FAI sponsorship by Three Ireland to end
Three Ireland is to end its sponsorship deal with the of the Republic of Ireland Football team in July next year.
The telecoms company has been involved with the team for 10 years.
In a statement, they say they have decided to consolidate their sponsorship investment in the area of music.
Today's news comes amid the ongoing uncertainty at the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
Earlier this week, it emerged that John Foley had declined to accept the role of interim CEO at the organisation.
Paul Cooke was yesterday appointed as executive lead at the FAI - a move welcomed by Fianna Fáil as a "move in the right direction".
Government funding has been suspended at the beleaguered FAI for a number of months amid concern at governance.
The FAI thank @ThreeIreland for their sponsorship
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) December 4, 2019
Separately the Board of Sport Ireland has approved the payment of 2019 grant funding for the Women's National Football team.
The Minister for Sport Shane Ross has welcomed the news, saying there is no reason why the mistakes of the FAI top brass should be borne by innocent players.