“Well Done To Me & Dundalk On Their Win, But Mainly Me” John Delaney


LAST NIGHT the Tallaght Stadium played host to Irish football history as Dundalk secured a win against Maccabi Tel Aviv, and no one was more keen to celebrate his success than FAI chief John Delaney.

Stephen Kenny’s men continue to shine domestically and in Europe, despite their modest resources and the shambolic organisation of the Irish game by the FAI, something Delaney echoed in his praise for the team which is now the toast of Europe.

“I just couldn’t be more delighted for myself,” Delaney reportedly said, “when you look at all the hard work I put in turning up for a photo op at the Aviva for the Champion’s League qualifier, it was integral to the victory that was achieved here tonight”.

Dundalk triumphed thanks to a Ciarán Kilduff goal, his second of the Europa League group stage, and praise for the Louth outfit has been coming thick and fast, chiefly from the FAI’s head honcho.

“You’ve got to be delighted, I certainly am, another win in their next match and people will stop asking me tough and awkward questions. Long live Dundalk,” Delaney said as he left to issue a carefully worded defence or denial or some sort.