FAI facing revolt

Former mayor of Kilkenny calls for suspension of FAI grant from county council

David Fitzgerald unhappy about John Delaney's €100,000 loan answers

Sean Keane


Sean Keane



John Delaney

Currently embroiled in controversy John Delaney

Former Mayor of Kilkenny city, Cllr David Fitzgerald has called for the suspension of payment of a grant from Kilkenny County Council directly to the FAI in the wake of the controversy surrounding the governing body of soccer in Ireland.

He will make the formal proposal at today's meeting of Kilkenny County Council.

"While I'm a big supporter of the Kilkenny and District soccer league, I am making the call in line with Sports Irelands decision to freeze all payments to the FAI until proper answers are given about John Delaney's €100,000 loan and the corporate governance of the FAI board," he said.