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

Alan Reynolds named new Ireland u21 assistant manager

  Alan Reynolds has been appointed assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland Under-21s. The former Waterford manager joins Jim Crawford's U-21 staff alongside John O'Shea ahead of the resumption of the UEFA U-21 European Championships qualifying campaign. Reynolds recently left his management post at the Regional Sports Centre having guided Waterford to

FAI report on Governance handed over to the Gardai

  In April 2019, the Board of the Football Association of Ireland established an independent investigation to be undertaken by Mazars in respect of certain matters of concern which had come to the attention of the then Board. The report arising from that investigation has now been furnished by Mazars to the