The 139th Annual General Meeting of the Irish FA took place via webinar on Saturday 20 June 2020.
President David Martin opened proceedings with a welcome to all attendees dialling in across the country:
“It’s the first non-‘face to face’ meeting in our 139 year history. The Covid-19 pandemic means we really are in unique times. It’s been a difficult for all in the last few months but I would like to take this moment to thank all of our staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure the organisation keeps running.”
Martin thanked UEFA delegates, Noel Mooney and Jesper Moller Christensen, for attending the meeting and paid tribute to members who have passed away in the last 12 months including warm words for Craig Stanfield, Football Operations Manager, who died suddenly in February. An overview of the organisation’s financial status and successful audit by Price Waterhouse Coopers was also given.
“The global football community has come together during this uncertain period that Covid-19 has thrown up and I’m convinced we will come out stronger.”
Christensen, UEFA Exco member and Danish FA chairman, wished the Association well for the upcoming men’s senior play off semi-final versus Bosnia in October, the UEFA Euro U-19 Championships now due to take place in October and praised the ‘footballing footprint’ of the country with references to pioneering players like George Best and Pat Jennings.
To read the Irish FA Annual Report click here