Michael D. Higgins

First Citizen of Football

The Irish season kicks off with the 2017 President’s Cup this weekend, when League of Ireland champions Dundalk travel to FAI Cup winners Cork City in the curtain-raiser to the domestic campaign. The Irish version of the Community Shield was initiated to honour our football-loving first citizen, Michael D. Higgins.

President’s Cup to Kick-Off New Season

To honour our football-loving first citizen, the FAI have announced details of the President’s Cup which will see the League of Ireland champions play the FAI Cup winners a week before the season kick-off

Passage of Play: President Higgins

“(I’m) prevented by the Constitution from talking about soccer managers’ decisions” – President Michael D. Higgins on the search for the new Irish manager.

Happy Birthday Mr. President

To celebrate President Higgins’ 72nd birthday, we’re paying tribute to Ireland’s football-mad first citizen.