Niall Quinn leaves his role with FAI

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3 March 2020; FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn joined ex Republic of Ireland Women’s international Olivia O’Toole as well as representatives from the UEFA EURO 2020 volunteers and mascot Skillzy to mark the ‘100 Days To Go’ milestone in Dublin today. Over 1,400 volunteers have already signed up and UEFA EURO 2020 are calling on the general public to be a part of the EURO 2020 City Volunteer Team here: https://euro2020.fai.ie/2020/02/27/be-part-of-euro-2020-city-volunteer-team/. In attendance at the launch are FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn, centre, ex Republic of Ireland Women’s international Olivia O’Toole, and official UEFA EURO 2020 mascot Skillzy, pictured alongside UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteers, from left, Vito Moloney Burke, Stephen O'Halloran, Alan O'Halloran, Kasia Salek, Yash Nabar and Cynthia Rivera. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Niall Quinn has today written to his FAI colleagues to inform them that he will be stepping away from the role of Deputy Interim CEO of the Football Association of Ireland.

The decision was taken by the former Ireland international in the wake of last week’s announcement that Interim CEO Gary Owens will not be seeking appointment to the permanent CEO role.

Niall told FAI.ie: “I have really enjoyed my time working with the talented and dedicated staff in Abbottstown and I now have a better understanding of just how much great work they do for Irish football, often unheralded and seemingly always amidst a cloud of job uncertainty.

“When I joined the Association with Gary back at the end of January, we wanted to protect jobs and help implement real structural change within the FAI for the betterment of the Irish game. With the successful vote for change at last Monday’s EGM and the completed restructuring of day to day roles in HQ, the game can now look forward to a more productive future.

“Even though these changes were met with resistance by a small minority of constituents, the way is now clear for a new incoming CEO to drive football forward again. I will remain close to Irish football and I wish all of my colleagues the very best of luck in the coming weeks and months as more important changes are implemented to make our game and our association strong again. I will remain available to the FAI, as required, until the new CEO is in situ.”

3 March 2020; FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn joined ex Republic of Ireland Women’s international Olivia O’Toole as well as representatives from the UEFA EURO 2020 volunteers and mascot Skillzy to mark the ‘100 Days To Go’ milestone in Dublin today. Over 1,400 volunteers have already signed up and UEFA EURO 2020 are calling on the general public to be a part of the EURO 2020 City Volunteer Team here: https://euro2020.fai.ie/2020/02/27/be-part-of-euro-2020-city-volunteer-team/. In attendance at the launch are FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn, centre, ex Republic of Ireland Women’s international Olivia O’Toole, and official UEFA EURO 2020 mascot Skillzy, pictured alongside UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteers, from left, Vito Moloney Burke, Stephen O’Halloran, Alan O’Halloran, Kasia Salek, Yash Nabar and Cynthia Rivera. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

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