This week, Larne Football Club was made aware of an issue with the registration of Caolan Donnelly.
The player made an appearance as a substitute in our win against Limavady United in the BetMcLean League Cup.
The Club carried out a swift investigation and compiled the facts of the matter. Once the investigation was complete, the Club informed NIFL and the IFA of the issue and invited them to make their own investigations.
No other club has made a protest regarding the player’s registration. Larne Football Club decided to act with candour at the earliest opportunity in an attempt to limit any disruption to the competition.
Unfortunately, NIFL has decided to dismiss Larne Football Club from the BetMcLean League Cup and impose a £250 fine.
Larne Football Club intends to appeal the decision. Supporters will appreciate that in order to prevent any prejudice to the appeals process, we cannot discuss the bases for our appeal. However, rest assured, the Club will put its case as clearly and as strongly as possible.