26/09/2002

Glentoran hit by 12-point league deduction

Irish league side Glentoran have been deducted 12 points and fined £7,000 following a mix-up over the registration of new signing Andy Kilmartin.

The ruling was made by the Irish League Rules and Revision Committee on Wednesday evening.

The east Belfast side are set to appeal the decision despite admitting they made an administrative error following the acquisition of the former Celtic player in the summer.

Kilmartin played in four league games for the club following his summer signing. As a result all 12-points gained from those matches will be transferred to the opposing clubs and registered as 1-0 victories to those sides.

The club have also been booted out of the CIS League Cup and could face action from Uefa after the player played in a European tie against Wisla Krakow in August shortly after he came to the Oval.

Roy Coyle's side now sit bottom of the league with zero points as a result of the ruling.

(MB)

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