IFAB approves FAI’s request to trial concussion substitutes

  The Football Association of Ireland’s application to trial concussion substitutes in the upcoming League of Ireland season has been approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and will come into effect at the President’s Cup meeting of Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk at Tallaght Stadium on Friday, March 12. IFAB confirmed

FAI offer support to James McClean

  The Football Association of Ireland condemns the latest social media threats aimed at senior Irish international team player James McClean and offers James and his family our full support at this difficult time. The Association has reached out to James in light of this most recent incident and assured him that

FAI update on latest COVID-19 guidelines

  Following discussions with Sport Ireland, the FAI has today written to all affiliates regarding the impact on football of the latest Government guidelines and the move to Level 5 lockdown until January 31st at the earliest. The FAI is currently finalising a submission to Sport Ireland as they formulate a plan

FAI welcomes return of Under-19 & Under-17 National Leagues

  The Football Association of Ireland welcomes tonight’s announcement by Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers that the FAI Underage National Leagues for Under 17 Girls, Under 17 Boys and Under 19 Boys can recommence this weekend, a move which allows these Leagues to complete their 2020 season. The decision follows

Ireland Player tests positive for Covid ahead of England game

  The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that one member of the senior men's international team has tested positive for COVID-19. The player has been isolated from the group as per COVID-19 protocols, and the HSE and UEFA have been informed of this development. The player is asymptomatic and feeling well. There

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