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SUSPENSIONS & REFEREES
Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:51

3 April 2014 - the FAI has released the following press releases regarding suspensions, referee appointments and dates for the 2nd round of the EA SPORTS Cup.



Clubs are officially notified by the FAI DCU of suspensions imposed on members of their Club.

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Automatic Suspension in next League match

DEREK O'BRIEN (Galway)

SHANE REDMOND (Bray Wanderers)

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First team competitive as and from Monday 31 March

WILLIE ENUBELE (ex-Salthill Devon)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

RUAIRI KEATING (Finn Harps)

1 MATCH               4 Yellow Cards

ROBERT PEARSON (Drogheda United U19s)

1 MATCH               4 Yellow Cards

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Technical Officials

DAVE HILL (ex-Cobh Ramblers)              1 MATCH

MAL THOMPSON (ex-Limerick)                1 MATCH

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REFEREE APPOINTMENTS

League of Ireland Premier Division

Friday 4 April

St Patrick's Athletic v Dundalk, Richmond Park

Ref:  Padraig Sutton

Bohemians v Bray Wanderers, Dalymount Park

Ref:  Sean Grant

Cork City v Shamrock Rovers, Turner's Cross

Ref:  Robert Rogers

Derry City v Sligo Rovers, Brandywell Stadium

Ref:  Derek Tomney

Drogheda United v Athlone Town, United Park

Ref:  Jim McKell

UCD v Limerick, The UCD Bowl

Ref:  David McKeon

 

League of Ireland First Division

Friday 4 April

Galway v Cobh Ramblers, Eamonn Deacy Park

Ref:  Ray Matthews

Shelbourne v Finn Harps, Tolka Park

Ref:  Andrew Mullally

Wexford Youths v Shamrock Rovers, Ferrycarrig Park

Ref:  Simon Rogers

Saturday 5 April

Longford Town v Waterford United, City Calling Stadium

Ref:  Ben Connolly

 

League of Ireland Premier Division

Monday 7 April

Athlone Town v Bohemians, Athlone Town Stadium

Ref:  Kevin O'Regan

Bray Wanderers v St. Patrick's Athletic, Carlisle Grounds

Ref:  Neil Doyle

Dundalk v Derry City, Oriel Park

Ref:  Tomas Connolly

Limerick v Cork City, Thomond Park

Ref:  Paul Tuite

Sligo Rovers v Drogheda United, The Showgrounds

Ref:  Padraigh Sutton

Shamrock Rovers v UCD, Tallaght Stadium

Ref:  Graham Kelly

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EA SPORTS Cup 2nd Round fixtures confirmed

Fixtures have been finalised for the Second Round of the 2014 EA SPORTS Cup with matches taking place on 5 and 6 May. There is provision for extra-time and penalties if required.

 

Monday 5 May

Bray Wanderers v Dundalk, Carlisle Grounds, 3.00 pm

Cork City v Waterford United, Turner's Cross, 5.00 pm

Sligo Rovers v Derry City, The Showgrounds, 5.00 pm

Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers, United Park, 7.45 pm

Galway v Finn Harps, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45 pm

Wexford Youths v Cobh Ramblers, Ferrycarrig Park, 8.00 pm

 

Tuesday 6 May

Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic, Dalymount Park, 7.45 pm

Longford Town v Mervue United, City Calling Stadium, 7.45 pm

 
SUSPENSIONS & REFEREES
Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:58

27 March 2014 - The FAI have released the following Press Release.  Clubs are officially notified by the FAI DCU of suspensions imposed on members of their Club.

