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FAI interim deputy chief executive Niall Quinn with  from left, Ronan Finn of Shamrock Rovers, Darragh Leahy of Dundalk and David Cawley of Sligo Rovers at the 2020 SSE Airtricity League launch, at Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Niall Quinn has insisted he is still of the belief that a strong League of Ireland is absolutely central to the future fortunes of Irish football wit(...)

Niall Quinn: “I am led to believe that there is an assistance in place from the banks, Uefa and the Government that will allow the game to move forward.” Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Niall Quinn is set to meet with FAI staff on Monday when he intends to reassure them that the financial outlook for the stricken association is “not (...)

The Irish senior team qualifying  for  next summer’s European championships would be expected to be worth an initial €5 million net to the organisation. Photograph: Inpho

The union representing many of the FAI’s staff hopes to meet with management at the association over the coming days in order to get some clarity with(...)

Former Bohemians captain Derek Pender will take charge of the sessions and manage the team at PFAI’s Out of Contract training camp. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Recently retired Bohemians captain Derek Pender will take his first step into management over the coming weeks as he oversees the annual training camp(...)

Kevin Dooney of Raheny Shamrocks AC winning the  2018 Irish Life Health National Senior Cross Country Championships in Dublin in November 2018. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Sometimes the race is not won at the finish line, but in what it takes to get to the start line. I met Kevin Dooney for a drink last weekend, and we (...)

Kevin Long and Aaron Connolly taking part in the Republic of Ireland squad session at the  FAI National Training Centre in  Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He was, he said nearly a week ago, “optimistic” that Shane Duffy might yet play some part in the enormously important double header his Irish side is (...)

Ireland U-21s manager  Stephen Kenny with Duleek Schoolboys/Girls FC on Wednesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny admits that it is a “challenging time” for Irish soccer but insists he has had to stay focused on his own education in the international(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill looks on during the Nations League draw with Denmark in Aarhus. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill said he would discuss the recent performances of the Irish team on the plane home from Denmark on Monday ni(...)

CPA chairman  Michéal Briody. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On Tuesday the Club Players’ Association released their proposals for a national fixtures plan, which they believe would redress the imbalance betwee(...)

 Fionnuala McCormack  on her way to winning the senior women’s race during the Autumn open cross country festival at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Two months after her 20th- place finish in the Rio Olympic marathon Fionnuala McCormack was bringing it all back home, winning the first race of the s(...)

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