During his keynote address at last evening’s Fermanagh and Western League AGM chairman Neil Jardine said poor administration was still proving costly for some member clubs.
Last season registration irregularities resulted in Enniskillen Athletc being heavily fined and deducted a total of 19 points which ultimately cost them promotion to Division Two.
Jardine said the league had been accused of conducting a witch hunt when he said the reality was Athletic had been gulity of “pure bad administration.”
“The controversy came about because of one legitimate protest which opened a can of worms when the management committee checked records,” he said.
“Thankfully Athletic have now addressed that.
“But that’s just one example. It’s sad to report that £350 has already been levied at clubs before a ball has been kicked next season because of teams not getting entries in on time.
“It’s not acceptable and it’s a real bug bearer for the league that this comes up again and again.”
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