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Wednesday 29 Jun 2022
Irish FA statement re: sanctions for Glentoran and Stephen Henderson

The Irish Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee has upheld a charge against Glentoran FC and former club chairman Stephen Henderson following a disciplinary hearing.

Earlier this month Mr Henderson and Glentoran were each charged by the committee with a breach of Article 17 of the Irish FA’s Articles of Association (bringing the game into disrepute) in that there had been a misrepresentation by Glentoran in relation to the status of Kerry Beattie as a professional football player.

The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned the club with a £5000 fine. Glentoran subsequently challenged the charge and the matter proceeded to a disciplinary hearing.

At the hearing the committee determined that the charges issued to Mr Henderson and Glentoran FC were proven on the balance of probabilities - and therefore their challenge was not upheld.

In respect of the charge issued to Glentoran the committee has imposed a fine of £5000.

In respect of the charge issued to Stephen Henderson, the committee determined that he will be suspended from all football related activities until 1 January 2023.