League of Ireland director Mark Scanlon (left) and Niall Quinn

Scanlon and Quinn launch WATCHLOI half season pass

Thrown in at the deep end could be one description of the task that Trim man Mark Scanlon was handed last month.

Appointed as the League of Ireland Director by the FAI, Scanlon certainly has all the credentials for the job.

Formerly the Regional Development Officer for Meath, he then progressed to the role of Third Level Co-ordinator and now has taken on the highest role in domestic football in what are challenging times at the moment.

Yesterday Scanlon was on hand with Niall Quinn as they launched the WATCHLOI Half-Season Pass for the 2020 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season Run-In.

"We're delighted to launch the Half-Season Pass for WATCHLOI," said Scanlon.

"WATCHLOI has been a fantastic success so far with supporters able to enjoy every match on the platform and it has also led to a greater awareness of the SSE Airtricity League in Ireland and overseas.

"We're determined to build on the success with the Half-Season Pass and we're hoping supporters will sign up for the rest of the campaign as it is the best way to support the clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It should be a really exciting end of season run-in at both the top and bottom of the table, and the Half-Season Pass offers incredible value for supporters to be able to enjoy every minute of it," he added.

Supporters will be able to watch the Premier Division 'Run-In' for €39 in Ireland and €45 for the rest of the world which works out at less than a euro per game with 50+ matches available on the platform.

The Half-Season Pass has been launched ahead of the Extra.ie FAI Cup second round weekend with six of the eight matches available.

If supporters sign up before the weekend's action, they will get the entire Extra.ie FAI Cup second round action for FREE only at watchloi.ie.

WATCHLOI has also launched FAI Gold as part of the Half-Season Pass package.

FAI Gold is a new section of the service which will have selected Republic of Ireland matches available to watch from the RTE Archive, starting with Republic of Ireland v Netherlands in 1987.

WATCHLOI revenue goes to each SSE Airtricity League club.

Supporters and other sports enthusiasts have been able to watch each Premier Division fixture and selected Extra.ie FAI Cup fixtures.

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