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Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Club Licensing Benchmarking Report Financial Year 2015

UEFA have released the 8th Club Licensing Benchmarking Report.

See link for reference - http://www.uefa.org/MultimediaFiles/Download/Tech/uefaorg/General/02/42/27/91/2422791_DOWNLOAD.pdf 

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Thursday, 13 April, 2017

Club Licensing Committee awards four UEFA licences

The Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland met on April 13 and awarded UEFA licences to four SSE Airtricity League clubs for the 2017/18 UEFA club competition season.

Dundalk FC will be entered in the UEFA Champions League while Cork City FC, Derry City FC and Shamrock Rovers FC will be entered in the UEFA Europa League.

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March, 2017

Club Licensing Policy Statement

The Club Licensing system plays a key role in improving football in Ireland.

It is our objective to ensure that this system is effectively run, the clubs are dealt with in a consistent, transparent, efficient and timely manner and that all relevant information is available in order to facilitate the successful award of a licence.

The core principles of the system are independence and confidentiality, especially in the decision-making process.

We aim to work with clubs to ensure their continued compliance and further development during the 2018 domestic season and the UEFA 2018/19 season.

New regulations and corresponding licensing application packs are carefully explained to applicants at training workshops, meetings and via direct correspondence.

In order to continually improve the level of services we provide to our clubs and to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our club licensing system as a whole, we involve the clubs and all major stakeholders in an annual review.

The Football Association of Ireland manages the club licensing process to ensure we meet the requirements set out in the UEFA Club Licensing Quality Standard Edition 2012. Furthermore, we are committed to complying with our own regulations as well as the applicable national law and the regulations of FIFA and UEFA.

We will ensure that those directly involved in the club licensing system are appropriately trained and fully aware of their tasks.

In order to maintain the credibility of club licensing in Ireland, it is vital that all those involved behave in an ethical manner and respect the core values of confidentality and independence. Any failure to stick to these values will be treated as a disciplinary matter.

John Delaney, FAI Chief Executive Officer

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Monday, February 13, 2017

SSE Airtricity League clubs awarded licences for 2017

Following a meeting of the Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland, 14 Premier Division and six First Division licences were awarded for the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season.

The following licences were awarded:

Premier Division
Bohemian FC, Bray Wanderers FC, Cork City FC, Derry City FC, Drogheda United FC, Dundalk FC, Finn Harps FC, Galway United FC, Limerick FC, Longford Town FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, Sligo Rovers FC, St Patrick's Athletic FC, Waterford FC

First Division
Athlone Town AFC, Cabinteely FC, Cobh Ramblers FC, Shelbourne FC, UCD AFC, Wexford FC

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

UEFA Licences awarded to SSE Airtricity League clubs

The Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland met yesterday evening and awarded UEFA Licences to four SSE Airtricity League clubs for the 2016-17 UEFA Club competition season.

Dundalk FC will be entered in the UEFA Champions League while Cork City FC, Saint Patrick’s Athletic FC and Shamrock Rovers will be entered in the Europa League.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

All SSE Airtricity League clubs awarded licences

Following a meeting of the Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland, 16 Premier Division licences and four First Division licences were awarded for the 2016 SSE Airtricity League season. The following 2016 licences were awarded:

Premier Division: Athlone Town FC, Bohemian FC, Bray Wanderers FC, Cork City FC, Derry City FC, Drogheda United FC, Dundalk FC, Finn Harps FC, Galway United FC, Limerick FC, Longford Town FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, Sligo Rovers FC, St. Patrick's Athletic FC, Waterford United FC, Wexford Youths FC.

First Division: Cabinteely FC, Cobh Ramblers FC, UCD FC, Shelbourne FC.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

UEFA release the 7th Club Licensing Benchmarking Report

 http://www.uefa.org/protecting-the-game/club-licensing-and-financial-fair-play/news/newsid=2295968.html

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Independent Club Licencing Committe awards four UEFA licences

The Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland met yesterday evening and awarded UEFA Licences to four SSE Airtricity League clubs for the 2015-16 UEFA Club competition season.

Dundalk FC will be entered in the UEFA Champions League while Cork City FC, Saint Patrick's Athletic FC and Shamrock Rovers will be entered in the UEFA Europa League.

February 23, 2015

Independent Club Licensing Committee awards licences to Athlone, Bray and Cobh

The Independent Club Licensing Committee met this evening to consider further information submitted by Athlone Town FC, Bray Wanderers FC and Cobh Ramblers FC

The Committee has subsequently awarded a Premier Division licence to Bray Wanders and a First Division licence to Athlone Town FC and Cobh Ramblers FC.

