Some People Are On The Pitch [Updated]

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EARLIER:

Ah here.

FAI funding doubled as part of robust refinancing deal (RTÉ)

EARLIER:

This afternoon.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are reportedly set to reveal details of a “refinancing arrangement” for the FAI involving the Government, UEFA and the Bank of Ireland.

RTÉ reports:

The football body, which has recently been the subject of a number of audits and investigations into its financial affairs, warned that it could not continue to pay the wages of over 200 staff if an immediate bailout of €18m was not forthcoming.

FAI rescue package set to be announced today (RTÉ)

FAI set to get €10m bailout from Uefa (John Fallon, The Times)

Previously: At The End Of The Day: €55,067,472

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13 thoughts on “Some People Are On The Pitch [Updated]

  1. Charger Salmons

    From:

    Aer Lingus,
    Gold Circle Frequent Flyers Club,
    Ground Floor
    Aer Lingus Head Office
    Dublin Airport
    Co. Dublin
    PA 06-39

    To:

    Roy Barrett,
    Chairman,
    FAI,
    National Sports Campus,
    Abbotstown,
    Dublin 15

    Dear Mr Barrett,
    It is with regret that Aer Lingus informs you that the Gold Circle Executive Lounge Facilities which the Irish football team has enjoyed on a Corporate basis have now been withdrawn.
    As you know Gold Circle privileges such as lounge access away from the hoi polloi are awarded on the basis of miles flown on a regular basis.
    Our most recent accounts show that every two years since 2002 ,during busy periods of activity involving major football competitions, the FAI has rarely earned any miles.
    And based on recent performances this is unlikely to change this summer.
    Therefore Gold Circle privileges will no longer be available until the likelihood of such regular mileage being resumed.
    We are prepared to review this in 2022 but only because we like a laugh occasionally.

    Yours, in football,
    Sean Doyle (Chief Executive Officer)

      1. Charger Salmons

        Apparently herald.ie are considering a Spot-the-spectator competition after the next home game…

          1. Charger Salmons

            I hear Mick McCarthy has booked his family into their usual time-share apartment in Orlando from June 11th for a four week stay.

            Apparently the booking was made a few months ago…

  2. gringo

    Good ole Paddy can always be relied on to bail out any clique of toerags like the FAI. And could anyone explain what the 200 so-called employees actually do?

  3. Charger Salmons

    I’d say a couple at least are on full-time duty organising the office ” Spot the Irishman in our team ” competition.

    ( With grateful thanks to Roy Keane for the lend of his joke )

  4. Charger Salmons

    Wait until ( if ) Ireland beat Slovakia and posts like this will be overrun with badge fist-pumping footy ” experts ” boasting about how they’re the ” best supporters in the world ” .
    One big hop, leap and a jump onto a bandwagon away.
    Heh, heh, heh.

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