Newry punished over ineligible player against Institute

Newry City boss Pat McGibbon
Newry City boss Pat McGibbon is aiming for an immediate return to the Premiership

Newry City have been deducted three points after fielding an ineligible player in a Championship One match against Institute in August.

City won the Showgrounds game 2-0 but second-half substitute Don Tierney had not received international clearance after signing from Monaghan.

The IFA's Championship Management Committee has changed the result to a 3-0 win for Institute.

Newry have slipped a place to third while Institute move up to fifth.

City were relegated from the Carling Premiership last season.

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