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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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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

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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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