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It’s time to deliver the cash not more words, says former IFA president Jim Shaw who was promised funding in 2011

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Former Irish FA president Jim Shaw with ex-Linfield ace Trai Hume after the Toals Steel and Sons Cup final in 2019. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Former Irish FA president Jim Shaw with ex-Linfield ace Trai Hume after the Toals Steel and Sons Cup final in 2019. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

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Old foes: Linfield’s Ahmed Salam with Glentoran ace Gael Bigirimana at a redeveloped Windsor Park in December. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

Old foes: Linfield’s Ahmed Salam with Glentoran ace Gael Bigirimana at a redeveloped Windsor Park in December. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

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Former Irish FA president Jim Shaw with ex-Linfield ace Trai Hume after the Toals Steel and Sons Cup final in 2019. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

The anger and frustration felt across the football community in Northern Ireland over the lack of stadium funding really resonates with Jim Shaw.

Elected Irish FA president in 2010, Shaw was pleading for help when the sub-regional funding was a commitment made by the NI Executive 11 years ago.


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