Stephen Kenny ready to welcome James McCarthy and Harry Arter back into Ireland foldThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Stephen Kenny ready to welcome James McCarthy and Harry Arter back into Ireland fold

New Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is ready to welcome James McCarthy and Harry Arter back into the international fold when fixtures resume in the autumn. ...

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Ray Barrett says FAI will decide on rule changes

Ray Barrett says FAI will decide on rule changes

FAI Chairman Roy Barrett insists his board will decide the rule changes to be ratified by members to facilitate the restoration of state funding.

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Relegation format backlash could delay League of Ireland restart plans

Relegation format backlash could delay League of Ireland restart plans

The FAI are confident they are legally protected from any form of redress by angry clubs after their board ratified a controversial promotion/relegation format to ...

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John Cotter opts against taking Waterford job

John Cotter opts against taking Waterford job

Waterford FC’s hunt for a new manager continues after former Cork City boss John Cotter shied away from the vacancy.

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Premier Clubs Alliance demands FAI probe into relegation move

Premier Clubs Alliance demands FAI probe into relegation move

The Premier Clubs Alliance (PCA) have written to FAI Chairman Roy Barrett demanding an investigation into the decision on the relegation format for the shortened ...

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Relegation row stalls FAI plan to restart League of Ireland

Relegation row stalls FAI plan to restart League of Ireland

On the day the GAA mapped out their draw and fixtures, the FAI were still struggling to end the deadlock among clubs on a restart format for the national league.

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Stephen Kenny set for busy start to Ireland job as fixture schedule confirmed

Stephen Kenny set for busy start to Ireland job as fixture schedule confirmed

Uefa have confirmed Ireland’s schedule for the remainder of 2020, with potentially eight games being played between September and November.

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Garda Colm Horkan murder suspect unfit to appear in court

Garda Colm Horkan murder suspect unfit to appear in court

A 43-year old man charged with the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan is being detained at the Central Mental Hospital and was deemed unfit to attend court this ...

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500 fans to be allowed into first League of Ireland matches

500 fans to be allowed into first League of Ireland matches

League of Ireland clubs will be permitted to allow 500 fans into home stadiums under proposals to restart the campaign on July 31.

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Damien Duff accepts Shelbourne U17 head coach offer

Damien Duff accepts Shelbourne U17 head coach offer

Damien Duff is set for a League of Ireland return after accepting an offer to become Shelbourne’s U17 head coach.

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Stephen Kenny set for executive role in FAI restructure

Stephen Kenny set for executive role in FAI restructure

Stephen Kenny is to have a place on the FAI’s executive team in a broader role but there’s no room for Niall Quinn under restructuring plans unveiled ...

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DDSL perform U-turn after FAI rebuke

DDSL perform U-turn after FAI rebuke

Intervention by the FAI’s top interim executives, Gary Owens and Niall Quinn, has triggered a U-turn on controversial changes planned by the largest schoolboy ...

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FAI raise compensation offers to League of Ireland clubs

FAI raise compensation offers to League of Ireland clubs

The FAI have upped their compensation offers to League of Ireland clubs in a bid to restart the 2020 campaign.

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Longford GAA chief wants government help

Longford GAA chief wants government help

Longford chairman Albert Cooney has called GAA members throughout the country to start lobbying local and national politicians to get the Government to plough money ...

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FAI appoint partner to spearhead CEO search

FAI appoint partner to spearhead CEO search

The FAI have appointed Odgers Berndtson to spearhead their search for a permanent chief executive, with advertisements due to be placed tomorrow.

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FAI governance issues under the spotlight again as delegates seek answers

FAI governance issues under the spotlight again as delegates seek answers

Corporate governance at the FAI is back in the spotlight as two high-profile League of Ireland delegates on senior council continue to seek answers around the Association’s ...

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Four LOI clubs to officially go back training on Monday

Four LOI clubs to officially go back training on Monday

Four League of Ireland clubs will officially return to training in groups of 10 from Monday after the Government announced an acceleration of their Covid-19 lockdown ...

