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# fai - Friday 20 November, 2020

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

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

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

# fai - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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

FAI to investigate video shown to Ireland players before England clash

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

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

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

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

Ireland striker David McGoldrick announces shock retirement from international football

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

# fai - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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

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

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

# fai - Friday 16 October, 2020

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

FAI postpone all elite underage leagues with immediate effect

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

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

Jonathan Hill appointed CEO of the Football Association of Ireland

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

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

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

# fai - Sunday 11 October, 2020

From The42 Five players withdrawn from Ireland squad for Wales clash due to positive Covid case Twist

Five players withdrawn from Ireland squad for Wales clash due to positive Covid case

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

# fai - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

FAI backroom team member tests positive for Covid-19

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

# fai - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The associations will meet again next week.

# fai - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

From The42 'It was always the plan to step away' - Quinn on FAI departure Exit This post contains videos

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

Niall Quinn stepped down as interim Deputy CEO yesterday.

# fai - Monday 7 September, 2020

Niall Quinn confirms exit from FAI

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

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

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

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

# fai - Thursday 3 September, 2020

From The42 Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers' Political Football This post contains videos

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

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

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.

# fai - Monday 31 August, 2020

FAI avoid insolvency as EGM members vote to approve rule changes

The vote avoids another crisis at the Association, and allows the FAI draw down funds from a €20 million State bailout.

# fai - Sunday 30 August, 2020

From The42 Horgan blasts Treaty to WNL win over Bohs WNL

Horgan blasts Treaty to WNL win over Bohs

Niamh Kenna struck to give Bohs an equaliser before half-time, but they were unable to keep Treaty at bay for long.

# fai - Friday 28 August, 2020

From The42 FAI dismiss claims of bank involvement in hiring chairperson as 'deflecting from the real issues' Criticism

FAI dismiss claims of bank involvement in hiring chairperson as 'deflecting from the real issues'

FAI member Larry Bass has made several criticisms of the Association ahead of a crucial vote on reforms next Monday.

# fai - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

From The42 Some compromise on the cards ahead of crucial FAI vote on bailout deal Endgame

Some compromise on the cards ahead of crucial FAI vote on bailout deal

A virtual vote to effectively rescue the FAI from insolvency will go ahead next Monday.

# fai - Friday 21 August, 2020

From The42 Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty Fixture List

Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty

Nations League opener set for Sofia on 3 September.

# fai - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

From The42 'Sporting organisations shouldn’t have to take the fall for government failures' -  Sinn Féin Unimpressed

'Sporting organisations shouldn’t have to take the fall for government failures' - Sinn Féin

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed they are in discussions around the latest Covid-19 guidelines.

# fai - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From The42 GAA call on NPHET to present evidence behind decision to move games behind closed doors Locked Out

GAA call on NPHET to present evidence behind decision to move games behind closed doors

The FAI, meanwhile, have clarified what today’s restrictions mean for those involved in Irish soccer.

# fai - Sunday 16 August, 2020

From The42 'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me' Looking Back

'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'

Linda Greene on going to America at 17 and falling out of favour at international level.

# fai - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

From The42 Non-contact football training can resume in Laois, Offaly and Kildare New Rules

Non-contact football training can resume in Laois, Offaly and Kildare

The FAI has lifted its suspension of activity in the three counties.

# fai - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From The42 Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter More Trouble

Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter

Doyle has resigned from the Finance Committee, which has yet to convene. ‘”I’m not entirely sure it is possible to resign from a Committee which does not yet exist’, wrote Doyle.

# fai - Saturday 8 August, 2020

From The42 Second Waterford player tests negative for Covid-19 Outcome

Second Waterford player tests negative for Covid-19

The club’s match today with Cork City also went ahead as planned.

From The42 Irish football legends Paul McGrath and Anne O'Brien inducted into hall of fame Recognition This post contains videos

Irish football legends Paul McGrath and Anne O'Brien inducted into hall of fame

It is the second successive year that both a male and female football personality have been given the award.

'Apologies have been made' - FAI board present united front at the end of a rancorous week

Optimism is growing that the reforms necessary to avoid insolvency will be voted through at the end of the month.

# fai - Thursday 6 August, 2020

From The42 FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting Statement

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

# fai - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

From The42 FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens Chaos

FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens

The eight elected directors have taken the remarkable step of releasing a statement calling on Gary Owens to clarify remarks about their awareness of the controversial MOU with the government.

From The42 Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI Reform

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI

The FAI are facing a crucial vote on reforms later this month to escape insolvency, but some members claim the Association is losing its ‘sovereignty’.

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