Sunday 19 August 2018

Fitzroy to become FAI vice-president

Fitzroy's ascent in the corridors of power earns him a place at the top table of Irish football, the 11-person FAI board of management.. Picture credit: Matt Browne / Sportsfile
Fitzroy's ascent in the corridors of power earns him a place at the top table of Irish football, the 11-person FAI board of management.. Picture credit: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

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Junior football stalwart Noel Fitzroy had been nominated unopposed to be become vice-president of the FAI.

After his candidature was approved at an FAI Council meeting last week, the current chairman of the Junior Council will be ratified at the association's annual general meeting in Cork on August 18.

Donal Conway, the current vice-president whose background is in schools and colleges football, will replace Tony Fitzgerald as president for a four-year term at that summit, with Fitzroy set to be elevated to the highest elected position in football in 2022.

Fitzroy is the long-standing fixtures secretary of the United Churches League, representing the Dublin league on the Leinster Football Association and FAI Junior Council.

His ascent in the corridors of power earns him a place at the top table of Irish football, the 11-person FAI board of management.

The positions of vice-president and president historically rotated between League of Ireland and junior football representatives - a practice which the Genesis Report of 2003 recommended ending.

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