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Athlone Town hit with FAI fine for failing to fulfill clash with Waterford

The First Divison club have been disciplined.

ATHLONE TOWN HAVE been fined €1,000 by the FAI after they failed to fulfill a fixture against Waterford United last weekend.

The First Division club have had an additional €4,000 fine suspended, but that figure will be payable if Athlone fail to fulfill another competitive fixture this month.

Adam Kelly Athlone failed to fulfill their clash with Waterford. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

A statement from the FAI’s disciplinary committee this evening also confirmed that Waterford have been awarded a 3-0 result for the match Athlone failed to fulfill on Friday 3 June.

As a further punishment for Athlone, the next game between the sides on Friday 5 August – which was set to in Athlone – will instead be played at Waterford’s Regional Sports Centre and the south eastern club will be allowed to retain all gate receipts from the fixture.

The FAI statement also confirmed that the governing body has “ordered an independent review of Athlone Town in which an independent person will meet with all of the relevant stakeholders of Athlone Town to discuss and support the long-term future of the club, and this is an ongoing process.”

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