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Cabo Bumped Out Of First Division Playoffs After Wexford Win Appeal

Cabo Bumped Out Of First Division Playoffs After Wexford Win Appeal
By PJ Browne Updated

Galway United are in the First Division playoffs and Cabinteely are out after Wexford won an appeal regarding the eligibility of a player.

A fortnight ago, Wexford were found to have fielded an ineligible player in games against Athlone, Cabinteely, Shamrock Rovers II and Cobh. The four opponents were all awarded 3-0 victories.

However, Wexford appealed the decision, and won.

"The Football Association of Ireland has today been informed of the decision of the Independent Arbitrator to uphold the appeal of Wexford FC regarding the eligibility of a Wexford FC player," the FAI said in a statement.

"The Independent Arbitrator has ruled that the results on the field of play in the four games involving the player in question stand. Wexford FC and their opponents will now retain the points gained on the field of play from their First Division fixtures against Athlone Town, Cabinteely FC, Shamrock Rovers II and Cobh Ramblers."

The game between Wexford and Cabinteely had finished goalless. As a result, Cabinteely's points total for the season has been reduced by two and they drop from fifth to seventh in the First Division table. The alteration also moved Galway up to fifth.

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Galway will play Bray in their playoff semi-final at the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday. UCD play Longford in the other semi-final.

Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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