The John Delaney/F.A.I. saga rumbles on

John Delaney

John Delaney (left) and Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy. Source: @faireland/Instagram

The Chair of the Oireachtas Sport Committee Fergus O’Dowd says he’s “deeply concerned” about the governance of the F.A.I.

There have been more questions about how the organisation is run, leading to John Delaney stepping down as CEO, but taking up the newly-created role of Executive Vice President on a lower salary.

Representatives from the association are due to appear before the Oireachtas Sport Committee next month.

Chairperson Fergus O’Dowd has insisted it will not be a witch hunt but he wants answers about the F.A.I.’s governance.

“I’m deeply concerned. I think this is a key moment in our country in terms of sport and particularly in terms of soccer. Significant changes clearly have occurred over the last weekend but we don’t know the import of them. The public need the answers, they need clarity. We’ll see what comes out but I think most of all they want real change,” he said.


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