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Suspension list -

 

Automatic Suspension in next League match

ROSS GAYNOR (Sligo Rovers)

 

First team competitive as and from Monday 24 March

JAMES DERMODY (Wexford Youths)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

WILLIE ENUBELE (ex-Salthill Devon)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

PHILIP HUGHES (Drogheda United)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

SIMON KELLY (Dundalk)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

ROBERT PEARSON (Drogheda United U19s)

1 MATCH               4 Yellow Cards

Technical Officials

AARON CALLAGHAN (UCD)  1 MATCH

DAVE HILL (ex-Cobh Ramblers)  1 MATCH

MAL THOMPSON (ex-Limerick)  1 MATCH

 

 

Referee appointments -

 

League of Ireland Premier Division

Friday 28 March

Athlone Town v Cork City, Athlone Town Stadium

Ref:  Robert Harvey

Bray Wanderers v UCD, Carlisle Grounds

Ref:  Anthony Buttimer

Derry City v St Patrick's Athletic, Brandywell Stadium

Ref:  Paul McLaughlin

Dundalk v Bohemians, Oriel Park

Ref:  Paul Tuite

Limerick v Drogheda United, Thomond Park

Ref:  Graham Kelly

Shamrock Rovers v Sligo Rovers, Tallaght Stadium

Ref:  Neil Doyle

League of Ireland First Division

Friday 28 March

Waterford United v Wexford Youths, RSC

Ref:  Keith Callanan

 

Saturday 29 March

Cobh Ramblers v Longford Town, St Colman's Park

Ref:  Kevin O'Regan

Finn Harps v Galway FC, Finn Park

Ref:  John McLoughlin

Sunday 30 March

Shamrock Rovers v Shelbourne, Tallaght Stadium

Ref:  Jim McKell

 


 
SUSPENSIONS & REFEREES
Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:17

Please note that this Press Release is for information purposes for members of the media and the general public. Clubs are officially notified by the FAI DCU of suspensions imposed on members of their Club.

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Automatic Suspension in next League match

SHANE NOLAN (Wexford Youths)

 

First team competitive as and from Monday 17 March

GAVIN BRENNAN (Drogheda United)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

DAVID CASSIDY (Bray Wanderers)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

JAMES DERMODY (Wexford Youths)

2 MATCHES           Additional Red Card Suspension

WILLIE ENUBELE (ex-Salthill Devon)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

PHILIP HUGHES (Drogheda United)

2 MATCHES           Additional Red Card Suspension

SIMON KELLY (Dundalk)

2 MATCHES           Additional Red Card Suspension

ROBERT PEARSON (Drogheda United U19s)

1 MATCH               4 Yellow Cards

 

Technical Officials

AARON CALLAGHAN (UCD)                    2 MATCHES

DAVE HILL (ex-Cobh Ramblers)              1 MATCH

SHANE KEEGAN (Wexford Youths)        1 MATCH

MAL THOMPSON (ex-Limerick)             1 MATCH


FIXTURES & REFEREE APPOINTMENTS

League of Ireland Premier Division

Friday 21 March

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers, Dalymount Park

Ref:  Padraigh Sutton

Cork City v Bray Wanderers, Turner's Cross

Ref:  Derek Tomney

Drogheda United v Derry City, United Park

Ref:  Robert Rogers

UCD v Athlone Town, The UCD Bowl

Ref:  Sean Grant

 

Saturday 22 March

St Patrick's Athletic v Limerick, Richmond Park

Ref:  Tomas Connolly

Sligo Rovers v Dundalk, The Showgrounds

Ref:  David McKeon

 

League of Ireland First Division

Friday 21 March

Galway FC v Shamrock Rovers, Eamonn Deacy Park

Ref:  Ben Connolly

Finn Harps v Cobh Ramblers, Finn Park

Ref:  Eoghan O'Shea

Shelbourne v Waterford United, Tolka Park

Ref:  Kevin O'Regan

Wexford Youths v Longford Town, Ferrycarrig Park

Ref:  Andrew Mullally

 

 

Setanta Sports Cup Semi-Finals, 1st leg

Monday 24 March

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk, Tallaght Stadium

Ref:  Paul Tuite

 

Tuesday 25 March

Sligo Rovers v St Patrick's Athletic, The Showgrounds

Ref:  IFA - TBC

 
SUSPENSIONS & REFEREES
Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:34

Please note that this Press Release is for information purposes for members of the media and the general public. Clubs are officially notified by the FAI DCU of suspensions imposed on members of their Club.

