Today is a sad day in the League of Ireland as Premier Division side Bray Wanderers seem to be in big financial troubles, and there is a chance the club may not survive.
A tweet from the PFAI (Players Union) said that ‘This morning the players at Bray Wanderers have been advised money only to cover next week & they can all speak to new clubs about leaving.’
This morning the players at @BrayWanderers have been advised money only to cover next week & they can all speak to new clubs about leaving.
— PFA Ireland (@PFAIOfficial) July 2, 2017
Bray Wanderers did however sell star man Dylan Connolly to Dundalk for €35k and importantly with a percentage of the sell on price if the winger does get sold out of Dundalk in the future.
Bray Wanderers also released the below worrying statement on Friday during their fixture with Dundalk signed by their chairman Denis O’Connor.
“Apart from our season ticket holders we estimate that our average home support base is somewhere along the lines of Adult 125/165 and Concession 90/120.
“This tells us that the support base is just not there!
“Apart from the poor gate receipts the Club is not supported to any large extent by local advertising and sponsorship.
“We are not allowed use The Carlisle grounds to generate revenue – it can only be used for Soccer and Rugby League purposes.
“It is just not viable to continue to run a club at the level expected by fans without the proper support.
“A huge effort has been put into the club by many volunteers in the past few years/Harry has done a great job with the senior squad and substantial funds have been put in to support this effort for which we are grateful.
“But what is the point if we cannot get the minimum financial and supporter base which a great club like this deserves?”
More to follow on the situation over the next few days.