NEWRY City Football Club Limited’s membership of the Irish FA has been terminated.
The move was taken following an Association board meeting on Thursday night.
It has been confirmed that the club’s directors will not appeal the winding up order placed on the club by the High Court in Belfast last week.
Thursday night’s decision means all results from games involving teams under the direct control of Newry City FC will be expunged.
An IFA statement added yesterday: “All registered players of Newry City FC have had their registration unilaterally terminated by the Association (effective from 31 May 2012) and all players are immediately available for registration as amateur players for any club that participates in a purely amateur league.
“All players will be unable to register for a club who play in a professional league until 1 January 2013, with players also unable to play in the Irish Cup or the Intermediate Cup, which are subject to the professional game regulations, until 1 January 2013.
“The Association will continue to work with all the various stakeholders, including MLAs, in the City of Newry and its surrounding areas to promote the game of football and will provide assistance and guidance in any way that it can to support any plans that may be put in place.”
Interested parties met at Newry’s Showgrounds home on Thursday night to discuss long-term options for the club.
Local political MLAs and Newry City Council representatives held talks with supporters.