The Football Association of Ireland’s Club Licensing Committee has awarded licences to all 22 eircom League of Ireland clubs for the 2008 season.
All 12 Premier Division clubs have received Premier Division licences, as have three clubs in the First Division who fulfilled the criteria for a Premier Division licence.
The remaining seven clubs, including Sporting Fingal, have been awarded First Division licences.
Although St Patrick’s Athletic were awarded a licence, this was subject to the club submitting further information to the Club Licensing Committee within an agreed time frame.
A financial sanction was also imposed on the club.
All clubs have been notified of the Club Licensing Committee’s decision.
Clubs have the right to appeal decisions to the Club Licensing Appeals Body.
The Club Licensing Committee had already awarded 'A' Championship licences last November to the new clubs that will be joining the eircom League of Ireland this season.