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F&W to meet after Town appeal upheld in part

THE management committee of the Fermanagh and Western League will meet tonight (Tuesday) after the IFA Appeals Board upheld in part  an appeal by Division One club, Enniskillen Town United.

On Monday evening the Appeals Board upheld Town’s objection that league office bearers had been allowed a vote in making the original decision to end the local football season with promotion and no relegation back in May.

The Appeals Board had no issue with any other aspect of the process or the options that had been presented to clubs.

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They have asked the Fermanagh and Western to revisit their decision and a zoom meeting of the management committee was swiftly convened.

It would seem that there are two options available to the league governing body.

The most obvious would be to disregard the original votes of the office bearers and recount those that had been lodged by the 31 member clubs only. The other option would be to simply ask the clubs to vote again.

Town claimed that the governing body had operated outside the rule book and in lodging their appeal were aiming to have the season declared null and void. Were they to achieve that goal Tummery Athletic would be denied a historic first ever Mercer League title while Enniskillen Athletic, Mountfield, Enniskillen Galaxy, Orchard Farm and Derrychara United would miss out on promotion. 

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