Shareout of football cash could be fairer to smaller clubs
The proposed windfall for local soccer will blow straight over the heads of some deserving clubs, it seems. Three Premiership sides - Dungannon, Ballinamallard and Warrenpoint - will not get any of the £36m cash that could be used to upgrade grounds because their stadia are too small.
Even Derry City, which plays its games in the League of Ireland, could benefit because its ground is on this side of the border. We welcome this investment in local soccer, but surely some way can be found to ensure that clubs at all levels can receive funding for the long-term good of the game.