Monthly Archives: March 2018

Michael O’Neill and IFA Still Failing to Grasp Irish Player Eligibility Matter

The manager of the Northern Ireland football team, Michael O’Neill, provoked such a considerable degree of justified criticism last week after firing allegations of sectarianism the way of the Football Association in Ireland (FAI) that he offered on Monday last an official pre-prepared statement – under the banner of the Irish Football Association (IFA) – to […]

Did Michael O’Neill Accuse the Football Association of Ireland of Pursuing a Sectarian Recruitment Policy?

(Updated below.) On the 4th of March, MSN.com and Extra.ie co-published an article by Philip Quinn wherein the manager of the Northern Ireland football team, Michael O’Neill, was quoted as having accused the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) of employing a “sectarian” policy in respect of the association’s recruitment and selection of Irish nationals born in […]