Cliffoney Celtic ejected from Super League

Cliffoney Celtic FC have been ejected from this season’s Sligo Southern Hotel Super League after failing to fulfill a league fixture against leaders Gurteen Celtic last Sunday.

Gurteen were awarded a 3-0 win after Celtic informed league officials that they were unable to fulfill the fixture.

It’s understood this is the second time this season that Cliffoney have been unable to field.

Under the league’s rules, a second failure to field results in automatic expulsion from the league.

A statement from Sligo-Leitrim & District Soccer League on Tuesday evening confirmed the news – and said  rule 45(a) would now apply:  Where a team is removed from the League all points won or lost will be zeroed. Games not played will see those teams awarded three points on a score line of 3 – 0 as will games that were played.

Cliffoney are not in the draw for the opening round of this season’s Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup.

The north Sligo club are the second club to be removed from the league mid-season.

Carrick Town were removed from the Sligo Pallets Premier League in February after having similar difficulties in fielding teams for fixtures.

Gurteen Celtic currently lead the Southern Hotel Super League by eight points, with seven league games remaining.