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League of Ireland clubs remain in the dark about return prospects

League of Ireland clubs remain in the dark about return prospects

League of Ireland clubs are no wiser about the feasibility of completing the 2020 season behind closed doors after yesterday’s latest weekly teleconference ...

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FAI row: 'The GAA wouldn’t get away with being run by people without knowledge of the sport'

FAI row: 'The GAA wouldn’t get away with being run by people without knowledge of the sport'

FAI council member John O’Regan has echoed the concerns of colleague Nixon Morton by insisting only intervention by Fifa will prevent civil war erupting at ...

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Bohemians admit 'error' over social media training video

Bohemians admit 'error' over social media training video

Bohemians have admitted to an 'error' after footage circulated on social media of two small groups of the clubs’ players training at a public park in Dublin.

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FAI vow to engage with dissenters offering 'constructive input'

FAI vow to engage with dissenters offering 'constructive input'

Speaking following last night’s board meeting, and amid a letter of complaint sent last week to Fifa and Uefa by senior council member Nixon Morton, the Association ...

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FAI must reform to access State funding

FAI must reform to access State funding

The Department of Sport have reaffirmed the obligation on the FAI to implement governance reforms by next month for State funding to be reinstated.

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FAI board set to discuss critical email sent by council member Nixon Morton

FAI board set to discuss critical email sent by council member Nixon Morton

The FAI board will today review a letter sent by a member of their council to Fifa and Uefa expressing fears that Irish football faces “losing it sovereignty” ...

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Claire O'Riordan: A goal scored in Germany but made in Newcastle West

Claire O'Riordan: A goal scored in Germany but made in Newcastle West

Nina Lange’s early opener in Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Bayer Leverkusen set up a first league victory since October, lifting the Irishwoman’s ...

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Tributes paid to former boxing coach Michael ‘Chick’ Gillen

Tributes paid to former boxing coach Michael ‘Chick’ Gillen

The 87-year old’s career highlight came in 1996 when he trained Francis Barrett to become the first Traveller to take part in the Olympics when he qualified ...

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Did a defeat to Meath help shape Dublin dynasty?

Did a defeat to Meath help shape Dublin dynasty?

Bearing in mind they went on to claim 25 All-Ireland medals and nine All-Stars between them, it’s incredible to think that the first four men in that list ...

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Leo Gaxha: ‘He shouted we should head back to our own country - I was shocked’

Leo Gaxha: ‘He shouted we should head back to our own country - I was shocked’

Sheffield United’s influence on the Ireland squad is well established and another home-grown starlet, Leo Gaxha, intends swelling the legion.

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Gary Rogers concerned Ireland’s European participants will be left trailing

Gary Rogers concerned Ireland’s European participants will be left trailing

Dundalk’s veteran goalkeeper Gary Rogers fears Ireland’s European participants will be hampered by the delay in resuming competitive domestic football.

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Clubs want cash guarantees from FAIThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Clubs want cash guarantees from FAI

League of Ireland clubs will demand specific information and financial guarantees from the FAI before agreeing to restart the 2020 season.

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'We are not the Bundesliga': Schoolboy leagues scrap seasons

'We are not the Bundesliga': Schoolboy leagues scrap seasons

Schoolboy players will not complete their season, while the Kennedy Cup and Gaynor Cup for 2020 have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Derry City back All-Island League proposal as 'seminal moment'

Derry City back All-Island League proposal as 'seminal moment'

Derry have cited the uncertainty around Irish football’s feasibility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as exposing the “fragility of the present model”. ...

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Adam Idah managing the transition from goal machine to trivia king

Adam Idah managing the transition from goal machine to trivia king

For all the competitive streak Adam Idah is displaying in Zoom quizzes with his family, he’d prefer to be back battling on the pitch for Ireland and Norwich ...

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Waterford forced to let playing staff go

Waterford forced to let playing staff go

Waterford FC have released all their playing staff as the effects of Covid-19 takes a grip on the League of Ireland.

