A working party is said to be consulting with representatives of grassroots leagues to put together a policy document over the coming weeks. File photograph: Inpho

The FAI says it is preparing for the return of grassroots football as soon as the HSE and government ease restrictions sufficiently for competitive fo(...)

Flooring, Grass, Soccer - Sport, Spotted, Abstract

Irish technology developer Future Ticketing has struck deals with English Football League (EFL) clubs Fleetwood Town FC and Rochdale AFC. Future Tick(...)

Racing at Clonmel  Racecourse in Co  Tipperary on March 24th,  in front of empty stands due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Brace yourselves, folks, for a paean to racing which, despite all its problems, remains the most magnificent triviality of all. I know I’ve lost some(...)

No sector of the game will suffer, it is said, while some, such as women’s football and the League of Ireland, are to receive substantially increased funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Barely a month after the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) went to the Government seeking a package of cash or guarantees worth the €18 million it(...)

Danny Ledwith: “The job I have here is a bit of a dream job – and I’m able to do it while playing in a professional league environment.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“If you come back here, I’ll kill ya.” And so with the words of his father still ringing in his ears, Danny Ledwith returned to the airport last Jan(...)

Limerick FC: was the subject of a failed examinership process late last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Limerick FC’s High Court action against the Football Association of Ireland over what the soccer club claimed would have been its exclusion from parti(...)

Shane Ross welcomed the appointment of Roy Barrett as the FAI’s independent chairman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said the Government will look at any options put forward to assist the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) followi(...)

 Niall Quinn’s high profile may seen him targeted for a public-facing role focused on reforms aimed at improving the image of the game and reinvigorating the grassroots of Irish football. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Impending changes at the top of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) may open the door for former Ireland striker Niall Quinn to take up a role i(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is paid €1.2m  a year by FAI. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It would be a “welcome” gesture if Mick McCarthy, the manager of the Irish senior men’s soccer team, took a cut in his €1.2 million salary in light of(...)

“Grassroots football must not suffer because of mistakes made at the top of the greasy pole,”  Minister for Sport Shane Ross said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) sought an €18 million “bailout” from the Government earlier this week, Minister for Sport Shane Ross has sai(...)

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