FAI close Bray Wanderers match-fixing investigation due to 'insufficient evidence'

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The Carlisle Grounds. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

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The FAI have concluded an investigation into alleged match-fixing at Bray Wanderers during a 2017 friendly with Waterford at the Carlisle Grounds.

 

The game, which took place on September 8th, finished 5-0 to the Blues and five days later the association announced it had opened an investigation.

 

An Garda Siochana was notified, and Gardaí spoke to members of the Bray squad at a training session later that month but no further action was taken.

 

Following five months of deliberation, the association has announced it has closed its investigation after finding “insufficient evidence to bring any charges in relation to any breaches of FAI rules.”

 

FAI Statement on Bray Wanderers FC investigation:

 

The Football Association of Ireland has concluded its investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the friendly match between Bray Wanderers FC and Waterford FC on Friday, September 8 at the Carlisle Grounds.

 

The investigation, which was conducted in addition with an investigation run by An Garda Siochana, has found there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges in relation to any breaches of FAI rules.

 

The FAI has a zero tolerance policy to match-fixing.