Noel Mooney

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Noel Mooney, FAI general manager, speaking at a press conference at Ratoath Harps in Ratoath, Co. Meath. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

FAI general manager, Noel Mooney, has not ruled out the prospect of seeking to succeed John Delaney as chief executive of the association, a move that(...)

 Minister for  Sport Shane Ross said that “if corporate kings or queens retain positions of power for too long, they can develop bad habits”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

FAI president Donal Conway’s decision to seek re-election to the post is “mind-boggling”, Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said. Mr Ross accused Mr(...)

FAI general manager Noel Mooney said Niall Quinn’s involvement with the association  could be “of benefit to Irish football”. File photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

FAI general manager Noel Mooney says that some “brave decisions” are required if Airtricity League clubs are to achieve tangible change after a two-da(...)

Glentoran’s Michael Halliday challenges Derry’s Barry Molloy in the Setanta Cup in 2007, the last all-island tournament. File photograph:  Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

After 18 months working behind the scenes on the project, Dublin-based entrepreneur Kieran Lucid is to brief a meeting of Airtricity League clubs in A(...)

From left,  Kieran Mulvey, chairman of Sport Ireland, Donal Conway, president of the FAI, and Aidan Horan, chairman of the governance review group, at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A failure to endorse wide-ranging governance reforms could endanger key sponsorship contracts held by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), the o(...)

John Earley, head of the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland (SFAI), has stood down. Photograph: Inpho

Moves for a plethora of governance reforms to be ratified at next month’s FAI AGM have suffered a set-back after the chairman of the association’s lar(...)

Brian Kerr is on the corner of Etna Drive in Ardoyne, north Belfast. It is a wet, miserable day but the sun is shining out of a beaming Kerr who is ta(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross with undisputed lightweight world boxing champion Katie Taylor   at Dublin Airport on Tuesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said that it is “very unwise” of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to proceed with the appointment of Noel M(...)

Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy says his team are not distracted by the ongoing crisis at the FAI. Photograph: Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy has dismissed the suggestion that the Irish players might be in any way affected by the ongoing crisis at the FAI with the Republic of I(...)

Noel Mooney, with John Delaney and   Fran Gavin in 2006. Mooney shares St Michael’s roots with the former FAI chief executive. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The cheery quotes from FAI president Donal Conway contained in the press release announcing that Noel Mooney would be taking a pivotal role in the ass(...)

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