No More SuperLeagues: Europe-wide Petition Calls for Action 

April 28, 2022

Irish supporters at home and abroad are being asked to sign a petition calling for the European Commission to act against the formation of so-called “SuperLeagues”. 2021’s failed bid to launch a closed-shop SuperLeague for a select number of clubs sent shockwaves through European football – a move that would have impacted clubs and supporters at all levels of the game, including Ireland.  A new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) calls…


IFSP Seeks Views of Fans on the Future of Irish Football

October 29, 2021

Following on from the 2021 FAI AGM, at which a draft strategic plan for the years 2022-2025 was presented, the FAI are now engaging in a process of consultation with stakeholders. The Irish Supporters Network, along with our colleagues in the Irish Football Supporters Partnership (IFSP), are seeking the views of Irish football fans on the direction of football in the country. These views will form the basis of the…


Fans Back Protocols to Allow for Return to Stadia

March 11, 2021

Irish football supporters are anxious to return to grounds across the country as soon as possible and the overwhelming majority will adhere to Covid-19 public health guidance in order to do so, a survey has found. Supporters listed financial support of their club, football being their main pastime, and football as a key social outlet as the top motivations behind their desire to return. On the eve of the new…


Fans Survey: Views on Return to Stadia in Ireland needed

January 30, 2021

The Irish Football Supporters Partnership (IFSP) represents fans on FAI Council and is currently working with the FAI on Return to Stadia protocols. This survey aims to understand how supporters feel about measures that will allow us to return to live football in time. All responses are appreciated and all shares / RTs will help our efforts. Complete the survey here. The Irish Supporters Network (ISN) is working on behalf…


Supporters Need To Be Heard in ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Debate

May 21, 2020

Supporters have mixed views on how the League of Ireland should proceed in 2020 but are supportive of measures to help their clubs through the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey by the Irish Supporters Network (ISN) has found. Asked if they support ‘Behind Closed Doors’ for the League, 52.7% of participants said they were in favour with 47.3% against the idea. Feedback from individual supporters on this specific question included…


Cobh Ramblers Cooperative Society Limited joins ISN

July 16, 2019

Cobh Ramblers Cooperative Society Limited has become the newest member of the Irish Supporters Network (ISN). Image credit: Ciara Aherne The cooperative was formed last month (June 2019) and aims to re-establish strong community ties and partnerships within Cobh town and Cork more broadly. “The new Board of Cobh Ramblers recognises the importance of greater engagement with our local community and re-igniting the great amount of goodwill that exists for the…