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# fai - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Finding new manager will take time, says Ireland headhunter Ruud Dokter

Dokter and Ray Houghton continue their search for Giovanni Trapattoni’s replacement.

# fai - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Check out this brilliant short documentary on former LOI player Mark Rutherford

“McManaman’s a millionaire, Andy Cole’s a millionaire, I’m over here just paying my mortgage.”

King grasps opportunity to leave his mark on Ireland squad

With little to play for in the remaining two World Cup qualifiers, the new caretaker manager will attempt to make the most of his short time in charge.

# fai - Friday 27 September, 2013

A few words from the new Ireland (caretaker) manager

The FAI caught up with Kinger before he heads over to England to take in a few games.

# fai - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Opinion: Have the FAI gotten us into another fine mess?

Why appointing Noel King seems tantamount to snubbing Martin O’Neill.

Everything you wanted to know about Noel King but were afraid to ask

Including his four stints with Shamrock Rovers, beating Italy away and fond memories in the north of France.

# fai - Monday 23 September, 2013

Noel King appointed as Ireland caretaker manager

The FAI look set to delay bringing in a full-time manager until qualification for Euro 2016 begins.

# fai - Friday 20 September, 2013

Ireland confirmed as one of 32 possible hosts for Euro 2020

Host cities for the 60th anniversary tournament will be chosen in September of next year.

Ireland job? Give it to Keano, says Katie Taylor

Strong Cork bias as Taylor names Keane and Sonia O’Sullivan as her childhood heroes.

# fai - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Ireland’s Over 40s downed by Czech great Jan Koller

The legendary striker was the difference between the two sides over the weekend.

# fai - Monday 16 September, 2013

Opinion: Why Stephen Ireland deserves sympathy rather than scorn

The Stoke City midfielder has this week suggested he is considering a return to the international set-up.

# fai - Saturday 14 September, 2013

From Taoiseach calls on Government to ‘look busy’: The week’s news skewed Not The News

Taoiseach calls on Government to ‘look busy’: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: FAI looks for a manager who speaks English, Obama considers what to do about the Seanad, and Dáil reform ‘completely unnecessary’.

# fai - Friday 13 September, 2013

John Giles cares about the Boys in Green again

A week on from the defeat to Sweden, John Giles has rediscovered reason to be hopeful for Irish football.

# fai - Thursday 12 September, 2013

O’Neill wants managerial return, but no contact made by FAI

The Northern Irishman says John Delaney has yet to pick up the phone.

John Delaney: FAI could look to foreign manager again

The Association chief says the board will meet over the next week to draw up a job description.

# fai - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

15 of the most memorable quotes from Trap’s Ireland career

The Italian has come out with some great lines over the past five years.

Trapattoni: what the players said

Robbie, Shane Long, Simon Cox and more pay tribute to Trap as his Ireland reign comes to an end.

From Trapattoni Waving Goodbye Pic of The Day Arrivederci

Trapattoni Waving Goodbye Pic of The Day

It’s so hard to say goodbye…

Dunphy: Martin O’Neill is the man we are looking for

FAI begin the hunt for next Ireland manager after parting ways with Giovanni Trapattoni.

Lack of quality players could turn O’Neill off Ireland job — Liam Brady

Brady is “very, very worried about the future of Irish football.”

Mille grazie, Manuela: in appreciation of Ireland’s favourite interpreter

Manuela Spinelli says it was “an incredible honour” to work with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland.

Who’s next? 10 men who could replace Trap as Ireland manager

Trap’s gone — but who will take up the reins?

Trap leaves Irish football in a better state than he found it — Delaney

The FAI chief refused to be drawn on questions on his own position.

Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’

Trap’s five-year reign as Ireland boss comes to an end following 1-0 defeat in Austria.

# fai - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

FAI ‘considering the position’ of Trapattoni after Austria defeat

The Italian appears to have accepted defeat in his aim of continuing as Ireland boss in 2014.

One last roll of the dice as Vienna waits for Trap and Ireland

Trap gambles on Green and Pilkington for crucial World Cup qualifier in Vienna.

# fai - Monday 9 September, 2013

Anthony Pilkington, Paul Green to start for Ireland vs Austria

Giovanni Trapattoni has made two changes for tomorrow night’s game in Vienna.

# fai - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Cox ready to kick-start season after ‘freak’ injury

Simon Cox hopes to get the nod when Giovanni Trapattoni names his team to face Sweden on Friday.

# fai - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

4-4-2 Ireland’s best bet against Sweden — Tardelli

Ireland assistant Marco Tardelli said James McCarthy faces “an important year” after sealing a deadline-day move to Everton.

# fai - Thursday 8 August, 2013

McGeady the latest to withdraw from Ireland squad

Rumours of Liam Brady’s impeding call up cannot be confirmed.

# fai - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Trapattoni wanted to talk to Mrs Duff about Damien’s retirement

And you’ll never guess where he received his golden 100th cap.

# fai - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Longford Town player hit with 18-month ban on betting charges

The FAI has tonight released a statement finding Colm James guilty on six counts of breaching its rulebook.

# fai - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Trapattoni is one of the world’s outstanding coaches – Hodgson

The England manager has also warned supporters at Wembley against singing anti-IRA chants.

# fai - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th

Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.

# fai - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Setanta Sports Cup to introduce goal-line assistants next week

Tournament organisers confirmed that the two additional assistant referees will be used for this year’s semi-finals and final.

# fai - Friday 5 April, 2013

FAI appoint the brilliantly named Ruud Dokter as their new High Performance Director

The Dutchman will begin his role in overseeing the development of the association later this year, it was announced today.

# fai - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Football culture? We’ve got plenty… here’s 13 things every Irish soccer fan knows… Give It A Lash This post contains videos
From There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs Alcohol Sponsorship

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.

From Oireachtas agenda: Alcohol sponsorship, court reporting and animal welfare Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Alcohol sponsorship, court reporting and animal welfare

Representatives from three of the country’s most prominent sports bodies will discuss banning alcohol sponsorship today.

# fai - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Austria, World Cup qualifier

Here’s how it all unfolded in a World Cup qualifier that neither country could afford to lose.