The FAI’s mission is to promote, foster and develop the game of Association Football in Ireland. The organisation seeks to enable every Irish person to participate in our game, to allow all involved in the game to reach their full potential and to inspire the nation through international success at the highest level.

The Association gave its initial commitment of support to the 20×20 campaign in 2018 and has since signed up to the ’20×20 Charter’ with the Federation of Irish Sport. In line with the charter and on the continued recognition of heroes, the FAI proudly unveiled two tribute alcoves in FAI HQ to honour former Republic of Ireland women’s internationals Emma Byrne and Olivia O’Toole. They are the first women to be celebrated with their own showcase stands to recognise their fantastic careers.

The FAI continues to push promotion of the sport at all levels, and the recruitment last March of a Communications Executive for Women’s Football is set to propel coverage of women’s football and ensure that more good work gets highlighted.