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Dunphy On Keane – “He’s a Pathetic, Grumpy Old Man”

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Eamon Dunphy has hit out at Roy Keane following the former Ireland captain’s controversial comments earlier this week. The former Manchester United captain was the main guest at an Off The Ball event earlier this week and proceeded to air his views on a varying range of topics ranging from Alex Ferguson to Jason McAteer. However, it was Keane’s comments …

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James Maddison Is Brilliant, But He’ll Never Wear The Green Of Ireland

On Saturday, a report emerged from The Independent.ie outlining that the FAI had reached out to Leicester City midfielder James Maddison about a potential switch to play for Ireland. The Association had reportedly received some encouragement about a potential switch for Maddison who qualifies to play for the Boys in Green through a grandparent. Irish manager Mick McCarthy is understood …

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FAI Reportedly Reach Out To James Maddison Over Irish Switch

The FAI have reportedly begun attempts to persuade Leicester City midfielder James Maddison to switch his international allegiances from England to Ireland. According to a report from David Sneyd in the Independent, the FAI received some recent encouragement about Maddison’s potential desire to switch and have been made aware that a move could be possible. Maddison qualifies to play for …

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Fifa & Uefa Write To FAI To Warn About Government Interference

FIFA and UEFA have written a letter to the FAI. In the letter, the football governing bodies have expressed concerns over Shane Ross’s request for Donal Conway to withdraw his nomination to be re-elected president of the association. Conway was nominated by FAI AGM members to continue in his role. Ross, the minister for transport, tourism and sport, asked Conway …

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UCD Awarded 3-0 Win After Bohemians Field Ineligible Player

UCD have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Bohemians after it was found that the Gypsies “broke FAI rules” in Monday’s game. Bohemians were found to have fielded an ineligible player in the match at the UCD Bowl, which finished 1-0 to the home side. Danny Mandroiu played in the game but was due to serve a suspension. As such, …

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Airtricity League To Pilot New Overseas Streaming Service

The Airtricity League are set to pilot a new streaming service for fans based outside of Ireland, in a project involving the FAI, American broadcasters ChyronHego and clubs around the league. Dundalk and Cork City will be the two clubs involved in the pilot with their upcoming home games being broadcast and if it is deemed a success then it …

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Key Points From The FAI & Sport Ireland Governance Review Report

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The FAI and Sport Ireland have released their highly anticipated governance review report which includes 78 recommendations to aid the running of football’s governing body in Ireland. The report, which took eight weeks to finalise, comes as a result of a number of issues with corporate governance which arose over the past few months. It contains 133 pages as well as …

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FAI Board Member John Earley Resigns “With Immediate Effect”

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John Earley has resigned from the Football Association of Ireland’s board with “immediate effect.” Irish football’s governing body made the announcement on Wednesday evening. Earley is the third board member to step away from the FAI since March. The Tipperary native has been on the board since 2015 and was the chair of the underage committee. According to the association, …

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Keane “Guarantees” Luca Connell Won’t Become Another Declan Rice

Ireland assistant manager Robbie Keane has insisted that talented midfielder Luca Connell will not become another Declan Rice despite reported interest from England in persuading him to play for the Three Lions. Connell has represented Ireland since U17 level and was recently called into the senior squad by Mick McCarthy for the qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar but was forced …

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Ireland’s Jayson Molumby Named Among Best Players At Toulon Tournament

Ireland U21’s captain Jayson Molumby has been rewarded for his excellent displays at this year’s Toulon Tournament by being named as one of the competition’s top four players. Stephen Kenny’s men finished fourth after losing to Mexico on penalties in the third/fourth-placed playoff but put in a number of fine performances as they reached the semi-finals for the first time ever. …

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UEFA Send Finance Director Koller To Investigate FAI Financial Issues

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UEFA is to send its Financial Director, Josef Koller, to Dublin next month to assess the ongoing financial issues within the FAI. The move follows the appointment of UEFA’s Head of National Association Business Development, Noel Mooney, as General Manager for Football Services and Partnerships earlier this week. Both Koller’s and Mooney’s roles are temporary though it is unclear how …

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UEFA’s Noel Mooney Returns To The FAI In Temporary Role

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The FAI have confirmed this evening that Noel Mooney will take up a role within the association as General Manager for Football Services and Partnerships.  Mooney is currently UEFA’s Head of National Association Business Development and he will commence his secondment on June 3. Initially, his role will be to assess the FAI’s requirements and to coordinate future support and …

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FAI Release Defiant Statement Following SIPTU Insolvency Claims

The FAI have released a statement outlining that they are shocked and disappointed by SIPTU’s claims that the organisation could be facing insolvency in a matter of weeks. The Trade Union say that the association’s finances are in an “extremely precarious financial situation” and that they face the threat of “becoming insolvent in only a matter of weeks.” They are …

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FAI In Danger Of “Becoming Insolvent In Only A Matter Of Weeks”

SIPTU claim they have received important information relating to the FAI’s current financial situation.  The Trade Union say that the association’s finances are in an “extremely precarious financial situation” and that they face the threat of “becoming insolvent in only a matter of weeks.” They are now calling for a meeting with Sports Minister Shane Ross in order to solve …

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