John Earley, the FAI board member who this week resigned from his position, has told RTÉ Sport that a combination of recent events during the FAI Governance Review and the failure to address his concerns, particularly those relating to Schoolboy Football, had prompted his decision.

Mr Earley, who was chair of the Underage Committee, said that he was left with no other option but to resign.

However, in order to respect board confidentiality he had no further comment to make at this time.

The FAI Governance Review, a joint partnership between Sport Ireland and the FAI, is due to be published online tomorrow at 11am. 

Earley who continues as chairman of the SFAI, the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland, becomes the fourth person to leave the Board in recent months with Honorary Secretary Michael Cody and Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray stepping down in April.

Former chief executive John Delaney left the Board as part of the switch to becoming Executive Vice President in March.

The FAI board has now been reduced to seven people, just enough to reach the quorum necessary for a meeting to take place.

The Governance Review Group Report will be launched at noon tomorrow and the Chairperson of the Group, Aidan Horan along with FAI President Donal Conway and Sport Ireland Chairperson Kieran Mulvey are expected to address the media.