“Action needed to protect clubs” – Sligo Rovers Treasurer

Sligo Rovers Treasurer David Rowe has called on the sport’s authorities to help ensure League of Ireland clubs can withstand the financial  consequences of the league’s shutdown, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Rowe says the club is seriously affected by the two-week shutdown of sporting activities, which is a necessary measure in the public interest.

Speaking to Off The Ball on Newstalk on Saturday, Rowe said the club could not operate on full costs and little or no income for very long.

Rovers are calling for early intervention to maintain League of Ireland clubs who provide employment, youth football, social activities and a community interest outlet.

Rowe spoke to Off the Ball’s Neill Treacy on Saturday:

The National League Executive Committee which represents all League of Ireland clubs will be meeting with the FAI on Monday.