The FAI welcomes the Government’s announcement of additional funding to support the development of Women’s and Girls' Football.
The news was confirmed at a function held at Farmleigh last night celebrating the Women's National Team.
Whereas, €500,000 will be earmarked for Grassroots girls' programmes, adult women recreational football and women in football leadership programmes.
"As our Ireland Women's National Team prepare for their final World Cup preparation game on home soil, against France in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday night it is fantastic that they would be celebrated by the Government in such a way which clearly means a lot to the Association" said FAI CEO Jonathan Hill.
"The announcement of additional funding is a great step forward in our ongoing work to fulfil the potential of football for women and girls in Ireland. And it will help to build on the legacy that our current Women's Team are creating.”
Meanwhile, the Irish team continue their world cup preparations with another warm-up friendly against France on Thursday night.
Kick off at the Tallaght Stadium is at 8pm.