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Cheltenham should have been behind closed doors, says horse racing chief

Cheltenham should have been behind closed doors, says horse racing chief

The chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland has said that it would have better if the Cheltenham Festival had gone ahead behind closed doors.

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US interest but League of Ireland needs Fifa cash boost

US interest but League of Ireland needs Fifa cash boost

A US-based firm has expressed an interest in live-streaming League of Ireland fixtures but it will take a mammoth financial contribution from Fifa for the 2020 season ...

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Maximum of 214 people to be allowed into behind-closed-doors League of Ireland matches

Maximum of 214 people to be allowed into behind-closed-doors League of Ireland matches

A maximum of 214 personnel, including players, will be allowed inside a football ground for League of Ireland matches played behind closed doors.

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FAI left with two options fraught with minefields

FAI left with two options fraught with minefields

Something will have to give between club and player representatives for the League of Ireland season to be rescued.

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FAI meeting to discuss bleak Harris outlook

FAI meeting to discuss bleak Harris outlook

A meeting today of the FAI’s steering committee on the Covid-19 will discuss the health minister’s grim outlook on sport.

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Stephen Kenny sends Ireland kitmen packingThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Stephen Kenny sends Ireland kitmen packing

New Ireland senior boss Stephen Kenny has continued ringing the changes on the backroom staff by dispensing with kitman duo Dick Redmond and Mick Lawlor.

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Dundalk boss disappointed in manner of FAI approach to Higgins

Dundalk boss disappointed in manner of FAI approach to Higgins

Dundalk boss Vinny Perth has hit out at the FAI over the manner of their approach for his assistant Ruaidhri Higgins.

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Quinn: Euro qualification would be bonus for Kenny

Quinn: Euro qualification would be bonus for Kenny

FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn admits Stephen Kenny would enter bonus territory by guiding Ireland to next year’s Euro finals.

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'Hard to fathom how John Egan doesn't have more Ireland caps' — Stephen Kenny

'Hard to fathom how John Egan doesn't have more Ireland caps' — Stephen Kenny

While Stephen Kenny faces a clamour to promote some of his U21s, the new Ireland boss is adamant the defence he’s inherited from Mick McCarthy provides a springboard ...

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Stephen Kenny determined to earn contract extension beyond 2022

Stephen Kenny determined to earn contract extension beyond 2022

Stephen Kenny insists he’d like to remain on as Ireland manager beyond 2022 but admits he’ll have to earn the right to a contract extension.

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I’ll be grateful to Mick forever — Aaron Connolly

I’ll be grateful to Mick forever — Aaron Connolly

Republic of Ireland striker Aaron Connolly says he will be forever grateful to Mick McCarthy for giving him his senior international debut, but he’s now looking ...

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Tipperary All-Ireland winner Tom Larkin passes away

Tipperary All-Ireland winner Tom Larkin passes away

Tributes have been paid to a former All-Ireland winner who played a key part in one of the most bizarre hurling championships ever played.

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Connacht’s McCartney to hang up boots

Connacht’s McCartney to hang up boots

Another member of Connacht’s victorious PRO12 squad is set to retire with hooker Tom McCartney about to bring the curtain down on six years at the Sportsground. ...

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Stephen doesn’t have a magic wand, warns Brady

Stephen doesn’t have a magic wand, warns Brady

Ireland legend Liam Brady feels Stephen Kenny deserves to manage his country but stresses he doesn’t have a magic wand to overhaul a limited team.

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Mayo’s indoor dome fit to host Eurovision

Mayo’s indoor dome fit to host Eurovision

Ireland’s first indoor GAA pitch will be capable of hosting the Eurovision song contest if required when work on the structure in Co Mayo is finished this ...

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Five challenges Stephen Kenny much tackle before a ball is kicked

Five challenges Stephen Kenny much tackle before a ball is kicked

Now that the folly of a misguided succession plan has been untangled, Irish football is all about Stephen Kenny.

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Kenny takes over Ireland job as FAI terminate McCarthy's contract

Kenny takes over Ireland job as FAI terminate McCarthy's contract

Mick McCarthy's second run as Irish manager has come to an end.

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