The FAI Board of Management have confirmed the prize fund allocation for the 2010 Airtricity League season, with the winners of the Premier Division set to receive £200,000.

In total, clubs in the Premier & First Division are set to compete for a prize fund of €911,000.

Despite a 25% reduction in budgeted wage costs at clubs, this year’s prize fund will maintain much of the increase that was made in 2009, as well as remaining 11% higher than in 2008 and 128% higher than before the FAI took over the management of the Airtricity League.

Prize money in the Airtricity League Premier Division will stand at €700,000 in 2010, while €161,000 will be allocated to Airtricity League First Division clubs. An additional €50,000 in live television money brings the total fund to €911,000.

This total does not include additional monies granted to clubs for marketing and community initiatives.

Prize fund breakdown

Premier Division

Position
1 €200,000
2 €100,000
3 €75,000
4 €60,000
5 €50,000
6 €47,000
7 €45,000
8 €42,000
9 €41,000
10 €40,000

First Division

1 €50,000
2 €20,000
3 €13,000
4 €11,000
5 €10,000
6 €9,750
7 €9,000
8 €8,500
9 €8,000
10 €7,500
11 €7,250
12 €7,000