The Waterford and District League committee have removed Carrick United from the Premier League Ardagh Cup competition for the next two years and they have also fined the club a total of €500.
Their decision follows the decision of the Carrick club not to play this season’s final against St Saviours. As documented in this newspaper last week, the Carrick club, who were crowned Premier League champions for the 8th time in eleven seasons a few weeks ago, claimed they did not receive sufficient notice of the final date, and they also stated that they would be unable to field a team due to the fact that a number of their players were attending a stag weekend which was organised to mark the up-coming wedding of one of their star players.
The Waterford and District League committee also decided to award the Ardagh Cup to the St Saviours club. During the dispute leading up to the final date which was set for Sunday, May 23rd, the Carrick club also made it known that religious ceremonies involving children of club members were also taking place on that weekend.
They have the right to appeal the decision to the Munster Football Association.