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Cabinteely FC get green light to play in First Division


Cabinteely have a strong underage set-up

Cabinteely have a strong underage set-up

Cabinteely have a strong underage set-up

The Football Association of Ireland Licensing Committee have ratified Cabinteely FC's application for a First Division Licence subject to the completion of necessary paperwork.

Speaking yesterday, Fran Gavin, FAI Competitions Director said (inset): "I would like to welcome Cabinteely FC into the SSE Airtricity League. We have been involved in discussions with the club in recent months. They have good structures in place and good foundations on which to build a First Division side that can compete nationally.

"They were accepted as a member of the SSE Airtricity League following receipt of a number of expressions of interest and subsequent discussions. Cabinteely will be filling the position left vacant by Shamrock Rovers and are set to join Athlone Town, Cobh Ramblers, Finn Harps Shelbourne, UCD, Waterford United and Wexford Youths in the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Division."

Cabinteely FC will play their home matches at Blackrock RFC's ground in Stradbrook and preparations are already well underway for the 2015 season which starts on March 6.

Pearse Toale of Cabinteely FC commented: "Cabinteely FC are delighted to become a new member of the SSE Airtricity League.

"We believe this to be a natural progression for the club and builds on the very strong foundation of our under-age structures and provides a pathway for our players to the SSE Airtricity League."