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Former Glentoran chairman Stephen Henderson banned from football for six months by Irish FA

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Former Glentoran chairman Stephen Henderson

Former Glentoran chairman Stephen Henderson

Former Glentoran chairman Stephen Henderson

Former Glentoran chairman Stephen Henderson has been suspended from football for six months by the Irish Football Association.

It is understood that Henderson has until the close of business today to appeal the decision.

Last month Glentoran were fined £5,000 by the IFA and Henderson, still a director at The Oval after stepping down as chairman in May, was charged with bringing the game into disrepute.

It is understood the fine and charge related to the transfer of Kerry Beattie from the Glentoran Women’s team to Glasgow City earlier this year.

Under IFA rules, the fine and charge could be challenged and, when that happened, the IFA Disciplinary Committee suspended Henderson from football for six months and the £5000 fine for Glentoran stood.

Essentially it means that Henderson cannot participate in any type of football as an administrator, represent Glentoran or attend IFA Council meetings until January 2023.

Ironically, at last Monday’s IFA AGM, sources say Henderson was re-elected on to the Irish Cup committee.

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Henderson was informed later that week he had received a six month suspension from the IFA Disciplinary Committee meaning he won’t be able to sit on any football related committees unless he appeals and wins that appeal with the IFA Appeals Committee.


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