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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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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 Confirm John Delaney To Appear In Front Of Oireachtas Committee

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The FAI have today confirmed that their Executive Vice President John Delaney will be appearing in front of Wednesday’s Oireachtas committee. The Football Association of Ireland were due to confirm Delaney’s attendance before the Oireachtas committee on Wednesday by 12 pm today however the news broke a number of hours later via a statement from their President Donal Conway. The …

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Irish Striker Pips McGeady To Win League One Player Of The Season

Luton Town striker, James Collins picked up the League One Player of the Season award last night at the English Football League Awards ceremony London’s Grosvenor Hotel.  The former Ireland u21 striker was nominated for the award alongside Irish international Aidan McGeady who’s been plying his trade at Sunderland and John Marquis of Doncaster Rovers. However, it was Collins who …

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Ireland Climb Five Spots In Latest FIFA Rankings Update

Ireland’s recent pair of wins in the Euro 2020 qualifiers has seen them rise five spots in the latest update to FIFA’s national team rankings. Mick McCarthy’s men, of course, have some creases to iron out following back-to-back 1-0 victories over Gibraltar and Georgia but all in all, maximum points is nothing to complain about and as a result, the …

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FAI Board Release Statement, Intend To ‘Fully Address” Recent Issues

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Round Group D, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar 23/3/2019 Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland FAI Chief Executive John Delaney during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The FAI board have released a statement outlining that it is fully committed to addressing recent issues of concern surrounding the Association. Following Ireland’s victory over Gibraltar last Saturday the FAI announced that Chief Executive John Delaney would be stepping aside from his role to become the new Executive Vice President of the organisation. The news came after it was …

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Ten Absent Players Capable Of Injecting Quality Into Ireland’s Setup

Ireland recorded six points out of six in their Euro 2020 Qualifying Campaign as Mick McCarthy returned to the helm as Irish boss. For the first time in many years, arguably since McCarthy’s last tenure, Ireland deployed a structured system that offered the perfect balance of a high pressed, energetic defence and a purposeful and more imaginative attack. Among those …

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Ireland Charged By UEFA For ‘Tennis Ball Protest’

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Round Group D, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar 23/3/2019 Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland FAI Chief Executive John Delaney during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

UEFA have officially opened disciplinary proceedings against the FAI following a fan protest during Ireland’s 1-0 victory over Georgia.  Ireland’s win over the Georgians and the performance that came with it saw the nation’s support come away with quite a lot to be happy about. Despite the narrow margin of their wins over both Georgia and Gibraltar, the first two …

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The Winners & Losers Following Ireland’s International Break

Mick McCarthy’s return as Ireland boss has heralded two wins and two clean sheets as Ireland top their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. In what has been an eventful week on and off the pitch, spirits have been raised with the collection of maximum points and a clear change in approach. As the international break draws to a close, we examine …

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James McClean Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ & ‘Stupid’ English FA

James McClean has fired shots at the English FA after once again coming under abuse from QPR fans as they played Stoke City over the weekend.  It wasn’t the first time the Derry-native has been forced to make himself heard following attacks from rival fans and all things considered, it likely won’t be the last. His Stoke side were involved …

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Keith Andrews Joins Kenny’s Coaching Ticket As Squad Announced

Republic of Ireland U21 manager, Stephen Kenny, has appointed former international, Keith Andrews, to his coaching staff. Andrews, who is part of the current FAI UEFA Pro Licence course, will become assistant coach alongside Jim Crawford, who leaves his role as Ireland Under-18 Head Coach. The Dubliner, who earned 35 caps for Ireland, was previously part of Colin O’Brien’s coaching staff …

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McCarthy Has “Total Faith” In Coleman Despite Everton Struggles

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Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy insists he has total faith in captain Seamus Coleman despite his recent struggle for form at Everton.  Coleman has come in for some criticism this season after he battled back to full fitness following a horrific leg-break in 2017. However, McCarthy claims to have no worries about the Irish captain’s form and knows that …

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