CEO of publishing house apologises for gaffe in league magazine

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

The CEO of one of Ireland’s leading media houses IFP Media, Rebecca Markey has apologised to fans of the GreatestLeagueInTheWorld after a major gaffe appeared in the Irish Daily Mail’s 2019 SSE Airtricity League preview on Friday.

In the SSE Airtricity League Chairman’s address it looked like the magazine just copied and pasted his address from the 2018 version of the preview.

In it, Naughton spoke about Cork winning the domestic double and that Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has made some noteworthy additions to his squad. He also spoke about the ‘new’ 10-team leagues!

In a rant on Twitter Steve Bradley, a writer who has contributed to When Saturday Comes, Football Weekends and the Derry Journal attacked the FAI and the league Chairman by saying how little that the games governing body really care about the league.

His rant was re-tweeted over 100 times, while many other fans also voiced their opinions. Many supporters felt it was a typical lack of respect by the people who run the game in Ireland and a complete slap in the face to everyone involved in the league, which kicked-off in Friday night in front of big crowds across the country.

However, on Sunday afternoon Rebecca Markey took to Twitter herself to apologise, and explained that it was a human error that unfortunately wasn’t picked up. She said she was embarrassed that it happened and included a link to an online version of the correct address by the league Chairman.

Despite the error on the Chairman’s address, the magazine itself was a superb effort. It included previews from all 20 teams, with comments from Players, Managers, Players to watch and the main men at each club.

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