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FAI Ask Staff To Defer Wages For April Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The FAI have announced that they have asked their staff to defer wages for April in a bid to ease the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis. The Association intend to implement a tiered pay deferral scheme for all employees to come into effect in April, with the staff being informed of the decision on Tuesday morning. The deferrals will …

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Siobhan Killeen Details Fight Against Covid-19 After Contracting Virus

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Dublin ladies footballer Siobhan Killeen has revealed that she’s tested positive for Covid-19 – and has urged people to abide by expert advice in the fight against the coronavirus. Killeen, 27, who first experienced symptoms last Sunday evening, was tested on Monday and received her result on Tuesday. She is now self-isolating at home but reports that she’s doing well …

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FAI Chairman Sets Tentative Timeframe For Euros Playoff

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FAI Chairman Gerry McAnaney has provided a tentative timeframe for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia.  The Covid-19 global pandemic has put an abrupt halt to sporting activity around the world and Irish football is no different with football at all grades suspended indefinitely. This includes the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia …

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FAI Target June 19th As Return Date For League Of Ireland Season

The Football Association of Ireland and the National League Executive Committee have outlined that they are targeting June 19th as the date for the resumption of the SSE Airtricity League in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The domestic leagues were suspended late last week, with the new schedule now meaning that The Premier Division will finish on Friday, December …

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Niall Quinn Gives Update On Kenny/McCarthy Situation Following Euro Postponement

The FAI’s Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn has outlined that the Association would not be worrying about the managerial situation surrounding Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny until after the rescheduled Euro 2021 playoff in June. Kenny, the current Ireland Under-21s manager had been scheduled to take over from McCarthy as senior Ireland manager in August 2020 following the culmination of …

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Declan Devine Confirms Derry City Have Gone Into Lockdown

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Derry City boss Declan Devine has welcomed the FAI’s decision to immediately postpone all League of Ireland games following Leo Varadkar’s call for outdoor gatherings of more than 500 to be banned following the COVID-19 outbreak. While located in the north of Ireland, which as of yet, has not gone into lockdown, Devine has said that the club will back …

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FAI Suspend All Football Activities Until March 29 Due To Covid-19

The FAI have suspended all football activities until March 29 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. It comes amid a number of announcements by various Irish sporting bodies cancelling all activities for a minimum period of two weeks. This afternoon, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed a number of measures will be put in place to try and slow …

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Sporting Bodies In Ireland React To Coronavirus Outbreak

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Various sporting bodies in Ireland have released statements following the restrictive measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The measures include a ban on mass indoor gatherings larger than 100 people and outdoor gatherings larger than 500 people. This afternoon, the GAA released a joint statement with the Ladies Gaelic Football …

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Ireland’s Crucial Euro Qualfier To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

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The FAI have confirmed that Wednesday’s UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifier between Montenegro and the Republic of Ireland will be played behind closed doors.  The Montenegro FA released a statement on Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours before kick-off, saying the decision was made “at the recommendation of the Institute of Public Health.” “The match will be played without the …

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McCarthy Hints At Byrne Inclusion For Crunch Slovakia Tie

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Mick McCarthy has hinted that Jack Byrne may play a part in the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff semi-final with Slovakia later this month.  The Shamrock Rovers star has been in scintillating form for the Tallaght club so far this season. He’s scored three goals in five games including a stunning late winner against league champions Dundalk. Byrne …

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Ireland’s Playoff With Slovakia Could Be Behind Closed Doors

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Ireland may have to be their crucial Euro 2020 playoff clash with Slovakia behind closed doors due to growing fears surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.  According to the Independent.ie, UEFA have admitted that they could make a “last-minute decision” on all eight of the upcoming playoff encounters scheduled for March 26. Reports suggest that potential alternatives are being explored in case …

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McCarthy Runs Rule Over Derby’s Jason Knight After Strong Weekend For Ireland Players

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy ran the rule over Under-21 midfielder Jason Knight on Friday as he continues to prepare for the upcoming Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia. McCarthy watched the talented 19-year-old midfielder in Derby County’s 1-1 draw with Fulham last weekend while also keeping an eye on Harry Arter, who could be in contention for an international …

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Brian Kerr Has Held Talks About Returning To The FAI

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Brian Kerr is set to hold further discussions with the Football Association of Ireland following recent talks with the organisation’s new chairman, Roy Barrett. Kerr has served as FAI technical director, youth team manager and manager of the senior team. But the Dubliner, despite his tremendous success as an underage coach in the 1990s, was frozen out by the previous regime. …

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Ireland Under-21s Reportedly Won’t Take Part In Toulon Tournament This Summer

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The Republic of Ireland Under-21s will not take part in the Toulon Tournament this summer due to the FAI’s financial restrictions, according to reports. The prestigious youth tournament played a key role in the development of Stephen Kenny’s side in 2019. Toulon Tournament Ireland reached the semi-finals of the competition in France, where they lost to eventual winners Brazil. Kenny’s …

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Basketball Ireland Raise Questions Of “Double Standards” After FAI Refinancing Deal


Basketball Ireland have released a statement in response to the government funding afforded to the FAI last week, claiming there are double-standards afforded to other sporting bodies.  The government announced last week that a refinancing deal with the Football Association of Ireland involving UEFA and Bank of Ireland had come to fruition. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross announced on …

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