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Automatic Suspension in next League match

GAVIN BRENNAN (Drogheda United)

DAVID CASSIDY (Bray Wanderers)

JAMES DERMODY (Wexford Youths)

SHANE DUGGAN (Limerick)

JOHN DUNLEAVY (Cork City)

PHILIP HUGHES (Drogheda United)

SIMON KELLY (Dundalk)

Automatic Suspension in next First team competitive match (sent-off in losing EA SPORTS Cup match)

ADAM O'CONNOR (Shelbourne)

 

First team competitive as and from Monday 10 March

WILLIE ENUBELE (ex-Salthill Devon)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

NOEL HAVERTY (Longford Town)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

SHANE O'CONNOR (Bray Wanderers)

1 MATCH               Additional Red Card Suspension

ROBERT PEARSON (Drogheda United U19s)

1 MATCH               4 Yellow Cards

 

Technical Officials

AARON CALLAGHAN (UCD)                                     3 MATCHES

DAVE HILL (ex-Cobh Ramblers)                                  1 MATCH

MAL THOMPSON (ex-Limerick)                                  1 MATCH

 


 

Referee appointments -

League of Ireland Premier Division

Friday 14 March

Athlone Town v Shamrock Rovers, Athlone Town Stadium

Ref:  Tomas Connolly

Bohemians v Drogheda United, Dalymount Park

Ref:  David McKeon

Bray Wanderers v Sligo Rovers, Carlisle Grounds

Ref:  Graham Kelly

Dundalk v Limerick, Oriel Park

Ref:  Paul McLaughlin

St Patrick's Athletic v UCD, Richmond Park

Ref:  Paul Tuite

Sunday 16 March

Derry City v Cork City, Brandywell Stadium

Ref:  Neil Doyle

 

League of Ireland First Division

Friday 14 March

Waterford United v Galway, RSC

Ref:  Anthony Buttimer

Wexford Youths v Cobh Ramblers, Ferrycarrig Park

Ref:  Jim McKell

Saturday 15 March

Longford Town v Shelbourne, City Calling Stadium

Ref:  Robert Harvey

Sunday 16 March

Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps, Tallaght Stadium

Ref:  Ray Matthews

 
DATE SET FOR AGM
Monday, 20 January 2014 12:36

The PFAI Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 February 2014.

The AGM will be held at 6pm at the PFAI Offices, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.  Access to the campus is via the traffic lights at the entrance to the National Aquatic Centre on Snugbrough Road, Dublin 15

Please contact the PFAI offices for more details - 01 899 9350.

 
No fairy tale ending for Ireland
Thursday, 09 January 2014 16:26
Ireland 0 Sweden 0 (Sweden win 3-2 on penalties) ...

Stuart Gilhooly reports from the Vallhall Arena in Oslo ...

No fairy tale ending as Ireland pay penalty again ...

Scandinavia is well known for its fairy tales but clearly Hans Christian Andersen didn't make it to Norway. The scene was set for two of Ireland's forgotten men, Gary Dunphy and Joe Coll, to live happily ever after as Ireland sought to break a three year penalty hoodoo at this tournament.

Nobody told Sweden as they clinically dispatched all three of their penalties past Coll while Dunphy was unlucky to see his decent effort excellently saved by Kjell Jonsson.

An entertaining game had ended scoreless though both sides had looked jaded after their semi-final exertions only hours earlier. Dean Kelly and Keith Quinn were Ireland's scorers from the spot.

Ireland's best chances fell to a lively Tiarnan Mulvenna who was unlucky to see close range shots blocked on two occasions. Mark Griffin looked lively in the early stages as he looked to take on his man on every occasion but like a lot of the players who played both games he tired as the game wore on.

Glenn Cronin and Robert Bayly covered every corner of this huge pitch before finally giving into fatigue in the second half. The revelation of this tie was Stefan McKevitt who came in at right back and looked very comfortable throughout. Remarkably, he was without a club last year but at 26, he looks a great acquisition for any team short in this area.

Dean Kelly continued to shine and was probably Ireland's player of the tournament. He ran the channels to great effect, won headers and held the ball up all day long.

