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FAI mourns Charles Cahill

Published: Thursday 19 February 2015, 14.22CET
Football Association of Ireland honorary life president Charles Cahill, who served Irish football with distinction as an administrator over many years, has died at the age of 89.
FAI mourns Charles Cahill
Former FAI president Charles Cahill has passed away at the age of 89 ©Sportsfile

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Published: Thursday 19 February 2015, 14.22CET

FAI mourns Charles Cahill

Football Association of Ireland honorary life president Charles Cahill, who served Irish football with distinction as an administrator over many years, has died at the age of 89.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has paid tribute to former president Charles Cahill, who has passed away in Dublin at the age of 89.

The veteran administrator was involved in Irish football as far back as the 1940s when he was a player with amateur team Transport FC, and later on the administrative side of the game. Cahill was honoured to serve as FAI president from 1978 to 1980, after which he became honorary life president.

"Charlie was a wonderful, hard-working football man and his presidency of the association was richly deserved," current FAI president Tony Fitzgerald said.

FAI chief executive John Delaney added: "He was an administration legend. He will be missed by everyone in the game." The FAI will mark the passing of Cahill at the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier at home to Poland on 29 March.

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