The FAI have released a statement responding to Sport Ireland’s decision to suspend and withhold future funding to the organisation.
In a response shortly after the Sport Ireland statement was released, the FAI President Donal Conway expressed in his statement that “it is unfortunate that Sport Ireland now feel compelled to take this action in the wake of recent events.”
“The €2.7million funding Sport Ireland provides annually to the FAI is crucial to the development of an inclusive approach to football in Ireland.
“As indicated at its meeting with Sport Ireland last Friday and in recent correspondence, the Association is keen to restore trust and confidence and rebuild the relationship with Sport Ireland as soon as possible.
He continued: “The Association has committed to take all appropriate steps in this regard. I am fully confident that through the processes now in place, we will be in a position to satisfy Sport Ireland in relation to both governance and financial issues and ensure that the 50% balance of funding due for 2019 is restored at the appropriate time.”
You can find the full statement below: