The Thundering Cute Idiot, who Bankrupt the FAI, and now we learn of his 50th Birthday Bash, that cost 75,000 euros, and private Limousines, and Helicopters, not forgetting, Secret Pay Deals, and the rest. Why is this Clown not before the Courts, and others who knew? They too lived the James Bond Lifestyle? Ireland, we certaintly produce some Chancers, half of them sadly sit in the Dail?

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Saturday Read: Helicopters, prawn sarnies and feng shui – the remarkable world of John Delaney’s FAI

‘Champagne Football’ lifts lid on tumultuous years for FAI

On the books: As the extent of John
              Delaney’s lifestyle became widely known, he went
              on gardening leave, receiving €30,000 a month, according
              to Tighe and Rowan’s book. Picture: Sportsfile

On the books: As the extent of John Delaney’s lifestyle became widely known, he went on gardening leave, receiving €30,000 a month, according to Tighe and Rowan’s book. Picture: Sportsfile  

September 19 2020 02:30 AM

Birthday Boy: Guests at John Delaney’s lavish James Bond themed 50th birthday party in Mount Juliet, Co Kilkenny included Martin O’Neill, the Irish football manager, Labour Party leader Alan Kelly, comedian Brendan O’Carroll and his wife Jennifer Gibney, Johnny Giles and Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring.

It ended with the High Kings singing The Parting Glass. The FAI, according to a report by accountancy firm Mazars, footed bills of €26,293 for the hire of Mount Juliet, €25,000 for event organiser Franc, €7,595 for chauffeurs for guests, €4,000 for the High Kings, €3,609 for helicopters which couldn’t leave the ground because of Storm Ophelia and accommodation costs for the birthday boy, John Delaney of €1,117. In all it costs the FAI around €32,000, even after Delaney reimbursed the association €50,000. Mazars said there was an “absence of evidence of any formal arrangements” with the board to of the FAI to pay these bills.

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