|FAI appoints new president|
Thursday, 26 August 2010 09:21
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has appointed Paddy McCaul as its new president at the association's annual general meeting.
McCaul had previously been vice-president of the FAI for three years, and now takes the top position, replacing David Blood.
McCaul said: "It's an exciting challenge and one I very much look forward to. I've enjoyed my role as vice-president since 2007, and feel I learned a lot during that period. It's going to be a change for me, but one I'm excited about taking on.
"The FAI sees the next four or five years as crucial for the ongoing development and progression of the organisation.”
At the meeting, the FAI also announced that it hopes to have its portion of the cost of Dublin's new Aviva Stadium paid off by 2020.