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# 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

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.

# fai - Sunday 24 March, 2013

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

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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.

Sink or swim as Trap picks Sammon to lead Ireland’s line

Derby County’s Conor Sammon makes his Ireland debut in tonight’s friendly against Poland.

# fai - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

New tactics? Ireland go green to promote ‘Shave or Dye 2013’

The sight of McShane’s green mohawk will give Poland’s strikers a sleepless night. Is that the plan?

Are they your shooting boots, Jeff? Hendrick delighted with senior call

“To get on the pitch, even for a second, that would be incredible.”

Brady eyeing big steps for club and country

Hull winger Robbie Brady is in line to win his fifth Irish cap in tomorrow’s friendly against Poland.

# fai - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Andrews, McCarthy and Brady scoop prizes at FAI awards night

The annual ceremony was held at RTE earlier tonight.

‘Feed the fish and he will score’: Sammon hoping to make Ireland sing

Derby County striker Conor Sammon is in line to make his senior international debut in Wednesday’s friendly against Poland.

Trapattoni backs new boys to show their quality

Wes Hoolahan and Alex Pearce both sat out training this morning as preparations begin for Wednesday’s friendly against Poland.

# fai - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Trap likely to show his hand against Poland — Houghton

Giovanni Trapattoni will have one eye on next month’s qualification double-header when he names his team for next week’s friendly, Ray Houghton says.

# fai - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Trap casts doubt over a return for Given

The Ireland boss is uncertain about the fitness of Richard Dunne, meanwhile.

# fai - Monday 21 January, 2013

Anthony Pilkington in Ireland squad for Poland friendly

Pilkington is one of five uncapped players included in the squad to face Poland on 6 February.

# fai - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Happy birthday, Steve Staunton! Here are 9 reasons we still love Stan

Okay, so the management thing didn’t work out but he’s still an Irish football legend.

# fai - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Remember these? The 17 iconic moments that defined Euro 2012

It seems like a lifetime ago now.. but relive the madness with this collection of images.

# fai - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Roy Keane in the mix for Nottingham Forest return as club sack manager Sean O’Driscoll

Former Forest favourite could return to the City Ground after the club’s Kuwati owners fired their coach despite a win.

# fai - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Ireland’s soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions

There was a range of emotions; from very frustrated to incredibly annoyed.