IRISH LEAGUE: Warrenpoint Town voice ‘shock’ as Carrick Rangers escape ban

Gary Haveron
Gary Haveron

Warrenpoint Town have hit out at the IFA ruling that saved Carrick Rangers from the drop – while confirming the Milltown club’s relegation from the Danske Bank Premiership.

It was revealed on Wednesday night that Carrick would not be punished after boss Gary Haveron inadvertently failed to serve a touchline ban.

Haveron did sit out a three-game suspension but was in the dugout for Rangers’ match against Dungannon Swifts on 23 April when he should not have been.

The IFA committee said it would “exercise its discretion” in the matter.

On Thursday Warrenpoint voiced their “shock” at the decision.

In a statement the Milltown club said: “We are shocked that the IFA having found Carrick guilty failed to implement the requisite admonishment as per established rules.

“The board will be meeting soon to discuss further this matter and the complaint we formally raised surrounding eligibility which is in abeyance.”