Kilmacrennan Celtic have been crowned Donegal League Premier Division champions after the Ulster FA upheld their recent appeal against a three-point deduction.
The destination of the Donegal League Premier Division title had remained up the air for the past number of weeks with both Kilmac and Cappry Rovers claiming victory.
Kilmacrennan had been docked points by the Donegal League’s disciplinary committee after the fielding of an illegal player against Cranford back on August 9.
Cranford lodged a compliant with the Donegal League and the deduction allowed Cappry Rovers to leapfrog Celtic and into first place.
However, the row rumbled on with Kilmac taking their case to the Ulster FA Disciplinary Committee. And that push to the provincial body has resulted in those previous points being reinstated.
A Donegal Junior League statement released today reads: “We have just been informed by the UFA that the Appeal of Kilmacrennan Celtic regarding the playing of one of their players in a League Match has been upheld.
“Therefore the result of their match against Cranford United stands as on the day and Kilmacrennan Celtic will not be deducted the points as previously decided by the Donegal League Disciplinary Committee.
“Taking this into account Kilmacrennan Celtic are the Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Champions 2019/2020 with a total of 43 points.”