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Swilly Rovers to appeal sanctions over alleged racism incident in SFAI Cup tie

Published 14/03/2014 | 02:30

Football manager Wayne Thorne woke from his coma after hearing of his team's win
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SWILLY ROVERS are set to lodge an appeal after being heavily sanctioned by the Schoolboys' Football Association of Ireland (SFAI) over an alleged racial incident at a game in Swilly Park.

The Ramelton-based club attended a hearing with the SFAI on Wednesday to answer an allegation that a player from Castlebar Celtic was the subject of 'chants of a racial nature' from a section of the attendance at an U-15 SFAI Cup game on March 1.

Yesterday the club was informed that it had been fined €1,000. The club has also been ordered to play future games in this season's SFAI Cup competitions (including the U-15 quarter-final against Kingdom Boys from Kerry) at a neutral venue and to undertake an FAI inter-cultural racism programme.

However, Swilly are vehemently contesting the allegation, and a hastily-arranged meeting last night was expected to confirm that an appeal will be lodged with the FAI.

The investigation was launched by the SFAI on foot of a complaint by Mayo Intercultural Action, who made FAI intercultural programme co-ordinator Des Tomlinson aware of the claims.

Irish Independent

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