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Championship

STATEMENT: PLAYER ELIGIBILTY RULING (21 FEBRUARY)

21 Feb 2022
football

The NI Football League can confirm that a ruling has been made on a player eligibility case in the NIFL Championship.

The ruling related to the eligibility of Loughgall player Callum Ferris.

The case was considered by a NIFL Commission and has ruled that the player has not been registered in accordance with Rule 32(a) of the NIFL Championship Rules 2021/22.

Therefore, accordance with Rule 35(a) of the NIFL Championship Rules 2021/22 any club playing an ineligible player or players in any match under the auspices of the NIFL Championship may be fined a maximum of £250 per player for the first offence and £25 for subsequent offences involving the same player. In addition, should the match(es) in question result in a win for the offending team, or end in a draw, then such points shall be forfeited by the offending club and its opponents awarded three points in respect of that match and a score line of 3-0 recorded in its favour.

The following NIFL Championship matches have been impacted:

  • 15 January 2022 – Dergview 1-1 Loughgall
  • 22 January 2022 – Dundela 0-0 Loughgall
  • 25 January 2022 – Annagh United 1-3 Loughgall

The above points to Loughgall shall be forfeited and opponents awarded three points in respect of that match and a score line of 3-0 recorded in its favour, furthermore the club has been fined £300.