There was a double dose of optimism from the FAI yesterday with news that all players and officials tested across four clubs had tested negative for COVID-19 and dates confirmed for the National Women’s Team to continue their journey towards a first major finals. Continue reading
Testing for COVID-19 began yesterday with players and management of Dundalk FC, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Derry City as part of the pilot programme and tournament for the four SSE Airtricity League clubs who will compete in Europe this year.
The FAI’s Medical Director, Dr Alan Byrne has outlined to FAI TV how the pathway for a safer return to football will work for the SSE Airtricity League, Women’s National League, adult amateur and underage football along with all other FAI affiliates. Continue reading
Sport Ireland has been taking in submissions from across the sporting community for an overarching discussion with Government about returns to play. Read more about this and potential plans for football’s return.
The FAI is preparing a roadmap for the resumption of grassroots football once the government has indicated a likely timetable for the gradual easing of restrictions on public movement and gathering. Continue reading
SSE Airtricity League Clubs were this afternoon sent a copy of a working document entitled ‘Return to Football – Behind Closed Doors’ from the FAI, together with the National League Executive Committee and the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland. Continue reading
The FAI has teamed up with Boots Ireland and Nissan to further strengthen links with local communities by helping to deliver medicines to vulnerable patients. Continue reading
The SSE Airtricity League Working Group is to be reconvened with immediate effect following an agreement between the FAI and the National League Executive Committee to work together for a positive future for National League football. Continue reading
The FAI launched a new ‘Homeskills’ programme yesterday across its social media channels and had new Men’s National Team Coach Keith Andrews involved from the outset.
If we are on the point of accepting a revolving Taoiseach in a time of unprecedented national emergency then surely the management of a group of young footballers can hardly be seen as impossible.