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FAI statement on Athlone Town AFC investigation

Saturday, 8th July, 2017 2:35pm

FAI statement on Athlone Town AFC investigation

The FAI has brought charges against members of Athlone Town AFC following an investigation into allegations of match fixing.

In a statement today, the FAI said the charges have been brought under three FAI Rules, which relate to bringing the game into disrepute; manipulating matches and betting/gambling.

A disciplinary hearing will take place next month.

The full statement, is, as follows:

"The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that charges have been brought against members of Athlone Town AFC as part of the investigation launched following the receipt of a detailed report from UEFA.

The charges have been brought under the FAI Rules:

- Rule 99: Bringing the Game into Disrepute
- Rule 105: Manipulating Matches
- Rule 106: Betting / Gambling

A hearing with the Independent Disciplinary Committee will take place on August 3."

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