Bohemians Football Club have tonight issued a statement to clarify some issues regarding their link-up with St Kevin’s Boys, and in the FAI’s statement on the Under-15 league which was launched earlier today.
On the 30th of June, Bohemian FC and St Kevin’s Boys FC signed the following agreement:
“Bohemian FC and St Kevin’s Boys FC hereby agree to enter a process to work towards creating a partnership, which will allow St Kevin’s Boys join the existing pathway to the National Leagues.”
“Both clubs are committed to enter into this process in the spirit of good faith, and with a genuine commitment to agree a lasting and sustainable partnership.”
“Both parties recognise and respect the current partnership between Bohemians and the NDSL.”
An FAI statement issued at lunchtime today to announce the make-up of the new SSE Airtricity Under-15 League included the following line:
“St Kevin’s Boys will compete in the shortened season after agreeing to work towards creating a partnership with Bohemian FC, which will allow St Kevin’s Boys to join existing partnerships into the National Leagues.”
The failure to mention our partnership with the NDSL was an unfortunate omission, which has led to some confusion today.
The SSE Airtricity League has since clarified this with the following addition online:
“Along with working towards a partnership with St Kevin’s Boys, Bohemians have committed to a partnership with NDSL.”
Bohemian FC wishes to reiterate our commitment to continuing and building upon our relationship with the NDSL.