On The Late Late Show…
…Jennifer O’Brien writes:
Former Republic of Ireland striker and Sunderland Chair Niall Quinn will tell Ryan about his new role trying to revamp the FAI…
In her first interview since becoming a mother to baby Sophia, former Miss World Rosanna Davison joins Ryan to discuss her surrogacy journey…
As Mullingar impressionist Conor Moore prepares to launch his own show in the US, he joins Ryan to chat about working with some of the biggest golf stars in the world…
With the Press Photographer of the Year Awards taking place tomorrow night, we will take a look at some of this year’s fantastic images from Ireland’s press photographers.
Andrew Fitzsimons, the Dubliner who climbed the ranks on the hair and beauty scene in Hollywood joins Ryan to discuss his star-studded line of work….
Plus, we will be joined by people featuring in an upcoming documentary which centres around Homeless Street Football and the Homeless World Cup.
Cry Monster Cry will be in studio to perform.
The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.
In a statement, the FAI says:
“Niall is a former professional football player who has represented the Republic of Ireland national team 92 times, as well as playing in the English top flight for Arsenal FC, Manchester City FC and Sunderland AFC.
As well as being a former board member of Sport Ireland, Niall is the former Chairman of Sunderland AFC and a successful businessman across diverse industries in Ireland and abroad.
In addressing the current challenges facing the FAI, the executive team want to ensure that the organisation’s core objective of the promotion and development of the game of football in Ireland is prioritised.
Niall’s role with the team will focus on leading a future League of Ireland strategy, the overall development of the game in Ireland, including supporting grassroots and community initiatives together with our player pathway programmes.
Niall will also focus on helping restoring and building key relationships and trust with key peer groups and the media.
Gary Owens, FAI interim CEO, said: “We are really pleased that someone of Niall’s calibre is joining the team. Football is such an important game in this country at every level.
“Niall not only brings great insight and experience to developing the game but is passionate about football in Ireland – his energy and commitment is a great fit for the FAI as we begin reform of the organisation and look to create a better future for football in Ireland.”
Niall Quinn appointed as Interim Deputy CEO (FAI)
“Can you see the sky?”
Niall Quinn + Satellite television technology + neck-warming sweater & ‘dad’ jeans = Q-Sat.