Neil Farrugia is one of three UCD players named in Stephen Kenny’s Ireland Under-21 squad for this summer’s Toulon tournament. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Barnet’s Jack Taylor selected while UCD provide three players for 22-man party

Noel Mooney: ‘I had no involvement in the Jonathan Hall report.’

Successor to John Delaney says he ‘never discussed the role of CEO with the FAI’

Noel Mooney, former goalkeeper with Cork City, Limerick and Shamrock Rovers, will officially take on the role of ‘general manager for football services and partnerships’.

Mooney will be on secondment from Uefa for six months from beginning of June

The Netherlands team celebrate with the cup after victory in the European Under-17 Championship final at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: PA

The team produced some sharp, passing football and forced errors from Italy

Daniel Carr celebrates scoring Shamrock Rovers’  opening goal with Aaron Greene during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against  UCD at the UCD Bowl. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Hoops remain level with Dundalk at the top of the Premier Division

Iyenoma  Udogie scored Italy’s winning goal in the Uefa European Under-17 Championship semi-final against France. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dutch beat Italy on penalties in last year’s final in England

 Dundalk’s Vinny Perth: his team  have gone seven games unbeaten.  Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Bohemians missing Cornwall, Levington and Grant for their game in Inchicore

Noel Mooney worked previously in the FAI as national club promotions officer before moving on to work for Uefa. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Former goalkeeper was brought into FAI by John Delaney before working for Uefa

Kenny Shiels has been appointed as manager of the Northern Ireland women’s team. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

63-year-old takes role after three year stint with Derry City came to an end last season

FAI president Donal Conway (L) has said Uefa will offer funding to the FAI as they undergo a reform of their governance structure. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

European federation to make millions available as FAI reform governance structure

In the absence of former FAI chief executive John Delaney, there will be a great deal of interest in whether his former supporters continue to fight his corner. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Gathering of association’s officers in absence of John Delaney to be watched with interest

Fran Gavin, FAI’s director of competitions, at the launch of the Unite The Union Champions Cup in Malahide, Dublin: ‘I think there’s a lot of good work being done in the FAI that seems to be overshadowed by what’s going on.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Association teams with Irish FA and Unite union to launch cross-border Champions Cup

This was McLaughlin’s second win of the year with the 32 year-old also having come home first in the North Pole Road Race on St Patrick’s Day.

Donegal rider wins by 40 seconds from Cian Keogh

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Fifa sending delegation to Dublin to discuss the ongoing crisis at association

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney: The failure to record the proposed bonus is understood to be one of the matters being investigated by the ODCE. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tony Dignam says FAI chiefs did not listen to his concerns over the association’s finances

Ronan McLaughlin (right) is going for back-to-back wins at the Shay Elliott Memorial. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kelly the last rider to defend Shay Elliott Memorial title

Ireland’s Festy Ebosele will miss the game after his red card earlier this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland need a win to guarantee quarter-final place in European Championships

Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Des Casey and Brendan Menton think job can’t be done properly before July AGM

Ireland defender John Egan is among those who will be on Sheffield United’s end of season trip to Las Vegas. Photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Choices for training squad limited due to likes of Sheffield United’s trip to Las Vegas

Bournemouth’s Mark Travers makes a save during their Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

No places for James McCarthy, Cyrus Christie or Daniel Crowley in panel for training trip

FAI Interim CEO Rea Walshe has said that the visit of Uefa officials is welcome. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The visit comes as governance issues continue to plague the association

Ireland’s Sean McEvoy and Gavin Bazunu dejected after the game at the Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: PA

Ireland held by Greece as England and France game delayed due to ‘wrong turn’

Paul Cooke has been nominated as FAI honorary treasurer

Other nominee is Defence Forces representative Gerry McAnaney, a critic of Delaney

Republic of Ireland U17 Head Coach Colin O’Brien: ‘They are very capable young lads, the dynamic is very good and they train well.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

John Delaney is to have no official role in the tournament, it has been confirmed

Cork City’s Alan Bennett has taken up a coaching role with club following the departure of John Caulfield. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Interim manager Cotter faces number of injury concerns for Bohemians clash

