Portadown's Tim Mouncey is banned after Facebook post
Portadown midfielder Tim Mouncey will miss the first match of next season after being deemed to have breached the Irish FA's Social Media Code.
Mouncey has been handed a one-match suspension and a £100 fine in relation to a Facebook post back in April which followed his team mate Chris Casement's initial unsuccessful appeal against an alleged headbutting offence.
In the post he slammed the linesman who had insisted that he saw Casement headbutt Dungannon Swift's Terry Fitzpatrick during a Danske Bank Premiership match against Dungannon Swifts in March, branding him an 'absolute disgrace' and also claiming that the issue was 'an embarrassment to Irish League football.'
Although Casement later was cleared of headbutting in a further appeal, Mouncey was still found guilty under Article 16 of the IFA Disciplinary Code.
Casement was facing a potential six-match ban for the offence, which would have ruled him out of the Ports' Irish Cup final meeting with Glentoran, but that was scrubbed after the second appeal.
Portadown manager Ronnie McFall has also received a warning for the comments he made about the officials after the Glens beat them in the Irish Cup decider with a goal seconds after Michael Gault appeared to be fouled.