BRENDAN O'BRIEN: FAI need not look far for a template of change

What a difference a day made this week.

Tuesday gave us light and transparency and a painstaking earnestness on the part of the Olympic Federation of Ireland to open their doors to the public.

Less than 24 hours later, we were back in the Dark Ages as the Football Association of Ireland filibustered its way through eight hours of parliamentary business in Kildare Street.

There was one point during Wednesday’s interminable and inglorious proceedings when it was put to the FAI that they could do worse than follow the path taken by what used to be the Olympic Council of Ireland for whom the name change on their headed notepaper has been just one among a catalogue of moves which have consigned the Pat Hickey era to the distant past.

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