John Caulfield has reportedly left his role as Cork City manager. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

54-year-old leaves Turner’s Cross with the club one place above the relegation zone

Head coach Colin O’Brien Photograph: ‘If you looked at some of the results you mightn’t think that we’ve been doing that great but we have focussed very much on certain objectives.’ Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Under-17 European Championships begin in Tallaght with clash against Greece

Shamrock Rovers’ Ronan Finn celebrates scoring the first goal of the game during their win over St Patrick’s Athletic. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ronan Finn netted the only goal of the game as Stephen Bradley’s side stayed four clear

Ireland Under-17s captain Seamas Keogh with manager Colin O’Brien and the Under-17 European Championships trophy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Spurs striker could be late addition to Colin O’Brien’s squad for May’s Euros in Ireland

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy celebrates scoring their second goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Shamrock Rovers at  Oriel Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Goals from Pat Hoban and Michael Duffy close the gap at the top of the table

Interim FAI chief executive Rea Walshe will be part of the  governance review committee looking into how the association can be reformed. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

FAI interim CEO and board member will be joined by three Sport Ireland nominees

Dundalk’s Chris Shields has signed a new long-term contract with the club. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

League of Ireland preview: Champions seek to reel leaders in with victory at Oriel Park

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Ireland women’s national team manager Colin Bell at the Aviva Stadium for the launch of the Sports Direct-backed Summer Soccer Schools. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

‘Everything that I’ve seen since I left 17 years ago is better than it was when I was here the last time’

 Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy with John Delaney last December. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ongoing crisis in the association hasn’t impacted Republic of Ireland manager

Paul McLoughlin sends off Shamrock Rovers’ Lee Grace during his side’s defeat to Bohemians. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘I think we need to look at who referees these big games, who takes control of them’

Bohemians celebrate Dinny Corcoran’s winner against Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hosts have two players sent off in first half as Bohs retain bragging rights in Tallaght

Dundalk’s Georgie Kelly celebrates his goal in the third minute of extra time to give his side a 3-1 victory over UCD at UCD Bowl. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Vinny Perth happy to see Dundalk playing more like last year’s title-winning side

Aaron Greene scored the winner for Shamrock Rovers against Derry. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

League leaders have won eight on the bounce as they welcome Dublin rivals to Tallaght

Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin club have written to acting FAI CEO Rea Walshe over Uefa club licence rules

 John Delaney leaving the Carlton Hotel near Dublin Airport on Monday evening after a meeting with the board of the FAI. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The association needs to be careful at a time when it is still embroiled in a very grave crisis

John Delaney: offer to step aside temporarily was greeted with astonishment by members of the parliamentary committee examining governance within the FAI who expected him to step down. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Members of Oireachtas committee say association’s latest action ‘insulting’

Premier Division outfits keen to be the driving force in any reorganisation

An FAI council member said on Saturday that John Delaney had told him he was about to resign from his current position as the association’s executive vice president.  File image: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

State funding for capital projects at Aviva Stadium and Dalymount Park under threat

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney (centre) leaves Leinster House on Wednesday after appearing at the Oireachtas Sports Committee. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A very great many questions remain about the way football association has been run

Roberto Lopes celebrates scoring Shamrock Rovers’ second goal with team-mates  Lee Grace and Dylan Watts during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Waterford  at   Tallaght Stadium. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Goals from Seán Kavanagh and Roberto Lopes do the trick against Waterford

Leo Varadkar: ‘The FAI is accountable to the ODCE and is accountable to Sport Ireland for the public money they get and I know those bodies will have questions to ask of the FAI.’

