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# fai - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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.

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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
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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.

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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.

# fai - Sunday 24 March, 2013

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11 objects that belong in the Robbie Keane museum (if anyone ever builds it)

If Leo Messi can have his own museum, why can’t Tallaght’s finest?

# fai - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Caption Time: McClean gives Green the long and short of it

Good night out in Stockholm, boys?

# fai - Thursday 21 March, 2013

‘A pub player’ – Thoughts from the fans who watch Ireland’s footballers every week

How John O’Shea and co are getting on at their clubs.

# fai - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Retire? I’ve still got 4 or 5 years left, insists Robbie Keane

With their German nightmare behind them, Robbie Keane is ready to lead Ireland into Friday’s make-or-break World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

# fai - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

7 things we learned from John Delaney’s Sky Sports interview FAI

7 things we learned from John Delaney’s Sky Sports interview

The channel aired a feature which gave a rare insight into the FAI chief executive’s life this morning.

# fai - Monday 18 March, 2013

Cardiff, anyone? Ireland invited around for neighbourly August friendly

The Boys in Green will play Wales at the start of next season.

# fai - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Own up, who had money on Trap to outlast Kidney?

The Cork native will be hoping for a resounding win over France to allow him some breathing room.

# fai - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

What do you make of Ireland’s new jersey?

It looks like the FAI and Umbro are about to release another new kit.

Brady: I’ve no interest in becoming Ireland manager

Liam Brady is set to leave his Arsenal post next summer but he insists that a return to senior management is his plans for the future.

# fai - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Broken baby toes and some of the worst excuses in sport Really? This post contains images

Broken baby toes and some of the worst excuses in sport

Rory McIlroy’s toothache is just the latest in a long line.

# fai - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Interview: Quinn embarks on Swedish adventure

One of Ireland’s brightest footballing talents has decided it’s the right time to make the move abroad in order to further her career.

# fai - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Good news, Trap! Marc Wilson expected to play in Stoke friendly today

Stoke host Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

# fai - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Trap blast leaves Kelly’s international future in doubt

Stephen Kelly’s chances of featuring against Sweden and Austria appear slim following strong criticism from manager Giovanni Trapattoni today.

# fai - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Ireland v Poland: Clark’s credentials boosted by Villa struggle

Captain John O’Shea says his young defensive partner is showing his true colours, despite Aston Villa’s poor league form.