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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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FAI & IFA Confirm Launch Of New Cross-Border Champions Cup

The Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Football Association have announced the creation of a new cross-border tournament – the Unite the Union Champions Cup.  The competition will be sponsored by the trade union Unite, and will see the SSE Airtricity League Champions play the winners of the Danske Bank Premiership in a two-legged final Its first edition will …

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Stephanie Roche “Disappointed” At FAI’s Potential Misuse Of Funds

Irish international Stephanie Roche has outlined her disappointment at the FAI’s potential misuse of funds during a time when women’s football and the domestic game required support. The association has come under intense scrutiny over the last number of weeks following the Sunday Times’ breaking of a story surrounding John Delaney’s €100,000 bridging loan which was given to the FAI …

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Mick McCarthy Names 30-Man Ireland Squad For Portugal Training Camp

Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy, has named a 30-man squad for their upcoming training camp in Portugal ahead of June’s Euro 2020 qualifying games with Denmark and Gibraltar. Following his stunning Premier League debut for Bournemouth this past weekend, Kildare native, Mark Travers, has been named alongside regular number one, Darren Randolph and Kieran O’Hara, the Manchester United shot-stopper currently on …

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FAI Fined €10,000 By UEFA For Tennis Ball Protest


The FAI have been slapped with a €10,000 fine by UEFA following a protest by fans during their Euro 2020 Qualifier against Georgia last month. Ireland fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch during the first half of the game in a protest against John Delaney’s appointment as Executive Vice-President of the association. The game was briefly halted before the …

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McCarthy Gives Update On Patrick Bamford As Switch Continues To Stall

Irish manager Mick McCarthy gave an update on potential granny rule recruit Patrick Bamford outlining that the Leeds United striker will definitely not be available for the summer qualifiers. McCarthy has been in discussions with Bamford, who has scored 10 goals in 14 starts for promotion-chasing Leeds United this season, but the 25-year old had previously outlined that his priorities …

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John Treacy: ‘FAI Clubs, Leagues & Members All Have A Responsibility’

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Sport Ireland CEO, John Treacy says it is the responsibility of the clubs, leagues and council members and the incoming board to ensure that what has happened within the FAI can never happen again. Disgraced former CEO, John Delaney voluntarily stepped aside from his role this week pending an investigation following numerous allegations made against him and the association. The …

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Brian Kerr Speaks Passionately About Future Of The FAI

Airtricity League Premier Division 29/6/2012 St Patrick's Athletic vs Shelbourne Former Republic of Ireland and St.Pats' Manager Brian Kerr at tonight's game

Brian Kerr gave a powerful speech about what needs to change within the next incarnation of the FAI if the country’s football is to continue to evolve. The former Irish manager Kerr has found his name in the headlines quite a bit recently, and deservedly so, after a number of passionate speeches about the current state of the governing body …

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FAI Reported For Breaking Company Law By Official Auditor

The FAI have been reported for breaking company law by Deloitte, the official auditor of the Football Association of Ireland.  The auditing company filed the report four days ago to the Companies Registration Offices (CRO) claiming that the FAI’s accounts were not being properly kept. The CRO is the governing body of public statutory information on Irish businesses Deloitte declared …

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Shane Ross: Entire FAI Board Intend To Step Down

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has indicated that the FAI board have written to him and intend to step down. Speaking at a Joint Oireachtas Committee, Minister Ross said that the FAI have written to him indicating that decisive action will be taken with an EGM likely to take place. Earlier today, it emerged that proper accounts …

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Top Five Candidates For FAI Chief Executive Role

The John Delaney era looks to be over. After weeks of speculation surrounding the much-maligned former CEO turned Executive Vice-President, the Football Association of Ireland released a statement on Monday claiming that Delaney has voluntarily ‘stepped aside pending the completion of an independent investigation’. “The Board of the Football Association of Ireland met in Dublin today. Following that meeting, the …

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John Delaney Voluntarily Steps Aside Pending Investigation

The FAI have confirmed that John Delaney has offered to step aside as Executive Vice President of the association pending an investigation. The full statement from the FAI can be read below: The Board of the Football Association of Ireland met in Dublin today. Following that meeting, the sub-committee of the Board met with Executive Vice-President John Delaney. John Delaney …

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