Leo Varadkar critical of John Delaney’s performance at Oireachtas hearing

FAI president Donal Conway and executive vice-president John Delaney at the 2019 Uefa European Under-17 Championship Finals Draw at the  Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on April 4th.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Organisation calls for ‘forensic examination’ of FAI’s finances and overhaul of governance

Jack Byrne: claimed  the Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award for March following his fine displays for league leaders Shamrock Rovers. Photograph. Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hoops keen to improve their impressive record of eight wins in ten league games

Phil Babb: ‘Football is the global sport that allows people to put their differences aside and rally together when they need to. This is one of those causes because what happened to Sean was so tragic.’ Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Liverpool legend will play in support of fan left brain damaged after Anfield assault

FAI president Donal Conway and FAI executive vice-president John Delaney arriving at Leinster House to give evidence to the Oireachtas Committee on Sport. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

FAI delegation would have been relieved to return to Abbotstown after a long day

 John Delaney with  Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, and Emma English in 2016. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Association’s board facing questions over governance and John Delaney’s leadership

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney expected to attend Oireachtas committe meeting. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Delay in obtaining €1.45m in frozen funding likely to cause major problems for FAI

John Delaney arriving with other FAI officials to attend the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, at Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Emmet Malone outlines the main questions that need to be answered on Wednesday

FAI president Donal Conway with executive vice president John Delaney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

‘Comments made by the FAI did not accurately reflect the board’s level of awareness’

James McCarthy and Séamus Coleman during the warm-ups for  Everton’s   FA Cup third-round match against  Lincoln City at Goodison Park in January. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland midfielder gets late call-up to bench for Arsenal game

Dundalk’s Gary Rogers after conceding a goal at Richmond Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Georgie Kelly could have salvaged a late draw for Dundalk well into injury-time

 Michael Obafemi: “It’s been bittersweet but hopefully I can get rid of the injuries and then just kick on.”   Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

Southampton striker has been hit with injuries but is eager to make his mark again

Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy arrives at Leinster House to appear before an Oireachtas Committee regarding funding to the Football Association of Ireland. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

TD Ruth Coppinger says that the FAI have given ‘two fingers’ to Sport Ireland

John Treacy, chief executive, Sport Ireland and Kieran Mulvey, Chairperson Sport Ireland arrive at Leinster House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

FAI have said that they won’t explain €100,000 until latest review is completed

Then Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny after his side’s 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in September 2016. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Stephen Kenny’s side reached 2016-17 group stages but had to wait for Uefa prize money

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy heads home his side’s goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Cork City at  Oriel Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

First-half headed goal decides match in favour of Vinny Perth’s side

Ireland’s Robbie Brady is tackled by Georgia’s Nika Kvekveskiri during the Group D qualifier at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Next assignment in Denmark will be a big step up but McCarthy’s side have momentum

John Delaney: at the Aviva Stadium for the European qualifier against Georgia. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Board members believed to have discussed Delaney’s future at some length

Ireland’s Conor Hourihane celebrate scoring a goal with Shane Duffy and Glenn Whelan during the Euro 2020 win over Georgia. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

On a night of protests, McCarthy’s side made is two wins from two in Euro 2020 qualifiers

Mick McCarthy: “Georgia were no mugs before they played in it. I’ve watched the games and they dominated possession in most of the games that we’ve played them in.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Manager has key decisions to make in midfield and in attack for Georgia test

Shane Duffy receives treatment in the win over Gibraltar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

‘The scan is a precaution and he says that he is fine but if he isn’t then I’ve other options’

John Delaney in the stand at the Gibraltar versus Republic of Ireland game. Many questions remain about details of the former FAI CEO’s long stewardship of the association. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Who does the board answer to with regard to the extraordinary changes made?

Jeff Hendrick scores the Republic of Ireland’s  winner against Gibraltar in the Group D qualifier at the   Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Ireland’s performance left a lot to be desired but at least resulted in three points

FAI official John Delaney during Saturday’s European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Outgoing chief executive’s new salary will be about €120,000 after ‘substantial’ pay cut

John Delaney: stood aside as FAI chief executive  after it was revealed that he had written a cheque for a €100,000 “loan” to the association. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Non-disclosure of former CEO’s full remuneration will raise further questions

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Robbie Keane and manager Mick McCarthy celebrate Jeff Hendrick’s goal in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘I didn’t enjoy a single minute of it until the final whistle’

John Delaney during Ireland’s win over Gibraltar on Saturday evening. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Delaney takes up new role as executive vice-president; Rea Walshe named interim CEO

Jeff Hendrick celebrates scoring Ireland’s goal in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Second-half goal secures win for Mick McCarthy’s side in opening Euro 2020 qualifier

