Cork Clubs Look For Original Draw To Be Re-instated

Mr. Martin O'Hanlon,

General Secretary,

Schoolboy Football Association of Ireland,

National Sports Campus,


Dublin 15.


Re: SFAI National Cup Competitions


Dear Mr. O'Hanlon,

We refer to the above and to our letter of the 23rd January 2014.

We are extremely surprised and disappointed not to have received a response to the very reasonable questions raised in our letter of the 23rd (copy attached) or indeed the courtesy of an acknowledgment of same.

As we have not received any response whatsoever from the SFAI/FAI, or an explanation as to why a new draw was required to be held, or why one region was permitted to conduct a seeded draw in order to select their representatives in the last 32 when all other regions complied with the independent SFAI draw made on the 24th August 2013, we have been left with no alternative but to confirm that the following teams refuse to participate in the National Cup as drawn by the SFAI/FAI on the 23rd January 2014:


Corinthians Boys U12 U13 U15 U16

Carrigaline United U13 U14 U15 U16

Mayfield United U12

Wilton United U15

Rockmount U12 U 15

Douglas Hall U13 U14 U15

Buttevant U16

Lakewood U12 U13

Springfield Ramblers U13 U16

Ringmahon U12 U14 U16

Leeds U14


We reiterate that we remain committed to participating in the National Cup Competitions on the basis of the draw made in Wexford on the 14th December 2013.

We confirm that in the event that we do not receive a satisfactory response to this correspondence we reserve our position in relation to pursuing this matter through whatever avenues are open to us. In this regard as members of the SFAI/FAI we would be obliged if you would please outline to us the appropriate procedure for referring this matter to arbitration or other dispute resolution forum in line with the policy of the SFAI/FAI.

We await hearing from you.

Yours in sport,


Kieran O'Donovan

Secretary, Corinthian Boys for and on behalf of:

Corinthian Boys, Carrigaline United, Mayfield United, Wilton United, Lakewood Athletic, Rockmount, Douglas Hall, Buttevant, Springfield Ramblers, Ringmahon and Leeds.


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