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FAI Reveal They Are Targeting November For Slovakia Playoff Game

The FAI’s Interim CEO Gary Owens has outlined that he is hopeful Ireland’s European Championship playoff can take place in November to give new manager Stephen Kenny time with his new squad. The game in Bratislava against Slovakia had been set for the end of March but was postponed until June before being suspended indefinitely by UEFA due to the …

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FAI Confirm New Senior & Under 21 Coaching Staff

The FAI have confirmed that Jim Crawford will take over as the new Ireland U21 manager as Stephen Kenny takes charge of the senior international side. Crawford, who was Kenny’s assistant, will be joined by former Irish defender John O’Shea in the role, while Keith Andrews makes the jump up to the senior side. Kenny and Andrews will also be …

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Damien Duff Set To Join New Ireland Coaching Setup

Damien Duff is reportedly set to return to the Republic of Ireland international setup as a part of incoming manager Stephen Kenny’s new backroom staff. Kenny was confirmed as the new senior manager on Saturday as the FAI outlined that Mick McCarthy would be stepping aside from the role allowing the former Dundalk boss to take the reigns. The suspension …

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“It’s Bittersweet But I Fully Support It”- Mick McCarthy On FAI Decision

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Mick McCarthy has said that he will “fully support” new Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who succeeds the 61-year-old in the role.  McCarthy was contracted by the FAI until July 31st with U21 boss Kenny set to take over following the completion of Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign. However, that plan was thrown into confusion following the worldwide outbreak of …

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FAI Confirm Mick McCarthy Departure As Kenny Steps Into The Hotseat

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The FAI have confirmed that Stephen Kenny will take up the role as manager of the Republic of Ireland senior side with immediate effect. It was originally planned that Kenny would take charge after Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign but the global Covid-19 pandemic has seen the competition rescheduled for next year while Ireland’s qualifier with Slovakia has also been postponed. …

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Poll: How Should The FAI Resolve The McCarthy/Kenny Succession Issue?

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Back in November 2018, the FAI opted for appeasement. The previous regime in the association appointed Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager. However, a large section of Irish football supporters were underwhelmed. They wanted change after the dour final year of Martin O’Neill’s reign and Stephen Kenny was, arguably, the popular choice for the role. In an attempt to …

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Handover In Ireland Managerial Succession Plan Likely To Delayed

It now seems like a lifetime ago when the Republic of Ireland’s peculiar managerial succession plan was conceived. In November 2018, under pressure after Mick McCarthy’s appointment as Ireland manager was met with a lukewarm reception from a section of Irish soccer supporters, the FAI opted to try to keep everyone happy. McCarthy would take charge of Ireland for the …

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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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Republic of Ireland To Learn UEFA Nations League Fate

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With minds firmly focused on the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia later this month, it has almost flown under the radar that the draw for the 2020 UEFA Nations League takes place today (Tuesday – 5 pm Irish time).  The tournament first came to prominence in 2018 when Ireland struggled badly under the tutelage of Martin …

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Stephen Kenny Will Reportedly Take Charge Of June Friendlies If Ireland Don’t Qualify For Euro 2020

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Mick McCarthy will “voluntarily step aside” from his position as Republic of Ireland manager before his contract expires if the team fails to reach Euro 2020, according to reports. McCarthy is due to leave his post following the conclusion of the Euro 2020 campaign – either after the tournament ends in July, or if Ireland fail to qualify. He will …

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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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“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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