Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

Former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane played for Rockmount and Cobh Ramblers in Ireland before moving Nottingham Forrest. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Roy Keane believes that Ireland don’t have enough players playing regular football at a top level and that it is affecting the national squad. The the(...)

FAI cheif executive John Delaney addressed the organisation’s 89 delegates at the AGM this afternoon. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

The FAI appears to have abandoned its target of being debt free by 2020 with senior figures at the organisation’s Annual general Meeting in Sligo sugg(...)

Set for the Airtricity League? Damien Duff at the Beacon Hospital,   Dublin, on Sunday at the launch of a sports medicine initiative by    the hospital in association with First Ireland. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Damien Duff reckons he is about two months away from being fit enough to play competitively again, and is still hoping to feature for an Airtricity Le(...)

Airtricity League side UCD will benefit from Ireland’s standing in the Uefa Fair Play rankings to take a place in next year’s Europa League. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

First Division side UCD are set to play in next season’s Europa League after the Airtricity League was awarded an extra place in the competition due t(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has signed a contract extension. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk have confirmed that manager Stephen Kenny has signed a new one year extension to his contract at the club.The new deal means that the 43 year-(...)

Dundalk are guaranteed at least €550,000 for participation in the Champions League this season. Photograph:  Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Winning their opening fixture in the qualifying round of the Champions League this summer would be worth €630,000 to Dundalk on top of the €550,000 th(...)

FAI CEO John Delaney, at 47, won’t be affected by the age limit for senior council members for a while yet.

EMMET MALONE Soccer Correspondent Eight months after the rules were similarly changed so as to allow a number of the association’s officer board to e(...)

UCD were relegated in a play-off last season but could be in line for a Europa League slot next year through UEFA fair play. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

UCD could be in line for a surprise spot in next season’s Europe League after it was announced Ireland currently top the UEFA Respect Fair Play League(...)

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney: “The grant will provide facilities for players in communities across the country.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Football Association of Ireland has welcomed the government’s provision of €1.2 million in funding that will provide for six strategically import(...)