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#FAI

# fai - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From The42 FAI boss insists Bray turmoil was 'unforeseeable', defends current licensing system Uncertainty

FAI boss insists Bray turmoil was 'unforeseeable', defends current licensing system

The association’s director of competitions Fran Gavin says they will meet with the club next week to receive assurances on its financial stability.

# fai - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From The42 Want your kid in the starting XI? Make sure he's born in the spring Spring Chickens

Want your kid in the starting XI? Make sure he's born in the spring

New research shows a massive bias towards players born in the first three months of the year in schoolboy football.

# fai - Monday 3 July, 2017

From The42 One of Dublin's most famous schoolboy clubs to be part of new U15 National League Initiative

One of Dublin's most famous schoolboy clubs to be part of new U15 National League

St Kevin’s Boys will be one of the 24 sides competing in a shortened season set to begin in August.

# fai - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From The42 Delaney promises to grow women's football as FAI makes historic appointment A Step Forward

Delaney promises to grow women's football as FAI makes historic appointment

Niamh O’Donoghue will join the association’s board of management at next month’s AGM.

Irish football boss would be open to exploring the idea of 'fit and proper' tests for club owners

FAI director of competitions Fran Gavin says they are close to completing their investigation into Athlone Town.

# fai - Monday 19 June, 2017

The FAI is making it easier for children with autism to go to football matches

The FAI have created a match day checklist that allows children with autism to enjoy their day out.

# fai - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The42 'The youth teams seemed a bit of a shambles - I wanted to give it the respect it deserved' National Treasure

'The youth teams seemed a bit of a shambles - I wanted to give it the respect it deserved'

In the final part of our Boys of Summer series, Brian Kerr looks back on before, during and after Malaysia twenty years ago.

# fai - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Martin O'Neill backs 'mature' McClean to lead from the front in New York

The West Brom winger has been handed the armband for the game with Mexico.

# fai - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

From The42 'I'd just be thankful to play again' - Ireland defender's mission to find a club after nightmare spell Last Chance Saloon

'I'd just be thankful to play again' - Ireland defender's mission to find a club after nightmare spell

32-year-old Sean St Ledger is refusing to retire despite being out of football for the past 18 months.

# fai - Friday 26 May, 2017

From The42 Nothing to pay and little to play for: Wexford FC and life at the bottom of the First Division Onwards And Upwards

Nothing to pay and little to play for: Wexford FC and life at the bottom of the First Division

The new league structure means Wexford FC have no hope of promotion. Manager Damien Locke says they must build for the future.

# fai - Friday 19 May, 2017

From The42 The FAI fear unity among clubs — but some are too busy pointing fingers Come Together

The FAI fear unity among clubs — but some are too busy pointing fingers

Complaining that you’re not in the PCA helps no one.

# fai - Saturday 13 May, 2017

From The42 Ireland bow out of U17 Euros after quarter-final defeat to England Unlucky

Ireland bow out of U17 Euros after quarter-final defeat to England

Colin O’Brien’s side were beaten 1-0 in Zagreb this afternoon.

# fai - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From The42 Athlone Town call on the Gardaí, Interpol and Uefa to open match-fixing investigations World Police

Athlone Town call on the Gardaí, Interpol and Uefa to open match-fixing investigations

“It is our strong opinion that no stone should be left unturned in relation to these very damaging claims.”

# fai - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

From The42 FAI launch investigation after irregular betting patterns in League of Ireland game LOI

FAI launch investigation after irregular betting patterns in League of Ireland game

Uefa sent a detailed report to the FAI after the game between Athlone Town and Longford Town.

# fai - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From The42 A first home win for new Ireland women's manager but vast improvements needed Reaction

A first home win for new Ireland women's manager but vast improvements needed

Colin Bell accepts that the team aren’t good enough to qualify for a first major tournament at present.

# fai - Sunday 9 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Why I have a girl crush on... Ireland's women's football team Coygig

# fai - Friday 7 April, 2017

From The42 'Now we set the standards' - Ireland boss keen to move on from 'tracksuit-gate' Resolved

'Now we set the standards' - Ireland boss keen to move on from 'tracksuit-gate'

After the events of this past week, Colin Bell has stressed that there is nothing he can do about what went on before he took the job.

From The42 Match fees, kits and gym access: how Ireland's other women's national teams are treated Women In Sport

Match fees, kits and gym access: how Ireland's other women's national teams are treated

We asked players from the national cricket, rugby, hockey, basketball and athletics teams about their playing and training conditions.

# fai - Thursday 6 April, 2017

FAI and women's national team reach deal after overnight talks Poor Conditions This post contains videos

FAI and women's national team reach deal after overnight talks

Players had said they were forced to train under “humiliating” conditions.

# fai - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From The42 Opinion: 'No interest in women's football? Yesterday's public reaction proves otherwise' Ireland WNT

Opinion: 'No interest in women's football? Yesterday's public reaction proves otherwise'

Elaine Buckley and Emily Glen respond to some readers’ comments after yesterday’s extraordinary press conference.

