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Ex-CEO of FAI John Delaney and partner Emma English at the Aviva in 2015; tennis balls thrown onto the pitch at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night

Previously: New Balls, Please

Thrown Down

Hush Now

“John Delaney Could Run Anything”

Last night.

Aviva Stadium.

Tennis balls rained down onto the pitch during the Republic of Ireland Euro 2010 qualifier against Georgia in protest at chief executive John Delaney’s continued role in the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).

The balls were thrown on the field in the 33rd minute when Ireland was awarded a free kick.

After a delay for the balls to be cleared, Conor Hourihane scored to seal a 1-0 home victory.

Tennis-ball protest against FAI chief John Delaney disrupts Ireland win over Georgia in Euro 2020 qualifier (The Independent.co.uk)

Monday: New Balls Please