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Gavin Bazunu Confirmed As U21 Goalkeeper For Armenia Clash

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Stephen Kenny has confirmed there will be four new faces in the Ireland U21 line-up for Thursday’s clash with Armenia.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Caoimhin Kelleher, Michael Obafemi, Conor Masterson, Neil Farrugia and Trevor Clarke pulled out of the squad through injury while both Jayson Molumby and Lee O’Connor are suspended. Speaking to FAI TV earlier today, Kenny confirmed that …

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New Balance Unveil Ireland Home Kit For 2019/2020 Season

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New Balance have unveiled the new Ireland home kit ahead of the 2019/2020 season as both the girls and boys in green set their sights on qualification for the European Championships. This kit officially launches “Through It All”, New Balance’s campaign for the year, which aims to encapsulate the devoted and loyal spirit of Ireland’s legendary fans. The jersey is …

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Irish FA Dents Hopes Of Potential All-Island League

The Irish Football Association have confirmed that they will not be sanctioning any of its clubs to take part in a potential All-Island Football League which had been proposed by Kerry businessman Kieran Lucid. Lucid had planned to bring both the Northern Ireland Football League and the League Of Ireland together in a united league, with clubs from both sides …

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Ireland Team & McCarthy Raging Against The Dying Of The Light

The Irish national team has been held back by conservatism. But time has caught up. On Thursday night at Tallaght Stadium, before Stephen Kenny spoke to reporters in his post-match press conference, there was a sense that he would be pleased with the result. The Republic of Ireland Under-21s had played out a hard-fought goalless draw with Italy Under-21s. The …

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“Donal Conway Mentioned The Two Of Us Will Be Old & Grey Before FAI Changes”

Ex-Ireland international, Niall Quinn gave his despondent thoughts on the current state of the FAI during Wednesday’s Champions League coverage on Virgin Media Sports. The Association has come under intense scrutiny over the last few months which has resulted in numerous Oireachtas Committees, lengthy statements and, ultimately, the resignation of former CEO and Executive Vice President John Delaney. Quinn, who …

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John Delaney Has Resigned From The FAI

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The Football Association of Ireland have announced that John Delaney has resigned from the organisation. It was confirmed on Saturday night that Delaney, who served as the chief executive of the FAI for 14 years, has left the association. Delaney moved into a new position as executive vice-president in March after stepping aside from his role as CEO. The Board …

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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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