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#John Delaney

# john-delaney - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI
# Judgement
# Judgement

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI

Tue 1:46 PM 12,868 Views 0 Comments

The ODCE’s application to appoint more people was objected by former FAI CEO John Delaney.

# john-delaney - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision
# Meet The New Boss
From The42
# Meet The New Boss

Finding a sponsor, hosting a World Cup and not needing to read Champagne Football - New FAI boss lays out his vision

Feb 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,850 Views 14 Comments

Jonathan Hill is the FAI’s first permanent CEO since John Delaney, and yesterday he explained how he plans to drag Irish football from its miserable recent past.

# john-delaney - Friday 26 February, 2021

New FAI boss yet to meet Robbie Keane to resolve his future
# Still On The Sidelines
From The42
# Still On The Sidelines

New FAI boss yet to meet Robbie Keane to resolve his future

Feb 26th 2021, 3:28 PM 7,725 Views 10 Comments

New CEO Jonathan Hill spoke to the Irish press today, where he revealed the FAI are saying no to a gambling sponsor, and that he has yet to read Champagne Football.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'
# In Camera
# In Camera

High Court told that John Delaney bid for court proceedings to be held in private is 'very draconian'

Feb 24th 2021, 6:51 PM 34,073 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s legal team has said that the potential dissemination of legal documents is “a matter of enormous concern” to him.

# john-delaney - Thursday 28 January, 2021

ODCE wants more people appointed to help examine files seized from FAI
# John Delaney
# John Delaney

ODCE wants more people appointed to help examine files seized from FAI

Jan 28th 2021, 4:47 PM 17,184 Views 0 Comments

The office wants to appoint five more people to review materials over which claims of legal privilege are made by the FAI.

# john-delaney - 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 7,641 Views 0 Comments

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

# john-delaney - 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 143,287 Views 57 Comments

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

# john-delaney - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'Ireland’s leading goalscorer and all-time caps holder had been spectacularly snubbed'
# Omission
From The42
# Omission

'Ireland’s leading goalscorer and all-time caps holder had been spectacularly snubbed'

Dec 27th 2020, 12:00 PM 107,506 Views 59 Comments

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Champagne Football’.

# john-delaney - 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 37,352 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.

# john-delaney - 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 37,181 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.

# john-delaney - 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 5,738 Views 14 Comments

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

# john-delaney - 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 41,180 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 48,406 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”.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year
# Recommended Reading
From The42
# Recommended Reading

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year

Oct 20th 2020, 1:40 PM 6,084 Views 2 Comments

The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.

# john-delaney - Friday 16 October, 2020

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 25,480 Views 0 Comments

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

# john-delaney - 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 12,850 Views 6 Comments

The show will air at 9pm on Virgin Media.

# john-delaney - 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 50,300 Views 21 Comments

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

# john-delaney - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

John Delaney seeks extra time to inspect documents seized by ODCE
# Courts
# Courts

John Delaney seeks extra time to inspect documents seized by ODCE

Jul 15th 2020, 6:54 PM 23,430 Views 0 Comments

Documents and a digital device containing 270,000 files were seized from the FAI’s offices last February.

# john-delaney - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FAI send Mazars report to Gardaí and ODCE
# Report
From The42
# Report

FAI send Mazars report to Gardaí and ODCE

Jun 25th 2020, 4:53 PM 13,872 Views 0 Comments

The report was commissioned in April 2019.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Ex FAI boss John Delaney living and working abroad, court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Ex FAI boss John Delaney living and working abroad, court hears

Jun 24th 2020, 7:35 PM 110,486 Views 0 Comments

The ODCE reached an agreement with Delaney over how the inspection of certain documents and emails seized from the association is to be conducted.

# john-delaney - Monday 11 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

May 11th 2020, 10:38 AM 22,881 Views 0 Comments

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

# john-delaney - Friday 10 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember John Delaney and the FAI's infamous Oireachtas appearance?
# Jog Your Memory
From The42
# Jog Your Memory

Quiz: How well do you remember John Delaney and the FAI's infamous Oireachtas appearance?

