LOI fans point finger at Delaney as Monaghan call it a day
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has been catching a lot of flak for his partying in Poland, as Monaghan United have opted out of the League of Ireland due to financial constraints.
In a statement this morning Monaghan United Chairman Jim McGlone said that the club had decided to end it’s 27 year stint in the League of Ireland due to financial reasons as well as other reasons.
McGlone wrote,“Monaghan United after much deliberation and soul searching have decided to bring to an end it's involvement in Airtricity League of Ireland, this decision was a hard one and not taken lightly but it was felt that this was the only real option left to us at this time.”
McGlone went on to say that all creditors accounts will be honoured and cited some of the financial reasons that led the club’s board of directors to take this drastic action such as the inability “to tie down an anchor sponsor, coupled with the rising costs of membership of senior football and lack of support from the national league... it was felt that no other option was available.”
The club will now look to take on a new role in developing young players in Monaghan.
Meanwhile fans have taken to Twitter to lambast John Delaney who has been joining in the revelry and craic as Monaghan United have decided to call it a day in the League of Ireland.
Delaney is known to immerse himself with the fans while away, memorably putting a large sum behind a bar for fans in Tallinn last year. Some of his antics at this tournament were documented by Conor Heneghan yesterday on JOE.
Some fans have taken to Twitter to decry what they see as Delaney’s inappropriate behaviour as Monaghan United made their announcement today.
It will be interesting to see what some of the players and fans of Roddy Collin’s Monaghan side and John Delaney himself will have to say on the matter in the coming days.