The Board of Management have become aware that a group of Cork business people have released a statement to the press, stating that they had made a donation towards the wages of Steven Beattie, who had recently resigned for Cork City FC.
The board would like to make it clear that any contractual arrangement between Steven Beattie and Cork City Football Club is being fully funded by Cork City FC and not any third party. The club had no hand, nor part to play in this this arrangement. Any arrangement for additional part-time employment is a matter for individual players.
The Board are also disappointed that this group has chosen to use the signing of a player as a publicity stunt to place pressure on the Board of Management. Since the ratification of the call option agreement with Grovemoor Ltd., we have made clear to this group on multiple occasions that we have a contractual arrangement with Grovemoor Ltd., and we will be conducting our business in the proper manner by seeing out that arrangement.