Apr 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 11,022 Views 11 Comments

It’s a year today since the remarkable theatre that proved so damaging to the now-former FAI regime.

# john-delaney - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy
# Crossroads
From The42
# Crossroads

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy

Apr 9th 2020, 12:11 PM 23,619 Views 78 Comments

Irish football requires a new plan if this decade is to be better than the last one.

# john-delaney - Monday 16 March, 2020

Clare footballer has suspension lifted following league's disrepute charge
# Free To Play
From The42
# Free To Play

Clare footballer has suspension lifted following league's disrepute charge

Mar 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 5,347 Views 5 Comments

The saga began over a series of social media comments, some of which questioned the league’s support of John Delaney.

# john-delaney - Monday 9 March, 2020

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout
# Reform
From The42
# Reform

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout

Mar 9th 2020, 1:29 PM 2,938 Views 0 Comments

In spite of the importance of the State aid, there is opposition to certain reforms among some voting Council members.

# john-delaney - Friday 6 March, 2020

Clare League fined after suspending player for social media comments
# Punished
From The42
# Punished

Clare League fined after suspending player for social media comments

Mar 6th 2020, 4:45 PM 8,059 Views 5 Comments

Clare and District League charged with bringing the game into disrepute by FAI Disciplinary Committee.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Flores' goal was seen across the world, but the LOI is struggling for a TV audience
# Viewers Habits
From The42
# Viewers Habits

Flores' goal was seen across the world, but the LOI is struggling for a TV audience

Mar 4th 2020, 8:12 PM 7,010 Views 12 Comments

The League’s potential was in evidence in Tallaght last week, but can it be built upon?

# john-delaney - Thursday 20 February, 2020

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI
# Courts
# Courts

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI

Feb 20th 2020, 4:44 PM 46,141 Views 0 Comments

The matter concerns materials recently seized from the FAI’s offices.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'It's still very sore for everyone down here. It wouldn't have happened to a Dublin club'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'It's still very sore for everyone down here. It wouldn't have happened to a Dublin club'

Feb 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,044 Views 10 Comments

Waterford owner Lee Power on the side’s Europe League controversy, his show of support for John Delaney and thoughts of pulling the financial plug.

# john-delaney - Friday 31 January, 2020

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?

Jan 31st 2020, 8:11 AM 50,311 Views 115 Comments

Minister Shane Ross outlined the refinancing package for the troubled association yesterday.

# john-delaney - Monday 20 January, 2020

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney
# European Exit
From The42
# European Exit

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney

Jan 20th 2020, 1:41 PM 34,686 Views 42 Comments

The governing body told The42 that Delaney has not received any severance pay, but had been drawing his reported €160,000-a-year salary up to today.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'
# No White Smoke Yet
From The42
# No White Smoke Yet

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

Jan 14th 2020, 5:53 PM 11,534 Views 30 Comments

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

# john-delaney - Monday 30 December, 2019

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
# Snappers Delight
From The42
# Snappers Delight

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 27,311 Views 40 Comments

Relive some of the most memorable moments of 2019 through the lenses of INPHO’s snappers.

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'
# State Funding
# State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 37,280 Views 137 Comments

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Dec 30th 2019, 9:40 AM 37,743 Views 119 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI
# Another Dark Day
From The42
# Another Dark Day

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

Dec 18th 2019, 10:15 PM 26,887 Views 23 Comments

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

# john-delaney - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Dec 11th 2019, 8:46 PM 26,538 Views 20 Comments

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments
# Support
From The42
# Support

International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments

Dec 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 35,775 Views 17 Comments

The player believes he was suspended for criticising the League’s support of John Delaney, a claim the League denies.

# john-delaney - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation
# Update
From The42
# Update

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation

Dec 10th 2019, 10:47 AM 26,699 Views 58 Comments

The association say they want to prioritise ‘the refinancing package that will guarantee the future of the FAI and safeguard jobs’.

# john-delaney - Monday 9 December, 2019

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'
# FAI
# FAI

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'

Dec 9th 2019, 10:44 PM 28,372 Views 68 Comments

The Sports Minister won’t be appearing before Wednesday’s emergency Oireachtas meeting.

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