FAI investigating betting patterns around Sligo Rovers v Limerick cup tie

The Football Association of Ireland has confirmed it is investigating unusual betting patterns around the recent FAI Cup game between Sligo Rovers and Limerick FC.

It’s understood that Sligo Rovers FC are not the focus of this investigation.

The investigation is along similar lines to the one currently underway into the First Division fixture between Shelbourne and Limerick in April.

Both investigations were launched following the receipt of reports from UEFA to the FAI concerning unusual betting patterns around the two games.

An FAI spokesman confirmed: “We have acted on the back of the UEFA report into two Limerick games, against Shelbourne in April and Sligo Rovers last month, and our investigations are ongoing.

“We are committed to a zero tolerance policy on match fixing in conjunction with UEFA. The FAI, as stated earlier, is also aware of a Garda investigation into match fixing.”

In a s statement from Sligo Rovers on Wednesday night, the club said the FAI has made it clear Rovers that the club is not the focus of the investigation.