The chairman of the Kerry Athletics organisation says politicians shouldn’t use the fallout from the Rio ticket touting affair to cut sports funding.
Martin Fitzgerald says the matter’s been disheartening for volunteers and athletes.
But he says no one’s been found guilty and that everyone is entitled to due process.
Mr Fitzgerald is concerned that the controversy, that’s embroiled the Olympic Council of Ireland, might damage sports funding.
He says British athletes’ great success in the Olympics was due to investment from lottery funds dating back to the 1990s.
Martin Fitzgerald says it’s an example we should follow.
He’s making this plea to politicians: