Joe Delaney Stand name gets covered up at Turner's Cross

The name caused controversy back in 2019 on foot of John Delaney's role in the financial scandals surrounding the FAI and his subsequent resignation
Joe Delaney Stand name gets covered up at Turner's Cross

The Joe Delaney Stand at Turner's Cross (the Shed) is having its name covered over. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

The Joe Delaney Stand at Turner's Cross (the Shed) is having its name covered over and replaced with a message from UCC, one of City's sponsors.

The stand was named in honour of Joe Delaney, who was a long-time member of the Munster Football Association which owns Cork City’s home ground, back in 2012.

Delaney was a former treasurer of the FAI and father of former chief executive John Delaney.

The name caused controversy back in 2019 on foot of Delaney junior's role in the financial scandals surrounding the FAI and his subsequent resignation.

City fans boycotted the Shed in protest during a game against St Pat's in April 2019.

City fans groups called on match going supporters to refuse to take their seats in the Joe Delaney Stand in the hours before kick-off.

In addition, a flag with the message 'Delaney out' written on it was unveiled during the game and fans could be heard chanting throughout.

Reaction to the covering over has been overwhelmingly positive.

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