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Sunday 19 May 2019

The FAI will resist calls to hold an EGM so they can elect a new board to try and rescue the scandal-tainted organisation. They are now likely to wait until their AGM in July before making changes.

Blues' legal threat as FAI to wait for AGM

Donal Conway. Pic; Sportsfile
Donal Conway. Pic; Sportsfile

The FAI will resist calls to hold an EGM so they can elect a new board to try and rescue the scandal-tainted organisation. They are now likely to wait until their AGM in July before making changes.

And the embattled board of the association now have one more crisis to deal with as Waterford FC have threatened legal action to get compensation over the denial of their place in the Europa League this summer.

FAI president Donal Conway (above) informed Minister for Sport Shane Ross this week that the board of the FAI had offered to will "step down to allow for a new board to be constituted in the best interests of football", either at the July AGM or at an earlier EGM.

There were calls from politicians for the board to step down as soon as an EGM could be called.

But Abbosttown insiders claim that the board, currently an eight-person committee, will wait.

"There is no one pushing for an EGM. This can't be rushed and it might have to wait until July," said a source.

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