Players from top LOI Premier Division club arrested in match-fixing investigation

A current player from a prominent Premier Division club in the League of Ireland was taken into custody yesterday as part of a Garda inquiry into alleged match-fixing.

en Men – ranging in age from 20 to 60 – have been arrested in a series of dawn raids, the latest development in an investigation that really got underway in 2019.

Seven of those contingents have played in the League of Ireland but five are no longer active at that level.

However, a Premier Division player and a First Division player are embroiled in an investigation focused on a club’s historical activities.

This is believed to date back to 2016, with betting patterns studied across a number of different markets.

It’s unclear if the players in question will be involved in games in the coming days.

Last night five of the 10 men were released without charge and the Gardaí will prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The FAI released a statement saying it had taken note of the latest developments in the investigation launched by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB).

“The FAI, together with UEFA, remains a zero
Tolerance policy on match-fixing,” the statement said.

“As this is now a legal matter, we will have no further comment.” Players from top LOI Premier Division club arrested in match-fixing investigation

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