While the quality on display in this match was understandably lower than against Finland, there was no question of any players going through the motions. Crunching tackles and gut sapping tracking back were in evidence from start to finish.

It may be a minor tournament but putting on the green jersey always draws that little bit extra. Playing for your career means even more.

As always there will be winners and losers but by far the most important part is the return to fitness and prominence of some of our best players with a reminder to managers not only in Ireland but also in Scandinavia that they are available and hungry.

There was no fairytale ending on the day but a happy ending to this story is the sweet sound of pen swishing on contract.

PFAI Ireland: Coll, McKevitt, Sullivan, Doyle, Powell, Cronin, Bayly, Brady, Mulvenna, Griffin, Kelly

 

 
Ireland beaten at the Finnish.
Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:32

Riski Business as Ireland beaten at the Finnish ...

Stuart Gilhooly reports from the Vallhall Arena in Oslo ...

Football is often a game of inches. With 10 minutes to go in a game that was tightly wound and hanging by a thread, substitute Tiarnan Mulvenna curled a right footed strike from the edge of the box which looked for a split second like it might drop in.  Instead, it clattered off the crossbar and while Robert Bayly headed the rebound against a Finnish defender, his claim for handball went unheeded. The Finns broke quickly and found themselves one on one with Joe Coll. Coll did superbly to save twice before Roope Riski rammed home the third opportunity.

In fairness, it was no more than they deserved after dominating the second half of a high quality game. Some veteran observers of this tournament couldn't remember a better contest and it was generally felt that this Finnish side is the best side to have graced the Vallhall Arena in the annual four way match-up.

It was to Ireland's credit that they kept pace with a team containing three former full internationals and another five players that have represented Finland at under-age level. They couldn't have started any better either. Five minutes in, after some earlier Finnish pressure, Mark Griffin found Dean Kelly with a lovely touch. Kelly swivelled and played a raking pass with the outside of his foot to the marauding Don Cowan. Cowan, showing his customary lightening pace, left the full back for dead and crossed menacingly into the box where Finnish defender Johan Brunell clumsily put the ball through his own net.

As expected, the Finns didn't take this early shock lying down. They grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck but relied on a large slice of luck for the goal that drew them level. A long ball over the top behind Peter Higgins saw Riski, who looked suspiciously offside, loop the ball over the onrushing Coll. What happened next will haunt Liam O'Brien's men for some time to come. As the ball dropped towards the goal, it didn't look like it would have the pace to get there so Patrick Poutiainen, who seemed to be at least five yards offside, helped the ball in. Despite huge uproar from the Irish bench, the offside flag stayed by the referee's assistant's side and the goal was astonishingly allowed to stand.

To the team's credit, they refused to let this injustice get them down and, as the first half progressed, Don Cowan continued to terrorise the left full back while the Finns probed but failed to test Coll again before half time.

The second half saw the Finns up the tempo and they dominated possession for much of this period. Riski, who has played in Serie A, was a constant thorn and while Glenn Cronin and Robert Bayly guarded the back four like underfed Doberman dogs, they were steadily pushed further and further back.

As the clock ticked on though, it looked like Coll who made a number of important saves in the second half, could have a further chance to enhance his burgeoning reputation as a penalty shootout beckoned.

Riski put paid to those ambitions but the Irish can be proud of themselves. Conor Powell looked every inch a Premier Division full back while Cronin and Bayly excelled in the middle. The Finnish left full will be seeing Don Cowan's heels in his nightmares while Dean Kelly led the line with aggression and will surely be snapped up by one of the leading Premier Division clubs before the season starts. The forgotten man, Joe Coll, not 20 till next month, showed glimpses of why Manchester United signed him and it's inconceivable that he won't attract interest in the next few weeks.

The next game sees the Irish team up against Sweden who were beaten 3-1 by Norway in the other semi-final. Other squad members will be given a chance to shine. This team deserves some luck and a certain linesman needs a trip to Specsavers.

PFAI Ireland: Coll, Higgins, Doyle, Sullivan, Powell, Bayly, Cronin, Cowan, Griffin, Quinn, Kelly

 

 
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