Shane Robinson appointed as FAI Assistant Director of Football
Shane joins the Association from Shamrock Rovers where he has held the role of Academy Director since 2014 and helped establish the club’s academy as a leading player development centre in the country.
He also has experience coaching in Europe having started his coaching journey while playing with FC Haka in Finland in 2011. There he worked across their youth set-up before returning to Ireland to continue his playing career
With more than 500 League of Ireland appearances, Shane joins the FAI with huge knowledge of the domestic game and will assist on the FAI Football Pathways Plan working with EA SPORTS League of Ireland Academies and grassroots academies across the country.
Qualified with the UEFA A Licence and UEFA Elite Youth Licence his role will see him lead our underage international player development programme across the men’s and women’s pathway from Under-15s to Under-19s. He will also have responsibility for the talent and recruitment of players.
Speaking about his appointment Shane Robinson said: “I’m delighted to join the Football Association of Ireland and look forward to starting in my role. Everyone knows my passion for developing young talent in Ireland through my work at Shamrock Rovers.
"Now I have an opportunity to showcase this throughout Ireland working with all of our academies and on the international stage. It’s an exciting challenge and one that I’m relishing.”
Marc Canham, FAI Director of Football said: “We’re excited to have Shane join us at the Football Association of Ireland and have been impressed by the work he has accomplished with Shamrock Rovers. He has a great deal of knowledge and passion around the development of football in Ireland and those qualities can only benefit the game both domestically and at international level.
“He has a lot of ideas with a view to impact the development of football across Ireland, and the system as a whole, and we look forward to working with him.”