With the League of Ireland season beginning just next week, the FAI today confirmed that every club has been given a licence to compete in the upcoming league campaigns.
The Independent Club Licensing Committee of the FAI awards the licences with 16 Premier Division and four First Division licences awarded for the 2018 season.
Athlone Town, Bohemians, Bray Wanderers, Cork City, Derry City, Drogheda United, Dundalk, Finn Harps, Galway United, Limerick, Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Sligo Rovers, St Patrick's Athletic and Waterford.
Cabinteely, Cobh Ramblers, UCD and Wexford FC.
There is a huge amount of work that club officials and volunteers have to put in to develop and finalise their licence so you can excuse maybe the large number of ‘pat on the back’ tweets on the go today. Here is a selection from across the league clubs:
Premier Division License #CCFC84— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) February 6, 2018
#GUFC have been awarded a Premier Division licence for 2018.— Galway United (@GalwayUnitedFC) February 6, 2018
A big thank you to our office manager Mike Daly for all his hard work over the last few months.
#Bohs can confirm that we have received a 2018 Premier Division licence. As always, thank you to Lynn O'Neill for all her efforts.— Bohemian FC (@bfcdublin) February 6, 2018
We are delighted to confirm that Waterford FC have been awarded with a Premier Division License for 2018. Big thank you to Barry, Chris, Tony and Karen for all their hard work on the application. #Blues— Waterford FC (@WaterfordFCie) February 6, 2018
GAME ON: We are delighted to announce that we have received our first division licence for the 2018 season— Wexford FC (@WexfordFC) February 6, 2018
We have been awarded a Premier Division Licence for 2018. Thanks to everyone for their hard work behind the scenes! https://t.co/sZM2HoCFYV— Longford Town FC (@LongfordTownFC) February 6, 2018
We've been awarded a Premier Division licence for the 2018 which is a testament to the continued good work around the Club by many individuals.— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) February 6, 2018