Sunday 16 December 2018

Bray case dropped as Gavin promises strong approach


Fran Gavin Photo: Sportsfile
Fran Gavin Photo: Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

The FAI have ended an investigation into alleged match fixing in a friendly between Bray and Waterford in September due to insufficient evidence.

The FAI and An Garda Síochána looked into the fixture but no charges will be brought. However, League of Ireland director Fran Gavin has conceded that issues around gambling and match fixing remain a concern.

Two Athlone players were banned for a year in September for breaking gambling rules, although an appeal process is ongoing.

"It's an issue worldwide," said Gavin.

"We're working closely with the guards to make sure that anybody coming into our league who thinks they can get away with fixing matches or betting on games illegally is in the wrong league. We'll go after them."

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