AUL Statement
Statement by the AUL Executive Committee

In the absence of all the facts the AUL is not making any comments on the governance/financial management issues in the FAI. In time, these issues will be addressed by the Oireachtais Committee, Sports Ireland and the FAI Board.

However given the recently announced management changes in the FAI we would like to wish John Delaney the best of luck in his new role as Executive Vice President and building on his successes of recent years with UEFA . We would also like to assure Rea Walsh of our support in her role as acting CEO.

Back in 2008 John was central to the agreement which saw the FAI becoming partners with the AUL to secure the future of the Complex. Since then, with support from FAI personnel and Capital Sports Grants, the Complex has undergone a significant upgrade including a new carpet and lights on the All-weather pitch, lights on the International grass pitch and refurbishment of the Clubhouse facilities. In 2014 the Complex was designated as an FAI Regional Development Centre.

Over his time as CEO John visited most of the Clubs in the AUL with many of them benefiting from financial support from the FAI. John was also a regular guest at AUL presentation nights and other functions. His presence on these occasions was always appreciated. Over the past few years John has been the driving force behind the Amateur Football Review which we believe is central to the future structure of soccer in Dublin.

We welcome the Board’s acknowledgement of the governance issues and their commitment to addressing them without delay which should allow the focus return to performances on the pitch.

04/04/2019 20:17