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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C


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# Disarray
Fixture farce with clubs in dark over dates for Unite the Union Champions Cup
‘I genuinely don’t know. We’ve no game. Our players are off now from Monday. We’ve heard nothing,’ Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley said.
# Youth development
'We cannot be reliant on what happens over in England. We have to put a structure in place here'
Packie Bonner has returned to the FAI board, and spoke about the importance of Irish football meeting the challenge of Brexit.
# Oh what a knight
‘Loads more in locker’ – Jason Knight sees better times for Ireland and himself
The 20-year-old had a hand in all three goals in Luxembourg.
# Influence
Ireland U21 international grateful for departing Mick McCarthy's assistance
Joel Bagan has been getting plenty of game time with Cardiff in the Championship this season.
# Ref Justice
FAI promise action as Dublin leagues forced to postpone games over referee abuse
FAI chief Jonathan Hill has promised a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards abuse of any match official
# dokters last orders
Ruud Dokter to leave role as FAI's High Performance Director
The Dutchman was first appointed by John Delaney in 2013.
# Ticket Touts
All events at Aviva Stadium, including Ireland-Portugal match, to be covered by anti-touting law
Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.
# ticket touting
FAI issue ticket tout warning for sold-out Portugal clash
Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.
# High Court
John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.
# Discord
FAI contradict SIPTU claim of 'continued refusal to engage' as row rumbles on
Tensions between SIPTU and the FAI hierarchy first erupted earlier this year.
# girls in green
Ireland squad announced for upcoming World Cup qualifiers
Vera Paul has named 27 players for the clashes against Sweden and Finland.
# Analysis
Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract
The manager oversaw an impressive win against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium last night.
# take your seat
'Optimistic we'll reach that 100%' - Ireland's November internationals set for full crowds
Ireland’s international rugby and football teams have important fixtures at home this autumn.
# jabs for the boys
FAI: 'We must accept the right of individuals to make a personal choice' on vaccine, following Robinson comments
‘We have encouraged all our players at all levels of the game to be vaccinated,’ said Irish football’s governing body.
# the Wembley tape
'It irks me a lot' - Irish assistant boss Andrews still in the dark over source of Videogate controversy
Stephen Kenny had previously suggested there were people ‘behind the scenes or elsewhere’ behind the saga.
# Investigation
FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances
The league has postponed its AGM on foot of a request by the FAI.
# 2030
'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney
The former interim FAI chief executive has recently taken over at the Football Association of Wales.
# Slip
Ireland drop to 50th in latest Fifa World Rankings
The Boys in Green fall three places.
# Review
Kenny’s Ireland remain a side stuck in progress, but the FAI will give him more time
We take a look back at some of what went right and wrong for Ireland in the latest international window.
# Interview
The trailblazing coach who helped usher in a new era for Irish football
Sue Ronan discusses her time with Ireland as a player and manager, and the work she has done since.
# level playing field
FAI announces equal pay for Ireland's senior men's and women's teams
It has been described as ‘a ground-breaking deal for Irish sport’ by the football governing body.
# New Look
Umbro reveal limited edition blue Ireland jersey to mark FAI centenary
The shirt will be released later this year.
# eagle eye
Rice appointed to full-time role in Kenny's Republic of Ireland backroom team
The 36-year-old former Shamrock Rovers captain will join Ireland as head scout and opposition analyst after departing Crystal Palace.
# John Delaney
Judge says she's not yet prepared to make order over files sought by ODCE in FAI investigation
The case will return before the court after the new legal terms commences in October.
FAI chief Hill targets World Cup wins and opens up on 'emotion' of Irish football
Chief executive says he will push government hard to have 25,000 fans in Aviva Stadium for games against Azerbaijan and Serbia which he admits ‘Ireland have to win’.
# Patience
No 'international decisions yet' for promising West Ham forward - Kenny
Mipo Odubeko was born in Dublin and qualifies for Nigeria and England.
# High Court
Judgement reserved on watchdog's application for disputed John Delaney documents
The judge said she would do her best to give judgement as soon as possible.
# New gig
Ex-FAI chief Noel Mooney appointed new CEO of Welsh FA
He spent six months as the interim General Manager of the FAI during the Association’s fire-fighting days in 2019.
# Finances
Revenue Commissioners yet to accept voluntary payment from the FAI
The Association yesterday posted their annual accounts for 2020.
# Departure
Rea Walshe to leave role at FAI
She was briefly the FAI’s Chief Executive in 2019, when John Delaney became Executive Vice-President.
# Wonderkid
FAI exploring potential Irish eligibility of Colombian-born teenage prospect Hollman McCormick
The 15-year-old striker last week became the fifth-youngest player to appear in South America’s version of the Champions League.
# Packie is back
'My impression of him is absolutely that he is a man of significant integrity'
11 years after being made redundant, Packie Bonner has made a return to the FAI.
# the reform continues
Gerry McAnaney re-elected FAI President
Paul Cooke also held onto his seat as Vice-President.
# safe pair of hands
Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years
The Donegal native will be one of six independent directors ratified at Sunday’s EGM.
Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year
The comments were made by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds when the matter came before her today.
# High Court
Judge to receive report next week concerning documents seized from FAI by ODCE
Many of the documents at issue relate to the FAI’s former CEO John Delaney.
# annual investment
State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland
Meanwhile, the GAA has been granted €2.4 million while €2.25 million has gone to the IRFU.
# statement
FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League
Irish football’s governing body is backing Uefa.
# Milestone
'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom
Katie McCabe reached the half century mark against Belgium on Sunday.
# Manic Monday
Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes
Irish fans will find out in 10 days if Dublin will get to host four games in this year’s tournament.