The FAI are set to launch an online Homeskills programme for young footballers staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The programme which will be shared on the association's grassroots channels daily from Monday to Friday will see FAI development coaches offering tips to players.

Former Boys In Green midfielder Keith Andrews, who has recently been appointed to the Republic of Ireland senior team coaching staff, will host the first week of tips, while Women's Football Development Officer Pearl Slattery will conduct the daily online coaching session.

FAI interim deputy CEO Niall Quinn, whose own attempts at skills have been posted on social media, said: "People will see all sides of my game across social media – the good, the bad and the ugly! It's very important that we offer our young players something to keep them involved with football during this lockdown and FAI Homeskills is the perfect vehicle.

""We are hosting the FAI Homeskills programme on our new FAI Grassroots channels and I encourage all players, parents, clubs and stakeholders to get involved.

"Irish football will be back on the pitch someday soon but in the meantime this is a great opportunity for young players to work on their skills with FAI coaches.

"Keith Andrews and Pearl Slattery have done a great job with the first week’s set of skills and our Grassroots department and Development Officers have put a quality programme together.

"I’m looking forward to seeing videos sent to us from all over the country. I am sure the standard will be way higher than my efforts – I don’t think Stephen Kenny will be asking me to get my boots back on any day soon."