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Poots and Ni Chuilin solo runs suggest Executive not working as a team

Ralph Hewitt


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Caral Ni Chuilin

Caral Ni Chuilin

Caral Ni Chuilin

Friday night's match between Coleraine and Ballymena United turned into a political football and left plenty of questions about how united the Executive really is in the fight against Covid-19.

A mere 90 minutes before kick-off, Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry was told that Sinn Fein Communities Minister Caral Ni Chuilin had instructed that all elite sport must be played without fans during the four-week lockdown.

After weeks of planning the safe entry of supporters into the Danske Bank Premiership fixture, those at The Showgrounds were suddenly thrown into total confusion.