Waterford FC owner Mr Lee Power would like to go on record and thank John Delaney for his input into Lee taking over at Waterford FC.
Lee, who took over the club three years ago, has brought the club from the brink and got the club promoted in the 1st year and will be now be competing in Europe this summer.
Owner Lee Power said:
“John’s involvement and support to Waterford has been excellent and it needs to be put on record.
“Also, since taking over his role as UEFA Executive, we are now hosting the UEFA U17 EUROs next month, Euro 2020 qualifiers in Dublin, U21 joint bid with Northern Ireland for 2023 and a joint World Cup bid for 2030 with the home nations.
“There is a lot of talk about Government funding, my question is, there should be a lot more investment from Government. How does it compare with other sports in Ireland?
“The FAI has a turnover of €50 million, when John Delaney took over it was €5m.
“There is an old saying, be careful what you ask for. We need John with a strong voice in UEFA to represent all strands of football in Ireland.”