GOAL chief John O’Shea in court battle to control charity via @independent_ie.

JOHN O’SHEA has set up a dramatic legal showdown with those he appointed to help run the charity he founded, as he battles to remain in control of GOAL.

He is now locked in a bitter battle with the board to save his €100,000-a-year job at the head of the overseas aid body.

The acrimony that has dogged the organisation for months was laid bare at the High Court yesterday, as Mr O’Shea claimed there was a “concerted effort” to remove him from his position. ..