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# fai - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From The42 Lack of quality players could turn O’Neill off Ireland job — Liam Brady Next Man In

Lack of quality players could turn O’Neill off Ireland job — Liam Brady

Brady is “very, very worried about the future of Irish football.”

From The42 Mille grazie, Manuela: in appreciation of Ireland’s favourite interpreter Manuela

Mille grazie, Manuela: in appreciation of Ireland’s favourite interpreter

Manuela Spinelli says it was “an incredible honour” to work with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland.

From The42 Who’s next? 10 men who could replace Trap as Ireland manager 10 For Starters

Who’s next? 10 men who could replace Trap as Ireland manager

Trap’s gone — but who will take up the reins?

From The42 Trap leaves Irish football in a better state than he found it — Delaney COYBIG

Trap leaves Irish football in a better state than he found it — Delaney

The FAI chief refused to be drawn on questions on his own position.

From The42 Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’ Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’

Trap’s five-year reign as Ireland boss comes to an end following 1-0 defeat in Austria.

# fai - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From The42 FAI ‘considering the position’ of Trapattoni after Austria defeat Ciao

FAI ‘considering the position’ of Trapattoni after Austria defeat

The Italian appears to have accepted defeat in his aim of continuing as Ireland boss in 2014.

From The42 One last roll of the dice as Vienna waits for Trap and Ireland Austria V Ireland

One last roll of the dice as Vienna waits for Trap and Ireland

Trap gambles on Green and Pilkington for crucial World Cup qualifier in Vienna.

# fai - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The42 Anthony Pilkington, Paul Green to start for Ireland vs Austria COYBIG

Anthony Pilkington, Paul Green to start for Ireland vs Austria

Giovanni Trapattoni has made two changes for tomorrow night’s game in Vienna.

# fai - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From The42 Cox ready to kick-start season after ‘freak’ injury Ireland V Sweden

Cox ready to kick-start season after ‘freak’ injury

Simon Cox hopes to get the nod when Giovanni Trapattoni names his team to face Sweden on Friday.

# fai - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From The42 4-4-2 Ireland’s best bet against Sweden — Tardelli Team Talk

4-4-2 Ireland’s best bet against Sweden — Tardelli

Ireland assistant Marco Tardelli said James McCarthy faces “an important year” after sealing a deadline-day move to Everton.

# fai - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From The42 McGeady the latest to withdraw from Ireland squad Injury Crisis

McGeady the latest to withdraw from Ireland squad

Rumours of Liam Brady’s impeding call up cannot be confirmed.

# fai - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni wanted to talk to Mrs Duff about Damien’s retirement Me And Mrs Duff

Trapattoni wanted to talk to Mrs Duff about Damien’s retirement

And you’ll never guess where he received his golden 100th cap.

# fai - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From The42 Longford Town player hit with 18-month ban on betting charges Corruption

Longford Town player hit with 18-month ban on betting charges

The FAI has tonight released a statement finding Colm James guilty on six counts of breaching its rulebook.

# fai - Sunday 26 May, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni is one of the world’s outstanding coaches – Hodgson Defence

Trapattoni is one of the world’s outstanding coaches – Hodgson

The England manager has also warned supporters at Wembley against singing anti-IRA chants.

# fai - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The42 Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th Road To Rio

Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th

Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.

# fai - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

From The42 Setanta Sports Cup to introduce goal-line assistants next week Setanta Sports Cup

Setanta Sports Cup to introduce goal-line assistants next week

Tournament organisers confirmed that the two additional assistant referees will be used for this year’s semi-finals and final.

# fai - Friday 5 April, 2013

From The42 FAI appoint the brilliantly named Ruud Dokter as their new High Performance Director Ruud Boy

FAI appoint the brilliantly named Ruud Dokter as their new High Performance Director

The Dutchman will begin his role in overseeing the development of the association later this year, it was announced today.

# fai - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

From The42 Football culture? We’ve got plenty… here’s 13 things every Irish soccer fan knows… Give It A Lash This post contains videos

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.

Oireachtas agenda: Alcohol sponsorship, court reporting and animal welfare

Representatives from three of the country’s most prominent sports bodies will discuss banning alcohol sponsorship today.

# fai - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

From The42 As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Austria, World Cup qualifier Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Austria, World Cup qualifier

Here’s how it all unfolded in a World Cup qualifier that neither country could afford to lose.

