FAI confirm death of Louis Kilcoyne

Updated: April 1, 2012

The FAI has confirmed the death of former president of the association Louis Kilcoyne.

Kilcoyne presided over the FAI from 1994 to 1996 as well as serving as vice-president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and also worked with FIFA.

Kilcoyne was also involved in the League of Ireland, representing Cork City and Shamrock Rovers on the FAI Council.

He will primarily be remembered in the league for his ill-fated tenure as owner of Shamrock Rovers, where along with his brothers Paddy and Barton his decision to sell Glenmalure Park overshadowed any successes during his time at the club.

Confirming the news, chief executive of the FAI John Delaney told RTE, “Louis was always involved in football from his earliest days at Breffni United through to national and international level.”

“My thoughts and prayers at this time are with his wife Theresa, his son Giles, daughter Jane, and all other family members.”

Respects will be paid at the upcoming international friendly with Bosnia at the Aviva Stadium.

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