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# sport-ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'
# Memories
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# Memories

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'

Jan 21st 2021, 6:48 PM 29,043 Views 13 Comments

Sport Ireland CEO and former athlete John Treacy pays tribute to his late friend.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Government explain reappointment of Kieran Mulvey as Sport Ireland Chair
# Governance
From The42
# Governance

Government explain reappointment of Kieran Mulvey as Sport Ireland Chair

Nov 3rd 2020, 5:43 PM 6,429 Views 3 Comments

Mr. Mulvey is not in breach of Sport Ireland’s two-term board limit, having previously served as Chair of the Irish Sports Council.

# sport-ireland - Monday 2 November, 2020

Irish sport to benefit from 'unprecedented' €85 million funding package
# Support
From The42
# Support

Irish sport to benefit from 'unprecedented' €85 million funding package

Nov 2nd 2020, 3:00 PM 29,641 Views 36 Comments

‘The government recognises the vital contribution that sport has made to public health throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,’ said Minister Catherine Martin.

# sport-ireland - Sunday 18 October, 2020

What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?
# Risk
From The42
# Risk

What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?

Oct 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,886 Views 6 Comments

Dr Una May of Sport Ireland and Swim Ireland’s Kate Hills on child protection in Irish sport.

# sport-ireland - Friday 17 July, 2020

Sport Ireland say rescue deal depends on FAI implementing rule changes
# Bail Out
From The42
# Bail Out

Sport Ireland say rescue deal depends on FAI implementing rule changes

Jul 17th 2020, 6:25 PM 9,896 Views 7 Comments

Sport Ireland have warned the FAI to pass governance reforms at their EGM or face missing out on funding.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream
# Violation
From The42
# Violation

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream

Updated Jun 24th 2020, 1:53 PM 4,754 Views 4 Comments

Athlone native Robbie Powell was flagged for clostebol in a test taken last November.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Munster CEO says the province is 'overly reliant on matchday income'
# Finances
From The42
# Finances

Munster CEO says the province is 'overly reliant on matchday income'

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 20,965 Views 54 Comments

Selling the naming rights for Thomond Park remains a possibility.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation
# Drugs In Sport
From The42
# Drugs In Sport

Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation

Jun 16th 2020, 4:00 PM 3,996 Views 1 Comment

The athlete failed her doping control test in November and the four-year ban is place since December.

# sport-ireland - Monday 18 May, 2020

Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban
# Anti-doping
From The42
# Anti-doping

Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban

May 18th 2020, 12:35 PM 4,944 Views 58 Comments

The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone last November.

# sport-ireland - Sunday 3 May, 2020

A little added nature in your exercise goes a long way
# Nature Moves
From The42
# Nature Moves

A little added nature in your exercise goes a long way

May 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 5,446 Views 3 Comments

With sportspeople off, healthcare workers are the high-performance operators still standing and they, like the rest of us, can take a benefit from meaningful time outdoors.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Carlow footballer filed appeal to reduce anti-doping ban before accepting four-year suspension
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Carlow footballer filed appeal to reduce anti-doping ban before accepting four-year suspension

Apr 30th 2020, 3:13 PM 14,070 Views 27 Comments

Ray Walker yesterday confirmed his acceptance of the ban.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Sport Ireland considering appeal against James Cronin's one-month ban for doping violation
# Review
From The42
# Review

Sport Ireland considering appeal against James Cronin's one-month ban for doping violation

Apr 28th 2020, 2:10 PM 8,369 Views 44 Comments

CEO John Treacy agreed the punishment is lenient.

Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year
# SPORT IRELAND
From The42
# SPORT IRELAND

Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year

Apr 28th 2020, 2:00 PM 3,834 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Sport Ireland’s testing routines have been interrupted by the Covid-19 shutdown.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test
# Strict Liability
From The42
# Strict Liability

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test

Apr 21st 2020, 1:57 PM 7,831 Views 35 Comments

The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means'
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means'

Mar 19th 2020, 5:36 PM 1,796 Views 0 Comments

Dr Una May says the organisation will follow statutory guidelines while continuing to test athletes in certain cases despite the restrictive circumstances.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Mar 17th 2020, 9:51 AM 16,042 Views 1 Comment

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda

Jan 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,886 Views 2 Comments

General secretary Stephen McGuinness admits the lack of knowledge and attitudes towards recreational drugs is a “serious concern” as the PFAI prepare to visit clubs next week.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Sport Ireland confirm maternity pay for top Irish athletes
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Sport Ireland confirm maternity pay for top Irish athletes

Dec 19th 2019, 10:37 PM 6,456 Views 4 Comments

Athletes will be paid for 12 months.

# sport-ireland - 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.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee
# Absent
From The42
# Absent

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee

Dec 17th 2019, 2:17 PM 18,851 Views 51 Comments

Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will appear at Leinster House tomorrow, however.

# sport-ireland - Monday 9 December, 2019

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Dec 9th 2019, 7:00 PM 10,713 Views 15 Comments

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána
# Forensic AccountantS
# Forensic AccountantS

Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:05 PM 33,475 Views 5 Comments

Sport Ireland decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI in April.

