Cessation of grassroots and underage football matches in Dublin

  Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Dublin, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation from midnight tonight of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Dublin with the exception of elite football - namely the SSE Airtricity League, Women’s National League and all five underage

Stephen Kenny names his first Ireland squad

  Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has named a 23-man squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games away to Bulgaria and home to Finland early next month. Waterford-born Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Jayson Molumby and Cork native Adam Idah, the Norwich City striker, both receive their first call-ups to the senior

FAI Statement on new Government guidelines

  The Football Association of Ireland notes the Government announcement today of new restrictions on indoor and outdoor events as the country continues the fight against COVID-19 and we acknowledge the part that our sport can play in this ongoing battle. The FAI informs all affiliates of the following directives, effective from

FAI Cup last 16 draw has been made..

  The draw for the FAI Cup last 16 has been made. The pick of the draw would be Shamrock Rovers taking on Cork City. Here is the full draw. UCD v Sligo Rovers Bray Wanderers Finn Harps Bohemians v Cabinteely Shamrock Rovers v Cork City Drogheda United v Derry City Athlone Town v Wexford Cobh Ramblers v Dundalk Galway

FAI suspends all football in Kildare, Laois & Offaly

  Following this evening’s announcement by An Taoiseach Micheal Martin introducing local restrictions in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly, the Football Association of Ireland is now suspending all football activity in those counties until further notice. This suspension includes all matches and organised training. The FAI has also called off all INTERSPORT

Farewell Big Jack

  Euro ’88 was a historic football tournament. It was the eighth instance of UEFA’s flagship event and the first one to have no sending offs or goalless draws, no extra time or penalty shootouts. It was also the last tournament to feature West Germany [who were hosts] and the Soviet