Warrenpoint Town escape fine and points deduction as NIFL confirm Darren Forsyth’s eligibility

Darren Forsyth
Darren Forsyth

The Northern Ireland Football League has confirmed that Warrenpoint Town will not face any penalties over striker Darren Forsyth.

NIFL said it accepted that Forsyth is not in breach of any eligibility regulations.

The Milltown club had been facing a £600 fine and five-point deduction in the Danske Bank Premiership – points earned in games that the striker played in against Ballinamallard United, Cliftonville and Glenavon.

NIFL’s announcement comes the day after the IFA Challenge Cup Committee also confirmed that Forsyth was eligible for last month’s Irish Cup win over Coleraine.

Barry Gray’s men will play Linfield in the sixth round of the competition on Saturday.

In a statement, NIFL said: “The Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) acknowledges the decision of the IFA Challenge Cup Committee in respect of the eligibility status of Warrenpoint Town player Darren Forsyth.

“The NIFL following consideration of the NIFL Premiership Rules and the relevant IFA Professional Game Player Registration Regulations and FIFA Regulations accept that the player is not in breach of any eligibility regulations.”