Tuesday 20 August 2019

Leinster Senior League declare vote of no confidence in the Leinster Football Association

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The Leinster Senior League (LSL) has been mandated by its members to declare a vote of no confidence in the Leinster Football Association (LFA).

The largest junior league in Ireland had previously sought views from their clubs across 23 divisions on whether the entire board of the Football Association of Ireland should be cleared out.

The FAI board have subsequently said that they will step down. The league have now released a statement saying that the have been "mandated by our members to declare a vote of no confidence in the LFA and to also seek an external audit of its governances and practices".

The LFA is the governing body for football in Leinster and is responsible for overseeing both the Leinster Senior League and the Leinster Senior Cup. Their General Secretary, Peter Doyle, was one of the signatories on a joint statement issued last month by the four provincial football associations backing John Delaney’s tenure as FAI CEO.

The statement said that "All in the grassroots game are very grateful for John’s support and contribution to the grassroots game in his time as CEO and fully believe he is the person to continue his work with UEFA and FIFA matters in his new role as Executive Vice President."

However, the LSL which has been in existence since 1896 and is a core member of the LFA, revealed that they hadn’t had their views sought prior to that statement’s release.

The LSL have also stated that they will "be taking no further part in the FAI Amatuer Review" which is currently ongoing.

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