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…


ISN publishes its submission to FAI Governance Reform Group

May 26, 2019

The Irish Supporters Network made a submission to the FAI Governance Reform Group on May 20th, and has now made that document available to the general public and interested stakeholders. It is ISN’s view that ALL Irish supporters and supporter groups are an integral part of the game and need to be given a formal, recognised voice within Irish football. ISN has been invited to participate in the Irish Football Stakeholder…


League of Ireland supporters seek formal voice within League structure

May 2, 2019

An overwhelming majority of supporters want to have an opportunity to engage officially with League of Ireland officials on particular issues of interest, an Irish Supporters Network survey has found.  The online questionnaire also found that supporter-club relations are significantly better at League of Ireland clubs where supporter involvement is possible through the cooperative or members club model.  In 2019, half of the football clubs competing in the League of…


Irish Supporters Network attends Oireachtas briefing

April 30, 2019

The Irish Supporters Network was invited to attend and speak at an Oireachtas hearing about the future of Irish football at Dáil Éireann on April 16th. Organised by Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin as a follow up to an initial meeting held in Killester earlier this year, other speakers included former Ireland international Niall Quinn, Denis Hynes of SIPTU, Tony Considine and Paul Hickey from You Boys in Green (YBIG)…


Supporter and club relations the focus of a new ISN survey

February 11, 2019

FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS HAVE a vital role to play in supporting their clubs on and away from match days, and understanding the importance of this dynamic within Irish football is the key objective behind a survey launched by the Irish Supporters Network (ISN). The 2019 SSE Airtricity League season will once again see half of the clubs participating in the Premier Division doing so under community ownership, alongside a number of…