# sport-ireland - Friday 4 October, 2019

FAI request postponement of return appearance before Oireachtas Committee
# Added Time
From The42
# Added Time

FAI request postponement of return appearance before Oireachtas Committee

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 8:23 PM 20,443 Views 29 Comments

The Association were due at government buildings on 16 October, a day after Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to Switzerland.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure
# SPORT IRELAND
# SPORT IRELAND

Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure

Oct 1st 2019, 1:56 PM 15,632 Views 25 Comments

Sport Ireland has requested its scheduled appearance at an Oireachtas committee later this month be delayed.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform

Jul 23rd 2019, 5:20 PM 37,898 Views 22 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Irish boss flags his concerns with the FAI’s new rules and how little respect he has for those that got Irish football into this mess.

# sport-ireland - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Donal Conway to seek reelection at next week's FAI AGM after 'resounding victory'
# Poliical Football
From The42
# Poliical Football

Donal Conway to seek reelection at next week's FAI AGM after 'resounding victory'

Jul 20th 2019, 8:59 PM 24,741 Views 41 Comments

The package of 78 recommendations put forward by the Sport Ireland/FAI Governance Review Group was passed with a margin of 116-2 at an EGM this evening.

# sport-ireland - Friday 19 July, 2019

Donal Conway to consider his position as FAI President amid political pressure
# The Latest Review
From The42
# The Latest Review

Donal Conway to consider his position as FAI President amid political pressure

Jul 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,276 Views 11 Comments

Shane Ross, a host of politicians and Sport Ireland have all called on him to step away this week.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI
# Another Dail Day
From The42
# Another Dail Day

'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI

Jul 17th 2019, 7:14 PM 3,790 Views 2 Comments

The state of the football body was again the topic of discussion at Government buildings today.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football'
# FAI
# FAI

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football'

Jul 16th 2019, 6:53 PM 23,903 Views 37 Comments

In a strongly-worded letter to FAI president Donal Conway, the minister says the upcoming election falls short of the transparency.

# sport-ireland - Monday 15 July, 2019

All Irish sports bodies to disclose CEO's pay to Sport Ireland in light of FAI fiasco
# Knock-on Effect
From The42
# Knock-on Effect

All Irish sports bodies to disclose CEO's pay to Sport Ireland in light of FAI fiasco

Jul 15th 2019, 9:01 PM 7,885 Views 9 Comments

After all of the controversy at Abbottstown, the State body are beefing up their terms and conditions to avoid a repeat elsewhere.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility
# Sports Campus
From The42
# Sports Campus

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility

Jun 26th 2019, 4:59 PM 12,439 Views 6 Comments

The new multi-million Euro training centre features three outdoor pitches as well as a three-quarter length indoor pitch.

# sport-ireland - Friday 21 June, 2019

Two board members set to stay on as FAI and Sport Ireland reveal reform plans
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Two board members set to stay on as FAI and Sport Ireland reveal reform plans

Jun 21st 2019, 11:34 AM 11,198 Views 15 Comments

In spite of a promise for the entire Board to step down, it has been recommended that one or two of them stay on for a year.

# sport-ireland - Friday 10 May, 2019

Sport Ireland to conduct 'extensive' audit of the FAI
# Further Scrutiny
From The42
# Further Scrutiny

Sport Ireland to conduct 'extensive' audit of the FAI

May 10th 2019, 5:52 PM 12,255 Views 0 Comments

It will include an assessment of the football body’s fitness to handle public funds.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Their visit is welcome': Uefa delegation meet FAI to discuss governance
# Abbotstown
From The42
# Abbotstown

'Their visit is welcome': Uefa delegation meet FAI to discuss governance

May 7th 2019, 10:42 AM 13,229 Views 29 Comments

FAI interim CEO Rea Walshe and Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy have welcomed the visit.

# sport-ireland - Saturday 4 May, 2019

FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game'
# Governance
From The42
# Governance

FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game'

May 4th 2019, 6:52 PM 3,171 Views 10 Comments

It has been a difficult few months for the embattled organisation.

# sport-ireland - Friday 26 April, 2019

Governance group set up to reform crisis-hit FAI ahead of crunch AGM
# Turning The Corner
From The42
# Turning The Corner

Governance group set up to reform crisis-hit FAI ahead of crunch AGM

Apr 26th 2019, 6:51 PM 12,747 Views 20 Comments

Sport Ireland and the football body have set-up a five-person group, the majority of whom are independent.

# sport-ireland - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Sport Ireland claims 'drip feed' of media reports about FAI is harming attempts to reform organisation
# Kieran Mulvey
# Kieran Mulvey

Sport Ireland claims 'drip feed' of media reports about FAI is harming attempts to reform organisation

Apr 21st 2019, 3:04 PM 19,060 Views 17 Comments

It follows another revelation about the FAI and its former CEO.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'The beginning of the end for the old FAI'- Dramatic day sends crisis-hit Association into endgame
# What We Learned
From The42
# What We Learned

'The beginning of the end for the old FAI'- Dramatic day sends crisis-hit Association into endgame

Apr 16th 2019, 10:06 PM 12,511 Views 10 Comments

The drama unfolded before today’s Oireachtas Committee meeting, and from there a very bad day got worse for the FAI.

Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust'
# Fai Overhaul
# Fai Overhaul

Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:19 PM 29,973 Views 77 Comments

Quinn met with politicians and members of the local football groups in Leinster House today.

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign

Apr 16th 2019, 12:45 PM 4,136 Views 16 Comments

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd believes a ‘full forensic audit’ of the association’s finances is necessary.

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