Sligo Rovers told it’s not the focus of betting investigation

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 Rovers is not the focus of this investigation.

There are now two investigations into unusual betting patterns around two football matches involving Limerick FC.

One is the league match played against Shelbourne back in April.

The other is the FAI Cup second round tie against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds 12 days ago.

Rovers won that game 6-2. Limerick had three players sent off during the contest.

On Tuesday, mobile phones held by Limerick FC players were seized by Gardaí in a search at a club training session at the Hogan Park grounds in the city.

The operation was carried out by the Garda’s National Economic Crime Unit along with local Gardaí.

Both investigations were launched following tip-offs from football’s governing body UEFA.

The FAI has told Sligo Rovers that the club is not the focus of the investigation into the cup tie at the Showgrounds.