Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

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Over the past number of weeks, the Olympic Council of Ireland Rio Olympics ticketing issue has dominated the headlines and a number of serious allegations were made by a section of the Irish media suggesting involvement and wrong doing on my behalf. These allegations arose out of events in Brazil, in particular the issuing of a warrant against my passport by the Brazilian authorities.

As everyone should now be aware, this warrant was subsequently withdrawn, 10 days ago. In fact, the Brazilian police have never made any contact with me in relation to this issue.

When the issue of the warrant was first publicised in Brazil, certain media outlets took the opportunity to make the most serious and defamatory allegations against me.

My role as CEO of the FAI, it seemed, led to a significantly prominent positioning of this inaccurate and high profile reporting. These matters are now in the hands of my legal advisers and so I cannot comment further on them other than to confirm that I had no knowledge of or involvement in anything to do with tickets for the Rio games…..(more at link below)…

John Delaney, CEO of the Football Association of Ireland

Family fight!

CEO Message To Football Family (FAI)

OCI vice-president John Delaney issues lengthy statement on alleged Rio ticketing scandal (Independent.ie)

Screenshot: FAI

10k

Fancy a run in the Gaeltacht Quarter?

Máirtín Mac Gabhann writes:

A group of Irish-language speakers have come together in Belfast to organise the inaugural Gaeltacht Quarter 10KM race in the West of the City. The race will kick-off at 9am, Sunday 9th October with all proceeds from the registration fee going directly to the chosen charity TACA, which provides support for the development of Irish Medium Education. Every runner will then have the choice to raise money for their chosen cause, relating to the growth and development of the Irish language and Irish medium education.

Gaeltacht Quarter 10km (Facebook)

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Anita Elliot at Clover Rua Design, writes:

Thought this might be of interest to you guys, we have County Prints! Our Dublin and Mayo Icons prints have a unique charm BUT which County will have victory on Sunday.

Irish Design, Irish Made available at link below. Join us on our instagram for an All IRELAND  GIVE AWAY…

Irish made stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish made stuff’. No fee

Five-star Jason Smyth collects gold again (RTÉ)