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# fai - Yesterday’s News

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI
# Investigation
# Investigation

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI

23 hours ago 14,143 Views 0 Comments

Some 280,000 files were seized by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

# fai - Saturday 9 January, 2021

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff
# Shock Departure
From The42
# Shock Departure

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff

Sat 4:48 PM 94,651 Views 59 Comments

Duff has made an abrupt exit from the Irish camp, though it’s not thought he has any issue with Stephen Kenny.

# fai - Friday 8 January, 2021

‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# TAKING ACTION

‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,955 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne player Jessie Stapleton on her recent tweet that went viral.

# fai - Saturday 2 January, 2021

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion
# Much Ado About Nothing
From The42
# Much Ado About Nothing

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion

Jan 2nd 2021, 11:00 PM 23,487 Views 23 Comments

He did not deny the scale of the reaction was fuelled by the FAI’s own statement on the issue.

# fai - Thursday 31 December, 2020

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020
# The Year That Was
From The42
# The Year That Was

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,617 Views 0 Comments

We run through what has been a fairly desperate 12 months for Irish football, on and off the pitch.

# fai - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025

Dec 29th 2020, 7:54 PM 142,869 Views 57 Comments

The Association’s dreadful financial position was outlined in an Annual General Meeting today.

# fai - Monday 28 December, 2020

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981
# Kop Idol
From The42
# Kop Idol

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981

Dec 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 20,783 Views 7 Comments

The young, former Home Farm midfielder was part of an eventful Dublin stay.

# fai - Saturday 26 December, 2020

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
From The42
# Grounds For Concern

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 11:59 AM 14,751 Views 12 Comments

The governing body are set to make a decision on whether to retain the 12-nation hosting arrangement in March.

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players
# Unacceptable
From The42
# Unacceptable

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players

Dec 26th 2020, 11:55 AM 5,284 Views 3 Comments

A series of appalling comments appeared beneath a YouTube livestream of the teams’ respective national league finals.

# fai - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'Not acceptable in any circumstance' - FAI condemn comments on Women's U17 league final livestream
# Response
From The42
# Response

'Not acceptable in any circumstance' - FAI condemn comments on Women's U17 league final livestream

Dec 24th 2020, 3:59 PM 55,456 Views 30 Comments

A player’s post containing screenshots of several comments has been shared widely on social media.

# fai - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

‘The problem you had is that clubs relied on the FAI for a lot of things’
# Dependence
From The42
# Dependence

‘The problem you had is that clubs relied on the FAI for a lot of things’

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 4,715 Views 0 Comments

In part 3 of our series on the legacy of the old FAI, we chat to St Patrick’s Athletic Director of Football and former player, Ger O’Brien.

# fai - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'We were very much on the wrong side of the Delaney ire for a number of years'
# Bad Relationship
From The42
# Bad Relationship

'We were very much on the wrong side of the Delaney ire for a number of years'

Dec 22nd 2020, 12:02 PM 37,251 Views 4 Comments

In part two of our series looking at the impact of the old FAI, we chat to Stuart Gilhooly of the PFAI.

# fai - Monday 21 December, 2020

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘Did I regret resigning? No, I couldn’t survive in that environment’ - John Delaney's predecessor

Dec 21st 2020, 12:15 PM 36,932 Views 4 Comments

In part one of our series on the legacy of the old FAI one year on from when the extent of its financial issues were revealed, we chat to ex-General Secretary Brendan Menton.

# fai - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue
# Let Them Play
From The42
# Let Them Play

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue

Dec 8th 2020, 8:54 PM 2,780 Views 1 Comment

They were initially cancelled, but have been allowed to continue in line with the decision to allow the GAA stage their minor and U20 championships.

# fai - Monday 7 December, 2020

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts
# Horror Show
From The42
# Horror Show

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts

Dec 7th 2020, 11:07 PM 5,683 Views 15 Comments

Chairperson Roy Barrett says the figures show ‘how deep that pain runs throughout our game.’

Ireland draw Portugal and Serbia in World Cup qualifiers
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Ireland draw Portugal and Serbia in World Cup qualifiers

Dec 7th 2020, 5:37 PM 59,408 Views 79 Comments

The road to Qatar begins in March for Stephen Kenny’s Boys in Green.

# fai - Friday 4 December, 2020

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

Dec 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 46,706 Views 34 Comments

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

# fai - Friday 20 November, 2020

Kenny holds 'positive' meeting with FAI chief Owens amid video fallout
# Talks
From The42
# Talks

Kenny holds 'positive' meeting with FAI chief Owens amid video fallout

Nov 20th 2020, 4:55 PM 34,286 Views 72 Comments

There is no suggestion Kenny’s job is under threat.

# fai - Thursday 19 November, 2020

FAI to investigate video shown to Ireland players before England clash
# Reports
From The42
# Reports

FAI to investigate video shown to Ireland players before England clash

Nov 19th 2020, 7:47 PM 101,860 Views 132 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side suffered a 3-0 defeat in an international friendly played last week at Wembley.

# fai - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

High Court rules that John Delaney must examine documents seized by ODCE by mid-January
# Investigation
# Investigation

High Court rules that John Delaney must examine documents seized by ODCE by mid-January

Nov 10th 2020, 6:56 PM 41,109 Views 0 Comments

The court has been asked by the ODCE to determine if some files are covered by legal professional privilege.

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance
# FAI
# FAI

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance

Nov 10th 2020, 4:04 PM 48,354 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry TD said in April 2019 that he was “quite confident” that Delaney could only be accused of being “passionately committed to his job”.

# fai - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Ireland striker David McGoldrick announces shock retirement from international football
# Didsy
From The42
# Didsy

Ireland striker David McGoldrick announces shock retirement from international football

Nov 4th 2020, 5:09 PM 64,370 Views 55 Comments

McGoldrick retires ‘to concentrate on his club career and family’.

# fai - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5
# Restrictions
From The42
# Restrictions

Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5

Oct 21st 2020, 8:57 PM 10,482 Views 2 Comments

Games in the SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League can also go ahead.

# fai - Friday 16 October, 2020

FAI postpone all elite underage leagues with immediate effect
# Off
From The42
# Off

FAI postpone all elite underage leagues with immediate effect

Oct 16th 2020, 9:27 PM 6,112 Views 0 Comments

The decision has been made ahead of a Cabinet meeting on whether to send the country to level five.

ODCE objects to John Delaney getting extra time to complete file inspection process
# High Court
# High Court

ODCE objects to John Delaney getting extra time to complete file inspection process

Oct 16th 2020, 5:07 PM 25,471 Views 0 Comments

The matter will return before the High Court in two weeks’ time.

Jonathan Hill appointed CEO of the Football Association of Ireland
# Uphill Battle
From The42
# Uphill Battle

Jonathan Hill appointed CEO of the Football Association of Ireland

Oct 16th 2020, 12:41 PM 25,848 Views 19 Comments

It’s ‘a turning point for Irish football after the events of the last 18 months,’ says FAI president Gerry McAnaney.

# fai - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Go inside John Delaney's FAI with Champagne Football on TV tonight
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Go inside John Delaney's FAI with Champagne Football on TV tonight

Oct 13th 2020, 2:24 PM 12,830 Views 6 Comments

The show will air at 9pm on Virgin Media.

# fai - Monday 12 October, 2020

Another possible false positive in Stephen Kenny's Ireland camp, FAI say
# Weird Science
From The42
# Weird Science

Another possible false positive in Stephen Kenny's Ireland camp, FAI say

Oct 12th 2020, 7:54 PM 25,898 Views 12 Comments

The player was tested by Uefa ahead of the Finland game.

# fai - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Five players withdrawn from Ireland squad for Wales clash due to positive Covid case
# Twist
From The42
# Twist

Five players withdrawn from Ireland squad for Wales clash due to positive Covid case

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 12:21 PM 84,677 Views 50 Comments

Meanwhile, the Covid test that led to Connolly and Idah missing play-off may have been a false positive.

# fai - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

FAI confirms level 3 plans with all adult amateur and underage fixtures ceased from midnight
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

FAI confirms level 3 plans with all adult amateur and underage fixtures ceased from midnight

Oct 6th 2020, 9:16 PM 6,033 Views 1 Comment

Elite football matches – those in the SSE Airtricity League, the Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues – can continue.

FAI backroom team member tests positive for Covid-19
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

FAI backroom team member tests positive for Covid-19

Oct 6th 2020, 3:00 PM 15,336 Views 6 Comments

The news comes with the team preparing for a crucial Euros play-off away to Slovakia on Thursday.

# fai - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 8:04 PM 50,177 Views 21 Comments

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, authors of the remarkable Champagne Football, are our guests on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# fai - Friday 18 September, 2020

'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'

Updated Sep 18th 2020, 9:31 PM 38,683 Views 23 Comments

IRFU chief warns ‘existence of professional rugby in Ireland’ is under threat in 2021 as sporting bodies seek government help.

# fai - Friday 11 September, 2020

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators
# United Front
From The42
# United Front

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators

Sep 11th 2020, 8:50 PM 20,391 Views 12 Comments

The associations will meet again next week.

# fai - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure

Sep 8th 2020, 9:29 PM 26,450 Views 15 Comments

Niall Quinn stepped down as interim Deputy CEO yesterday.

# fai - Monday 7 September, 2020

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI
# On The Way Out
From The42
# On The Way Out

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI

Sep 7th 2020, 10:31 AM 55,790 Views 32 Comments

He had been serving as Deputy CEO on an interim basis, but is now leaving the organisation.

# fai - Friday 4 September, 2020

Gary Owens pulls out of race to be permanent CEO of the FAI
# Out Of The Running
From The42
# Out Of The Running

Gary Owens pulls out of race to be permanent CEO of the FAI

Sep 4th 2020, 2:47 PM 16,845 Views 2 Comments

One member of the ‘Visionary Group’ will not be continuing at the FAI.

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions
# Sport
# Sport

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions

Sep 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,184 Views 23 Comments

Catherine Martin will meet with representatives from the GAA, FAI and the IRFU today.

# fai - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:15 PM 22,456 Views 3 Comments

FAI chairman has denied any conflict of interest despite Bank of Ireland recommendation.

# fai - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

'I don't believe I should be the story' - FAI Chair Barrett dismisses questions over bank links
# More Questions
From The42
# More Questions

'I don't believe I should be the story' - FAI Chair Barrett dismisses questions over bank links

Updated Sep 1st 2020, 7:44 AM 25,180 Views 7 Comments

Roy Barrett has revealed he did not apply for the position at the FAI, but was recommended to recruiters by the Chairman of the Bank of Ireland.

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