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Thursday 27 Jan 2022
Challenge Cup Committee dismisses Dundela from Irish Cup

Dundela FC have been dismissed from this season’s Samuel Gelston’s Whiskey Irish Cup for fielding an ineligible player in round one of the competition. 

Ards FC, who were defeated 3-2 by the east Belfast team in the first round on 8 January, lodged a letter of protest with the committee regarding the eligibility of Dundela player David Fearon for the game.

After considering documentation received from both NIFL Championship clubs, the committee decided that the protest should be upheld and agreed that Ards be reinstated to the competition to play Newry City in round two on Saturday 5 February in accordance with Rule 2 of the Challenge Cup Rules.