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IFA Appeals Committee’s Institute decision was vitiated by procedural impropriety- fairness demands it is quashed

IFA Appeals Committee’s Institute decision was vitiated by procedural impropriety- fairness demands it is quashed

The decision to automatically relegate Institute, when the club were capable of avoiding relegation across their remaining games, is hardly something any right thinking person would hold up as sporting integrity. The club were right to challenge the decision, and the manner in which it was made. There are many meritorious points in their favour, […]

Heading for Arbitration- The Amateur League football dispute explained

Heading for Arbitration- The Amateur League football dispute explained

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI There has been much discussion around the ongoing dispute between the Northern Amateur Football League (NAFL)  and Donaghadee Football Club in relation to the conclusion of season 2019/20. A significant amount of this discussion is uninformed, and fundamentally misunderstands the issues in dispute. Therefore, this article seeks to provide a simple […]

ANALYSIS: Questions over IFA Appeals Panel impartiality as absurd NAFL decision set to be appealed

ANALYSIS: Questions over IFA Appeals Panel impartiality as absurd NAFL decision set to be appealed

By Jamie Bryson The ‘independent’ IFA Appeals Panel decision, issued some 13 weeks after it was lodged, is one of the most irrational and legally unintelligible decisions that you are ever likely to see rendered by any quasi-judicial appeals panel. The author, Adam Wood, with which the other two (unknown) panel members apparently agree, quite […]

The Herald’s ridiculous article attacking Rangers and Linfield should not go unchallenged

The Herald’s ridiculous article attacking Rangers and Linfield should not go unchallenged

@JamieBrysonCPNI Editor@UnionistVoice.com The Herald piece begins with the assertion the 2020/21 Linfield away kit resembles a UVF 1912 flag. That organisation later went on to fight in the First World War as the 36th Ulster Division. They weren’t a ‘terrorist’ organisation, either in law or in reality. Notwithstanding this, the writer brazenly continues to describe […]

A cabal of chaos- Amateur Football descends into a farce

A cabal of chaos- Amateur Football descends into a farce

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI Amateur Football in Northern Ireland has descended into a farce. A long reigning cabal of chaos has presided over a procedurally incompetent process which has subverted all rules and procedures, and disproportionately disadvantaged clubs with something to gain or lose. The Northern Amateur Football League (NAFL) kick started a campaign to […]

FEATURE: East Belfast FC- A big family combining sporting success with building a strong community

East Belfast FC secured a historic third Steel and Sons Cup with a convincing 3-0 win over local rivals Sirocco Works in the prestigious Christmas Day final. The club had previously secured the trophy in the 1954-55 season with a 5-0 over Dundela at Grosvenor Park and again in 1992 under the management of Jim […]

EXCLUSIVE: Cliftonville’s Ryan Catney ‘likes’ social media posts praising INLA terror gang

Cliftonville player Ryan Catney took to a pro-dissident republican Facebook page to endorse the murderous actions of the INLA. The page, named ‘South Down Republicans’, posted a ‘tribute’ on 27 December 2018 to the ‘volunteers’ of a so-called INLA ‘active service unit’ who were responsible for the murder of loyalist prisoner Billy Wright in the […]

SPORT: East Belfast FC secure their place in Christmas Day’s Toals Steele and Sons Cup final

SPORT: East Belfast FC secure their place in Christmas Day’s Toals Steele and Sons Cup final

East Belfast FC progressed to the Steele and Sons Cup final after a historic victory at Seaview last night. A Danny McKee goal late in the game was enough to see Stephen Matthew’s NAFL Premier Division side book their place in the showpiece final on Christmas Day. On a cold night at Seaview over 1,000 […]

NEWS: East Belfast FC requests that Unionist parties support a political declaration condemning demolition of their community hub

NEWS: East Belfast FC requests that Unionist parties support a political declaration condemning demolition of their community hub

East Belfast Football Club have released a statement in the wake of last weeks invasion of their football club by masked men. The statement calls on unionist elected representatives to indicate their support for a political declaration which slams the actions of Belfast City Council, reaffirms that no unionist political representatives were consulted about the plans […]

WATCH: East Belfast FC protest against the invasion of their sporting club by masked men

WATCH: East Belfast FC protest against the invasion of their sporting club by masked men

On Saturday East Belfast FC organised a protest in response to masked men, aided by the PSNI, invading their facilities in order to demolish a children’s community hub, earmarked for mental health provision and educational workshops for the local community. The appalling actions of Belfast City Council has drawn anger from right across the local […]

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