MFA say they remain committed to League of Ireland football at the Cross

The Munster Football association say they remain committed to League of Ireland football at Turner’s Cross

It’s after Grovemoor Limited, who are owned by billionaire Trevor Hemmings the owner of Preston North End, decided not to proceed with their purchase option for the club after failing to reach an agreement with the MFA over a long term lease.
THE MFA released a statement last night saying they are available to discuss this with all interested parties.
“The Munster Football Association notes the decision of Grovemoor Ltd not to proceed with its purchase of Cork City Football Club.
“The Munster Football Association remains committed to the future of League of Ireland football at Turner’s Cross and we are available to discuss this with all interested parties.

“The Munster Football Association will be making no further comment at this time.”

Cork City in a statement yesterday said they may have to play their games away from the Cross if they cannot secure a rent reduction for next season, with the club likely to be fully amateur next season following Grovemoor’s withdrawal.
City’s statement reads:

“Grovemoor Ltd has informed the Board of Management that due to being unable to agree terms on a lease agreement with the Munster Football Association (MFA), Grovemoor Ltd will not be proceeding with their option to purchase Cork City Football Club at this time.

“Friends of the Rebel Army Society Ltd (FORAS) will now be proceeding with our own plans for 2021 and implementing a budget which will give us a stable and sustainable team for the 2021 football season. We can confirm that FORAS has lodged a license application in accordance with the deadlines laid out by the Licensing Department and we remain in constant contact with the FAI with regards our the status of our application. We may seek to negotiate reduced rates with the MFA for Turner’s Cross in line with our budget, which if unsuccessful will result in us exploring alternative venues for playing behind-closed-doors for next season.

“The Board will not be making further comment at this time but will send a full update to our members on our plans, for Tuesday, December 22nd.”

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