PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As the Government announced a new range of measures aimed at combating the spread of the Covid-19 virus and extended those already in place until at l(...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross. “We are encouraged by the willingness of all parties and the determination of all parties to reach a solution which avoids examinership or liquidation.”Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is prepared to pay up to €5 million per year as part of an emerging deal to safeguard the future of Irish football and the Football Ass(...)

 FAI president Donal Conway at the publication of the association’s  accounts at  Abbotstown in  Dublin last Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Football Association of Ireland employees may not know until after Christmas what impact the funding crisis at the organisation will have on their job(...)

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(...)

An image tweeted by the Garda on Tuesday after announcing the searches at Limerick FC. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Two investigations are now under way into unusual betting patterns on two football matches involving Limerick FC, the Football Association of Ireland (...)

Tiger Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a winner-take-all $9 million match-play event on November 23rd in Las Vegas. Photograph: EPA/Tannen Maury
When the final whistle blows

The rewards of a successful sporting career at the top level are well-known. English Premier League footballers can earn hundreds of thousands of euro(...)

Lissywollen Stadium, the home of Athlone Town FC. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Two professional soccer players suspended for a year following an investigation into match fixing have secured temporary High Court injunctions over t(...)

Igor Labuts: Athlone Town’s Latvian goalkeeper has been banned by the FAI  from playing football for a year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Both the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland and Athlone Town have resolved to support the efforts of Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan to (...)

 Lissywollen Stadium, the home of Athlone Town. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Athlone Town players Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan have both been suspended from football for a year after an FAI disciplinary committee found the p(...)

I’m a bit of a bystander these days, but after three years working with the PFAI as part of the union’s attempt to provide an alternative to the mains(...)

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