Live

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Repeat: Off The Ball
Galway replace Cabinteely in p...
Soccer

Galway replace Cabinteely in playoffs after Wexford win appeal

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

17:11 29 Oct 2020

Galway United have been handed a last-minute place in the First Division playoffs after Wexford had an appeal over a player's eligibility upheld.

Earlier this month, Wexford were found guilty by the FAI's Appeal Committee of fielding an ineligible player (Ola Adeyemo) in four First Division games.

Those matches were subsequently awarded as 3-0 wins for the respective opponents - Athlone Town, Cabinteely, Shamrock Rovers II and Cobh Ramblers.

Wexford said at the time that they were "astounded" by the judgement. They claimed the eligibility mix-up was down to an administrative error on the FAI's behalf.

When the regular season finished on Tuesday night, Cabinteely's points total handed them 5th place and the last of the places in the playoffs.

Galway's final night 2-2 draw with UCD saw them miss out.

An Independent Arbitrator heard Wexford's case on Wednesday morning, and ruled in their favour, reinstating the original results of the four games.

That means Galway leapfrog Cabinteely into 5th place in the First Division, and John Caulfield's side will play Bray Wanderers in Saturday's semi-final.

The other game will pit UCD against Longford Town.

FAI statement: 

The Football Association of Ireland has today been informed of the decision of the Independent Arbitrator to uphold the appeal of Wexford FC regarding the eligibility of a Wexford FC player. 

The Independent Arbitrator has ruled that the results on the field of play in the four games involving the player in question stand. Wexford FC and their opponents will now retain the points gained on the field of play from their First Division fixtures against Athlone Town, Cabinteely FC, Shamrock Rovers II and Cobh Ramblers.

Galway United will now play Bray Wanderers in the First Division Play-Off Semi-Final on Saturday.

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Cabinteely First Division Galway United John Caulfield SSE Airtricity First Division Wexford

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Up next

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Off The Bench

Off The Bench

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on