Leading schoolboy clubs have threatened to sever their links with League Of Ireland sides in protest to the fact St Kevin’s Boy’s have been given a place in the National Under-15 league.
Early this Summer the FAI confirmed successful school boy outfit St Kevin’s had been granted a place in a new underage league, which was established due to the success of the Under-17 and Under-19 equivalents.
A host of the top underage sides had involvement in the new league via link ups with LOI sides, but Kevin’s were the only side to be given a place in the new set up for themselves.
The FAI had suggested the famous Northside club had to work toward a Bohemians link up, but that hasn’t stopped some clubs protesting.
According to the Irish Sun clubs like Belvedere, Cherry Orchard, Crumlin United, Home Farm and Malahide United have complained to the FAI after meeting together over the last number of weeks.
Indeed, they have said they will not release players to the LOI clubs they are affiliated and linked with.
The Dublin clubs have also told the Association that they will formally sever their links if St Kevin’s are allowed to compete in the new league in their own right.
Clubs in Cork and Limerick are believed to have issued similar warnings.