Girls hold key in IFA struggle
Girl power could decide the bitter battle for control at the Irish FA.
Jubilant junior football power-seekers are confident they have secured the backing of the NI Womens FA in their bid to strip senior clubs, including Linfield and Glentoran, of their say in running football here.
The power-hungry ‘wee men’, as they are known in football, are determined to fill the vacuum left by deposed President Raymond Kennedy by freezing out the seniors and seizing the top positions with all the perks that go along.
Dismayed Irish League clubs fear they could be financially squeezed out of existence through sheer spite and the personal ambitions of junior empire-builders.
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