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#SPORT IRELAND

# sport-ireland - Friday 2 September, 2022

National Indoor Athletics Training Centre to be used for emergency refugee accommodation
# Assistance
From The42
# Assistance

National Indoor Athletics Training Centre to be used for emergency refugee accommodation

Sep 2nd 2022, 5:13 PM 27,296 Views 28 Comments

The facility will be available for a period of up to six weeks.

# sport-ireland - Monday 29 August, 2022

Sport Ireland to spend €300,000 on campaign to engage 'inactive teenage girls' in sport
# Physical Activity
# Physical Activity

Sport Ireland to spend €300,000 on campaign to engage 'inactive teenage girls' in sport

Aug 29th 2022, 10:19 PM 11,997 Views 27 Comments

A 2018 report outlined that only 7% of teenage girls meet the recommended guidelines for daily activity.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Consultant role to assist Sport Ireland in developing transgender policy goes unfilled
# SPORT IRELAND
# SPORT IRELAND

Consultant role to assist Sport Ireland in developing transgender policy goes unfilled

Aug 9th 2022, 5:35 PM 12,702 Views 0 Comments

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland Dr Una May said Sport Ireland wants to provide governing bodies with general guidance and support.

Winter blackout risk to stadium and pitch lighting may result in sports groups getting supports
# Electricity Shortage
# Electricity Shortage

Winter blackout risk to stadium and pitch lighting may result in sports groups getting supports

Aug 9th 2022, 3:51 PM 18,609 Views 13 Comments

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland Dr Una May says they are conscious that sports bodies could potentially be impacted.

# sport-ireland - Monday 11 July, 2022

Sport Ireland cut IABA's core funding for 2022 by 15% in the wake of EGM
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Sport Ireland cut IABA's core funding for 2022 by 15% in the wake of EGM

Jul 11th 2022, 5:00 PM 15,290 Views 9 Comments

Dr Una May, the Sport Ireland chief executive, expressed her disappointment at the conduct of the IABA.

# sport-ireland - Friday 7 January, 2022

Sport Ireland appoint Dr Una May as new CEO
# New Boss
From The42
# New Boss

Sport Ireland appoint Dr Una May as new CEO

Jan 7th 2022, 5:34 PM 6,247 Views 0 Comments

Dr May has been a highly influential figure in Sport Ireland since 1998 and was the pick of both internal and external candidates to replace the retired John Treacy.

# sport-ireland - Monday 13 December, 2021

'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU
# No Confidence
From The42
# No Confidence

'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU

Dec 13th 2021, 10:50 AM 49,159 Views 61 Comments

A group of 62 current and former players have come together to signal their discontent.

# sport-ireland - Friday 29 October, 2021

John Treacy to retire as CEO of Sport Ireland
# Announcement
From The42
# Announcement

John Treacy to retire as CEO of Sport Ireland

Oct 29th 2021, 12:01 AM 4,630 Views 2 Comments

The 64-year-old has been chief executive of the organisation since 2015.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Irish sport to receive €65m in additional funding this year
# Extra Support
From The42
# Extra Support

Irish sport to receive €65m in additional funding this year

Oct 6th 2021, 1:43 PM 8,795 Views 11 Comments

The announcement was made today by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Women in Sport programmes to receive €4 million government funding
# Money Talks
From The42
# Money Talks

Women in Sport programmes to receive €4 million government funding

Jul 1st 2021, 9:49 AM 11,584 Views 28 Comments

The funding will be shared across 45 national governing bodies.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Three Irish athletes returned positive doping samples in 2020
# Review
From The42
# Review

Three Irish athletes returned positive doping samples in 2020

Apr 28th 2021, 3:31 PM 6,900 Views 7 Comments

A total of 1,045 tests were performed last year.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 22 April, 2021

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland
# Annual Investment
From The42
# Annual Investment

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:21 PM 6,943 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the GAA has been granted €2.4 million while €2.25 million has gone to the IRFU.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

New research shows reasons many Irish teenage girls don't take part in sport
# Report
From The42
# Report

New research shows reasons many Irish teenage girls don't take part in sport

Mar 9th 2021, 7:05 PM 9,999 Views 5 Comments

By the age of 13-15 many girls have labelled themselves ‘not sporty’ and are far less likely to participate in sport.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

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

Jan 21st 2021, 6:48 PM 29,460 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 6,798 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 29,904 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 34,350 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 9,920 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 4,839 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 21,065 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 4,085 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 4,994 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 5,513 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 14,128 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 8,422 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 3,891 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 7,889 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 1,832 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 16,079 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 6,953 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 6,488 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 26,939 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 18,892 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 10,751 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 33,496 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 20,462 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 15,646 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 37,963 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 24,772 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 13,290 Views 11 Comments

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

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