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Delays caused by coronavirus could be opportunity for FAI

On and off the pitch, depending on your perspective, the gift of time triggered by the coronavirus presents the FAI with an opportunity or challenge. Those craving the ascension of Stephen Kenny to the role of senior Ireland boss view...

No decision on McCarthy-Kenny succession plan until June at the earliest, says Quinn

Niall Quinn insists the Football Association of Ireland won’t decide on Mick McCarthy’s future until after the Euro play-off in June. Uefa today deferred the play-off semi-final in Slovakia from March 26 due to the Covid-19 pandemic which complicates...

FAI Council votes in favour of rescue package

Exactly 12 months after the FAI descended into a sustained period of upheaval, their financial future has been secured. All of the 60 voting FAI council members emphatically backed a package worth €52.5m that will safeguard the employment of low...

FAI advises clubs to cancel training

The FAI have strongly advised that collective training should not take place for the period covered by the suspension of football in Ireland. However, in the absence of an outright ban on training – and amid what one source described...

Euro 2020 could become Euro 2021

UEFA are considering postponing the Euro 2020 finals until next year. European football’s governing body is undertaking a range of “scenario planning” to see how club and international football can best cope with the coronavirus pandemic and it's understood...

League of Ireland braced for shutdown amid coronavirus outbreak

League of Ireland fixtures are still set to go ahead as scheduled this weekend but the domestic game is now bracing itself for the full impact of the spread of coronavirus, including the likelihood of an imminent shutdown of...

League of Ireland clubs meet today on coronavirus

Clubs, players, and the FAI will be represented at talks in Dublin this afternoon to address the impact the coronavirus could have on the League of Ireland. While fixtures are due to go ahead as scheduled for the time...

Ireland's crunch Women's Euro 2021 qualifier today to be played behind closed doors

Ireland UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier with Montenegro today will be played behind closed doors, the FAI has announced. The clash which takes place in the Pod Malim Brdom stadium in Petrovac will see Ireland looking to top the group...

Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off to be played behind closed doors

The Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off away to Slovakia will be played behind closed doors. The Slovakian government issued a directive that the March 26 game at Tehelné pole, Bratislava, should have no crowd present as part of their...

Handshake taken out of Irish football

Pre-match handshakes have been prohibited by the FAI in response to the threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus. The ruling, which takes immediate effect, applies to all levels of the game in Ireland. In a statement just released, the...
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