Limerick FC handed 26 point deduction

The Independent Club Licensing Committee have handed down a 26 point deduction to Limerick FC after the club entered examinership just under two months ago.

The 26 point deduction will apply to 2019 and affect last year’s league standings, which will now show Limerick FC as finishing tenth and bottom of the Airtricity League First Division table.

On the pitch, the club were in contention for a promotion play-off place until the beginning of August and finished the season in sixth place on 36 points. However, today’s ruling means the Shannonsiders efforts were in vain as they drop below Wexford FC to prop up the table in the history books with ten points.

The last 18 months have been extremely difficult for the Super Blues with match-fixing allegations and financial problems plaguing the club. Also, the club faced a backlash following their inability to aid the treatment of Sean Russell, who received a serious injury when playing for the club against Athlone Town.

Many cite the club’s relegation from the Premier Division as the start of the decline but in truth, financial problems were well in existence before then which saw the release of up to 10 professional players and a return to an amateur set-up.

Limerick FC have been relatively inactive on social media all season and no statement on the recent points deduction has been forthcoming from an official club source.

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