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FAI Announce Appointment Of Niall Quinn As Interim Deputy CEO

The Football Association of Ireland have announced that Niall Quinn will be joining them as the new deputy chief executive of the organisation. Quinn had previously ruled himself out of the running for the chief executive role which was recently taken up on an interim basis by Gary Owens. The former Ireland striker’s associate Roy Barrett was named the Independent …

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UEFA Confirm John Delaney Has Resigned With Immediate Effect

UEFA have confirmed that John Delaney has left his position as UEFA Executive Committee member with immediate effect. Delaney was elected to his role with UEFA in 2017 and his tenure with the governing body was set to end in 2021 however he has today stepped aside. He had not been invited to any of their meetings since his resignation …

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“Treated Like A Minority Sport” – Stephen Kenny Hits Out At Government Funding

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Republic of Ireland U21 boss Stephen Kenny has hit out at the latest allocation of government funding to the FAI.  On Friday, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced the first set of allocations under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). A range of projects throughout the country across different sports were allocated money with rugby and …

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Sportsground & RDS To Receive €10m Grant From Government


The first wave of government funding under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) was announced today with Connacht Rugby and Leinster Rugby set to receive €10m for stadium redevelopments.  In total, 25 different projects are to receive funding of various amounts with the total expenditure amounting to €77.4m. While the project funding has been announced, all grants are …

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Taoiseach Says Government Will Not Bail Out The FAI

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that the government will not bail out the Football Association of Ireland. The FAI are experiencing a financial crisis, they have debts of around €62m and are seeking an €18m bailout from the government. At the association’s AGM on Sunday, the FAI executive-lead Paul Cooke said they were in “dangerous territory.” They may not be …

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FAI Issue Apology “For The Mistakes Of The Past” Following AGM

The Football Association of Ireland has issued an apology to all those involved in Irish football, the wider Irish public and FAI staff members. The FAI took the step on Sunday evening following a reconvened AGM, where executive-lead Paul Cooke stated that liquidation is a possibility due to the ongoing financial crisis that has engulfed the association. Following the AGM …

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FAI Executive Lead Claims Liquidation Possible As 2019 Losses Expected

The FAI’s Executive lead Paul Cooke has confirmed that liquidation is a possibility for the association, outlining that their situation is very serious during the reconvened AGM on Sunday. Cooke, outgoing FAI President Donal Conway and others were speaking to delegates at the meeting in CityWest where details were given of the restated accounts for 2017 and the financial statements …

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IRFU Rule Out Acquiring FAI’s Share In The Aviva Stadium

The IRFU have ruled out any prospect of them acquiring the FAI’s share in the Aviva Stadium. The football association are going through a financial crisis, with liabilities totalling €62m, and have had a request for a bailout of €18m rejected by the government on Wednesday. The FAI also have a debt of €29m on the Aviva Stadium and there …

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“The FAI Were The Absentee Father Who Didn’t Give A B****x About LOI”

Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan O’Brien has hit out at the FAI calling the Association ‘the absentee father who didn’t give a bollox about the League of Ireland.’ O’Brien was speaking during Wednesday’s Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport where discussions were held about the drastic financial situation facing the FAI. The association were not present at the meeting which was …

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Shane Ross: My Guess Is If The FAI Goes, The League Of Ireland Goes The Same Way

Shane Ross has stated that if the FAI were to collapse, his “guess” would be that the League of Ireland would follow. The Minister for Sport made the extremely worrying comment on Wednesday morning at an Oireachtas committee meeting on transport, tourism and sport, where discussions were held about the drastic financial situation facing the FAI. At the hearing, Ross …

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Brian Kerr Says He Is “Very Impressed” By FAI Reform Proposal

Brian Kerr has said that he has seen a proposal to reform the Football Association of Ireland and he believes that it could prove successful. Kerr revealed on Tuesday evening that a group of FAI employees presented him with a proposal to reform the association. The former Ireland manager said he was “very impressed” by the plan and believes the …

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FAI “Unable To Accept” Invitation To Attend Oireachtas Committee

The Football Association of Ireland have confirmed that they will not be accepting the invitation to attend Wednesday’s Oireachtas Committee. Minister for Sport Shane Ross, the FAI and Sport Ireland had all been invited by The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport to attend Wednesday’s meeting to discuss the financial trouble that the Association finds itself in. Ross …

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Troy Parrott Set For Champions League Debut Against Bayern Munich

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Troy Parrott looks set to make his Champions League debut next week when Tottenham take on Bayern Munich. With both teams having already qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he intends to field a youthful team against the German giants. Mourinho has confirmed that Parrott will be part of a line-up that will …

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FAI Accounts Reveal John Delaney Received €462,000 Severance Package

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The Football Association of Ireland published their accounts for 2017 and 2018 with the latter report revealing the severance package paid out to former CEO John Delaney. Delaney resigned from the Association in September following controversy surrounding The Sunday Times’ investigation into a €100,000 bridging loan the former CEO paid to the FAI in 2017. The accounts revealed that Delaney …

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FAI President Donal Conway To Step Down From Role In January

The Football Association of Ireland have confirmed that President Donal Conway will step down from his role as President of the FAI at the EGM in January. The EGM will take place on the 25 January 2020 and will be convened for the purpose of electing Conway’s successor in the role of President of the association. The FAI also confirmed …

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