Friday, November 5, 2010

Paul Keegan Becomes New PFAI Chairman

Bohemians Midfielder Paul Keegan has been appointed new chairman of Ireland's Professional Footballers Association

He was announced yesterday to be taking the place of Stephen Rice after Rice's appointment with the FAI and seems very happy with the honor. After his appointment he had this to say: “It is a tremendous honour to become the Chairman of the PFAI. I have firsthand experience of the difficulties facing the players nowadays, having faced problems at Leeds United, Drogheda United and now Bohemians. I know what an important role the Union plays in these situations and I’m delighted to be able to play my part.”

Keegan has already represented Irish footballers on that infamous night at the AVIVA Stadium when he captained The "Airtricity" League of Ireland selected XI against Manchester United as well as captaining Bohemians who finished second in the league at different points. 

Keegan in Action against Sporting Fingal
Thanks to E.Lennon

General Secretary Stephen McGuinness said “Paul is a model professional and one of the top players in the league. He is the ideal figure head for our Association and I look forward to working with him and the new committee in the year ahead.”

The new PFAI Management Committee is as follows: 

Chairman – Paul Keegan (Bohemian FC)
Treasurer – Stephen Paisley (Shelbourne) 
Dan Murray (Shamrock Rovers) 
David McAllister (St Patrick’s Athletic) 
Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers) 
Eamon Zayed (Sporting Fingal) 
Brian Gartland (Monaghan United) 
David Freeman (Longford Town) 
Liam Burns (Dundalk) 
Ollie Cahill (Sporting Fingal) 

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