The Football Association of Ireland have confirmed that President Donal Conway will step down from his role as President of the FAI at the EGM in January.
The EGM will take place on the 25 January 2020 and will be convened for the purpose of electing Conway’s successor in the role of President of the association.
The FAI also confirmed that Conway would be addressing members of the association regarding his decision to step down at the AGM which will take place on December 29th in Citywest Hotel.
In regards Conway’s replacement, the FAI released a statement outlining that only council members who have sat for two years at any stage can be nominated to succeed the outgoing President.
“In accordance with FAI Rules, where a casual vacancy arises, the Board shall seek nominations for the vacant position, on such terms and subject to such conditions as it may consider appropriate and shall call an EGM within 30 days of the vacancy occurring to elect a replacement officer for the balance of the term of office remaining. The Association shall seek nominations after the 29th December for the position of President of the FAI.
“Any person who is a serving member of Council and who has been a member of Council for two years, which service need not have been consecutive, shall be eligible to be elected as President of the FAI.”
The news of Conway’s resignation comes just two hours before a press conference in which the FAI are set to release their accounts from 2017 and 2018.