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'Special K' stood up to FAI before but 'heated' meeting has pushed him over edge

Aidan Fitzmaurice



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Garrett Kelleher with former manager Liam Buckley. Photo: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

Garrett Kelleher with former manager Liam Buckley. Photo: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

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Garrett Kelleher with former manager Liam Buckley. Photo: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

Special K. That's the nickname which some St Patrick's Athletic fans attached to Garrett Kelleher since the property magnate took over the club in 2007 and began investing the funds which would yield a return of five trophies in a three-year period and a run of European qualification

Those in charge of the FAI right now could probably think of some other names they'd use to describe the Saints chairman.

That's after a letter, which was highly critical of the FAI's Gary Owens and Niall Quinn who he said "failed and failed badly", was made public.