The chairman of the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland has resigned from the FAI board citing "events during the ongoing governance review, and the failure to address concerns".

John Earley had been on the board for four years and also resigned from his role as the FAI's underage committee chair.

A statement read: "With up to 120,000 young players under the umbrella of the SFAI, my role as Chairman is, and has always been, to try and provide them with the best environment to play the game we all love.

"However, a combination of recent events during the ongoing governance review, and the failure to address my concerns at board level, has left me with no other option but to resign."

The FAI confirmed the resignation and wished Mr Earley well.

A number of governance issues in the association are currently under review with recommendations due to be published shortly.