Football in Ireland has a rich history dating back to the 19th Century. First introduced to the island of Ireland in the 1860s, football has grown to become the most popular sport in the country, with over 450,000 people regularly involved in the game.
From the introduction of the sport to Ireland in the 1860s, through to the foundation of the FAI in the 1920s, and the success enjoyed by our international teams in the years since, you can read all about the history of football in Ireland by selecting from the relevant links below.
26-08-2014 - Shelbourne v St Patrick‚Äôs Athletic replay called off
25-08-2014 - FAI extends sympathy to Fiona O‚ÄôSullivan and Lamont family
23-08-2014 - National and International Fixture List (Aug 23-31)
14-08-2014 - Launch of FAI Referee School of Excellence 2015/16 (SOE7)
11-08-2014 - Ireland to take on USA in Aviva Stadium
11-08-2014 - Raheny United clock up second win in UEFA Women's Champion's League
10-08-2014 - St Michael's triumph in Tom Hand Cup final
26-07-2014 - Volunteers honoured at FAI AGM
18-07-2014 - National and International Fixture List (July 19 - 27)
14-07-2014 - Westmeath ready for FAI AGM and Festival of Football
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