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League of Ireland

What Divisions are in the League of Ireland?

The League of Ireland is comprised of the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division, SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division, SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division and EA SPORTS LOI Academy MU14, MU15, MU17, WU17, MU19 and WU19 leagues.

When is the League of Ireland played?

 The League of Ireland season begins usually in February each year and concludes in November of the same year. 

Where can I get tickets to the League of Ireland?

Clubs sell a variety of individual tickets and season ticket packages available here for matches in the League of Ireland. 

When are fixtures announced for the League of Ireland?

The fixtures for the new League of Ireland season are usually released in December of each year ahead of the season starr beginning in February the following year. 

Where are League of Ireland fixtures broadcasted?

LOITV broadcasts the majority of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division, SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division and SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division with select fixtures broadcast live on RTÉ2 television, Virgin Media Television and TG4 in the SSE Airtricity Men’s and Women’s Premier Divisions. 

Where are League of Ireland Club’s fixtures in Europe broadcasted?

Fixture broadcast details for League of Ireland Clubs in the Qualifying Rounds of European competitions depend on the rights agreement between competing Clubs in each year with some fixtures shown on LOITV, RTÉ2, Virgin Media and in cases of fixtures outside Ireland, on the host Club’s broadcasting platforms or regional broadcasters. Broadcast details for each game are communicated via the League of Ireland social media platforms before each fixture. 

Fixtures in the Group Stages of European competitions are broadcast by RTÉ2 television, Virgin Media Television and TNT Sports in the Republic of Ireland. 


How do I report abusive behavior?

If you have witnessed or are subjected to abusive behavior at a match, please notify your nearest steward who can then notify the Match Delegate assigned to the fixture. For any queries on abusive behavior online or at a League of Ireland fixture you can email [email protected] and [email protected] 

How do I report any incidents regarding safeguarding of children?

The Football Association of Ireland is committed to ensuring that Children, Young Persons and Vulnerable Persons can participate in all football activities in a safe environment. Football provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, become more confident and maximise potential as members of teams and as individuals. Participation in football should be fun, enjoyable and provide a platform to learn and develop life skills, make new friends and enhance personal growth. The safety and welfare of all is paramount.

The Children First Act 2015 has provided a great statutory framework for all, supporting Children and Young People, ensuring the they are kept safe and their welfare maintained to a high standard whilst participating within the services we provide. Additionally, the Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, is a great guidance when introducing measures to fulfil the statutory obligations of the Children First Act 2015.

The FAI acknowledges that all our members and volunteers are playing their part in providing an enjoyable and safe environment in which Children and Vulnerable Persons can play, learn and thrive within football. We thank the countless number of participants, many of whom are volunteers, for their commitment, hard work and dedication which has contributed in no small way to making football one of the biggest participation sports in Ireland today, with over 450,000 participants. The work of Affiliated Members, particularly the Club/League Children’s Officers and the Designated Liaison Persons, is of crucial importance to implementing this Policy and their endeavours need to be acknowledged and supported at all levels within the game. Their efforts are deeply appreciated and the full adoption and application of this Policy by everyone in football will help ensure the promotion of happy, healthy and successful experiences.

Safeguarding Statement

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