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Martin aims to take game to next level

By Stuart McKinley

David Martin will be the top man in Northern Ireland football for the next four years after being voted in as President of the Irish FA.

The former treasurer of the Association stood unopposed for the position, meaning that his election at last night's Council meeting was little more than a rubber stamping exercise.

Martin succeeds Jim Shaw, who had served as President since 2010.

"I am honoured to have been elected to this role and I look forward to serving the football community across Northern Ireland," said Martin.

"It has been a remarkable few weeks for the international team in France and my aim will be to help the Association build on that success and to help grow the game at all levels."

Linfield board member Jack Grundie will be the first Deputy President and Crawford Wilson from the County Antrim FA takes the second Deputy President post.

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