Participation in grassroots football delivers more than €1.13bn of positive value to Irish society according to a new European econometric model published yesterday and launched as part of the FAI’s ‘Festival of Football’ at Ratoath Harps FC in County Meath. Continue reading
It will no doubt be another week of significant twists and turns but one that will hopefully end with a clearer picture on a better future, even if that does have some remaining threads linking it to the past. Continue reading
We have been writing about the threat of this consistently since April. We have been shouted down by a number of commentators saying that it was scaremongering and would never happen. We have outlined exactly the provisions detailed in the letter received by the FAI this evening. As lately as this week, in response to Minister Ross’s letter, we suggested that the threat was once again real and present. Continue reading
Were it not for the fact of Dublin being an integral part of the EURO2020 Finals next year yesterday’s move on the FAI might have drawn a yellow card from the international bodies. Bearing in mind that a red card would be the suspension of the Republic of Ireland from international competition at every level, something which is unlikely but still not impossible. Continue reading
Yesterday it was revealed that Donal Conway is the only nominee going forward for the role of President and that Noel Fitzroy is one of three going for the role of Vice President, a role he also currently holds.
The FAI’s AGM is two weeks away from tomorrow but an early indication of the mood of the Association in passing or rejecting the reforms from the Governance Review Group will take place in only eight days at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel in Meath.
There’s a lot on the line for the 206 pairs of hands in which the future of the FAI now rests. Continue reading
It’s either the beginning of the end for the FAI’s Governance nightmare or perhaps more likely just the end of the beginning. Either way at 11 o’clock this morning the Report of the Governance Review Group put in place by Sport Ireland and the FAI will be published online. Continue reading
The Greatest League in the World Podcast hosted its first live event at the Sugar Club in Dublin last night with the added attraction of a first public appearance in the capital from Noel Mooney in his new role at the FAI. Continue reading
The FAI’s National Football Exhibition has landed in Limerick where it will be on display at the University of Limerick until Sunday, June 30th. Continue reading