From The42 Women's national team boycott training as they prepare for meeting with mediator over FAI row WNT

Women's national team boycott training as they prepare for meeting with mediator over FAI row

“The players have not taken this decision lightly.”

From The42 Delaney to reportedly earn additional €100k-a-year after winning Uefa Executive Committee seat Salary Top-up

Delaney to reportedly earn additional €100k-a-year after winning Uefa Executive Committee seat

The European football governing body has also announced that the FAI will receive an extra €1 million ‘solidarity payment’.

# fai - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

From The42 Fighting for fairness, Ireland stand together on a landmark day for women’s football WNT

Fighting for fairness, Ireland stand together on a landmark day for women’s football

Standing up and standing together, as the players demand improvement treatment from the FAI.

From The42 FAI told players going public would 'damage women's football and its future development' WNT

FAI told players going public would 'damage women's football and its future development'

PFAI solicitor Stuart Gilhooly revealed a series of emails between the players and FAI at today’s press conference.

From The42 'They are the dirt off the FAI's shoe': Women's national team demand improved treatment Standing Up

'They are the dirt off the FAI's shoe': Women's national team demand improved treatment

14 members of the squad were present at a press conference this morning as they outlined the conditions they play under.

# fai - Friday 24 March, 2017

From The42 WATCH: Should Aiden McGeady's good form for Preston earn him a starting spot tonight? Creativity This post contains videos

WATCH: Should Aiden McGeady's good form for Preston earn him a starting spot tonight?

McGeady recently won ‘Championship Player of the Month’ and may offer the creativity that Ireland need.

# fai - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From The42 Euro 2016 hero Robbie Brady dominates FAI Awards nominations Recognition

Euro 2016 hero Robbie Brady dominates FAI Awards nominations

Seamus Coleman and Jeff Hendrick are the other players shortlisted for the Senior International Player of the Year award.

# fai - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 I hope Twitter troll gets the help he needs - Arter Online Abuse

I hope Twitter troll gets the help he needs - Arter

The Republic of Ireland international’s personal life has been the subject of abuse online, but he says he does not let it bother him.

# fai - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From The42 Roy Keane: 'I expected Gareth Bale to be fit - but we'll be ready for him' World Cup 2018

Roy Keane: 'I expected Gareth Bale to be fit - but we'll be ready for him'

The Ireland assistant boss says they’ll be “up against a very, very good team” when Wales come to Dublin.

# fai - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 FAI chief Delaney puts name forward for election to Uefa role ExCo

FAI chief Delaney puts name forward for election to Uefa role

The head of Irish football is among the candidates vying for a seat on the Executive Committee.

# fai - Friday 3 February, 2017

From The42 U21 winger reveals why he's switched allegiance from Northern Ireland to the Republic Big Decision

U21 winger reveals why he's switched allegiance from Northern Ireland to the Republic

Derry City’s Josh Daniels has accepted a call-up to Noel King’s latest squad.

# fai - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

From The42 Want a ticket for Ireland v Wales? Call in some favours because it's sold out COYBIG

Want a ticket for Ireland v Wales? Call in some favours because it's sold out

“Phenomenal demand” for crucial World Cup qualifier on 24 March, FAI say.

# fai - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From The42 'I'm very concerned' - Martin O'Neill focused on Wales showdown Road To Russia

'I'm very concerned' - Martin O'Neill focused on Wales showdown

The Ireland boss was on last night’s Late Late.

# fai - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment Question Time

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment

The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup.

# fai - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From The42 In Pics: A review of Sue Ronan's career as Ireland women's football manager Looking Back

In Pics: A review of Sue Ronan's career as Ireland women's football manager

We take a look back at some significant moments during Sue Ronan’s career as the women’s national football coach.

# fai - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The42 FAI fined by FIFA for 1916 Rising symbol on jersey 1916

FAI fined by FIFA for 1916 Rising symbol on jersey

The Irish FA have also been fined for the use of the poppy, meanwhile.

# fai - Sunday 18 December, 2016

The FAI's new marketing guru has accused fans of anti-semitic abuse

On Thursday night, English branding expert Jonathan Gabay delivered a controversial brand review on the League of Ireland.

# fai - Friday 16 December, 2016

From The42 FAI boss stresses that controversial League of Ireland report is 'an independent review' LOI

FAI boss stresses that controversial League of Ireland report is 'an independent review'

Fran Gavin was speaking after the release of Jonathan Gabay’s document on branding.

# fai - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From The42 10 things to come out of today's strange League of Ireland Brand Report launch Domestic Matters

10 things to come out of today's strange League of Ireland Brand Report launch

Brand expert Jonathan Gabay gave his presentation in Dublin this evening.

# fai - Monday 12 December, 2016

Sports bodies to be fined if their boards don't comply with new gender quota rules

Groups will have 2-3 years to implement the new rules.

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