Kerry CEO and shareholder Brian Ainscough steps down to ‘pursue other interests’

Kerry have stressed they will continue to ‘operate as normal’ despite the news that their CEO and shareholder Brian Ainscough has stepped away from the club.

Ainscough was appointed as the Kingdom’s CEO last year after they were awarded their first League of Ireland license.

And while he was instrumental in helping the club get their feet on the ground this year, he has decided to step away to ‘pursue other interests’.

But Kerry have stressed that the remaining shareholders at the club are committed to ‘providing League of Ireland football to the people of Kerry’.

A statement read: “Kerry Football Club can confirm that Brian Ainscough has stepped down as CEO of Kerry FC to pursue other interests.

“Ainscough was a shareholder in Kerry Football Club. 

“The remaining shareholders are fully committed to providing League of Ireland football to the people of Kerry, including our US-based investors.

“Kerry FC would like to thank Brian Ainscough for his participation and efforts in the Kerry FC project and we wish him well in his new venture.

“We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our supporters that Kerry Football Club will continue to operate as normal and we are looking forward to a successful season in 2024 and beyond.”