Tuesday 18 June 2019

Cobh Ramblers contact FAI on 'unusual betting patterns'

Cobh manager: Stephen Henderson said the club will help if asked to. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Cobh manager: Stephen Henderson said the club will help if asked to. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Cobh Ramblers contacted the FAI yesterday to discuss reports of unusual betting patterns around their First Division match with Limerick FC on Saturday.

The 3-2 victory for Limerick was the subject of local reports in Cork based around the volume of bets placed on the match.

Cobh officials were preparing to discuss the matter at a board meeting last night, and contacted the FAI early in the day.

If there are unusual patterns around a fixture, the standard practice is for the FAI to be alerted to the activity.

The FAI said last night it had yet to receive any reports related to the game.

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson told the Irish Independent last night the club had spoken with the FAI in response to speculation.

"If we are asked to help, then we will help," said Henderson.

"We are just a group of volunteers trying to run a club. We've done a lot of work over the past four years and we don't want that to be damaged by anything."

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