Statement by the Board of the FAI

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Statement by the Board of the FAI

The Board of the Football Association of Ireland is both shocked and disappointed by today’s statement from SIPTU and their unfounded claims regarding the FAI’s financial situation.
15th May 2019

At a positive meeting of the FAI Council this afternoon, President Donal Conway outlined how the FAI had recently engaged with UEFA when assurances were given regarding their support for the Association.

President Conway said: "As I outlined to our Council meeting today, we recently met with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and Director of National Associations Zoran Lakovic. At that meeting in Nyon, they assured us of the full support of UEFA for the FAI as we go through our current processes. UEFA’s support will ensure the continued viability of the Football Association of Ireland and there is no threat to FAI Operations or to FAI staff."