Commenting on the recent change at the top of the IFA, Minister for Sport, Edwin Poots MLA said:
“I acknowledge the important role the outgoing president Jim Boyce has played in steering the Irish Football Association through a challenging period of change. His standing in the international football community has been of immense benefit to Northern Ireland and has resulted in some of the most prestigious soccer teams in the world travelling to Windsor Park.
“I am delighted that Jim will continue to serve as honorary president of the IFA. I congratulate Raymond Kennedy on his appointment as president and look forward to working with him and his new top team.”