Leeds AFC open all-weather facility in Cork
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney was on hand alongside FAI President Tony Fitzgerald to cut the ribbon on the new pitch which will cater for all ages on the northside of Cork City.
It’s not the first time Delaney has visited the club, and the opening of the new pitch concludes a chapter in the relationship with the FAI that has lasted almost two years.
“John was here before, and he knew what the club was about”, Vice-Chairman Ger Meany revealed. “It was a terrific day.”
"The visit has created such a buzz around the club. We had our Academy player in Turners Cross at the Cork City game on Friday night. Next weekend our first team play in the FAI Cup.
“The club has a great relationship with John and the FAI. Having him down, alongside Tony Fitzgerald was an honour.
“A lot of people are starting to realise the work that we are doing on and off the field. We’re doing what we can to provide as good a facility as we can for people in the area.
“From being at the club, I feel that John recognised the work that’s being done in the area. It’s a day that will live long in the memory of the club.”
Next Saturday, Leeds AFC host St. Michael’s in the Qualifying Round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup. Kick-off in Leeds Park is at 3pm.