Delaney: The FAI’s worst own goal

Football tsar who loved the limelight squandered the chance of a revolution

6th October, 2019
9
Ireland players huddle before an international friendly at the Aviva: the Dublin stadium has been described as a noose round the FAI’s neck Picture: Getty

He sang about the IRA and boasted about meeting the Queen, used the FAI’s credit card to spend €400 at a Tommy Hilfiger store, but imposed pay cuts on staff. He lost his shoes in Sopot, threw away his tie in Moscow, hit the dancefloor with Nadia Forde in Strictly and heard Irish fans script a song especially for him. “Oh John Delaney,” they sang, “you used to be a wanker but you are all...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Vincent Boland: In the age of passive investing, there is a place for aggressive activism

Elaine Byrne: The only difference between a drugs victim and a ‘junkie’ is their address

Ian Guider: Serial objectors don’t help in trying to solve the housing crisis

Editorial: Another tough Covid Christmas looms