The Republic of Ireland training  at the  Victoria Stadium in  Gibraltar. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Anything less than a victory in Gibraltar would be be unthinkable for visitors

Mick McCarthy during training ahead of Ireland’s game against Gibraltar. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Despite lack of star quality, Ireland should have enough to see off Gibraltar and Georgia

Mick McCarthy has confirmed Séamus Coleman will start against Gibraltar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mick McCarthy confirms Everton fullback will start against Gibraltar on Saturday

Alan Judge: “I’m only 30. I had two years out, I feel like I’m 28 now, so I feel like I’m in my prime now. For me, it’s just enjoying every minute of it.”  Photograph: Hannah Fountain/CamerSport via Getty Images

Ipswich midfielder relishing call-up for the Republic following his injury nightmare

Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar: “The pitch is fine. I was on it and it’s fine; it’s just a different bounce,” said the Ireland manager. Photograph:  Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images

No whingeing, says Mick McCarthy, as Seán Maguire hopes to score first goal for Ireland

Video grab of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at Government Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Taoiseach says reported €100,000 loan ‘does seem a bit unusual’

FAI chief executive John Delaney with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of Ireland’s World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark in 2017. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Taoiseach says €100,000 loan from chief executive is a matter for FAI to resolve

Mark Devlin has been appointed the new CEO of Dundalk. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Devlin previously worked as chief executive at Brentford, QPR and Swindon Town

Richard Keogh, Harry Arter and David McGoldrick at the FAI National Training Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Derby defender plays part in training despite broken hand in bandaging and a splint

Called up: Brandon Kavanagh of Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Manager Stephen Kenny disappointed to lose attacker but welcomes ‘creative passer’

Josh Cullen at a Republic of Ireland press conference at the  FAI National Training Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Hackney-born player potentially in position to fill spot McCarthy may have earmarked for Rice

The FAI did not publish details of any loan such as the one it is suggested that John Delaney made to it in April of 2017 in its annual accounts. Photograph: Inpho

A cheque for €100,000 was given by John Delaney to his employers in April 2017

 Stephen Kenny’s Irish team begin their Under-21 European Championship qualifying campaign against Luxembourg on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He’s had to make another change to his squad after Simon Power was ruled out

Millwall’s Aiden O’Brien has been called into the Ireland squad to replace injured Shane Long for the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Richard Keogh has put off surgery on his broken hand in order to play

David McGoldrick, speaking on Monday, insists he simply needed “a kick up the backside” after losing his way at club level. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sheffield United man says there is “no bad blood” with O’Neill after international exile

Matt Doherty in action during the Republic of Ireland training session in Abbotstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wolves player is set to start against Gibraltar while Rovers' Jack Byrne has impressed

Mick McCarthy takes his first training session in his second term as Republic of Ireland manager at  Abbotstown on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Séamus Coleman and Seán Maguire sit out session after weekend games

On Sunday evening Shane Duffy was in London as Brighton & Hove Albion beat Millwall to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Leanne Kiernan wins the Senior Women’s International Player of the Year award

The FAI issued a statement describing details of a loan received from its chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

‘This is the only occasion on which I provided the Association with a short-term loan’

Shamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne celebrates after the victory over Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Former Manchester City player catches the eye as Hoops go four points clear

Josh Cullen in action for Charlton Athletic where he is on loan from West Ham. Photograph: Ker Robertson/Getty Images

The young midfielder did not even make the original squad of 38 named last week

 Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley: ‘I’ve had some wins in Tallaght previously and it’s a great place to pick up a result if you can.’ Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Manager Liam Buckley says his side will be out to cause an upset in Tallaght

 Stephen Ward has played his last match for the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Burnley defender wants to focus all of his energy on his remaining club career

 Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy  at the launch of a  two-year partnership between  betting firm SportPesa and  the FAI  at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph:   Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Stephen Ward retires from international football as McCarthy names squad of 23

Ronan Curtis will not be available for the upcoming Euro qualifiers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Glenn Whelan and James Collins keep places as Ireland squad cut

Ronan Curtis could be ruled out of the Ireland squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers. Photo: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Portsmouth striker requires surgery on finger ahead of Gibraltar and Georgia games

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