“Were it not for the events of the revolutionary period, perhaps Traynor would have found fame as a footballer and not a politician.” Donal Fallon tells the story of Irish football’s Easter rebel, Oscar Traynor.
The Republic of Ireland national squad has moved its training base to the Football Association of Ireland’s new National Training Centre at Abbotstown, Dublin. Here’s a look at the new facility.
UEFA has named Dublin as a host city for the multi-nation Euro 2020 tournament. The Irish capital will be the venue for three group games and a last 16 tie. Check out the video that formed part of the FAI’s winning bid.
The Football Association of Ireland will only have to see off six rivals in its bid to host games at the multi-nation Euro 2020 with 13 cities to be chosen from just 19 formal applications. With Scotland, Wales, and England also in the running, there’s plenty of regional competition for Dublin but the Irish are confident of success this time around despite various hurdles, including football’s usual seedy politics, scuppering us in the past.
Saddled with paying for the Aviva Stadium and with the spotlight continuing to focus on its finances, the Football Association of Ireland is in a healthier state than might be perceived, as Sport for Business recently reported.
Irish football’s head honcho John Delaney, dubbed the Godfather, gave Sky Sports News an exclusive look behind the scenes at the Football Association of Ireland this week. He spoke about his childhood, his salary, and defended the decision of the Republic to cap players from Northern Ireland.
The latest communications mishap surrounding the Irish football team should have us all clamouring for the return of Liam Brady to the management. The pundit is renowned for talking sense on RTE’s soccer panel and there’s nothing sensible about some of the talk coming from the Irish camp in recent days.
Stephen Kelly and Giovanni Trapattoni are playing out a nasty tit-for-tat row in the full glare of the media spotlight after the defender stated he was ‘shocked and disgusted’ with the manager’s comments about him this week.
James McClean and fellow members of the Irish football squad, Kevin Doyle, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Ward, Keiren Westwood, Paul McShane and Shane Long took on Today FM’s Shave or Dye charity challenge ahead of the friendly with Poland at the Aviva Stadium