The final confirmed make-up of the SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions are as follows:

Premier Division:

Bohemians, Bray Wanderers, Cork City, Derry City, Drogheda United, Dundalk, Galway United, Limerick, Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, St Patrick’s Athletic

First Division:

Athlone Town, Cabinteely, Cobh Ramblers, Finn Harps, UCD, Shelbourne, Wexford Youths, Waterford 

February 17, 2015

Independent Club Licencing Committee awards licences for 2015 SSE Airtricity League season

Following a meeting of the Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland, twelve Premier Division licences and four First Division  licences were awarded for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season.

The Licensing Committee has reserved a decision on the remaining Licences until next Monday 23rd February after seeking a further clarification from Bray Wanderers in relation to its application and pending the satisfactory receipt of further information from Cobh Ramblers FC and Athlone Town FC.

Clubs have five working days from the date of the decision notice to lodge an appeal.

The following 2015 licences were awarded by the Independent Club Licensing Committee:

Premier Division

Bohemian FC, Cork City FC, Derry City FC , Drogheda United FC, Dundalk FC, Galway United FC, Limerick FC, Longford FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, Sligo Rovers FC, Waterford United FC, St. Patricks Athletic FC,  .

First Division:

Finn Harps FC, UCD FC, Shelbourne FC, Wexford Youths FC,

(Cabinteely FC were issued a First Division Licence on 28th January)

January 28, 2015

FAI Licensing Committee awards First Division Licence to Cabinteely FC

2015 SSE AIrtricity League First Division fixtures released at 2pm tomorrow

The Football Association of Ireland Licensing Committee met this morning to discuss Cabinteely FC’s application for a First Division Licence which was subsequently awarded subject to the completion of necessary paperwork.

Speaking today, Fran Gavin, FAI Competitions Director said: “I would like to welcome Cabinteely FC into the SSE Airtricity League. We have been involved in discussions with the club in recent months. They have good structures in place and good foundations on which to build a First Division side that can compete nationally. They were accepted as a member of the SSE Airtricity League following receipt of a number of expressions of interest and subsequent discussions. Cabinteely will be filling the position left vacant by Shamrock Rovers and are set to join Athlone Town, Cobh Ramblers, Finn Harps Shelbourne, UCD, Waterford United and Wexford Youths in the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Division.”

Cabinteely FC will play their home matches at Blackrock RFC’s ground in Stradbrook and preparations are already well underway for the 2015 season which starts on March 6.

Pearse Toale of Cabinteely FC commented: “Cabinteely FC are delighted to become a new member of the SSE Airtricity League. We believe this to be a natural progression for the club and builds on the very strong foundation of our under-age structures and provides a pathway for our players to the SSE Airtricity League. We look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead with great enthusiasm and commitment. We would like to thank Blackrock College RFC for their help in making this possible.”

The 2015 SSE AIrtricity League First Division fixtures will now be released at 2pm tomorrow

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2015 Club Licensing Manual and Application

The 2015 Club Licensing Manual and Application were sent out today. All clubs applying for a licence for the 2015 season have until the 28th of November to complete and return to the Club Licensing Department. Financial information is due to be submitted by 30th January 2015.

Friday, May 2, 2014

UEFA Licences awarded to SSE Airtricity League clubs

The Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland met yesterday evening and awarded UEFA Licences to four SSE Airtricity League clubs for the 2014-15 UEFA Club competition season.

Saint Patrick’s Athletic will be entered in the UEFA Champions League while Derry City, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk will be entered in the Europa League.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
 
Club Licensing Committee awards Licences for 2014 Season
 
Following a meeting of the Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland, 14 Premier Division licences, four First Division licences and two conditional First Division licences were awarded for the 2014 SSE Airtricity League season.
 
Cobh Ramblers FC and Wexford Youths FC were awarded a conditional First Division Licence pending the satisfactory receipt of further information.
 
Clubs have five working days from the date of the decision notice to lodge an appeal.
 
The following 2014 licences were awarded by the Independent Club Licensing Committee:
 
Premier Licence
Athlone Town FC, Bohemian FC, Bray Wanderers FC, Cork City FC, Derry City FC, Drogheda United FC, Dundalk FC,  Limerick FC, Longford Town FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, Shelbourne FC, Sligo Rovers FC, St Patrick's Athletic FC, UCD AFC.
 
First Division Licence
Finn Harps FC, Galway FC, Shamrock Rovers (First Division Team), Waterford United FC.
 
Conditional First Division Licence
Cobh Ramblers FC, Wexford Youths FC