Donegal sporting legend Packie Bonner believes Celtic ought to contemplate taking on a League of Eire membership as a feeder operation.
The previous Celtic goalkeeper made the feedback on the membership’s official podcast forward of their journey to Dublin to face Wolves on Saturday.
The Burtonport man, one in every of Celtic’s best-known stars, mentioned the membership ought to contemplate taking full management of an Irish membership.
Bonner mentioned he has talked about the thought to Dermot Desmond, who has personally entered into the Irish market to purchase a 25% share of Shamrock Rovers.
Nevertheless, Bonner – an unbiased member of the FAI board – feels Celtic ought to do their very own factor by bringing a complete membership underneath their wing.
“I’ve been speaking to Dermot Desmond a couple of instances I discussed that we should always have a membership over there. We should always have a membership within the League of Eire and run the entire thing,” he instructed Celtic View.
“That will probably be beautiful – a feeder membership. Man Metropolis do it everywhere in the world, why can we not do it? I do know we’ve acquired a reference to Shamrock Rovers by way of what Dermot Desmond’s doing.
“However, purchase your individual membership, that may be unbelievable, wouldn’t it? The membership is particular. It’s acquired that reference to Eire that’ll by no means change.”
The multi-club mannequin has been a speaking level in Irish soccer throughout the previous 12 months with a Fleetwood takeover of Waterford and the Turkish homeowners of Hull Metropolis shopping for Shelbourne.
The obvious hyperlink can be Finn Harps and their lengthy reference to Celtic.
Packie Bonner says Celtic ought to take over Irish membership as feeder operation was final modified: July twenty fifth, 2023 by