FAI look to map fans around the globe

FAI Michael Branagan, John Delaney, John McColganThe Football Association of Ireland has announced a partnership with WorldIrish.com that will enable it to map supporters around the globe.

WorldIrish is a free website which currently has 50,000 registered members and they are aiming to help Ireland to become the first country in the world to map its diaspora.

We are very happy to announce this partnership with WorldIrish which is an excellent way for supporters to connect with each other and stay in touch with all of the latest news on Irish football wherever they are in the world.

–  John Delaney, Chief Executive of the FAI.

WorldIrish is the brainchild of John McColgan, one of the founders of Riverdance, and he came up with the idea when he imagined the potential power of a welcoming digital space for the diaspora.

We’re delighted to partner with one of Ireland’s leading organisations to help them bring together their supporters from all around the world in one digital place. For the first time people will be able to see exactly where the green flag flies.

– WorldIrish CEO Michael Branagan.

WorldIrish has been endorsed by several notable figures including Mary McAleese, Gabriel Byrne and Joseph O’Connor.

See below for some words from Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni on the initiative, and you can get involved by registering here.

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