Shelbourne coach and former Ireland international Alan Quinn suspended for breaching betting rules
Shelbourne first team coach Alan Quinn has been suspended from all football-related activity with immediate effect for four months.
The news was announced on the League of Ireland website this morning via the following statement.
"Alan Quinn, Men’s First Team Coach at Shelbourne FC, has been suspended from all football-related activity with immediate effect for a period of four months for breaching the FAI Disciplinary Regulations relating to betting.
Quinn was found to have breached Section 7.4, Regulation 3 (Betting/Gambling) of the FAI Disciplinary Regulations. These breaches are connected to 18 League of Ireland games between 5 August 2022 and 5 May 2023 and the sanction was imposed by an Independent Disciplinary Committee following a personal hearing.
The FAI acknowledges the decision of the Independent Disciplinary Committee and would like to remind all individuals involved in football of the importance of adhering to the FAI Disciplinary Regulations relating to betting. All individuals involved in football are urged to familiarise themselves with these regulations as set out in the FAI Governance Handbook and are encouraged to reach out to the FAI for additional information if they wish.
Please note the decision of the Independent Disciplinary Committee may be appealed."
Quinn played for Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland, Sheffield United and Ipswich Town as a player, while he also earned eight caps for Ireland between 2003 and 2007.
The 44-year-old, who joined Shelbourne in 2022 as part of Damien Duff's backroom team, is still able to appeal the ban.
Shelbourne drew 1-1 with Derry City in the League of Ireland on Friday night, and remain in sixth in the table, four points behind local rivals Bohemians in fifth.
The news comes just a day after Turkish media mogul Acun Ilicali gave his first press conference as Shelbourne's new owner in which he defended the 'multi-club model,' while insisting he wouldn't impose a style of play on team manager Damien Duff.
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