Delaney offers to leave FAI role amid financial controversy

Soccer 04/15/19, 15:27

John Delaney has offered to step aside from his newly created role in the Football Association of Ireland amid fallout from a financial controversy.It jeopardizes Delaney's job in UEFA's executive committee, with German official Reinhard Grindel having resigned from his role as vice president of European soccer's governing body last ...

UEFA charges Ireland for tennis balls protest by fans

Sports 03/28/19, 06:26

UEFA says it charged Ireland for fans throwing tennis balls on the pitch to stop play, in protest against the national soccer federation's top official.John Delaney, an elected member of UEFA's executive committee, has been criticized by Irish lawmakers and this week moved aside from his long-time job as federation ...

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland’s Dublin Airport

Europe 02/21/19, 09:05

Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted Thursday after a drone was spotted over the airfield.The airport said the Irish Aviation Authority suspended flights for 30 minutes after a confirmed sighting by a pilot at around 1130GMT."As there were no further drone sighting within the 30-minute ...

British, Irish leaders to meet amid Brexit tensions

Europe 02/08/19, 04:03

The British and Irish leaders are meeting to discuss the Irish border — and mend fences — amid a tense U.K.-EU standoff over Brexit.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will dine with Irish premier Leo Varadkar in Dublin to press her case for changes to Britain's divorce deal with the EU. ...

Video assistant referee set for Champions League this season

Soccer 12/02/18, 17:43

Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season.People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized ...

McCarthy returns as Ireland coach, Kenny to succeed him

Soccer 11/25/18, 17:44

Mick McCarthy has returned for his second stint as Republic of Ireland coach, replacing Martin O'Neill, who left Tuesday after five years in charge.The Football Association of Ireland said Sunday that McCarthy would stay in charge for two years, and that Stephen Kenny, who was taking immediate charge of the ...

How to qualify for soccer’s 2020 European Championship

Soccer 11/20/18, 19:02

With the inaugural Nations League program ending Tuesday, the 2020 European Championship is up next for the continent's national teams.All 24 places at Euro 2020 are up for grabs when qualifying starts in March, although the Nations League helped shape the draw that will be held on Dec. 2 in ...

Gillette senior makes name for himself on the airwaves

Sports 11/14/18, 12:59

To kick off "Mingle with Engel" is an image of a golden, spinning globe throwing off city names like Hong Kong, London, Dublin, Cairo and Seoul into space.Then comes the introduction and it's clear the show is from nowhere near those locations around the world. It's from Gillette, Wyoming, and ...

Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport

Europe 09/27/18, 06:04

An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested Thursday for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down.Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take ...

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