FAI Statement on letter from sport Ireland

  The Football Association of Ireland confirms that a reply has been sent to John Treacy, CEO of Sport Ireland, in relation to a letter received on behalf of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on Tuesday. The FAI has answered all queries raised in the letter from Mr Treacy and looks forward to

Declan Rice officially declares for England

  The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that Declan Rice (West Ham United) has opted to purse his international career with England. Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy said: "Declan rang me today and said he has decided to give it a go with England. Good luck to him." Rice played three

Stephen Kenny names 18 League of Ireland players in first squad and announces Keith Andrews as his assistant

  Republic of Ireland Under-21 Manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad for a February training camp. The majority of the U-21 training camp squad has been selected from the SSE Airtricity League with two players selected from the Northern Irish Premiership in Crusaders striker Ronan Hale and Linfield striker Michael O'Connor. All of the

Terry Connor: The new number two

  Anyone who has seen the cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’ starring Patrick McGoohan [as Number Six] will be familiar with the character of Number Two. The series is set in an unidentified ‘village’ where people have numbers instead of names and where Number Two is in charge. She or he