The Irish Football Association said on Monday that national team football players in Ireland would receive the same salary. The Irish Football Association is proud to announce that players representing the senior women’s and men’s teams of the Republic of Ireland will receive the same match bonus in international matches with immediate effect as part of a ‘revolutionary agreement in Irish sports’., She welcomed in a statement.
In order to reach this agreement, the men’s team agreed to reduce the amount of money the players received for each match, so the federation used this amount to increase the salaries paid to the players.
Other countries have already deployed the premium
England, Brazil, Australia, Norway and New Zealand are among the countries that have publicly pledged to pay the same amount to male and female players in international competitions.
“This is a big day for Irish football.”, Said Katie McCabe, captain of the Irish women’s team. Everton defender Seamus Coleman (59 caps) explained that the Irish players are happy to contribute to the deal by making it possible: “We are pleased to do what we can to ensure that our international women players are treated equally and fairly, and we are fully committed to doing all we can to achieve this together. “
The tournament qualification bonus is also subject to this principle.