# fai - Sunday 24 March, 2013

From The42 11 objects that belong in the Robbie Keane museum (if anyone ever builds it) Robbie This post contains videos

11 objects that belong in the Robbie Keane museum (if anyone ever builds it)

If Leo Messi can have his own museum, why can’t Tallaght’s finest?

# fai - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 Caption Time: McClean gives Green the long and short of it COYBIG

Caption Time: McClean gives Green the long and short of it

Good night out in Stockholm, boys?

# fai - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The42 ‘A pub player’ – Thoughts from the fans who watch Ireland’s footballers every week Conjecture

‘A pub player’ – Thoughts from the fans who watch Ireland’s footballers every week

How John O’Shea and co are getting on at their clubs.

# fai - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From The42 Retire? I’ve still got 4 or 5 years left, insists Robbie Keane Sweden V Ireland

Retire? I’ve still got 4 or 5 years left, insists Robbie Keane

With their German nightmare behind them, Robbie Keane is ready to lead Ireland into Friday’s make-or-break World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

# fai - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

From The42 7 things we learned from John Delaney’s Sky Sports interview FAI

7 things we learned from John Delaney’s Sky Sports interview

The channel aired a feature which gave a rare insight into the FAI chief executive’s life this morning.

# fai - Monday 18 March, 2013

From The42 Cardiff, anyone? Ireland invited around for neighbourly August friendly COYBIG

Cardiff, anyone? Ireland invited around for neighbourly August friendly

The Boys in Green will play Wales at the start of next season.

# fai - Saturday 9 March, 2013

From The42 Own up, who had money on Trap to outlast Kidney? Deccie And Trap

Own up, who had money on Trap to outlast Kidney?

The Cork native will be hoping for a resounding win over France to allow him some breathing room.

# fai - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

From The42 What do you make of Ireland’s new jersey? COYBIG

What do you make of Ireland’s new jersey?

It looks like the FAI and Umbro are about to release another new kit.

From The42 Brady: I’ve no interest in becoming Ireland manager Boys In Green

Brady: I’ve no interest in becoming Ireland manager

Liam Brady is set to leave his Arsenal post next summer but he insists that a return to senior management is his plans for the future.

# fai - Saturday 2 March, 2013

From The42 Broken baby toes and some of the worst excuses in sport Really? This post contains images

Broken baby toes and some of the worst excuses in sport

Rory McIlroy’s toothache is just the latest in a long line.

# fai - Saturday 16 February, 2013

From The42 Interview: Quinn embarks on Swedish adventure Ambitious

Interview: Quinn embarks on Swedish adventure

One of Ireland’s brightest footballing talents has decided it’s the right time to make the move abroad in order to further her career.

# fai - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From The42 Good news, Trap! Marc Wilson expected to play in Stoke friendly today Comeback Trail

Good news, Trap! Marc Wilson expected to play in Stoke friendly today

Stoke host Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

# fai - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From The42 Trap blast leaves Kelly’s international future in doubt COYBIG

Trap blast leaves Kelly’s international future in doubt

Stephen Kelly’s chances of featuring against Sweden and Austria appear slim following strong criticism from manager Giovanni Trapattoni today.

# fai - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

From The42 Ireland v Poland: Clark’s credentials boosted by Villa struggle IRELAND V POLAND

Ireland v Poland: Clark’s credentials boosted by Villa struggle

Captain John O’Shea says his young defensive partner is showing his true colours, despite Aston Villa’s poor league form.

From The42 Sink or swim as Trap picks Sammon to lead Ireland’s line IRELAND V POLAND

Sink or swim as Trap picks Sammon to lead Ireland’s line

Derby County’s Conor Sammon makes his Ireland debut in tonight’s friendly against Poland.

# fai - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

From The42 Your Ronnie O’Sullivan (Almost) In An Ireland Jersey Picture Of The Day Rocket Man
From The42 New tactics? Ireland go green to promote ‘Shave or Dye 2013’ IRELAND V POLAND

New tactics? Ireland go green to promote ‘Shave or Dye 2013’

The sight of McShane’s green mohawk will give Poland’s strikers a sleepless night. Is that the plan?

From The42 Are they your shooting boots, Jeff? Hendrick delighted with senior call IRELAND V POLAND

Are they your shooting boots, Jeff? Hendrick delighted with senior call

“To get on the pitch, even for a second, that would be incredible.”

From The42 Brady eyeing big steps for club and country IRELAND V POLAND

Brady eyeing big steps for club and country

Hull winger Robbie Brady is in line to win his fifth Irish cap in tomorrow’s friendly against Poland.