Former FAI President Milo Corcoran passes away

The FAI has paid tribute to their former President Milo Corcoran, who has passed away after a recent illness.

Chief executive John Delaney and FAI President Tony Fitzgerald have expressed their sympathies to Corcoran's family.

Delaney says that Corcoran made "an immeasurable contribution to the game" while Fitzgerald has described him as "one of Irish football's true gentlemen".

Former FAI President Milo Corcoran passes away

Corcoran grew up in Waterford and acted as FAI President from 2001 to 2005.

Fitzgerald said: "It is with great sadness that I learned of his passing on Monday evening and my thoughts are with his family.

"Milo was someone who made a huge impact on so many levels to improve football in this country and his contribution is simply invaluable. From grassroots right up to being FAI President, he made a difference wherever he was and that will be his legacy.

"He will be missed by anyone who knew him and Irish football will certainly be a little poorer without him around. May he rest in peace."

Delaney added: "Milo was a great personal friend of mine, someone who I had the pleasure of knowing for more than 30 years, and someone who I was extremely close to.

"He made an immeasurable contribution to the game and he is someone whose loss will be felt deeply in the world of football.

"The FAI will pay a number of tributes to Milo in the coming days and weeks, and we will miss him greatly. I want to pass on my deepest sympathies to his family and many friends in the game."


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