 key points from Niall Quinn's plan to rejuvenate Irish football
# Starting Over
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# Starting Over

10 key points from Niall Quinn's plan to rejuvenate Irish football

May 31st 2019, 5:59 PM 14,115 Views 21 Comments

The report was unveiled during an event in Dublin’s Mansion House today.

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